April 25 8:00pm

Concentrated Forces: Contemporary Chamber Music for Brass // University Settlement

TILT Brass presents

Concentrated Forces:
Contemporary Chamber Music for Brass

Will Lang at Lévy Gorvy Gallery, Nov 2018 (Photo by S. Smith)

Thursday, April 25th, 2019
University Settlement (Speyer Hall)
184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington)
New York, NY 10002

$10; $5 (students/seniors)
Purchase Tickets
Facebook Event

On Thursday, April 25th, TILT Brass returns to University Settlement’s Speyer Hall to present Concentrated Forces, a wide-ranging program of contemporary chamber music for brass. Speyer Hall is an important space for TILT: its initiating rehearsals took place there in 2002 as well as several subsequent landmark programs in 2011, 2012, and 2015. TILT’s next Speyer event features the music of an international array of probing compositional minds including the expat American icon Frederic Rzewski, French spectralist Gérard Grisey, acclaimed Argentine Alexandre Lunsqui, and three Swedes – avant garde master Folke Rabe, Netherlands-based Klas Torstensson, and the phenomenal young artist Ellen Arkbro.

TILT Brass has assembled an A-list of its finest players to present this rare evening of works focused on the dynamical and subtle capabilities of brass instruments in small groupings. The program presents several duos (Lunsqui, Grisey, Rabe), two divergent takes on the trio format (Torstensson, Arkbro), and a set of buoyant, open-instrumentation works for quartet (Rzewski). Heard in what TILT’s Director Chris McIntyre considers one of the warmest rooms in Manhattan, audiences will be privy to an unusually visceral encounter with the brass family.

Trumpet – Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold
Horn – Nicolee Kuester, Laura Weiner
Trombone – Jen Baker, Will Lang, Chris McIntyre
Tuba – John Altieri

Alexandre Lunsqui – Canvas for two trombones (2013)
Baker, Lang
Ellen Arkbro – Three for horn, trombone, tuba (2016)
Kuester, McIntyre, Altieri
Gérard Grisey – Accords perdus: five miniatures for two horns in F (1989)
Kuester, Weiner
Folke Rabe – Tintomara for trumpet and trombone (1992)
Flowers, Lang
Klas Torstensson – Four Brass Links for trumpet, horn, trombone (2003)
Flowers, Weiner, McIntyre
Frederic Rzewski – Selections from Spots (1986)
(arr. for 2 trumpets, 2 trombones [alto, tenor])
Flowers, Leopold, Lang, Baker, McIntyre (cond.)

Top – Gérard Grisey, Ellen Arkbro; Mid – Alexandre Linsqui, Frederic Rzewski; Bottom – Folke Rabe, Klas Torstensson

Location: University Settlement House 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002  [MAP]
2018-2019 Season