Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8pm
PEM’s Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin returns with the Asia/America New Music Institute to celebrate musical influences and heritage. For In the Current, seven dynamic composers premiere new works, each paired with its musical “ancestor” in a blending of old and new, tradition and experimentation.
Performed by renowned Japanese shakuhachi player Kojiro Umezaki and Boston’s own Hub New Music Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello). Featuring commissions by Chad Cannon, Sun-Young Park, Sayo Kosugi, Carlos Simon, Takuma Ito, Kojiro Umezaki, and Matthew Aucoin. Lighting design by Mary Ellen Stebbins. Directed by Victoria Crutchfield.
Next summer, AANMI will tour these pieces to prominent temples and shrines in Japan.
Eunice and Jay Panetta and the Robert N. Shapiro Fund for Innovation provided generous support. Also made possible in part by supporters of PEM’s Present Tense Initiative: Terry and Dick Albright, Dick and Deborah Carlson, Susan and Appy Chandler and Fay Chandler.
Location: East India Marine Hall
$10 members, $15 students, $20 nonmembers.
Free for veterans and active duty military