Viola palustris - Premiere with Alea III
I'm happy to invite you to the premiere of Viola palustris, my most recent composition. It is a concerto for an improviser and 14 instruments. Alan Lenarcic is playing the solo part with the ensemble Alea III.
Monday, March 23, 8 p.m.
Tsai Performance Center - 685 Commonwealth Avenue
The concert features new works for large ensemble by talented young composers from around the world: Brian Buch (USA), Jean-Francois Charles (France), Phivos-Angelos Kollias (Greece), Mary Montgomery Koppel (USA), Michael Maganuco (USA), John Muniz (USA), Ilias Nikolaidis (Greece), Tolga Tüzün (Turkey).
The conductor is Theodore Antoniou.
I finished writing the program notes last week. Here they are:
Viola palustris was inspired by the Alpine Marsh Violet, a perennial forb of the genus Viola. This flower inhabits moist meadows and marshes. It is the feast of the Fritillary butterfly.
Viola palustris is a concerto for an improviser with a 14-instrument ensemble. Tonight's performance features Alan Lenarcic on tenor saxophone. I have played with Alan for several projects, including a live performance of a 70-minute score to the movie "The Man with the Movie Camera". I am thrilled to work again with him on this creation.
Viola palustris is dedicated to Gunther Schuller.
Come to hear and see how this new music is prepared for performance:
- Friday 3/20, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm (Viola palustris at some point between 11:30 and 1:30)
Room 171, 855 Commonwealth Avenue
- Saturday 3/21, 3:00 – 8:00 pm
Room 167, 855 Commonwealth Avenue