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Mavericks of Minimalism

  • Settlement Music School 416 Queen St Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)

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.

Earlier Event: February 17
Millennial Music