20-21 SEASON



FALL 2020 RADIUS@HOME 

For the first time in more than two decades, Radius Ensemble will not be in the concert hall with you, our beloved audience. Instead, we will be sharing the experience of live music with you in other ways. We will gather virtually, so that we can all remain safe until the coronavirus pandemic is resolved.

This fall, we will bring you three live concerts of intriguing solo repertoire, performed live from our musicians’ homes. Each event will feature our signature mix of old and new, with guest composers and the occasional cohabiting guest performer, too! 

We have also planned a series of stimulating conversations with three of our favorite composers whose work we’ve recently commissioned. Each event will feature an encore performance of the work they wrote for us, broadcast in its entirety and followed by a Q&A with the composer.

We look forward to seeing you online this fall, and we hope to be with you in person at Longy in the spring (scroll down for more about our post-pandemic concert plans).

All virtual events begin at 8pm and are FREE with an optional suggested donation.

 

10.08.20 | CONCERT #1

  
Miriam Bolkosky (cello), Anne Howarth (horn), and Eran Egozy (clarinet). Hosted by Artistic Director Jennifer Montbach. Music of Epstein, Garrop, Reich and more.  More

10.15.20 | ENCORE #1


Composer Matt Schumaker and Artistic Director Jennifer Montbach discuss mehretu trace for oboe, clarinet and electronics, commissioned and premiered by Radius Ensemble. Complete encore performance from the live recording in March 2020 followed by a Q&A.  
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10.29.20 | CONCERT #2

  
Noriko Futagami (viola), Adrian Morejon (bassoon), and Sarah Brady (flute). Hosted by Artistic Director Jennifer Montbach. Music of Denisch, Mignone, Wang Lu and more. 
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11.05.20 | ENCORE #2


Composer Laurie San Martin talks with Artistic Director Jennifer Montbach about the nonet, Seven Pines, that she composed in 2019 to commemorate Radius Ensemble's twentieth-anniversary season.
Complete encore performance from the live recording in May 2019 followed by a Q&A.   More

11.19.20 | CONCERT #3

  
Jennifer Montbach (oboe), Gabriela Diaz (violin), and Sarah Bob (piano). Music of Pinkham, Roumain, Ruehr and more. 
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12.03.20 | ENCORE #3


Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland explores his Clarity for Cold Air with Artistic Director Jennifer Montbach. Scored for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion, the work was commissioned and premiered in 2013.
Complete encore performance from the live audio recording, with bespoke video by filmmaker Dick Bartlett, followed by a Q&A.  More



SPRING 2021 IN-PERSON EVENTS


Provided the pandemic subsides, we have planned these live events at Longy's Pickman Hall in Cambridge for the spring. Please note: both concerts are on Thursday evenings. If the pandemic requires us all to continue distancing, we will postpone these events to next season and plan additional virtual events.

 

 

03.04.21 | VISTAS

   
Kevin Puts, Elena Ruehr, Steve Reich, and Mozart  More

05.13.21 | REVELATION

 
Marti Epstein and Olivier Messiaen  More
 

 

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