Saturday, April 15 at 2pm
CHAMBER CONCERT I
Ian Dicke: 86'd (2014) (W.C. premiere)
Darryl Taylor, countertenor
UCLA Philharmonia Soloists
86’d is based on a patriotic song... By abstracting the original song’s text, the listener is invited to consider the words anew and ponder a fundamental question: for whom does liberty and justice serve in America?
Gabrielle Rosse: Shadows and Songs (2019)
Inspired by Dylan Thomas’s poem, And Death Shall Have No Dominion, I could feel a perspectival shift as I took Thomas’s warrior cry to heart: nothing can break the human spirit, and I wrote Shadows and Songs.
Joseph Pereira: A Shadowy Figure Went Past (2023) (World premiere)
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano and members of Lyris Quartet
This piece explores the idea of echo and shadow figures. The title
comes from Mahler's "Shattenhaft", in the first movement of his 9th symphony, and is used as a quote in the piece.
Pin Hsin Lin: Cross the Line of Death (2022) (World premiere)
Kyle Gilmer, violin; Evgeny Tonkha, cello; Yevgeniy Milyavskiy, piano
As a musical composer, I like to tell stories through my music. To establish a beautiful soundscape, I aim to intertwine Eastern and Western
musical cultures together.
Tomás Peire Serrate: Glimpse (2019)
Micah Wright, bass clarinet; Alyssa Park, violin; Timothy Loo, cello
The piece is built using very tiny motivic elements that often exist
at the edge of silence. Each movement contains elements,
or glimpses, of the other two.
Daniel Kessner: A Tempo (2011)
While the full ensemble is used most of the time, around the middle of the piece there are three duo-cadenzas that give the players a chance to shine as soloists, and also several “windows” for improvisation, providing an optional opportunity for performers who enjoy playing freely.
Anne Le Baron: Cosmic Rose (2022) (W.C. premiere)
Rachel Constantino, horn; Alison Bjorkedal, harp
The stunning Hubble image released by NASA depicts Interacting Galaxies Arp 273, found in the constellation Andromeda. While composing this piece, the image of the rose created by these two intersecting galaxies was a lodestone for me.
Jeffrey Holmes: Thrall (Þræll) (2014) (World premiere)
Mari Kawamura, piano; Rachel Beetz, flute; Brian Walsh, bass clarinet; Shalini Vijayan, violin; Ashley Walters, cello; Scott Worthington, contrabass
The piece is in its essence a violent and dramatic work utilizing extreme virtuosity by both the piano soloist and the ensemble, and is built from a balance of structural integrity and emotional expression, that together create an intense and constantly varied landscape of sound.
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