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<em>CrossCurrents</em>: Contemporary Music Week.  May 1 - 10, 2009

Composers
  • Bruce Adolphe
  • Julian Anderson
  • Lera Auerbach
  • George Benjamin
  • Harrison Birtwistle
  • Elliott Carter
  • Oliver Knussen
  • Colin Matthews
  • Nicholas Maw
  • Gunther Schuller
  • Sean Shepherd
  • Augusta Read Thomas
  • Joan Tower
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Concerts & Composers

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Composer Spotlight: Lera Auerbach

As part of CrossCurrents, the Kennedy Center's Contemporary Music Week, pianist/composer Lera Auerbach performs a program of her works with cellist Alisa Weilerstein and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke.

Fri., May 1, 2009, 7:30 PM

Family Theater

$25.00

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Composer Spotlight: Bruce Adolphe

As part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week, this concert features a selection of composer Bruce Adolphe's chamber works played by some of today's exciting musicians and the Center debut of the Apollo Trio.

Sat., May 2, 2009, 7:30 PM

Family Theater

$25.00

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Composer Spotlight: Joan Tower

Acclaimed composer Joan Tower's music is often personally inspired. Tower on piano is joined first by her frequent collaborators the Muir Quartet and then the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio as part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Mon., May 4, 2009, 7:30 PM

Family Theater

$25.00

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Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Miami String Quartet

These two world-renowned ensembles return for a program with works by Boccherini and Dvorák, as well as the D.C. premiere of a new piano septet written for them by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich as part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Tue., May 5, 2009, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$38.00

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The Nash Ensemble of London

The Nash Ensemble of London boasts an eclectic repertoire, from the classics to the contemporary. They perform a program that was chosen by British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen, the curator of the Kennedy Center's Contemporary Music Week.

Wed., May 6, 2009, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$38.00

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Image for National Symphony Orchestra: Oliver Knussen, conductor/Leila Josefowicz, violin, plays Knussen

National Symphony Orchestra: Oliver Knussen, conductor/Leila Josefowicz, violin, plays Knussen

As part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week, Oliver Knussen leads a program that includes his own Violin Concerto. The work features Leila Josefowicz, who the Chicago Sun-Times says "plays with a zest and fiery personality."

May 7 - 9, 2009

Concert Hall

$20.00 - $80.00

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National Symphony Orchestra chamber ensemble: Oliver Knussen, conductor; Brad Lubman, conductor

Conductors Oliver Knussen and Brad Lubman lead a chamber ensemble of NSO musicians as part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week. The program includes Knussen's Requiem - Songs for Sue featuring soprano Elizabeth Keusch.

Sun., May 10, 2009, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$25.00

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