FRIENDS OF METROPOLIS

CITY OF TOMORROW:
TOPOGRAPHIES
 

Avant-garde wind quintet The City of Tomorrow performs a program with custom theatrical lighting design by Alexandra Deahl.

Monday, February 5, 2018
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm (event)
Tickets: $20 at Door / $10 Students


The music of this concert reflects ideas of movement across geographies and endurance through change and loss. Included is Seattle-based composer John Teske’s Topographies, a graphic score based on topographical maps, which the quintet will use as a basis for improvisation and movement on stage. Jacob Druckman’s wind quintet, which includes an electronic accompaniment, is an anxious conversation between past and future. Memoria by Esa Pekka Salonen serves as a dazzling and hopeful destination, where origins are honored and not forgotten. Put together with the lighting design, which the five members of The City of Tomorrow control themselves, this concert is an immersive exploration of moving from one state of being, through the unknown, to another.

This concert is co-produced by The League of Composers/ISCM.


This is one quintet that is sure to leave you breathless
— Maggie Malloy, Second Inversion
The performances are dramatic and exhilarating. . . It is a tribute to the all-encompassing grasp that the City of Tomorrow espouses in the realm of new music and a tribute too to their magnificent musicianship
— Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

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