Tonight's Team: Talea & Harvard Composers

by Victoria Aschheim

For absolutely no charge, plan on having a cutting-edge musical evening tonight, February 27, by attending the Harvard Group for New Music's Concert of Contemporary Music, featuring the Talea Ensemble. At 8pm in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, you will hear the latest works of Harvard graduate school composers Kristian Ireland, Trevor Baca, Edgar Barroso, Ann Cleare, Sivan Cohen-Elias, and Bert Van Herck.

Members of the Talea Ensemble are:

Daria Binkowski, flutes

Rane Moore, clarinets

Erik Carlson, violin

Elizabeth Weisser, viola

Chris Gross, cello

Anthony Cheung, piano

Steve Beck, piano

Alex Lipowski, percussion

The New York-based Talea Ensemble is known for promoting new, groundbreaking music. Anthony Cheung, Artistic Director of the Ensemble, is a 2004 graduate of Harvard College with a joint degree in Music and History, and he is currently a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows.

It promises to be a sparkling evening bridging Boston and New York new music; do plan on attending to hear the latest from an eclectic mix of composers bound for great things in the future.

Tonight's program:

Kristian Ireland // Limit of Correction (for solo cello)

Trevor Baca // Lidercfeny (for flute, violin and piano)

Edgar Barroso // Lunfarda (for cello and piano)

Hannah Lash // A Matter of Truth (for ensemble)

Ann Cleare // Inner (for cello and piano)

Sivan Cohen-Elias // Air Pressure (for violin, cello, flute and clarinet)

Bert Van Herck // You (for ensemble)

[Caption: Talea Ensemble members rehearse in Paine Hall]