with Payton MacDonald
and Young Voices of Colorado
“Lifeboat No. 6” (World Premiere)
“The Sinking of the Titanic”
JACK Quartet, with Payton MacDonald and Young Voices of Colorado Jeremy Reynold, faculty with the Lamont School of music will also join and play the bass clarinet and clarinet.
In Collaboration with:
Denver Friends of Chamber Music
Historic Denver, Inc.
History Colorado, The Colorado Historical Society
Young Voices of Colorado
On April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg at 11:40 PM in the North Atlantic and sank at 2:20 AM on April 15th. Of the 2,201 people on board, only 711 were to reach their intended destination, New York. On Sunday, April 15, 2012, Newman Center Presents joins Historic Denver, Inc., the Friends of Chamber Music Denver, and Young Voices of Colorado to present a concert on the 100th anniversary of the sinking. The major work to be performed will be Gavin Bryars’ The Sinking of the Titanic. We have also commissioned composer Payton MacDonald to write a new work in honor of the most famous survivor of the wreck, Denver resident Margaret (“Molly”) Brown, an extraordinary woman whose fame and importance in Colorado history extends well beyond her survival of the famous shipwreck. This new work is tentatively entitled Lifeboat No. 6.
JACK Quartet, one of the finest string quartets in the world dedicated to contemporary music, will offer additional performance, in a range of venues, of other repertoire.