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EMPAC Presents
Georg Friedrich Haas:
In Vain Nov. 12

On Friday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) presents In Vain, a composition for chamber orchestra composed by Georg Friedrich Haas and performed by the Argento Chamber Ensemble (Michel Galante, conductor).

A contrast of light and dark, harmony and dissonance, In Vain startles and captivates the senses. Performed by a 24-member chamber orchestra, much of this intense 75-minute composition takes place in total darkness, and the musicians must perform from memory. The cycles between light and darkness are accompanied by dramatic microtonal deviations in the musical plane, which underscore a desire for perfect harmony, while understanding the futility of achieving a perfect harmonic co-existence, both musically and in the world.

Tickets are $15/$10/$5. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2010/fall/invain/.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 4, Number 16, October 22, 2010
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