Bard Music Festival 2015

Behind the Scenes: Two Commissions from the Ground Up

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 12:00 noon
Bard College | Blum Hall, Edith C. Blum Institute at the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center
55 Blithewood Avenue, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | Campus Map
Free and open to the public

Join us for an exciting, behind-the-scenes look at the process of mounting a new work for the stage. This hour-long presentation and open rehearsal features works by Vicente Alexim (b. 1987) and Andrés Martínez de Velasco (b. 1991), both of which were commissioned by Contemporaneous. This will be an opportunity not only to hear from the composers about their music, but also to see Contemporaneous at work in rehearsal on these new works.

Music by Contemporary Latin American Composers

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Presented by Bard Music Festival
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College | LUMA Theater
$25 General | $20 Students and seniors | Tickets and Information

As part of the Bard Music Festival's 26th season, Chávez and His World, Contemporaneous brings a program of new and recent work by six composers from Latin America whose work as not been widely heard by U.S. audiences. The works on this program demonstrate a world inherited from Carlos Chávez, featuring music written since 2009 by composers from modern Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Puerto Rico.

Program:

Esteban Benzecry (b. 1970): Fantasia Mastay (2010)
Vicente Alexim (b. 1987): Impulses (2015) — Contemporaneous commission
Enrico Chapela (b. 1974): Li Po (2009)

— Intermission —

Andrés Martínez de Velasco (b. 1991): Espacios y Distancias (o Homenaje accidental a Albert Einstein) (2015) — World premiere, commissioned by Contemporaneous
Angélica Negrón (b. 1981): bubblegum grass / peppermint field (2011)
Itzam Zapata (b. 1989): Blooming Stardust (2013)

Meet the Composers

Friday, August 14, 2015 | 1:30 pm
Bard College | Blum Hall, Edith C. Blum Insitute at the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center
55 Blithewood Avenue, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY | Campus Map
Free and open to the public

Following Contemporaneous' Bard Music Festival debut, featured composers Vicente Alexim, Angélica Negrón, Andrés Martínez de Velasco, and Itzam Zapata will take part in an informal panel discussion, moderated by Contemporaneous co-artistic directors David Bloom and Dylan Mattingly.

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