The Claudia and David Hatcher Series

Emi Ferguson, flute; Immanuel Wilkins Quartet; and Ruckus

Event details

  • Friday | February 14 | 7:30 PM
  • Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • 800 Bagby St. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 |

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Telemann: Fantasia for solo flute, re-imagined for full ensemble
George Lewis: Artificial Life
Roscoe Mitchell: Metropolis Trilogy (world premiere; DACAMERA co-commission)

Emi Ferguson (baroque and modern flutes); Immanuel Wilkins Quartet (Immanuel Wilkins, saxophone; Micah Thomas, piano; Thomas Morgan, bass; Kweku Sumbry, percussion); Ruckus (Doug Balliett, baroque bass and viola da gamba; Elliot Figg, harpsichord and keyboard; Paul Holmes Morton, theorbo and baroque guitar; Clay Zeller-Townson, baroque bassoon)

The daring flutist Emi Ferguson and shape-shifting baroque band Ruckus are back!  Joined by visionary jazz saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins Quartet, these experts in the art of improvisation combine forces for an exhilarating mix of musical styles, including a major new work.

The world premiere of iconic innovator Roscoe Mitchell’s Metropolis Trilogy, produced by New York’s Metropolis Ensemble and co-commissioned by DACAMERA, will be surrounded by a dazzling constellation of works from the baroque era and beyond. Revel in an inspired take on Bach’s contemporary, Georg Philipp Telemann; MacArthur-winning composer George Lewis’s open-ended work for mixed instrumental ensemble; and the world premiere of Metropolis Trilogy, composed especially for tonight’s musicians.

“the world’s only period-instrument rock band” — San Francisco Classical Voice on Ruckus

“an alto saxophonist whose playing is at once dazzlingly solid and perfectly lithe” — The New York Times on Immanuel Wilkins

Metropolis Trilogy by Roscoe Mitchell is a co-commission by Metropolis Ensemble, DACAMERA, Emi Ferguson, the Immanuel Wilkins Quartet and Ruckus.

Metropolis Trilogy is a Metropolis Ensemble production.

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