2/24 and 2/26: Darkness and Profundity – G. F. Haas in New York

 

Georg Friedrich Haas
Georg Friedrich Haas

This week in New York, Austrian Cultural Forum celebrates the music of Georg Friedrich HaasHaas, currently MacDowell Professor of Music at Columbia, is a thoughtful and innovative composer. The two programs curated by ACFNY, both free (with reservations), are excellent opportunities to hear two different facets of his creativity.

JACK
JACK Quartet

On Wednesday February 24th at 7:30 PM at the ACF, JACK Quartet performs String Quartet No. 3 In iij. Noct., a piece that occurs in total darkness.

Talea Ensemble
Talea Ensemble

On February 26 at 8 PM at Bohemian National Hall (321 East 73rd Street), the Talea Ensemble presents the following program of large ensemble and chamber works: La profondeur (2009), for lower instruments, I can’t breathe (2015), a US Premiere that commemorates Eric Garner, played by trumpeter Gareth Flowerstria ex uno (2001), and …wie stille brannte das Licht (2009), featuring vocal soloist Tony Arnold. James Baker conducts.

 

Moving Sounds 2015

GF Haas
 
 
This Friday, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents a concert highlighting spectralist composers. The culmination of this year’s Moving Sounds Festival, it features the U.S. premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas’ Introduction und Transsonation, Giacinto Scelsi’s violin concerto Anahit, and pieces by Tristan Murail. Hanna Hurwitz is the violin soloist. Michel Galante leads the Argento Ensemble in these performances.
 
 
 
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Moving Sounds 2015
Friday September 18 at 7 PM
Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center New York 321 East 73rd Street, NY, NY
Free Event (reservations here)