Contemporaneous Preview

Contemporaneous2014WebResolutionContemporaneous‘ November 12 concert promises to bring the proverbial roof down with the group’s talent and energy. We’ve assembled some links to help give you a sense of what to expect from this incredible ensemble.

David Bloom, the group’s conductor, is a great interview, and here are two good ones with him: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN and Prufrocks’s Dilemma.

For a taste of what Contemporaneous is like as an ensemble, you could watch the performance of  Andrew Norman’s  Try from this past summer’s Bang on a Can marathon that the New York Times hailed as “Focused and ferocious.”  You could also listen to the group perform Donnacha Dennehy’s epic, ecstatic, tragic, and beautiful Grá agus Bás, or Sean Friar’s “powerfully engaging and incredibly fun” (I CARE IF YOU LISTEN)  Clunker Concerto, which features the group’s percussionists performing on parts of a junk car.

To get a sense of the music on the program, you can listen to excerpts from Adams’ Son of Chamber Symphony, Wolfe’s The Vermeer Room, Haber’s We Were All, and Adès’ Living Toys.

For tickets and more information, click here. (…)