This preview has been provided by Forecast Music.

Forecast Music, the Piedmont Triad’s premier contemporary music group, proudly presents “Carolina & Beyond,” a melange of works from composers across our region, as well as visiting winners of the 2012 Forecast Music National Call for Scores. These works will be performed by some of the world’s finest performers, all living right here in the Piedmont Triad! The program will include pieces by Dan Locklair, Lance Hulme, Kathleen Pierson, Eric Schwartz, Leonard Mark Lewis,  and call winners Kyong Mee Choi and Brian Baxter, all of whom will be in attendance and will introduce their works, and will feature performances by Jacqui Carrasco, James Douglass, Kris Keeton, Clara O’Brien, Tadeu Coelho, Susan Fancher, David Helms, and Louis Goldstein.

This performance will take place on Friday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. at the Community Arts Cafe, 411 W. 4th Street, Winston-Salem.  Tickets are available at the door for $10 for general admission and $5.00 for students and seniors.

About the group:

Forecast Music is an adventurous, not-for-profit new music group based in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, comprised of several of the world’s finest composers and performers living right here in NC. Our mission is to present new and innovative American concert music of varied aesthetic visions in relaxed, alternative performance spaces as well as traditional concert venues. In these eclectic programs, many different musical perspectives are allowed to collide and complement each other as they may. Forecast Music concerts are carefully curated to highlight certain ideas, musical and otherwise, and to promote collaboration with artists in various disciplines. Each concert is concise, presenting several works in approximately an hour, allowing ample time for interaction between the audience, performers, and composers. It is our hope that by presenting numerous works highlighting varied styles and trends, the audience will sample the music of the recent past, today, and the future, sparking an interest in the extraordinary music being made by living composers.

Forecast Music was founded in Brooklyn , NY in 2001 by four composers looking to find a hands-on way to get their works performed outside of the usual academic or traditional concert arenas. The founding members were Julie Harting, Eric Schwartz, Giancarlo Vulcano, and Gal Ziv. The group became an active part of New York City ’s vibrant contemporary music scene from 2002-2009. During that time the group evolved from its origins as a contemporary music band, presenting the works of just its four founding composers, to a wide ranging non-profit contemporary music organization, performing work from composers throughout NYC and around the country in innovative, accessible fashion. An annual call for scores began in 2005, and literally thousands of scores flowed in from across the globe over four years. Forecast Music has always presented a mix of premieres and the all important second, third, and beyond performances for composers, but in 2006 began to annually commission new work from local composers, a thrilling part of the ever expanding new music mission. In 2010 Forecast began the transition from New York City to Winston-Salem , North Carolina . We are now set to assume the mantle of the Triad’s premiere contemporary music organization, and we couldn’t be more excited!

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This project was made possible, in part, with funding by the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and The Winston-Salem and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.