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REINVENTIONS: A Modern Viola Recital

918 Bathurst, Toronto, Ontario

Acoustic and Electronic Music of Mozetich, Blair, O’Hallisey, Sherlock, Doolittle, Beecroft, Jaeger, Barone, and Banks

Elizabeth Reid, viola With Stephanie Chua, harmonium

This recital will showcase three different experiences, highlighting Canadian and American viola repertoire beginning with unaccompanied acoustic viola music, including Marjan Mozetich’s Survival, Elisabeth Blair’s “Curfew”, and Danielle O’Hallisey’s “Study for Solo Viola (with Innocence).”

In the second half of the recital, there will be an eclectic set of viola and electronics repertoire: Emily Doolittle’s “Social Sounds from Whales at Night”, Norma Beecroft’s “Jeu III”, David Jaeger’s “Sarabande”, Chedo Barone’s “Prosthetic”, and Rusty Banks’ “Liquid Fire.”

In between these two sets, Stephanie Chua will join Reid to perform Ontario composer John Mark Sherlock’s three-movement work for viola and harmonium, “Horses.” Chua is one of Canada’s leading pianists specializing in contemporary music

Tickets at Door: $25 General, $15 Students

For advance tickets, please click button below to purchase. Student discount code: STUDENTREINVENTIONS

Jun15

New Music on the Point: http://www.scragmountainmusic.org/sounds-of-the-earth.html

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Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn, 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT

The New Music On The Point Festival and Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of the Earth, a festival celebrating the natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams. The afternoon will include live music, vocal and drumming workshops, children’s activities, raffles, food trucks & more! Featuring performances by the JACK Quartet, TURNmusic, Rural Noise Ensemble, Jan Williams (percussion), Robert Black (bass), Eve Beglarian (composer), and participants of the New Music On The Point Festival. Adams will be present at the festival to introduce some of his music. http://www.scragmountainmusic.org/sounds-of-the-earth.html

May28

Elizabeth Reid Violist

May26

A Special Tribute to Lars Nielsen

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St., Montpelier, VT

Readings of the poetry of the late Lars Nielsen and three performances: his short play, "The Aspirants," performed by The Valley Players; and two works on which he and his brother, composer Erik Nielsen, collaborated. Donations will go to the Lars Nielsen Scholarship Fund at Norwich University.

On Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in Montpelier, Vermont, there will be a celebration of the late Lars Nielsen’s writings. There will be readings of his poetry and three performances: one of his short plays, The Aspirants, performed by The Valley Players; and two works on which he and his brother, composer Erik Nielsen, collaborated. The first is The Falling of Trees for baritone and piano quartet and features baritone Thomas Beard (seen in central Vermont in A Fleeting Animal in 2015) and the Northern Third Quartet. The second is the premiere of A Psalm for a New Year for chorus and solo viola, with a hand-picked chamber chorus led by Jessica Pierpont with Elizabeth Reid, viola. In both works, Lars wrote the text and Erik wrote the music.

The event is open to the public and admission is free, but donations are welcome. All donations will go to the Lars Nielsen Scholarship Fund at Norwich University.

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/erik-nielsen-to-present-musical-celebration-of-late-brother-lars/Content?oid=27544030

https://www.eriknielsenmusic.com/events/a-special-tribute-to-writer-lars-nielsen/