The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library,
1008 Wall St., La Jolla,
Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to present and new series by San Diego New Music launching on Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. The first concert celebrates the centennials of American maverick John Cage and Poland's greatest 20th century composer, Witold Lutoslawski. Christopher Adler will perform John Cage's One2 in a version for one piano, and Christian Hertzog will join Adler for a rare performance of Cage's Music for Amplified Toy Pianos. Soprano Stephanie Aston will perform one of Lutoslawski's last compositions, the song cycle Chantefleurs et Chantefables, accompanied by Brendan Nguyen. Aston will also sing the local premiere of Rosalie Hirs' Article 5, a virtuosic tribute to dolphins. San Diego Symphony musician Jory Herman, along with Wes Precourt, will perform Symbiosis, a duet for violin and bass by Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür. Finally, Precourt will join Christopher Adler for a performance of Arvo Pärt's contemplative masterpiece, Fratres.