Tag Archives: Contemporary Music

Musaica presents “A Musaica Reunion”

Musaica Chamber Ensemble concludes its 15th Season, “Reconnecting,” with “A Musical Reunion.” Included will be a trio arrangement for bass, harp, and trombone of Ellis Marsalis’s “Fourth Autumn,”; “Portraits of Langston” by Valerie Coleman, for flute, clarinet, and piano, inspired by the jazz poetry of Langston Hughes; a world premiere by our Composition Workshop participant, William Montgomery, a sextet for flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello, and harp, which musically describes our reemergence into and reunion with the city; and the beautiful and poignant Quintet for clarinet and strings by Johannes Brahms. This will be dedicated to all the essential workers who have tirelessly seen us through to the other side of this pandemic.
We are allowing for a small audience at each of these performances, but the UNO concert will be live streamed as well from UNO’s School of the Arts Facebook page. This concert is sponsored by a generous grant from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation!
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Musaica presents “Bridges Between Countries”

The world premiere of Dave Anderson’s Nonet for strings, winds, and harp, along with works by composers from other countries who inspired him. Including Dmitri Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata, Paul Hindemith’s Seventh String Quartet, and Alberto Ginastera’s  Impresiones de la Puna for flute and string quartet. You will be able to stream this concert via UNO’s School of the Arts Facebook page. 

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CANCELED: yes::no – nienteForte

Celebrate nienteForte’s 10th season with our season finale featuring the yes::no duet! This concert is being held at the Hotel Peter and Paul.

yes::no comprises of ECCE Ensemble members flutist Roberta Michel and clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro, who have been praised as having “extreme adventurousness…inspiring one to want a repeated hearing.”

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CANCELED: Versipel New Music Presents: Sounds As Written

The Versipel New Music Collective presents a program of works that center on “sound for the sake of sound” – sounds as building blocks, as devices of construction and reconstitution, as internal moments that project the external.

The program includes, among others, compositions selected from Versipel New Music’s Annual Call for Scores performed by New Orleans’ very own Versipel Collective!

Compositions by Chun Ting Pang*, Manolis Ekmektsoglou*, J.P. Lemke*, Stacey Barelos, Benjamin Britten, Philip Schuessler, and more!

*Composers’ compositions selected from Call for Scores

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CANCELED – Little Women

AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19, ALL PRODUCTIONS AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER.

You’ve read the novel, you’ve seen the film, now experience the opera! Loyola Opera Theatre presents Little Women by Mark Adamo. Premiered in 1998 at Houston Grand Opera, Little Women has since been performed over 100 times across the country. Fully staged with orchestra, directed by Eric Gibson and conducted by Carol Rausch.

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 20 minute intermission.

 

Please note:
This year’s venue is OFF CAMPUS – at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, located at 6400 Airline Dr.,  Metairie, Louisiana 70003.

Free parking is available!

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CANCELED: Little Women

AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19, ALL PRODUCTIONS AND EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER.

You’ve read the novel, you’ve seen the film, now experience the opera! Loyola Opera Theatre presents Little Women by Mark Adamo. Premiered in 1998 at Houston Grand Opera, Little Women has since been performed over 100 times across the country. Fully staged with orchestra, directed by Eric Gibson and conducted by Carol Rausch.

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one 20 minute intermission.

 

Please note:
This year’s venue is OFF CAMPUS – at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center, located at 6400 Airline Dr.,  Metairie, Louisiana 70003.

Free parking is available!

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Contemporary Masters and Promising Voices

UPDATE: “We will be live streaming tonight’s concert for anyone who wishes to watch remotely. We will post a link to the live stream in the comment section of this post, fifteen minutes prior to the start of the performance.”

The Louis Moreau Institute for New Music Performance, now in its sixth season, is excited to present two concerts during its 2020 festival, featuring Institutional Artists Georgia Bourderionnet, Nicholas Davies, Wesley Ducote, Francesca Ferrara, and Lena Vidulich. The festival’s final event will feature works from contemporary new music masters, emerging composers, and feature a work by the late Mario Davidovsky in recognition of his service as a member of the Louis Moreau Institute’s Board of Directors.

Tulane University Dixon Recital Hall
Doors at 7:00 PM, Performance at 7:30 PM
FREE ADMISSION

Program:
Thomas Ades, Three Mazurkas
Mario Davidovsky, Synchronism 12
Anna-Louise Walton, Uttered
Jonathan Harvey, The Riot
Arnold Schoenberg, Phantasy for Violin
Improvisation on Fats Waller’s Alligator Crawl
David Froom, Hidden Motives

The performers are:
Georgia Bourderionnet, cello
Nicholas Davies, clarinet
Wesley Ducote, piano
Francesca Ferrara, flute
Lena Vidulich, violin

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Eight Songs for a Mad King

The Louis Moreau Institute for New Music Performance, now in its sixth season, is excited to present two concerts during its 2020 festival, featuring Institutional Artists Georgia Bourderionnet, Nicholas Davies, Wesley Ducote, Francesca Ferrara, and Lena Vidulich. The first concert of the festival will feature soloist Jonathan Z. Harris in the Louisiana premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ monodrama, Eight Songs for a Mad King. Additional guest performers include percussionist Stephen Montalvo and a cello quartet comprised of members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Marigny Opera House
Doors open at 7:00PM, Performance at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $20/$10 Student & Senior

Program:
Gabriela Frank, Las Sombras de los Apus
Elliott Carter, Con Leggerezza Pensosa
Kaija Saariaho, Noanoa
Improvisation on Fats Waller’s Alligator Crawl
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, 8 Songs for a Mad King

The performers are:
Jonathan Z. Harris, Bass-Baritone featured soloist
Georgia Bourderionnet, cello
Nicholas Davies, clarinet
Wesley Ducote, piano
Francesca Ferrara, flute
Lena Vidulich, violin
Stephen Montalvo, percussion guest performer
Cellists from the Louisiana Philharmonic:
Jeanne Jaubert, Rachel Hsieh, Karen Ray, and Daniel Lelchuk

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Versipel New Music Presents William Lang, Trombone

Trombonist William Lang brings a dynamic concert of modern works for trombone solo and trombone + electronics to New Orleans. William’s program includes works by David Reminick,
Yu Kuwubara, Reiko Fueting, Iannis Xenakis, Eve Beglarian, Heather Stebbins/William Lang, Jason Eckardt, and Christian Gentry
Tickets: Suggested Donation $20 Adults/$10 Students/Seniors
Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, improviser, and teacher based in New York City. He can be found playing in all settings and style, from the avant-garde and classical to Broadway and indie chamber pop. He has given his signature unaccompanied recitals throughout the United States, played concertos in both America and Europe, and has also recorded with such artists as Philip Glass, David Bryne, St. Vincent, and Jonsi (of Sigur Ros.) Intensely passionate for chamber music, he regularly performs alongside his groundbreaking ensembles loadbang (an original and unique group of musicians interested in cutting edge music) and the Guidonian Hand (a trombone quartet dedicated to breaking boundaries within the brass community.) The New York Times has called his playing “fiercely, virtuosic” and the Boston Globe has hailed him for his “superb performance” in past solo works.
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Portland Percussion Group – nienteForte

Celebrate nienteForte’s 10th season with a concert featuring the Portland Percussion Group at the Tulane University Dixon Concert Hall!

This concert will feature Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich, two world premiere performances of works composed by Stephen Montalvo and Mendel Lee, and more!

The Portland Percussion Group formed in 2011 to invigorate new music in the city and the greater Northwest, and since then has become a mainstay in the contemporary music space in Portland. To date, the PPG has worked with developing composers to create over 60 new works for percussion quartet and continues to look for ways to develop new sounds, explore new spaces, and engage new audiences.

The Portland Percussion Group also extends into educational outreach through involvement with young percussionists in our region and the creation of new educational opportunities for developing percussionists. The PPG frequently presents clinics and workshops at universities on the topic of chamber percussion repertoire and performance as well as maintaining an ongoing involvement with the Portland Summer Percussion Academy.

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