From Ensemble Signal: “Our 2018-2019 season is announced!”

From Ensemble Signal

Signal is thrilled to announce our participation in many events in Buffalo this season. First up in October is an Oliver Knussen memorial concert including work by Knussen, Carter and Takemitsu. In May, a collaboration with Irvine Arditti on music of David Felder. Then, it’s June in Buffalo where we’re so excited to be playing music by Anna Clyne and working with her!

Our 2018-2019 season is announced!

Ensemble Signal by by Ken Yatarola

The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music

Ensemble Signal, described by the New York Times as “one of the most vital groups of its kind,” is a NY-based ensemble dedicated to offering the broadest possible audience access to a diverse range of contemporary works through performance, commissioning, recording, and education. Since its debut in 2008, the Ensemble has performed over 150 concerts, has given the NY, world, or US premieres of over 20 works, and co-produced nine recordings.

Signal was founded by Co-Artistic/Executive Director Lauren Radnofsky and Co-Artistic Director/Conductor Brad Lubman. Called a “new music dream team” (TimeOutNY), Signal regularly performs with Lubman and features a supergroup of independent artists from the modern music scene. Lubman, one of the foremost conductors of modern music and a leading figure in the field for over two decades, is a frequent guest with the world’s most distinguished orchestras and new music ensembles.

Signal’s passion for the diverse range of music being written today is a driving force behind their projects. The Ensemble’s repertoire ranges from minimalism or pop-influenced to the iconoclastic European avant-garde. Signal’s projects are carefully conceived through close collaboration with cooperating presenting organizations, composers, and artists. Signal is flexible in size and instrumentation – everything from solo to large ensemble and opera, including film or multimedia, in any possible combination – enabling it to meet the ever-changing demands on the 21st century performing ensemble.

The Ensemble is a frequent guest of the finest concert halls and international festivals including Lincoln Center Festival, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, BIG EARS Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, Lincoln Center American Songbook, Cal Performances, Tanglewood Music Festival of Contemporary Music, Ojai Music Festival, the Guggenheim Museum (NY), the Wordless Music Series, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. They regularly work directly with nearly all the composers they perform in order to offer the most authentic interpretations, a list that includes Steve Reich, Helmut Lachenmann, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Hans Abrahamsen.

Upcoming premieres include a new work by Steve Reich entitled Runner, for 19 musicians, which Signal premieres in the US beginning in 2017 at venues including Cal Performances, Washington Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall. Signal’s recording of Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians was released in May 2015 on harmonia mundi and received a Diapason d’or and appeared on the Billboard Classical Crossover Charts. Additional recordings include a CD & DVD of music by Lachenmann, with the composer as soloist in …Zwei Gefühle… (Mode) and Steve Reich’s Double Sextet & Radio Rewrite (harmonia mundi). Signal’s educational activities include community outreach programs in diverse settings as well as workshops with the next generation of composers and performers at institutions including the Eastman School of Music, and the June in Buffalo Festival at the University at Buffalo’s Center for 21st Century Music where they are a visiting resident ensemble.

Lauren RadnofskyCo-Artistic/Executive Director
Brad LubmanCo-Artistic Director/Music Director
Tiffany ValvoArtistic Administrator and Operations
Brett CopelandIntern
ViolinLauren CauleyOlivia De PratoWill KnuthYuki Numata ResnickCourtney OrlandoChris OttoAri Streisfeld
ViolaCaleb BurhansIsabel HagenVictor LowrieJohn Pickford Richards
CelloKevin McFarlandLauren RadnofskyMariel Roberts
Greg Chudzik
FluteKelli KathmanJessica Schmitz
OboeJacqueline LeclairChrista Robinson
ClarinetAdrián SandíKen Thomson
BassoonBrad Balliett
TrumpetMike Gurfield
TromboneSteven Parker
Piano/KeyboardDavid FriendOliver HagenLisa MooreNing Yu
PercussionMatt EvansAmy GarapicCarson MoodyDoug PerkinsBill Solomon
Cimbalom/PercussionNick Tolle
HarpNuiko Wadden
Sound DirectorPaul Coleman
Board of Directors
Kristian BezuidenhoutPresident
John McDonaldSecretary

Barbara RadnofskyTreasurer
Lena Saltos

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