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Begin Anywhere 05
with the Arcana New Music Ensemble

Sunday - 8:00pm (ET)
January 29, 2017

University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104
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Bowerbird is pleased to present the first event of the newly rebooted BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble. With appropriate irony for our current political climate, the concert will feature a variety of works by American composers and conclude with one tragic Russian composition.


Eric Nathan: Toying (2012)
Tessa Ellis, trumpet

William Albright: Sonata for Alto Saxophone, 2nd movement, arr. Mark Zelesky (1984)
Mark Zelesky, saxophone

George Rochberg: excerpts from Caprice Variations (1970)
June Bender, violin

George Lewis: Artificial Life 2007
Tessa Ellis, trumpet
Tom Kraines, cello
Michael Tan, piano
Mark Zelesky, saxophone

Lori Laitman: I Never Saw Another Butterfly (1996)
Alize Rosznyai, voice
Aaron Stewart, saxophone

Alfred Schnittke: Cello Sonata No. 1 (1978)
David Hughes, piano
Tom Kraines, cello

Founded in 2016, the Arcana New Music Ensemble is a group of Philadelphia-based musicians dedicated to presenting interesting, beautiful, and unconventional music in interesting, beautiful, and unconventional places. Built on a flexible roster of 25 musicians, Arcana is able to perform a broad range of repertoire in numerous configurations. Arcana is a project of Bowerbird administered by Elizabeth Huston, Thomas Patteson, and Dustin Hurt.

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