Unheard-of//Ensemble performs an eclectic program of trio works for clarinet, violin, and cello, featuring New York icons Elliott Carter’s Con Leggerezza Pensosa and Ursula Mamlok’s Five Bagatelles alongside Jeewon Kim‘s Silence written as part of Unheard-of’s recent workshop with students at Manhattan School of Music. Unheard-of also performs Du Yun’s dreams-bend with Erin Rogers narrating and Seth Boustead’s Daughters of the Moon based on an Italo Calvino short story. They perform Cirque de solfège, a seven-movement miniature work written for Unheard-of’s community engagement concerts by Queens-based composer Sunny Knable.
Ford Fourqurean (clarinet), Matheus Souza (violin), Issei Herr (cello), and Daniel Anastasio (piano) form the core of Unheard-of//Ensemble, a contemporary chamber ensemble dedicated to connecting communities across the United States through the development and performance of new music across the country.
Unheard-of//Ensemble’s 2019-2020 Season features more than 15 concerts, including a residency at Cornell University, performances as part of Alia Musica Pittsburgh’s series, collaborating with ICEBERG Collective, and their second Texas tour visiting Tarleton State University, Texas Lutheran University, and San Antonio College. They continue their yearly commissioning initiative with premieres by Julie Zhu, Matthew Barnson, Dennis Sullivan, Krists Auznieks, James Diaz, and Lisa Atkinson. Programs also feature Ursula Mamlok’s Confluences and Five Bagatelles, two works that are rarely performed in the United States, with support from the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation. In June, they join forces with Composers Concordance to perform their unique call for scores focusing on composers under 25 and over 65.