The Callithumpian Consort

NEC: Jordan Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

NEC faculty Stephen Drury created the Callithumpian Consort in the belief that new music should be an exciting adventure shared by performers and listeners alike, and that the brand new masterpieces of our day are beautiful, sensuous, challenging, delightful, provocative, and a unique joy.

Callithumpian’s repertoire is the new and unusual, encompassing a huge stylistic spectrum from the classics of the last 100 years to works of the avant-garde and experimental jazz and rock. It is grounded in the musical discoveries of John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Zorn, Giacinto Scelsi, Morton Feldman, and Iannis Xenakis.

More about the Callithumpian Consort

  1. John Luther Adams: Three High Places

    I. Above Sunset Pass

    II. The Wind at Maclaren Summit

    III. Looking Toward Hope

    • Stephen Marotto, cello
  2. Pierre Boulez: Dialogue de l'ombre double

    • Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet
    • Sid Richardson, electronics
  3. Lukas Foss: Time Cycle

    I. We're Late (W. H. Auden)

    II. When the Bells Justle (A. E. Housman)

    III. Sechzehnter Januar (Franz Kafka)

    IV. O Mensch, gib Acht (Friedrich Nietzsche)

    • Robin Steitz, soprano
    • Gleb Kanasevich, clarinet
    • Mike Williams, percussion
    • Stephen Marotto, cello
    • Stephen Drury, piano