ensembleNewSRQ: Parisian Refraction

May 9 – May 11, 2024
Historic Asolo Theater
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A Micro-Festival of Recent Masterworks for Soloists and Ensemble by ensembleNEWSRQ.

An exploration of works and composers that either embody the City of Light, have been commissioned by groups in Paris, or are deeply inspired or affected by the French capital. These four program performances are designed to showcase and highlight both the similarities and global differences of musicians who have been changed by Paris. Led by Samantha Bennet and George Nickson, ensembleNEWSRQ strives to manifest the creativity of the current generation and inspire audiences to participate in musical culture in a profound way, through high-level curated concert experiences that sustain and transform the relevance of contemporary classical music.

May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Programme 1

Unsuk Chin, composer
Acrostic Wordplay

Kaija Saariaho, composer
Graal Theatre
a concerto for violin and orchestra

Unsuk Chin, composer
Double Concerto for Piano and Percussion

May 10 @ 7:30 pm
Programme 2

Das Buch Der Klänge (Book of Sounds)
by Hans Otte
performed by Conor Hanick, piano

May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Programme 3

György Kurtag, composer
Kafka Fragments
Inspirations from Paris and Kurtag’s meetings with Marianne Stein

May 11 @ 7:30 pm
Programme 4

Karlheinz Stockhausen, composer
Klang Hour Two – Freude

Pierre Boulez
Sur Incises