Louis Karchin's Four Songs on Poems of Seamus Heaney, to be performed March 6-9, and on March 10th at U of Iowa


Mar 10 2013 - 7:30pm

Spring Concert series 2013 -at the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa:   ensemble: Périphérie to perform works by  Ades, P at the University of Iowa, April 2011E:P at the University of Iowa, April 2011Dahn, Dangerfield, Dubkova, Gompper and Karchin, on Sunday, March 10, Riverside Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Karchin's 2012 Four Songs on Poems of Seamus Heaney, is a setting of Heaney's Lightenings i and iv,The Rain Stick, and Settings xxiv, for Soprano solo, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion (1), and piano.

The ensemble will also perform the work March 6 at Northern Illinois Univesity; March 7 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; March 8 at the University of Minnesota; and March 9 at Coe College, Iowa.

These will feature soprano Michelle Crouch, and John Dangerfield conducting.   Later in the year, on Sat., October 26, they will present the work as part of the ensemble's Carnegie/Weill Hall debut concert.

The mission of the newly established Ensemble: Périphérie is to promote contemporary music by presenting stimulating and inspiring concerts of new chamber works,by commissioning new works from both emerging and established composers, and by inviting audiences to join us in recognizing great art of our time. One of the primary goals of EP is to bring greater exposure to composers and works that are underperformed and neglected–that is, music that lies on the periphery. Contact CNM at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, info here.