Below is the premiere of my Quintet 2 by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Philipe Wurtz, at Tulane University’s Niente Forte Festival.
My Quintet 2 will be premiered Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 in Dixon Recital Hall at Tulane University by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Philippe Wurtz. If you are near Tulane, you should check out ECCE’s whole residency (March 11-17). It features composers Erin Gee, Yu-Hui Chang, Isabel Mundry, and Chaya Czernowin and guest vocalist Amanda DeBoer Bartlett.
Quintet 2 will be repeated twice on the East Coast in May: on the 3rd at DiMenna Center for Classical Music and on the 6th at Le Laboratoire in Cambridge, MA.
East Coast Contemporary Ensemble
On February 12-14 and February 19-20, ECCE Ensemble premieres Switch, a new opera by my friend and colleague composer John Aylward. Directed by Laine Rettmer and conducted by Jean-Phillipe Wurtz, the piece features two vocalists: soprano Amanda DeBoer Bartlett and bass-baritone Mikhail Smigelsk. The project is part of ECCE’s year-long residence at Le Laboratoire, a new multimedia space in Cambridge that combines visual arts, music, the sciences, and even olfactory stimulating exhibits.
To whet your appetite, below is a video of Aylward’s Ephemera.