New Music Raleigh, Raleigh’s most adventurous performing arts group will begin it’s second season on Sunday, September 12th at the Murphy School Theatre (224 Polk St.) with an evening of music that explores textural sonic landscapes ranging from serene to dense and electric. In just one year, New Music Raleigh’s dynamic, classically trained musicians have filled a void in Raleigh’s vibrant music scene, serving as a catalyst for creation and presentation of new music. NMR creates concert experiences that challenge tradition, engage and inspire diverse audiences, and give voice to today’s most innovative and relevant new music. Tickets will be available at the door ($10.00 cash only).
Every artist is influenced by their surroundings, whether it be the vast Alaskan tundra or the busiest street corner in Tokyo. Composer John Luther Adams recently said, “My music is going inexorably from being about place to becoming place.” NMR’s September 12 show features selected works that directly compare space and place in music, journeying from a feeling of openness to the influence of urban, electrified places. The program will include Paul Lansky’s Dancetracks for improvised electric guitar and electronic sounds, the percussion music of Raleigh composer Cameron Britt, and the Alaskan serenity of John Luther Adams’ music.
Performers will include Karen Strittmatter Galvin, Violin; Emily Rupp, Bass; John Noel, Piano; DJ Sparr, Guitar; Julia Thompson, Percussion; and Shawn Galvin, Percussion.
Baked goods by Just Crumb will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.
New Music Raleigh
- Sunday, September 12, 2010, 7PM
- Murphy School Theatre
- 224 Polk St. Raleigh
- $10 cash at door
For more information visit us at www.newmusicraleigh.org