Helix! – the new music ensemble at Rutgers, will light up NYC’s hippest new music venue, LPR (Le Poisson Rouge), with the music of Pierre Boulez, LA-based Andrew Norman and the English genius – Thomas Adès. Additionally, world premieres by 8 Rutgers-affiliated composers round out this stellar program. Up and coming group ‘Split the Lark’ will join us with some music of their own.
Patricio Molina Helix!
George Oakley Circle
Louise Fristensky I am Not Yours
Anqi Liu Variations for Chamber orchestra
Chung Eun Kim Four Dickinson Songs
Michael Bulychev-Okser Three Poems by Emily Dickinson
Stephen Swanson Rescorla
Pierre Boulez Dérive 1
Andrew Norman Music in Circles Parts I & II
Thomas Adès Living Toys
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.
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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.
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.
Split the Lark
Split the Lark (STL) is the resident undergraduate New Music Ensemble at Rutgers University. Formed by Brianna Tagliaferro and Kevin Madison in early 2015, the ensemble works closely with undergraduate student composers to commission works and present premieres at each concert.