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Arts and Performance

Contemporary Ensemble | Setnor Ensemble Series

November 12, 2019 at 8:00pm10:00pm EST

Crouse College, Setnor Auditorium

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The Syracuse University Contemporary Ensemble performs new works.

Director Milton Laufer and Marina de Ratmiroff will present a world premiere of ‘Civil Words’ (Soprano Version), composed by 2010 Pulitzer-prize winner Jennifer Higdon.

Pieces by three SU composition faculty: Nic Scherzinger, Natalie Draper, & Texu Kim.

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  • O Sea-Starved, Hungry Sea, V. Postlude (2017),  Natalie Draper (b. 1985)
          Claire Nolan* (soprano), Xiaoqiong Fan (piano)
  • Llamado (1995/ rev.2016), Jorge Vidales (b. 1969)
          Kaitlan Madsen (horn), Anxhela Janaqi (piano)
  • Imprint (2019,) Nicolas Scherzinger (b. 1968)
           Josue Negrete (violin), Due Yu (piano)
  • Trio for Flute, Viola, and Piano, H 300, Mv.1 (1944), Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
    Emily Graham (flute), Paul Mokotoff (viola), Yingqi Wang (piano)
  • Elegiac Songs (2015), Marjorie Merryman (b. 1951)
     Katherine Skafidas (soprano), Jonathan Harrity* (clarinet), Josue Negrete (violin), Gregory Wood* (cello), Jonida Lazellari (Piano), Nieves Villasenor (conducting)


  • Four Movements for Two Pianos, Mv.2 (2008), Philip Glass (b. 1937)
    Anxhela Janaqi, Jonida Lazellari (piano)
  • Homage to Anonymous Ancient Fiddlers (2015), Texu Kim (b. 1980)
    Josue Negrete, William Knuth* (violin)
  • Group Improvisation (2019), Contemporary Music Ensemble
    solo performers and instrumentation
  • Civil Words** (2014), Jennifer Higdon (b. 1962)
    Marina de Ratmiroff* (soprano), Milton Laufer* (piano)

*Guest performer
** World premiere of soprano version

This event was first published on May 22, 2019 and last updated on September 23, 2019.

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