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