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S.E.M. Ensemble at NODO

New Opera Days Ostrava

June 27-30, 2016

Ostrava, Czech Republic

 

World premieres:

Petr Kotik                            William William

Petr Cígler                           Protracted Sinuous Movement of a Longitudinal Object

Idin Samimi Mofakham  

& Martyna Kosecka            At the Waters of Lethe

Richard Ayres                     No. 42 (In the Alps) (staged premiere)

And

Gyorgy Ligeti                       Aventures & Nouvelle Aventures

Iannis Xenakis                    Oresteia

 

Members of the S.E.M. Ensemble participated as soloists and members of the international chamber orchestra Ostravská banda:

Bohdan Hilash, Clarinet

Thomas Verchot, Trumpet

Conrad Harris, Violin

Pauline Harris Kim, Violin

Adrian Rosas, Voice

Matilda Sakamoto, Dancer

Colin Fuller, Dancer

Petr Kotik, Conductor (Ligeti, Kotik, Xenakis)

 

For full program and more information about NODO, click here. 

Kotik's William William at NODO, image courtesy of Ostrava Center for New Music

Xenakis's Oresteia at NODO, image courtesy of Ostrava Center for New Music

 


Bohemian National Hall

Monday May 9, 2016 8:00

 

Premieres by Roscoe Mitchell and Petr Kotik

Works by George Lewis, Lucie Vitkova, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen

Following last year’s highly touted AACM@50 concerts, the S.E.M. Ensemble, led by conductor, composer, and flutist Petr Kotik, returns to the Bohemian National Hall for a  concert on Monday, May 9, featuring contemporary works and two world premieres.

Program:

Petr KotikString Noise William (2016)

George Lewis - Not Alone (2014-15)

Lucie Vitkova - Places to Meet (2016)

John Cage - Ryoanji (1985)

Roscoe Mitchell - They Rode for Them (2016)

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Zeitmaße (1956)

 Improvisation

 

The Bohemian National Hall is located at 321 E. 73rd St., New York, NY

More info: (718) 488-7659 or info@semensemble.org

 

Darmstadt New York: 70th Anniversary

Roulette Intermedium

Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:00

Works by John Cage, Petr Kotik, Morton Feldman,

Alvin Singleton, and Karlheinz Stockhausen

As part of this year’s Essential Darmstadt Repertoire Series, the S.E.M. Ensemble, led by conductor, composer, and flutist Petr Kotik, returns to the Roulette Intermedium for an  evening of 20th century classics on Wednesday, May 11.

Program:

Petr Kotik - Music for 3 (1964)

Alvin Singleton - Be Natural (1974)

Morton Feldman - Why Patterns? (1978)

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Zeitmaße (1956)

John Cage - Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1958)

 

 

Roulette Intermedium is located at 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

More info: (718) 488-7659 or info@semensemble.org

 

Preview Concert

Willow Place Auditorium

Sunday May 8, 2016 8:00

Works by John Cage, Petr Kotik, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell,

and Karlheinz Stockhausen

Join us for a preview of the SEM Ensemble’s May 2016 offering at the intimate Willow Place Auditorium in Brooklyn Heights. Concert will be followed by a reception.

Program:

George Lewis Not Alone (2014/15)

Petr Kotik Music for 3 (1966)

Petr KotikString Noise William (2016)

John CageRyoanji (1985)

Roscoe MitchellThey Rode for Them (2016)

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Zeitmaße (1956)

 Improvisation - featuring Thomas Buckner, George Lewis, Roscoe Mitchell, Chris Nappi, Sara Schoenbeck, and Lucie Vitkova

 

Free admission. (Suggested donation of $20)

Willow Place Auditorium is located at 26 Willow Place, Brooklyn NY.

More info: (718) 488-7659 or info@semensemble.org

 

 

   Emerging Composers Workshop 2016

       THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL READING        

OF NEW WORKS BY EMERGING COMPOSERS

WILLOW PLACE AUDITORIUM

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2016 7:30

 

MUSIC BY TAI-KUANG CHAO, CHANG SEOK CHOI, ANTHONY DONOFRIO, DAVID LOUIS ZUCKERMAN,  AND JAMES FALZONE

 

The S.E.M. Ensemble, led by conductor, composer, and flutist Petr Kotik, returns to the Willow Place Auditorium for a workshop and reading of new works by emerging artists.

Program:

David Louis Zuckerman - Per Diem

Tai-Kuang Chao - a story about an auction/the corners of the world: a refrigerator that makes people want to stock romance

James Falzone - Helical Cannon

Anthony Donofrio - Piano Trio

Chang Seok Choi - Animus

annual Holiday Concert: December 19, 2015

THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL CONCERT AT PAULA COOPER GALLERY

SATURDAY DECEMBER 19, 2015 8:00

 

PREMIERES BY ALVIN LUCIER, LIISA HIRSCH (ESTONIA)

WORKS BY EARLY-MUSIC COMPOSER PAVEL JAN VEJVANOVSKÝ

ALSO MUSIC BY IANNIS XENAKIS, PETR KOTIK, AND ELI GREENHOE

 

The S.E.M. Ensemble, led by conductor, composer, and flutist Petr Kotik, returns to the Paula Cooper Gallery’s main space for its annual holiday concert on Saturday, December 19, 2015 (8 p.m.). A tradition started in 1984, the evening will feature contemporary works, along with rarely heard early music.

 

Program:

Iannis Xenakis - Kassandra (1987)

Eli Greenhoe - Etymology (2015)

Pavel Jan Vejvanovsky - Sonata la posta (1680)

Alvin Lucier - Orpheus Variations (2015) - U.S. premiere

Pavel Jan Vejvanovsky - Serenata in C (1685) - U.S. premiere

Liisa Hirsch - Four Glides (2015) - Premiere

Petr Kotik - Reiterations and Variables (1972 - 2015)