The Cassandra Project: Women's Prophetic VOices

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Ticket Information

The concert will be available at no cost via livestream. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cassandra-project-womens-prophetic-voices-tickets-116555333139

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Date
10/15/21

Time
8 pm

Location
1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, California

Time
7:30 PM
Presented By
Ensemble for These Times
Event Type
Performances
Genre
New Music
Event Contact
Dr Nanette McGuinness
Contact Email
Description
E4TT's 2020/21 commissions concert, inspired by the infamous priestess in Greek mythology who was cursed to utter true prophecies, but never to be believed. Performed by McGuinness, Monroe and Halbig joined by regular guest violinist Ilana Blumberg.

Featuring four World Premieres about Cassandra and her fate: a piano trio by 2016 Academy of Arts and Letters Charles Ives Fellow Hannah Lash; a short monodrama for soprano, cello, and piano by E4TT Call for Scores composer Jessica Rudman to a new text by librettist Kendra Preston Leonard ; a cello-piano duo by emerging Bay Area composer Valerie Liu; and a new song cycle for soprano and piano quartet by E4TT co-founder David Garner.

Plus one more related work, "Moerae" (Fates) for piano trio by Armenian-American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian

Virtual transcontinental panel and Q&A via Zoom from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with Lash, Garner, Liu, Rudman, Kouyoumdjian and Leonard. RSVP for link.

NOTE THAT TIMES GIVEN ARE IN Pacific Time.


    Ensemble Name
    Ensemble for These Times
    Musicians
    Nanette McGuinness, Ilana Blumberg, Abigail Monroe, Margaret Halbig
    Speakers / Participants
    Pre-concert virtual panel/Q&A with Lash, Garner, Liu, Rudman, Kouyoumdjian, and Leonard
    Composers
    Hannah Lash, Jessica Rudman, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Valerie Liu, David Garner
    Program
    • Lash, piano trio, "Wild Sage"
    • Rudman, "Cassandra, or Don't Girls Love Horses" for soprano, cello, and piano to a new text by Kendra Preston Leonard, with projections by Stephen Stokes;
    • Liu, "Cassandra Effect" for cello and piano; 
    • Garner, "Die gefl├╝sterte Zukunft" for soprano & piano trio to a text by Schiller, presented as a music video by MisterWa;
    • Kouyoumdjian, "Moerae" for piano trio
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    Venue
    Virtual, streamed by the Center for New Music
    Location
    94102
    San Francisco, CA
    Phone
    5106840505