21CMposium, September 9–10, 2016
In Concert, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Participating Members 
Erin Lesser, flute
James Austin Smith, oboe
Alicia Lee, clarinet
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Paul Murphy, trumpet
David Byrd-Marrow, guest horn
Richard Harris, trombone
Kris Saebo, double bass 

The exciting New York City-based chamber ensemble Decoda returns for a second season as our 2016-17 ensemble-in-residence. These passionate arts advocates, known for innovative performances and projects designed to engage and inspire new models for today’s artists, travel to DePauw for two days, Sept. 9-10, as featured performers and participants in the School of Music's 21CMposium, including the conference's opening Friday night concert: 

ORLANDE DE LASSUS — Adoramus Te, Christe
MORTON GOULD — Benny’s Gig
ARCANGELO CORELLI — Trio Sonata in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 10
EDGARD VARÈSE — Density 21.5  
ERWIN SCHULHOFF — Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS — Quinteto em forma de chôros
EDGARD VARÈSE — Octandre  
VILLA-LOBOS (arr. Saebo) — Bachiannas Brasilieras No.5 

Though his complete oeuvre amounted to only a dozen works, Edgard Varèse represents one of the most innovative and important compositional voices of the 20th century. Decoda explores the wild and unusual timbral imagination of Varèse in a program that culminates in his masterpiece, Octandre. The title Octandre refers to the number of players as well as the literal definition of the term: a flower with eight stamens. Each player stands alone yet contributes to a greater whole. In this varied program, all of the unusual voices that make up Varèse's brilliant instrumentation will be featured in different configurations and genres. 

“A new collective of some of the brightest young classical musicians in the world.”
Time Out New York

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Crane Group.


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