Concerts (2010–2011)

 

Two Pianos and Percussion: October 21, 2010

 

Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA

LotUS will present its first concert at Mercyhurst College.

Shirley Yoo and Stephen Buck, pianos;
Tim Feeney and David Schotzko, percussion.

(Preconcert Celebration: Georges Aperghis: Le Corps à corps [Feeney]; Huang Ruo: Sound of Hand [Schotzko]; Improvisation [Smooke])

John Cage: Credo in US [Buck/Feeney/Schotzko/Yoo]
Arlene Sierra: Of Risk and Memory (U.S. Premiere) [Buck/Yoo]
Improvisation [Feeney/Smooke]
Thierry de Mey: Table Music [Feeney/Schotzko/Yoo]
INTERMISSION
Peter Garland: Peñasco Blanco [Buck/Schotzko]
David Smooke: Hurricane Charm [Buck/Feeney/Schotzko/Yoo]

 

League of the Unsound Sound on the Ethos Society: February 19, 2011

SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

The first concert featuring the full core ensemble of LotUS. An evening of new music (including three world premieres) and improvisation.

Tim Feeney, percussion; Michael Formanek, bass; Michael Harley, bassoon; Courtney Orlando, violin; Wendy Richman, viola; David Smooke, toy piano; and Shirley Yoo, piano.

Rob Deemer: March of the Unsound Sound (LotUS commission—world premiere) [Ensemble]
Augusta Read Thomas: Toft Serenade [Orlando/Yoo]
David Smooke: 21 Miles to Coolville [Harley]
Improvisation [Ensemble]
Sofia Gubaidulina: Quasi Hoquetus [Harley/Richman/Yoo]
INTERMISSION
Improvisation [Feeney/Formanek]
Ken Ueno: Two Hands [Feeney/Richman]
Ruby Fulton: Half the Way Down (LotUS Premiere Commission—world premiere) [Ensemble]

 

LotUS and the Cherry Blossoms (The Washington, DC Debut of Lotus)

March 19, 2011, Catholic University of America, 8pm
Suggested Donation $10 (free for students)

An evening of new music and improvisation.

Tim Feeney, percussion; Michael Formanek, bass; Michael Harley, bassoon; Courtney Orlando, violin; Wendy Richman, viola; David Smooke, toy piano; and Shirley Yoo, piano.

PRE-CONCERT INSTALLATION
Michael Boyd: this inversion is expected to persist [Ensemble]*
CONCERT
Rob Deemer: March of the Unsound Sound (LotUS commission—world premiere) [Ensemble]**
David Smooke: 21 Miles to Coolville [Harley/playback]**
Augusta Read Thomas: Toft Serenade [Orlando/Yoo]**
Improvisation [Ensemble]
Ruby Fulton: Half the Way Down (LotUS Premiere Commission) [Ensemble]**
INTERMISSION
Sofia Gubaidulina: Quasi Hoquetus [Harley/Richman/Yoo]
Stephen Gorbos: Selfish Houses on Blood Strange Roads [Ensemble]*
*=World Premiere
**=Local Premiere


The Baltimore Debut of LotUS

March 20, 2011, The Windup Space, 3pm (pre-written music) and 5pm (improvisations)
Suggested Donation $10 (free for students)

Tim Feeney, percussion; Michael Formanek, bass; Michael Harley, bassoon; Courtney Orlando, violin; Wendy Richman, viola; David Smooke, toy piano; and Shirley Yoo, piano.

3pm set:
PRE-CONCERT INSTALLATION
Michael Boyd: this inversion is expected to persist [Ensemble]*
CONCERT
Ruby Fulton: Half the Way Down (LotUS Premiere Commission) [Ensemble]**
David Smooke: 21 Miles to Coolville [Harley/playback]**
Augusta Read Thomas: Toft Serenade [Orlando/Yoo]**
Sofia Gubaidulina: Quasi Hoquetus [Harley/Richman/Yoo]
Stephen Gorbos: Selfish Houses on Blood Strange Roads [Ensemble]*
*=World Premiere
**=Local Premiere

5pm Set:
Improvisations with special guests: Susan Alcorn, Dave Ballou, and John Dierker

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