Archive for November, 2011

NYC Music of Now Festival

November 30, 2011 Comments off

Sat, Feb 4 at 4 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space

Yao Chen’s Sfumato for wind quintet receives another New York City performance as part of the city-wide Music of Now Festival, curated by Composers Now.  The Music of Now Festival features the Symphony Space All-Stars and Jazz Gallery All-Stars.  Buy your tickets here!

“Contemporary classical music has been fragmenting into ever greater eclecticism, as demonstrated by the repertory performed at the Music of Now marathon at Symphony Space.” –The New York Times

Quintet of the Americas is one of the Western Hemisphere’s finest chamber ensembles. The Washington Post has called their performances, “Musical dialogue at the highest level” and Japan’s InTune Magazine has written about them, “Their virtuosity, balances, articulation and intonation mark them as one of the world’s top wind quintets. I have never heard finer playing.” The Quintet is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.


World Premiere by Wild Rumpus

November 12, 2011 Comments off

Wild Rumpus New Music Collective is commissioning a new work from Yao Chen for the Spring of 2012. Continue to check for more details about this new work!

Wild Rumpus is dedicated to the development of new music through collaboration with emerging composers. By creating a space for experimentation, risk-taking, and dialogue, they hope to be challenged and excited by the music they make, and to support the artistic/technical growth of the composers who work with them. Wild Rumpus wants to share this process in a way that sparks the curiosity and intelligence of their audience and draws them into the adventurous, eclectic world of new music.

Two Poems on Nov. 11 at U of Louisville New Music Festival

November 8, 2011 Comments off

Two Poems will be performed by the University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kimcherie Lloyd on November 11, 2011 at 8pm in Comstock Concert Hall. Click here for a map of the concert hall. Yao Chen’s work will be featured alongside works by Chen Yi, Aaron Jay Kernis, Joan Tower and James Young. This program is free an open to the public.

The University of Louisville New Music Festival is an annual event devoted to the promotion of the diverse music of our times. The festival demonstrates the School of Music’s commitment to the study, performance and celebration of contemporary music. Works of the late 20th and 21st century are featured in free, open to the public concerts presented by various ensemble combinations, such as Chamber Music, Electronic Music, Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Choir and Symphony Orchestra. The festival features many world and American premieres as well as performances of exiting new music presented by faculty, students and guest artists.