Livewire 4: STRATA, New American Music


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Saturday, October 26 | 8:00 p.m.
Livewire 4: STRATA, New American Music
Fine Arts Recital Hall

STRATA is a coming together of three extraordinary musical talents: Audrey Andrist, piano; Nathan Williams, clarinet; James Stern, violin and viola; and guest artist Evelyn Elsing, cello. Their program will feature works by Kenneth Frazelle, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec, and a world premiere by Bruce Pennycook.

STRATA’s combined credits encompass numerous international prizes and performances across four continents including such places as Carnegie Hall, the Marlboro Festival and the Kennedy Center.

STRATA brings “deft ensemble playing” and a “talent . . . that’s worth getting worked up about” (The Washington Post) to a repertoire that combines the great trio and duo repertoire of the past with an ever-growing body of new works written especially for them over the twenty years they have been playing together. Equally capable of winning over an audience with unique renderings of popular music and of making even the most complex works accessible, exciting and meaningful, STRATA has received enthusiastic repeat engagements at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, New York’s historic Maverick Concerts and San Francisco Composers Inc, for which they were listed as one of San Francisco Classical Voice’s “highlights of 2005.” They have been resident artists at the Banff Centre for the Arts and appeared in New York City under the auspices of the International Society for Contemporary Music.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. To order tickets in advance, order online through MissionTix.

A pre-concert panel discussion will be held from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. in Fine Arts Building Room 215, featuring composers Paul Moravec, Bruce Pennycook, Linda Dusman and Anna Rubin, moderated by E. Michael Richards.

View the complete Livewire schedule here.

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