Sarah Cahill and Regina Myers
New Music Works Ensemble and Friends
Alice Jen at Carnegie Hall
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Peace United Church of Christ
An Evening with Terry Riley and NewMusicWorks
Sponsored by Pacific Cookie Company
Terry Riley, piano and voice
Sarah Cahill and Regina Myers, piano
From his pioneering work in the 1960s with repetitive structures that came to be known as minimalism, to his ongoing explorations of classical Indian music techniques and concepts, Terry Riley’s creative arch straddles 20th and 21st centuries and his accomplishments eclipse categories and continents.
On February 2 Terry will perform a piano and voice set, and also oversee preparations of several of his works. For our continued honoring of Frederic Rzewski’s 80th birthday, percussionist Jim Kassis performs the composer’s To the Earth. Eighteen year old Alice Jen makes her NMW debut with Sarah Cahill, premiering Phil Collins’ going places.
To the Earth (1985) Frederic Rzewski
voice, percussion (ceramic flower pots)
Tread on the Trail (1965) Terry Riley
flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass, piano, harp, percussion
voice, keyboard, Terry Riley
Selections for two pianos
music for piano, four hands, Terry Riley
Going Places (2018) (world premiere)
“An Evening with Terry Riley and NMW” is the centerpiece of our 40th season, and in and of itself a cause for celebration. It will also be Groundhog Day!