“New Music” is different from new music. The proper noun “New Music” is used because “modern classical music” has some difficult and limiting connotations. So the use of the term in the title of this article is supposed to place the music in the continuum of classical music without implying any of its boundaries. For those with an ear toward New Music, you probably know exactly what to expect when it comes to Elevate Ensemble. For everyone else, know that what the former are expecting is music that subverts expectations.
Then again, it’s all music for harpsichord, so it can’t be all that unexpected, can it? Find out tomorrow night when Elevate Ensemble presents its concert “Ancient Sounds Meet Modern Minds” at SOMArts in San Francisco. They’ll be performing music by local composers Benjamin Sabey, Nicholas Lell Benavides, and Danny Clay, as well as a piece by 20th century Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Just what the pieces will sound like is hard to predict, but you can try by reading Elevate Ensemble’s interview with Benjamin Sabey here. Check it out to support New Music composers!
February 27, 2016
8pm, $30 ($18 student)