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ACFNY RECOMMENDS | CONCERT

ACFNY RECOMMENDS | CONCERT

ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

SATURDAY, OCT 27 2012, 07:30 PM

Argento will perform all surviving fragments of Mozart's unfinished Requiem linked together by composer Georg Friedrich Haas's Seven Soundspaces (Sieben Klangräume). Acclaimed flutist Paula Robison will perform Mozart's Andante, K. 315 for flute and orchestra to open the program.

As a greatly treasured and trusted contemporary composer in Austria, Georg Friedrich Haas was given complete access to all of Mozart's manuscripts. He isolated all fragments which were exclusively in Mozart's handwriting and responds to the challenge of how to present these unedited fragments in a concert format by interjecting "soundspaces" between them. These soundspaces use letters of Mozart from 1791 and serve as musical transitions between Mozart's untouched fragments.

This program is presented by Great Music at St. Bart's with support from The Reed Foundation.

 

PROGRAM

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Andante for flute and orchestra K. 315

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Requiem, K. 626

Georg Friedrich Haas (*1953)
Sieben Klangräume

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The Argento Chamber Ensemble is the performance arm of the Argento New Music Project. Founded in 2000 to perform compositions embodying pressing concerns in Western music, Argento consists of 9 core members and regularly expands to up to 30 musicians. Argento has toured widely in the US and abroad, and has worked closely with leading contemporary composers. Argento has recorded the music of Tristan Murail on the Aeon label; Phonus (2009), featuring music by Parisian spectral composer Philippe Hurel, is produced by Soupir Editions and Plus Loin Music and distributed by Harmonia Mundi.

Paula Robison, flute
Tharanga Goonetilleke, Silvie Jensen, Steven Wilson, Peter Stewart, soloists
The College of New Jersey Chorale, John Leonard, director
Argento Chamber Ensemble, Michel Galante, conductor

VENUE
St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue (at 51st St)
New York, NY 10022

Tickets ($25.00 -$35.00) available through the St. Bart's Box Office www.stbarts.org/great-music-tickets/