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2015_ISCM - USA SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

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  • Year: 
    2015
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    Our season opened on November 13, 2014 at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music with a co-sponsored chamber concert with artists Jacqueline Leclair, oboe & English horn, Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet, Brad Balliett, bassoon, and Eri Kang, piano. The program included: Charles Wuorinen - Epithalamium for oboe and clarinet (originally for two trumpets); Neil Saunders - Incantations for oboe; Oliver Knussen - Elegiac Arabesques for English horn and clarinet; Brad Balliett - Variations for oboe and bassoon, world premiere; Three Minuets for bassoon, world premiere; Grand Minuet for bassoon, world premiere; Elizabeth Hoffman - Figure-Ground for clarinet and electronics, world premiere; Judith Bingham - Ave Maris Stella for oboe, clarinet, and piano (originally for two counter tenors). The second chamber concert was a recital with Rolf Schulte, violin, and Kumi Ogano, piano at the Tenri Cultural Institute featuring the music of Akira Miyoshi, on February 13, 2015. The program included Maurice Ravel's Sonate Posthume; Miyoshi's works: Miroir, En Vers, Chaines, and Pour le Piano, and a work by Donald Martino: Fantasy - Variations. Our third concert featured violist Lois Martin, presenting world premieres for viola and ensemble by Neil Kirkwood, Richard Festinger, Sheree Clement, and Diego Tedesco. Molly Morkoski, piano, Caroline Stinson, cello, and Mike Truesdell, percussion joined Lois Martin. It took place at Tenri Cultural Institute on May 10, 2015 and included the following works: Edward T. Cone - Ostinato, Cadenza & Finale for viola, cello, and piano, commissioned by Lois Martin; Richard Festinger - Récit for solo viola; world premiere, commissioned by Lois Martin; Philippe Hurel - Recueil for viola and percussion; Diego Tedesco - Divertimento for viola, cello, and piano; world premiere, commissioned by Lois Martin; Neal Kirkwood - Three Boppisms and Four Thinking Songs for viola and marimba, world premiere, commissioned by Lois Martin; Sheree Clement - Viola Trio for viola, cello, and piano; commissioned by Lois Martin. Our final chamber concert took place on May 23, 2015 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music’s Benzaquen Hall and featured the string quartet Mivos Quartet. The program included: Sam Nichols – Refuge; Carl Kanter – 4 Pieces for String Quartet – Piece #2, world premiere; Katherine Young – slam creak bzzz, world premiere; Andrew Greenwald – A Thing is a Hole in a Thing it is Not; Richard Carrick – String Quartet #2 - Space:Time, world premiere. Our 2014-15 concert season concluded with our annual orchestra concert on June 11, 2015 at Miller Theatre, and included the world premiere of the League's 10th recent commission, by Morris Rosenzweig. In addition, the program featured Irving Fine's Notturno for string orchestra and harp in honor of Fine's centennial, the American premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Leino Songs, and a selection from The Four Cardinal Seasons - a dramatic work by David Felder which included two soloists, orchestra and pre-recorded sound. As with the past seasons, WNYC's John Schaefer hosted the evening's concert and interviewed composers prior to their works being performed. Louis Karchin and Scott Voyles conducted the orchestra, the soloists were Heather Buck, soprano, and Ethan Herschenfeld, bass.

 

 

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