Concert I

OCTOBER SURPRISE

Sponsored by Hill Guitar Company

October ignites with a 40th season send-off of passion, fearless virtuosities and abundant beauty. Powerful musical testaments of very different kinds by late and living American composers make an evening’s fare of vying emotional forces.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
UCSC Music Center Recital Hall

Andy Strain, trombone and garden hose
Lori Rivera, voice
Andrew Scott Carter, tenor
NewMusicWorks Ensemble

22 American Folk Songs, by Ruth Crawford Seeger (1997/2018)

Larry Polansky and Giacomo Fiore, electric guitars

Coming Together (1971) Frederic Rzewski

Lori Rivera, voice
flute/piccolo; clarinet; tenor saxophone; violin; cello; double bass; piano; percussion

Anagnorisis (1964) Robert Hughes

Andy Strain, trombone, garden hose
Jim Kassis, percussion

Ritmicas: Homagò al Roldan (1965) Lou Harrison and Robert Hughes (world premiere)

flute, clarinet, French horn, bassoon

Five Songs from Cold Mountain (2010)

Bun-Ching Lam Text: Han Shan Baritone voice, flute, viola, harp

This event is supported in part by The Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation and Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

Andrew Cartertenor.  Mr. Carter is a native of Newport Beach, CA, and an alumnus of the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Prior to his recent return to Santa Cruz, Andrew sang with the Los Angeles Opera Chorus in their productions of Eugene Onegin, The Flying Dutchman and alongside Placido Domingo in Verdi’s Simone Boccanegra.

He has performed throughout the United States and Canada in both opera and in concert. Mr. Carter has sung under the baton of many  noted conductors including Marin Alsop,James Conlon,  Steven Crawford, and the late Randall Behr. Currently Andrew is the Director of Music Ministries at Foothill Presbyterian Church in San Jose,  and is thrilled to making his debut with New Music Works.