Though it may still feel like summer here in New York, it is indeed now fall and we’re excited to bring news about our Call for Scores winner and to talk about our upcoming season.
Our first concert of the season is coming up soon: on October 27th, we’ll be presenting Movie Night at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Cary Hall at 8pm. In it, we’ll be premiering a new work by Fjóla Evans with animation by Amanda Bonaiuto, and presenting the world premiere of the music video we made for Pascal Le Boeuf’s Don’t Say a Word written for us in our first season, alongside works by Brooks Frederickson, Florent Ghys, and Aleksandra Vrebalov.
To help support the dedicated and talented artists creating this show, we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign. Playing concerts and working with interesting musicians and artists are impossible without your generosity, and with it we can continue to make and bring to you art that speaks to our modern life. All donations are fully tax-deductible, and we’re offering lots of perks to make any size of donation worth your while.
Looking ahead, we’ll be posting some interviews with our collaborators involved in October’s show on social media along with other glimpses into our preparation. We’ll be playing a concert in the spring, featuring three brand new works including a new piece by our Call for Scores winner, which we’ll be talking about more soon.
Call for Scores Winner!
After being happily inundated with over 200 submissions to our first Call for Scores, we are even happier to announce that Caroline Mallonée is our winner! Caroline will be writing us a new piece to be premiered on our spring concert (more info to come). To tide you over, check out her awesome piece Throwing Mountains.
The music of Caroline Mallonée (b. 1975, Baltimore, MD) has been performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic, Roulette, Tenri Cultural Center, Town Hall, Tonic and National Sawdust, and has been programmed at the Tribeca New Music Festival, Long Leaf Opera Festival, Carlsbad Music Festival, Bennington Chamber Music Conference, Cambridge Summer Music Festival (UK), by American Opera Projects, on the New Music New Haven series, and at Boston’s Jordan Hall.
Her high-energy and cerebral chamber music has been performed across the country by new music ensembles including counter)induction, Da Capo Chamber Players, Wild Rumpus, Antares, Present Music, Locrian Chamber Players, Firebird Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, and Wet Ink, as well as the Spektral, Del Sol, and Ciompi Quartets. Her music has recently been programmed on the New York Philharmonic CONTACT! series, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presented her cello concerto, Whistler Waves, in 2015.
Dr. Mallonée holds a Ph.D. from Duke University, a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. A Fulbright award recipient, she spent a year in The Netherlands studying with Dutch composer Louis Andriessen and has also studied with Mario Davidovsky, Joseph Schwantner, Stephen Jaffe, Scott Lindroth, Evan Ziporyn and Pamela Layman Quist.
Dr. Mallonée is the director of The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat, a week-long festival held in New Hampshire each June. Dr. Mallonée is the composer-in-residence for the Buffalo Chamber Players.