Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival presents the world-renowned Cassatt String Quartet with guest pianist Ursula Oppens in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space. The highlight of the program is Victoria Bond’s Blue and Green Music, which the quartet recorded for Albany Records and is based on a Georgia O’Keefe painting of the same title. Other works on the program include Tania Leon’s Ethos and Joan Tower’sDumbarton Quintet and Wang Jie’s Songs for Mahler in the Absence of Words for piano quartet. The concert will explore facets of contemporary music by living composers, all of whom will be present to discuss their works on stage with host and creator, Victoria Bond.
Inspired by Pierre Boulez's series, "Perspective Encounters", the composer and conductor Victoria Bond founded Cutting Edge Concerts in 1998. With 26 years of concerts, Cutting Edge Concerts has presented over 300 new works by more than 200 composers. Each program highlights the music of living composers, all of whom attend the concert. Along with performances by world-class ensembles and soloists, each program features on-stage discussions between host Victoria Bond and the composers.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes