On Wednesday evening at 7:00, Goodale Park’s Shelter House will be filled with the fiery, inventive sounds of new music (also referred to as “art music” and “contemporary classical music”). The purpose of this free hour-long performance is to introduce the public to a lesser-known musical genre that thrives on uniqueness and experimentation. In other words, this isn’t music you hear every day.
OSU’s New Music Collective and Carpe Diem String Quartet will present a fast-paced selection of new music pieces, including the jazzy post-minimalist Be-In by Evan Ziporyn for String Quartet and Bass Clarinet; a movement from Columbus composer (and jazz drummer) Mark Lomax’s String Quartet; OSU composer Gregory Proctor’s Three Pieces for Violins; Luciano Berio’s explosive Sequenza VIIb for solo soprano saxophone (to be performed by young sax virtuoso Casey Grev); Edwin London’s ethereal Moon Sound Zone for String Ensemble, Eight Voices, and Triangles; and Charles Ives’ classic The Unanswered Question for String Ensemble, Woodwind Quartet, and Solo Trumpet.
A meet and greet with the musicians and free scoops of Jeni’s Ice Cream will follow the concert. Limited free parking is available outside of the Shelter House and metered parking is available along the perimeters of the park. This event is sponsored by the Johnstone Fund for New Music, which supports the creation and performance of new music. Visit johnstonefund.org for more information.
Alexandra Kelley is a featured writer for Columbus Underground and can be reached at alexandra477.com.