Helix! with Michel van der Aa’s Hysteresis Helix! with Michel van der Aa’s Hysteresis

with Maureen Hurd (clarinet soloist)

Sun November 4th, 2018


Main Space

Minimum Age: All Ages

Doors Open: 7:00PM

Show Time: 8:00PM

Event Ticket: $20 / $25

Day of Show: $25/ $30

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Le Poisson Rouge Presents: Helix! with Michel van der Aa’s Hysteresis

Table Seating: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Standing Room: $20 advance, $25 day of show

Julia Wolfe Vermeer Room
Michael Zavorskas *Small miracles
Andrew Faulkenberry *Elegy for Michael
Alexa Canales *untitled
Philip Glass Music in similar motion
Angelique Mouyis *Once there was life
Rebecca Turro *Thaw
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Aequilibria (2014)
Martha Sullivan Les Voix: Syrinx
Ruihan Yang Transgression for a bee
Michel Van Der Aa Hysteresis (2013) for solo clarinet, ensemble and soundtrack

*indicates world premiere

Clarinet Soloist – Maureen Hurd
Flute – Anna Eberly
Oboe – Wyatt Beekman
Clarinet – Jonathan Cosme-Sanchez
Bassoon – Zachary Feingold
Horn – Sada Harris
Trumpet – Colton Duvall and Henry Whitacker
Trombone – Matthew Russell
Violins – Namhoon Kim, Elly Toyoda
Viola – Oh Hyun Kwon
Cello – Sarah Bish
Bass – Jared Cazel
Piano – Dmtri Korneev
Percussion – Daniel Monte, Kenneth O’Rourke

Ticketing 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.

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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.

Maureen Hurd (clarinet soloist)

Maureen Hurd has appeared in concerts and master classes throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. She has performed at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, at Merkin Hall, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall, and in South Korea, France, England and Mexico. She has recorded for Naxos, MSR Classics, and Marquis Classics. Recent releases include premiere recordings of works by Evan Hause and William Bolcom as well as Michael Daugherty’s clarinet concerto Brooklyn Bridge. She has been recognized for her study and performances of classical works connected to Benny Goodman. She joined the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, in 2002, and she is a Conn-Selmer and Rico Artist, playing Selmer Paris Signature clarinets and Rico Reserve reeds. 

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