New Music Festival, Boston Conservatory
February 3-9, 2014: New Music Festival, Boston Conservatory (USA)
Guest artist in residence at The Boston Conservatory, teaching and performing with faculty and students.
Please see the Boston Conservatory website for more details about concerts, classes and seminars.
Held annually, The Boston Conservatory New Music Festival is a multi-day celebration of music’s evolution throughout the ages and is dedicated to recognizing exceptional compositions by modern composers. This year’s festival honors Louis Andriessen by performing 35 of his works over four days, including La Girò, which Andriessen wrote in 2011 for Monica Germino and which she will perform for the first time ever in Boston.
pictured: Eric Hewitt, Monica Germino, Boston Conservatory Orchestra. photo: Eric Antoniou
Thursday, February 6 at 8 p.m. – Ensemble and Solo Works
Guest artists Monica Germino (violin) and Tony Arnold (voice) join Samuel Z. Solomon and The Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble to perform small ensemble and solo works of Andriessen, including Bells for Haarlem, Xenia, Image de Moreau, Zilver, Hout, Passeggiata in Tram in America e Ritorno, and more.
Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m. – Chamber and Electronic Music
The Boston Conservatory Honors String Quartet and Conservatory voice, dance and saxophone students perform Andriessen’s Tuin van Eros, In Memoriam, Woodpecker and Facing Death, along with Stravinksy’s Three Pieces for String Quartet and The Owl and the Pussycat.
Guest soloist Monica Germino (violin) performs Andriessen’s La Girò with The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble and The Boston Conservatory New Music Festival Orchestra, conducted by Eric Hewitt.
Sunday, February 9 at 8 p.m. – The Memory of Roses
works from The Memory of Roses, plus Letter from Cathy. The Boston Conservatory Chorale, along with students, faculty and guests of The Boston Conservatory