On Dec. 2, Q2 Music held a star-studded celebration of some of the year’s most riveting and gorgeous new-music recordings, hosted by Meet the Composer‘s Nadia Sirota.
The evening featured 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 performed 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 were 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.
Composers Jacob Cooper and Anna Clyne joined Sirota on-stage for mid-concert interviews.
Watch on-demand video of the entire show: