METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

A Stone’s Throw


A 3-concert series with composer Kati Agócs

Photo by Akos Major


Celebrating a rich collaborative partnership with Metropolis Ensemble, this 3-concert series explores circles of musical influence and inspiration. Ranging from mysticism to musical paraphrase, A Stone’s Throw will showcase works for strings, voices, and piano in turn, with each night built around recent chamber work by Kati Agócs – most of them New York premieres – in dialogue with emerging composers from all over the world, with a special spotlight on Hungary.

Mivos Quartet

Mivos Quartet

Tantric Variations

The series begins with the Mivos Quartet giving the New York premiere of Agócs’s first String Quartet Tantric Variations alongside a quartet by Matthew Schultheis. String solo and duet works by young Hungarian Lázsló Sándor and UK composer Edmund Finnis complement selections from László Vidovsky’s iconic Duos for Violin and Viola.

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
7:00pm

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Parallax

The series continues with the spotlight on pianist Conor Hanick performing musical paraphrases. Agócs’s Whole World (for Szilárd Borbély) for solo piano will have its NYC premiere. A selection of solo piano Etudes by Nicolas Namoradze; Antithesis by fellow Hungarian Balázs Futó; aphoristic dialogues with the Paganini Caprices by Robert Beaser and Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade; and the U.S. premiere of Petrichor create a colloquy with Agócs’s Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano. As part of A Stone’s Throw series and Metropolis Ensemble x BLUEPRINTS Piano Series.

Friday, Mar 29, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
7:00pm

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Conor Hanick

Conor Hanick

Orisons

Orisons

Orisons

The series concludes with works for voices. For this concert, Metropolis Ensemble and Agócs have commissioned three emerging composers: Lavell Blackwell (U.S.), Lingbo Ma (China), Kris McCormick (U.S.) to write companion works to Agócs’s Hyacinth Curl for two female singers and hand percussion.

May (TBD), 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
7:00pm

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