Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 at 9:00 PM

Flux Quartet

Donal Fox

Oliver Lake

Coolidge Auditorium

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Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris, violins
Max Mandel
, viola  |  Felix Fan, cello
with Oliver Lake, saxophone and Donal Fox, piano

Experience a pair of exhilarating concerts by “one of the most fearless and important new-music ensembles around” (San Francisco Chronicle). Running down just a few recent Flux projects gives a sense of their interests: creating music for 3-D films with digital collective The Openended Group, recording works by avant balloonist Judy Dunaway, and playing as the onstage band for a new Pam Tanowitz ballet set to Béla Bartok’s String Quartet no. 5.

These are concerts to invigorate and intrigue, across an arresting spectrum of music: on Friday evening, a program leaning toward experimental jazz brings legendary saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake to perform in pieces he wrote for the group. Just a few hours later, come back for an afternoon of 20th century visionaries.

Learn more about the Saturday, May 2nd Flux Quartet concert

Program 1

ROSCOE MITCHELL

9/9/99

ORNETTE COLEMAN

A Dedication to Poets and Writers

LEROY JENKINS

Revival

IANNIS XENAKIS

Tetras

OLIVER LAKE

Movements, Turns and Switches (Commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress)
5 Sisters
Hey Now Hey