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Dare and Irreverence Review

In Uncategorized on January 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Callithumpian performing Earle Brown's Novara

Happy 2011!  Hope everyone has been staying warm and avoiding blizzards!

Just a brief post to say that our Flickr page has been updated with photos from our past December concert.  We had a marvelous review in the Boston Musical Intelligencer, which you may read in full here.  We performed Morton Feldman’s Viola In My Life (I), to which Intelligencer’s Dominique noted “…the ensemble nobly proceeded as if in a silent hall, and solo violist Sarah Darling’s performance was focused, nuanced and arresting.”  And regarding Earle Brown’s Novara: “…savage stabs of dissonance were employed deftly by Drury to cut through softly sustained static harmonies. Eventually, a nostalgic piano refrain, which began the piece, was tastefully revisited by pianist Elaine Rombola, fostering a satisfying completeness. By the end of this adventure, it seemed there was a smile on every face in the hall, from house to stage.”  Read more of this review.

Coming up: Stephen Drury performs a solo recital in Jordan Hall this Tuesday, January 18th.  The program will be Ives’s Concord Sonata (with flutist Fenwick Smith), Schumann’s Davidsbundlertanze, and Christian Wolff’s Hay Una Mujer Desaparecida (after Holly Near). Tuesday at 8pm, free admission.

–more soon, from your friendly