Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2021, now in its 23rd season, will offer three concerts in the Thalia Theater in Symphony Space on April 12, 19, and 26, 2021. These concerts will explore facets of contemporary music by living composers, all of whom will be present to discuss their works on stage with host and creator, Victoria Bond.
This program highlights works by composers from across the globe, as well as focusing on the stories of Native Americans. The first half features Native American flutist Ron Warren performing his own pieces Distance Between2 and Beads, with pianist Paul Barnes performing his own arrangement for solo piano of the second movement, Sacagawea, from Philip Glass’s “After Lewis and Clark” Piano Concerto No. 2. Then, the mixed chamber ensemble Percussia performs a world premiere of Victoria Bond’s From the Atlas of Imaginary Places and a world premiere by violinist and composer Ljova. Also featured on the program is Alexis Lamb’s Murmuration, a piece about the starlings’ flight patterns, and Carlo Nicolau’s Immigrant Dream.
Ron Warren: Distances Between2 and Beads for Native Flute and Piano
Philip Glass:Sacagawea from Piano Concerto No. 2 “After Lewis and Clark”
Pianist Paul Barnes and Native American flutist Ron Warren
Carlo Nicolau: Immigrant Dream
Alexis Lamb: Murmuration
Ljova (Lev Zhurbin): World Premiere
Victoria Bond: From the Atlas of Imaginary Places (World Premiere)
Percussia: Ingrid Gordon and Frank Cassara, percussion, Susan Jolles, harp; Margaret Lancaster, flute; Ljova, viola
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