NEW MUSIC IN THE PARK

An outdoor music series featuring world-renowned artists 

July 7 through August 13
 

Patterned Perspectives

Series overview: 

The 2023 Artpark New Music in the Park series is an eclectic snapshot of music, performance, and collaboration happening now. Patterned Perspectives celebrates the diversity of human expression in modern times, weaving a narrative of our revelries, struggles, and abilities to overcome obstacles and social barriers. Works by living, female, and underrepresented composers alongside iconic and legendary figures broaden and enrich the musical conversation around creativity, social unity, and identity.
 

This series was curated by Brent Chancellor.


Planned programs are listed below. Click on the event titles for more info:

Friday, July 7 at 7 p.m.

JEREMY DUTCHER

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Mainstage Theater | $12

Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates, blending distinct musical aesthetics that shape-shift between classical, traditional, and pop to form something entirely new. 

 

Sunday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.

THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

Artpark Emerald Grove | $12

Third Coast Percussion (TCP) is a GRAMMY® Award-winning Chicago-based percussion quartet and GRAMMY®-nominated composer collective. For over fifteen years, the ensemble has created exciting and unexpected performances that constantly redefine the classical music experience. The ensemble has been praised for “commandingly elegant” (New York Times) performances, the “rare power” (Washington Post) of their recordings, and “an inspirational sense of fun and curiosity” (Minnesota Star-Tribune).

Prior to the concert at 3:30PM, five of Artpark's 2023 Writers-in-Residence will perform selections of poetry.

 

Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

L'OISEAU: GUIDED WALKING-CONCERT ALONG THE NIAGARA GORGE

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Upper Gorge Trail | $12

L’Oiseau is an immersive concert installation that explores the intersection of art, nature, and human expression. This guided walking-concert set along Artpark’s iconic Gorge Trail explores the works of contemporary composers Kaija Saariaho, Iannis Xenakis, Brent Chancellor and Messiaen, body movement, and Native American spoken word. Celebrating nature and transformative experience, the performance culminates with Michael Gordon’s Timber for six 2x4’s. Performers include Cathie Apple, Tim Stanley, Mantra Percussion.

 

Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

CS4: PHILIP GLASS STRING QUARTETS

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Mainstage Theater | $12

Hailed by NPR, Apple Music, and Strings Magazine as one of the most noteworthy interpreters of the music of Philip Glass, violinist Chase Spruill leads San Francisco-based CS4 in an all-Glass program celebrating 30 years of the composer’s iconic music for string quartet.

 

Sunday, August 6 at 4 p.m.

JOHN BACON QUINTET

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Artpark Emerald Grove | $12

The John Bacon Quintet consists of some of the region’s finest jazz artists and composers including: John Hasselback III on trumpet, Elliot Scozzaro on alto saxophone, Jared Tinkham on guitar, Ed Croft on bass and John Bacon drums.

 

Sunday, August 13 at 4 p.m.

LUX: VIVALDI REDEFINED THE FOUR SEASONS

Mainstage Theater | $12

Vivaldi’s most radical work redefined. Violinist Isabel Ong, conductor Brent Chancellor, and projection artist Nicholas Taboni reimagine Vivaldi’s groundbreaking work in an immersive performance surrounded by audience members on stage, a backdrop of digital projections, and electronic music interludes. Vivaldi Redefined blurs the lines between listener, performer, past, and present.