New Music ensemble Boston Musica Viva pays tribute to the late prize-winning American modernist composer Lee Hyla, who was known for combining contemporary classical elements with everything from avant-garde jazz to punk rock. Soprano Krista River joins the group for a performance of Hyla's Lives of the Saints, written especially for the BMV in 1998. Also on the program at Longy School of Music's Pickman Concert Hall are premieres from Patrick Greene, a Rapido! Composition Contest winner, as well as works from this year's trio of regional finalists.
Program (subject to change):
Patrick Greene: Machine Language for Beginners (World Premiere)
Lee Hyla: Lives of the Saints
Krista River, soprano
Rapido! Composition Competition Semi-finalists:
Louis Cruz: MVC (World Premiere)
J.P. Redmond: Cheese Variations (World Premiere)
Nathan J. Stumpff: Working Man’s Wage (World Premiere)
The concert run 1 hour, 45 minutes and is followed by a reception with light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages.