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New Juilliard Ensemble

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On Sunday, September 5 at 2 p.m., Cued Up on Q2 presents highlights from the New Juilliard Ensemble's most recent season. The stellar student ensemble, led by the indefatigable Joel Sachs, fearlessly takes on the most adventurous contemporary concert works, and Q2 is excited to bring you live recordings of the most exciting performances.

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. The Ensemble's mission is 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.