Jessica Meyer presents: MoVE — In Equal Measure
MODERN VIOLIN ENSEMBLE — MUSIC FOR CHANGE
Intrigued by the relationship between art and social context, MoVE is an innovative quartet made up of four critically-acclaimed violinists (Lina Bhan, Livia Sohn, Carolyn Stuart, and Janet Sung) who came together through friendship and a desire to inspire, create, and advocate with an awareness to social issues. This program will feature works by Jordan Nelson, Evan Chambers, Daniel Wohl, and Jessica Meyer. In her work “In Equal Measure”, Ms. Meyer comments on how Iceland has become the first country to mandate equal pay between men and women. This past October, thousands of Icelandic women left work at 2:38 p.m. and demonstrated outside parliament to protest the gender pay gap. Women’s rights groups calculate that after that time each day, women are working for free. This quartet viscerally explores the various situations women find themselves in every day in their plight to have their work considered in equal measure to the men around them.
This concert is part of Ms Meyer’s monthly series running through July, 2018.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Longtime New Yorker and contemporary music advocate Jessica Meyer curates a series of virtuosic concerts showcasing innovative string playing by sought-after classical musicians who also champion works by living composers.
Each show of this spring/summer series at this exciting new venue will feature a NYC or world premiere composed by Meyer herself. www.jessicameyermusic.com
MoVE is the first ensemble of its kind committed to augmenting the small canon of repertoire for violin quartet through commissioning established and emerging composers. MoVE has performed several seasons at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, including their 2016 premiere of Evan K. Chambers’ What the Trees Know. MoVE opened their 2017/18 season at Stanford University’s Daniel Pearl World Music Days, featuring Jonathan Berger’s Death by Drowning (for 4 violins, tenor, digital audio, and projected images). This project, expanded by Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, will be produced by the composer as a theater piece for singer/actor and MoVE for next season. This spring included premiere performances at the University of South Florida, DePaul University, and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington D.C. www.modernviolinensemble.com