Earplay’s 30th anniversary season continued on Monday, March 16 at San Francisco’s ODC Theater, with world premiere performances of works by Ross Bauer, Christopher Wendell Jones, and Richard Festinger. Also on the program was Terry Riley’s String Trio: the composer’s early 60’s graduate thesis, and one of his his initial ventures into tape looping. To round out the evening, Earplay performed Daniel Tacke’s Im Rückblick, the winner of the 2014 Aird Competition. Congratulations to the winner of the 2014
Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition: im Rückblick by Daniel Tacke. The concert ended with Chen Yi’s Happy Rain on a Spring Night.
The 7:30pm concert was preceded by a 6:45pm pre-show dialogue with composers. Conducted by Mary Chun, the core members of Earplay are Terrie Baune, violin; Tod Brody, flutes; Peter Josheff, clarinets; Thalia Moore, cello; Ellen Ruth Rose, viola; and Brenda Tom, piano. Concert 2 will also feature Karen Rosenak, guest piano and Dan Reiter, guest cello. The 2015 season finale for Earplay took place on May 18, and included a dynamic selection of works, ranging from Lou Harrison's Threnody, performed in collaboration with the UCDavis Gamelan Ensemble, as well as world premieres by Carla Lucero, Guillermo Galindo,and Nicolas Tzortzis.