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Contemporary Directions Ensemble

Friday, December 1, 2017

8:00pm, Earl V. Moore Building, Hankinson Rehearsal Hall


Oriol Sans, conductor

The Contemporary Directions Ensemble will perform works by three composers who undoubtedly shaped contemporary music: Charles Ives, acclaimed as a contemporary music pioneer; Pierre Boulez, one of the most influential figures in contemporary music after World War II; and a friend of both, Elliott Carter, whose extensive production had a significant impact in shaping musical thought in America and Europe. Their influence can certainly be found in the works by three living composers: Guillaume Connesson, Alexandra Vixen, and Augusta Read Thomas (SMTD Bolcom Composer in Residence, Winter 2018).

PROGRAM: Ives- Central Park in The Dark; Elliott Carter- Asko Concerto; Pierre Boulez- Derive 1; Connesson- Double Quartet; Alexandra Gardner- Vixen; Read Thomas- Selene Moon Chariot Rituals

Free - no tickets required

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Peter Smith

David Smith

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