Helix! Helix!

with Kynan Johns, director

Sun April 12th, 2015


Main Space

Minimum Age: All Ages

Doors Open: 5:00PM

Show Time: 5:30PM

Event Ticket: $20

Day of Show: $25

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Helix! – the new music ensemble at Rutgers, will light up NYC’s hippest new music venue, LPR (le poisson rouge), presenting back-to-back concerts: one at 5:30pm and one at 8:30pm. Titled Helix! and Friends, this stellar group will present over 18 works from Rutgers faculty (former & current) as well as many world premieres by Rutgers students. There is everything from James Brown Funk, to vocal music, to complexity, to electronics, jazz and film music. Musical miniatures from Aldridge, Muhly, Hindson, Wuorinen, Fussell as well as world premieres from Rutgers University composers.
Hindson Comin’ Right Atcha
Anderson Passing Phrase
Kaminski One-and-a-Half Cups
Doll Nach Nach Bach
Mouyis Misterioso
Opperman The Fermi Paradox
Choi Piano Trio No.1
Fussell Pilgrim Voyage – Part Two
Wolfson Particle Songs
$20 advance
$25 day of show
$30 two show pass (early & late show on 4/12)
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.

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HELIX! directed by Kynan Johns is the resident new music ensemble at Rutgers. A modular group, highly adept and versatile, with a Pierrot ensemble at it’s core, HELIX! focuses solely on the music of living composers. From solo works to works for 16 players, HELIX! can adapt to the needs of almost any piece. World premieres by Rutgers faculty and students, along with works by leading composers worldwide who are defining new trends in composition are the ensemble’s staple.

Kynan Johns
Hailed by the New York Times as ‘Incisive…first rate…brilliant’, protégé of Lorin Maazel, Johns served four seasons at the Palau de les Arts (opera house), Valencia, two seasons at the New York City Opera and has conducted the Israel Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonica della Scala, Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Sydney and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras amongst many others. A passionate devotee of new music, holding a composition degree from his native Australia, Johns has premiered countless symphonic and small ensemble works throughout the world, primarily in Spain, Israel and the USA. Awarded the inaugural ‘Centenary Medal’ from the Australian Government for his services to music and prize-winner in the Mitropoulos, Maazel/ Vilar and Besancon conducting competitions, Johns is Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia, Spain, frequent conductor at MSM and serves as Director of Orchestras and Associate Professor
of Conducting at Rutgers.

Kynan Johns, director

Hailed by the NYTimes as ‘Incisive…first rate…brilliant’ and in Europe “his direction breathes theater…attentive to the singer, lively, aerial and sensual”. A protégé of Maestro Lorin Maazel, he has conducted over 100 orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonica della Scala, Netherlands Radio Symphony, Sydney Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. He has worked at Covent Garden and conducted at La Scala. Four seasons at the Palau de les Arts (Opera House), Valencia working with Maazel and Mehta, two seasons at New York City Opera and frequently in France and Germany his opera credits include Don Giovanni, Madame Butterfly, Luisa Miller, Don Carlos, Turn of the Screw, La Boheme, Traviata, Faust, Adés’s Powder Her Face & Offenbach’s Perichole, He was awarded the inaugural ‘Centenary Medal’ from the Australian Government for his services to music.

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