"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.
PUBLIQuartet presents a PUBLIQ Access World Premiere, "Silent Sentinels" (2017) by Steven Snowden at the Workhouse Arts Center to honor the women who suffered the Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse. PUBLIQuartet will present a concert program titled, “ ‘17", inspired by resistance and change. The works on this program will provide a musical snapshot of the year 1917 to commemorate historical events and the birth of influential composers’ who pushed against oppression 100 years ago.
This concert is presented by the Workhouse Arts Center and Turning Point Memorial Foundation.
The Clark Art Institute
3:15 pm Musical Prelude | Thomas Schütte: Crystal
4:00 pm Concert | Spencer Terrace at Lunder Center
Presented by Clark Art Institute
225 South Street | Williamstown, MA
Free and open to the public | More information
At the lovely Clark Art Institute in Western Massachusetts, Contemporaneous celebrates the work of mid-century artist Helen Frankenthaler with a program or works by contemporaneously active American composers Frederic Rzewski, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Meredith Monk.