February 22, 2002
MIT Residency Concert: Music of György Ligeti and György Kurtág
Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • György Kurtág, Aus der Ferne III
  • György Ligeti, Three Pieces for Two Pianos
  • György Kurtág, Ligatura - Message to Frances-Marie (The Answered Unanswered Question)
    Malina Rauschenfels, double violoncello
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto
  • György Kurtág, Hommage à Mihály András (12 Microludes for String Quartet) Op. 13
  • György Ligeti, Piano Concerto
    Shai Wosner, piano
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, O Lamm Gottes unschuldig arr. György Kurtág
    John Orfe and Jenny Undercofler, piano
  • György Kurtág, ...quasi una fantasia...
    With members of the MIT Wind Ensemble

March 8, 2002
Composer Portrait: György Ligeti
Miller Theatre, New York, NY

  • Three Pieces for Two Pianos
    John Orfe and Jenny Undercofler, pianos
  • Chamber Concerto
  • Hamburg Concerto
    Matt Marks, horn
  • Piano Concerto
    Shai Wosner, piano

Featured Recording

Clint Needham’s Urban Sprawl

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2011.

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Where We Perform

Alarm Will Sound tours nationally and internationally, having been presented by

  • Carnegie Hall
  • Disney Hall
  • Lincoln Center
  • The Sheldon Concert Hall
  • (Le) Poisson Rouge
  • Miller Theatre
  • Bang on a Can Marathon
  • Merkin Concert Hall
  • The Kitchen
  • The Whitney Museum
  • Kimmel Center
  • Duke Performances
  • Cal Performances
  • Stanford Lively Arts
  • Library of Congress
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The Newman Center
  • The Warhol Museum
  • The Barbican in London
  • Märzmusik in Berlin
  • Holland Festival in Amsterdam
  • Cork Opera House in Ireland
  • Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
  • Pro Arte in St. Petersburg
  • ArtNovember in Moscow
  • Musikfest Bremen
  • Sacrum Profanum in Krakow
  • TransArt in Bolzano

Member Spotlight

Michael Harley

Michael Harley

Mike grew up thinking he would be a doctor—his dad, grandpa, and uncles were all involved in biology. He didn’t start taking regular bassoon lessons until he was a sophomore in college, but he quickly realized he was more into music than science. Mike never imagined being in a group like Alarm Will Sound, but he says it’s his most enjoyable playing outlet.

Mike recently earned his DMA from the Eastman School of Music. He currently lives in South Carolina with his wife, Jennifer. It’s rare for musician couples to find jobs in the same city, let alone the same university, but Mike and Jennifer got lucky. They are teaching at the University of South Carolina and just started a flute/bassoon/piano trio along with Steven Aldredge. Mike stays busy with his two girls who seem to admire mom and dad’s musical talent. Ella has taken up the violin and Lucia likes the cello. Maybe a family band in the future?

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