Ten composers vie for your affection in this highbrow, irreverent classical reboot. Dress up with style and attitude and get ready to yell "Again!" if something gets your blood going. Hosted by Alf Bishai with lots of comedy, voting, audience interaction, nerdy shenanigans, and - most important - gorgeous music you've never heard before and will want to hear again. If you've ever thought, "I'd like to get into classical more", but don't know how...this is how.
New Latin Wave's New Music Program, curated by Angélica Negrón, features the adventurous PUBLIQuartet performing pieces by 7 Latinx emerging composers: Camila Agosto, Felipe Nieto, Inti Logan Figgis Vizueta and young composers Paloma Dineli (age 11) and Kristal Lopez (age 13) + works for solo cello by Ivonne Paredes and Angélica Negrón.
Celebrating Rachel Whiteread
Applauded by the Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by the New Yorker as “independent-minded,” PUBLIQuartet’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet. This program features three original works from the quartet’s MIND|THE|GAP initiative—developed to generate interest in new music and keep traditional classical music relevant to modern audiences—as well as composer Andy Akiho’s LIgNEouS for string quartet and marimba, featuring percussionist Ian Rosenbaum, for whom the piece was written.
As one of National Sawdust’s 2018-2019 Artists-in-Residence, PUBLIQuartet are advancing their work to commission and present composers outside of the standard classical canon. For their first show this season, the dynamic, groundbreaking PUBLIQuartet teams up with percussion stars Andy Akiho and Ian Rosenbaum for a concert of Akiho’s vibrant, viscerally driving music.
Their first show presents Andy Akiho, one of the most “vital” composers (New York Times) composing today. His virtuosic use of elaborate rhythms and unexpected timbres mesmerizes and moves in equal measure.
With Akiho’s frequent collaborator Ian Rosenbaum — a “meteoric young talent” in the percussion world (Washington Post) — on marimba, this concert promises to be a rollicking tour–de–force performance of Akiho’s String Quartet, LIgNEouS, and Karakurenai.
NATIONAL SAWDUST @ THE WALLIS - May 30-31, 2019
"The startlingly visceral cellist Amanda Gookin performs stylistically contrasting commissions by seven female composers that explore a range of issues facing women today, from the LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights, sexual violence and empowerment."
Composers: Angélica Negrón, Nathalie Joachim, Leila Adu, Jessica Meyer, Allison Loggins-Hull, Amanda Feery, Morgan Krauss
"Longtime New Yorker and contemporary music advocate Jessica Meyer curates a series of
virtuosic concerts showcasing innovative string playing by sought-after classical musicians who also champion works by living composers."
In our last concert of the season, PQ will celebrate this season's PQA composers in a special concert featuring NYC and World Premieres!
Tickets: $20 with free wine!
World Premiere: "Nevermore" (2017) by Xian Wang
NYC Premiere: "Silent Sentinels" (2017) by Steven Snowden
NYC Premiere: "Get Into the NOW" (2017) by Jessica Meyer
Join us for an afternoon of incredible music at the 2018 Bang on a Can marathon. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features ten hours of performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time. Contemporaneous will perform side-by-side with the Bang on a Can All Stars, with thrilling new music from Jeffrey Brooks, Fjóla Evans, and Dylan Mattingly.
IRON & COAL is an intimate musical journey through the Holocaust's lingering emotional wounds on a survivor and his son. Contemporaneous joins composer, singer, songwriter, and lyricist Jeremy Schonfeld in his evening-length work commemorating his father, newly arranged by co-artistic director David Bloom. This staged production is directed by Kevin Newbury.
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects
PUBLIQuartet presents a program of works by a diverse body of composers, featuring the world premiere of a Washington Performing Arts co-commission by composer Jessica Meyer. Program includes works by PAULINE OLIVEROS, JESSIE MONTGOMERY, MEREDITH MONK, CAROLINE SHAW, JIHYUN KIM, and more.
OPERA AMERICA SHOWCASE: operas in progress commissioned and produced by National Sawdust. Featuring excerpts from Paola Prestini's Old Man and the Sea for cello + loop pedal and two tenors, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Zachary James.
On February 10 from 2:30 - 4:30, PUBLIQuartet will conduct masterclass sessions with two learning quartets in a live event at the National Opera Center, New York City. A multi-camera crew will film the event for live stream across the internet to audiences everywhere. Chamber music players wherever they are can watch on their computers in real time and submit their comments and questions via a live chat feed.
Irish vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, called “one of the most dramatic voices in contemporary music” by The Guardian, and “magnificently expressive” by The New York Times, applies his profound and soaring voice to composer Kate Moore’s Bushranger Psychodrama, a new piece created specifically for him, and performed this evening with PUBLIQuartet string quartet. Co-commissioned by Symphony Space and National Concert Hall Dublin.
Contemporaneous performs on the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival, the premier opera-theater festival, with a concert presentation of the first act of composer Dylan Mattingly and librettist Thomas Bartscherer's Stranger Love.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 7:00 pm | Tickets
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm | Tickets
Produced by Contemporaneous
Co-presented by PROTOTYPE Festival and Roulette
Roulette | 509 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn, NY
Discover Miami’s own genre-bending, 21st-century orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble. Conductor Jacomo Rafael Bairos journeys through the classical and popular genres we love, as well as unique reimaginations by Nu Deco co-founder, Sam Hyken. PLUS! Celebrate the holidays with Chorale-led holiday favorites in the foyer. Embark on a musical exploration that will be a gift to yourself, your family and friends.
So excited to announce the first #PUBLIQAccess World Premiere of the season will be held at the historical Workhouse Arts Center in partnership with Turning Point Suffragist Memorial on Sunday, November 12 in Lorton, Virginia!
Steven Snowden's commission, "Silent Sentinels" for string quartet and electronics, honors the Centennial of the "Night of Terror" when 33 Suffragists called the Silent Sentinels were arrested and brutally beaten at the Occoquan Workhouse (now the Workhouse Arts Center). These women were subsequently tortured and endured horrific treatment as prisoners. It wasn't until 1920 that the 19th Amendment was ratified.
PQ's program "Voices of Change" will provide a snapshot of music in 1917, celebrating the Centennial of Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and the music of Lilli Boulanger.
Friday, September 22, 2017 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm AND 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Presented by Pig Iron Theater Company and FringeArts
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania | Zellerbach Theatre
3680 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA
General admission $39 | Tickets and Information
Witness the world premiere of Pig Iron Theater's epic synthesis of theatre, music and design that contemplates a future of ominous environmental predictions and rapid technological change.