newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble – Strange Nonsense

newEar contemporary chamber ensemble presents Strange Nonsense, the second concert of our 19th season, on Saturday, November 5 at All Souls United Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, Kansas City, Missouri. Pre-concert talk begins at 7:15 p.m. Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

New music = nonsense? Not at all! newEar invites you to experience our take on “nonsense” – most decidedly more sense than non…. Featured are Jeremy Podgursky‘s piano trio Nonsense or Sorcery?#%! and Kamran Ince‘s driving, Turkish-inspired Strange Stone for ensemble. Olga Neuwirth‘s colorful and quirky 5 Daily Miniatures scored for counter tenor, bass clarinet, piano, violin and cello along with works by Jay Batzner and Henri Lazarof round out the program.

Concert Elements:

Jeremy PodgurskyNONSENSE OR SORCERY?#%! (2006) – for piano trio
Jay BatznerGoodnight, Nobody (2008) – for flute, vibraphone, violin, cello
Henri LazarofDivertimento (1989) – for clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone
Kamran InceStrange Stone (2004) – for conductor, flute, oboe, bassoon/contra bassoon, saxophone, percussion, piano, viol, contrabass
Olga Neuwirth5 Daily Miniatures (1994) – counter-tenor, bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello


Thomas Aber, clarinet/bass clarinet
Jay Carter, countertenor
Stephen Davis, conductor
Jan Faidley, saxaphone
Lawrence Figg, violoncello
Nell French, viola
John Hamil, contrabass
Lisa Jackson, violin
Kim Krutz, bassoon/contrabassoon
Mark Lowry, vibraphone
Margaret Marco, oboe/english horn
Lyra Pherigo, flute
Robert Pherigo, piano

Tickets for Strange Nonsense are $20 and $10 for students with ID. For ticket information call the Central Ticket Office 816–235–6222 or toll–free at 888–286–4849. For more information on concerts, artists and downloadable photographs visit newEar.org.

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