Ensemble Moto Perpetuo presents two evenings of music by visionary French composer Philippe Manoury.
May 2, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Passacaille pour Tokyo
Julia Den Boer, piano
Gesänge-Gedanken mit Friedrich Nietzsche
Christina Ascher, contralto
May 3, 2014, 8:00 pm
Martha Cargo, flute
Nicholas R. Nelson, electronics
Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College
424 Hunter North
695 Park Avenue, Manhattan
Tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets.
Funded in part by a generous grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE).
Philippe Manoury was a pioneering visionary of electro-acoustic music in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Manoury was a member of the composition faculty at UC-San Diego 2010–2013, where he has continued his research and composition. Manoury was awarded “Best Composer of the Year” in France’s Victoires de la Musique Classique 2012 (the French equivalent of the Grammys), for his opera The Night of Gutenberg. Given this recent high-profile success, this portrait concert is a timely opportunity to introduce this seminal European composer to an American audience.
Photo: Philippe Gontier