The Pierrot-style New York New Music Ensemble presents an evening of music that spans the distinguished career of celebrated Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, including Duftfor solo clarinet (2012);
Calices for violin and piano (2009); Trois Rivières: Delta for solo percussionist and electronics (2001); Gates (1991); Petals for cello and electronics (1988); and Jardin Secret II for harpsichord and electronics (1986).
About New York New Music Ensemble
Since 1976 New York New Music Ensemble (NYNME) has commissioned, performed, and recorded important, current, and up-and-coming composers, acting as the means by which many of these composers have become better known and appreciated by the public. Currently the ensemble features Daniel Druckman, percussion; Chris Finckel, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; and Linda Quan, violin.
The ensemble has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and South America to perform, teach, and record. Its members have participated in many college residencies, including at Long Beach City College, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and the University of Pittsburgh, and have appeared at both national and international festivals, including the Ravinia Festival, the June in Buffalo Festival, and The Thailand International Composition Festival.
NYNME has recorded over 20 CDs of new and important chamber works and continues to record many works written for the ensemble. In March 2014 Naxos released a volume of works performed by NYNME of pieces by Richard Festinger. In early 2015, Albany Records will release a CD of works by the late Jonathan Harvey, performed by NYNME.