Thursday December 7, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Still Here is a concert of music for saxophone and harp by the nationally-touring Admiral Launch Duo. Saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and harpist Jennifer R. Ellis transcend the traditional boundaries of their instruments by creating an entirely new and beautiful sound shimmering with contrast, warmth, and virtuosity. The program features the electroacoustic work Still Here by Puerto Rican-born composer Angélica Negrón and the world premiere of Meditation and Dance by Gregory Wanamaker. Occasionally challenging and always rewarding, the dazzling program invokes themes of wonder and imagination. Ellis and Hulting-Cohen embrace an accessible concert-going experience that matches the spirit of their music.
The Admiral Launch Duo explores new sounds for harp and saxophone. Equally at home in acoustic and electroacoustic settings, saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and harpist Jennifer R. Ellis develop repertoire for this unusual instrumentation through collaborations with composers including Dylan Arthur Baker, Matthew Browne, Christine Hedden, Jasper Alice Kaye, Natalie Moller, Patrick O’Malley, Angélica Negrón, Stephen J. Rush, and Gregory Wanamaker. In addition to touring coast-to-coast, they presented master classes at University of Arizona, Michigan State University, and Schenectady County Community College. Combining their musicianship with their scholarship, The Admiral Launch Duo has performed at the Northwestern University New Music Conference, North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference, Humanities Education and Research Association Conference, International Harp Festival and the American Harp Society Summer Institute. They recorded their debut album in May 2017.
This concert is free and open to all. Seating is limited.