FEBRUARY 23 CONCERT INFO IS HERE: http://calperfs.berkeley.edu/performances/2012-13/new-music/eco-ensemble...

Note: This concert will be held in Hertz Hall


Eco Ensemble
David Milnes, conductor

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Bancroft Way at Telegraph Ave., Berkeley


Tickets: $10 general, $5 for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students, seniors, other students, Cal Alumni, and KQED Members.

No service charge for purchases in person at the Cal Performances ticket office in Zellerbach or at Hertz Hall the evening of the concert. For tickets purchased by phone or [http://calperfs.berkeley.edu/performances/2012-13/new-music/eco-ensemble...|online], the usual Cal Performances service charge will apply.

Sir Harrison Birtwistle/Secret Theatre
Ivan Fedele/La Chute de la Maison Usher

-- Showcasing Two Works That Share a Theatrical Angle --

The concert opens with Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s (b. 1934) Secret Theatre, written in 1984 for 14-piece chamber ensemble. This is the first Bay Area
performance of this late-20th century, classic. Called by its British composer a work of “instrumental role-playing,” Secret Theatre alternates between solo instruments presenting monologues and multiple instruments simultaneously playing conflicting voices.

It will be followed by La Chute de la Maison Usher, written in 1995 by Italian composer Ivan Fedele (b. 1953) as a soundtrack to French filmmaker
Jean Epstein’s landmark 1928 silent film of the same name. The Eco Ensemble will play Ivan Fedele’s brilliantly colorful score live as Epstein’s film is shown, and Fedele will be in attendance. The composer will be on the UC Berkeley campus as a 2013 Regents’ Lecturer.

About the Eco Ensemble
"A high point in the Bay Area's vibrant contemporary music scene" (New York Times)

UC Berkeley's professional new music ensemble-in residence, the [http://ecoensemble.org/|Eco Ensemble] is dedicated to performing exciting and innovative works by established and emerging composers. Its mission is to enrich and serve the Bay Area’s cultural life through the creation, performance and dissemination of new music by composers from Berkeley and around the world.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013, 4:00am to 6:00am