May 20 2024


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm


New Music

Earplay: New Conversations


  • Erin Geenew work for Earplay sextet and voice (2024) for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. Commissioned by the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard for Earplay. Composer/singer Erin Gee, with her signature vocal style, joins the Earplay ensemble for this World Premiere.
  • Sami SeifSyriac Fugato (2022) for violin and viola. San Francisco Premiere. Praised in the press as a distinctive creator of “intoxicating and fascinating soundscapes”, Sami Seif is the winner of this year’s Vibrant Shores competition.
  • George WalkerPerimeters (1966) for clarinet and piano. Earplay celebrates the life of George Walker (1922-2018), the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in music.
  • Byron Au YongNew Work (2024) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. Earplay presents the World Premiere of a composer of works described as “intimate and existential, personal and political all at once” by Variety Magazine.

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