Ubiquitous violin duo String Noise (Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris ) presents the world premiere of Pauline Kim Harris’ 100 Thimbles in a Box for Syrinx (acoustic synthesizer) and two violins (featuring Spencer Topel ). Also featured on the concert are Holding Pattern by Sam Yulsman, The Life of Information by Jessie Cox , and a world premiere by George Lewis – the first in his new series of works for ensembles and computer sound processing.
The String Trio of New York celebrates its 40th anniversary with this special concert. Featuring James Emery (guitar), Tony Marino (bass) and Rob Thomas (violin), The String Trio of New York will present original works and commissioned pieces by diverse jazz and contemporary music composers, and original arrangements of classic jazz compositions. They will debut two new works by Emery, as well as pay tribute to original founding members, violinist Billy Bang and bassist John Lindberg , by performing versions of works of theirs that are associated with the Trio. A compelling and dynamic blend of improvisational excitement coupled with the sensibility of chamber ensemble interplay.