Wet Ink 20th Season Opening Concert

Wet Ink launches its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00pm at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music’s Mary Flagler Cary Hall with a concert celebrating two album releases—Wet Ink: 20, an album featuring the 28 musicians of the Wet Ink Large Ensemble released on Carrier Records on September 15, 2018, and Josh Modney: Engage, Wet Ink Executive Director Josh Modney's 3-disc debut solo violin album released on New Focus Recordings on August 3, 2018, described as “one of the most intriguing programs of the year” by The New York Times. The concert will feature works by longtime Wet Ink collaborators Rick Burkhardt and Sky Macklay, performed by Wet Ink's core septet of composer-performers, alongside works by Wet Ink members such as Eric Wubbels’the children of fire come looking for fire” for violin and piano and the New York City premiere of Kate Soper’s new solo work The Fragments of Parmenide with Soper herself on piano and vocals. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Josh Modney's Engage Quintet, a new collaboration that recontextualizes Modney's Violin Solos from the Engage album in an ensemble setting with renowned creative musicians Cory Smythe (piano), Charmaine Lee (voice), Sam Pluta (electronics) and Ian Antonio (percussion).


Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00pm
Wet Ink 20th Season Opener & Double Album Release – Wet Ink: 20 / Josh Modney: Engage
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Mary Flagler Cary Hall | 450 W 37th St | New York, NY
Tickets: $10 General Admission, Students Free. No pre-orders, cash only at the door.


Eric Wubbels: the children of fire come looking for fire (2012), for violin and piano
Rick Burkhardt: Alban (2010), for Wet Ink septet
Sky Macklay: Fly's Eyes (2016), for Wet Ink septet
Kate Soper: The Fragments of Parmenides (2018), for solo voice with piano [NYC Premiere]
Josh Modney: Engage Quintet (2018) [World Premiere]


Wet Ink Ensemble
 Erin Lesser, flutes
 Alex Mincek, saxophone
 Ian Antonio, percussion
 Eric Wubbels, piano
 Josh Modney, violin
 Sam Pluta, electronics
 Kate Soper, soprano
Cory Smythe, piano
Charmaine Lee, vocals