$20 Cover @ the Door ($15 Advance, $10 Students) / Start 8pm / Doors 7:30pm
Ensemble in Process featuring soprano, Rose Hegele, and composer and pianist, Brian Mark, and clarinet duo, David Angelo and Shannon Leigh present a double bill concert of contemporary classical music. Rose Hegele and Brian Mark will perform pieces around the theme of A Modern Lullaby, exploring the state of mind between sleep and wakefulness. David Angelo and Shannon Leigh will perform clarinet duo pieces by contemporary composers, and make their official ensemble debut this evening.
Canadian soprano, Rose Hegele, is an active performer of 20th and 21st century art music. Specializing in contemporary opera, chamber music, and improvisation, Hegele is passionate about creating performance experiences that facilitate collaboration, human connection, embodiment, and presence. Recent highlights include premiering the lead role of role of "Joan" in The Passion of Joan with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, performances with Peridot Duo in Boston and NYC, performing the "Guide" in Trajal Harrell's Caen Amour at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, and a world premiere in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Hegele was awarded a Post-Master’s Degree Fellowship from the Berklee College of Music for the 2018-2019 academic year. She holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Classical Music from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music.
New York based composer Brian Mark has been hailed as an “attractive and intelligible” artist (Boston Musical Intelligencer), whose work is “compelling” (London Jazz News), and "preserves the vibrancy and relevance of contemporary art music" (New York Examiner). Brian's music have been performed by many notable ensembles, such as the BBC Singers, Chelsea Symphony, Signal Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, MikroEnsemble, Brave New Works, Choral Chameleon, both the Ligeti and Esterhazy String Quartets, Juventas Ensemble, Dither Quartet, members of the London Symphony Orchestra, among many others. His works have been presented around the world in festivals such as Bang on a Can, London Contemporary Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Atlas Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, i=u, June in Buffalo Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the highSCORE Festival. Brian was awarded the 2016 Jerome Composers Commissioning Program/Jerome Fund for New Music, and recently awarded a commission from the Astoria Music Project. He has also received multiple awards from SCI and ASCAP, New London Singers, Ross McKee Foundation, Florence Gould Michael Iovenko Memorial Fellowship, and the BMI Henry Warren Film Scoring Award.
He has been featured as a composer-in-residence with the Chelsea Symphony, and was awarded multiple artist residencies at the I-Park Artists’ Enclave, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Ucross Foundation. He has received an Honorable Mention from the 2015 American Prize in Orchestral Composition, and recently from the 2019 Zodiac International Music Competition. In addition, he was appointed as an Associate Member with the London Symphony Orchestra’s Composer Soundhub Scheme from 2015-2017, which culminated of a video installation performance comprising of members from the LSO. He completed his PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Gary Carpenter, and is also a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Berklee College of Music, and Boston University.
David Angelo is a Boston-based clarinetist, interested in presenting the music of our time to the largest possible audience. He considers “music of our time” not only works written in the immediate past, but also those written in the distant past that, when contextualized, still have enormous relevance today. In his effort to encourage and be a part of the growth of new music, David has taken part in the premieres of over 70 pieces by composers of a variety of aesthetics, nationalities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. He has commissioned several new chamber music and solo pieces.
David has performed with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Fifth House Ensemble, played in Sound Icon, and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and is a member of J4MN, Berklee’s Society of Composers Ensemble, and Eureka Ensemble. In 2018 David toured with Ambient Orchestra, performing an arrangement of David Bowie’s last album Blackstar for solo cello and ensemble. He has worked with various visiting artists at the Boston Conservatory, including Louis Andriessen, Claire Chase, Tony Arnold, Eric Mandat, and Nico Muhly.
David has performed across the United States and abroad winning the Cortona Sessions Contemporary Performance Competition in Italy in 2015, performing a solo at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2016, attending the Toronto Creative Music Lab, Lift Clarinet Academy, and the Contemporary Performance Institute working under Fred Sherry in 2017. In February of 2018, David premiered “Bass Cathedral,” a concerto for clarinet and wind ensemble by Sid Richardson. In the summer of 2018, he attended the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice held at New England Conservatory. In 2019, he was named a semifinalist in the Orford Music Award Competition. In 2018, David completed a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Classical Music Performance at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, studying with Michael Norsworthy.
Shannon Leigh is a contemporary clarinetist, improviser, and composer residing in Boston, Massachusetts. Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree from Shenandoah University in Music Education with a certificate in clarinet performance, and a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Contemporary Classical Music Performance. She was recently awarded first place in the Contemporary Performance Competition at the Cortona New Music Sessions in May 2019, and even more recently, met Chris Fleming in the bakery in which she currently works. In August, Shannon will be working at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee as a post-master’s fellow for the 2019-2020 school year.