Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum will present clarinetist Jean Kopperud and percussionist Tom Kolor in a program titled Rated X II, five premieres that push the boundaries of contemporary music. The program will include Louis Karchin’s Evocations, John Aylward’s Twin Suspension, Mathew Rosenblum’s Throat, and Jeff Stadelman’s wills & wonts, and Yiorgos Vassilandonakis' X-asti.
Jean Kopperud and Tom Kolor are both members of the music faculty at the University of Buffalo and among the most in demand performers in New York City’s contemporary music scene.
A graduate of The Juilliard School and former student of Nadia Boulanger in France, Jean Kopperud has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, China, the Caribbean and Australia as concert soloist and chamber musician. Presently she performs with The New York New Music Ensemble, Omega, Ensemble 21, Washington Square Chamber Players and University at Buffalo’s Sinfonietta. She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Bridge Records, CRI, Albany Records, Mode, G M Recording, Koch, Musical Heritage, New World Records and Centaur Records.
Tom Kolor specializes in 20th and 21st century music, and appears throughout the United States and Europe as a member of Talujon Percussion, Manhattan Sinfonietta, Ensemble 21, Sospeso, American Modern Ensemble and Newband. In addition, he is a frequent guest of such ensembles as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York New Music Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, Continuum, Da Capo Chamber Players, Group for Contemporary Music, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets in Advance through ProArts Tickets Service: $15 general, $10 students and seniors. Tickets at the door: $20/$15.