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Millennial Music

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Network for New Music showcases the music of the Millennial generation featuring five works by some of the most talented composers of this generation. The two featured commissioned works include: Reflections #2 (viola, cello, piano) by Rene Orth, and a new work for violin and cello by composer Joshua Hey. The program takes further shape with: Sky Macklay’s bold and humorous FastSlowHighLow for violin and piano; the Philadelphia premiere of Charles Peck’s piano quartet Sunburst; Gabriel Bolaños’s los minusculos for solo cello and electronics; and a performance of erebus, an evocative work for clarinet and piano, by the critically acclaimed pianist and composer Andrew Hsu.

Featuring exceptional performances by these members of the Network for New Music Ensemble:

Clipper Erickson - piano
Thomas Kraines - cello
Hirono Oka - violin
Burchard Tang - viola

Guest artist performances by clarinetist, Yoonah Kim and pianist, Andrew Hsu.

Additional Outreach Performance
February 18, 2019; 7:30pm
Stockton University
Campus Center Theatre
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ

Please note that Andrew Hsu’s piece erebus will not be repeated at this performance.

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Mavericks of Minimalism

The enchanting final concert of the season, centered around a commissioned work by post-minimalist cross-culturalist, Evan Ziporyn, for string quartet and 4 gamelan players. To this, Network adds Gerald Levinson’s exquisitely constructed Balinese inspired Bronze Music (piano; 4 hands) and Road Movies (violin and piano) by John Adams, which inserts a subversive ‘swing’ into the mix. The concert concludes where it all began: with a special performance of the iconic In C by Terry Riley played by the Network Ensemble, the Gamelan Semara Santi players, and instrumentalists from the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Finally, Yale music professor Hannah Lash’s C (vibraphone and piano) provides a companion work.

Additional Outreach Performance
April 9, 2019; 7:30pm
Haverford College, Roberts Auditorium
Haverford, PA

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The Sounds of Light & Shade

If you didn’t get to hear Pierre Jalbert’s elegant Light, Line, Shadow premiered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in July 2018, you can hear a reprise of it on Network’s 2018–19 season opener.

Light, Line, Shadow was created in response to Edward Hopper’s iconic Road and Trees, a painting donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art by long-time Network friend and supporter Daniel W. Dietrich II -- the premiere performance was dedicated to Dan. The piece was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation and the Presser Foundation Special Projects grant.

The Sounds of Light and Shade concert also features other image-based music like Ingrid Arauco’s Vistas (flute and piano) and, as a special tribute to Joan Tower on her 80th birthday, Wild Purple for solo viola—a piece that will whisk you into the world of abstract color. Morton Feldman’s proto-minimalist work Piano Piece (to Philip Guston), and Anna Weesner’s chimerical trio, Light and Stone, complete the program. 

The exceptional Network for New Music musicians include:

Bob Butryn - guest clarinet
Paul Demers - clarinet
Clipper Erickson - piano
John Koen - cello
Phillip O’Banion - percussion
Hirono Oka - violin
Edward Schultz - flute
Burchard Tang - viola
Nate West - double bass

Join us for a post-concert discussion with the composers followed by a champagne reception to welcome new Artistic Director, Thomas Schuttenhelm.

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