Ensemble: Callithumpian Consort

Conductor: Stephen Drury

Artists: Mari Kawamura (Piano), NaYoung Koo (Piano), Shaoai Ashley Zhang (Piano), Christina Dioguardi (Bassoon), Chris Moore (Trombone), Stephanie Skor (Violin), Lautaro Mantilla (Electric Guitar), Nina Guo (Soprano), Neil Godwin (French Horn), Beth McDonald (Tuba), Franziska Huhn (Harp), Orin Laursen (Violin), Ryan Shannon (Violin), Mary Ferrillo (Viola), Ashleigh Gordon (Viola), Jonathan Butler (Cello), Michael Unterman (Cello), Hugo Abraham (Double Bass), Edward Kass (Double Bass), David Luidens (Percussion), Jeffrey Means (Percussion), David Tarantino (Percussion)

Led by Stephen Drury of the NEC faculty, Callithumpian Consort is a loose aggregation of NEC students, alumni, and new music enthusiasts that performs locally, on the East Coast, and in Europe. Throughout the year, the group returns to its birthplace—the NEC campus—with performances of contemporary avant-garde music.

Several times this season, Callithumpian Consort is using these "Open For'm" appearances at NEC with full-length concerts here and at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create a conversation within and between these events. Stephen Drury explains:

"Open For'm is an immersion, an encounter, a multi-dimensional experience. Callithumpian Consort focuses on a single piece of music in a free-form event made of equal parts teach-in, demonstration, free-form discussion, open rehearsal, Q and A session, pre-concert lecture, and post-concert reception. Sit next to and among the performers; experience the music, its history, challenges and beauties from the inside of the group!"

Tonight's encounter, dedicated to music of Christian Wolff, will continue with a concert at NEC tomorrow night that will include the premiere of a new work by Wolff along with commissioned works by E. Edward Davis and Lee Weisert.

2015-03-12: Davis, Weisert, Wolff

Program

Wolff: Sonata
Mari Kawamura (Piano), NaYoung Koo (Piano), Shaoai Ashley Zhang (Piano)

Wolff: For 1, 2, or 3 People
Christina Dioguardi (Bassoon), Chris Moore (Trombone), Stephanie Skor (Violin)

Wolff: For 1, 2, or 3 People
Lautaro Mantilla (Electric Guitar)

Wolff: Microexercises
1-8
9-22
Nina Guo (Soprano), Neil Godwin (French Horn), Beth McDonald (Tuba), Franziska Huhn (Harp), Orin Laursen (Violin), Ryan Shannon (Violin), Mary Ferrillo (Viola), Ashleigh Gordon (Viola), Jonathan Butler (Cello), Michael Unterman (Cello), Hugo Abraham (Double Bass), Edward Kass (Double Bass), David Luidens (Percussion), Jeffrey Means (Percussion), David Tarantino (Percussion)

Date: March 11, 2015 - 7:00PM

Price: Free

Location: Brown Hall

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YOU PLAY BACH YOUR WAY, AND I'LL PLAY HIM HIS WAY. WANDA LANDOWSKA