Wild Shore visits Homer

Wild Shore New Music, based in Alaska and New York City, join forces with the National Park Service for its Centennial to present a series of concerts in Alaska, New York City and Washington, D.C. Wild Shore performs two free concerts at noon Aug. 9, Land’s End Resort, and noon Aug. 11 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, part of the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Summer Music Festival. In collaboration with other musicians, they perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Down East Saloon. The concert pairs new music and classical instruments with rock music and improvisation, and concludes with a community jam. Bring instruments to join in.

Wild Shore plays in two mainstage concerts at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Tickets are $15-$25. Following the Aug. 14 concert, Wild Shore ends in a public conversation called “What do we make of music?” The free event at Bunnell brings together artists and residents of the community to consider the intersections between art, experience and nature, with music as a partner in the dialogue.

The 2016 Wild Shore Ensemble includes clarinetist Ken Thomson, cellist Mariel Roberts, percussionist Owen Weaver, flutist Katie Cox, violinist Andie Springer and pianist Conrad Winslow. Wild Shore’s mainstage program is comprised entirely of pieces selected through a call for scores. The program includes Albert Behar, Be Hear Now; Ben Cosgrove, Carrying Capacity; Erik DuLuca, Cascades; Aaron Helgeson, a place towards other places; Aaron Kirschner, Cryokenetic Variations; Stephen Lias, Jeffrey Pine; Brian Simalchik, Overlooks, and Max Stoffregen, California Crest: Cinder Cove. The pieces will explore how instrumental music makes us stop, look and listen, while also modeling ways to move through and play with nature.

Wild Shore continues its tour with two free concerts at 12:30 and 7 p.m. at New York City’s Federal Hall. at 7 p.m. Aug. 25, they play at an outdoor concert on the grounds of the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

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