Faculty Recital: Kalmanovitch, Coleman & Reichman
NEC Contemporary Improvisation Department faculty member Tanya Kalmanovitch presents a program of music dedicated to the viola and its expanded voice in today's global musical landscape.
The concert will include two works written in 1970 (the year Kalmanovitch was born). Morton Feldman's "The Viola in my Life III" celebrates the viola outright. John Cage's "Solo for Voice 34." The program also includes Irish composer Ronan Guilfoyle's "Sonata for Viola and Piano," which was written for and premiered by Kalmanovitch in 2001 at the National Concert Hall of Ireland.
The first half of the program will also feature two new works commissioned especially for this concert from composer/improvisers Anthony Coleman and Ted Reichman. These will be the first entries in Kalmanovitch's "Viola Song Book" project which celebrates violists by commissioning new work for solo viola from composers across a broad swathe of musical styles.
The concert is free and open to the public.