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An Evening of World Premieres by F-PLUS

September 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm

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F-PLUS Presents an Evening of World Premieres

Twist (2023) Zachary Gulaboff Davis

Air Variations (2022) Matthew Ricketts
This commission was funded with a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts

Dream On (2022) Emma O’Halloran
This commission was made possible with funding from the Irish Arts Council

Press/Release (2023) Patrick Thompson

F-PLUS is a violin, clarinet, and percussion trio committed to collaborating with today’s most exciting composers to establish a diverse repertoire for their unique instrumentation. Formed in 2016 at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, the ensemble has performed all over the country, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Constellation, the DiMenna Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Ear Taxi Festival, the International Clarinet Association “ClarinetFest,” and the New Music Gathering. F-PLUS has premiered over 35 new works since its inception, including commissioned works by Chicago Symphony Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery, Grawemeyer-winner George Tsontakis, Emma O’Halloran, Perry Goldstein, Matthew Ricketts, and Charles Peck, among many others. The ensemble has been the recipient of commissioning grants and additional funding from Chamber Music America, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, New Music USA, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Irish Arts Council and the New Zealand Arts Council. F-PLUS is committed to working with the next generation of composers and performers, and has held residencies at the Princeton University, University of Delaware, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Washington University (St. Louis), University of Texas-Austin, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, UNC-Pembroke, UNC-Wilmington, and Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Stony Brook, Duke, and Illinois State Universities.

F-PLUS is:
Hannah Christiansen, Violin
Gregory Oakes, Clarinets
Josh Graham, Percussion



September 10, 2023
6:30 pm