Musica Reginae Productions

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble

14 October 2017
7:30 PM

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Esther Noh, violin, Jacob Rhodebeck, piano


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About Lost Dog New Music Ensemble

Lost Dog is the longest-running new music ensemble in Queens, New York, and is proud to be an ambassador for contemporary music in the borough’s burgeoning scene. Over the past ten seasons, the ensemble has presented over 35 world premiere performances of music by American composers, as well as many US and East Coast premieres by major international composers. With an eponymous emphasis on unexplored and neglected repertoire, Lost Dog is dedicated to discovering and performing the greatest music of our time.

In 2017, Lost Dog will release Chamber Music of Philippe Bodin, the first in a multi-disc series of composer portrait albums, intended to raise the profile of composers it has championed, including Philippe Bodin, Jeremy Podgursky, and Michael Hersch. Notable past projects by Lost Dog include a dance-theater production of Peter Maxwell Davies’ iconic and controversial Vesalii Icones with choreographer Dora Arreola at historic Judson Church; the US premiere of Robert Simpson’s magnificent Horn Quartet; and, the New York premiere, and only the second-ever complete performance, of Michael Hersch’s epic, 3-hour The Vanishing Pavilions. Lost Dog’s most recent project is ‘Nørgård in New York’, a multi-concert Festival celebrating the great Danish composer Per Nørgård.

Founded in 1995, Lost Dog New Music Ensemble has performed across the United States and Europe. In 2003 Lost Dog became a member ensemble of the Astoria Music Society in Astoria, New York. The core ensemble is comprised of flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and ’cello, and is led by Artistic Director and composer Garth Edwin Sunderland.


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Esther Noh

(violin) fuses her classical uptown sensibility with her alternative downtown aesthetic. She has performed in virtually every major venue in New York City, from Miller Theater, Merkin Recital Hall, and Carnegie Hall to Le Poisson Rouge, The Jazz Standard, and The Stone. She has been a featured artist at the Whitney Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Smithsonian Museum. Recent collaborations include Meredith Monk, Savion Glover, John Zorn, Lou Reed, ETHEL string quartet, Eighth Blackbird, ICE, Either/Or, and Signal.

Ms Noh hold degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, University of Michigan School of Music, and SUNY Stony Brook, and is a member of the Brooklyn Philharmonic. She is a Suzuki-certified violin teacher and presents outreach concerts under Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program.

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Jacob Rhodebeck

(piano) is a pianist known for his facile technique and his enthusiasm for performing new and unknown music. He attended the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and received both Master’s and Doctoral degrees in music at Stony Brook University. He has been highly active in the world of new music, having collaborated with and premiered works by Mason Bates, Christopher Bailey, Lukas Ligeti, among many others. Mr Rhodebeck has also made recordings with Yarn/Wire, the Escher String Quartet, and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. He currently teaches at the Riverdale Country School and at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.