A Contemporary Music Ensemble



 
A contemporary music ensemble with a difference challenges expectations of live performance. Juxtaposing the theatrical with the absurd and the spiritual with the mundane, our repertoire is chosen to entertain as well as enlighten.

 

2013-14 Concerts TBA


Previous concerts

 

2013

April 6          Singing in the Spring

With Eugene Jones, clarinet

Venue: 1901 Arts club

Singing in the Spring celebrates the art of singing and instrumental melody. Soprano, Judith Sheridan will collaborate with American clarinetist, Eugene Jones on two sets of duets by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Jacob Gordon. Pianist Craig Combs will join the duo to present Hirtenlied by Giacomo Meyerbeer and the amazing Mozart aria, “Parto, ma ben tu mio” from La clemenza di Tito. The second half will sing with the instrumental melodies of Anton Dvorak’s first piano trio in B flat major, op 21.

 

 

2012

Sept 21         Music Amongst Friends

With George Figueroa, violin

Venue: 1901 Arts Club

Music Amongst Friends featured repertoire for piano and strings. You will hear the power and majesty of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K 414 juxtaposed against the astounding Shostakovich Piano Quintet, a musical comment on the power of the artist to overcome tyranny and repression. In addition, we present the European premiere of Jorge Figueroa’s Libertango for Piano Quintet.

 

May 12         American Impressions

European Premier, music of Ann Holler

Venue: St. Johns Church, Notting Hill

A program of music by living American composers describing landscapes of the hot western desert, remembrances of an African childhood, and a view of Marie Antoinette as told by her pastry chef from Brittany.

 

 

Feb 4           American Souvenirs II

European Premier, music of Evelyn Pursely-Kopitzke

Venue: St. Johns Church, Notting Hill

A program of music by living American composers describing landscapes of the hot western desert, remembrances of an African childhood, and a view of Marie Antoinette as told by her pastry chef from Brittany.

 

 

2011

Nov. 5          Latin American and Iberian Music

Venue: St. Johns Church, Notitng Hill

twenty21 takes you on a musical journey to explore the vibrant colours, exuberant dance rhythms and soaring melodies of Spain and Latin America.

 

 

June 25        Visions of America

Venue: Red Hedgehog

A program of musical vignettes inspired by unique historical moments of North and South America. Visions revealed: a pioneer woman crossing the continent in covered wagon . . . angels and revolution . . . a child’s musical reliquary . . .  and a ringing tribute to ragtime.

 

 

2010

Oct. 21         Well Seasoned

The Forge Music & Arts Venue, Camden

A program linking the sensuality of food and the seasons featuring Marinetti's manifesto "The Four Seasons of Futuristic Cooking" set by Aaorn J. Kernis, “The Four Seasons” by Astor Piazzola, music  by Leonard Bernstein, and "Thomasine" by Michael Kosch (European Premiere).

 

 

August 1-9   Cours d’étè International Summer Course, Chäteau Monthureux le Sec

 

March 20      The Four Season of Buenos Aires

The Forge Music & Arts Venue, Camden

 

 

 

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