The opening concert on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30pm, in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater features Josefino Chino Toledo’s (Philippines) Agos (Western Hemisphere premiere) with narrator, Juilliard actor Regina de Vera; Sunbin Kevin Kim’s (Korea/U.S.) Studies on Darkness – After Mark Rothko (2018, world premiere, commissioned by N.J.E.); Virko Baley’s (Ukraine/U.S.) Violin Concerto No. 1 (1987) with Juilliard violinist Stella Chen, in honor of the composer’s 80th birthday; and Akira Nishimura’s (Japan) Mirror of Stars (2010).
The series continues on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30pm in Room 309 with N.J.E. performing Ursula Mamlok’s (Germany/U.S.) Sextet (1977) and Robert Sierra’s (Puerto Rico/U.S.) Octet (2014) with additional solo and chamber works performed by members of N.J.E. More information on this series can be found here. Tickets are free but must be reserved - starting on Sept. 20.