Continuum Music Festival
Jul
16
2:30pm 2:30pm

Continuum Music Festival

August 3-5, 2017 at Crosstown Arts

Blueshift Ensemble and Crosstown Arts present the first annual Continuum Music Festival. Performances by Nief-Norf, chatterbird, Luna Nova, Blueshift Ensemble, Don Lifted, and Rob Jungklas. 

Saturday, August 5th
8:00 pm
Blueshift Ensemble + Don Lifted

Works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Nico Muhly, Jonathan Russ, Jonathan Kirkscey, and Thea Musgrave

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuum-music-festival-tickets-35151518137

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Blueshift + ICEBERG New Music Concert 2
Jun
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Blueshift + ICEBERG New Music Concert 2

Blueshift is excited to host the composers of NYC-based ICEBERG New Music at Crosstown Arts. Blueshift will spend two weeks working with ten composers and will present two concerts featuring these composers' works. The ICEBERG composers will be presenting workshops and lectures throughout their residency, so stay tuned for more details. Check out ICEBERG's website for more information about this exciting new group.
www.icebergnewmusic.com

Concert 2 - June 20th, 7:30 pm
Tickets are $10
The Atrium @ Crosstown Concourse
Featuring works by Alex Burtzos, Jonathan Russ, Yu-Chun Chien, Drake Andersen, and Harry Stafylakis. 

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Blueshift + ICEBERG New Music Concert 1
Jun
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Blueshift + ICEBERG New Music Concert 1

Blueshift is excited to host the composers of NYC-based ICEBERG New Music at Crosstown Arts. Blueshift will spend two weeks working with ten composers and will present two concerts featuring these composers' works. The ICEBERG composers will be presenting workshops and lectures throughout their residency, so stay tuned for more details. Check out ICEBERG's website for more information about this exciting new group.
www.icebergnewmusic.com

Concert 1 - June 15th, 7:30pm
Tickets are $10
The Atrium @ Crosstown Concourse
Featuring works by Will Healy, Max Grafe, Victor Baez, Derek Cooper, and Alyssa Weinberg.

 

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Blueshift Ensemble at the Memphis Scottish Rite
Jun
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Blueshift Ensemble at the Memphis Scottish Rite

**Due to this weekend's storm and resulting power outages, we are unfortunately cancelling the portion of the show featuring Blueshift's collaboration with Dave Shouse. Without power, we can't rehearse with Dave, so we hope to perform with him another time. We still have a full program for you, so the show will still go on! This Friday, 8pm!

Blueshift Ensemble is presenting its fifth large scale performance at the historic Memphis Scottish Rite Temple. The program features chamber works by Frederic Rzewski, Steve Reich, Sarah Kirkland Snider, David T. Little, Thea Musgrave, and a world premier of Memphis composer David Shotsberger’s piece for electric guitar and string quartet. 

An art exhibition curated by Jason Miller of the Circuitous Succession Gallery will accompany the performance on the first floor of the building. The exhibition will feature artists Christopher St. John, Jan Hankins, Jason Stout, Juan Rojo, and Thomas Murray.

Tickets are $10; Students $5 at the door with a student ID.

PROGRAM

Thea Musgrave
Narcissus for solo flute

Sarah Kirkland Snider
Pale As Centuries for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, bass, and piano

David T. Little
descanso (after omega) for clarinet, vibraphone, piano, and crystal wine glasses

David Shotsberger
rāg >> kwit for electric guitar and string quartet

Steve Reich
Clapping Music

Frederic Rzewski
Moonrise with Memories for bass trombone and six treble instruments

Program

Thea Musgrave
Narcissus for solo flute
Jenny Davis, flute

Sarah Kirkland Snider
Pale As Centuries for flute, clarinet, violin, bass, and piano
Jenny Davis, flute; Andre Dyachenko, clarinet; Marisa Polesky, violin; Scott Best, bass; Renee Kemper Murray, piano

David T. Little
descanso (after omega) for clarinet, vibraphone, piano, and wineglasses
Andre Dyachenko, clarinet; Ed Murray, vibraphone; Renee Kemper Murray, piano

David Shotsberger
rāg >> kwit for electric guitar and string quartet
David Shotsberger, guitar; Marisa Polesky and Jessie Munson, violins; Jennifer Puckett, viola; Jonathan Kirkscey, cello

Steve Reich
Clapping Music
Jonathan Kirkscey and Ed Murray

Frederic Rzewski
Moonrise with Memories for bass trombone and six treble instruments
Wes Lebo, trombone; six instruments to be determined

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Crown, Teeth, and Tears
Dec
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Crown, Teeth, and Tears

A unique experience of experimental chamber music curated by Terri Phillips featuring the Blueshift Ensemble. Blueshift will perform works by Jonathan Kirkscey, Jonathan Russ, David Lang, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Andrew Davis, and Eve Beglarian. 

Doors open at 7:30 p.m./performance begins at 8 p.m. Approximate performance time: 45 minutes

Tickets are $10. Holiday cocktail included in the price of admission. Click here to purchase.

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Blueshift with Harlan T. Bobo
Jun
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Blueshift with Harlan T. Bobo

Blueshift Ensemble will be performing works by Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Frederic Rzewski, Radiohead and a world premier of a new piece by Jonathan Russ composed for the Blueshift Ensemble's first concert. Our first concert will also feature an exciting collaboration with singer-songwriter Harlan T. Bobo. Come hang out, have a drink, and enjoy some classical chamber music!

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