Lunatics at Large to play ACA Festival work by Raoul Pleskow Dec. 9th at WMP Concert Hall


Dec 9 2010 - 7:30pm
Lunatics at Large, called "young, energetic and finely polished” by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times, is a large mixed ensemble combining voice, strings, winds and piano. The group was formed in 2007 to explore the timbral possibilities of chamber music repertoire from the beginning of the 20th century until now. In thematic concerts, the group's programs juxtapose standard repertoire and established composers of the 20th century with more recent compositions. Lunatics at Large is committed to working with living composers and to commissioning new pieces for its expanded Pierrot instrumentation. As part of their upcoming concert series at WMP Concert Hall, at 31 East 28th. street (between Park South and Madison Ave.), they will perform Raoul Pleskow's Dialogue for Piano and Three Instruments (2008), in a concert "Second Viennese School". Group members include Katharine Dain, soprano, Jonathan Engle, flutes, Ben Ringer, clarinets, Arthur Moeller, violin, Jen Herman, viola, Andrea Lee, cello, and Evi Jundt, piano, and Artistic Director.