Press Release for 9/28 Recital


Emerged: Christian Carey gives Composition Recital in Princeton

           On September 28 in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, Christian Carey presents the first opportunity to hear an entire program of his contemporary classical offerings. Performers across the United States and Europe have performed Carey’s music, and Emerged features a decade’s worth of Carey compositions performed by many of their most dedicated interpreters.

           “The program’s title is a bit tongue in cheek. So many experienced composers are labeled ‘emerging’ today: It can give the impression that their music isn’t fully developed, and that their careers aren’t either! When you hit 35 or 40, you are no longer eligible for many of the opportunities for ‘emerging’ composers. I’m forty this October. While, ‘post-emergence,’ I hope that my music continues to evolve and grow, Emerged celebrates where things stand today.”

– Christian Carey


Emerged: a Recital of Compositions by Christian Carey

Saturday, September 28th at 2 PM

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,

177 Princeton Hightstown Road,

Princeton Junction, NJ, 08550

Free event


Carey (b. 1973) has written contemporary classical music for a variety of forces, ranging from the expected – flute & piano duo, voices, and chorus – to the unusual: singing cellist, prepared piano and ensemble, drum set (using only brushes), and even orchestra with live locomotive. The eclectic nature of his music extends beyond scoring to style, incorporating influences as diverse as abstract expressionist art, modern jazz, and postmodern poetry. He is an Assistant Professor of Music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He serves on the Board of Directors of the League of Composers/ISCM and as Managing Editor of the contemporary classical website Sequenza 21 (

The new music specialists performing on Emerged include: Righteous Girls (flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi), the mixed chamber ensemble loadbang (baritone Jeffrey Gavett, bass clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro, trumpeter Andrew Kozar, and trombonist Will Lang), percussionist Peter Jarvis, soprano Sara Noble, mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen, pianist Carl Patrick Bolleia, violist Zheng Yuan, and cellist Natalie Spehar.

Emerged will feature a world premiere of Solo for Piano (2013), commissioned and performed by Dohi. Jarvis performs Fuller Brush Music, the aforementioned drum set piece. For Milton, a composition in memory of longtime Princeton resident, composer Milton Babbitt (1916-2011), will feature Righteous Girls.  Vocalist Ihnen will join forces with string players to present settings of poems by W.B. Yeats and Jane Kenyon. Loadbang will perform “Prayer,” a setting of a poem by Joanie Mackowski. Noble and Bolleia will revisit pieces originally written for Montclair Art Museum’s acclaimed “Pictures” concert series.

Press contact: Katherine Mitchell

Email: kmtchll at G mail



Published by christiancarey

Composer Christian Carey's music has been performed by ACME, Ashlee Mack, Aspen New Music Ensemble, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Cassatt String Quartet, Choir of Grace Church Newark, Ionisation New Music Ensemble, Jody Redhage, Joe Arndt, John McMurtery, Locrian Chamber Players, loadbang, Megan Ihnen, New York New Music Ensemble, Wendy Richman, and others.

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