Max Richter with the ACME ensemble

Max Richter

MAX RICHTER
with the ACME ensemble

September 28 at 8 p.m.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Emerson Concert Hall

Part of the 2018-2019 Candler Concert Series.

Inspired equally by The Beatles and Bach, punk rock and ambient electronica, composer and musician Max Richter defies definition. His work encompasses concert music, operas, ballets, and multiple film and theatre scores. He is joined by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), a group dedicated to performing new music across genres. Together they will perform Infra and music from The Blue Notebooks.

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Artist Bios

Max Richter, composer

Composer, pianist, producer, remixer, collaborator extraordinaire: Max Richter defies definition. An enigma he may be; what is beyond argument is that he is one of the most prolific musical artists of his generation.

Inspired equally by The Beatles and Bach, punk rock and ambient electronica, Richter blends baroque beauty with minimalist methodology, classical orchestration with modern technology.

The result is a monumental body of work encompassing concert music, operas, ballets, art and video installations, multiple film, theatre and television scores and a series of acclaimed solo albums incorporating poetry and literature. Read more ››

American Contemporary Music Ensemble

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), led by Artistic Director Clarice Jensen, is dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, primarily the work of American composers. The flexible ensemble presents fresh work by living composers alongside the classics of the contemporary. ACME’s dedication to new music extends across genres, and has earned them a reputation among both classical and rock crowds. NPR calls them “contemporary music dynamos,” and Strings reports, “ACME’s absorbing playing pulsed with warm energy. . . Shared glances and inhales triggered transitions in a flow so seamless it seemed learned in a Jedi temple.” ACME was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.” Read more ››

Emory Concert Program

The program includes music from Max Richter's solo albums Infra and cult-classic The Blue Notebooks, based on T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland. Full program info TBA.

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