ALIAS Chamber Ensemble kicks off 2014-15 season, Nov. 12

Wednesday, November 12
8 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall

Toru Takemitsu, and then I knew twas wind for harp, viola and flute
Johann Schmeltzer, Sonata for violin and continuo
Ernest Bloch, Nocturnes for piano trio
Kevin Volans, Hunting, Gathering for string quartet
Steven Snowden, Appalachian Polaroids for string quartet

The Grammy-nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, fresh off of recording its third CD, opens its 2014-15 season with yet another offering of eclectic repertoire, including three works by relatively unknown writers: mid-20th-century composer Toru Takemitsu; post-minimalist Kevin Volans; and 21st-century composer Steven Snowden. ALIAS also turns back the clock a century to present Ernest Bloch’s Nocturnes, and then two more centuries to perform a work on period instruments by early Baroque composer Johann Schmeltzer. A concert with something for everyone — this is ALIAS’ hallmark!

Tickets: $20 adults, $5 students with ID, free for Blair students with ID. All proceeds from this concert go to benefit The Elephant Sanctuary.

Photo by John Partipilo