May 14, 2018, Scorca Hall, National Opera Center
Nebelsplitter by Elena Mendoza bristles with dramatic tension and a technicolor timbral palette; Scelsi’s utterly individual voice in Tre Pezzi hangs suspended halfway between ceremony and transgression; Boyce’s Quartet #1 mixes furious verticals with an entwined horizontal; Streber’s new work is by turns lyrical and austere with flashes of rhythmic intensity; Haapamaki’s antic and virtuosic WIDE brings the concert to an ebullient finish.
- Mendoza, Nebelsplitter
- Scelsi, Tre Pezzi For E flat Clarinet
- Boyce, Piano Quartet #1
- Streber, new work
- Haapamaki, WIDE