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For the final concert, New York City-based vocal ensemble Ekmeles performs Macle, Julius Eastman's early graphic score. TILT Brass presents the modern premiere of Eastman's recovered work Trumpet, newly transcribed by Christopher McIntyre. American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performs Julius Eastman's powerful work for 10 cellos The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc, transcribed by Clarice Jensen. This work is accompanied by its introspective companion vocal piece Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc performed by soloist Julian Terrell Otis.
For ticket holders, there will be a pre-show talk at 7pm with Mary Jane Leach, Christopher McIntyre, Clarice Jensen and Julian Terrell Otis on Eastman’s scores. Mary Jane Leach, along with Renée Levine Packer, is the co-editor of the 2015 book on Eastman entitled Gay Guerrilla.
Julius Eastman: Macle (1971)
Jeffrey Gavett, director
Julius Eastman: Trumpet (1970)
Wayne du Maine
Christopher McIntyre, director
Score transcribed by Christopher McIntyre
Julius Eastman: Prelude to the Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (1981)
Julian Terrell Otis
Julius Eastman: The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (1981)
ACME, American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Clarice Jensen, director
Score transcribed by Clarice Jensen
February 3, 8pm
Tickets $25 General / $20 Members
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The performance is part of “Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental,” curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird.
“Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental” is made possible with the generous support of Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, Paula Cooper, Rebecca & Martin Eisenberg, and Agnes Gund; endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Original support for “That Which is Fundamental” was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.
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