The [Switch~ Ensemble] is preparing to convene for our Upstate NY Tour from February 21st to March 6th. We have residencies and performances at Bard College, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Ithaca College, Cornell University, and Buffalo State University.
The tour begins at Bard College with the premiere of a new work, Unwound Path by Matt Sargent, for the full ensemble, as well as two of his solo and duo works, Second Illumination and Tide. We will also be performing broad callby D. Edward Davis, a laureate of our 2016-2017 International Commissioning Competition, and honoring the region’s experimental music tradition with Feldman‘s Intersection 4. Additionally, our residency at Bard includes premieres of three works by student composers.
We spend the better part of a week in Ithaca, collaborating with students at Cornell University to give premieres of five new pieces and performances of three existing works by faculty members Kevin Ernste, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, and Roberto Sierra. When we first arrive In Ithaca, NY, we will be reading works by student composers at Ithaca College.
At Buffalo State University, we are giving workshops and presentations to students, and then a concert featuring music by Tomás Henriques and repeat performances of Matt Sargent’s Unwound Path, Feldman’s Intersection 4, and Davis’s broad call.
February 24th, 7:00 pm — Woodstock Artists Association Museum — Woodstock, NY Works by Matt Sargent and Bard student composers
February 25th, 7:00 pm — Bard College Blum Hall — Annandale-On-Hudson, NY Works by Aliçan Camci, D. Edward Davis, Morton Feldman, Tonia Ko, and Matt Sargent
March 1st, 8:00 pm — Cornell University, Barnes Hall — Ithaca, NY Works by Sergio Cote, Tonia Ko, Piyawat Louilarpprasert, Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei, and Roberto Sierra
March 2nd, 8:00 pm — Cornell University, Barnes Hall — Ithaca, NY Works by Kevin Ernste, Jihyun Kim, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Matt Sargent, and Barry Sharp
March 6th, 7:30 pm — Buffalo State University, Ciminelli Hall — Buffalo, NY Works by Victoria Cheah, D. Edward Davis, Morton Feldman, Tomás Henrique, and Matt Sargent