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Mavericks of Minimalism

The final concert of Network’s 2018-19 SOUND DESIGNS season culminates in a Network commission, Air = Water, two movements for string quartet & Balinese gamelan, by cross-culturalist, Evan Ziporyn. Gerald Levinson’s exquisitely constructed Bronze Music (2 pianos, 4 hands), composed in Bali, adds another exotic resonance to the program. John Adams’ Road Movies (violin & piano) inserts a subversive ‘swing’ into the mix while Hannah Lash’s C for vibraphone & piano returns us to the simplicity of the minimalist style. The Network Ensemble will also join select instrumentalists from the Philadelphia Sinfonia youth orchestra to perform Terry Riley’s minimalist masterpiece In C.

Immediately following the performance there will be a post-concert panel discussion on multi-culturalism in music with featured composer, Evan Ziporyn; founder and director of Gamelan Semara Santi, Tom Whitman; and Network Ensemble conductor Jan Krzywicki (moderated by the Artistic Director, Thomas Schuttenhelm).

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

Charles Abramovic - piano
John Koen - cello
Jan Krzywicki - conductor
Julia Li - violin
Marvin Moon - viola
Hirono Oka - violin
Angela Zator Nelson - percussion
Linda Reichert - piano

With guest artists from the Gamelan Semara Santi ensemble: Jacob Demree, Nadine Kaylor, and Brian Jenike and Thomas Whitman, Founder and Co-Director; and Philadelphia Sinfonia youth orchestra members Ethan Frankel, Justin Williams, Anna Winters, Sara Corson, Emily Corson; Gary White, Music Director, and Conductor.

Pre-concert performance at 2:30 pm, featuring new works by SMS students of Michael Stambaugh, Eva Kostic and Matthew Flynn.

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

*Please note that the Terry Riley piece will not be repeated on this date.

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Millennial Music

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Network for New Music showcases the music of the Millennial generation featuring six 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:

Charles Abramovic - piano
Thomas Kraines - cello
Hirono Oka - violin
Burchard Tang - viola

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

Please note that Charles Abramovic and Mark Livshits will be performing piano in place of Clipper Erickson on this concert. 

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania. The concert will be immediately followed by a brief panel discussion with UPenn professor of Music, Jim Primosch, and the composers represented on the concert, along with Yoonah Kim. Then, join us for a reception generously provided by the University of Pennsylvania! 

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

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Tickets will be sold at the door (Campus Center Theatre): $12 Regular/$10 Seniors & Students

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

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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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