In Performance: Verge Ensemble
In today's Washington Post:
Verge Ensemble's Sitting Pretty, by Anne Midgette.
It's great to see a Washington-based contemporary-music group with a burgeoning national profile (and I didn't even mention their residency at the Cleveland State University). It's unfortunate to see that there don't appear to be any reviews of their appearance at June in Buffalo, a new-music festival for composers and performers founded by Morton Feldman that I mentioned earlier this summer, although the local critic did review one concert, and the new-music website Sequenza 21 was on the case. Here we see, by omission, the role that music reviews can play in helping those interested follow the field. (My constant refrain: reviews do more than simply promote ticket sales.)
More Verge Ensemble news: my favorite CD this week is the new recording of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues by the pianist Jenny Lin, a New York-based member of the group. It's a terrific performance of an underrated set of pieces: highly recommended.
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