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Highlighting the New Juilliard Ensemble

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Joel Sachs and the New Juilliard Ensemble

This Sunday at 2 pm, join us as we revisit the New Juilliard Ensemble's dynamic 2010-2011 season. The noted student ensemble, led by conductor Joel Sachs, takes on a varied array of contemporary concert works.

The eclectic and multicultural program will include works by West Coast electroacoustic composer-physicist Roger Reynolds, American pioneer Henry Cowell, jazz pianist Hall Overton, young Uzbek composer Jakhongir Shukurov and the distinctively Icelandic composer Atli Heimir Sveinsson, among others.

Pianist, conductor and scholar Joel Sachs founded the New Juilliard Ensemble in 1993 with the mission to perform contemporary works that are largely unknown, or that have been written in the past 10 years. Sachs is also strongly dedicated to commissioning new music from around the world, particularly from composers whose political or economic circumstances prevent them from receiving first-rate performances of their music.

Cued Up airs Sunday at 2 pm, with repeats Tuesday at 8 pm and Thursday at 4 pm.