Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7pm
This concert will feature three works by BMC alumna Ursula Mamlok: the kaleidoscopic Der Andreas Garten for trio, Haiku Settings for soprano and flute, and Variations for solo flute as well as selections by composers George Crumb, Alfred Zimmerlin, and the world premiere of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s complete Songs from Comala. With Liz Pearse, soprano, Chelsea Czuchra, flutes and Lindsay Buffington, harp.
About Damselfly Trio
The Damselfly Trio – Liz Pearse, soprano; Chelsea Czuchra, flutes; and Lindsay Buffington, harp; is a dynamic trio dedicated to the music of living composers and poets. Damselfly aims to commission, perform and record a new body of music and text by creators from around the world, in any language (or not), genre and stage of artistic development. Founded in 2017, Damselfly is based in the US and Switzerland, with concert activities throughout the US and Europe.
About Ursula Mamlok
Ursula Mamlok was a Black Mountain College alumna (Summer Music Institute of 1944) and contemporary composer. Mamlok fled Germany in her teens, coming to the United States where she studied composition with Roger Sessions, Stefan Wolpe, and Ralph Shapey. During that time she found herself drawn to Schönberg’s 12-tone-method, which hugely influenced her career as a composer. Mamlok taught composition and music theory at New York University, Temple University and Manhattan School of Music before returning to Berlin at the age of 83. During the last decade of her life, Mamlok embraced a renaissance with her compositions widely performed and celebrated in Germany and abroad.
Presented with the generous support of the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation.