Conservatory Faculty Vartan Aghababian presents a brand new string quartet and the beloved "Seven Songs" for soprano and string quartet, on poems of Wilfred Gibson.
CMASH Presents: Ann Moss - Soprano, Steven Bailey - Piano. Works by Jake Heggie, Kurt Erickson, Liam Wade, Miriam Miller and Matthew O'Malley.
Sacramento Festival of New American Music presents: CMASH. Ann Moss - Soprano. Steven Bailey - Piano. Works by Jake Heggie, Kurt Erickson, Liam Wade, Miriam Miller and Matthew O'Malley.
Fresno New Music Festival presents: CMASH. Ann Moss - Soprano; Steven Bailey - Piano. Works by Jake Heggie, Kurt Erickson, Liam Wade, Miriam Miller and Matthew O'Malley
Bio: CMASH is a new-music repertory group dedicated to fostering and sustaining long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers. Our creative product emerges from a joining of academic and mainstream sensibilities with a commitment to audience engagement and satisfaction. Throug...See Full Bio
“the acronym of the new-music repertory group CMASH, showcased in this delightful concert, stands for a collaboration between genres: Chamber Music Art Song Hybrid. And sharing, it became evident, was essential to both preparation and presentation of the afternoon’s material, as entertaining as it was artful. [Weslie] Brown (who was present) was properly applauded by the nearly full house for her attractive romantic lyric, her gorgeous melody, and her tasteful incorporation of guitar breaks and an exquisite extended coda ... Wade’s luscious voicings brought to mind Kurt Weill and suggested that there’s no reason why good chamber music can’t also register as fine art song or splendid cabaret.”