The Cornell Department of Music welcomes chamber group loadbang for their second visit to campus as the Steven Stucky Memorial Residency for New Music ensemble. Their performance on Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 pm in Barnes Hall will feature world premieres of new works by Cornell composers Laura Cetilia, Coral Douglas, Seare Farhat, and Matias de Roux.
During their fall 2022 visit to Cornell, loadbang collaborated with the composers from the beginning stages of writing these new works, and during this visit, the new works will be rehearsed and performed. Additionally, the ensemble will work with chamber music students and visit classes.
Founded in 2008 and based in New York City, loadbang features a unique instrumentation of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. Dedicated to education and the cultivation of an enthusiasm for new music, loadbang has premiered more than 450 works written by members of the ensemble, emerging artists, and today’s leading composers, including Pulitzer Prize winners David Lang and Charles Wuorinen; Rome Prize winners Andy Akiho and Paula Matthusen; and Guggenheim Fellows Chaya Czernowin, George Lewis, and Alex Mincek. Recent performance highlights include the Miller Theater, Symphony Space, MATA, the Look and Listen Festival, Da Camera of Houston, and Rothko Chapel.
The Residency for New Music was created to honor the memory of beloved colleague, educator, and composer Steven Stucky and was funded through the generosity of more than 50 donors.
Additional concerts April 11-17 include:
· The Cornell Glee Club, conducted by Joe Lerangis, performs their Return from Tour concert for the Ithaca community April 12 at 7 p.m. in Sage Chapel.
· Cornell Chorale, conducted by Michael Poll. The performance includes Beethoven’s Elegischer Gesang (Elegiac Song), Cuban-American composer Odaline de La Martinez’ The Crossing Suite, and Byron Adams’ Magnificat in D April 16 at 5 p.m. in Sage Chapel.
· Snarky Puppy, a broadly-defined Grammy-winning musical collective, part of the Cornell Concert Series, April 17 at 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall. Tickets $30-59 at cornellconcertseries.com.
All events above are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted and are subject to change.