No Exit and Chester Englander April 2022: New Music for Cimbalom and Ensemble

Date:

04-22-2022

Time:

April 22, 7:30PM

Location:

Kent State University School of Music

1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, Ohio 44242

330-672-2172

schoolofmusic@kent.edu

No Exit takes the stage at Kent State University’s Ludwig Recital Hall where the ensemble will be joined by renowned cimbalom artist Chester Englander (https://www.chesterenglander.com) and violin virtuosa Mari Sato. This sonically enticing program will feature a trifecta of brand-new world premiere works. Among them will be Douglas Knehans’ Ecstatic Waves (for string quartet & cimbalom) and Hong-Da Chin’s …tears…yet far yet near (for cimbalom and ensemble). Both pieces seek to recontexualize this centuries-old folk instrument, bringing the cimbalom into the realm of avant-garde new music. Also receiving its world premiere is Edward Smaldone’s jazzy and immersive Duke Re-Dux (for mixed quartet). Rounding out the program are the otherworldly and visceral soundscapes of Per Nørgård’s monumental string quartet, Night Descending.


As always, No Exit’s concerts are free and open to the public. For the safety of all present, masks are required. Please check with the venue to find out what their Covid safety policies are.

PROGRAM

Ecstatic Waves (2020) *World Premiere* – Douglas Knehans

…tears…yet far yet near (2019) *World Premiere* – Hong-Da Chin

Duke Re-Dux (2021) *World Premiere* – Edward Smaldone

Night Descending (1995-97) – Per Nørgård