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Peace Symphony by Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) Added To Cornish Presents Fall 2015 Season

SEATTLE, WA –The Fall 2015 Cornish Presents series will end with the local premiere of the Peace Symphony by Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, on Dec. 4. In this moving examination of the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the audience will experience a sound and visual portrait of one of the defining moments of the 20th century. Commissioned by UN Peace Boat in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombing, Miller interacted with eight Hibakusha (bombing survivors) to create the Peace Symphony, combining their stories with historical footage, music, and the DJ Spooky App.

“We are very excited to welcome DJ Spooky to Cornish College of the Arts,” said Tom Baker, artistic director of Cornish Presents and interim chair of music at the college. “This composer, multimedia artist, author and thinker is a unique and important voice on art, culture and digital technology in the 21st century. His work and writing, which can bridge the liminal divide between culture, politics and technology, has had profound influence on other young artists. It is with great anticipation that we welcome DJ Spooky to Cornish Presents this December.”

The Cornish Presents season opens on Oct. 10 with the previously announced Some Places are Forever Afternoon featuring Cornish faculty member Wayne Horvitz performing his suite of 11 pieces based on the poems of Richard Hugo with members of his Gravitas Quartet and Sweeter Than The Day groups. Additional highlights of the October and November concerts are the appearance of flutist Camilla Hoitenga in a multi-media concert with composer/sound designer Jean-Baptiste Barrière on Oct. 15 and the 80th birthday celebration of trombone legend Julian Priester on Oct. 24.

Ticket prices vary by event, ranging from $16 to $34 for general admission to $5 to $15 for students or seniors. Free parking is available for the PONCHO Concert Hall events Oct. 10 through Nov. 10. The Peace Symphony will be performed at Cornish Playhouse at the Center on Dec. 4.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cornish.edu/presents.

Cornish Presents Fall 2015 Season

Cornish Presents: Some Places are Forever Afternoon
October 10, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tickets: $28, $26 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $14 Students
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
“Some Places are Forever Afternoon/11 Places for Richard Hugo,” composed by Cornish Faculty member Wayne Horvitz, is a suite of 11 pieces based on the poems of Richard Hugo. Horvitz is on piano with members of his Gravitas Quartet and Sweeter Than The Day groups: Ron Miles (trumpet), Peggy Lee (cello), Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon), Timothy Young (guitar), Keith Lowe (bass), Eric Eagle (drums). Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: IWO Flute Quartet
October 12, 12 to 1 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
IWO Flute Quartet (Sydney Carlson, Leonardrrison, Jennifer Rhyne and Cornish faculty member Paul Taub) will perform a program that includes “Second Grand Quartet for Sixteen Flutes - The White Labyrinth” by Harvey Sollberger, a piece that IWO commissioned from the National Flute Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award winning composer, and “Song and Dance” by Seattle composer and Cornish Adjunct faculty Angelique Poteat. For more info about the composers, visit http://www.harveysollberger.com and http://angeliquepoteat.com

Cornish Presents: Camilla Hoitenga and Jean-Baptiste Barrière
October 15, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $20, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, $5 Teen Tix
Multi-media concert by flutist Camilla Hoitenga and composer/sound designer Jean-Baptiste Barrière featuring breathtaking electronic music by Barrière and Kaija Saariaho for flute, electronics and video.

Cornish Presents: Edmar Castañeda
October 16, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $18, $16 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $9 Students
In a rare solo performance, the “hippest harpist” (WSJ), from Colombia, demonstrates the virtuosic command that explains his growing acclaim, the world over. He produces symphonic, rapid-fire, melodic Latin American rhythms. Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: Kris Davis Trio
October 19, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $18, $16 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $9 Students
The Vancouver-raised pianist, who has just won a prestigious Doris Duke Impact Award, appears with drummer Tom Rainey and bassist John Hebert, performing her darkly energetic, nuanced compositions. Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: Julian Priester, 80th Birthday Celebration
Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival
October 24, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $16, $14 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $8 Students
The trombone legend's many Seattle-area friends pay tribute to his long career, which has seen him in the company of Sun Ra, Max Roach, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, and many more. His own quartet with pianist Dawn Clement will be on hand, as will many friends, and fellow trombonists like Stuart Dempster and David Marriott! Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: Joel M. Ross Quartet
October 30, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $18, $16 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $9 Students
To recast expectations of jazz vibes is no mean feat, and to do it while still a teenager is truly remarkable. In the spirit of Thelonious Monk, Chicago newcomer Joel M. Ross, a stand-out at the last two years’ Seattle Jazz Experiences, plays in with edgy, surprising, hugely likable style. He appears with similarly highly anticipated pianist James Francies as well as Jalon Archie (drums) and Ben Tiberio (bass). Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: Gamelan Pacifica
November 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $20, $15 Seniors, $10 Students, $5 Teen Tix
Gamelan Pacifica is joined by four outstanding string players from the Seattle area (violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim , violinist Brittany Boulding Breeden, violist Melia Watras, and cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir) in this unusual chamber music concert featuring performances by each ensemble as well as the premieres of several new works for the expanded instrumentation ofmelan and string quartet together, including new works by Seattle composers Marguerite Brown and Stephen Fandrich.

Cornish Presents: Art Lande Quartet
November 6, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $18, $16 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $9 Students
It’s a major Seattle jazz event: a one-off reunion of the veteran, world-traveling, singular pianist with his great Seattle post-bop band of the early 1980s, with Dean Johnson, bass; Dave Coleman, drums; and Dave Peterson, guitar. Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: Jay Clayton & Friends
November 8, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $16, $14 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $8 Students
Now a fixture of New York jazz, Clayton perennially topped jazz-vocals polls in Seattle while teaching a generation of singers at Cornish College of the Arts. Joining her are old friends from all around the Seattle jazz world. Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: Anat Cohen Quartet
November 10, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts
PONCHO Concert Hall at Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102
Tickets: $30, $28 Seniors and Earshot Jazz Members, $15 Students
Conversant with modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, and Argentine tango, the Israeli clarinetist has established herself as a leading voice in jazz moving forward. Co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival

Cornish Presents: Peace Symphony by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky Featuring Nouveau Classical Project
December 4, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cornish College of the Arts Cornish
Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
Tickets: $24 to $34
Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) uses interviews from eight survivors of the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to weave together a sound and visual portrait of one of the most powerful moments of the 20th Century.