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Radius Ensemble: Boundaries

Presented by Radius Ensemble and Longy School of Music of Bard College at Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (Bard College), Cambridge MA

May 21 2022
Radius Ensemble: Boundaries

2020 and 2021 saw BOUNDARIES of all types—personal and geopolitical, as well as intellectual and aesthetic—drastically rearranged. Some were torn down while others were reinforced and hardened.

In this program, some borders are obscured and confused—those between genre, voice, and source—in Charles Ives’s early piano trio, which quotes folk songs while retaining their separateness in a complex play of juxtaposed sounds. Valerie Coleman’s Rubispheres charts contrasting neighborhoods of Manhattan, while Tōru Takemitsu’s Toward the Sea investigates the boundary between the human and animal worlds. The program opens with a delightful quintet by the prolific film composer

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Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (Bard College)

27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138


Pickman Hall is wheelchair-accessible. Large-print and Braille programs are available with two weeks’ notice. Call to request further accommodations and we will do our best to help.

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Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: No
Limited Capacity: No
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: Yes

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