New Music Raleigh featuring Ashleigh Semkiw, soprano & Timothy Myers, conductor
Sunday, February 24, 2013 | 3:00 pm
An important note: We regret to announce that the New Music Raleigh concert featuring pieces by John Supko & Louis Andriessen, scheduled for Sunday, February 24 at Hayti Heritage Center, has been cancelled due to illness.
North Carolina has lacked a high-quality outfit exclusively dedicated to showcasing new classical music — a gap that the collective of musicians and presenters called New Music Raleigh has been rapidly closing since 2009. Now this vital new organization produces an exciting concert for soprano and nine-piece chamber orchestra with Duke Performances.
The leading Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, “one of the most influential figures in contemporary classical music since the mid-1970s” (NY Times), scored Dances for soprano, strings, harp, piano, and percussion. The rising Duke composer John Supko, a classically grounded postmodern theorist, offers his perspective on the same instruments in All Souls, a world premiere. With Canadian soprano Ashleigh Semkiw — a bracing new voice of tremendous dynamic subtlety — and NC Opera conductor Timothy Myers, New Music Raleigh spotlights ambitious contemporary music in the acoustically hospitable sanctuary of Hayti.
LOUIS ANDRIESSEN: Dances
JOHN SUPKO: All Souls (world premiere)