On Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30pm andPlay (Maya Bennardo, violin, andHannah Levinson, viola) will join Kylwyria (Erica Dicker, violin, Julia Den Boer, piano and JohnGattis, horn) at Areté Venue and Gallery, 67 West Street #103, Brooklyn, NY 11222 where they will perform a set of some of their newest repertoire, including three world premieres by Leah Asher, Bethany Younge, and Viola Yip.
Described by I Care If You Listen as “enthusiastic champions for new music and collaboration” and performing “with a welcoming and dynamic spirit,” andPlay is committed to expanding the existing violin/viola duo repertoire through performing rarely heard works and commissioning emerging composers. Their program includes Letters to my future self (2018, world premiere) by Leah Asher, from perfect nowhere (2015) by Nicholas DeMaison, and ing ing ing ing ing ing ing inging ing ing into (2018, world premiere) by Bethany Young.
Comprised of three forward-thinking musicians, Kylwyria actively pursues collaborations with living composers and illuminates work written since Gyorgy Ligeti's seminal Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (1982). Taking their namesake from a make-believe country Ligeti invented and "maintained"throughout his childhood, Kylwyria seeks to expand the repertoire for Horn Trio by representing the dynamic voices of today's composers and musical innovators. Kylwyria's program includes August Moon (1993) by Alvin Lucier, New Piece (2018, world premiere) by Viola Yip, and Microexercise n.14 (2006) by Christian Wolff.