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Q2 Music Presents Best of 2014: New-Music Party

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

7:00 PM

Join Q2 Music for a star-studded celebration of some of the year’s most riveting, charismatic and jaw-droppingly gorgeous new-music recordings, hosted by Meet the Composer's Nadia Sirota

The evening spotlights Tre Voci – the chamber ensemble featuring Grammy Award-winning violist Kim Kashkashian alongside flutist Marina Piccinini and harpist Sivan Magen – performing Tōru Takemitsu’s And then I knew ´twas Wind, a work inspired by the music of Debussy and a line from the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Soprano Mellissa Hughes performs excerpts from Jacob Cooper’s Silver Threads – an evocative six-song cycle for soprano and electronics, based in large part by a haiku of Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō.

Violinists Cornelius Dufallo and Amy Kauffman are joined by stop-motion animations of New York-based artist Josh Dorman in three movements from composer Anna Clyne’s nostalgic, Baroque improvisation-inspired The Violin.

Performers along with composers Jacob Cooper and Anna Clyne will join Sirota on-stage for mid-concert interviews. Featured albums represent the latest releases of ECM New Series (“Tre Voci”), Nonesuch (“Silver Threads”) and VIA Records (“The Violin”). 

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