With world premiere of "Luminescence" by composer Molly Joyce
Journey from the dark to the light with PM
Featuring the world premiere of 23-year-old Molly Joyce's Luminescence
March 20, 2015
Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee WI
Pre-concert Talk 6:45pm
Composers to be performed: John Taverner, David Lang, Osvaldo Golijov, Aulis Sallinen, John Luther Adams, Elena Kats Chernin, Astor Piazolla, Ken Thomson, Molly Joyce
Journey from the dark to the light with PM in this multimedia event. Featuring compositions such as Tenebrae and Thaw, and the Hearing Voices vocal ensemble, PM is thrilled to present the world première of 23-year old Juilliard composer Molly Joyce's Luminescence, commissioned by PM's Commission Club at Equinox. Joyce will be in Milwaukee for short residency to work with the PM ensemble, culminating in a pre-concert talk and the Equinox concert. Joyce states Luminescence "is inspired by the idea of finding light in the world and in our lives in unexpected places. It is also inspired by a trip I took to Tanzania this past summer, during which I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. During the climb, I constantly "craved" light as I knew it would make me warmer and also mean a new day, new hike, etc. I therefore thought a lot about the idea that we all sort of "crave" light in our lives in some form, either perhaps physical light or emotionally, etc."
Also featuring art installations by UWM faculty artists Dean Valadez, Brooke Thiele and local visual artist Shannon Molter, PM artistic director Kevin Stalheim reflects, "Concerts can almost take on a life of their own and Equinox is turning out to be extremely special for me. The concert will go from darkness, death, and winter to hope and light and spring. The music starts with the mournful and aching Tenebrae by Golijov and moves to the deeply meditative The Light Within by John Luther Adams. Then to the challenge and hope of change in Thaw by Thomson, to a high energy world premiere by Molly Joyce and two vibrant and wild Springs by Chernin and Piazolla. It should be quite a journey." (Program subject to change.)
Tenebrae by Osvaldo Golijov
Winter Was Hard by Aulis Sallinen
One Who Has Slept by John Tavener
O Lux Beata Trinitas
The Light Within by John Luther Adams
Thaw by Ken Thomson
evening morning day by David Lang
Molly Joyce, world première of Luminescence
Spring from The Seasons by Elena Kats Chernin
Spring from The Four Seasons by Astor Piazzolla
Composer Molly Joyce will be giving a pre-concert talk at Turner Hall Ballroom that will be free and open to the public, March 20, 2015 at 6:45 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Single tickets ($15, $25, and $35) are available at www.presentmusic.org or at (414) 271-0711. Students are always 50% off.
Turner Hall Ballroom is located at 1040 N. 4th St. Milwaukee WI 53203.
Present Music is Milwaukee's internationally acclaimed new music ensemble. Celebrating over 30 years of new music, Present Music commissions, performs, records, and tours the music of living composers. In the past quarter century, more than 55 new works, by composers from around the world, have come into existence because of Present Music. Founded by Kevin Stalheim, Present Music works closely with many of the world's most exciting and significant composers while supporting the talents of emerging voices. It nurtures the next generation of composers through its education program, the Creation Project.Present Music is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund, which provides major financial support. This season is supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by CAMPAC and by the generosity of foundations, corporations and individuals. PM has won the ASCAP/Chamber Music America's Adventurous Programming Award an unprecedented six times and can be heard on nine compact disk recordings on the Argo, Albany, Aoede, Northeastern, Naxos and Innova labels.
Present Music engages artists and audiences in imaginative and provocative experiences with new music through ensemble performance, education and commissioning.
This concert is sponsored by UPAF, CAMPAC, and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Media support provided by WMSE.