WNMF 2: Decoda Ensemble

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 7:30 pm CST

Decoda Ensemble. Photo by Nan Melville.

The dynamic New York City chamber music collective Decoda Ensemble is known for its virtuosic and engaging performances – from concert halls to prisons.

Decoda – Carnegie Hall’s first affiliate ensemble – joins us virtually from across the continent to present intimate performances of chamber works by a wide range of composers with whom the musicians have collaborated closely before and during the pandemic, including two familiar names from WNMFs past: David Lang and Kinan Azmeh.

Decoda musicians beam in with exciting performances of varying chamber formations, from solo to quartet.

Decoda Ensemble:
Catherine Gregory, flute
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Laura Weiner, horn
Nathan Schram, viola
Hamilton Berry, cello
Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello
Alicia Lee, clarinet
Owen Dalby, violin
Meena Bhasin, viola
Kris Saebo, bass
David Kaplan, piano

New Dances of the League of David: XVI (mit gutem Humor, un poco lol ma con serioso vibes) Caroline Shaw
from SoliloquyJoseph Jones
Whale Song – Michelle Ross
Waterbear – Nathan Schram
Vent – David Lang
from The Fence, The Rooftop, and the Distant Sea –Kinan Azmeh

IV. Dance
V. Epilogue

Lullaby and Polska – Evan Premo
Oystercatcher – Brad Balliett

Pre-concert panel (pre-recorded) – 7:05 pm CST: A GLOBAL VILLAGE

As the technological landscape continues to evolve and world events impose unexpected challenges to artists everywhere, Decoda’s musicians and composers discuss how they’ve continued to create meaningful partnerships and projects from across the continent.

Daniel Raiskin & Harry Stafylakis, hosts; Brad Balliett, co-artistic director/composer; Kinan Azmeh, composer, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cellist.

WNMF Lounge post-concert chat
Live on Zoom immediately following the concert:  

Daniel Raiskin & Harry Stafylakis, hosts; Kinan Azmeh, composer; Brad Balliett, co-artistic director/composer; Joseph Jones, composer; Evan Premo, composer; Michelle Ross, composer.