February 25, 2019

Cutting Edge Concerts: The Poetry of Places

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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The 2019 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival presents Japanese American composer Paul Chihara's "Amatsu Kaze" for soprano, clarinet, flute, violin, cello, and piano. "Amatsu Kaze" is based on seven Haiku dealing with love, death and separation. The second half of the program features pianist Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman performing the music of Lewis Spratlan, Harold Meltzer, Hannah Lash, and James Matheson. As with all Cutting Edge Concerts, each composer will be present to discuss their works on stage with host Victoria Bond.

The 22nd annual Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival presents performances at Symphony Space on February 11, 18, and 25, 2019. www.cuttingedgeconcerts.org

Amatsu Kaze - Paul Chihara

Sophie Maekawa, soprano
Alan Kay, clarinet
Elizabeth Mann, flute
The Horszowski Trio (Jesse Mills, violin; Paul Wiancko, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano)

Selections from "The Poetry of Places":
Give Me Your Songs - Hannah LashRag - Lewis SpratlanIn Full Sail - Harold Meltzer
h.o.p.e. for piano, toy piano, and voice - Amy Beth Kirsten
Alone, in Waters Shimmering and Dark - James MathesonSí an Bhrú - Jack Van Zandt
Mechanical Dolls - Victoria Bond

Yoojin Lee, mezzo-soprano (Glumdalclitch)
David Charles Tay, tenor (Lilliputian King)
Jonathan Hare, baritone (Houyhnhnm)
Mark Peloquin, piano
Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, piano