Friday, October 18, 2019 | 7:30pm
Free street parking after 6:00pm. Paid parking across Holman St at MidMain garage.
1 hr 50 min
What’s special about this program
- Experience an evening of adventurous music by living composers from France—diverse sound worlds that are at times fluid and lush to frenzied and chaotic.
- You’ll hear the world premiere of new work by Raphaèle Biston commissioned by Musiqa with the support of the FACE Foundation in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
- You’ll see a light/music installation by French visual artist Olivier Modr.
Raphaèle Biston: "Repercussions"
Guillaume Connesson: "Songs of Agartha"
This piece for cello and piano engulfs you in a musical journey to the center of the earth to the legendary kingdom of Agartha, in which we visit its halls of ancient wisdom and ceremonial court. A single lyrical melody plunges into darkness, evolves into contrasting, jumpy themes, and finally ends in trancelike, “devilish” ecstasy.
Marc-André Dalvabie: "Palimpseste" for sextet
Betsy Jolas: "Trio sopra 'et sola facta'"
Luis Naon: "Alto Voltango'"
Alto Voltango is a series of free interludes which deals, in its way, with high voltage current. This current that crosses the instrumentalists is revealed by musicians’ velocity and dexterity, in a perfume of tango that would be overcharged too.
The concert experience
Musiqa programs are full of surprises on stage. Here’s what’s you need to know about everything else:
Pre-concert talks begin 30 minutes before the show
Dress is casual, like you’re going to drinks and a movie
Leone Buyse, flute
Dan Gelok, saxophone
Jackson Guillen, violin
Jeremy Kreutz, cello
Tali Morgulis, piano
Michael Webster, clarinet
Blake Wilkins, percussion
Jerry Hou, conductor
Olivier Modr, visual artist
The commission, Repercussions by Raphaèle Biston, has been made possible through the New Music Fund, a program of FACE Foundation, with generous funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation CHANEL, French Ministry of Culture, Institut français-Paris, and SACEM (Société des Auteurs, Compsiteurs et Editeurs de Musique).