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The 21st Century Consort
Sat., Oct. 24, Dec. 5, 2009; Mar. 13, May 8, 2010
Pre-concert discussions 4 p.m.
Concerts 5 p.m. (receptions follow)
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The 21st Century Consort presents the music of our time in a series of concerts in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall; Consort artists Elisabeth Adkins, Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Tom Jones, Sara Stern, and Rachel Young; and guest soloists, including Lucy Shelton and William Sharp, present a season of programs designed to challenge, engage, and delight.
Sat., Oct. 24 Nicholas
A tribute to the late composer Nicholas Maw. Soprano Lucy Shelton, baritone William Sharp, and Consort members perform Maw’s intensely lyrical music.
Head of Orpheus, Ghost Dances, Roman Canticle, and La Vita Nuova
Sat., Dec. 5 Currier and Ives
The Consort performs the work of two New England composers who, a century apart, have contributed to the American musical landscape.
Sebastian Currier: Scarlatti Cadences, Brainstorm, and Verge; Charles Ives: Piano Trio
Sat., March 13 Flora and Fauna
Fantastical forays into the plant and animal life of our minds. Dedicated to Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times science writer Natalie Angier.
Diego Stocco: Music from a Tree; Evan Chambers: The Barnacle and the Nautilus; Robert Parris: Book of Imaginary Beings; Zhou Tao: Chicken Speak to Duck, Pig Speak to Dog; Paul Moravec: Zu-Zu’s Petals; Scott Wheeler: Dragon Mountain
Sat., May 8 Characters
The universal language of music plays with the language of letters, their form, meaning, and creation. Tonight includes the world premiere of Thomas Albert’s setting of Amy Young’s poetry, with projection design by Wendall Harrington. With Lucy Shelton, soprano.
Sebastian Currier: Clockwork; Lukas Foss: Time Cycle; Steve Reich: Typing Music; Thomas Albert: Characters
QUICK TIX CODE: BPJ5
All programs and artists subject to change.
Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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McEvoy Auditorium, 8th & G Streets, NW
Metro:Gallery Place(Red, Green, Yellow Lines)