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Songs: Old and New

Friday, April 21, 2017 — 7:30pm
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA

Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.

San Diego New Music presents a program curated by trombonist and SDNM Executive Director ERIC STARR
with
Tina Chong, piano
Jory Herman, bass
Rachel Allen, trumpet
John Wilds, trumpet
Danielle Kuhlmann, horn
and
Luke Storm, tuba

Growing up in an agricultural family in Northern California, Eric Starr is intimately familiar with the boom-and-bust cycle of precipitation in the Golden State. When the summer comes, even in "wet" years, the fear of drought is never far away. This tension of uncertainty will fill the halls of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library for our final concert of the season, as some of the most serene sounds of the twentieth century meet with the chaotic tones of the twenty-first in a dramatic confluence. From the rumbling of bass instruments in Charles Wuorinen’s Trio to a soaring finale featuring David Sampson’s Morning Music for brass quintet, the musicians explore the contradiction of hope brought on by new rainfall, even as tumult lurks on the horizon. When you beg for rain, you have to weather the storm.

Arvo Part - Spiegel im Spiegel
John Cage - 4'33"
Timothy McCormack - Heavy Matter
Sofia Gubaidulina - Lamento
Charles Wuorinen - Trio for Bass Instruments
David Sampson - Morning Music

$25 General Admission / $20 Athnaeum Members, seniors / $5 Students
Click here to purchase tickets from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

 

PREVIEW THE MUSIC

Charles Wuorinen, Trio for Bass Instruments
David Sampson, Morning Music

ABOUT THE COMPOSERS

Arvo Part
John Cage
Timothy McCormack
Sofia Gubaidulina
Charles Wuorinen
David Sampson

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Eric Starr
Tina Chong
Jory Herman
Rachel Allen
John Wilds
Danielle Kuhlmann
Luke Storm

CONCERT PROGRAM TIMING

Part – 10 minutes
Cage – 4 minutes and thirty-three seconds!
McCormack – 10 minutes
Gubaidulina – 9 minutes
Wuorinen – 9 minutes
Sampson – 13 minutes

Total concert time – about 60 minutes

 
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