Travis Andrews, electric guitar
Andy Meyerson, percussion
Works written by “Revision/s” Festival Composer Fellows Christine Burke and Laura Schwartz.
The San Francisco-based ensemble uses the traditions of classical and experimental music as tools to allow artists of all disciplines to create their most ambitious works and respond to the world in which they live. Memorizing every work it performs, The Living Earth Show thrives on pushing the boundaries of technical and artistic possibility in its presentation of commissioned electro-acoustic chamber music.
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Quartet No. 9 (“Last Ground”)
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 5
Water courses through this program, in turn symbolizing life, death, flowing motion, peaceful repose and raging violence. Five unique compositional voices guide us on a visionary journey from the fragmentary, lost idylls of Thomas Adès, to the pulsing waves of Philip Glass.
This special 3-hour (free) concert takes place in the community room at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
In klenèngan, the setlist is not planned beforehand; the bowed fiddle (rebab) player signals each piece by its introductory phrase; the musicians must recognize this to know which piece is being selected. Javanese klenèngan foster a relaxing environment in contrast with formal western-style concerts. It is acceptable for audience members to chat quietly with their neighbor if they notice something fascinating in the music.
Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA
Charlotte Mundy, soprano
Zach Finkelstein, tenor
Michael Brofman, piano and artistic director
Miori Sugiyama, piano
A program of post-war art song traditions, including a premiere by faculty composer and professor of music Kurt Rohde, Harrison Birtwistle, and Kaija Saariaho.
Harrison Birtwistle: Songs from the Same Earth (West Coast Premiere)
Kurt Rohde:It wasn’t a dream
UC Davis faculty composer Kurt Rohde’s song cycle It wasn’t a dream, for soprano, tenor, and piano four-hands, is commissioned by the Brooklyn Art Song Society and will also be included in the society’s new music series “New Voices.” The text is a setting of poet Diane Seuss’s Pulitzer Prize Finalist book of poetry Four-Legged Girl