News from newEar contemporary chamber ensemble

Plaudits for newEar abound …  in Concert 3: Vocalissimus! Here’s what the Kansas City Star had to say:
“Once again, newEar’s … splendid musicianship almost never gets in the way of the music itself.”

Reports from sources embedded within rehearsals for both newEar and Owen/Cox Dance Group confirm our suspicions: that preparations continue to amplify for this superb melding of some of Kansas City’s most zealous, daring artists! Works by Louis Andriessen, Brad Cox, Jacob TV, and HyeKyung Lee will merge with the choreography of Jennifer Owen. Will you be at the crossroads of music and dance, color and motion, sound and spectacle? Buy your tickets now for this extraordinary event.

Meet the Composer
HyeKyung Lee
Korean-American composer HyeKyung Lee, a member of the faculty at Denison University, is amongst the most frequently lauded contemporary composers, particularly of electro-acoustic music. newEar will perform her Shadowing (2006), for clarinet and alto saxophone, as a featured work on the upcoming Concert 4: Chromatic Collaboration with the Owen/Cox Dance Group, April 29 & 30. A video of the work can be found on YouTube. Through the generosity of Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program, newEar has been awarded a grant to bring Ms. Lee to Kansas City to work with our performers! Ms. Lee will talk about her work at the pre-concert talk on Friday, April 29 and the post-concert dialogue on Saturday, April 30.

Funded in part through Meet The Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
newEar at Thailand International Composition Festival
As artists-in-residence at the TICF, newEar will bring its unique brand of performance panache to an international audience of contemporary music connoisseurs. Our ensemble will be highly visible throughout the festival, frequently reading scores and presenting concerts. If you would like to support newEar in this endeavor, please direct your tax-deductible contribution to “TICF Fund.” Look for more information about this amazing opportunity for newEar to expand its mission to perform the music of our time in future newsletters.
While we won’t divulge any plots of this summer’s blockbuster films, we can confirm that BIG news is coming from newEar! As you wait for this amazing information to be released, add newear.org to your list of daily reads to soon catch a major announcement regarding our upcoming season.
Donate Now
Please consider newEar when giving. There is no better way to show your support for progressive musical artistry in Kansas City than to offer a tax-deductible donation to the newEar contemporary chamber ensemble, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your gift in any denomination enables newEar to remain an internationally recognized vanguard of contemporary chamber music.

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