New Music on the Cutting Edge

2016-17 Concert Season

Lex54 Concerts : Conjugal Music

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

Full New York Program

Tristan Murail - C'est un jardin secret, ma sœur, ma fiancée, une source scellée, une fontaine close... (1976) for viola
Stephanie Griffin, viola

Tristan Murail - Les Ruines circulaires (1998) for clarinet and violin
Doori Na, violin, Carol McGonnell, clarinet

Tristan Murail - Unanswered Questions (1995) for flute
Emi Ferguson, flute

Georg Friedrich Haas - Das Ende der Sehnsuch (2016) for clarinet and ensemble
World premiere
Carol McGonnell, clarinet

Ryan Beppel - Octet (2013)
U.S. premiere

Georg Friedrich Haas - Hochzeitsmarsch (2016) for clarinet and ensemble
World premiere
Carol McGonnell, clarinet

Richard Wagner - Siegfried Idyll - (1870) symphonic poem for chamber orchestra

Argento Chamber Ensemble — Michel Galante, conductor

  Ryan Beppel Georg Friedrich Haas Tristan Murail  

Lex54 Concerts : Taking Apart Your Universe

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15

Program

Salvatore Sciarrino - Introduzione all'oscuro (1981)

Karen Power - armed only with nuts (2012)

Ann Cleare - eyam ii (taking apart your universe) (2012) for contrabass clarinet and ensemble
world premiere - Carol McGonnell, contrabass clarinet

Argento Chamber Ensemble — Michel Galante, conductor

  Ann Cleare Salvatore Sciarrino Karen Power  


Additional support for this concert is provided by Culture Ireland.

Founder's Day at the Library of Congress

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:00 PM
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St SE, Washington, DC [map]
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30 in Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
Free tickets available online beginning at 10am on September 14

Program

Salvatore Sciarrino - Introduzione all'Oscuro (1981)

Ann Cleare - eyam i (it takes an ocean not to) (2013) for solo clarinet
Ann Cleare - eyam ii (taking apart your universe) (2012) for contrabass clarinet and ensemble
Carol McGonnell, clarinet and contrabass clarinet

Michel Galante - Flicker for clarinet and piano

Gustav Mahler - Andante-Adagio and Scherzo from Symphony No. 10
arranged for chamber ensemble by Michel Galante

Argento Chamber Ensemble — Michel Galante, conductor

  Salvatore Sciarrino Ann Cleare  

Last Winter

Monday, November 21, 2016, 7:30 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54 St, New York [map]
Suggested Donation: $15 [get tickets]

Sang Song explores isolation through modern means of microamplification: headphones. Proximity and intimacy is magnified – every whisper of the instruments is directly channeled into the listener's ears.

** Please bring photo identification to procure headphones necessary to experience this exciting world premiere.

Program

Sang Song - Last Winter (2016)
world premiere, headphones powered by Quiet Event

Beat Furrer - aer (1991)

Morton Feldman - Bass Clarinet and Percussion (1981)
Carol McGonnell, bass clarinet

Beat Furrer - voicelessness (1986)
Joanna Chao, piano

Michel Galante - Megalomania (2012)
Stephen Gosling, piano

Sang Song Joanna Chao Carol McGonnell Stephen Gosling  
 

  
Argento's 2016-17 season programming has been made possible by the Fritz Reiner Fund, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the generosity of individual supporters. Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.