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56x54: But Wait! There's More!
January 26, 2019 . 7:30 p.m.

A Program of 15 Short Contemporary Works

"56 by 54 refers to a series of world premiere performances written in response to a Call for Scores issued in 2015, and the results have provided a generous share of the repertoire for recent E4TT recitals." (Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio, June 30, 2018)


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15 Short Works by Contemporary Composers (9 women and 6 men):

  • Tamar Diesendruck (1999 Guggenheim Fellow), "Cartoon" (violin). Listen to it


  • Missy Mazzoli (2018 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer in Residence), "Map of Laughter" (piano). Listen to it
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  • Shulamit Ran (1991 Pulitzer Prize), "Connecting the Dots" (piano). Watch her "Soliloquoy" for piano trio:
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  • Elena Ruehr (2014 Guggenheim Fellow), "Prelude Variations" (viola, piano). Listen to her "Rumengling" for violin and piano


  • Laura Schwendinger (2000 Berlin Prize), "All the Pretty Horses" (cello). Listen to her "Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer" for chamber ensemble:
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  • Sarah Kirkland Snider (2014 Detroit Symphony Orchstra's Elaine Lebenbaum Memorial Prize for Women Composers), "Prelude" (piano). Listen to it


  • From the Call for Scores:

  • Melanie Mitrano, "Phobias & Infatuations," #3-4 (West Coast Premiere). Listen to #7, "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder" (soprano, piano):


  • Jerry Casey, "Anna's Song" (soprano, piano). Listen to her "Out of the Depths."


  • Loretta Notareschi, "Love Songs," #1 (soprano, piano). Watch her "No Fascist USA" for amplified ukelele.


  • World Premiere

  • Carlos Dos Santos (Call for Scores), "Eu Durmo Comigo," (soprano, piano).Listen to his "Humoristico: Fantasia para Marimba e Grupo de Camera"


  • More West Coast Premieres
  • Scott Etan Feiner (Call for Scores), "Paper Money" (soprano, piano). Listen to it
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  • Derek Jenkins (Call for Scores), "Nach Raum und Zeit," #1-3 (soprano, piano). Listen to it.


  • Sam Krahn (Call for Scores), "Missed Connections (A Craigslist Song Cycle), #1 & #3 (soprano, piano). Watch #1: The 39 Bus, Perkins Street Stop m4m 39


  • PLUS
  • Dan Senn (Call for Scores), Microdramatic Songs #3 (soprano, piano). Watch his "Its Mirror" for solo flute.


  • AND
  • David Garner, "Gershwin" (piano) from his "Cinq Hommages. Listen to it.


  • Musicians: Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Anne Lerner-Wright, cello; and guests Ilana Blumberg, violin; Julie Michael, viola; Xin Zhao, pianist

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