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Neue Vocalsolisten: American Premieres

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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Writes The Guardian, “The Neue Vocalsolisten deal fearlessly with anything a composer can throw at them.” Today, MATA is the pitcher as Neue Vocalsolisten returns for an a capella concert of American premieres by young composers from around the world. Beginning with their calling card: Vittriool from Georges Aperghis’s “Wölfli Cantata,” the concert spans the globe to showcase their incredible skills. Whether in the dada inspired works of Jennifer Walshe (Paddy Reilly Runs with the Devil), the radical reconfigurations of Norwegian composer Lars Petter Hagen’s The Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Notebook, Francesco Filidei’s Dormo molto amore, dedicated to the memory of the anarchist Franco Serantini, Syrian composer Zaid Jabri’s Two Songs from Mihyar from Damascus on texts of Adonis, the founder of Arabic modernist poetry, Gabriel Dharmoo’s kaleidoscopic Notre Meute, Anglo-Moroccan composer Brahim Kerkour’s intone, or Silvia Rosani’s T-O, Neue Vocalsolisten brings their trademark theatrically, impeccable intonation, and daring to this afternoon. Celebrate Easter MATA style.

Georges Aperghis: Vittriool (2001)
Silvia Rosani:T-O (2013)
Brahim Kerkour: intone (2013)
Zaid Jabri: Two Songs from Mihyar from Damascus (2013)
Francesco Filidei: Dormo molto amore (2013)
Gabriel Dharmoo: Notre Meute (2013)
Lars Petter Hagen: The Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart Notebook (2011)
Jennifer Walshe: Paddy Reilly Runs with the Devil (2007)

Sunday, April 20
1:00 PM
The Kitchen
512 West 19th St.

$20 adults / $15 students
Tickets available at: www.thekitchen.org

 

April 20: SIGNS AND SIGNALS

Friday, April 20th, 2012

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We finish off the Festival with a tour-de-force of new works for large and small ensembles featuring SIGNAL, called “one of the most vital groups of its kind” by the New York Times, and led by the phenomenally astonishing conductor Brad Lubman. MATA presents the final commission of 2012: a large-scale work by Francesco Filidei, a Paris-based Italian composer who is taking Europe by storm. Also featured: the vicious, heart-stopping Viola Quartet by Eric Wubbels, David Coll’s Position,Influence for soprano and electronics based on the speeches of Charles de Gaulle, Alex Freeman’s gorgeous work for solo Kantele (the Finnish folk instrument, played by Eva Alkula, who swoops in from Finland especially for this performance);and the Spanish-based Mexican composer Ivan Orozco’s glittering, salsa-influenced work for player piano and live pianist (the inimitable Kathleen Supové).

This evening will be hosted by Q2 Music’s Nadia Sirota 

Program

Jacob Cooper, Tryptich III: Alla stagion dei fior (2012), video

Eric Wubbels, Viola Quartet (2007)

Francesco Filidei, Ballata n.2, MATA Commission (2012) World Premiere SIGNAL Ensemble

David Coll, Position, Influence (2010), for soprano and electronics. Mellissa Hughes, voice.

Alex Freeman, Magnolia (2002), for kantele. Eva Alkula, kantele.

Ivan Ferrer-Orozco, Traces IV: Anamnesis (2009), for piano and tape. Kathleen Supove, piano.

Francesco Filidei

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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Francesco Filidei is a graduate of the Conservatory of Florence and the CNSMDP of Paris where he received first prize in composition. Both as a composer and organist he has been invited in festivals and halls including the Berlin Philarmonic, the Wiener Theaterhaus, the Venice Biennale, the Monaco Biennale, IRCAM, Suntory Hall of Tokyo, the Auditorim National di Madrid, Archipel of Geneva, the Auditorium RAI of Turin. Several portrait concerts of his music have been presented in Japan, Italy, France, Germany and America. He has taught at the Abbey of Royaumont, at Iowa University, the Academy of Takefu, University of Santander, and he has been composer in residence at the Academy Schloss Solitude di Stuttgart and the Casa de Velazquez of Madrid for two years. He has received many awards, including the Musikpreis Sazburg Förderpreis 2006, the Takefu International Prix 2007, the Siemens Förderpreis 2008, and the Picasso-Miro’ medal 2011 UNESCO. He will be Pensionnaire in Villa Medici for 2012. His works are published by RAITRADE.