PROGRAM NOTES FOR THIS PERFORMANCE ARE VIEWABLE HERE
Mary Chun, conductor
Terrie Baune, violin; Tod Brody, flute; Peter Josheff, clarinet; Thalia Moore, cello; Ellen Ruth Rose, viola; Brenda Tom, piano
Wyatt Cannon World Premiere of a new work for clarinet and viola
Andrea Portera Algoritmo Intuitivo for flute and piano
Jihyun Kim Once Upon a Time for full ensemble
Brian Banks A Bonsai Garden for string trio
Byron Au Yong World Premiere of a new work for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and cello
Earplay’s 38th season continues with a concert program that includes the world premiere of works by local composers, Wyatt Cannon and Byron Au Yong, along with the 2022 Aird Prize winning entry by Andrea Portera, and pieces by Jihyun Kim and Brian Banks.
The concert begins at 7:30pm, preceded by a composer dialogue at 6:45pm, and followed by a reception, open to all audience-members.
Earplay is dedicated to the performance and recording of new chamber music. It’s an evolving genre where composers and musicians freely experiment with musical structure, rhythm, and sounds, challenging the audience to broaden its concept of music with new emotional and auditory experiences. Earplay concerts feature the Earplayers, a group of artists whose lyrical and ferocious style provides eloquent, vivid performances of today’s finest chamber music. Founded in 1985 by a consortium of composers and musicians, Earplay has performed over 600 works by more than 350 composers in its 36-year history, including 158 world premieres and 93 new works commissioned by the ensemble.