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EVENTS

VENUE

Alexander Kasser Theater

PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 14 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 15 @ 8:00 pm

68 minutes, no intermission.

PRICE

No charge for Montclair State undergraduates with ID. All others $30.

PROGRAM 

Kate Moore 
Sensitive Spot 

Julia Wolfe 
my lips from speaking

Missy Mazzoli 
Three Fragile Systems 
with Joshua Frankel’s Emergent System, an animated film

Julius Eastman 
Gay Guerrilla

For these programs Grand Band engulfs the audience in the sonic intensity of four landmark contemporary works: the iconic and massive Gay Guerilla by cult underground figure Julius Eastman; the pulsating Sensitive Spot by Australian sound artist Kate Moore; and my lips from speaking, a riff on Aretha Franklin’s Think by Pulitzer-winning composer Julia Wolfe. In a thrilling combination of sight and sound, Missy Mazzoli’s Three Fragile Systems* is enhanced by the debut of an animated film by Joshua Frankel. In this film, commissioned by Peak Performances, Frankel builds a world of geometry, color, and looping patterns of human bodies created collaboratively with choreographer Faye Driscoll, heightening the experience of the music.

“Three Fragile Systems” by Missy Mazzoli has been made possible through Chamber Music America's Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Peak Debut 

PAST EVENTS

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

November 16, 2018

Friday Night Live! Grand Band at Detroit Institute of Arts 

The music of Ben Wallace, Julius Eastman and Missy Mazzoli along with new compositions by Paul Kerekes and Detroit composer Harriet Steinke. “Three Fragile Systems” by Missy Mazzoli has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

LIQUID MUSIC

May 16, 2018

THREE FRAGILE SYSTEMS: The SPCO's Liquid Music  

World premiere by Missy Mazzoli with music by Julius Eastman, Michael Gordon, Paul Kerekes and Kate Moore


This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
 

http://www.liquidmusic.org/blog//grand-band-three-fragile-systems

VALE OF GLAMORGAN FESTIVAL

May 22 - 23, 2017

St. David's Hall, the Hayes, Cardiff

Concert for primary schools - Reich, Moore, Metcalf, Wallace (hosted by Helen Woods)

Composer Readings - new works by Lucy McPhee, William Marsey, Nathan Dearden and David John Roche

Evening Concert  - works: 'six pianos' Steve Reich, 'wither/bloom' Paul Kerekes, 'face so pale' David Lang, 'Never Odd Nor Even' John Metcalf, 'Ode to la Bruja' Michael Gordon and 'Fryderyk Chopin's Psychedelic Electro-Funk-Daddy Superstar Throwdown on Op.28 No.4' Ben Wallace*

 

*world premiere, commissioned by Vale of Glamorgan Festival

LANSDALE COMMUNITY CONCERTS

March 11, 2017

Lansdale PA

"Sound Arrangements" - music by music by David Lang: face so pale, Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition arr:Kerekes/Schlosberg, Bernstein: Symphonic Dances arr:Musto and Holst: The Planets arr:Anderson

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

March 10, 2017

Friday Night Live!
"Pictures at an Exhibition" - music by David Lang: face so pale, Kate Moore: Sensitive Spot, Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition arr:Kerekes/Schlosberg, Bernstein: Symphonic Dances arr:Musto and Holst: The Planets arr:Anderson

June 21, 2015

World Financial Center Winter Garden

music by Gordon, Kerekes

November 24, 2015

University of SheffieldSheffield, United Kingdom

Julia Wolfe: My lips from speaking
Philip Glass: Closing (arr. Grand Band)
Michael Gordon: Ode to La Bruja... 
Paul Kerekes: wither
Kate Moore: Sensitive Spot

Steve Reich: Six Pianos

 

November 25, 2015

Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK

Julia Wolfe: my lips from speaking

John Metcalf: Never Odd or Even

Michael Gordon: Ode to La Bruja

Kevin Volans: Kneeling Dance

Paul Kerekes: wither

Ben Wallace: A Road you can Go

RITE OF SUMMER FESTIVAL

September 6, 2014

Rite of Summer Festival, Governor's Island NYC 

Gordon, Kerekes, Reich and a world premiere of Ben Wallace:  Road You Can Go

GILMORE FESTIVAL

May 6, 2014

Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Kalamazoo Michigan

music by Glass, Gordon: world premiere of Ode to la Bruja, Kerekes, Moore, Reich and Wolfe

Detroit Institute of Arts 

December 13, 2013

music by ten Holt, Moore, and Reich 

Le Poisson Rouge

January 15, 2013

Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt

Le Poisson Rouge

August 7, 2012

music by Philip Glass: Closing to Moore, Reich and Wolfe

Bang on a Can Marathon 

June 17, 2012

music by Steve Reich: Six Pianos, and Julia Wolfe: my lips from speaking