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San Diego New Music Concert Series Returns to Athenaeum

San Diego New Music will debut the first concert of its new series at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on Friday, Nov. 30.

The Anthenaeum Music & Arts Library proudly presents a new series from San Diego New Music, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest artistic caliber. Each year San Diego New Music features its annual concert series performing music from the 20th and 21st century.

This year’s first concert, on Nov. 30, celebrates the centennials of American maverick John Cage and Poland’s greatest 20th century composer Witold Lutoslawski. San Diego New Music's collection of talented musicians will join together to perform some of Cage’s and Lutoslawski’s classic works.

Christopher Alder will perform a one piano version of Cage’s One2. Christian Hertzog will join Alder for a rare performance of Music for Amplified Toy Pianos.

One of Lutoslawski’s last compositions, the song cycle Chantefleurs et Chantefables, will be performed by soprano Stephanie Aston and accompanied by Brendan Nguyen. Aston will also sing the local premiere of Rosalie Hirs’ Article 5.

Jory Herman, a San Diego Symphony musician, and Wes Precourt will perform Symbiosis, a violin and bass duet by Estonian composer Erki-Sven Tuur.

Lastly, Precourt and Adler will join together for a performance of Arvo Part’s contemplative masterpiece, Fratres.

The concert will be held in the Joan & Irwin Music Room at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for members and seniors, and $10 for students. For ticket purchase or more information call 858-454-5872. 

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