By SARA GIBONEY
KEARNEY – Two New York City-based music ensembles are performing at the University of Nebraska at Kearney as part of the New Music Series performances.
LONGLEASH, a piano trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday (April 17) in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The trio extends a love of classical chamber musicianship to the interpretation of contemporary music. Their performances are both dynamic and refined.
LONGLEASH will perform works by Kaija Saariaho, a contemporary composer based in Paris, Scott Wollschleger, a New York City-based composer and co-founder of the new music ensemble Red Light New Music, and Anthony Donofrio, assistant professor of composition and theory at UNK.
The Mivos Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (April 22) in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Noted as “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” by the Chicago Reader, the Mivos Quartet has performed and closely collaborated with international composers.
The quartet ‘s performance will feature Helmut Lachenmann’s String Quartet #3 “Grido,” which is one of the most difficult works in string quartet literature.
Both performances are free and open to the public.