Ursula Sahagian plays Viet Cuong

Composer Viet Cuong‘s music has been described as “show-stealing,” and his writing for oboe is no exception. His Suite for oboe trio was the winner of the 2010 Trio La Milpa Composition Competition, and went on to win a 2013 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award. His works for solo oboe, Six Canadian Scenes and Soda Apple, written six … Read More

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Friction Quartet + Christian Pincock

The San Francisco-based Friction Quartet will give world premiere performances of Treescape by Nathan Campbell, Friction by Roger Briggs, and a new work by John Teske. Also on the program are Zirma and Euphemia from String Quartet no. 1 “Invisible Cities” by Tom Baker and String Quartet no. 1 by John Adams. With the exception of Adams, all the … Read More

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Seattle Modern Orchestra: “Sound Me Out”

For its season finale, Seattle Modern Orchestra presents two works for soprano and ensemble by American composer/vocalist and Guggenheim fellow Kate Soper, including a world premiere of a new ensemble version of her 2012 piece, Now is forever: I. Orpheus and Eurydice, with text by Jorie Graham, written specifically for SMO. This work explores a discrete moment in the … Read More

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Morton Feldman: For John Cage

Inverted Space, the University of Washington’s contemporary music ensemble, concludes its inaugural Long Piece Fest in dramatic fashion with Morton Feldman’s epic 75-minute work For John Cage. Violinist Luke Fitzpatrick and pianist Brooks Tran perform this hypnotic work that blends Feldman’s propensity for expansive time and harmony with Cage’s silence. It is a piece that explores poetic dissonance in … Read More

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Zero-G: Vlatkovich 5tet + Robert Millis

Robert Millis is a founding member of Climax Golden Twins and AFCGT, a solo artist and a frequent contributor to the Sublime Frequencies label. Millis has scored long and short films, created sound installations, produced and designed audio projects, and released many LPs and CDs. His work veers haphazardly between sound art, music concrete, instrumental, improv, field recording, song … Read More

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Colleen + Hanna Benn

Colleen is the alias of French musician Cécile Schott. Over the course of five albums, she has consistently reinvented herself by taking acoustic instruments out of their usual context and pushing the boundaries of their playability, with compositions ranging from the mysterious and contemplative to kinetic and playful. For this concert she’ll be playing the Baroque viola da gamba … Read More

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