Frequencies is an ensemble created and directed entirely by students. These remarkable members of the ECU School of Music's community make programming decisions, form ensembles, rehearse and prepare works for performance. Frequencies is music's future blooming before our ears. Come hear what drives the next generation's musical interests and passions!
With music by Gyorgy Ligeti, Andy Akiho, Krzysztof Penderecki, Kaija Saariaho, Arnold Schonberg, and a world premiere by Paul Sanho Kim!
New York-based new music chamber group loadbang is building a new kind of music for mixed ensemble. Their unique lung-powered instrumentation (bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone voice) has provoked diverse responses from composers, resulting in a stylistic palette ranging from whistled Brazilian rhythms and microtonal jazz standards to the decoupled and deconstructed sounds of the second modernity. They have been praised as ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, ‘exhilarating’ by the Baltimore Sun, ‘inventive’ by the New York Times and called a 'formidable new-music force' by TimeOutNY
ECU School of Music performers focus their talents on the music of ECU composers in these first ever public performances--world premiere performances. The second of three concerts each year dedicated to the newest ideas of these developing young composers. Can't get here? Access a live stream.
ECU School of Music performers focus their talents on the music of ECU composers in these first ever public performances--world premiere performances.The third of three concerts each year dedicated to the newest ideas of these developing young composers. Program to be announced.
Violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson
is acclaimed for her performances of a wide range of repertoire, from
early eras to the most current creations. Praised for her “undeniable
musicality” (New York Times), “command of line and naturalness of
expression” (Gramophone) and “seemingly inexhaustible arsenal of
technical abilities” (AllMusic Guide), she is in demand as a soloist and
chamber musician. Her recording of Luigi Nono’s “La lontananza
nostalgica utopica futura” was named a Best Classical Recording of 2012
by the New York Times.
Sept. 8, 4pm (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall): Miranda speaks about experiences commissioning and premiering new works; Sept. 8, 5pm (Rm. 110): Miranda works with violin and viola students in a Master Class setting; Sept. 9, 1pm (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall): Miranda reads and records works-in-progress by student composers;
With two percussionists & two pianists, Yarn|Wire slips between classics and modern works that continue to
forge new boundaries. Yarn|Wire is admired for the energy and
precision they bring to performances of today's most adventurous music.
The results of their collaborative initiatives with genre-bending
artists such as Two-Headed Calf, Pete Swanson, and Tristan Perich point
towards the emergence of a new and lasting repertoire that is “spare and
strange and very, very new.” (Time Out NY)
Oct. 2, 11am (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall): Yarn/Wire reads and records works-in-progress by student composers; Oct. 2, 2pm (Rm. 110): Ian Antonio and Russell Greenberg work with percussion students in a Master Class setting; Oct. 2, 2pm (Rm. 375): Ning Yu and Laura Barger work with piano students in a Master Class; and speak about career, literature, commissioning; Oct. 3 10-12 (A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall): Yarn/Wire open rehearsal
ECU School of Music performers focus their talents on the music of ECU composers in these first ever public performances--world premiere performances.The first of three concerts each year dedicated to the newest ideas of these developing young composers.
Program to include:
Christopher Short, In Her Eyes, for violin & piano
Patrick Rose, Unsettling Sentiments, for solo violin
Daniel Peterson, Tridgeridoo, for men's voices
Isaac Ward, Apathetic Piece, for solo violin
Andrew Howell, Systematic Musing, for four clarinets
Sarah Hemminger Johnson, Without Music, for solo viola
Recognized by critics, audiences, and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, The Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles. The Quintet has literally been around the world—concertizing in the United States and Canada, touring Europe eighteen times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorians made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall.
Feb 5, 11-1pm: The Quintet reads and records student composers' works (Rm 105); 2-4pm: Master Classes Gerard Reuter, oboe (Rm 305) Adrian Morejon, bassoon (Rm 265) Karl Kramer-Johansen, horn (Rm 200) 4-5pm: The Quintet explores the ins and outs of commissioning; (Rm 200)
The Book of the Hanging Gardens [February 8, 2016]
ECU Faculty pianist sopranos Kathryn Mueller and Rachel Copeland join forces with pianist Catherine Garner in rare presentation of Arnold Schönberg’s The Book of the Hanging Gardens (Op. 15, 1908-1909). This performance is enhanced by Prof. Daniel Guberman's bringing us helpful musical and historical commentary.
Come hear how new ideas are initiated, and celebrate our
16th ANNUAL EXPLORATION OF THE SOUNDS OF OUR TIME
There are concerts, Master Classes with visiting performers and composers,
readings of student composers' works, receptions, discussions and more!
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