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Become a SONAR SOUND INVESTOR by helping us kickstart our re-launched, re-vamped, re-designed 2012-2013 season!
Become a SONAR SOUND INVESTOR by helping us kickstart our re-launched, re-vamped, re-designed 2012-2013 season!
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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

Darkness
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.

Old Songs
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!

Other Projects

The Medusa Project

A new cantata by Andrew Austin
Premiere: October 28, 2012 - 8:00 PM - Old St. Paul's (Baltimore)

[RADAR LAB] emerging composers program

To 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! 

SONAR MUSICIANS
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

Artistic Advisors
Courtney Orlando | Violinist - Alarm Will Sound, Peabody Faculty
David Smooke | Composer, Peabody Faculty

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
www.sonarnewmusic.org

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    You'll be named a CONCERT SPONSOR for your choice of one of our four awesome programs this year and you'll receive an invitation to an exclusive evening with SONAR at Artistic Director Colin Sorgi's house with hors d'oeuvres prepared by Colin himself! (Don't forget about all those other awesome rewards in addition to this!)

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    You'll be showered with rewards being named a SEASON SPONSOR with everything you see above; PLUS we'll bring the music to you in an unforgettable private house concert for you and your closest friends!

    (Please note, travel is only included within a 50-mile radius of Baltimore, Maryland)

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