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Concert I

  • Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music (map)

Nick Omiccioli: push/pull (2013.5) (2015)
John Harbison: Die Kurze (1970)
Melinda Wagner: Wick (2000)
First Boston performance 
Jeffrey Mumford: a garden of flourishing paths (2008, rev 2015)
First Boston performance
John Harbison: The Seven Ages (2009)

With Rebecca Printz, Mezzo-Soprano

All performances include a 7pm pre-concert talk with the composers and music director, as well as a post-concert reception.

John Harbison, one of Collage's most venerable friends, served for a while as the ensemble’s music director and, most importantly, has given us all deeply communicative and lasting music. In honor of his 80th birthday, a milestone that the Boston musical community celebrates, Collage performs two very contrasting Harbison works: an early work that reveals a less familiar side, music rooted in the Germanic world of Roger Sessions; and, from nearly forty years later, his urgent setting of intense poems by Louise Glück. Within the framework of these two works, music by three composers—all new to Collage concerts—enriches the already rich offerings: Melinda Wagner's mellifluous Wick, Jeffrey Mumford’s delicate a garden of flourishing paths, and Nick Omiccioli’s visceral push/pull.

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