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MEMORY PALACE
IAN ROSENBAUM, SOLO PERCUSSION

Monday, November 20
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm (event)
Caveat, 21 Clinton Street

Metropolis Ensemble percussionist Ian Rosenbaum “unfailing virtuosity, whatever the music” (Chicago Tribune) creates an hour-long immersive musical narrative culminating in Christopher Cerrone’s evocative work Memory Palace. Through electro-acoustic soundscapes, visual projections, and a fluid juxtaposing of unexpected techniques and instruments, works by five composers are interwoven to explore new, expressive possibilities for solo percussion.


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QUODLIBET ENSEMBLE: SALON SERIES

Saturday, December 9
4:30pm (doors) / 5:00pm (event)

Quodlibet Ensemble is a small chamber orchestra built to highlight the talents of individuals who specialize in different fields by exploring repertoire at the ends of the musical spectrum and everything in between. The artists pursue careers spanning early music performance practice to commissioning and premiering contemporary works. Quodlibet's Salon Series is designed to give people the same experience and varied programming that the mainstage series gives, but on a more intimate scale and a chance to get to know some of the musicians up close. The musicians of Quodlibet are not only high caliber players, they are also creative, positive, passionate, and lively individuals. This particular salon they will also be celebrating their new Executive Director, Jeffery King. Please join them for some music, wine, and a chance to meet Jeffery alongside the musicians.


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Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Friday-Saturday, December 15-16
7:30pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House

part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2017 Next Wave Festival

Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country’s dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace.


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Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Tuesday-Wednesday, December 19-20
7:30pm
Emerson Paramount Center, Robert J. Orchard Stage

presented by ArtsEmerson

Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country’s dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace.


Because of the generous support of our followers, Metropolis Ensemble is thrilled to offer our pop-up venue at 1 Rivington as a place for new projects and works of music to take shape at little to no cost to our artists. Select artists are given the opportunity not only to share finished works, but to use this platform to craft ideas into tangible realities.

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