Versipel New Music presents Boston’s Hub New Music in their New Orleans debut concert. The ensemble will perform works from its project Soul House by Robert Honstein and Anna Clyne along with music by Laura Kaminsky and will premiere a new work titled Looking-Glass Insects by Versipel’s Assistant Director Philip Schuessler.
Hub New Music is michael avitabile // flutes – david dziardziel // clarinets – zenas hsu // violin – jesse christesen // cello
“Next time [Hub New Music] offers a concert, go, listen, and be changed” – the Boston Globe “In short, Hub New Music is a group you should pay attention to.” – Classical Dark Arts
Hub New Music is a mixed quartet of “young intrepids” (WQXR, New York) exploring a richly diverse palette of 21st century sounds. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello, Hub has been praised for “handling tricky ensemble passages with ease” (New Music Box) in performances that are “elegant and exacting” (the Boston Globe) and inspire a “refreshing sense of pure joy.” (New Classic LA)
Hub New Music’s repertoire reflects the genre-defying fluidity of music today, and includes the works of Mason Bates, Evan Ziporyn, Anna Clyne, Kati Agocs, Daniel Wohl, Nico Muhly, Robert Honstein, Kirsten Volness, and Laura Kaminsky. Projects for the 2017/18 season include a collaboration with the Silk Road Ensemble’s Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi) & the Asia/America New Music Initiative, Soul House – a new program exploring concepts of memory and reflection with a new work by Robert Honstein, and a new chamber-pop song cycle with composer/harpist Audrey Harrer. 2017/18 season highlights include performances and residencies at the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival (NYC),Versipel Guest Artist Series (New Orleans), Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA), Tribeca New Music Festival, and University of Michigan.
The ensemble are also passionate educators whose approach to teaching places contemporary music within the context of a centuries old yet rapidly evolving musical tradition. Working with student performers and composers alike at residencies across the country, Hub trains future generations of contemporary artists and places strong emphasis on arts entrepreneurship as a vital component of a musical education. Hub has held and looks toward residencies at the New England Conservatory, University of Michigan, Northeastern University, Lehigh University, Cleveland State University, Texas State at San Marcos, Clark University, and University of California at Riverside.
April 26, 2018
Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand Street
New Orleans, LA 70117