Help us kick off the 2019 Fall Semester with light refreshments, and welcome UMKC Roos—both new and familiar—to Diastole.
Immaterial & Intangible
newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble presents the first concert of their 27th season.
"Our season begins with an exploration of locations that are more felt or understood than seen. Broad visual imagery, molecular spaces, and metaphysical realms invoke the
contemplative atmosphere we wish to encourage this season at Diastole."
Motion & Migration
newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble presents the second concert of their 27th season.
"The natural world is a dynamic place. We move, we travel, and we relocate in search of
release, inspiration, or a better life. Even stationary objects can move, changing their
shape and the picture of a landscape over time. In the same way, music as an artform
relies on movement and change over time to create, live in, and alter the various sound
worlds it inhabits."
Diastole Holiday Reception
Come celebrate the season with the festive décor, food, and music you've come to love at Diastole's annual holiday party.
Disolocation & Defiance
newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble presents the third concert of their 27th season.
"Most of us will experience some type of dislocative state in our lives–either a
psychological feeling that we don’t belong, that we are unwelcome, or a literal
displacement due to forces outside of our control. For our third Main Series concert we
have programmed works that acknowledge and remember the atrocities of war, hatred,
and violence alongside those that inspire us to stand up against it."
Origins & Outlooks
newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble presents the final concert of their 27th season.
"For our final concert in this series, we have collected works that evoke more specific
places and landscapes. Our histories are often bound to our physical surroundings, and several works on this program explore locations in which the composers spent formative years. Other times, we are inspired by travel and new surroundings that allow us to see life from a new angle. Synergy in art comes from both exploring our pasts and seeking new experiences to enhance our understanding of the human experience."
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