Our annual Modern Music series, brewed with audiences in mind, PS21’s provocative House Blend programs, a three concert series, features celebrated soloists and ensembles, and marries classic virtuosity with contemporary ingenuity.
House Blend Concert III: July 8, 5 PM
Jacob Druckman: Synapse/Valentine (1969)
Gia Kancheli: Nach Dem Weinen (1994)
From The Great American Songbook with John Musto and Amy Burton, love songs and favorites
Matthew Aucoin: Dual (2015)
Featuring Lizzie Burns (bass) Joshua Roman (cello) Amy Burton (soprano) John Musto (piano)
Tickets: $40 general; $35 PS21 members; $10 students, youth, and educators
The House Blend series concludes with a valentine for the cello and bass. Lizzie Burns will perform Synpase / Valentine for solo bass and electronics. A feathery, percussive piece, with its use of a baffling range of extended technique for the instrument, along with vocalizations and whispered text, the piece calls for a tremendous amount of physicality from the performer. Additionally, Burns will take on Matthew Aucoin’s Dual, for bass and cello, joined by rising star cellist Joshua Roman. An explosive, resonant piece by the 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Dual is the sole twenty-first century selection in this season’s lineup. With its playful nature and name, Dual is as much a collaborative effort between the players as much as it is a musical duel between them, as the musicians sonically spar with one another. The works for cello and bass are accompanied by a selection from the Great American Songbook, with John Musto at the piano and soprano Amy Burton.
Attend all three House Blend concerts and receive significant discounts with the House Blend Pass. All three concerts in one ticket. Further discounts for individual concerts and the House Blend Pass available for students and teachers. Visit our website to learn more about the House Blend Pass.