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Mary Rowell with composers Eve Beglarian and Colin Holter

Mary Rowell with composers Eve Beglarian and Colin Holter

Mary Rowell with composers Eve Beglarian and Colin Holter

This ensemble performs music composed during the last ten years and doesn’t provide program notes. This concert there were three tiny exceptions - 2 pieces composed in 2000 and program notes provided only after the concert. The concert was held on the 10th floor venue, a nice space with a stage and seating for about 100. I went particularly to hear the two pieces by Eve Beglarian and that was a good decision. The first piece was Eve’s “Night Psalms,” a lovely piece with descending arpeggios throughout. The second half led by Eve’s “I’m Worried Now, But I Won’t Be Worried Long” for violin and electronics that starts from a recording she made of leaky pipes in a bathroom at the Beijing Conservatory. This was followed by Julia Wolfe’s “Earring.” This was a glorious but way-too-short piece. I will try to find this to buy and listen to soon and often. The other composers were Robert Paterson, David MacDonald, Colin Holter, and Dan Visconti.