Alarm Will Sound
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Alarm Will Sound

Just over forty years ago, the Beatles and composer Karlheinz Stockhausen arranged to meet in New York City to plan a joint concert. No such performance would ever take place. But its tantalizing promise is the departure point for Alarm Will Sound's 1969. Told through their own words, music, and images, 1969 is the story of great musicians—John Lennon, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul McCartney, Luciano Berio, Yoko Ono, and Leonard Bernstein—striving for a new music and a new world amidst the turmoil of the late 1960s.

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Alarm Will Sound
Jan
27
8:00 PM20:00

Alarm Will Sound

Just over forty years ago, the Beatles and composer Karlheinz Stockhausen arranged to meet in New York City to plan a joint concert. No such performance would ever take place. But its tantalizing promise is the departure point for Alarm Will Sound's 1969. Told through their own words, music, and images, 1969 is the story of great musicians—John Lennon, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul McCartney, Luciano Berio, Yoko Ono, and Leonard Bernstein—striving for a new music and a new world amidst the turmoil of the late 1960s.

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Alarm Will Sound
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Alarm Will Sound

György Ligeti’s life was filled with drama. He escaped Nazi extermination in a Jewish labor camp and eventually fled totalitarian oppression at the hands of the liberating Soviets in Hungary. His music’s dense melodic webs and conflicting rhythms—along with a host of other experimental sounds, shapes, and forms—embody the dreams, fantasies, and nightmares of a life lived on the edge. Alarm Will Sound tells Ligeti’s incredible story through a blend of music and recorded sounds in a concert that resembles a live podcast.

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Alarm Will Sound
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Alarm Will Sound

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the seventh annual Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, July 23-28, 2017 on the campus of the University of Missouri. Eight composers will been selected to compose a work to be premiered by Alarm Will Sound. Composers will receive private composition lessons with two resident composers; take part in workshops with Alarm Will Sound; participate in masterclasses; receive a professional live recording and the premiere performance of their work.

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Alarm Will Sound
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Alarm Will Sound

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the seventh annual Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, July 24-29, 2017 on the campus of the University of Missouri. Eight composers will been selected to compose a work to be premiered by Alarm Will Sound. Composers will receive private composition lessons with two resident composers; take part in workshops with Alarm Will Sound; participate in masterclasses; receive a professional live recording and the premiere performance of their work.

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Wet Ink
Feb
4
7:30 PM19:30

Wet Ink

The NYC premiere of the fully staged version of Kate Soper's "Ipsa Dixit", an extended quasi-theatrical chamber work written for Wet Ink members Erin Lesser, Josh Modney & Ian Antonio.

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Alarm Will Sound
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Alarm Will Sound

John Adams built his career in the 1980s making unique and unmistakable music of pulsing sound masses for large ensembles. But a 1992 commission for a one-of-each-instrument chamber ensemble forced him to fundamentally rethink his music, and it was a combination of Schoenberg and old 1950s-era cartoons that guided him to a new way forward. The dense and manic Chamber Symphony that emerged shocked fans who thought they knew what to expect from Adams, and its ferocious challenges pushed performers to their limits. 15 years after writing the original Chamber Symphony, Adams composed a sequel, called Son of Chamber Symphony, for Alarm Will Sound.

This special performance combines music, recorded interviews with the composer and others, as well as voices from the performers onstage to tell the story of the creation of these two seminal works, and of the struggle required to perform them.

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Wet Ink
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Wet Ink

The premiere performance of the complete music to Kate Soper's "Ipsa Dixit", an extended quasi-theatrical chamber work written for Wet Ink members Erin Lesser, Josh Modney & Ian Antonio. Premiere of the fully staged version coming to NYC in February 2017

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Alarm Will Sound
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

Alarm Will Sound

Underdog history comes to life through new music and old Irish songs in composer Donnacha Dennehy’s opera about the Great Famine of 1845-52. The story itself is rooted in Asenath Nicholson’s harrowing first-person account in Annals of the Famine in Ireland. Acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound and celebrated Irish folk singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, imagines soprano Katherine Manley as Nicholson and Ó Lionáird as the voice of the voiceless, with instrumentalists integrated into the staging. Old recordings of traditional sean nós songs dovetail seamlessly with Dennehy’s score, while video clips of interviews with Noam Chomsky, Paul Krugman, and others underscore the political roots of this tragedy that brought a nation to its knees.

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Alarm Will Sound
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Alarm Will Sound

Underdog history comes to life through new music and old Irish songs in composer Donnacha Dennehy’s opera about the Great Famine of 1845-52. The story itself is rooted in Asenath Nicholson’s harrowing first-person account in Annals of the Famine in Ireland. Acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound and celebrated Irish folk singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, imagines soprano Katherine Manley as Nicholson and Ó Lionáird as the voice of the voiceless, with instrumentalists integrated into the staging. Old recordings of traditional sean nós songs dovetail seamlessly with Dennehy’s score, while video clips of interviews with Noam Chomsky, Paul Krugman, and others underscore the political roots of this tragedy that brought a nation to its knees.

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Alarm Will Sound
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Alarm Will Sound

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Underdog history comes to life through new music and old Irish songs in composer Donnacha Dennehy’s opera about the Great Famine of 1845-52. The story itself is rooted in Asenath Nicholson’s harrowing first-person account in Annals of the Famine in Ireland. Acclaimed ensemble Alarm Will Sound and celebrated Irish folk singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, imagines soprano Katherine Manley as Nicholson and Ó Lionáird as the voice of the voiceless, with instrumentalists integrated into the staging. Old recordings of traditional sean nós songs dovetail seamlessly with Dennehy’s score, while video clips of interviews with Noam Chomsky, Paul Krugman, and others underscore the political roots of this tragedy that brought a nation to its knees.

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Venti Cordi
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Venti Cordi

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W. F. Bach, Duet for Flute & Oboe
Bohuslav Martinu, Mazurka et Nocturne for Oboe, Two Violins & Cello (Mémorial à Chopin) 
Nikolai Kapustin, Duo for Alto Saxophone & Cello, Op. 99
Malcolm Arnold, Suite Bourgeois for Flute, Oboe & Piano
Maurice Duruflé, Prélude, récitatif et variations op. 3 for Flute, Viola & Piano
Marc Eychenne, Cantilène et Danse for Alto Saxophone, Violin & Piano

 

Chiharu Naruse, Piano; Erin Lesser, Flute; Kathleen McNerney, Oboe; 
Barry Saunders, Alto Saxophone; Dean Stein, Violin & Viola; 
Patrick Owen, Cello; Guest Student tba

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