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Present Music Presents “In The Chamber”

Personal. Intimate. Inspired.

By - Jan 21st, 2016 11:09 am

(Jan 21, 2016 – Milwaukee, Wis.) Join six composers who connected with Present Music as we present In the Chamber, February 25-27, 2016. Some of our favorite composers were inspired by the spirituality of the architecture of ancient Turkey (Ince’s Curve), “every possible technique for violin” (Christopher Cerrone, Violin Sonata), the dessert on a night-time freeway jaunt (Pierre Jalbert, “… an acknowledged chamber music master…” – the New Yorker, Trio) and musically magnetic forces (Caroline Mallonee, Unless Acted Upon) to create their music. Present Music delivers the offerings of past commissioned composers (Michael Torke, PM commission, 1995; Christopher Cerrone, PM commission, 2015; Kamran Ince, multiple PM commissions) and more, connecting the lines between classical chamber groups and contemporary music in an intimate series of concerts.

Artistic director Kevin Stalheim states, “For our chamber concerts, each musician’s performance becomes extremely intense and more personal. Combining this intensity with the closeness and intimacy of several small performance spaces always results in a very powerful experience for the musicians and the audience.”
(This concert is not intended for children under 10. Program subject to change.)

Thursday, February 25 2016 at 7:30pm | on stage, Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, February 26 2016 at 11am | Villa Terrace
Friday, February 26 2016 at 7:30pm | Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
Saturday, February 27 2016 at 5:30pm | private house concert, pre-sale only

Yellow Pages by Michael Torke
Curve by Kamran Ince
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano by Pierre Jalbert
Sonata for Violin and Piano by Christopher Cerrone
Unless Acted Upon by Caroline Mallonee
Selections from Perpetual by Ken Thomson

Concert Tickets
Single tickets ($15, $25 and $35, students always ½ off) are available at or at (414) 271-0711.

The Zelazo Center is located at 2419 East Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee WI.
The Villa Terrace is located at 2200 N Terrace Ave. Milwaukee WI.
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is located at 1584 N Prospect Ave. Milwaukee WI.

Present Music is Milwaukee’s internationally acclaimed new music ensemble. Celebrating over 30 years of new music, Present Music commissions, performs, records, and tours the music of living composers. In the past quarter century, more than 55 new works, by composers from around the world, have come into existence because of Present Music. Founded by Kevin Stalheim, Present Music works closely with many of the world’s most exciting and significant composers while supporting the talents of emerging voices. It engages local communities with its composer-in-residence engagement project, ComposeMilwaukee, and nurtures the next generation of composers through its educational program, the Creation Project.

Present Music is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund, which provides major financial support. This season is supported by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by CAMPAC and by the generosity of foundations, corporations and individuals. PM has won the ASCAP/Chamber Music America’s Adventurous Programming Award an unprecedented six times and can be heard on nine compact disk recordings on the Argo, Albany, Aoede, Northeastern, Naxos and Innova labels.

Present Music engages artists and audiences in imaginative and provocative experiences with new music through ensemble performance, education and commissioning. This concert is sponsored by UPAF, CAMPAC, and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Media support provided by 88Nine, WPR and WMSE.

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