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New Music Ensemble Concert


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Performed from Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall


What's cool about this evening: 

  • Nicole Paiement, internationally renowned conductor, Artistic Director of Opera Parallèle, and director of SFCM’s New Music Ensemble.
  • Women make music. Compositions by Elena Kats-Chernin, Missy Mazzoli, and Kate Moore.
  • A piece by Joby Talbot, recently written for BalletBoyz in London
  • This concert is extra special: to invite you into the concert halls, select performances during the fall semester (like this one) include special intermission content, including virtual artist meet-and-greets, composer interviews, and mini master-classes with top faculty.


Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)
Vespers for Violin (2014)
For amplified violin with delay and soundtrack

Kate Moore (b. 1979)
Ridgeway (2009)
Amplified sextet: BbCl,piano/sampled piano, vib/tubular bell, elec guitar, cello, db

Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957)
Still life (2001) 
(viola and piano)

Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
The Perilous Chapel
(flute, harp, percussion, and cello)

Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)
Vespers for Violin (2014)
For amplified violin with delay and soundtrack

Joby Talbot (b. 1971)
Human Animal (2019) 
(string quintet, 2 keyboards, trombon, trumpet 2 percussion & sax)

About SFCM’s New Music Ensemble

SFCM’s New Music Ensemble places students in the classical music of their own time and recent generations. As a member of the ensemble, you’ll perform a variety of works written in the 20th and 21st centuries in concert each year. Personal contact with visiting composers is provided whenever possible to strengthen the bond between performer and composer, a vital aspect of today’s performing landscape today. We also present several concerts and readings of works by student composers each year.

Departments and Faculty Involved with This Event

New Music Ensemble