dom 17 gen | Sparrow Live

NEMPAC Presents: New Music from New England

Featuring Hub New Music and Christina Wright-Ivanova
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NEMPAC Presents: New Music from New England

Time & Location

17 gen, 15:06 – 15 feb, 23:59
Sparrow Live

About the Event

As an ensemble that spends much of its time on the road, it’s a treat for us to play for our community here in Boston. In celebration of that, we offer four works (two of which were written for HNM) by composers from New England. The program begins with the world premiere of Apple Fantasy by Joseph Sowa, who recently completed his composition studies at Brandeis University. Following Kati Agócs, vibrantly colorful and hyper emotional work, Rogue Emoji. For the second half, Wright-Ivanova joins Hub’s flutist, Michael Avitabile, in Joseph Schwanter’s [a NH native] Black Anemones. Originally for voice and piano, the work is based on Agueda Pizarro’s poem of the same title. The final work, Pierre Jalbert’s Crossings features the full Hub quartet and Wright-Ivanova. Currently based in Houston, Jalbert was born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont. In Crossings, the composer pulls musical inspiration from the French-Canadian folk song Quand j’ai parti du Canada (When I left Canada), and creates a fiddle-like quality through the use of open fifths throughout the work.


Joseph Sowa, Apple Fantasy (world premiere)

Kati Agócs, Rogue Emoji

Schwanter, Black Anemones [flute + piano]

Pierre Jalbert, Crossings (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)


Michael Avitabile, Flute

David Dziardziel, Clarinet

Alyssa Wang, Violin

Jesse Christeson, Cello

with guest artist Christina Wright-Ivanova, Piano

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