Best of Contact

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

HK Gruber, with his instruments, in the Q2 Music studio this past December. HK Gruber, with his instruments, in the Q2 Music studio this past December. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

This week, the New York Philharmonic presents highlights from their new-music Contact! Series, performances that showcase the progressive currents music of our time along with commentary from the performers and composers.

This program is eclectic, featuring some musically tempestuous works: the world premiere of Brazilian composer Alexandre Lunsqui’s Fibres, Yarn, and Wire and HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!!. Works by Elliot Carter and Michael Jarrell are also featured. Pierre Boulez’s …explosante-fixe…, composed in honor of Stravinsky, concludes the CONTACT! collection.  

Program details:

Alexandre Lunsqui: Fibres, Yarn, and Wire (World Premiere – New York Philharmonic Commission)

HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!

Elliot Carter: Two Controversies & a Conversation

Michael Jarrell: Nachlese Vb (Liederzyklus)

Boulez: …exlosante-fixe…

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