Neighbor Notes: Modern Mexican Chamber Music
Amphibian Stage Productions is proud to continue the tradition of collaboration between its own company artists and unique and powerful guest artists at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Amphibian presents three dynamic performers: Sinuhé Padilla , Peyrak Herrera, and Melanie Smith. Sinuhé Padilla is an ethnomusicologist born in Mexico City; his work merges the disciplines of sacred Aztec music and dance with other influences such as jazz, Afro-Latin music, Mexican folk, and trova.
In conjunction with Mexico: Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990, the Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble will play the music of contemporary Mexican composer Ernesto García de León. De Leon from Veracruz, Mexico currently lives in Mexico City where he teaches at UNAM. His improvisational style of writing reflects the spontaneity in today's world while his musical melodies and rhythms are distinctly Mexican. The program will consist of solos, duos and a guitar quartet.
Members of the ensemble are Leslie Enlow, Pedro Haley, Carlo Pezzimenti, and Brian Rowe
For information and to purchase tickets, call 817.877.3003 or visit www.chambermusicfw.org .
Sounds Modern takes a “Walk on the Wild Side” to celebrate the work of David Bates. Bates is a passionate outdoorsman and fisherman, and much of his work has been inspired by nature. Sounds Modern presents recent music that reflects the natural world and its effects on our awareness of sound. The program will feature Eleven Echoes of Autumn by American master George Crumb. Admission is free.
"Virtuosi of Two Centuries: Benny Goodman & Richard Mühlfeld"
Julian Milkis, clarinet
Gary Levinson, Felix Olschofka, violins
Richard Young, viola
Brinton Smith, cello
Shulman: Clarinet Quintet “Rendezvous”
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet
Live Bates: Structured improvisations inspired by the David Bates exhibition
Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth will present structured improvisations inspired by the works on display in the David Bates exhibition Appearances will be scattered periodically throughout the evening, 5-8 pm. With original costumes by Crickett Pettigrew, themes from the works on display will be reflected in movement sequences and “still life” arrangements in the format of a “happening.”