EITHER/OR SPRING FESTIVAL
AT TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE 43A West 13th St. (tel. 212-645-2800)
APRIL 6 AND 7, 2006 – 8:00 pm
Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for Students/Seniors, and $25 for both nights
“Either/Or are making a splash with superb programming etched by some the city’s best musicians....this is a hot new group to watch."
Bruce Hodges of MusicWeb.UK
"Either/Or have taken on a startlingly ambitious program"
Alan Lockwood of New York Press
Either/Or present their first festival with two evenings of contemporary chamber music at Tenri Cultural Institute 43A West 13th Street on April 6th and 7th, 2006. This Spring Festival features two world premieres, a varied selection of cutting-edge New York Composers, and the rarely heard instrument; the cimbalom.
Thursday night (April 6), Either/Or continue their survey of the trios of Morton Feldman with a performance of his major work “Crippled Symmetry,” a concert-length work for flutes, piano/celesta, and percussion. The Friday night (April 7) program pairs two monolithic solo works, Elliott Sharp’s 2004 piano piece “Oligosono” and John Zorn’s 2000 percussion solo “Gri-Gri”. with the seldom-heard cimbalom duo miniatures of György Kurtág, Eight duets for violin & cimbalom, Op. 4, and Trei Pezzi for clarinet and cimbalom, Op.38, and world premieres by New York composers Richard Carrick, “in flow” for solo violin, and Daniel Felsenfeld, “First Scenes from Red Room” for violin and piano.
Either/Or will feature performances by New York new music veterans Andrea Schultz on violin and Anthony Burr on clarinet, Jane Rigler on flutes, and founders David Shively on percussion and cimbalom and Richard Carrick on piano and celeste.
There will be reception following Friday evening’s performance. Both evenings are presented at 8pm at the Tenri Cultural Institute (43A West 13th Street, tel. 212-645-2800), located between 5th and 6th Avenues, and easily accessible by subway (1/2/3/9/F/N/R/W/Q/4/5/6 to 14th Street.) Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for Students/Seniors, and $25 for both nights.
Either/Or is a new music ensemble drawing its membership from a pool of active soloists in New York City. Founded in 2004 by composer/pianist Richard Carrick and percussionist David Shively, Either/Or has already received rave reviews for its cutting-edge programming and performances. E/O specializes in music for unconducted chamber ensembles. Its programs focus on American experimental music, its influence on European composition, and the works of emerging composers. For more information, please visit www.eitherormusic.org
This festival is made possible in large part by Harry and Alice Eiler (www.eilerfoundation.org