Hubert Howe and Friends – A concert of (mostly) premieres, Tuesday May 1st


May 1 2012 - 7:30pm

Hubert HoweHubert HoweRaoul PleskowRaoul PleskowJohn MelbyJohn MelbyA concert of mostly premieres, by HUBERT HOWE AND FRIENDS, Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM at LeFrak Concert Hall on the campus of Queens College, Kissena Blvd. At the Long Island Expressway (65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing NY 11367).  Admission free.  For more information, call 718-997-3800.  For directions to LeFrak Concert Hall, link here.

The program will include world premieres of Emergence (Timbre Study No. 8) and Chimera for solo cello by Hubert Howe, Music for Four Instruments by Raoul Pleskow, “For Milton” for soprano and computer by John Melby, and Nocturne for solo piano by Nina Siniakova.  It will also include the U.S. premiere of Hubert Howe’s Trio for clarinet, cello and piano and a performance of 19-tone Clusters, an electronic tape piece synthesized using Csound, with a dance interpretation by Linda Past.

Performers will include Patricia Sonego, soprano, Andrew Borkowski, cello, Nina Sinkakova and Aiko Imaizumi, piano, Sara Aratake, clarinet, Yu-Hsuan Lin, bassoon, and Hsiang-Lin Wang, flute.


Biography: Hubert Howe was educated at Princeton University, where he studied with J. K. Randall, Godfrey Winham and Milton Babbitt, and from which he received the A.B., M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees.  He was one of the first researchers in computer music, and became Professor of Music and Director of the Electronic Music studios at Queens College of the City University of New York.  He also taught at the Juilliard School for 20 years.  From 1989 to 1998, 2001 to 2002, and Fall 2007, he was Director of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College of the City University of New York.  He has been a member of the American Composers Alliance since 1974 and was President from 2002 to 2011.  Recordings of his computer music (Overtone Music, CPS-8678, Filtered Music, CPS-8719, and Temperamental Music and Created Sounds, CPS- 8771) have been released by Capstone Records.