Ensemble for These Times and guest cellist, Anne Lerner- Wright, will perform new works by their 2016 Call for Scores winners: Roger Ames, Craig Carnahan, Emily Doolittle, Christopher Hopkins, Justin Merritt, Naftali Schindler, Bob Siebert, and Bartos Smoragiewicz. The program will also include David Garner’s “Mein blaues Klavier,” from E4TT’s new CD “Surviving: Women’s Words”. Of the 275 scores received, E4TT chose 56 scores by 54 composers for performance over the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons. These composers hail from 11 countries—Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Poland, Russia, Spain, and the U.S.
E4TT consists of award-winning soprano Nanette McGuinness, Van Cliburn competitor pianist Dale Tsang, and 2015 American Prize in Composition winner David Garner. E4TT focuses on 20th and 21st century music that is relevant, engaging, original and compelling—music that resonates with today and speaks to tomorrow, that harnesses the power of artistic beauty, intelligence, wit, lyricism, and irony to create a deep understanding of our times and the human condition.