Great Noise Ensemble (GNE) is a DC-based ensemble dedicated to performing and promoting contemporary classical music. Formed in 2005 by composer and conductor Armando Bayolo, GNE has presented the world premieres of some 23 new compositions as well as regional premieres and rare performances of some of the major works of the last 25 years by composers like Steve Reich, John Luther Adams, Marc Mellits, Poul Ruders & Louis Andriessen.
In the 2012 - 2013 concert season they are exploring states of mind with a new music series. The third performance in the series, 'stillness', happens at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) East Building on 12/9 @ 6:30 p.m. The program includes the pieces listed below, and you can read more about it from http://www.greatnoiseensemble.com/2012/11/stillness/:
Arvo Pärt’s 'Fratres'
Armando Bayolo’s 'Hesychasmos'
Henryk Gorecki’s 'Kleines Requiem für eine Polka'
This event is part of NGA's 71st season of concerts; for more information see http://www.nga.gov/programs/music/index.shtm#dec092012. I'll be available to meet up at Chinatown Coffee around 5:00 that evening, http://chinatowncoffee.com/, and head over to NGA around 5:45.