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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

 

Matra

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Neue Vocalsolisten

ICE

MATA brings together two of the finest international ensembles in a first-ever pairing. Germany’s Neue Vocalsolisten, an ensemble who the Financial Times says come “formidably close to achieving the impossible” is joined by ICE  – “the new gold standard for new music” (The New Yorker) in an American premiere performance of Oscar Bianchi’s evening-length cantata Matra. Featuring six vocalists; a solo trio of contrabass Tubax saxophone, contrabass recorder, and bass flute; large ensemble and electronics; and setting text from Lucretius, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, this is an evening not to be missed.

Oscar Bianchi: Matra

A post-concert discussion will follow the concert.

Saturday, April 19
8:00 pm
The Kitchen
512 West 19th St.

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