From Ensemble Signal: Wolfgang Mitterer

From Ensemble Signal

Wolfgang Mitterer

“Wherever this group goes, you should follow, and in this case it’s to the music of Wolfgang Mitterer.”
-David Allen, NY Times Classical Music Listings, Nov. 22, 2018

We’re very excited about this week’s (free!) concerts featuring the music of Wolfgang Mitterer, presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum! On Thursday, we’ll be at the Austrian Cultural Forum for a performance of Mitterer’s song cycle IM STURM, to be preceded by a conversation between Mitterer and Brad Lubman. On Friday, we’ll move to St. Peter’s Church (Midtown East) for Mitterer’s mobile beats and a set for solo organ & electronics performed by the composer himself! Full details below.

Hope to see you there!
xoxo Ensemble Signal

November 29, 2018 • 8pm
Austrian Cultural Forum • New York, NY
Composer Spotlight: Wolfgang Mitterer I
Free admission • Reserve seats here.

On-Stage Discussion with Wolfgang Mitterer and Brad Lubman

Wolfgang Mitterer: IM STURM (2005)
11 Songs for Baritone, Electronics, and Prepared Piano, after Franz Schubert

Ensemble Signal
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone
Red Wierenga, piano
Paul Coleman, sound director
Brad Lubman, Moderator

November 30, 2018 • 8pm
St. Peter’s Church • New York, NY
Composer Spotlight: Wolfgang Mitterer II
Free admission, no reservation necessary.

Wolfgang Mitterer: mobile beats (2012)
Ensemble Signal & Brad Lubman, conductor
Wolfgang Mitterer, electronics

Wolfgang Mitterer: solo organ & electronics set
Wolfgang Mitterer, organ & electronics

Ensemble Signal
with special guest Wolfgang Mitterer

Brad Lubman, conductor
Kelli Kathman, flutes
Adrián Sandí, clarinets
Olivia De Prato, violin
Lauren Radnofsky, cello
Carson Moody, percussion
Oliver Hagen, piano
Paul Coleman, sound director

Ensemble Signal-Photo Credit Stephanie Berger

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 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 Radnofsky/ Co-Artistic/Executive Director
Brad Lubman/ Co-Artistic Director/Music Director
Tiffany Valvo/ Artistic Administrator and Operations
Brett Copeland/ Intern
Violin/ Lauren Cauley, Olivia De Prato, Will Knuth, Yuki Numata Resnick, CourtneyOrlando, Chris Otto, Ari Streisfeld
Viola/Caleb Burhans, Isabel Hagen, Victor Lowrie, John Pickford Richards
Cello/Kevin McFarland, Lauren Radnofsky, Mariel Roberts
Greg Chudzik
Flute/Kelli Kathman. Jessica Schmitz
Oboe/Jacqueline Leclair, Christa Robinson
Clarinet/Adrián Sandí. Ken Thomson
Bassoon/ Brad Balliett
Trumpet/ Mike Gurfield
Trombone/ Steven Parker
Piano-Keyboard/ David Friend, Oliver Hagen, Lisa Moore, Ning Yu
Percussion/ Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, Carson Moody, Doug Perkins, Bill Solomon
Cimbalom/Percussion Nick Tolle
Harp/ Nuiko Wadden
Sound Director/ Paul Coleman
Board of Directors
Kristian Bezuidenhout/ President
John McDonald/ Secretary

Barbara Radnofsky/ Treasurer
Lena Saltos

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