November 6 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Alarm Will Sound presents a new Violin Concerto by Oscar Bettison; the energetic 5-movement piano concerto of György Ligeti, a major work by a modern master; and "The Intention," a result of a collaboration between Alarm Will Sound and King Britt, Philadelphia-based producer/DJ. This event is free.
November 8 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Griswold Hall at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
Alarm Will Sound is joined by Now Hear This, the new music ensemble at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, to present six world premieres of music by Peabody student composers. This event is free.
November 9 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress
Alarm Will Sound presents a new Violin Concerto by Oscar Bettison; the energetic 5-movement piano concerto of György Ligeti, a major work by a modern master; and a new work by American composer Annie Gosfield who has been called "A one woman Hadron collider" by BBC. This event is free.
“Not just extraordinary musicians, but also next-generation thinkers.”
– Time Out New York
THIS MUSIC SHOULD NOT EXIST
György Ligeti’s music is filled with drama because his life was dramatic. His work embodies these dreams and nightmares. Melodies intertwine to form dense webs, conflicting rhythms tick like a roomful of clocks gone awry, and the tiny spaces between notes are packed with charged activity. Learn More
Paper Pianos explores the refugee experience through the life of pianist Milad Yousufi who was forced to flee Afghanistan to avoid persecution. Learn More
MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD
Alarm System is a program that brings musical artists from a variety of backgrounds together with Alarm Will Sound to create new work. The goal is to expand the circle of those who can make great music for us, and who can contribute their ideas to the new-music world. Learn More
Alarm Will Sound has teamed up with New York Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning podcast Meet the Composer to create a new kind of concert experience. Learn More
MIND OUT OF MATTER
Scott Johnson has created Mind Out of Matter — a work examining religion from an atheist point of view. Learn More