between the smell of dust and moonlight (World Premiere**)
*Washington, DC Premiere
**Commissioned by Metropolis Ensemble in collaboration with The Phillips Collection for Phillips Music's 75th Anniversary
Metropolis Ensemble is a professional chamber orchestra and ensemble based in New York City dedicated to classical music in its most contemporary forms. Emerging a new generation of outstanding composers and performers, Metropolis Ensemble has quickly established a reputation for presenting "new music played with the same kind of panache and bravura we usually experience only in performances of standard repertoire" (Esa-Pekka Salonen).
Led by Grammy-Nominated conductor Andrew Cyr, Metropolis Ensemble performs to capacity crowds, attracting diverse audiences by promoting an atmosphere of openness, discovery, and excitement about the process of creating and performing new music. Metropolis Ensemble has appeared at Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival, BAM, Wordless Music Series, Celebrate Brooklyn!, (Le) Poisson Rouge, The New Victory Theatre on 42nd and Broadway, MATA Festival, and in broadcasts by National Public Radio, WNYC Radio, WQXR Radio, and has been featured on Jimmy Fallon's Late Night on NBC television.
Lecture by composer Jakub Ciupinski on Music and Technology.
The Metropolis Ensemble in performance with another 2015/16 season featured artists, pianist Timo Andres.