Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7 pm
E. Desmond Lee Hall, 560 Music Center
560 Trinity Avenue, University City
Artists featured include harpist Hannah Lash; percussionist Michael Compitello of New Morse Code; flutist Jennifer Nitchman; and violinist Angie Smart.
Known as St. Louis’s “local treasure,” the Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM), presents a Composer Encounter illuminating the extraordinary and diverse nuances of a unique composer/performer, Hannah Lash. In keeping with MOCM’s mission of diverse programming including new and commissioned works, this exciting weekend of events features newly written works as well as pieces by composers influential to the compositional voice of Hannah Lash. MOCM artists featured are nationally recognized chamber musicians from around the US that take residency each June to perform in the Missouri Chamber Music Festival.
Composer/Harpist Hannah Lash, in partnership with Washington University, is presented by the Missouri Chamber Music Festival, in a full weekend of events.
The Missouri Chamber Music Festival (MOCM) welcomes composer and harpist, Hannah Lash (b. 1981) to St. Louis. Hailed by the New York Times as “striking and resourceful… handsomely brooding,” Hannah Lash’s music has been performed at the Times Center in Manhattan, the Chicago Art Institute, Tanglewood Music Center, Harvard University, The Chelsea Art Museum, and on the American Opera Project’s stage in New York City. Recent premieres include Three Shades Without Angles, for flute, viola, and harp, by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Pulse-space, for string quartet, by the Flux Quartet, as well as several new orchestral works: Eating Flowers, for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Nymphs, for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and This Ease, for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Upcoming premieres include a new chamber opera, Beowulf, commissioned by Guerilla Opera, and a new work for Loadbang, commissioned by Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. Lash obtained her Ph.D in Composition from Harvard University in 2010. She has held teaching positions at Harvard University (Teaching Fellow), at Alfred University (Guest Professor of Composition), and currently serves on the composition faculty at Yale University School of Music.