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C4NM Encore Concerts: Ensemble 4 These Times

Thursday, May 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM
Tickets: Free! (online event)
Tickets available at the door only

C4NM Encore Concerts – a free new online series broadcasting concerts from seasons past – presents:

Ensemble 4 These Times, featuring “Blooming Flowers,” music by Women Composers

Join us for C4NM Encore Concerts – a chance to relive some of our favorite live performances at 55 Taylor, and a chance to reconnect with our community despite social distancing. Curators and artists will join in on the conversation in real-time to answer questions and discuss musical topics. To watch, just login a few minutes before the event time and look for a live video on our Facebook or Youtube channel, or right here on this page (make sure you refresh the page).


On this program, Ensemble for These Times performed the world premiere of Chinese composer Weiwei Miao’s Blooming Flowers, Full Moon for piano trio, along with works by 8 living women composers:

– Pulitzer-winning (first in music for a woman) Ellen Taafe Zwillich: Lament
– American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Walter Hinrichsen
– Award and Miriam Gideon Prize Victoria Bond: Binary
– American Academy of Arts and Letters Chen Yi: Ji Dong Nuo
– Opera America Discovery Grant Lori Laitman: selections from The Metropolitan Tower and Other Songs
– Kronos Fifty for the Future Aleksandra Vrebalov: Passion Revisited
– Connecticut Artist Fellow Jessica Rudman: Times of Speaking and Silence
– Theatre composer Ellen Mandel: songs
– Canadian Guggenheim Fellow Vivian Fung Keeping Time
– Audrey Call: The Witch of Harlem

Musicians: Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Anne Lerner-Wright, cello; Dale Tsang, piano; and guest violinist Ilana Blumberg