FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE Jason Calloway, Director
The FIU New Music Ensemble specializes in the performance of contemporary chamber, experi-mental, and electronic music, with an emphasis on music of the last 50 years. Over the course of the present program, the musicians of the NME embark upon a travelogue of Eastern European mu-sic in all its many guises. From arch-modernists to minimalism, refugees to émigrés, this evening’s concert truly runs the gamut and we welcome you on an exciting journey!
Vindhya Khare soprano Alexander Sancho piano Aiveen Gallagher viola Edder Rivera cello Kyle Motl double bass Celso Cano guitar Giancarlo Rojas guitar Catalina von Wrangell clarinet Daniel Yellin percussion Chiquita Everett.
Drei Tentos from Kammermusik Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)
I. “Du Schones Bachlein” (You beautiful little brook)
II. “es findet das Aug’ oft” (It takes the gaze often)
III. “Sohn Laios” (Son Laius)
When Lilacs Part in the Dooryard Bloomed Jack
On Turning, #5 from Sei Studi Stefano Scodanibbio
Les Moutons de Panurge Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938)
Jason Calloway, cellist and director of the FIU New Music
Ensemble, has performed to acclaim throughout North America, Europe, and the
Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals
including Lucerne, Spoleto, Darmstadt, and Casals, and gave his Carnegie Hall
recital debut under the aus-pices of Artists International. A devoted advocate
for new music, Mr. Calloway has premiered hundreds of works and collaborated
intensively with many of today’s leading composers, including Birtwistle,
Carter, and Lachenmann. He values his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble
InterContemporain, and is also artistic director of Shir Ami, an ensemble
devoted to Jewish art music. Mr. Calloway currently serves as cellist of the
Amernet String Quartet, in which capacity he is Artist-in-Residence at Florida
International University, where he teaches cello and chamber music.