With the support of a University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Special Events grant, Ensemble: Périphérie will be in residency at the University of Minnesota — Morris in September 2014. The UMM residency allows EP to continue fulfilling its mission to promote contemporary music by presenting stimulating concerts of new chamber works by both emerging and established composers, and by inviting audiences to join us in recognizing great art of our time. The residency concludes with a four–concert tour featuring works by Takuma Itoh, Tomasz Skweres, George Crumb, José Manuel Serrano, and Karim Al–Zand.

23 September 7:30pm — University of Minnesota — Morris (Morris, MN)
24 September 7:30pm — St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)
25 September 7:30pm — MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis, MN)
26 September 7:30pm — Northwestern College (Orange City, IA)


We have been invited to perform in New York City’s Carnegie Hall in October 2013! So if you find yourself in the New York City area in October, we hope to see you there! Our concert is in Carnegie’s Weill Hall on Saturday, October 26 at 2:00pm and is part of the DCINY Distinguished Concerts Artists Series.

We successfully reached our fundraising goal of $7000, raising $8000 through our Kickstarter fundraising campaign! We owe a huge Thank You! to all of our contributors. This $8000 will go a long way in making our Carnegie project happen. Most of the funds have gone to each of our individual members providing each of us with funding for travel to and lodging in New York. The remainder of the funds have allowed us to secure adequate rehearsal space once we are in New York City.

Thank you to all of our Kickstarter financial backers! They are: Cherie Fine, Steven Layton, Donna Peterson, D Holmes Morton, David Gompper, Ralph Baechle, Linda Dickerson, John C. Gardner, Karen Brooks, Ron and Cindy May, Cecile Herrmann, John and Lorelei Pfautz, Laird Addis, Wenda Ostrem, Anna Carrington, Betty J. Armstrong, Dorothy Whiston, Alex Feazell, Carl f Frischkorn, Tim Magee, JoRonda Northcutt, Tommy and June Dahn, Lola Hicks, Suda Smith, Kathleen Keif, James Wojtaszek, Sally Joslyn, Tim McGarvey, Heather, Paula Rediger, Susan Sondrol Jones, Stephanie Gray, Louis Karchin, Sue Dayton, Kathy Calder, Darlene Marshall, Stephen Fine, Darci Pearce, Kristen Eisenhammer, Ann DuHamel, J Peterson, Benjamin Warde, Katherine Fink, Rachel Kingham, Meredith Lee, Carson Cooman, Lois Kempton, Kirk Muspratt, Connie Stern, George Hufnagl, Madonna Wojtaszek–Healy, David Smooke, Joseph Dangerfield.

We must also extend our gratitude to those institutions that have provided us with grants for securing the prestigious venue that Carnegie is: Coe College, the University of Minnesota at Morris, and Northwestern College.

May 2013: Ensemble: Périphérie just had a successful 2013 concert series! The program, the same program for our Carnegie concert, featured new works by David Gompper, Louis Karchin, Irina Dubkova, as well as newly–composed works by EP’s artistic directors, Joseph Dangerfield and Luke Dahn. The series will included five concerts in five nights at several venues throughout the Midwest region.

Concert Venues
6 March 8:00pm — Northern Illinois University   (live webcast)
7 March 7:30pm — University of Wisconsin–Madison
8 March 3:30pm — University of Minnesota
9 March 7:00pm — Coe College
10 March 7:30pm — University of Iowa
26 October 2:00pm — Carnegie Hall

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Program Details:
David Gompper: Butterfly Dance (2001) for cl, vn, va, vc, pf
Louis Karchin: Four Songs on Poems of Seamus Heaney * (2012) for soprano, fl, cl, vn, vc, perc, pf
Irina Dubkova: I Hear The Sound That Has Fallen Silent (2005) for fl, cl, vn, vc, pf
Joseph Dangerfield: The Wild * (2013) for piano and chamber ensemble
Luke Dahn: Calder Cadences * (2013) for fl, cl, vn, vc, pf
Giacinto Scelsi: Dharana (1975) for vc, db

( * = world premiere)

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