The Sound World of Luigi Nono

When: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Where: Lutkin Hall

Miranda Cuckson, violin; Christopher Burns, live electronics; Dena Goodman, Alana Grossman, and Jennie Moser, soprano; Lauren Biglow, mezzo-soprano; Donald Nally, conductor; David Kalhous, piano

The Institute for New Music celebrates the late works of avant-garde composer Luigi Nono. Violinist-violist Miranda Cuckson has premiered numerous solo and chamber works and recorded music by Ralph Shapey, Donald Martino, and Ross Lee Finney. Her recording of Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura for violin and electronics—the central work on this concert—was named 2012’s best classical recording by the New York Times. Joining her is composer, improviser, and multimedia artist Christopher Burns, associate professor of music composition and technology at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The program also includes Nono’s “Donde estas hermano?” (Where is your brother?) for four solo voices and …sofferte onde serene… for piano and tape, performed by soloists from the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and Florida State University piano faculty member and Northwestern alumnus David Kalhous.


Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students.

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