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Julliard Concert I: New Music for Large Ensembles

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, first floor, exterior



The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in the Sculpture Garden, this year’s concert series once again welcomes the participation of The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Titled New Music for New York, the series comprises four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. Juilliard concerts are performed by members of The New Juilliard Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, who has assembled two distinctive programs of recent compositions, all of which are enjoying their New York premieres. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two up-and-coming jazz ensembles whose concerts emphasize original works, each with one world premiere.

Julliard Concert I: New Music for Large Ensembles
Members and alumni of The New Juilliard Ensemble: Daniel James, flutes; ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe; Moran Katz, clarinet; Allison Nicotera, bassoon; Danielle Kuhlmann, French horn; Jiwon Kim and Maria Im, violins; Kim Mai Nguyen, viola; Avery Waite, cello; Corey Schutzer, double bass; Michael Truesdell, percussion; Nathaniel LaNasa, piano; Joel Sachs, conductor

Sukhi Kang (Korea, b. 1934)
The Myth (2004)—North American premiere
The Myth was composed for a concert celebrating the hundredth birthday of Dr. Lee Hye Gu, a renowned scholar of Korean music.

Henrik Strindberg (Sweden, b. 1954)
Timeline (2008)—Western Hemisphere premiere
This piece for nine instruments is about time perception, time slots, and morphing instrumental colors over fast, quasi-static musical structures. Timeline is the third in a family of works the composer has created on arpeggio figures.

Toshio Hosokawa (Japan, b. 1955)
Drawing (2004)—Western Hemisphere premiere
Hosokawa considers his compositional process to be instinctively associated with Zen Buddhism and its symbolic interpretation of nature. This work was inspired by the composer’s dream of his own birth.

Roberto Sierra (Puerto Rico/United States, b. 1953)
Concierto de Cámara (2008)—New York premiere
This work is for the unusual combination of wind quintet and string quartet. The last movement in particular demonstrates the composer’s characteristic assimilation of Caribbean folkloric and popular elements into his musical language.

Summergarden is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Sculpture Garden may close if attendance reaches maximum capacity. Entrance to Summergarden is through the Sculpture Garden gate on West 54 Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The Sculpture Garden opens at 7:00 p.m., and concerts start at 8:00 p.m. and run approximately one hour to 90 minutes. The Sculpture Garden closes at 10:00 p.m. In the event of rain, concerts will be held in The Agnes Gund Garden Lobby, and the Museum’s 54 Street entrance will open at 7:30 p.m. The exhibition galleries are closed during Summergarden. The Garden Bar sells gelato and seasonal sorbetto from Il Laboratorio del Gelato, with sweet and savory treats from Cafe 2. Prosecco, New York State wines, American craft beer, specialty coffees, and bottled water are also available for purchase. In the event of rain, refreshments are not available.

Volkswagen of America

Summergarden is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Major annual support for Summergarden is provided by The Ethel P. Shein Fund for Music at MoMA, which is generously funded by Agnes Gund and by Paul D. Shein and family, in memory of Ethel P. Shein.

For more live music at MoMA this summer, visit during MoMA Nights.