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Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011

Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music
presents Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days,
a series of music events taking place Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2011, involving Maine composers, musicians, educators, artists, and students. Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days features contemporary music with live performances, sound art and a special listening group . . .

CONCERT I - Sound Art
Friday, April 29, 2011, 7:30 PM, St. Bartholomew's Church, Yarmouth
directions  here
A evening of live music, talk, active listening and refreshments

On the Program:

Arnold Schoenberg
Six Little Piano Pieces, op. 19 (1911)
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Vladimir Ussachevsky
Sonic Contours (1952)

John Cage
Dream (1948)
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Laurie Spiegel
Appalachian Grove (1974)

Arvo Pärt
Für Alina (1976)
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Pierre Henry
Spatiodynamisme (1954)

Morton Feldman
Intermission 6 (1953)
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Mason Bates
Rodeopteryx (1999)

Brian Cherney
Elegy for a Misty Afternoon (1965)
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Edward Wright
Y Twr (2009)

Hosted by Vinny Fuerst, director of Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music
This evening's performance made possible by a grant from Yarmouth Arts.
And thanks, also, to St. Bartholomew's Church for their support.


CONCERT II - Ten by Ten
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7:30 PM, St. Bartholomew's Church, Yarmouth
directions  here
An evening of live music, talk, active listening and refreshments
On the Program:

Gregory Hall
Compositional Improvisation (2011)

Gregory Hall, piano

Gay Pearson
Crossings (2011)
Gay Pearson, piano

Richard Rodney Bennett
Siesta, from Summer Music (1982)
Katie Pekar, flute
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Nathan Kolosko
Ama Lur (2009)
- Evocation
- Rituales
- Meditacion
- Expiacion
Nathan Kolosko, guitar

Wallingford Reigger
Petite Etude (1957)
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Philip Glass
Metamorphosis One (1988)
Vinny Fuerst, piano

Robin Jellis
In the Bus (2010)
Peace Piece (2001-09)
Robin Jellis, cello
Martin Steingesser, poet/speaker

Samuel Barber
Excursions (1944)
Mark Braun, piano

Steve Reich
New York Counterpoint (1985)
Emily Johnson, clarinet

Richard St. Clair
Sonatina (2010)
Gay Pearson, piano

Joshua DeScherer
Study in Metal (2011)
Joshua DeScherer, prepared contrabass
Exercise on a Breeze (2009)
Joshua DeScherer, contrabass

Hosted by Vinny Fuerst, director of Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music
This evening's performance made possible by a grant from Yarmouth Arts.
And thanks, also, to St. Bartholomew's Church for their support.

In addition to the two concerts, the Pytheas Center's website - - will present information related to each event, as a means to extend and expand the cultural experience. Information on the composers will be available, as well as a wide variety of other resources relating to contemporary music.

All Events are FREE and made possible by a grant from Yarmouth Arts. Donations will be accepted at the door of each event and go toward funding the Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music. For more information contact the Pytheas Center at 207-846-6658 or

And click  here [under construction] for our full poster for Yamouth Contemporary Music Days. Come and enjoy!

The Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music - is a Maine-based nonprofit organization that promotes contemporary concert music. Its mission is to promote the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art/classical music through contact, education and live performance.

Yarmouth Arts - - is a non-profit organization made up of local citizens committed to encouraging arts and cultural activities within the community of Yarmouth. 
Their mission is to enhance the cultural life of Yarmouth community by increasing awareness of existing cultural opportunities; promoting greater participation in the arts and cultural activities for all ages and interests; and facilitating and supporting cultural events and activities in Yarmouth. As a local arts organization, they seek to support the creative community by connecting artists with audiences of all kinds, encourage creativity in its broadest sense, and believing that sharing arts and cultural experiences brings us together.

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Concerts take place at:
St. Bartholomew's Church
396 Gilman Road
Yarmouth, ME  04096
St. Bart's website  here

For press inquires, photos, or directions contact the Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music at
207-846-6658 or

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Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music

389 Cousins Street
Yarmouth, ME  04096


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