Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer

Responding to the Waves for solo violin will be programmed alongside other contemporary chamber works as part of the St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer Foundation series. More info and tickets here.

Through a collaboration which began in 2002, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra presents contemporary chamber music inspired by the art on view and performed live in the galleries at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. The music selected for this extraordinary concert series takes advantage of the acoustic qualities of the Pulitzer’s Tadao Ando-designed building, one of the most celebrated examples of contemporary museum architecture in the country. St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson led the program until 2016, developing a concert series which presented wide variety of musical expression from composers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The collaboration continues with the 2017-2018 season of St. Louis Symphony Live at the Pulitzer led by co-artistic directors Peter Henderson, pianist and faculty at Maryville University, and Gemma New, Resident Conductor at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Director of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Departure duo @ Radio Bean

Radio Bean (Burlington), Oct 16

We are thrilled to share our high/low world with wonderful Burlington!

Program:

All Are Welcome Here - David Smooke

Phrases - Katherine Balch

emojicons - Emily Koh

Tiergarten - John Aylward

excerpts from Einige Sätze aus den Sudelbüchern Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs - György Kurtág

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Tuesday, October 16

Radio Bean, 8 N Winooski Ave, Burlington VT

7pm, donations encouraged

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Her Voice

An evening of vocal works for women by women.

Performances By
Departure Duo
Melissa McCann
Danielle Buonaiuto
Bethany Younge
Caitlin Cawley

Music By
Katie Balch
Caitlin Cawley
Anna Heflin 
Emily Koh
Bethany Younge
and more

Tickets $12 cash at door (doors at 7, performances start promptly at 7:30)
In case you were still torn there will be a bar

Curated by Anna Heflin

More info here. 

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Intricate Machines Tour // Aizuri Quartet

The lauded Aizuri Quartet team up with rising American composers Nina C. YoungDaniel TemkinPhil TaylorSky Macklay, and Katie Balch.  On the INTRICATE MACHINES concert tour, the Aizuris showcase the diversity and creativity of America’s new-music community through one of the oldest genres: the string quartet.

Event Dates:
PITTSBURGH, PA 
Frick Fine Arts Center; co-presented by Alia Musica
Friday, March 29, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
$15

LEWISBURG, PA
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
FREE

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
$20/15

NEW YORK, NY
Friday, April 5, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.
$25/15

Program:
Phil Taylor: of embers and aspen leaves (2017)
Katherine Balch: With Each Breathing (2015)
Sky Macklay: Many Many Cadences (2014)
- Intermission -
Nina C. Young: Memento Mori – Phase I (2013)
Daniel Temkin: Intricate Machines (2016)

Performed by AIZURI QUARTET
Miho Saegusa, violin
Ariana Kim, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Intricate Machines Tour // Aizuri Quartet

The lauded Aizuri Quartet team up with rising American composers Nina C. YoungDaniel TemkinPhil TaylorSky Macklay, and Katie Balch.  On the INTRICATE MACHINES concert tour, the Aizuris showcase the diversity and creativity of America’s new-music community through one of the oldest genres: the string quartet.

Event Dates:
PITTSBURGH, PA 
Frick Fine Arts Center; co-presented by Alia Musica
Friday, March 29, 2019 | 7:00 p.m.
$15

LEWISBURG, PA
Weis Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 2:00 p.m.
FREE

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
$20/15

NEW YORK, NY
Friday, April 5, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.
$25/15

Program:
Phil Taylor: of embers and aspen leaves (2017)
Katherine Balch: With Each Breathing (2015)
Sky Macklay: Many Many Cadences (2014)
- Intermission -
Nina C. Young: Memento Mori – Phase I (2013)
Daniel Temkin: Intricate Machines (2016)

Performed by AIZURI QUARTET
Miho Saegusa, violin
Ariana Kim, violin
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Switch~ @ Spectrum NYC

[Switch~] plays works by Katie Balch, Chaya Czernowin, Clara Iannotta, Timothy McCormack, and Piyawat Louilarpprasert at Spectrum on the "Spectral Fridays" series curated by Gabriel Zucker.

PROGRAM:
Piyawat Louilarpprasert – silhouette, for violin, cello, and piano
Timothy McCormack - DRIFT MATTER, cello
Clara Iannotta: dead wasps in the jam-jar (i), violin
Chaya Czernowin: Ina, bass flute and tape
Katie Balch: Music about Glowworms I. Thread Unfurled, flute and piano

More info here

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Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Annapolis Chamber Music Festival: Wine & Music

Annapolis Chamber Music Festival//3RD ANNUAL WINE AND MUSIC NIGHT

United by their complexity of flavor, richness of color, and connections to history, music and wine are two things anyone can appreciate. Our concert of music and wine pairings returns for another season, and it’s sure to stimulate the senses. 2018 brings an added dimension, with a focus on dynamic female composers from the past and present. The ability of music to give voice to the less heard is the inspiration for this program, and it’s certain to inspire and excite any and all ears.

Barbara Strozzi  - Surgite, Surgite

Caroline Shaw - Limestone and Felt for viola and cello

Katherine Balch - With Each Breathing for string quartet

Joan Tower - Island Preludes for woodwind quintet

Gilda Lyons - Folklórico for piano, violin and cello

Tickets available here

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Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Yarn/Wire Institute: Festival Concert 1

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Students participating in the Yarn/Wire Institute perform my short 4-hand piano piece, Ordinary Matter. 

The Yarn/Wire Institute at Stony Brook University is a place for practitioners of modern music to hone their skills and collaborate with dedicated artists from across the globe. Now in its third year, the 13-day institute for pianists, percussionists, and composers focuses on the the music of today in its vast diversity of sound and style.
Participants work closely with Yarn/Wire and composition faculty members on the development and performance of new work, interpretation of existing pieces, and take part in a variety of masterclasses, workshops, and presentations. Topics include collaborating with composers/performers, working with electronics, project development, commissioning, exploring extended techniques, improvisation, entrepreneurship, and responding to the evolving cultural landscape with a personal voice and optimistic approach.


Concerts are at 7:30pm, FREE and open to the public
Stony Brook University Recital Hall, Stony Brook NY

6/28/18: Festival Concert 1 - Katherine Balch, Misato Mochizuki, Ivan Trevino, Daniel Weymouth

More info here.

 

 

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May
6
4:00 PM16:00

California Symphony Season Finale

Something Old, Something New

May 6, 2018 | 4:00PM
Donato Cabrera, music director

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT

  • Brahms waited 22 years after his first piano concerto to write his second, with himself as the original soloist. Haochen Zhang (pictured) returns to perform it here.
  • Unlike other symphonies, Finnish composer Sibelius' Symphony No. 3 has only three movements, compared to the usual four, and the whole work sounds more classical (think light like Mozart) rather than romantic (big and heavy like, well, Brahms...).
  • This program includes a world premiere by our newest composer-in-residence, Katherine Balch, the first female to win this competitive residency with the California Symphony. 

http://www.californiasymphony.org/seasonfinale

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Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Departure Duo: skewed acuity: words of warped reality

Cambridge, September 19, 2017

skewed acuity: words of warped reality

We're thrilled to play our home base in one of our favorite spaces. Our program features pieces whose texts play on the idea of perception (that's the theme!). From the pithy musings of 18th century eccentrics (yes, a pair of them!) to Jose Angel Valente's, all words highlight differences in what reality is and can be. We find ourselves less interested in the subject matter and more fascinated by what it reveals about the author. Nina and Eddie will each play a solo piece on this program.

rogram to include:

"Phrases" by Katherine Balch

"Plain truths from Timothy Dexter" by John Liberatore

"Einige Sätze aus den Sudelbüchern Georg Christoph Lichtenbergs" by György Kurtág

 

8pm

The Lilypad

1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge

$15/door

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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Suntory Hall Foundation for Arts Summer Festival// Georg Haas Portrait Concert

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra premiers of Leaf fabric orchestra, alongside works by Georg Haas and Fredrich Cerha

Program:

Friedrich Cerha (1926- ): Nacht (2012-13)

Georg Friedrich Haas (1953- )
: New Work* (2016-17)Commissioned by Suntory Hall
: Traum in des Sommers Nacht (2009)

Katherine Balch (1991- ): Leaf Fabric (2017)

more info here.

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Jul
15
8:00 PM20:00

Departure accessorizes

Boston-based soprano and double bass duo, Departure, returns to Art Share L.A. to present a program featuring soprano, double bass, and accessories! The concert features pieces that expand the range of the soprano/double bass combo using toy piano, musical saw, jingle bells, iPhone, and more. The program features composers such as Katherine Balch, Beat Furrer, Talia Amar, and Stephen Dembski.

Departure is a Boston-based soprano and double bass duo comprised of Nina Guo and Edward Kass. Committed to expanding the repertoire for the “high-low” partnership, Departure commissions and performs new works. Nina and Eddie are particularly interested in how extended technique and theatricality can expand the range of expression and engage audiences. Departure firmly believes that new music can and should be accessible to all, and by encouraging dialogue with audiences, new music will not be viewed as a niche genre.

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

Departure accessorizes

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members
Buy Tickets Online
Tickets also available at the door

Boston-based soprano and double bass duo, Departure, returns to CNM to present a program featuring soprano, double bass, and accessories! The concert features pieces that expand the range of the soprano/double bass combo using toy piano, musical saw, jingle bells, iPhone, and more. The program features composers such as Katherine Balch, Beat Furrer, Talia Amar, and Stephen Dembski.

Departure is a Boston-based soprano and double bass duo comprised of Nina Guo and Edward Kass. Committed to expanding the repertoire for the “high-low” partnership, Departure commissions and performs new works. Nina and Eddie are particularly interested in how extended technique and theatricality can expand the range of expression and engage audiences. Departure firmly believes that new music can and should be accessible to all, and by encouraging dialogue with audiences, new music will not be viewed as a niche genre.

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Apr
23
3:00 PM15:00

High / low / hit @ Spectrum NYC

~ permutations for soprano, double bass, and percussion ~

program:

"Palimpsestus" by Joan Arnau Pàmies (s, db, pc)
"Seventh for Two" by Jesse Diener-Bennett (s, pc)
"Ciel étoilé" by Kaija Saariaho (db, pc)
"Cants Libro II" by Agustí Charles (s, db)
"Phrases" by Katherine Balch (s, db)
"Pastor Hicks' Farewell" and "In Old Virginny" by Shawn Jaeger (s, db)
"Imagination" by François Sarhan (s, pc)

Nina Guo, soprano
Edward Kass, double bass
Mike Jones, percussion

8pm
$10/door

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Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

Contemporaneous @ Murray's, Tivoli, NY

April 11, 2017. 8:00 PM. Roulette. 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 

April 15, 2017: 8:00 PM. Murray's Tivoli. 73 Broadway, Tivoli, NY.

Contemporaneous presents Transcendental Geometry, a performance project that will explore new music written with non-traditional tunings from around the world.

Most of the music we hear in the United States is created in “equal-temperament,” the system of tuning used by the modern piano. But much of the music of the broader world uses entirely different pitches. Contemporaneous’s commitment to alternate tunings is particularly rare for a large ensemble. Not often do audiences have the opportunity to hear radically new, precise, and beautiful harmonies created by so many musicians.

By commissioning and performing new works using non-Western tunings, Contemporaneous seeks to expand our vision for what music can be, down to the very notes themselves.

Contemporaneous has commissioned three composers for this project, each approaching tuning from a different vantage point:

  • Kyle Gann, whose writings on American microtonality are the seminal works in the genre.
  • Shawn Jaeger, whose music intricately explores the beautiful precisions and imprecisions in rhythm and tuning in Appalachian hymnody.
  • Kristofer Svensson, whose music draws on both the tuning traditions of his native Sweden as well as his own stunning and whimsical invention.

The evening will also feature the world premiere of the revised version of Katherine Balch’s New Geometry — a transcendent work which passes from microtonal intricacy to vast splendor.

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Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Contemporaneous @ Roulette, NYC

April 11, 2017. 8:00 PM. Roulette. 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 

April 15, 2017: 8:00 PM. Murray's Tivoli. 73 Broadway, Tivoli, NY.

Contemporaneous presents Transcendental Geometry, a performance project that will explore new music written with non-traditional tunings from around the world.

Most of the music we hear in the United States is created in “equal-temperament,” the system of tuning used by the modern piano. But much of the music of the broader world uses entirely different pitches. Contemporaneous’s commitment to alternate tunings is particularly rare for a large ensemble. Not often do audiences have the opportunity to hear radically new, precise, and beautiful harmonies created by so many musicians.

By commissioning and performing new works using non-Western tunings, Contemporaneous seeks to expand our vision for what music can be, down to the very notes themselves.

Contemporaneous has commissioned three composers for this project, each approaching tuning from a different vantage point:

  • Kyle Gann, whose writings on American microtonality are the seminal works in the genre.
  • Shawn Jaeger, whose music intricately explores the beautiful precisions and imprecisions in rhythm and tuning in Appalachian hymnody.
  • Kristofer Svensson, whose music draws on both the tuning traditions of his native Sweden as well as his own stunning and whimsical invention.

The evening will also feature the world premiere of the revised version of Katherine Balch’s New Geometry — a transcendent work which passes from microtonal intricacy to vast splendor.

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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

High / low / hit @ Outpost86, Cambridge MA

~ permutations for soprano, double bass, and percussion ~

program:

"Palimpsestus" by Joan Arnau Pàmies (s, db, pc)
"Seventh for Two" by Jesse Diener-Bennett (s, pc)
"Ciel étoilé" by Kaija Saariaho (db, pc)
"Cants Libro II" by Agustí Charles (s, db)
"Phrases" by Katherine Balch (s, db)
"Pastor Hicks' Farewell" and "In Old Virginny" by Shawn Jaeger (s, db)
"Imagination" by François Sarhan (s, pc)

Nina Guo, soprano
Edward Kass, double bass
Mike Jones, percussion

8pm
$10/door

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