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San Diego New Music Concert

Harawi: song of love and death

Friday, October 10, 7:30 PM, $20/25, $10 students
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA

San Diego New Music

Soprano Stephanie Aston and pianist Christopher Adler present Olivier Messiaen’s Harawi: song of love and death, his last and only concert-length song cycle. Composed in 1945, Harawi is an ecstatic exotic symbolist tragedy expressed in Messiaen’s unique and evocative musical language. Drawing on the legend of Tristan and Isolde, Messiaen recasts the story of love and transcendent death through an Andean folk tale set amidst towering mountains, primitive rituals, and choruses of birdsong. 

San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the 20th and 21st centuries. We seek to advance the art form by promoting music composed with conceptual rigor, passionate energy, and singular artistic vision. SDNM enriches the artistic culture of San Diego through the presentation of an annual concert series and the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and through fostering its resident performing ensemble, NOISE.

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About San Diego New Music

San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We seek to advance the art form by promoting music composed with conceptual rigor, passionate energy, and singular artistic vision. SDNM enriches the artistic culture of San Diego through the presentation of an annual concert series and the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and through fostering its resident performing ensemble, NOISE. Both concerts are held at the Athenaeum library in La Jolla.





In addition to classical and jazz, the Athenaeum supports new, or modern, music. New music refers to chamber music written by 20th century composers. Since 1996 the Athenaeum has worked with San Diego New Music and their resident ensemble, the NOISE Ensemble, to present new music at the library. For ten years, a season called NOISE at the Library was presented. In 2006, the shift was made to presenting a once-a-year festival of music called soundON. soundON is three days of music, including concerts by the NOISE Ensemble, visits by guest composers, open rehearsals, workshops, and a community concert in which anyone, with any level of experience can participate. It is the only festival of its kind in San Diego.