Kaija Saariaho: Spectral Landscapes

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Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 PM
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue, NYC)

Tocar (2010) for violin & piano
Petals (1988) for cello & electronics
Trois Rivières: Delta (2001) for percussion & electronics
Jardin Secret II (1986) for harpsichord & electronics
Duft (2012) for solo clarinet
Gates (1991) for flute, harpsichord, cello, & electronics

NYNME (Jean Kopperud, clarinet; Linda Quan, violin; Christopher Finckel, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano; Daniel Druckman, percussion), with guest artists: Kelli Kathman, flute; Sam Pluta, electronics

Spring Concert Dates


May 18, 2015

Works by Lee Hyla and Mathew Rosenblum 

Mathew Rosenblum  Falling for chamber ensemble and soprano, text by James Dickey.  New York Premiere.
Lee Hyla tbd.


March 2014 — NYNME’s most recent commercial CD, “Richard Festinger: Diary of a Journey / The Coming of Age / Laws of Motion / A Dream Foretold (New York New Music Ensemble)” is now available on NAXOS.

October 2013 — NYNME welcomes Sheree Clement as the organization’s Executive Director.

Sept. 13, 2013: Steve Smith’s article “25 Years at Miller Theatre” — photo of Jean Kopperud’s performance of John Eaton’s “Don Quixote: A Theater Piece for Musicians” — Miller Theatre, 2000.

Monday, December 15, 2014 Mid-20th Century Masters in New York City: Wolpe and Feldman

Tenri Cultural Insititute (43A W. 13th Street, NYC)
8:30 PM
Tickets: $20 General Admission / $10 Students and Seniors — buy in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.Dec15_14image

Stefan Wolpe From Here On Farther (1969) for violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano
Morton Feldman Why Patterns? for flute, glockenspiel and piano (1978)
Morton Feldman Extensions 1 (1951) 5 1/2′ vln, pno
Stefan Wolpe Quartet for Oboe, cello, piano and percussion (1954)

NYNME (Chris Finckel, cello, Linda Quan, vln, Dan Druckman, perc, and Stephen Gosling, piano), with guest artists: James Austin Smith, oboe; Emi Ferguson, flute; Ben Fingland, clarinet; Rane Moore, clarinet

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8 PM

Chou Wen-chung Composer Portrait

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

M6sV6OIi-2334-3500NYNME, with guest conductor James Baker, is joined bythe Brenato String Quartet and Talujon for the evening’s performance.

Ode to Eternal Pine (2009)
String Quartet No. 2 “Streams” (2003)
Echoes from the Gorge (1989)

Chou Wen-chung has played a vital role in the confluence of Eastern and Western musical traditions. Born in Yantai, Chou moved to New York to study at Columbia, where he later joined the faculty himself, mentoring important next-generation Chinese composers such as Tan Dun, Bright Sheng, and Zhou Long. He was a lifelong protégé of Edgard Varèse. This Portrait spans from the “frenzied explosions of percussion madness” (The New York Times) of Echoes from the Gorge to a string quartet commissioned in response to Bach’s Art of Fugue.