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Franz West

Pre-Semblance and The Everyday
May 11 – June 25, 2000

 
 
Thu, May 11, 20004:00 pm

Opening Reception


Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Fri, May 19, 20008:00 pm

Concert

Ensemble Noamnesia and Polwechsel

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
These two evenings pair Chicago and Austria's premiere new music ensembles for a double bill of contemporary Austrian music. Over the past ten years, Ensemble Noamnesia, led by Gene Coleman and joined by various soloists, has been performing chamber music works by the world's foremost composers.
Since 1995, Polwechsel, a quartet featuring Werner Daffeldecker (bass), Michael Moser (cello), Burkhard Stangl (guitar), and John Butcher (sax), has made three outstanding recordings and performed throughout Europe and North America. Their music is a delicate mixture of composed and improvised music.
Fridays bill will feature works by Olga Neuwirth, Beat Furrer, Roman Haubenstock-Ramatti, and a commissioned work by Guisburg.
Saturday's bill features a chamber opera by Burkhard Stangl for the first set and a performance by Polwechsel for the second set. Featured vocalist for Stangl's opera is Julia Bentley.
 
Sun, Jun 4, 20003:00 pm

Concert

Yukiko Sugarwara (piano) and Tomoko Kiba (violin)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Tomoko Kiba (violin) and Yikiko Sugarwara (piano) perform works by Helmut Lachenmann, including the United States premiere of his Serynade (1999) for solo piano and Toccatina (1986) for solo violin, and duos by Wolfgang Rihm and Toshio Hosokawa.
 
Wed, Jun 7, 20008:00 pm

Concert

Extensions by Mathias Spahlinger
Yukiko Sugarwara (piano) and Tomoko Kiba (violin)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
Spahlinger is one of Germany's most renowned living composers. The recipient of numerous awards, he has been commissioned to write works for Europe's leading ensembles. This evening features a performance of Extensions, an hour long work for violin and piano performed by Yukiko Sugarwara (piano) and Tomoko Kiba (violin). The concert will be followed by an interview with the composer.
 
Sat, Jun 10, 20008:00 pm

Concert

The Works of Mathias Spahlinger
Ensemble Noamnesia with guest Paulo Alvarez, piano

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
 
The concert will feature small group compositions by Matthias Spahlinger performed by Ensemble Noamnesia accompanied by Paulo Alvarez on piano. For the past several years, Brazilian pianist Paulo Alvarez has lived in Europe, where he has worked with some of the world's most renowned composers including Mauricio Kagel, Helmut Lachenmann, and Luciano Berio.
 

   
   
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