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Craig Hultgren - NYCello - Composers Concordance New York // New Music Festival

 08 March 2017 at 6 pm - 8 pm 

Craig Hultgren - NYCello - Composers Concordance New York // New Music Festival

Cornelia St. Café
29 Cornelia St.
United States

Craig Hultgren - For several decades, cellist Craig Hultgren has been a fixture on the scenes for new music, the newly creative arts, and the avant-garde. Recently leaving Birmingham after more than 30 years as a member of the Alabama Symphony, he now resides outside of Decorah, Iowa as the farmer-cellist. The New York Classical Review commented that he, "...played with impressive poise and sensitivity..." for Dorothy Hindman's recent chamber music retrospective at Carnegie Hall. At this point, more than 200 works have been created for him. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he was a member for many years of Thámyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta. He is a founding member of Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available as podcast downloads on iTunes. Hultgren is featured in three solo CD recordings including The Electro-Acoustic Cello Book on Living Artist Recordings. For ten years, he produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument. He taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Alabama School of Fine Arts and Birmingham-Southern College where he directed the BSC New Music Ensemble. He is a founding member and former President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and was on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Birmingham and their Scrollworks program. Currently, he is member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Composers Forum and Vice President of the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Board of Directors in Decorah.

The fourth concert, on March 8th at Cornelia Street Café, will showcase cellist Craig Hultgren in 'NYCello'. Hultgren, a longtime advocate of new and daring music, will perform compositions created specifically for him. The program will feature Baroque dance-suite forms redressed with interactive computer signal processing, along with pieces using drum tracks, and one of Hultgren's own unique improvisations.

Gene Pritsker : Suite for Cello & Effects Pedal
Mark Zanter : Suite
Charles Norman Mason : Turning and Turning in the Widening Gyre
Alon Nechustan : I will Destroy You
Dan Cooper : spinning Song
David Morneau : Beatlings - Cello Club
Ann Warren : Murmures Feeriques
Joe Deninzon : Fake 45

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