Nief-Norf Summer Festival
Jun
11
to Jun 25

Nief-Norf Summer Festival

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (map)
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Performance fellowship at Nief-Norf Summer Festival and Conference in Knoxville, TN. The 2018 conference topic is "New Asia: an exploration of the geographic, cultural and musical situation of Asia in the global community of contemporary music."

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Mazumal: Ensemble Fellows at Cortona Sessions for New Music
May
19
to Jun 2

Mazumal: Ensemble Fellows at Cortona Sessions for New Music

Mazumal has been selected as 2018 Ensemble Fellows of the Cortona Sessions Contemporary Chamber Music Initiative. Felicia and Olivia will present a profile concert consisting of works from their 2018 debut tour, as well as premiere new works written expressly for their duo by the Cortona Sessions Composition Fellows.

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Solo Recital, featuring Saariaho's Lonh
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Solo Recital, featuring Saariaho's Lonh

Boston-based, Bay Area-reared vocalist Felicia Chen presents a solo program that explores different methods of using the voice in contemporary art music. Through the performance of works by composers from the mid-20th century up to the present day, Felicia will demonstrate the breadth and fluidity of vocal production required of today's classical singers. By contrasting the use of lyricism stemming from the operatic tradition with an emphasis on percussive noises, and examples of the voice as a solo instrument paired with vocals as part of a larger soundscape, this program celebrates the versatility and universality of humankind's first instrument.

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Mazumal: Residency at The Hartt School
Apr
10
to Apr 11

Mazumal: Residency at The Hartt School

  • University of Hartford (map)
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Mazumal will be in residence at The Hartt School, the University of Hartford's performing arts conservatory.

April 10: WORKSHOP - sonic & vocal improvisation as social agency
April 10: PERFORMANCE - works by Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Kaija Saariaho, Sofia Gubaidulina, and improvisation
April 11: PRESENTATION - innovative music in a diverse world

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Claire Chase: PAN, by Marcos Balter
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Claire Chase: PAN, by Marcos Balter

Part of flutist Claire Chase’s 23-year Density 2036 project, PAN is a 90-minute participatory performance for flute, live electronics, and mass community participation in the form of a large ensemble of non-professional or trained players/collaborators. 

Composed by Marcos Balter, directed by Douglas Fitch, and produced by Jane M. Saks and Project&, the piece uses seven tableaux exploring the life of the god Pan, one of only two Greek deities said to have been put to death. It marshals myth to articulate and explore the tensions of our contemporary lives and world. The experience and creative participation attempt to demonstrate, rather than speculate, how music-making allows for societies and communities to create together, shape space, question, reflect, re-visit, re-order and arrive in new and re-imagined locations again and again.

March 2, 8pm
March 3, 5pm and 8:30pm

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Bahar Royaee: "Kitchen" for soprano & live electronics
Dec
8
to Dec 15

Bahar Royaee: "Kitchen" for soprano & live electronics

  • Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)
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"With every step of yours, I become divorced from the soil. One sip of the loam, and plowing is reminiscent of the horizon."

Felicia premieres Kitchen, a new work for soprano and live electronics by Bahar Royaee.

Friday 12/8: Boston Conservatory Ipswich Building, 8pm. Composer Recital Series.

Friday 12/15: Harvard Dudley House, 7:30pm. Kermanshah Earthquake Relief Concert, co-sponsored by the Berklee and Harvard GSAS Iranian Student Associations. All proceeds go to Relief International.

 

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KITA duo presents: George Crumb's Madrigals
Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

KITA duo presents: George Crumb's Madrigals

After joining forces in 2016 to perform Jacob Druckman's Animus II, KITA duo (Felicia Chen and Noah Rosen) reunite to present the complete cycle of George Crumb's Madrigals I-IV, as well as duos by Babbitt, Cage, Messiaen, and Villa-Lobos. Featuring guest artists Carlos Aguilar (flutes), Adam Gurczak (double bass), and Jane Soh (harp). 8pm, 132 Ipswich at Boston Conservatory.

Program:
CAGE | The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
BABBITT | A Waltzer in the House
MESSIAEN, arr. Zeltsman | Poemes Pour Mi
VILLA-LOBOS | Bachinanas Brasileiras No. 5
CRUMB | Madrigals, Books I, II, III, IV

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Rested Field at Boston Sculptors Gallery
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Rested Field at Boston Sculptors Gallery

Felicia joins Rested Field for a new work by composer/performer Clifton Ingram, inspired by Invasive Species by artist Ed Andrews, currently on exhibit at Boston Sculptors Gallery.

The Second Sunday Concert Series at Boston Sculptors Gallery presents a monthly collaboration with Boston area musicians, programmed by Music Director Aaron Jay Myers. The musicians are often inspired by the sculpture on display and perform interactive works in response to it. All events are free and open to the public and donations directly support the musicians.

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I Protest!—New chamber music by Berklee and Boston Conservatory Faculty
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

I Protest!—New chamber music by Berklee and Boston Conservatory Faculty

  • David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music (map)
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Felicia Chen and Kari Juusela premiere a new work for soprano and cello by Jonathan Bailey Holland.

I Protest!—In Memoriam Vuk Kulenovic is a modern classical protest concert in memory of Berklee Composition Department professor Vuk Kulenovic. The program includes chamber music compositions by Kulenovic, Kari Juusela, Marti Epstein, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Apostolos Paraskevas. All of the program pieces have been inspired by protest.

 
 
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Gallery Kayafas: Echo
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Gallery Kayafas: Echo

Felicia premieres a new work for soprano and ensemble by Iranian composer Bahar Royaee, written for the opening of Echo, an exhibition featuring the work of seven female Iranian artists.

Pictured: Mythological Creature: Hybrid, by Samira Abbassy. 2013, oil on panel.

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Felicia Chen: Master of Music Degree Recital
Apr
8
5:00 PM17:00

Felicia Chen: Master of Music Degree Recital

Felicia presents a graduate recital for her Masters degree in Contemporary Music Performance, in collaboration with Robert Fleitz, piano and toy piano.

PROGRAM:
Milton Babbitt | Philomel (Part III)
Anton Webern | 5 Canons, op. 16 (David Angelo, clarinet; Sophie Kass, bass clarinet)
Anton Webern | 3 Lieder, op. 25
Elliott Carter | Of Challenge and Of Love
Jonathan Bailey Holland | Breathing, for soprano & toy piano (premiere)
Mischa Salkind-Pearl | De los Álamos, for soprano & toy piano (premiere)
George Crumb | Apparition

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