earspace 2019/2020 Annual Fund Drive

Help us reach our goal of $8,000—become an earspace supporter today! 

Click below to make your tax-deductible contribution!

earspace is entering our third season together as an ensemble, and we are incredibly excited to bring you another great year of contemporary music! We strive to bring adventurous new productions of contemporary music to our audiences and this year is no exception. During this past season we had a premiere performance installation by D. Edward Davis, then completed our second residency at UNC-Chapel Hill, presented three earspace members in solo shows, held our first call for scores, and finished the year strong with an evening of chamber works.

We kick off our 2019-2020 season with a duo show by Andy Hudson (clarinet) and Victoria Nelson (percussion). The pair has programmed some of their favorite works by friends and colleagues.

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In January, we will present the contemporary masterwork Schnee by Hans Abrahamsen, “a work consisting of a number of canonical movements that would explore this universe of time.” earspace will also be performing the North Carolina premiere of “Dream Logic” by composer Pierce Gradone, who was selected as the winner of our first call for scores.

Next, we are thrilled to be working with Carolina Performing Arts to produce As One by Laura Kaminsky. As One is a chamber opera in which two voices—Hannah after (soprano Melina Jaharis) and Hannah before (baritone and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member Marc Callahan)—share the role of a sole transgender protagonist as she endeavors to resolve the discord between herself and the outside world.

Finally, we end our season with a collaboration with internationally-acclaimed soprano Ah Young Hong. Known for her “fearlessness and consummate artistry” (Opera News) Ah Young joins earspace in a performance of Per Nørgård’s “Seadrift” and “Nova Genitura,” paired with J.S. Bach’s “Ich Habe Genug.”

Help us reach our goal of $8,000

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With so much in store for you this season, and we need your help to make it possible. This year we are announcing our Annual Fund Drive goal of $8,000. The money raised during our Annual Fund Drive is critical to guarantee the success of our projects in our most ambitious season yet. Over half of our budget is invested directly into paying our artists and their travel needs, and the other half goes toward production costs and operating expenses. Your contribution is not only an investment in us as an ensemble, but an investment in the further success of contemporary performance!