New Music on the Cutting Edge

2014-15 Concert Season

Argento at the Play Loud! Chamber Music Festival

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Instituto Cervantes
211 East 49th Street, New York
Tickets available online

Argento presents a cutting-edge program at the Play Loud! Chamber Music Festival.

Program

Kurt Rohde - …misterioso…maestoso… (2011/12) for amplified violin, viola and assorted items

Michel Galante - Sonataspielen (2014) for violin and piano

Michel Galante - Divorce Bard (2014) for voice and piano

Aaron Helgeson - A long while (2014) for soprano and piano
With text adapted from the 576 words spoken by Hermione in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Gordon Beeferman - Burnt Sienna (2006) for solo clarinet

Gordon Beeferman - there are people (2013) for voice and piano

Gordon Beeferman - The Quiet (world premiere) for voice and piano

Argento Chamber Ensemble, Michel Galante, conductor, with Sharon Harms, soprano

  Kurt Rohde Aaron Helgeson Michel Galante Gordon Beeferman Sharon Harms  

Mahler As New York Contemporary II

January 14-15, 2015, 7:30 PM
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue (between 66 and 67 St)

Program

Oliver Schneller - Clair/Obscur (2005-06) for 7 instruments and live electronics

Jesse Jones - Threshold for tenor and ensemble

Gustav Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde (1908-09) arranged for mezzo-soprano, tenor and chamber ensemble by Arnold Schoenberg (1921), completed by Rainer Riehn (1983)
Jennifer Beattie, alto ; tenor to be announced.

Spectral Impressions: Tristan Murail in America

Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:00 and 8:00 PM
Austrian Cultural Forum website
11 East 52nd Street, New York

Argento features music of celebrated French Spectralist Tristan Murail and and composers with whom he worked during his years in New York.

Program

Compositions by Tristan Murail and American composers

Mahler As New York Contemporary III

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 PM
DiMenna Center, 450 West 37th Street, New York
Subway: A/C/E trains to 34th Street or 42nd Street
Suggested donation $15/$10 students

Program

György Ligeti - Cello Concerto

Matthias Spahlinger - Furioso for chamber ensemble

New Composition for clarinet and chamber ensemble

Gustav Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) arranged for voice and ensemble by Arnold Schoenberg
Sharon Harms, soprano

Residency at Sonoma State University

March 27-29, 2015, Concert on Sunday, March 29
Sonoma State University

Preview Concert selected from the Sonoma Tour Program
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 8:00 PM


Sonoma Tour Program

György Ligeti - Cello Concerto

Matthias Spahlinger - Furioso for chamber ensemble

New Composition for clarinet and chamber ensemble

Robert Schumann - Konzertsatz fragment in D minor arranged for piano and chamber ensemble by Kimmy Szeto

Aldo Clementi - Concerto for piano and ensemble

Gustav Mahler - Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) arranged for voice and ensemble by Arnold Schoenberg
Federica von Stade, soprano

Argento at Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles

Monday, March 30, 2015
Zipper Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles

Program

György Ligeti - Cello Concerto

Matthias Spahlinger - Furioso for chamber ensemble

New Composition for clarinet and chamber ensemble

Robert Schumann - Konzertsatz fragment in D minor arranged for piano and chamber ensemble by Kimmy Szeto

Aldo Clementi - Concerto for piano and ensemble

Mahler As New York Contemporary - InterArts

April 2015

Program

Gustav Mahler - Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1905)
Sharon Harms, soprano, with the New Chamber Ballet
World permiere choreography by Miro Magloire

Mahler As New York Contemporary I

Monday, September 15, 2014, 7:30 PM
Music Mondays Concert Series, Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd Street, New York
Subway: 1/2/3 to 96th Street
Admission free

The legendary Austrian composer Gustav Mahler spent some of his later years in New York City and served as the director of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. His forward-looking musical style and language continue to resonate in contemporary music today. This concert series—three concerts spanning the 2014-15 season—situates Mahler as a New York new music contemporary. Each concert features one of Mahler's monumental works composed during his New York period in chamber arrangement, which provides the context for a showcase of the finest works of today's emerging composers. Discussion with composers and performers follows each program.

Program

Taylor Brook - Arrythmia (2012) for string quartet
JACK Quartet

Matthew Ricketts - After Nine: Fantasia on Mahler (2014) for chamber ensemble
New York premiere
Argento Chamber Ensemble — Michel Galante, conductor

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 9 (1899-1901/1902-10)
arranged for chamber ensemble by Klaus Simon (2007)
Argento Chamber Ensemble — Michel Galante, conductor

 
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Argento's 2014-15 season programming has been made possible by the Fritz Reiner Fund, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, New Music USA's Cary New Music Performance Fund, and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Public support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.