MUSIC OF OUR TIME Thursday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Portland Mivos Quartet Olivia de Prato, violin Maya Bennardo, violin Victor Lawrie Tafoya, viola Tyler J. Borden, violoncello
George Lewis: Playing with Seeds Ursula Mamlok: String Quartet No. 1 Alvin Lucier: Disappearances Sofia Gubaidulina: String Quartet No. 4
Here is an ensemble that treads the ground only a few brave souls dare to tread. In the spirit of the Discovery Series, OMF is pleased to present a whole evening of avant-garde music by contemporary composers - not only of Sofia Gubaidulina - one of the Discovery Series featured composers - but also of George Lewis, Ursula Mamlok, and Alvin Lucier. This is music of our time and of tomorrow!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS The Mivos Quartet, “one of America’s most daring and ferocious new-music ensembles” (The Chicago Reader), is devoted to performing works of contemporary composers and presenting new music to diverse audiences. Since the quartet's beginnings in 2008 they have performed and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers representing multiple aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. They have appeared on prestigious series such as the New York Phil Biennial, Wien Modern (Austria), the Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), Asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf, Germany), HellHOT! New Music Festival (Hong Kong), Shanghai New Music Week (Shanghai, China), Edgefest (Ann Arbor, MI), Música de Agora na Bahia (Brazil), Aldeburgh Music (UK), and Lo Spirito della musica di Venezia (La Fenice Theater, Italy). The quartet is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Prize for Interpreters of Contemporary Music.