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We start our three-day residency at Trinity College in Hartford today, culminating with a concert on Friday night! Here’s a preview from the Hartford Courant.

M6 At Trinity

February 01, 2012|By DONNA LARCEN, dlarcen@courant.com, The Hartford Courant

The M6, an ensemble that interprets the work of Meredith Monk, a composer-singer and director-choreographer, performs Friday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Austin Arts Center at Trinity College, 300 Summit St, Hartford.

The concert features “Tablet” and 1976 composition for three female voices, two pianos and two soprano recorders, “Dolmen Music,” a 1979 work for six voices, cello and percussion, and selections from “Book of Days” from 1985, “Facing North from 1990 and “ATLAS” from 1991.

The ensemble is part of Meredith Monk’s most recent CD “Songs of Ascension” on EMI.

Monk was named “composer of the year” for 2012 by Musical America, which began in 1898 as a weekly music newspaper. She has spent most of her career composing for her own ensemble, but has also received commissions from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Kronos Quartet and from Michael Tilson Thomas for his New World Symphony in Miami.

The six members of the M6 were trained in a professional workshop run by Monk in 2006. They are preserving Monk’s repertory and documenting them on video.

The M6 group includes: Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Sidney Chen, Emily Eagen, Holly Nadal, Toby Newman, and Peter Sciscioli, with guest cellist Brian Snow. Sciscioli is an alumnus of Trinity/La MaMa (’95) and has been the voice teacher for the program since 2010.

Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and non-Trinity students and free for Trinity students. Information: 860-297-2199 and http://www.trincoll.edu.

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