Alterity Chamber Orchestra makes the debut of their full 15-pieces ensemble, featuring top local musicians performing the works of acclaimed composers of our time. Julius Eastman’s Stay On It (1973) exemplifies his innovative combination of minimalism and pop-music. Nina Young’s Traced Upon Cinders evokes fading childhood memories, while Amy Beth Kirsten’s Drink Me, depicts the macabre elements of children’s stories and fairy tales. John Adams’ Son of Chamber Symphony exemplifies Adams’ compositional hallmarks: driving rhythms, cheeky musical quotes, beautiful and meandering melodies, and big finishes.
John Adams – Son of Chamber Symphony
Nina Young – Traced Upon Cinders
Julius Eastman – Stay on It
Amy Beth Kirsten – Drink Me
Tickets: $20, general admission, $10 for members