Carnegie Hall Presents

Making Music


Making Music: Evan Ziporyn

Making Music: James MacMillan

Making Music: Christopher Rouse

Making Music: Evan Ziporyn

Zankel Hall
Saturday, October 30, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Carol McGonnell, Clarinet
David Krakauer, Clarinet
Evan Ziporyn, Bass Clarinet
Gamelan Galak Tika
Evan Ziporyn, Director
Jeremy Geffen, Series Moderator
Signal
Brad Lubman, Conductor
Theodore Schoen, Bass Clarinet
Vicky Chow, Piano

Program

EVAN ZIPORYN Tsmindao Ghmerto
EVAN ZIPORYN Hive (NY Premiere)
EVAN ZIPORYN In Bounds
EVAN ZIPORYN Bayu Sabda Idep (NY Premiere)

Program is approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes, including one intermission
As a composer and performer, Bang on a Can All-Stars co-founder Evan Ziporyn has expanded the boundaries of clarinet playing. He has also explored the interaction of different musical cultures, forming in 1993 Gamelan Galak Tika to perform new music—including his own—that uses both Western and Balinese instruments by American and Balinese composers. Join Ziporyn and Carnegie Hall Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen as they discuss the virtuosity and cross-cultural interaction that has marked Ziporyn’s work over the last decade.

Listen

Ziporyn’s Tsmindao Ghmerto


Bang On A Can All-Stars / Evan Ziporyn,Clarinet 
Cantaloupe Music

Making Music: James MacMillan

Zankel Hall
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Brentano String Quartet
·· Mark Steinberg, Violin
·· Serena Canin, Violin
·· Misha Amory, Viola
·· Nina Lee, Cello
Cristina Zavalloni, Mezzo-Soprano
Eric Ruske, Horn
Inon Barnatan, Piano
James MacMillan, Conductor
Jeremy Geffen, Series Moderator
The Zankel Band

Program

ALL-JAMES MACMILLAN PROGRAM Piano Sonata
Horn Quintet (US Premiere)
Raising Sparks (US Premiere)
MacMillan’s best-known works—from The Confession of Isobel Gowdie to his St. John Passion—are grand in scale with a powerful religiosity. But his music also has a degree of intimacy, a quality that comes through in the chamber music on this program. MacMillan will be on hand to discuss his music with Carnegie Hall Director of Artistic Planning Jeremy Geffen.

Listen

MacMillan Raising Sparks


Jean Rigby, Mezzo Soprano / Nash Ensemble / Martyn Brabbins, Conductor 
Black Box

Making Music: Christopher Rouse

Zankel Hall
Friday, April 15, 2011 | 7 PM

Performers

Bridget Kibbey, Harp
Calder Quartet
·· Ben Jacobson, Violin
·· Andrew Bulbrook, Violin
·· Jonathan Moerschel, Viola
·· Eric Byers, Cello
Commentary by Christopher Rouse
David Skidmore, Percussion
James Michael Deitz, Percussion
Jared Soldiviero, Percussion
Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor
Jeremy Geffen, Series Moderator
John Ostrowski, Percussion
Molly Morkoski, Piano
Tara Helen O'Connor, Flute
Todd Palmer, Clarinet

Program

ALL-CHRISTOPHER ROUSE PROGRAM Ku-Ka-Ilimoku
Rotae Passionis
String Quartet No. 3 (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Compline
A concert of chamber music by the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer. It includes what Rouse calls a “savage, propulsive war dance” in honor of a Hawaiian war god, and the New York premiere of his String Quartet No. 3, a Carnegie Hall co-commission.

Listen

Rouse Compline


Calder Quartet with Daniel Alexander, Flute / Sivan Magen, Harp / Alicia Lee, Clarinet 
Koch
Christopher Rouse on Ku-Ka-Ilimoku and Compline
On April 15, Christopher Rouse's "Ku-Ka-Ilimoku" and "Compline" will be be performed during "Making Music", a celebration of the composer and his music. Here, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer discusses the background of the two pieces, including how he yearned to write some "beat the heck out of the drums pieces."