I-Park Foundation Presents Hub New Music: Five World Premieres

Sunday, August 25, 20248:00 pm
doors 7pm

This concert is the culmination of a week-long, in-person residency at the I-Park artists’ retreat in East Haddam, Connecticut. This year, the ensemble-in-residence is Hub New Music, a Detroit-based ensemble that has commissioned dozens of new works for its distinctive ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello. As part of the I-park collaborative residency, five composers submitted new repertoire for Hub. The compositions were then workshopped and rehearsed numerous times in a unique, collaborative, on-site refining process.

Hub New Music
Michael Avitabile
flutes
Jess Christeson
cello
Gleb Kanasevich
clarinets
Meg Rohrer
violin, viola

Called “contemporary chamber trailblazers” by the Boston Globe, Hub New Music is a “prime mover of piping hot 21st century repertoire” (Washington Post). Founded in 2013, the Detroit-based ensemble has commissioned dozens of new works for its distinctive ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello. Hub’s “nimble quartet of winds and strings” (NPR) actively collaborates with today’s most celebrated composers on projects that traverse today’s rich musical landscape. Hub New Music is Michael Avitabile (flutes), Gleb Kanasevich (clarinets), Meg Rohrer (violin/viola), and Jesse Christeson (cello). Currently based in Detroit, the ensemble’s name is inspired by its founding city of Boston’s reputation as a hub of innovation.
I-Park’s 2024’s Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency, fourth in the series, seeks to identify an international group of composers who are enthusiastic about the prospect of establishing an immersive, collegial relationship with the musicians who will be performing their pieces at their premieres. Founded in 2001 by Ralph Crispino, Jr. and Joanne Paradis, I-Park is a rural, retreat-type artists-in-residence non-profit program set within a 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, Connecticut. I-Park offers three primary types of residencies: the General Residency Program, the Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale and our Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency. As of the end of 2022, I-Park had awarded over 1100 residencies to artists and designers from around the world.

I-Park Foundation Presents Hub New Music: Five World Premieres

Sunday, August 25, 20248:00 pm
doors 7pm

This concert is the culmination of a week-long, in-person residency at the I-Park artists’ retreat in East Haddam, Connecticut. This year, the ensemble-in-residence is Hub New Music, a Detroit-based ensemble that has commissioned dozens of new works for its distinctive ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello. As part of the I-park collaborative residency, five composers submitted new repertoire for Hub. The compositions were then workshopped and rehearsed numerous times in a unique, collaborative, on-site refining process.

Hub New Music
Michael Avitabile
flutes
Jess Christeson
cello
Gleb Kanasevich
clarinets
Meg Rohrer
violin, viola

Called “contemporary chamber trailblazers” by the Boston Globe, Hub New Music is a “prime mover of piping hot 21st century repertoire” (Washington Post). Founded in 2013, the Detroit-based ensemble has commissioned dozens of new works for its distinctive ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello. Hub’s “nimble quartet of winds and strings” (NPR) actively collaborates with today’s most celebrated composers on projects that traverse today’s rich musical landscape. Hub New Music is Michael Avitabile (flutes), Gleb Kanasevich (clarinets), Meg Rohrer (violin/viola), and Jesse Christeson (cello). Currently based in Detroit, the ensemble’s name is inspired by its founding city of Boston’s reputation as a hub of innovation.
I-Park’s 2024’s Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency, fourth in the series, seeks to identify an international group of composers who are enthusiastic about the prospect of establishing an immersive, collegial relationship with the musicians who will be performing their pieces at their premieres. Founded in 2001 by Ralph Crispino, Jr. and Joanne Paradis, I-Park is a rural, retreat-type artists-in-residence non-profit program set within a 450-acre nature preserve in East Haddam, Connecticut. I-Park offers three primary types of residencies: the General Residency Program, the Site-Responsive Art Residency & Biennale and our Composers + Musicians Collaborative Residency. As of the end of 2022, I-Park had awarded over 1100 residencies to artists and designers from around the world.

Photo: Clay Larsen