May 6, 2009 / 7pm
Americas Society / 680 Park Avenue NYC


Glimpses

A concert forum of new chamber music from Jakub Ciupinski, Vivian Fung, and Cristina Spinei

Vivian Fung, Composer
Jakub Ciupinski, Composer
Cristina Spinei, Composer
Dharma Swara, Gamelan Ensemble
Jenny Lin, Piano
Meia Noite, Percussion
Rachel Calin, Bass
Britton Matthews, Percussion
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director / Conductor


On the Program

Cristina Spinei: Jolt
for piano, percussion, berimbau, and bass — world premiere
Featuring a Berimbau demonstration

Jakub Ciupinski: Morning Tale
for piano and electronics — world premiere
Featuring an electronics demonstration

Gamelan Dharma Swara
for Balinese gamelan ensemble under the direction of master Balinese artists, a performance of traditional works

Vivian Fung: Glimpses
for prepared piano


About the Concert

Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director/Conductor Andrew Cyr present a concert forum of new chamber music from three gifted composers, Jakub Ciupinski, Vivian Fung, and Cristina Spinei that features live, interactive demonstrations of their musical sources of inspiration. Special guests will include Gamelan Dharma Swara, the spectacularly colorful musicians and dancers under the direction of master Balinese artists, the Brazilian percussionist and Berimbau player, Meia Noite, pianist Jenny Lin and members of the Metropolis Ensemble.

This concert is a preview of Metropolis Ensemble’s upcoming fall concert, REVERB, which will present three newly commissioned works by Ciupinski, Fung, and Spinei for chamber orchestra.

Jolt and Morning Tale are comissions from the Metropolis Ensemble. This concert is supported by the American Chai Trust.


Glimpses
Glimpses Reception