"American Explorations" Season opener, Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, Sat. October 20, 2012


Oct 20 2012 - 8:00pm

American Explorations - with counter)induction at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th St. New York City; Music by Louis Karchin (Two Lyrics for Solo Cello) premiere; Brian Fennelly (Kythera Variations) premiere; full program below.

A program of music by 
three generations of American composers 
across a broad aesthetic spectrum.   

Brian Fennelly: Kythera Variations (world premiere)
Louis Karchin: Two Lyrics for Solo Cello (world premiere)
Kyle Bartlett: Spell (world premiere)
Carson Cooman: Madaket Dreaming
Jesse Jones: Snippet Variations
Yehudi Wyner: Romances for Piano Quartet


Performers: Miranda Cuckson (violin), Benjamin Fingland (clarinet), Christopher Gross ('cello), Taka Kigawa (piano), Max Mandel (viola). Renowned for its virtuosic performances and daring programming, the composer/performer collective counter)induction has established itself as a touchstone of excellence in contemporary music. Hailed by The New York Times for its "fiery ensemble virtuosity" and for its "first-rate performances" by The Washington Post.