Music of Alice Shields, CMA Commission, Eurasia Consort: New York Premiere

Saturday, April 25, 2020

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Time
8:00 PM
Presented By
The American Composers Alliance
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Early Music
Description

The Eurasia Consort will present the New York Premiere of Alice ShieldsThe Wind in the Pines, with texts and music by the composer. Scored for Soprano, alto recorder, alto flute, Renaissance bray harp, oud, Therobo, and percussion, the work is dedicated to the Consort, which received a Classical Commissioning Program grant from Chamber Music America in working with the composer and presenting this new work.

This commission was made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Founded by Tomoko Sugawara and August Denhard in 2013, The Eurasia Consort has given frequent concerts in New York, Seattle and Houston.   They have collaborated with leading musicians from East Asia and the Middle East. Past performances are in the Gotham Early Music Midtown Concert series in the Chapel at St. Bartholomew’s Church, the Rubin Museum, Tenri Institute in New York and Trinity Parish Church, the Edmonds Library, the Gig Harbor History Museum in Pacific Northwest in Seattle and Asia Society in Houston.

The concert also features music performances by flutist Laura Falzon and harpist Susan Jolles.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 8pm - Contemporary chamber music at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011


Ensemble Name
Eurasia Consort
Musicians
Tomoko Sugawara and August Denhard, Co-directors
Composers
Alice Shields

Venue
The Tenri Institute
Location
New York, NY