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Blueshift Ensemble at the Memphis Scottish Rite

  • Memphis Scottish Rite Temple 825 Union Avenue Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)

**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

Earlier Event: April 22
Blueshift @ V&E Artwalk