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Contingency Plan - Cello and Percussion duo
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00PM

The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
Between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets.
New York, NY 10012
Main stage
ACEBDF&M trains to West 4th street. Exit at West 3rd and walk one block east to Macdougal Street. The theatre is located in the same building as Cafe Wha.

This performance has been in the works for several years, because we wanted to make sure we got it right - the concert is dedicated to the memory of Mindy’s wonderful aunt, Christina Ascher, otherwise known as “Aunt Nina.” She was one of the most exceptional contemporary singers of her time and we continue to be inspired by her. As a way of paying tribute to her, we commissioned her longtime friend and colleague whom she had numerous collaborations with, Austrian composer Georg Nussbaumer, to write us a piece in her honor. One of the things we loved hearing about the most were Nina’s stories of performing Georg's pieces - he continues his style of totally pushing the performer out of their comfort zone in order to produce something incredibly inspiring and unique. This performance will also include the world premiere of a piece by Leah Asher called between words and other things and no cello/percussion concert would be complete without Osvaldo Golijov’s Mariel.

between words and other things - Leah Asher
Seance - Georg Nussbaumer
Mariel - Osvaldo Golijoiv

The Contingency Plan is a husband and wife percussion and cello duo based in NYC and specializing in contemporary music. The two first performed together with the Cadillac Moon Ensemble and are excited to present their debut concert featuring works by Leah Asher and Georg Nussbaumer. Sean teaches at NYU and is a member of Iktus Percussion, Metropolis Ensemble, principal percussionist of Ensemble LPR and Pegasus: The Orchestra, and regularly performs with the American Symphony Orchestra and American Composers Orchestra. Mindy teaches at the 92nd Street Y, Turtle Bay Music School, and Lucy Moses School, and performs regularly with multiple NYC ensembles.