CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Roomful of Teeth

Zankel Hall
Yodeling, rhythmic clicks, and throat singing with complex harmonies are just some of the techniques that Roomful of Teeth pull from its expansive vocal toolbox. Winners of the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance, the ensemble is committed to exploring the expressive potential of the human voice by using vocal techniquesfrom around the world. In addition to a work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, they perform Partita, the composition by composer and ensemble member Caroline Shaw for which she received the Pulitzer Prize.

Performers

  • Roomful of Teeth
    Brad Wells, Artistic Director
  • Tigran Hamasyan, Piano

Program

  • AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE a promise in the stillness (NY Premiere)
  • TIGRAN HAMASYAN New Work (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • CAROLINE SHAW Partita

Pre-concert

Pre-concert talk starts at 6:30 PM in Zankel Hall with Caroline Shaw, composer and member of Roomful of Teeth, in conversation with Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall.
Lead support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Additional funding is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.
This performance is part of Fast Forward.

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