On Monday, April 14, 2008, the Cleveland Contemporary Players (CCP) at Cleveland State University, in collaboration with the Cleveland Institute of Music, will present MOSAIC in concert. The New York-based contemporary music ensemble will conclude its residency with a concert of works by Margaret Brouwer (world premiere), Sebastian Currier and Rand Steiger.
The program is free and open to the public and will take place in Drinko Recital Hall in Cleveland State’s Music and Communication Building, located at 2001 Euclid Ave. The program consists of:
Whispers (1996) Sebastian Currier (b. 1959)
Shattered Glass (2008) * Margaret Brouwer (b. 1940)
Dreamscape (2004) Rand Steiger (b.1957)
* world premiere
MOSAIC is a quartet of instrumentalists made up of a unique core combination of flute, cello, piano and percussion—no other chamber group presently exists with this specific makeup. In addition to concert programming, part of MOSAIC’s focus is to produce multi-disciplinary events that treat either new or already-composed music as a centerpiece and equal component to whatever artistic discipline might be involved in these distinct projects. MOSAIC is involved in commissioning and recording new works and has presented its programs in residencies as well as in traditional concert formats throughout the country since 1992.
The Cleveland Contemporary Players (CCP), founded by Cleveland State professor of music and composer Andrew Rindfleisch, is an organization designed to explore the most vital issues relevant to contemporary music and culture. A major component to the Music Composition curriculum at Cleveland State, the CCP brings into residence the most renowned visiting artists in contemporary music. With major residencies occurring up to 10 times per year, the CCP champions the living creative artist and seeks to combine the highest standard of professional performance within the environment of one of the most unique music composition degree programs in the country.
For more information about this concert and upcoming events, please contact Vickie Peters, program liaison for the Cleveland Contemporary Players, at 216.687.9243 or visit the website at www.csuohio.edu/concertseries/ccp.
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