Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series presenting works by Michael Attias, Dan Blake, Joseph Daley, Jessica Pavone

Sunday, November 22, 2015. 7:00 pm

Tri-Centric Orchestra:

Violins: Erica Dicker (concertmaster), Sarah Bernstein, Julianne Carney, Jean Cook, Jason Kao Hwang, Gwen Laster, Scott Tixier, Helen Yee
Violas: Jeanann Dara, Stephanie Griffin, Brian Thompson
Cellos: Marika Hughes, Lester St. Louis, Tomas Ulrich
Bass: Ken Filiano, Carl Testa
Flute: Jessica Schmitz
Oboe: Libby van Cleve
English horn: Katie Scheele
Bassoon: Sara Schoenbeck
Clarinet/sax: Michael McGinnis, Oscar Noriega, Josh Sinton
Trumpet/cornet: Jonathan Finlayson, Kirk Knuffke
French horn: Vincent Chancey
Trombone: Sam Kulik
Tuba: Jay Rozen
Percussion: Matt Moran, David Shively, Aaron Siegel
Conductor: Taylor Ho Bynum

From the Angel (Attias)
Agora (Blake)
Rivers We Have Crossed (Daley)
When the World Changes Around You (Pavone)

Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric, in partnership with Nobel laureate Dr. Torsten Wiesel, presents its third Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series, premiering works for creative orchestra by composers Michael Attias, Dan Blake, Joseph Daley and Jessica Pavone, conducted by Taylor Ho Bynum. Previously, the Tri-Centric Orchestra has premiered works by Anthony Braxton, Taylor Ho Bynum, Jason Kao Hwang, Ingrid Laubrock, Nicole Mitchell, Kamala Sankaram and Mark Taylor.

Tri-Centric Orchestra Commissioning Series, now in its third year, was created to offer the next generation of creative artists the opportunity to create ambitious new musical works, following Braxton’s tradition of innovative and uncompromising musical exploration. This year, the Commissioning Series has the generous support of Dr.Torsten Wiesel, 1981 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine, a global human rights advocate and an ardent supporter of the arts.

The Tri-Centric Orchestra was founded by Anthony Braxton for the recording of the opera Trillium E in the spring of 2010. The project brought together an extraordinary community of creative artists: a family of artists 60-musicians strong, equally comfortable improvising and interpreting the most rigorous notation, wholly committed to pursuing a new American music. The group has grown into a permanent entity, dedicated to performing the large ensemble works of Braxton and similarly forward-thinking composers, as well as developing the composers and conceptualists within its own ranks.

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Top, clockwise from top left:
Michael Attias (credit: Richard Gartrell)
Dan Blake (credit: Irina Rozovsky)
Joseph Daley (credit: Bryan Whitney)
Jessica Pavone (credit: Erica Magrey)
Bottom right: Anthony Braxton with Dr.Torsten Wiesel (credit: MuKha)
Bottom left: Tri-Centric Orchestra (credit: Michael Weintrob)













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