This program, in the dead of night, mixes works by young composers, Williams alums and some of today’s foremost composers. The music celebrates the spirit of inspiration and the objects, places, and people from which we draw it — and the difficult act of drawing inspirations from settings which seem otherwise dark and isolated.
Night Jams 2 follows wiht an After Hours Jam Session, an informal session of new music, and some old, after the main event.
Sato MATSUI ‘14: Fushugi Uta (Songs of Curiosity)
Alex MEDEIROS ‘20: New Work
Julia WOLFE (b. 1958): Singing in the Dead of Night (flute, clarinet, violin, piano, cello, percussion) (2008)
Sammi STONE ‘17: Individual Trees of Bahrain
MESSAIEN: Vingt Regards
Bryce DESSNER (b. 1976): Tenebre (string orchestra + pre-recorded track, and lighting design)