"Relâche is sort of the New York Philharmonic of truly creative music. They stand alone." — Kyle Gann
Celebrating Workers, Solidarity,
& the Human Spirit
Featuring Emily Ta, winner of the Relâche Ensemble Commission Competition
Sunday 7 November 2021 | 1:00 pm
Widener Hall @ Penn Museum
In five standout selections from its signature collection, the ensemble celebrates workers, solidarity, and the strength of the human spirit. Relâche will be joined by Sean Bailey playing clarinets and saxophones. Relâche is excited to announce the premiere of "Metropolis" commissioned for the ensemble to celebrate the musical accomplishments of budding young composers and raise awareness of the need for women composers to be represented. Ta recently participated in the Women in Sacred Music Project at Temple University’s Young Women Composers Camp. We also honor the late avant-garde iconoclast Louis Andriessen with a performance of his open-score, free-instrumental composition "Workers Union."