Terry Riley

Sarah Cahill and Regina Myers

New Music Works Ensemble and Friends

Alice Jen at Carnegie Hall

Jim Kassis

Concert II

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
NewMusicWorks Ensemble

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

Performance

voice, keyboard, Terry Riley

Selections for two pianos

music for piano, four hands, Terry Riley

Going Places (2018) (world premiere)

Philip Collins

 

“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!