“New Music from New England” Concert at Boston Athenaeum on January 15th, 2021
The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Winter Concert Series returns with a special program on Friday, January 15th, 2021, at 7 p.m. Hub New Music (HNM) and Christina Wright-Ivanova introduce “New Music from New England” as part of NEMPAC’s Winter Concert Series, presented virtually in partnership with Sparrow Live.
- “Apple Fantasy” (World Premiere) by Joseph Sowa | This piece depicts a 24-hour day on an orchard; and it was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.
- “Rogue Emoji” by Kati Agócs | A set of six miniatures for mixed quartet, with mercurial contrasts in texture and expressive character, performed as a continuous trajectory, the miniatures create a narrative of dissolution and regeneration; and it was commissioned by Ashmont Hill Chamber Music with support for the Cricket Foundation.
- “Black Anemones” (flute and piano) by Joseph Schwantner | Unconventional sounds and sonorities that push the boundaries of traditional music, it expresses the migrant’s ominous dream, the dull pang of apprehension, the anxiety and disorientation that this journey conjures up.
- “Crossings” (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) by Pierre Jalbert | The inspiration for this work came from the idea of wandering peoples; crossing into new territories and strange lands. A migratory journey full of unexpected turns, trials and tribulations, reflective of states of mind, states of being. It was commissioned for Music from Copland House through Meet the Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA program; additional commissioning support was provided by the Friends of Copland House.