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May 6, 2014

STIRRING SONGS FOR VOICES AND INSTRUMENTS

“Verte desnuda es recordar la tierra”
(To see you naked is to remember the earth)
- Federico Garcia Lorca

Local performers and American music take center stage in this final concert for the season with San Diego New Music. ‘Stirring songs for voices and instruments’ is a chance to hear some of San Diego’s finest musicians, up close and personal, performing lyrical music by contemporary composers - with a little Spanish sensuality thrown in. Soprano Jessica Aszodi will perform George Crumb’s Madrigals (I & III) with Red Fish Blue Fish’s Steve Solook (percussion) and San Diego Symphony’s Jory Herman (double bass) and Julie Smith Phillips (harp). These songs are settings of poems by the great Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca and are some of Crumb’s best-loved pieces. Smith Phillips will also perform the local premiere of Michael Mauldin’s, Birds in Winter: six preludes for harp. Another local premiere featured on the program is Andrea Clearfield’s arresting Three Songs for Oboe and Double Bass After Poems by Pablo Neruda. Double bassistJory Herman will be joined by San Diego Symphony’s principal oboist, Sarah Skuster to perform these engagingly lush instrumental songs. The concert also includes music by American musical maverick Lou Harrison and the lauded Scottish composer with Californian connections, Thea Musgrave. Come join us for a program of songs about nature and earthly desire at La Jolla Athenaeum Music and Arts Library.

George Crumb, Madrigals Books I & III
Lou Harrison, First Concerto for Flute and Percussion
Andrea Clearfield, Three Songs for Oboe and Double Bass After Poems by Pablo Neruda
Thea Musgrave, Impromptu for flute and oboe
Michael Mauldin, Birds in Winter: six preludes for harp

Jessica Aszodi, soprano
Rachel Beetz, flute
Jory Herman, contrabass
Julie Smith Phillips, harp
Sarah Skuster, oboe
Steve Solook, percussion

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 6
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, ljathenaeum.org

Tickets for the concert are $25/general, $20/members and seniors, and $10/students.
Call the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 for advance tickets

The upcoming 2014-15 season

October 10, 2014
Affiliated Artist Series Concert

Olivier Messiaen, Harawi

Performed by Stephanie Aston, soprano, and Christopher Adler, piano
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, ljathenaeum.org

January 8-11, 2015
The eighth annual soundON Festival of Modern Music
featuring NOISE
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, ljathenaeum.org

 

Past events this season

October 17, 2013
Affiliated Artist Series Concert

Gyorgy Ligeti, Mysteries of the Macabre
Gyorgy Ligeti, Der Sommer
Charles Ives, Premonitions
Charles Ives, The New River
Charles Ives, The Indians
Giacinto Scelsi, Trio for Strings
Gyorgy Kurtag, Signs, Games and Messages
Elliott Carter, Figment No. 2: Remembering Mr. Ives

Stephanie Aston, soprano
Jisun Yang, violin
AJ Nilles, viola
Alex Greenbaum, cello
Christopher Adler, piano

7:30 p.m.

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, ljathenaeum.org

Tickets for the concert are $25/general, $20/members and seniors, and $10/students.
Call the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 for advance tickets

 

 

January 9-12, 2014
The seventh soundON Festival of Modern Music
We present concerts featuring San Diego New Music's ensemble-in-residence NOISE,
San Diego's modern choral ensemble Sacra Profana, guest artists soprano Alice Teyssier
and the McAllister-Keller Guitar Duo, and we celebrate the release of two new recordings featuring
NOISE artists: Morris Palter's solo double-LP
This Place / Our Body, and Matthew Burtner's CD
NOISE Plays Burtner, both featuring music first heard at soundON!

Download the FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Review of Saturday night's concert at SanDiegoStory.com

SOLOS & DUOS
Thursday, January 9, 7:30 p.m.
The McAllister-Keller Duo and members of NOISE
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

WORKSHOP IN NEW MUSIC
Friday, January 10
, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Athenaeum Library's Park Boulevard Studios, 4441 Park Blvd., San Diego

Saturday, January 11, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

WORKSHOP IN NEW MUSIC CONCERT
Saturday, January 11
, 12:00 p.m.

PIERROT LUNAIRE
Saturday, January 11
, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring soprano Alice Teyssier in a performance of Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and
performances by members of NOISE

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

SACRA PROFANA AND NOISE
Sunday, January 12, 2:00 p.m.
Featuring NOISE and the choral ensemble Sacra Profana
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla

The seventh soundON Festival of Modern Music is dedicated to the memory of Paul Bergen.

COMPLETE FESTIVAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

All performances at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, ljathenaeum.org

Tickets for individual concerts are $25/general, $20/members and seniors, and $10/students.
An all-festival pass includes admission to all three concerts: $60/general, and $50/members and seniors.
Advanced tickets available from the Athenaeum at ljathenaeum.org/new_music.html or by calling
858.454.5872.

March 27, 2014
The debut performance of the new SAN ANDREAS QUARTET

Presented in collaboration with Chamber Music OC and featuring Iryna Krechkovsky performing on the 1689 Baumgartner Stadivarius violin, the San Andres Quartet includes clarinetist Bill Kalinkos from Alarm Will Sound, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the Oakland East Bay Symphony, pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks, and our own Executive Director Eric Starr on trombone.

The program includes world premieres of Chronotope Study 1 by Jason Federmeyer and Music for Violin, Clarinet, Trombone and Piano by Charles Krenner, Fantasy Toccata, by Vera Ivanova, the piano solo SIlver Horizion by Eric Guinivan, and two on-stage rock-paper-scissors showdowns to select compositions by Luciano Berio (Sequenza V or IX) and Caleb Burhans (As Desperation Sets In or Phantasie for Trombone).

Bill Kalinkos, clarinet
Iryna Krechkovsky, violin
Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano
Eric Starr, trombone

This concert is a collaboration between SDNM and Chamber Music OC

7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, ljathenaeum.org

Tickets for the concert are $25/general, $20/members and seniors, and $10/students.
Call the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 for advance tickets

 
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