Olivia De Prato:
Streya Album Release Concert

Olivia De Prato (co-founder and first violinist of the Mivos Quartet) performs works from her debut solo album, Streya

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm (event)
Tickets: $20 General / $15 Students
CD included with ticket purchase

This concert celebrates the March 2, 2018 release of Olivia De Prato’s debut solo album, Streya, on New Focus Recordings. De Prato will perform the album in its entirety, plus additional works by guest artist Missy Mazzoli, who will join De Prato on keyboards and electronics. Three of the works were written in 2016 specifically for the album – Ned Rothenberg’s Percorso insolito, Victor Lowrie’s Streya, and Taylor Brook’s Wane – while Reiko Futing's tanz.tanz (2010) and Samson Young's Ageha.Tokyo (2008) have been prominent in De Prato’s solo repertoire. Missy Mazzoli's Vespers (2014) is a new version for violin and electronics from the original work written for Victoire.

De Prato says of the composers on the new album: “I would describe each of them as a multifaceted artist – each brings a wide range of artistic abilities and perspectives to their work. As performers, improvisers, visual artists, and scholars of non-western musical traditions, the composers on this album represent the richly eclectic variety of influences that fascinate me in new music.”

— New York Times
But listeners who do pay close attention are sure to admire the way that the bowing of violinist Olivia De Prato (of Victoire and the Mivos Quartet) subtly transforms her tone to emerge from the ensemble texture with the dynamic swells in the ‘Pulses’ section. One could hardly wish for more assured, sensitive guides to Steve Reich’s masterpiece.