with Kynan Johns, director
Sun April 12th, 2015
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Show Time: 8:30PM
Event Ticket: $20
Day of Show: $25
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
Rossetti Contemplation for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Wuorinen Big Spin Off
Muhly By All Means
Chenoweth O(b)stinato Interruptus
Aldridge Trio for violin, cello and piano, Movement IV : Presto
Performers – Xinou Wei, Yujin Oh, Jen-Hsuan Liao, JoonWhan Kim, Veronica Paralles, Emilio Guarino, Natasha Loomis, Brian Wei, Dena Orkin, Anthony Ciccone, Wen Hsieh, Jessie Mersinger, Arthur Zanin, Matthew Walley, Michael Bulyachev-Okser, Inga Kashakashvili, Greg Riss, Paul Nalesnik.
Special Guests – Min Kwon, Jonathan Spitz and Elena Chernova-Davis
$25 day of show
$30 two show pass (early & late show on 4/12)
TABLE SEATING POLICY
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.
Helix! and friends (late show)
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 world-wide who are defining new trends in composition are the ensemble’s staple.
Musicians – Natasha Loomis (flute), Brian Wei (oboe), Dena Orkin (clarinet), Anthony Ciccone (Clarinet), Wen Hsieh (bassoon), Jesse Mersinger (horn), Arthur Zanin (trumpet), Matthew Walley (trombone), Greg Riss & Paul Nalesnik (percussion), Michael Bulyachev-Okser & Inga Kashakashvili (pianos), Xinou Wei & Yujin Oh (violins), Jen-Hsuan Liao (viola), Joonwhan Kim (cello), Emilio Guarino (bass), Kelly Crandell, David Jeong, Jason Moore, Heejin Oh (conductors). Guest Artist – Pamela Stein (soprano)
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.