Sunday, September 25, 2011

Douglas McRay Daniels Conducts 'Opening Night' of BNMI Ensemble 7:30 PM Saturday, Oct. 1

[Douglas McRay Daniels]

Douglas McRay Daniels was appointed Music Director of the Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. in November 2010. He tells us of the first performance of the new season on Oct. 1, 2011:

“The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. will kick off its third concert season with Opening Night, an evening of works by eight living composers on Saturday, October 1 at the Fenway Center at Northeastern University, 77 St. Stephen Street.

“Douglas McRay Daniels, music director and Nathan Lofton, associate music director, will lead the BNMI ensemble in the performance of new works for large chamber ensemble by Ian Dicke (Assembly Lines), Gabriele Vanoni (Blurry Landscapes), Chris Arrell (Argot with soprano soloist Kim Soby), and Michael Gandolfi (As Above). The program will feature electroacoustic music by Kyong Mee Choi (Sublimation for marimba and electronics) and Clifton Callender (Metamorphoses for cello and electronics), a lively duo by Garrett Byrnes (Villanelle for violin and harp), and a world premiere by Kirsten Volness (Sleeping in the Forest for solo violin and chamber ensemble). All works were chosen from the organization's international call for scores.

“A pre-concert talk with the composers begins at 6:45pm. The concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for students, available online or at the door on the evening of the concert.

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