June 7 at SubCulture!
“Mario Davidovsky@80 – Transvocality”
Chamber and vocal works by the modernist master.
The reviews are in:
The New York Times: The concert… became a showcase for vivid, engrossing and highly communicative new chamber music. The sterling lineup of performers included the core ensemble members Miranda Cuckson on violin and viola, the violist Jessica Meyer and the clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, as well as the radiant cellist Karen Ouzounian and the pianist Ning Yu, who played with great clarity and balance.[ Click here for complete review.}
A Closer Listen: This ensemble is not here to entertain or make passing salutes at cultural milestones, it is here, under an absolute commitment, to philosophize with a hammer.’ [ Click here for complete review.]
c)i’s March concert featuring music by Nono, Lachenmann, and Schoenberg has garnered an unqualified rave! Allan Kozinn writes that
The superb new-music ensemble counter)induction probably did not set out to make a case for Schoenberg in its concert at Casa Italiana, at Columbia University, on Sunday evening. But it found a way to make his “Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte” (1942), a mature, 12-tone work, seem barely a stone’s throw from late Beethoven…
Allan Kozinn, The New York Times