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The Program:*


Dreaming the Future*

The music of now—and tomorrow—from the best young composers and musicians of today

From the InterSchool Orchestras of New York

John Mackey: The Soul has Many Motions (II. Night on Fire)

Michael Markovski: Camerado

ISO Symphonic Band, Brian P. Worsdale, conductor Waddy Thompson: Winter Morning by a Lake (world premiere, chamber orchestra version)

ISO Symphony, Jeffrey Grogan, artistic director

_A conversation with Waddy Thompson and Robinson McClellan


ComposerCraft With Metropolis Ensemble *

Works for solo instrument and electronics by nine composers, ages 10-13, in Robinson McClellan’s ComposerCraft project at the Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School and Lucy Moses School, premiered by members of Metropolis Ensemble (Andrew Cyr, director). (Noah Chi, Abe Gold, Paris Lavidis, Howard Lin, Daniel Ma, Kyrie McIntosh, Luke Poeppel, Misha Swersey, Alice Volfson).


Electric Dreams*

Digital dreamscapes by two plugged-in composer-performers Du Yun: Slow Portraits (2) (world premiere)

with two short films from David Michalek’s Portraits in the Dramatic Time

Du Yun, miscellaneous; Julien Labro, accordion; Zhou Yi, pipa Angélica Negrón: La búsqueda (The Search) (world premiere)

I. Hasta mi (Towards me)

II. Invisible

III. Ella (Her)

Angélica Negrón, voice, small percussion, electronics

Enrique Bayoán Ríos Escribano: charango, zampoña (andean pan flute), voice

Shayna Dunkelman, xylosynth, small percussion

A conversation with composer/performers Du Yun, Angélica Negrón, and Martha Mooke


A Dream is a Solitary Journey

*_Individual stories weave through the collective unconscious, revealed in these solo works_ Martha Mooke: REM: A Dream in Sound

Martha Mooke, electric viola Eric Moe: Gong Tormented

Dominic Donato, percussion Giuseppe Colombi: Ciaconna a basso solo

Kaija Saariaho: Dreaming Chaconne

Nicole Johnson, cello


Altered States*

Abnormal sleep alters perceptions and impacts creative endeavor Film: Karlheinz Stockhausen on dreams as inspiration for composition Stockhausen: “Interval” from “For Times to Come”



Dreaming Shakespeare

*_Embedded in our psyches, Shakespeare inspires anew_ Jonathan Howard Katz: Laid upon the children 

Periapsis Music and Dance

Choreography by Leigh Schanfein

A conversation on Shakespeare’s timelessness with Jonathan Howard Katz, Eugene Drucker, and Mimi Jones

Eugene Drucker: Madness and the Death of Ophelia (world premiere)

Deanne Meek (mezzo soprano), Escher Quartet Mimi Jones: The Dream Catcher (world premiere)

I. Shadows II. Hallucination III. Intangible Delight_ _

Mimi Jones, voice and bass

Riza Printup, harp

Shirazette Tinnin, percussion


The Science of Sleep and Dreams*

_A talk by Markus H. Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., president and medical director,

the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute_

Korine Fujiwara: Morpheus Rides (world premiere)

Jonathan Leshnoff: String Quartet No. 4 (New York premiere)

Carpe Diem String Quartet


The Duo Dreams Together*

A jazz folie á deux Flow

Miles Okazaki (guitar), Dan Weiss (drums)


Memories and Visions

*_From collective, primeval energies to recent dreams and memories made_ Kaija Saariaho: Terra Memoria

Cassatt String Quartet A conversation with Kaija Saariaho Meredith Monk: “Madwoman’s Vision”

“Memory Song”

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

Katie Geissinger, voice

Allison Sniffin, voice and keyboard

Bohdan Hilash, woodwinds

_A conversation with Meredith Monk


Listed works and artists are subject to change. This concert is part of the citywide Composers Now Festival.

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