Now in its second year, SoundNOW is proud to present the very best in classical contemporary music as performed by Atlantaâs premiere new music ensembles. Experience SoundNOW 2017 as eight of Atlantaâs premiere new music ensembles (plus a special guest Atlanta based artist) come together for another dynamic week showcasing Atlanta's vibrant new music scene!! Itâs a full week of wildly eclectic musical styles and chamber experiences. Join us and see for yourself why Atlanta is emerging as an important center of contemporary music in the southeast! You never know what you might hear next but you can expect world-class performances by some of the finest musicians in the United States!
Three of the eight performing ensembles include ensembles-in-residence at Georgia State University, Terminus, Sunday, April 8, 3pm, neoPhonia, Monday, April 9, 7:30pm and Bent Frequency, Tuesday, April 10, 7:30pm.
The Georgia State University Percussion Ensemble will perform a wide range of music from traditional music to compositions and improvisations influenced by popular and folk idioms. The ensemble is under the direction of Percussion Area Coordinator Dr. Stuart Gerber.
Formed out of friendship, the Amicitia Duo brings music for the clarinet to a wide variety of audiences featuring clarinetists Diane Barger and Denise Gainey. Amicitia is the Latin word for friendship and is pronounced âah-mee-KEE-tee-ahâ. With a friendship that spans over thirty years, Barger and Gainey combine their love of music and teaching to delight audiences around the world.
University Symphony Orchestra & University ChoirsÂ present
Beethoven Choral Fantasy and Mozart Grand Mass in C Minor.
Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op. 80
featuring Raffi Besalyan, pianist
Amy Baker and Joanna Burrell, sopranos, Esther Maloof mezzo soprano, Ethan Michel, tenor, and Eleftherios Chasanidis, bass
Mozart Great Mass in C Minor, K 427
Maria Valdes, soprano I, Greer Lyle, soprano II, David Araujo, tenor, Eleftherios Chasanidis, bass
Georgia State University Singers, Master Singers, and Symphony Orchestra
Michael Palmer, conductor
Pre-Concert Talk by Dr. Marie Sumner Lott, 6:30PM
Concert - 7:30PM
Flutist Rachel Nozny and guitarist Robert Gibson formed R2Duo in the spring of 2014. In addition to performing the standard flute and guitar repertoire, R2Duo also specializes in contemporary literature and enjoys working with living composers on the creation of new works. The mission of R2Duo is to be a versatile and creative ensemble that brings a high level of artistry and musicianship to many styles of music. Rachel Nozny and Robert Gibson are both faculty members in the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University and each enjoy active careers as educators and performers in South Alabama and its surrounding areas. R2Duo performs all over the South Eastern Unite States and were recently selected to perform at the 2016 National Flute Association conference in San Diego.
Christopher is a professor of music at the University of South Carolina where he directs the classical guitar program. He was a recipient of the Michael J. Mungo Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and was awarded the Cantey Outstanding Faculty AwardÂ for performance, research, and teaching. He is a Carolina Distinguished Professor.
It is 2017. We are a nation polarized, a society reeling. In times like these, it's the artists' duty to interpret, to comment upon, to draw attention to, and even to resist injustices and inequalities. Bent Frequency presents a program of works by artists determined to explore the difficult topics of modern injustice and advocate for equality, peace, and love through commentary, satire, and reflection. The works in this program invite the listener to think anew about our common humanity and uncommon times. With love, we resist!
Selections from The Fall of the Empire - Frederic Rzewski
Presidential Address - Daniel Felsenfeld
R.I.P.T. - Dorothy Hindman
My Feelings Now - Eve Beglarian
I Will Learn to Love a Person - Christopher Cerrone