The winter Pop-Up series kicks off with two of today’s most dynamic and talented new music pianists. When they play together, Eric Huebner and Steven Beck display a remarkable rapport, and here they take the stage for a program for two pianos featuring music by Ligeti, Reich, and Boulez.
György Ligeti Three Pieces for two pianos (1976)
Steve Reich Piano Phase (1967)
Pierre Boulez Structures I (1952)
Tuesday, February 13Mivos Quartet
Olivia de Prato, violin
; Lauren Cauley Kalal, violin
Victor Lowrie, viola
; Mariel Roberts, cello
Called “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” by The Chicago Reader, the Mivos Quartet returns for a unique program highlighting their members as composers. In addition to works by Marisol Jimenez and Jeffrey Mumford, violist/composer Victor Lowrie’s Streya for violin solo follows a premiere by cellist/composer Mariel Roberts of a new work for string quartet written for the occasion.
Mariel Roberts new work for string quartet (2018), world premiere
Victor Lowrie Streya for violin solo (2010)
Marisol Jiménez Sed de Arcano (2004)
Jeffrey Mumford The Promise of the Far Horizon (2002)
Tuesday, March 6
Laura Barger, piano
; Ning Yu, piano
Ian Antonio, percussion
; Russell Greenberg, percussion
Yarn/Wire, described as “restlessly curious” (Time Out NY), returns to perform the U.S. premiere of a work by the young, pioneering composer Catherine Lamb. curvo totalitas is a 45-minute tour de force that seamlessly shifts perceptions, allowing the listener to get lost in its unique sound world.
Catherine Lamb curvo totalitas (2016), U.S. premiere
Some of the world’s most talented students of 17th and 18th century music make up Juilliard415. The Juilliard School’s prestigious period-instrument ensemble made their Miller debut in 2014 to great acclaim, and now return to highlight chamber music repertoire of the Baroque era.
Leclair Overture in D Major, Op. 13, No. 2
Boismortier Sonata for Flute and Violin in E minor, Op. 51, No. 2
Porpora Sinfonia da camera, Op. 2, No. 3
Handel Trio Sonata in B-flat Major, HWV 50a