November 2015

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Calithumpian ConsortBThe Tavel Arts Research Center recently completed a joint project to commission, premiere, and tour a new work by renown composer Christian Wolff. Moderate: After Stephan Wolpe (2015), a quartet of two pianos and two percussionists, was composed for and premiered by the Boston-based Calithumpian Consort in March 2015, at Boston's famed Jordan Hall. This was followed in March-April with a four-city tour by the Consort to perform the work, in Atlanta GA, Chattanooga and Knoxville TN, and Indianapolis. Wolff, who turned 81 in 2015, was onhand at the Indianapolis concert, which performed in the Basile Theater at the Indiana Historical Society. The Calithumpian Consort also performed works by Bela Bartok and Lee Weisert during the tour. Consort members for the project included pianist and Consort Artistic Director Stephen Drury, pianist Yukiko Takagi, and percussionists Stuart Gerber and Scott Deal. Funding for the Callithumpian Consort-Christian Wolff tour project provided by the Institute for Arts and Humanities (IAHI) at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center at IUPUI, New England Conservatory, Georgia State University, and the Yamaha Musical Instrument Corporation.

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