Synchromy is a fairly rare bird in the classical realm. Sure, there are plenty of composer groups that present their own events to spotlight their work. But after just a few years, this hardy collaborative has already outlived most groups of its kind, and continues to receive critical acclaim for their vibrant concerts, creative presentation and the exceptional talent found at almost every event. Helmed by composer Jason Barabba and supported by a savvy and active board, the nonprofit is genuinely innovative and well-organized, and shows decided potential to become a major player for years to come.
On July 17, Synchromy returns to Boston Court’s intimate space in Pasadena for a program illuminating “Music from Text”, with works that are meant to not only set the written word, but embody it. With texts sung and spoken by soprano Justine Aronson (who you’ll also hear at unSUNg on 7/26) and with narrators Charlotte Gulezian and Justin Huen, the notes will be brought to life by Brightwork newmusic, one of the most exciting contemporary ensembles in the city, and guest cellist Ashley Walters, who is no stranger to local new music audiences. The wild mix of talent, repertoire, space and concept makes the concert a must-see.
Composers: William Kraft, Vera Ivanova, Christopher Cerrone, John Frantzen, Jason Barabba, and Helmut Lachenmann.
Texts by: Albert Giraud, Franz Wiedemann, Tao Lin and Timothy Frantzen
Music from Text
from Synchromy Music
Friday, July 17, 2015 – 8pm
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N Mentor Ave, Pasadena
Map & directions
General admission $25
–> $5 discount available with code “MUSIC2015”
Students & seniors $20
For tickets, call (626) 683-6883
or go to www.bostoncourt.org
UPDATED: In the original email newsletter, we mistakenly identified Jason Barabba as the founder of Synchromy, but he is instead the current Executive Director.