Monday, November 12, 2007

neoPhonia concert and music of Nickitas Demos

This is from the neoPhonia email list:

Sorry for the late notice on this one! You are cordially invited to the second neoPhonia New Music Ensemble concert of the 2007/08 season.

We explore the wonderful world of strings in a concert entitled STRING THEORIES. If you are able, please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 PM in the Kopleff Recital Hall on the campus of Georgia State University in lovely downtown Atlanta. The concert is, of course, FREE and open to the public.


Alleghenies of Dreams by North Carolina based composer Paul ELWOOD
for five sting banjo and cello [a premiere!]

Dona Nobis Pacem by Michael KURTH
for solo bass clarinet

The premiere of String Theories by Nickitas DEMOS
for guitar and violin

Trio "Agitato" by Macon, GA based composer David H. JOHNSON
for violin, viola and cello

The concert will feature Duo Luniare (John Huston, guitar and Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, violin) as well as special guests Michael Kurth (double bass), composer/banjo player Paul Elwood, Composer/violinist David H. Johnson, Jo Nardolillo, viola and GSU alumna Nan Kemberling, cello.

The Kopleff Recital Hall is located within the Arts and Humanities Building which is on the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Gilmer Street in downtown Atlanta. Street parking may be available in this area, or you may
use I-Lot (Peachtree Center Ave). For more detailed directions and maps, please check out the GSU School of Music website at:

As always, you will be able to meet and greet the composers and performersafter the concert at a reception hosted by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI).


Aegean Counterpoint, the newly released CD by Nickitas Demos on the MSR Classics label, will be featured on Atlanta NPR affiliate WABE FM 90.1 TONIGHT Monday Nov. 13 at 9 PM ET. If you don't live in the Atlanta area but want to check out the broadcast, it will be streamed live at:


Darren Nelsen said...

I didn't know bass clarinet was a stringed instrument, but hey, what do I know?! :) Just teasing... I do look forward to this show and meeting the composers. Looks like a fun program.

Darren Nelsen said...

Great concert! I loved Demos' piece (absolutely amazing duo for violin and classical guitar) and also the string trio at the end. Unfortunately, I got stuck in traffic on the way down and missed the first piece (for banjo and cello.) Can anyone else elaborate on that one?

btw, the bass clarinet piece was actually for double bass, so indeed, the concert ("String Theories") was consistent. Must have been a typo. :)

The season is off to a bang! Between this and the sonic generator concert... if they're any indication, we're in for one hell of a great year in new local music!