October 27, 2014 - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Songs by Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Benjamin Britten, Mohammed Fairouz, Yip Harburg, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Stephen Sondheim, and Igor Stravinsky
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The Mimesis Ensemble is a New York City based group dedicated to the mastery of music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Founded in 2008 by pianist Katie Reimer, Mimesis performs regularly at venues such as Weill and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Mimesis released their debut CD on Bridge Records in their 5th season, featuring Mohammed Fairouz’s opera, Sumeida’s Song, for orchestra and singers. Fostering close relationships with the composers they program, musicians are often coached by the composers themselves.
"Thoughtfully assembled, the program’s three very different contemporary classical pieces told their own stories separately and a different one together."
-Sherri Rase, QonStage, May, 2014
“The very impressive Mimesis Ensemble, under the assured, dextrous leadership of Scott Dunn, plays a crucial role in this music drama, with special praise due the solo string players and the two trumpeters, who provide unsettlingly dissonant fanfares.”
-Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News, April, 2013
“[The Mimesis Ensemble organized] an appealing program of 20th and 21st century works.”
-Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times, January, 2012