October 26, 2017: 7:00-8:00
17 Days Arts Festival, Greensboro NC
Blue Mountain/Forecast concert at the Weatherspoon Gallery – UNCG following a public tour of the Louise Fishman exhibition.
Blue Mountain: Forecast presents a concert of colorful depictions and visual references through sound. Experience moods and environments that have inspired composers and visual artists for centuries: calm, playful, angry, passionate and political.
Join us for a pre-concert tour of Louise Fishman: A Retrospective before indulging in the contemporary sounds of Blue Mountain: Forecast. Fishman’s abstract expressionistic paintings from the 1970s to today will set the stage for an exciting evening of art and music. Tour begins in the McDowell Gallery at 6:15pm. Concert begins at 7pm in the Museum Atrium. Free and open to the public.
FORECAST MUSIC PRESENTS: 40 Years of New Music
WEDNESDAY MAY 24, 7:30 P.M.
SECCA- OVERLOOK GALLERY
750 MARGUERITE DR.
TIX: $10 ($5 STUDENTS AND SENIORS), AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Forecast Music, the Piedmont Triad’s premier contemporary music group, proudly presents works by a variety of local and national contemporary composers, as well Lukas Foss classic. The program will feature works by Piedmont locals Steve Landis, and Eric Schwartz, including the NC premiere of Schwartz’s politically charged protest piece “We the People”, as well as 2016 International Call for Scores winner Saad Haddad’s (CA) “Kaman Fantasy” and work by honorable mention winner Nicholas Hubbell (VT). Lukas Foss’s 1977 classic “Music for Six” will also be performed. Performers, drawn from the faculties of UNCSA, Wake Forest University, and UNCG, include Carla Copeland-Burns-flute, Michael Burns-bassoon, Jacqui Carrasco-violin, John Beck-percussion, James Douglass-piano, and Susan Fancher- saxophone.
About the group:
Forecast Music is an adventurous, not-for-profit new music group based in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, comprised of several of the world’s finest composers and performers living right here in NC. Our mission is to present new and innovative American concert music of varied aesthetic visions in relaxed, alternative performance spaces as well as traditional concert venues. In these eclectic programs, many different musical perspectives are allowed to collide and complement each other as they may. Forecast Music concerts are carefully curated to highlight certain ideas, musical and otherwise, and to promote collaboration with artists in various disciplines. Each concert is concise, presenting several works in approximately an hour, allowing ample time for interaction between the audience, performers, and composers. It is our hope that by presenting numerous works highlighting varied styles and trends, the audience will sample the music of the recent past, today, and the future, sparking an interest in the extraordinary music being made by living composers.