Music and Theater Arts Composer Forums presents Elena Ruehr. Ruehr discusses her new CD, Averno, for chorus and orchestra, with poetry by American poets Louise Gluck, Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson. 5pm, Lewis Music Library, 14E-109. Free. A reception follows.
MIT Lecturer in Music Elena Ruehr has been a fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute and composer-in-residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which performed her major orchestral works and the opera Toussaint Before the Spirits (Arsis Records). Three of her six string quartets were commissioned and recorded by the Cypress String Quartet. Other recordings include Averno (Avie Records with the Trinity Choir, Julian Wachner, conducting), Jane Wang considers the Dragonfly (various artists on Albany) and Shimmer (Metamorphosen Chamber Ensemble on Albany).