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Season 9, Concert 1

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 7:00 PM 
“Nature and, oh yah, BUGS!”
with featured visual artist, April Clay


Red (2006)
by Elena Ruehr (1963)
I.   Poppy  (slow, with glissandi and pizzicato intermixed)
II.   Apple  (a tribute to the Bach solo sonatas and partitas)
III.   Bird (using harmonics and fast bowing)
IV.  Boots  (a minimalist’s play with a single phrase styled after the famous fiddling song “Bonaparte’s Retreat”)
Biliana Voutchkova, violin

 

A Bird Came Down the Walk (1995)
by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996)
Tanya Maggi, viola
Sarah Bob, piano

 

“To what purpose, April…?” (2007)
by Jonathan Bailey Holland (1974)
1.  Beat! beat! drums!
2.  Spring
3.  Grass
4.  In Heaven
5.  i thank you God for most this amazing
Sarah Long Holland, soprano
Sarah Bob, piano

 

Autumnal (1976)
by Oliver Knussen (1952)
Biliana Voutchkova, violin
John McDonald, piano

 

Sept Papillons for cello (2000)
by Kaija Saariaho (1952)
David Russell, cello

 

Resin in Resonance (MUSIC and FILM) (2008)
by Michael Gandolfi (1956)
WORLD PREMIERE 
I. Veiled Veneers
II. Quick Draw
Ana-Sofia Campesino, oboe
Biliana Voutchkova, violin
Sarah Bob, piano
John McDonald, piano
Aaron Trant, bongos and triangle

 

 

Michael Gandolfi’s commission funded in part by Anonymous, Tim Gillette, David Greenstein, Gloria and Herbert Katzenberg, Julian C. Lander, and a grant from the Metlife Creative Connections program of Meet the Composer, Inc. and the New England Foundation for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund.