Aaaaaaaaand we're back!

Our apologies for the extended hiatus.

But never fear, your favorite modern music ensemble has returned to the blogging world.

Now that we're back, you should probably know about a few exciting things we have coming up this weekend for Modfest - Saturday is a big day for us!

January 28, 2012
11:00am - Skinner Recital Hall

Come hear a performance and master class with composer Evan James '07 as he workshops his piece, "You're Unreal", which was commissioned by the Mahagonny Ensemble and premiered in December. Movement titles include:

1. Late, vivid dreaming
2. Daydaydaydayday
3. Somewhere, with people
4. Cop Drama
5. Drinking Alone

 Yeah. Pretty cool.
After the master class, there will be lunch and a chance to speak with the composer himself. To make a lunch reservation, e-mail

8:00pm - Skinner Recital Hall
Modfest Orchestral and Chamber Ensembles Concert
The Mahagonny Orchestra, directed by William Healy '12, performs "You're Unreal" by Evan James '07, a piece that traffics in the emotions of a comfortable daily routine. 

Naomi Dubin '12 conducts the Mahagonny Choir in Arvo Pärt's "Summa," written originally for four-part choir in 1977 and rewritten for a string chamber orchestra in 1991. The Mahagonny Choir performs a combination of the two, bringing a medieval-inspired piece even further into modernity. 

Music faculty member Eduardo Navega, director of the Chamber Music Program, conducts the Vassar College Orchestra in Almeida Prado's "Amen" and Gerald Finzi's "The Fall of the Leaf."

It will be the Modfest event of the year. Seriously. Don't miss out!

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