Contemporary Music Ensemble Concert to Feature Cellist Jakob Kullberg
Syracuse University’s Contemporary Music Ensemble will present a concert featuring guest cellist Jakob Kullberg on Thursday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of Stephen Ferre, faculty member in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, the ensemble will perform a program of music inspired by courageous citizens. The theme of the concert, “Remembering what we have chosen to forget” is presented in conjunction with the “American Whistleblower Tour: Models of Courageous Citizenship,” happening this month in Syracuse.
The program will include renowned Danish composer Per Nørgård’s “Remembering Child,” a memorial for activist Samantha Smith, featuring Kullberg, one of the most active and diverse young Danish instrumentalists. Kullberg enjoys a unique working relationship with Nørgård, who has composed and dedicated numerous works to him, including his 2nd Cello Concerto and his 4th Solo Sonata. Kullberg was the recipient of Danish Radio’s Lyt til Nyt Prize in 2009 for the recording of Nørgård’s 7th-10th string quartets.
The program will also feature original pieces by Setnor composition students, including “Requiem” by Marco Giusto G’15, for reporter Helen Thomas; “The Sale” by Alex Shenkman ’15, inspired by playwright Arthur Miller; and a piece by Alex Ganes ’15 inspired by activist Sandra Steingraber.
Portraits of Thomas, Miller, Steingraber and Smith by Robert Shetterly will be displayed during the concert. The portraits are part of Shetterly’s exhibition “Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship,” on view through April 11 at VPA’s 914Works.
Free and accessible parking for the concert is available in the Q-1 lot; additional parking is available in the Irving Garage. Campus parking availability is subject to change; call 315-443-2191 for current information or for more information about the concert.
Part of a national campaign sponsored by the Government Accountability Project, the Whistleblower Tour seeks to educate the public—particularly university students—about the phenomenon and practice of whistleblowing. For more information about the exhibition and the tour, contact James Clark at 315-443-8072 or firstname.lastname@example.org.