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Kimmel's Fresh Ink Series on WRTI: Alarm Will Sound and Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Concert

Alan Pierson conducts the new music band Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson conducts the new music band Alarm Will Sound

Sunday, May 31
3 to 5 pm

Featuring the 20-member, new music band Alarm Will Sound
Works include Gavin Chuck's Seen, Derek Bermel's Continental Divide, John Adams' Son of Chamber Symphony.

Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Concert with organist James David Christie
Works by Marchand, Sweelink, Storace, Gherardeschi, Bach, Buxtehude, and Guilmant. Alarm Will Sound
"One of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene" - The New York Times

Alarm Will Sound concluded the Kimmel Center Presents' Fresh Ink Series with an edgy, inventive program of new music on Saturday, April 25th. "As close to being a rock band as a chamber orchestra can be," claims The New York Times, the 20-member group melds world, jazz, and classical music influences within modern works.

This broadcast, featuring a selection of works from the concert, includes performances of music by composers Derek Bermel, Gavin Chuck and John Adams.

Led by conductor Alan Pierson, the ensemble's ranging repertoire includes contemporary works of American composers, such as Steve Reich, David Lang and Michael Gordon, to pop-rock works of The Beatles and Frank Zappa, and works by 14th century European composers. The group first formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2001. Since then, the Rochester-based ensemble has captivated audiences and music critics, garnering accolades such as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publisher's (ASCAP) 2006 Concert Music Award.

DEREK BERMEL: Continental Divide
JOHN ADAMS: Son of Chamber Symphony

Kelli Kathman, flute, piccolo
Jacqueline Leclair, oboe
Elisabeth Stimpert, clarinet, bass clarinet
Bill Kalinkos, clarinet
Michael Harley, bassoon
Matthew Marks, horn
Jason Price, trumpet
Michael Clayville, trombone
Payton MacDonald, percussion
Chris Thompson, percussion
John Orfe, piano, keyboards
Courtney Orlando, violin
Caleb Burhans, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Stefan Freund, violoncello
Miles Brown, contrabass

Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and conductor

Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Concert
Organist James David Christie performs a variety of works by composers including Marchand, Sweelink, Storace, Gherardeschi, Bach, Buxtehude and Guilmant. Christie coaxes some wonderful sounds and unusual colors from the Fred J. Cooper Memorial organ.

More Information:

Alarm Will Sound Website