BOSTON: Contemporary works by African voices
8:00 PM20:00

BOSTON: Contemporary works by African voices

Boston Conservatory Contemporary Classical Music Ensemble: contraBAND presents African Voices in Contemporary Music.

AYO OGUNRANTI: “African Rhythms”
JOSHUA UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Ukom”
KEVIN VOLANS: “Walking Song”
UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Illulu”
VIMBAYI KAZIBONI: “Two Folk Songs from Zimbabwe”
UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Egwu Amala”
HAMZA EL DIN: “Escalay”

Vimbayi Kaziboni, conductor

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy: silence | visible
5:00 PM17:00

Emerald Necklace Conservancy: silence | visible

silence | visible is a 7 minute work composed and directed by Lucy Yao for quartet with flutes and voices specifically written in response to Fujiko Malaya’s fog sculptures. The piece aims to collaborate with Fog and its amorphous qualities and engage in a dialogue with nature’s fluctuating variables. Fog, which blurs boundaries between the beginning and end, inspired silence | visible to explore the cycles of life that are present in nature, and a wish to relinquish control to the uncertainty of the “how”, and “when”, and more on events as they are happening at that moment. At any given day, nature can give shape to the fog depending on variables that are completely controlled by climate. In this live performance, layers of sound form around the sculpture in an on-site specific work by pianist and composer Lucy Yao.

This project is performed as a response to Fujiko Nakaya’s FOGxFlo at the Franklin Park Ruins. Listeners are welcome to walk into the dense mass of sound and fog to experience the work. silence | visible is made possible by the Berklee Interdisciplinary Institute and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. 
And of course, it would not be possible without the help and collaboration with performers Rose Hegele, Morgan Gates, Antonina January, and Caroline Shaffer!

There will be two performances of this multi-disciplinary work on Sunday October 28 afternoon at 5:00 and 5:15 PM at Fog x Island, Olmsted Park. Fog x Island is one of the five fog installation sites and can be found at 56 Pond Avenue, Brookline 02445. Further directions can be found here:

Information on the project can be found here (the time needs to be updated on the site):

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BLACKSTAR Bowie Orchestra// VT
7:30 PM19:30

BLACKSTAR Bowie Orchestra// VT

"The truth is, of course, is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time."  —David Bowie

Evan Ziporyn, conductor
Maya Beiser, cello
Featuring the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Contemporary Music Players

Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

ticket info here! :

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Synesthesia: Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, Crumb, Scelsi, Kitzke
8:00 PM20:00

Synesthesia: Saariaho, Caroline Shaw, Crumb, Scelsi, Kitzke

Program presented by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Limestone and Felt - Caroline Shaw 
Bri Tagliaferro, cello
Dan Reifsteck, marimba

Cendres - Kaija Saariaho
Caroline Shaffer, flute
Ben Baker, cello
Lucy Yao, piano

Black Angels - George Crumb
String Quartet 
Alec Norkey, violin
Brian Stuligross, violin
Roselyn Hobbs, viola
Bri Tagliaferro, cello


Et maintenant c’est vous de jouer - Giacinto Scelsi
Ben Baker, cello
Gillian Dana, bass

Redness of Blood - Jerome Kitzke
Shannon Leigh, clarinets
Chris Gunnel, percussion
Nick Stevens, percussion
Kevin Madison, piano


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Lucy Yao, solo piano w/ electronics
7:30 PM19:30

Lucy Yao, solo piano w/ electronics

in Collaboration with EARUNIT

Tickets here!

Program starts at 19.30 in Denmark, 1:30 PM EST

Livestreamed at

Aaron Hynds
Robot; Ready for piano and electronics

Lil Lacy
Movement I
Movement II

Claude Debussy
Images, Premiere série
Reflets dans l’eau

Ejnar Kanding
Piano Pieces
1. Forest Lake
2. Night Fire
3. Impression
4. Expression
5. Still Waters

James Mobberley
Phenomena for fixed media and piano (2007) Ripples
Primus Inter Pares

Pierre Boulez
Douze Notations

Billetpris: 50 kr (kan købes i døren kontant eller via mobilepay: 20761179), medlemmer af koncertforeningen EARUNIT har gratis adgang. Billetprisen er inkl et glas vin.

Lucy Yao is a pianist, multidisciplinary artist, teacher, and chamber musician. She draws from a rich repertoire ranging from 17th century solo piano works to interdisciplinary projects and music with electronics. Her performances have led her from the Chopin Festival in Naleczow, Poland, a renovated cathedral-music venue in Copenhagen, to the Contemporary Opera Ensemble at the Manhattan School of Music, and beyond the usual scale of a concert pianist. As a passionate activist, she has organized benefit concerts for the ACLU and American Lung Cancer Foundation at her alma mater, Western Michigan University, as well as in Denmark. She is the founder of a contemporary collective based in NYC, which gives voice to forgotten women in history. Recently, her primary influences are Rachmaninoff, Shakespeare, Aristotle, Greta Gerwig, Cy Twombly, Yayoi Kusama, Murakami, and Studio Ghibli films. She has held collaborative pianist positions at the Interlochen Academy of the Arts, the University of Michigan, and the Manhattan School of Music. Lucy has degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and Western Michigan University. 
Current projects and performances can be found on her website:

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3:00 PM15:00

Areté presents: vln_piano + Kirsten Milenko

Experience and be challenged by forces juxtaposing each other in a program for very *new* piano, electronics, with the classical piano repertoire! 

Boulez Douze Notations

Bach Prelude and Fugue WTC Book II B-flat minor

James Mobberley Phenomena (2007) for piano and fixed media

Arvo Pärt Fratres (1977) for Violin and Piano with MADELINE HOCKING

Beethoven Sonata Op. 109 in E major 

Night Glow ** (2018) Kirsten Milenko for bowed piano

Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60


Tix: $15 at door 

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2:30 PM14:30

Lucy Yao wsg Strangers in a Room

Combining styles and genres that are music that could not be further apart, classically trained pianist Lucy Yao brings a program varying from 18-th century chromatic fugues to the distortion of 15 pianos being recorded simultaneously playing back, to the architecture of spider webs, back to the venetian-inspired barcarolle. The program will feature the New York-based interdisciplinary collective, "Strangers in a Room" with dancers Moscelyne Parkeharrison and Barry Gans in a world premiere of "Threshold" (2018) for music and dance by Trey Makler. 

His music draws from a broad spectrum of techniques, influences, and experiences to craft deeply moving and expressive pieces ranging from tonal to experimental. This eclecticism allows Makler a flexible approach to creating, with his process constantly changing from piece to piece. He especially enjoys collaborating closely with musicians and artists from all disciplines in an effort to break from the traditional solitude that comes with being a composer.

Manhattan School of Music in Bossi-Comelli Studio

Admittance: Free

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to Dec 13

Ravel in the Rain Benefit Concert!

The Danish Academy of Music and Manhattan School of Music bring to you a pre-concert lecture, a concert experience of the Hocking Trio, and a jam session! In the KoncertKirken, a former church converted into a concert venue, the Trio will play contemporary, romantic, and the masterpiece: Ravel Trio in A minor. 

Program to include pieces for solo piano, violin/piano, Piano Trio, Piano Trio w/ electronics, free improvisation w/ electronics. 

Debussy Reflets dans l'eau

Brahms Violin Sonata D minor

James Mobberley Phenomena

    -Web: Chromatic Spirals

    -Peace Study

    -Primus Inter Pares

Ravel Trio

Chopin Barcarolle

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8:00 PM20:00

Cancer Research Benefit Recital ft. TRIO

vln: Madeline Hocking

clo: Giacomo Oudin

pno: Lucy Yao

We are hosting our first recital as the "Hocking Trio" and welcome all. This concert is important to us because we hope to raise funds to show our gratitude towards the University of Michigan's dedication to researching genetically transferrable strains of Lung Cancer in Asian women. The program will include Ravel Trio, with solo works played by the members of the trio. Donations are encouraged.

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8:00 PM20:00

Copenhagen International Piano Festival

Enjoy a six-hand chamber performance of Schnittke as part of the first Copenhagen International Piano Festival at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Free.

WHERE: Royal Danish Academy of Music ; Rosenørns Allé 22, 1970 Frederiksberg. 

Schnittke: Hommage a Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Hands: Nadia Okrusko, Kendzi Tanaka, Lucy Yao


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to Oct 13

24 Hour Concert Challenge

7 Composers. 21 Musicians. 7 Pieces of Music composed, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. 

Taken from the Manhattan School of Music's concept of the concert, Lucy Yao has started the first 24 Hour Concert Challenge as a way to bring performers of different training and backgrounds in collaboration with the composers of the Royal Danish Academy of Music. The composers come in without any written material and meet with the performers at the beginning of the 24 hours. From there on, it is up to them to decide how to structure their compositional process and rehearsals. This is an experiment to see what composers are capable of when they are pushed past their limits to the point of breaking down boundaries of judgment that ordinarily come when there is time to do so. This is a space free from the rigorous expectations and constraints that most classical musicians face daily. This is what happens when chance is taken as the only constant.

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