New works by graduate students Chen Yihan, Liam Elliot, Anna Meadors, Noah Kaplan, and faculty composer Juri Seo.

Event Info

Latitude 49 performs new works by Princeton University faculty and graduate composers. 

About the Artist:

Latitude 49 is a dynamic mixed-chamber ensemble exploring new sounds, engaging diverse audiences, and holding hands with composers of today. From its beginnings in Michigan, L49 has grown into a major presence on the new-music scene with performances and residencies throughout the Midwest and beyond.

The ensemble’s 2017/18 season is headlined by an appearance as featured ensemble at the Bowling Green New Music Festival, alongside featured composers Sarah Kirkland Snider and Steven Mackey. L49 will also make return appearances at New Music Detroit’s Strange Beautiful Music festival and the Kenosha Creative Space, as well as first visits to Texas and Ohio’s Toledo Museum of Art. Back on home turf in Chicago, Latitude will partner with the Chai Collective in a program exploring and raising awareness of  homelessness. Spring will see the ensemble in New York for an educational residency at SUNY Fredonia. A keystone development of this season and beyond is the beginning of a close collaboration between L49 and  internationally-acclaimed composer Christopher Cerrone, recipient of the 2015 Rome Prize. As composer-in-residence, Cerrone is writing a new work for the ensemble, and arranging his opera All Wounds Bleed, which will be premiered with the Chicago Fringe Opera during the 2018/19 season. Other premieres on the horizon include works from Andrew McManus, Justin Rito, Juri Seo, Chris Sies, and Evan Ware.