Callithumpian Consort: Karchin, Murail, Chacon, Rădulescu, Lee, & Montgomery

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.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

This performance will be viewable in-person for internal NEC audiences only, and via livestream for public audiences.

Watch livestream from Jordan Hall:

  • Callithumpian Consort
  1. Louis Karchin | Sonata-Fantasia (2021)

    World Premiere

  2. Tristan Murail | C'est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée, une fontaine close, une source scelée (1976)

    • Sam Kelder, viola
  3. Raven Chacon | Quiver (2018)

    • David Russell, cello
  4. Horaţiu Rădulescu | Lux Animae, op. 97 (1996)

    • Stephen Marotto, cello
  5. Dongryul Lee | Le Tombeau de Harvey (2019)

    • Ariel Mo, piano
  6. Jesse Montgomery | Rhapsody No. 1 (2014)

    • Emma Carleton, violin