6pm doors • 7pm show
KHORIKOS, Vanguard Reed Quintet, and Jeff Siegfried
perform Gala Flagello, Nina Shekhar, Daniel Zlatkin, and Douglas Hertz
Extraordinary artists from NYC and Michigan collaborate in a night of new music from exciting composers. University of Michigan composers Gala Flagello, Nina Shekhar, and Daniel Zlatkin present a wide range of vocal and instrumental music, including 8-part choir, reed quintet (oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, and bass clarinet), and solo saxophone.
Featured performers include New York‘s premier vocal ensemble, KHORIKOS, Michigan’s own Vanguard Reed Quintet, and the “beautiful and delicate playing” (Michael Tilson Thomas) of saxophonist Jeff Siegfried.
Hertz uses sound as a medium to investigate experiences ranging from the personal to universal and from the physical to the spiritual. Through his work, he seeks to connect with audiences in a way that helps them better understand themselves, one another, and the world they inhabit.
His work has appeared on programs presented by the Aries Composers Festival, Midwest Composers Symposium, PASIC, Nief Norf Summer Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, the Dynamic Music Festival, Bard College’s Music Alive series and the Deer Valley Music Festival. His music has been either performed or recorded by the University of Michigan Philharmonia Orchestra, Wet Ink Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Calidore String Quartet, Vanguard Reed Quintet, Up/Down Percussion Quartet, and BrassTaps Duo. He is also an avid collaborator, having worked recently with choreographer Al Evangelista, visual artist Lizzy Chiappini, and performance group, Call Your Mom.
Hertz holds a B.A. in music from Bard College and recently earned an M.M. from the University of Michigan. His past teachers have include Evan Chambers, Bright Sheng, Kristin Kuster, George Tsontakis, Joan Tower, Kyle Gann, and Janet Weir.