The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for over four decades, embarks on its thirteenth season at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama featuring artists Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Dan Foster, Lee Hinkle, Alexandra Osborne, Sara Stern, and Rachel Young.
ATTENDANCE IS FREE. Seating begins at 3:30. Concert is at 5:00, preceded by a 4:00 discussion with composers and performers, and followed by a post-concert reception.
1. October 20, 2018
A sly musical take on the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibition of artist Trevor Paglen, who makes the invisible world visible via photography and video, journalism, geo-politics, and astronautical engineering, documenting the infrastructures of American surveillance. The Consort surveils music by a select database of extant American composers.
- Annie Gosfield -Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites
- Frederik Rzewski -Winnsboro Cottonmill Blues
- Gemma Peacocke -Lumen
- Robert Paterson -Star Crossing
- Robert Gibson -Night Music
- Jon Deak -Greetings from 1984
- David Froom -Hidden Motives