A concert of new chamber music celebrating public parks and commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. This unique program explores Olmsted’s living legacy of vital urban landscapes across the United States in an all-World Premiere concert, featuring works for flute, clarinet, horn, percussion, violin, viola, and cello, by composers Oliver Caplan, Nell Shaw Cohen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Libby Meyer, Ayumi Okada, Justin Ralls, Christina Rusnak, and Ryan Suleiman.
All are welcome to tune into the free online live-stream of this event, or join us in person. More information is available at the event website.
This concert is part of Lungs of the City: Olmsted’s Parks in Music, a cross-regional concert series of World Premieres co-curated and co-commissioned by American Wild Ensemble, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Landscape Music, and Michigan Technological University Department of Visual and Performing Arts. This project is a Celebration Partner of Olmsted 200. More information at https://landscapemusic.org/olmsted.
Presented as part of New Music at Michigan Tech Music’s New Music Weekend, directed by Libby Meyer. Michigan Tech Music, part of the Michigan Tech Visual and Performing Arts Department, offers performances that expose students, faculty, and the community to the artistic and communicative values of music and the power it has to change lives.