San Diego New Music presents a program curated by trombonist and SDNM Executive Director Eric Starr, with Tina Chong, piano; Jory Herman, bass; John Wilds, trumpet; Rachel Allen, trumpet; Danielle Kuhlmann, horn; and Luke Storm, tuba.
PLEASE NOTE that a pre-concert panel discussion, led by musicologist Charissa Noble, will start at 6:30 PM. The concert will begin at 7:30 PM.
Growing up in an agricultural family in Northern California, Starr is intimately familiar with the boom-and-bust cycle of precipitation in the Golden State. When the summer comes, even in “wet” years, the fear of drought is never far away. This tension of uncertainty will fill the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in SDNM’s final concert of the season, as some of the most serene sounds of the 20h century meet with the chaotic tones of the 21st in a dramatic confluence. From the rumblings of Charles Wuorinen’s Trio for Bass Instruments to a soaring finale featuring David Sampson’s Morning Music for brass quintet, the musicians explore the contradiction of hope brought on by new rainfall, even as tumult lurks on the horizon. When you beg for rain, you have to weather the storm.
Arvo Pärt — Spiegel im Spiegel
John Cage — 4'33"
Timothy McCormack — Heavy Matter
Sofia Gubaidulina — Lamento
Charles Wuorinen — Trio for Bass Instruments
David Sampson — Morning Music
$20 MEMBERS/$25 NONMEMBERS/$5 STUDENTS
San Diego New Music