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Open End new music and improvisation ensemble to present free concert Feb. 20
Open End new music and improvisation ensemble to present free concert Feb. 20February 07, 2008Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
Open End, a new music and improvisation ensemble, will present a concert on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in Syracuse University’s Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Irving Garage.
The concert is the culmination of Open End’s weeklong residency in SU’s Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music. The performance will feature music of late 20th-century masters Witold Lutoslawski and Luciano Berio, and Setnor faculty members Andrew Waggoner and Daniel S. Godfrey, as well as a set of free improvisations for strings and piano.
Equally committed to new chamber music, particularly by composers with no easily pegged stylistic affiliations, and to free improvisation, Open End is made up of players well known in other group contexts whose collective experience spans the whole of Western instrumental literature, from the oldest to the newest. The group has performed over the last three seasons in New York City, Syracuse, France and Italy. Open End is Michael Jinsoo Lim and Waggoner, violins; Melia Watras, viola; Caroline Stinson, also a faculty member in the Setnor School, cello; and Molly Morkoski, piano.
For more information, contact the Setnor School at (315) 443-2191.