About this project
SONAR new music ensemble is looking for SOUND INVESTORS to be a part of our 2012-2013 concert season!
One of Baltimore's first dedicated new music ensembles, SONAR was founded in 2007 by a young group of students from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. They were looking for a way to spice up the Baltimore performing arts scene by introducing a strong emphasis on contemporary music into the mix.
Five years later, SONAR returns to the stage with a renewed, fiery, passion for new music and is embarking on a journey through the different sound-worlds of the music of our time. But not without you...
Help SONAR kick-start our 2012-2013 season by becoming a SOUND INVESTOR today!
What we've got going on, this year:
- 4 Main Stage Concerts
- 21 Composers
- Contemporary Music Spanning 70 years
- 8 premieres!
- New! [RADAR LAB] Composer Workshop
2012-2013 Main Stage Programs
New Frontiers: American Masters
October 12, 2012 - 7:30 PM - Old Saint Paul's (Baltimore)The "Dean of American Music", Aaron Copland, kicks off the season as we explore the sounds of trailblazing American composers. This concert also features a premiere by Composer-in-Residence Roger Zare.
Works by Aaron Copland, Joan Tower, Elliott Carter, Augusta Read Thomas, Andy Akiho, Kevin Puts and Roger Zare
November 29, 2012 - 7:30 PM - George Peabody Library (Baltimore)A hair-raising pairing of two of the most experimental string quartets of the past 50 years written by George Crumb and Georg Friedrich Haas.
February 22, 2013 - 7:30 PM - Old Saint Paul's (Baltimore)Songs traveling through history: A look back at the ecstatic poetry of a 16th century rebel, reminiscence on an elusive baroque harpsichord work, explorations through Irish folk song, and a modern setting of lost Jewish psalms. Works by John Harbison, Thomas Adés, Donnacha Dennehy and Steve Reich.
Ligeti : 90
May 03, 2013 - 7:30 PM - Grace and St. Peter's (Baltimore)
Awould-be 90th for one of the world's most celebrated composers: György Ligeti. There might even be birthday cake!
A new cantata by Andrew Austin
Premiere: October 28, 2012 - 8:00 PM - Old St. Paul's (Baltimore)
[RADAR LAB] emerging composers programTo strengthen our roots within the Peabody community, SONAR has developed a year-long workshop to collaborate with six peabody student composers. This year's selected composers are:
- Joshua Bornfield
- Andrew Remly
- James Young
- Ethan Braun
- John Belkot
- Lonnie Hevia
Each composer will write a piece for SONAR's core ensemble and will participate in reading sessions with the musicians throughout the year to hone their ideas and experiment with techniques. At the [RADAR LAB] performances, two prizes will be awarded: the SONAR Prize and the AUDIENCE Prize and will result in a large commission for our 2013-2014 Main Stage season.
[RADAR LAB] Composer Workshop Concert
April 04, 2013 - 7:30 PM - First Unitarian Church
Premieres by six Peabody Student Composers
Only with your help can this amazing season be possible. Become a SOUND INVESTOR today!
Colin Sorgi | Violinist - Founder and Artistic Director
Blair Skinner | Resident Conductor - Executive Director
Lauren Rausch | Violinist - Managing Director
Jaclyn Dorr | Violist - Founding Member
Alicia Ward | Cellist
Melissa Wertheimer | Flute
Jennifer Hughson | Clarinet
Chris Shiley | Trumpet - Founding Member, Production Manager
Terry Sweeney | Percussion
Courtney Orlando | Violinist - Alarm Will Sound, Peabody Faculty
David Smooke | Composer, Peabody Faculty
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