Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 at 8 PM

Photo: Talea Ensemble

Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

Coolidge Auditorium

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(tickets available 01/06/2016, beginning at 10 AM)

With a program that includes two U.S. premieres, one world premiere and three recent commissions from the Library of Congress, the Talea Ensemble descends on DC for an unforgettable evening of cutting-edge music. Talea will continue to expand musical boundaries with their performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s new commission; in addition to new and recent pieces by Aperghis and Anderson, Talea brings to life a work by one of its own—composer/pianist Anthony Cheung.

GEORGE APERGHIS

Wild Romance (U.S. premiere)

JULIAN ANDERSON

Van Gogh/Blue (U.S. premiere)
Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress

ANTHONY CHEUNG

Synchronicities
Commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress

BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH

Contraccolpi (World premiere)
Commissioned by the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund in the Library of Congress, with further support from Ensemble musikFabrik and Kunststiftung NRW

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
with Brian Ferneyhough