The Locrian Players present music from the past decade. The repertoire that their curators find is always a fascinating listen and often includes several premieres. Check them out (for free) on Friday.
Friday, August 26 at 8PM
- Derek Bermel A Short History of the Universe
- Martin Suckling Visiones after Goya**
- Elliott Carter Figment IV
- Royden Tze Starscape***
- Jonathan Dawe Silent like the Snow
- Julian Grant Know Thy Kings and Queens
- Louis Conti Ohne Heimath
* World Premiere ** U.S. Premiere *** New York Premiere
10th Floor Performance Space, Riverside Church
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Elliott Carter at Miller Theatre. Credit: Jon Simon
Boulez's 85th celebrated - a bit late - at Miller. Photo: Jon Simon
Elliott Carter turns 102 today! He was at Miller Theatre this past Monday night at the all Pierre Boulez concert put on by the Talea Ensemble. This was the last of many concerts celebrating Boulez’s 85th birthday (which occurred back in March).
The group played the US premiere of the latest version of Dérive 2: a work composed in 1988 to celebrate Carter’s 80th birthday. 22 years later, Boulez, now 85 himself, has expanded the piece to well over double its original length!
Talea Ensemble at Miller. Photo credit: Jon Simon.
As Raymond Bisha wrote on the Naxos Blog, Elliott Carter is planning to spend his 102nd birthday in Toronto, at a concert comprised entirely of works he’s written in the past two years!
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