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Boulez Festival in Boston

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Thank you to all who came to our Harvard Group for New Music concert last Saturday!  Our classic ‘Thumpers – Jessi Rosinski, Rane Moore, Gabriela Diaz, Benjamin Schwartz, and Jeffrey Means – performed music by Harvard composers Trevor Bača, Josiah Oberholtzer, Ian Power, Sivan Cohen-Elias, Sabrina Schroeder and Ann Cleare.  We came across kind remarks by Richard Green, who expressed his admiration in Callithumpian’s liveliness and tightness in “thorny pieces” — read the rest of his review here.

This week we’re over at Boston Conservatory for the 2010 Boulez Festival.  Thursday night will kick us off, with the amazing Jennifer Ashe performing Le marteau sans maître (1954), Improvisation sur Mallarmé I, II (from Pli selon Pli, 1962), and Jean Barraque‘s Sequence (1956), with Jeffrey Means conducting.  Friday’s concert will be a variety of Boulez’s acoustic and electroacoustic works, with Michael Norsworthy in Dialogue de l’ombre (1985) for clarinet and tape, Gabriela Diaz in Anthems 2 (1997) for violin and electronics, and Sonatine for flute and piano (1946) with Sarah Brady and Yukiko Takagi.  Cellist Rhonda Rider, on faculty at Boston Conservatory and at Boston University, will be performing Messagesquisse (1977) with conservatory cello students.

All concerts are FREE, starting Thursday evening at 8pm, Seully Hall at the Boston Conservatory: 8 The Fenway, Boston MA.  For more information and concert details, click here.

Hope to see you there!

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November: HGNM

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 1:21 am

October flew by!  In just a couple weeks, Callithumpian Consort will be performing at Paine Hall on the Harvard Group for New Music‘s series, run by Harvard University’s Music Department.  The concert will be a full program of music by composers Trevor Bača, Ann Cleare, Josiah Oberholtzer, Sabrina Schroeder, Sivan Cohen-Elias, and Ian Power.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6th at 8pm! More program details to follow soon.

Meanwhile, here’s a wonderful review/recap of our Sept. 28 ASHLEY/WOLFF/LUCIER concert from the Boston Musical Intelligencer. Special guests did appear that night — it was great to welcome back Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff, both who have come to the New England Conservatory for residencies in 2006 and 2010, respectively.  Many thanks to all those who played with us that night: Miki-Sophia Cloud, Martha Long, Elizabeth England, Amanda Hardy, Denexxel Domingo, Alexis Lanz, Adam Smith, Clark Matthews, David Vaughan, Randall Taylor Graham, Steve Skov, Diamanda La Berge Dramm, Michael Unterman, Andrew Chilcote, Corey Schreppel, Luke Varland, Beth McDonald, Amanda Romano, and Andrew Zhou.

Click here to find more information, repertoire, and select audio clips from Callithumpian’s 2010 Wolff Festival at New England Conservatory.

Christian Wolff at New England Conservatory (photo by Andrew Hurlbut)

More soon!

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