Past Performances

Season:

AMERICAN EXPLORATIONS

Sat Oct 20 2012
Tenri Cultural Institute

Eclectic and challenging, counter)induction’s season opener highlights music by three generations of American composers across a broad aesthetic spectrum. Presented in collaboration with the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, the performance included works by Kyle Bartlett, Brian Fennelly, Louis Karchin, Yehudi Wyner, as well as others. [more info]

Etudes and Studies

Thu Jan 31 2013
Library of Performing Arts

The tradition of etude writing is not confined to mechanical exercises for students; the notion of the etude encompasses music that approaches compositional challenges as well This program presents recent works that surmount performative and aesthetic challenges with equal parts elegance and savagery.

With guest performers Yuki Numata, violin, Karen Ouzounian, cello, and Ning Yu, piano

This concert is free to the public, no reservation required. [more info]

Rhyton

Fri May 31 2013
Tenri Cultural Institute

In ancient Greek, Minoa and Persia, rhyta were ceremonial vessels in the form of animals, containers for wine and other beverages, associated with formal ceremonies, and ribald satyrs in equal measure. This concert presents works in the shape of animals, becoming a vessel of significance and representation and establishing a bridge between music and the natural world. [more info]

“Once when father (George Ives) was asked: 'How can you stand it to hear old John Bell (who was the best stonemason in town) bellow off-key the way he does at camp-meetings?' his answer was: 'Old John is a supreme musician. Look into his face and hear the music of the ages. Don't pay too much attention to the sounds. If you do, you may miss the music. You won't get a heroic ride to Heaven on pretty little sounds!'”
--Charles Ives