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Event: 'Requiem For Another Day'

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Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 At 08:00 PM
Duration: 1 Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!

Contacts: CAC: Melissa Weber 504 528 3805 mweber@cacno.org

The NOCCA Institute: Richard Read 504 940 2808 rread@noccainstitute.com





The Contemporary Arts Center and The NOCCA Institute present

Requiem for Another Day

Friday, November 14 at 8pm at NOCCA





23 October 2008 [New Orleans, LA] — The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and The NOCCA Institute present a concert by the chamber music ensemble Musaica, featuring original work by composer Jay Weigel, commissioned by sculptor Lin Emery. Emery’s sculptures will be on view at the concert, courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery. The concert will also include a performance of Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio. The performance is part of the CAC’s Music of New Orleans Series and The NOCCA Institute’s CENTER STAGE concert series.



When Weigel worked on his first opera, Ash Wednesday, Emery worked tirelessly on an abstract set that reflected his music. He is now happy to return the favor: “She was one of the most important artists working with the CAC during its early stages. She is not only an icon to me, but she was always supportive of my work as an experimental composer. I’m shocked and honored that she would commission me to write a piece on her behalf.” Weigel has composed the piece for a string and woodwind quartet, and with Emery’s sculptures in mind.



The performance will take place at 8:00pm on Friday, November 14, 2008, on the campus of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres Street, in New Orleans. Tickets are $20 general admission, $18 for students/seniors, and $15 for members of the CAC or The NOCCA Institute. They can be purchased at www.NOCCA.com or by calling 504 940 2900.




About Musaica: Musaica was founded by a group of professional New Orleans musicians in the fall of 2006. It is an ensemble whose goal is to present a variety of eclectic and entertaining chamber music programs during the year; and to play these concerts in a number of locations throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area in order to reach the most listeners. During its concert series, Musaica presents more familiar and accessible works alongside those, which are new or less often performed. In its first two seasons, Musaica has presented new works by its bass player David Anderson, and other great but infrequently heard compositions by Villa-Lobos, Bax, Bartok, Poulenc, and Bernstein, alongside pieces like Copland’s Appalachian Spring and the Schubert Octet. The group was hailed by the Times-Picayune as "a triumph of musicianship and adventurous programming," and was the winner of the 2007 award for best chamber music concert by Gambit Weekly’s Tribute to the Classical Arts.





This concert is supported by Capital One, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and Phelps Dunbar. Additional support comes by way of a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council; the grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans. Supplemental support comes from a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.



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