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Town Music’s 2013-14 Season: New Music, New Voices

Town Music Artistic Director Joshua Roman has announced his series’ five-concert 2013-14 season—and it’s destined to become a classic all its own.

With its trademark out-of-the-box focus on classical music—and mind-boggling innovation—Town Music’s season opens Sept. 19 with a jaw-dropping performance by Roomful of Teeth: eight classically trained vocalists who have studied Tuvan throat singing, belting and pop techniques, yodeling, and Inuit throat singing.

Next up: Enso String Quartet performs opera composers’ string quartets (Nov. 6); classical music meets tango as violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo teams with Pablo Ziegler and his Tango Quartet (Feb. 18); Roman takes the stage with acclaimed Lithuanian pianist Andrius Zlabys in a program featuring Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (from the Pulcinella ballet), Schnittke Sonata, and more (April 22); and soprano Mary Mackenzie performs Pierrot Lunaire along with new works by composers Raymond Lustig, Amir Shpilman, Wang Jie—and Roman himself (June 24).

It’s such a truly inspired season, we’ll let Roman explain what inspired him:

“Five years after the All Premieres concert, I am excited to bring another evening of new works by young composers to Town Hall. This year the common thread is the inspiration of Pierrot Lunaire. Throughout the season, we will look outside of the chamber-music norm, exploring the influences of voice, dance, and theatricality on one of the most engaging and intimate musical art forms.”

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

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Mary Mackenzie: ‘Pierrot Lunaire’ & New Works

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. Single tickets are on sale now.

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In this special Town Music concert, soprano Mackenzie performs Schoenberg’s exalted 1912 song cycle Pierrot Lunaire; the program also features four original works for voice and ensemble commissioned from composers Raymond Lustig, Amir Shpilman, Wang Jie, and Town Music Artistic Director and cellist Joshua Roman.

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