Boston New Music Initiative: SEASON FINALE
Presented by The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. at First Church in Boston
June 18, 2011
The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. will conclude its second concert season with an evening of chamber works by seven living composers on Saturday, June 18 at the First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street. The concert marks the debut of music director Douglas McRay Daniels, who joined the BNMI staff in April 2011. BNMI will perform the work of Timothy A. Davis (Words of Love and Despair for flute, clarinet, and piano), Moon Young Ha (Fairy Tale for flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and violoncello), Peter Van Zandt Lane (Fugue State for brass quintet), Jeff Myers (Makassar Strait for bass clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin, and violoncello), Eric Nathan (Spires for brass quintet), and Kirsten Volness (Hints and Hauntings for contrabass and electronics). Also featured on the program is Creatio ex Nihilo for viola, violoncello, piano, and percussion by 17-year old composer Thomas Sturm.
The work was selected in September 2010 for the American Festival for the Arts/BNMI Young Composer Award, designed to provide a young composer with a performance opportunity on BNMI’s annual concert series. Amongst the performers featured on the concert are flutist Deirdre Viau and clarinetist Yhasmin Valenzuela (Quinta Esencia); clarinetist Elise Kopesky, violist Alex Duval, and pianist Christopher Orzech (Animus Ensemble); percussionist Nicholas Gleason (Sinopia Quartet); cellist Christopher Homick; and pianist Timothy Maurice; and contrabassist Ryan Ford. This concert will be the first appearances with BNMI for Ms. Kopesky, Mr. Orzech and Mr. Ford. The concert is BNMI’s sixth and final in the organization’s second season, following concerts in September, November, December, February, and May. The concert begins at 8 pm. Tickets are available at the door on the evening of the concert, and online up until the day of the concert.
ABOUT THE BOSTON NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining an international network of composers, performers, conductors, directors, and champions of music in order to generate new music concerts, compositions, collaborations, and commissions. Incorporated in 2010, the organization aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.