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art-music of the 20th and 21st centuries


Unfortunately since the spring of 2020, the ensemble is on hiatus indefinitely.



concert 3
Sunday October 22, 2017

3:00 p.m. Humanities Theatre, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
presented by The Department of Performing Arts

Monday October 23, 2017

7:30 p.m. Ward Recital Hall, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
presented by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music


Pierre Boulez
Dérive 1 for six players (1984)
Sarah Kirkland Snider
You are free for five players (2015)
Jörg Widmann
Fantasie for solo clarinet (1993)
Robert A. Baker
all the lights are gathered in your eyes for seven players (2016)
Shulamit Ran
Inscriptions for solo violin (1991)
Augusta Read Thomas
Rumi Settings for violin and cello (2001)



concert 2
Tuesday April 4, 2017

8:00 p.m.
Ward Recital Hall, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
presented by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, admission free

After more than four years, Newprism returns.




Bent Sørensen
The Deserted Churchyards for six players (1990)
Anton Webern
Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 7 (1910)
Robert A. Baker
on a fragile curve for solo piano and ten players (2017)*
Toshio Hosokawa
A Song from Far Away for six players (2001)
Jennifer M. Barker 
BuMian for solo piano (2011)


* premiere

Ivo Kaltchev, piano soloist; R. A. Baker, conductor

David LaVorgna, flute

Bethany Slater, oboe
Melissa Lander, clarinet

Chris Gekker, trumpet
Jeff Cortazzo, trombone
Francesca Hurst, piano
Anna Nizhegorodtseva, piano

Jeff Stern, percussion
Lauren Rausch, violin
Deanna Said, viola

Tobias Werner, cello


concert 1
Saturday November 17, 2012

7:30 p.m.
2640 SPACE, Baltimore

DEBUT CONCERT & CD Launch of SHARP EDGES: music of Robert A. Baker


Robert A. Baker
Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? for solo piano (2010)
Morton Feldman
Projection 2 for five players (1951)
R. A. Baker
Valence I for solo piano (2008)
Gérard Grisey
Talea for five players (1986)
R. A. Baker
Valence IV for six players (2011)





David LaVorgna, flute

Pamela Helton, clarinet
Chris Gekker, trumpet
Joe Satava, piano
Pat Roulet, percussion
Lauren Rausch, violin
Adam Gonzalez, cello
R. A. Baker, piano/conductor

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