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Ensemble Linea to premiere Felder violin concerto

Ensemble Linea will premiere a new violin concerto by UB faculty member David Felder at its Nov. 8 concert at UB.

UBNOW STAFF

Published October 27, 2017

Ensemble Linea, joined by violinist Irvine Arditti, will perform at UB on Nov. 8 in a concert featuring the premiere of a new work by UB faculty member David Felder.

The concert, conducted by Linea founder Jean-Philippe Wurtz, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.

The program features the world premiere of “Jeu de Tarot,” a violin concerto by Felder, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Music, Birge-Cary Professor of Composition and director of the Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music.

Other works to be performed are Philippe Leroux’s “Posulde à l'epais” and Brian Ferneyhough’s “Liber scintillarum.”

Ensemble Linea is visiting UB as part of the Center for 21st Century Music’s guest artist series. In addition to the concert, members of the ensemble will conduct a workshop for UB graduate composers on Nov. 6.

The internationally renowned Linea is regularly invited to play at music festivals and has performed in New York, Paris, Chicago, Seoul, Budapest, Brussels, Bilbao, Berlin, Huddersfield, Geneva, Lyon, Royaumont and Prague, among others. Its concerts have aired on such radio channels as France Musique, the BBC (United Kingdom) and the Südwestfunk (Germany).

The ensemble encourages and supports young composers by commissioning new works, and organizing composition and performance master classes, as well as performing in concert. Its unique, multicultural approach focuses on developing collaborations with ensembles from all parts of the world and exploring repertoires across continents.

Arditti, first violinist of the Arditti Quartet, has appeared with many distinguished orchestras and ensembles, among them the Bayerische Rundfunk, BBC Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonic and Orchestre National de Paris.

He has given the world premières of numerous large-scale works written for him. These include Xenakis’ “Dox Orkh”; Hosokawa’s “Landscape III,” both for violin and orchestra; and Ferneyhough’s “Terrain.”

Tickets for the Linea’s Nov. 8 concert at UB are available through a variety of outlets at the following pricing structure:

UB faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-UB students

  • $10, plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com
  • $10, plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)
  • $14 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
  • $17 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

General public

  • $15, plus $2 fee online at www.ticketfly.com
  • $15, plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)
  • $19 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
  • $22 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)

UB students are admitted free with ID.