Argento & Friends

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 22
LPR Main Space
7:30pm
FREE EVENT

Argento Chamber Ensemble

Michelle LouWeeds, Grass, Rock, Slope [2009-10]
Ryan Beppel – Receptive Asphasia [2010] (NY Premiere)
Winner of New Voices project, Philadelphia chapter of the American Composers Forum. (Selected in collaboration between MATA, Argento, and ACF Philadelphia)
Alexander SigmanMi(e)s(e)-En-AbîMe II [2007] (World Premiere)

INTERMISSION

Brahim KerkourProcession in remembrance from Two Modules for sketches of miniatures [2010] (World Premiere)
Erin Lesser, alto flute; Carol McGonnell, bass clarinet
Lorenzo TomioGiorni smègi e lombidiosi [2010] (World Premiere)
David Crowell, tenor saxophone; Nathan Koci, accordion; James Moore, guitar; Jody Redhage, cello
Fillippo PeroccoVeglia [2010] (World Premiere)
Livia Rado, voice; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Jody Redhage, cello; Carol McGonnell, bass clarinet; Tim Albright, trombone; David Crowell, tenor saxophone; Joanna Chao, piano; Nathan Koci, accordion; James Moore, guitar

Note from AD Chris McIntyre:
This concert was originally scheduled to present the US Debut of the Italian ensemble L’Arsenale performing works by composing members of the group and a collaboration with members of Argento on Filippo Perocco’s Veliga (the group’s Director). Unfortunately, four of the six members were unable to attend the Festival because of dangerous flight conditions caused by volcanic ash from an eruption in Iceland. MATA was forced to cancel works by Nicola Buso and Stefano Tervisi, but we were able to to hire stellar local players to perform Lorenzo Tomio’s work and to collaborate with Argento on the Perocco. Also, Argento graciously agreed to present the World Premiere of Brahim Kerkour’s work on very short notice. While we were all disappointed by L’Arsenale’s absence, the event was presented successfully and in their honor.