UW Contemporary Chamber Ensemble

UW Contemporary Chamber Ensemble’s concert braved Madison’s first blizzard night with a selection of fine music, all delivered in high caliber. First half presented Gubaidulina’s “Quasi hoquetus” for viola, bassoon and piano; Takemitsu’s “Masque” for two flutes; and Victoria Bond’s “Woven” for two violins. “Quasi hoquetus” was enimatic and engaging. The piano opened the piece with rapid repeated notes, which were continued by viola harmonics double stops, disguising as the piano’s odd resonance. This idea was referred to, suggested at, and expanded upon throughout the Continue reading →