Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:53 pm
Wed May 27, 2009

Kimmel's Fresh Ink Series on WRTI: Alarm Will Sound and Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Concert

Sunday, May 31

3 to 5 pm

Featuring the 20-member, new music band Alarm Will Sound

Works include Gavin Chuck's Seen, Derek Bermel's Continental Divide, John Adams' Son of Chamber Symphony.

Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Concert with organist James David Christie

Works by Marchand, Sweelink, Storace, Gherardeschi, Bach, Buxtehude, and Guilmant.

Alarm Will Sound

"One of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene" - The New York Times

Alarm Will Sound concluded the Kimmel Center Presents' Fresh Ink Series with an edgy, inventive program of new music on Saturday, April 25th. "As close to being a rock band as a chamber orchestra can be," claims The New York Times, the 20-member group melds world, jazz, and classical music influences within modern works.

This broadcast, featuring a selection of works from the concert, includes performances of music by composers Derek Bermel, Gavin Chuck and John Adams.

Led by conductor Alan Pierson, the ensemble's ranging repertoire includes contemporary works of American composers, such as Steve Reich, David Lang and Michael Gordon, to pop-rock works of The Beatles and Frank Zappa, and works by 14th century European composers. The group first formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2001. Since then, the Rochester-based ensemble has captivated audiences and music critics, garnering accolades such as the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publisher's (ASCAP) 2006 Concert Music Award.


DEREK BERMEL: Continental Divide

JOHN ADAMS: Son of Chamber Symphony


Kelli Kathman, flute, piccolo

Jacqueline Leclair, oboe

Elisabeth Stimpert, clarinet, bass clarinet

Bill Kalinkos, clarinet

Michael Harley, bassoon

Matthew Marks, horn

Jason Price, trumpet

Michael Clayville, trombone

Payton MacDonald, percussion

Chris Thompson, percussion

John Orfe, piano, keyboards

Courtney Orlando, violin

Caleb Burhans, violin

John Pickford Richards, viola

Stefan Freund, violoncello

Miles Brown, contrabass

Alan Pierson, Artistic Director and conductor

Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Concert

Organist James David Christie performs a variety of works by composers including Marchand, Sweelink, Storace, Gherardeschi, Bach, Buxtehude and Guilmant. Christie coaxes some wonderful sounds and unusual colors from the Fred J. Cooper Memorial organ.

More Information:

Alarm Will Sound Website