The Blue Sage Concert Series is pleased to present a Modern Music Festival featuring Hub New Music, a mixed quartet consisting of flute, clarinet, violin and cello. Hub New Music will be in residence in the North Fork Valley from Feb. 25 through March 2 with a series of outreach workshops in Delta County public schools and two performances on the Blue Sage Concert Series March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. The musicians are passionate educators whose approach to teaching places contemporary music within the context of a rapidly evolving, centuries old musical tradition.
The first program, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, features Hub New Music with guest artist Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi flute, Silk Road Ensemble) performing a new multi-disciplinary work by composer Angel Lam entitled "The River Whispers" in collaboration with and inspired by the work of local conservancy group, the Western Slope Conservation Center.
The second program features Hub New Music in a performance of Soul House by composer Robert Honstein exploring memory and childhood nostalgia. Pianist Susan Ellinger joins the group with a performance of Guggenheim award-winning composer Kati Agocs' quintet "Immutable Dreams". This program is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
Tickets ($20-25) are on sale now at the Blue Sage Gallery located at 226 Grand Avenue in Paonia, 970-527-7243, or online at bluesage.org. Thanks to generous donors, students can attend concerts for FREE with advance ticketing.
The Blue Sage Center for the Arts is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization located in Paonia providing education and expression in the arts and humanities in order to engage and enrich the North Fork community. Founded in 1996, the Blue Sage serves about 10,000 residents of the North Fork Valley annually through classes, events, gallery exhibits, venue rentals and arts outreach into local schools.