Apr 15

Five Boroughs Music Festival – Premieres with Brass

Featuring two US Premieres by contemporary European masters and a World Premiere by a young American talent, this new program showcases the flexibility and expressive possibilities inherent in voice and brass. Musicians from TILT Brass and loadbang will perform along with Ekmeles, under the direction of Jeffrey Gavett. Join us before the concert for a special discussion about creating works for these forces led by Ekmeles director Jeffrey Gavett, composer Christopher Fisher-Lochhead, and trombonist Will Lang (soloist in Christopher Fisher-Lochhead’s new work).

  • Wolfgang Rihm – SKOTEINOS (U.S. Premiere)
  • Christopher Fisher-Lochhead – prosodia daseia (World Premiere)
  • Matthias Spahlinger – über den frühen tod fräuleins anna augusta marggräfen zu baden (U.S. Premiere)

This concert is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; by New Music USA’s Cary Fund For New Music Performance Fund; the Aaron Copland Fund for Music; and the Amphion Foundation.


Ekmeles personnel for concert


  • Andy Kozar, trumpet
  • Will Lang, trombone
  • Chris McIntyre, trombone
  • Jen Baker, trombone
  • Benjamin Harrington, trombone
  • Matt Melore, trombone
  • Scott Bartucca, oboe
  • Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet