ANODE 14.2: Kevin McFarland
ANODE 14.2, the latest installment of FOCI Arts’ contemporary music concert series, features internationally renowned cellist Kevin McFarland in his New Orleans debut recital at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The program features fresh, exciting, and radically inventive works by contemporary composers alongside selections from Bach’s cello suites, mixing new music and old in an exhaustive exploration of the cello’s expressive possibilities. A native of Lancaster, PA, McFarland has performed throughout the world as part of the preeminent JACK Quartet, including concerts in Japan, France, Indonesia, Iceland, and the Netherlands, and in esteemed venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as with numerous other chamber music groups such as the International Contemporary Ensemble and Alarm Will Sound. He brings a thoughtful sensitivity to his instrument that is adaptable to a wide range of music, coaxing unique and delicate nuance from each piece he plays. His New Orleans debut concert is not to be missed.
Friday July 11: New Orleans Museum of Art, time tba
A Partial Taxonomy of Condensations (2011) – Ray Evanoff
I want to tell a story that cancels itself as it goes I Replied (2011) – Ben Isaacs
Drift Matter (2013) – Timothy McCormack
Tr (épilogue) (2012) – Yoshiaki Onishi
a tabulation, an unmarking (2013) – Marek Poliks
Plus selections from J.S. Bach’s cello suites.
ANODE 14.2 is made possible in part through the generous support of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, inc.