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San Diego New Music Concert
Thursday, March 27, and Tuesday, May 6, 2014
$20 for members, $25 or nonmembers, $10 for students

Thursday, March 27: San Andreas Quartet
Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Iryna Krechkovsky, violin; Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano; Eric Starr, trombone

The 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius has premiered musical works of every era from the Baroque to today, and the San Andreas Quartet is pleased to continue this 325-year tradition.
Presented in collaboration with Chamber Music OC and featuring Iryna Krechkovsky performing on the 1689 Baumgartner Stadivarius violin, the San Andres Quartet includes clarinetist Bill Kalinkos from Alarm Will Sound, the San Francisco Chamber Players, and the Oakland Symphony; pianist Kevin Kwan Locks, and NOISE’s executive director, Eric Starr, on trombone.

The program includes;
Jason Federmeyer, World Premiere
Charles Krenner, World Premiere
Vera Ivanova, Fantasy Toccata
Caleb Burhans, As Desperation Sets In or Phantasies
Sequenza V or VIII by Luciano Berio
Burhans and Berio works will be chosen live at the concert by a game of chance!

May 6: Affiliated Artist Series Concert
Jessica Aszodi, soprano; Rachel Beetz, flute; Julie Smith Phillips, harp; Sarah Skuster, oboe; Jory Herman, contrabass; Steve Solook, percussion

Program: George Crumb, Madrigals, Books 1 and 3
Thea Musgrave Impromtu No. 2 and more TBD!

About San Diego New Music

San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We seek to advance the art form by promoting music composed with conceptual rigor, passionate energy, and singular artistic vision. SDNM enriches the artistic culture of San Diego through the presentation of an annual concert series and the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and through fostering its resident performing ensemble, NOISE. Both concerts are held at the Athenaeum library in La Jolla.

In addition to classical and jazz, the Athenaeum supports new, or modern, music. New music refers to chamber music written by 20th century composers. Since 1996 the Athenaeum has worked with San Diego New Music and their resident ensemble, the NOISE Ensemble, to present new music at the library. For ten years, a season called NOISE at the Library was presented. In 2006, the shift was made to presenting a once-a-year festival of music called soundON. soundON is three days of music, including concerts by the NOISE Ensemble, visits by guest composers, open rehearsals, workshops, and a community concert in which anyone, with any level of experience can participate. It is the only festival of its kind in San Diego.