Jihye Chang Performs Doremi Variations
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jihye Chang Performs Doremi Variations

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Continuum 88, Part IV: Miniatures and Variations
Juri Seo (b. 1981), Doremi variations (2015)
Chopin, Berceuse Op. 57
Jared Redmond (b. 1986), “Doth” (Written for Continuum 88 project and Jihye Chang, 2019)
Jocelyn Hagen, Miniature No. 1 (Written for Continuum 88 project and Jihye Chang)
Schubert, Impromptus D. 899, No. 3
Schumann, Abegg Variations Op. 1
[Intermission]
Chopin, Variations Brillantes Op. 12
György Kurtag (b. 1926), from Játékok “Five-finger play” “Flowers We Are…(3)” “Flowers We Are, Mere Flowers..”
Amos Elkana (b. 1967), from “Eight Flowers, a bouquet for Kurtag,” “Tulip”
Amadeus Regucera (b. 1984), “Still, Life” (inspired by Kurtag’s Játékok , written for Continuum 88 project and Jihye Chang, 2019)
G. Kurtag, from Játékok "Hommage à Farkas Ferenc (2)”
Regucera, “it’ll b ok, bby boi,” “Empfindsamkeit,” “recollection of someone else’s memory” (inspired by Kurtag’s Játékok , written for Jihye Chang, 2019)
Sunghyun Lee (b. 1995), Abegg-games (inspired by Abegg variations and other masterworks of the past; written for Continuum 88 project and Jihye Chang, 2019)

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Argus Quartet in Cedar Rapids
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Argus Quartet in Cedar Rapids

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SIGNATURE ONSTAGE SEATING

J.S. Bach: selections from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Juri Seo (b. 1981):  Infinite Season (2017-18; written for Argus Quartet)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Cavatina from String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130

Rolf Wallin (b. 1957): Curiosity Cabinet (2009)

Fanny Mendelssohn:  String Quartet in E-flat Major

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Argus Quartet in Syracuse
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Argus Quartet in Syracuse

Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music Series

“We follow our rousing season opener with a brilliant young ensemble that worked extensively with the Juilliard as graduate quartet-in-residence at the school. The Argus Quartet is now enjoying huge success, with concerts from New York City to Juneau, Alaska, and many points in between. The great tradition continues.”

J.S. Bach Art of the Fugue, selections
Beethoven Cavatina from String Quartet no. 13 op. 130
Juri Seo Infinite Seasons
Rolf Wallin Curiosity Cabinet
Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E-flat Major

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Argus Quartet at Morgan Library
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Argus Quartet at Morgan Library

Rush Hour Concert
Celebrated artists perform chamber music from Baroque to contemporary in the intimate and sumptuous surroundings of J. Pierpont Morgan’s Library. All concerts last approximately one hour.

Argus Quartet
Juri Seo, “Winter-Spring” from Infinite Season(commissioned for the Argus Quartet with generous support from the Koussevitzky Foundation)
Katherine Balch, drip music (commissioned for the Argus Quartet by Concert Artists Guild, with generous support from the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund)
Smetana, String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, “From My Life”

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30 PM

Tickets:

$30; $25 for Morgan Members. Seating is limited.

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Shui at Baylor University
Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Shui at Baylor University

“The Baylor Percussion Group is thrilled to kick off the 2019-2020 Sacred Arts Music Series at Music at Saint Alban's, Waco on September 22 at 6PM. We'll be presenting a concert entitled "Resonance" feat. the works of Elliot Cooper Cole, Juri Seo, Guo Wenjing, and Steve Reich. Come join us for this FREE 45-minute concert on an early Sunday evening at the beautiful St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Waco.”

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vi in Australia
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

vi in Australia

Jon Clancy and Adam McMillan performs vi (2011) for piano and vibraphone

The dynamic panSonus voice and percussion duo unites with Australian friends led by Conservatorium alumna Aawa White for an exacting program of Australian premieres, including works by alumni Jakob Bragge and Amber Evans as well as works by Juri Seo and Paul Lansky from Princeton, exploring the idea of the percussion forming a ‘meta-instrument’ with the other members of the ensemble. The program concludes with a trilogy of works by Kate Soper, weaving contemporary narratives for the voice in duo and John Supko's heart-wrenching This Window Makes Me Feel.

We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate any unforeseen event scheduling changes with you.

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Wah at Australian National Academy of Music
May
31
1:00 PM13:00

Wah at Australian National Academy of Music

A concert for flute, percussion and piano featuring works by young female composers.

For this special ANAM project, guest artist Tim Munro shows how simple tools can be used in amazing ways...
- In composer Juri Seo’s hands, three humble tubes of metal, each with a single, drilled hole, make an unearthly “wah-wah” noise
- For Caroline Shaw's Taxidermy, humble flower pots sing
- A half dozen tuning forks sizzle and hum in Amy Kirsten’s work
- And once the lid is taken off a piano, six musicians perform musical surgery for Mayke Nas’ Twelve Hands
After all of this strange, man-made chaos, seek comfort in Australian composer Alice Chance’s Comfort Music.

SEO Wah for percussion trio
SHAW (So I hear you’re into) taxidermy for percussion quartet
KIRSTEN They might be giants for flute and vocalising percussion quartet
NAS Twelve Hands
CHANCE Comfort Music

Tim Munro flute/director
ANAM Musicians

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[CD Release] Argus Quartet + Juri Seo, Respiri by Innova Recordings
May
24
9:30 PM21:30

[CD Release] Argus Quartet + Juri Seo, Respiri by Innova Recordings

Respiri (breathing) is Juri Seo’s second album with innova after Mostly Piano (#968, 2017). Focusing on string writing (the Argus Quartet and cello solo) the works explore themes of life, death, memory, and change. Seo represents a rare breed of contemporary classical music that lives at the edge of old and new. Seo freely navigates through colorful sonorities of string instruments that merge in and out of kaleidoscopic harmonies.Her intricate melodies blend in dense counterpoint. Argus’ extraordinary versatility shines in every track. They effortlessly move between warmtones and noisy harmonics; they dissolve a tight canon into a hazy texture in a heart beat. Listeners will experience the full range of human emo- tions and feelings, from agony to bliss.

The album begins with the titular track Respiri, an homage to the late British composer Jonathan Harvey, a practising Buddhist. Seo takes Harvey’s signature musical gesture – an evocation of breathing – and expands it to a long arch. The breaths simply stop at the end, symbolizing a peaceful death.

The second piece, Suite for Cello, performed with spirit by Joann Whang, deals with ideas of memory and identity. Despite the familiar Bach-likesurface, there is a lingering sense of displacement — a result of its clashing tones and split harmonic center. Its five “dance” movements are atonce familiar and foreign.

If Respiri ends with a peaceful death, String Quartet - Infinite Season commences an unending cycle of births and rebirths through a journey that traces the sounds of nature as they change throughout a yearly cycle. Each movement corresponds to one season’s transformation into the next.The first, Winter-Spring, captures the turbulent changes of weather at the end of winter. The main musical motive comes from a call of Black- Capped Chickadees—a simple two-note fee-bee. Spring-Summer is a series of canons with bird songs. A faint hum of cicadas appear at the end of the movement. Their buzzing chorus and death become the next movement, Summer-Fall. The finale, Fall-Winter, begins with melodic fragments demarcated by silence. At the end, the snow buntings’ chew-ki-tik ki-ki echoes in the depth of winter. String Quartet - Infinite Season tells the storyof a year unfolding, sound by sound. The constant flux of the sounds of nature is a bright stillness, shining through the violence of external change.

Juri Seo, a Guggenheim fellow and a Koussevitsky Commission recipient, is a composer and pianist based in New Jersey. She teaches music at Princeton University.

The Argus Quartet is a first prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Compe- tition, and has served as the Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School and the Fellowship Quartet in Residence at the Yale Schoolof Music.

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[Premiere] NJSO premieres Sunlight, a new work for 11-piece chamber ensemble
May
13
8:00 PM20:00

[Premiere] NJSO premieres Sunlight, a new work for 11-piece chamber ensemble

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The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players perform a concert of contemporary chamber and solo works in the Lee Music Performance and Rehearsal Room at Princeton University's new Lewis Arts Complex on May 13 at 8 pm. The concert features the world premiere of an NJSO commission from Princeton-based composer Juri Seo, who curates the program. Longtime NJSO collaborator Steven Mackey conducts and hosts informal conversations with Seo and the performers in an event that celebrates a rich variety of contemporary scores and furthers the NJSO's commitment to championing female composers.

Inspired by Seo's influences, the program's chamber works by living composers include preeminent Korean composer Unsuk Chin's ParaMetaString for String Quartet and Tape, French composer Tristan Murail's Seven Lakes Drive and American composer Reynold Tharp's San Francisco Night, alongside the premiere of Seo's new work.

The concert also includes two solo works: NJSO Assistant Principal Cello Na-Young Baek performs English composer Jonathan Harvey's Curve with Plateaux for Solo Cello; Principal Horn Chris Komer performs French composer Olivier Messiaen's "Interstellar Call" from Des Canyons aux étoiles for Solo Horn.

Seo says: "There are a few common threads that unify the works in this program. Much of the music is inspired by places imbued with sense and memory. There are various evocations of song-birdsong, for instance, or the song of a superhuman presence. All of the composers were touched by spectralism, a compositional attitude that approaches pitch as a primarily acoustical phenomenon. Most importantly, each of the pieces communicates through warmth and delight, attempting to connect, to inspire and to heal."

General-admission tickets are $15 and are available at njsymphony.org, by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476) or in person at the NJSO Patron Services office. The performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

This concert continues the NJSO's tradition of presenting contemporary music in Princeton. 2019 marks the sixth year of the NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multifaceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers, led by Institute Director Steven Mackey. The Institute will select four composers to hear their music performed by the NJSO and participate in in-depth sessions with industry leaders, July 15-20 on the Princeton University campus. The NJSO will perform the participants' works on July 20 at 8 pm at Richardson Auditorium.

The Institute grew out of reading sessions the Orchestra has held with Princeton University graduate students biennially for more than a decade.

Full program information is available at njsymphony.org/scores.

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Latitude 49 in Knox College
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

Latitude 49 in Knox College

Latitude 49 will play Rondeau, Ostinato, and Fantasia (2018) in Knox College

Vamp from Signs and Wonders (2017) by Pierce Gradone

Transpiring (2019) by Liam Elliot

Luantan (2019) by Chen Yihan

Why Was I Born Between Mirrors (2019) by Christopher Cerrone

Rondeau, Ostinato, and Fantasia (2018) by Juri Seo

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Wah and Shui at Live at Pulitzer St. Louis
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Wah and Shui at Live at Pulitzer St. Louis

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation present contemporary chamber music performed in response to the art on view. The 2018-2019 season will be curated by Tim Munro, Creative Partner at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Grammy Award-winning flutist. 

Taxidermy showcases the SLSO’s percussion section, with composer Caroline Shaw making flower pots sing, Juri Seo creating quirky tunes from discs and tubes, and Mayke Nas performing piano surgery. Injuries treated, the piano takes center stage for Missy Mazzoli’s dreamy evocation of another time, another place.

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JURI SEO
Wah (2014)

CAROLINE SHAW
Taxidermy (2012)

MAYKE NAS
Douze Mains (Twelve Hands) (2008–11)

MISSY MAZZOLI
Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos (2007)

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Jihye Chang Performs Doremi Variations
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Jihye Chang Performs Doremi Variations

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Performing Arts - Music: Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (UCBSO) | March 20 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

Sponsor:  Department of Music

"From Clara to Natalie - 9 women composers and their works"


Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Event Contact:  CA, concerts@berkeley.edu

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Ludovico Ensemble performs vi in Boston
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Ludovico Ensemble performs vi in Boston

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FIRST PERFORMANCE OF THIS WORK SINCE 2011!

LUDOVICO ENSEMBLE: Philippe Hurel, Juri Seo, Jo Kondo, Marti Epstein & Betsy Jolas

Friday, February 22, 2019 8p.m.

Pickman Concert Hall | Longy School of Music at Bard College

HUREL Tombeau

JURI SEO - vi

KONDO - Acquarelle

EPSTEIN - tba

JOLAS - Music for Joan

DONALD BERMAN - piano

NICHOLAS TOLLE – cimbalom

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