Lash and Debussy
Naples Philharmonic Chamber Musicians
Wang Chamber Music Series
Hannah Lash, harp
Glenn Basham, violin
Eric Dochinger, cello
Milana Strezeva, piano
Suzanne Kirton, flute
Ashley Leigh, clarinet
Ming Gao, violin
Erik Berg, violin
Jane Mitchell, viola
Thomas May, cello
David Mastrangelo, violin
Sania Derevianko Whitaker, violin
James Griffith, viola
Adam Satinsky, cello
Matthew Medlock, bass
Hannah Lash — The Tree Suite
Debussy — Piano Trio
Hannah Lash — Form and Postlude
Debussy — Danse sacrée et danse profane
The second of the four-part Wang Chamber Music series features the immensely talented composer and musician Hannah Lash performing two of her own works as well as two Debussy pieces with musicians from the Naples Philharmonic.
The Wang Chamber Series is generously endowed by David & Cecile Wang.
The music of harpist and composer Hannah Lash has been performed at The Times Center in Manhattan, the Art Institute of Chicago, Tanglewood Music Center, Harvard University, the Chelsea Art Museum and on the American Opera Project’s stage in New York City. Commissions include The Fromm Foundation, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, American Composers Orchestra, The Naumburg Foundation, The Orpheus Duo, The Howard Hanson Foundation’s Commissioning Fund, Case Western Reserve’s University Circle Wind Ensemble, MAYA, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Arditti Quartet, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival and School, among many others.
Lash has received numerous honors and prizes, including the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fromm Foundation Commission, a fellowship from Yaddo Artist Colony, the Naumburg Prize in Composition, the Barnard Rogers Prize in Composition, the Bernard and Rose Sernoffsky Prize in Composition, and numerous academic awards. Her orchestral work Furthermore was selected by the American Composers Orchestra for the 2010 Underwood New Music Readings. Her chamber opera, Blood Rose, was presented by New York City Opera’s VOX in the spring of 2011.
Recent premieres include Three Shades Without Angles, for flute, viola and harp, by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players; Pulse-space, for string quartet, by the Flux Quartet; as well as several new orchestral works: Eating Flowers, for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music; Nymphs, for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra; and This Ease, for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In October 2015, the American Composers Orchestra premiered Lash’s Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra, conducted by George Manahan and with Lash as soloist. Other recent premieres include God Music Bug Music in January 2011 with the Minnesota Orchestra; the monodrama Stoned Prince by New York-based ensemble Load Bang in April 2013; Subtilior Lamento with the Da Capo Chamber Players at Carnegie Hall in 2012; and Glockenliebe, for three glockenspiels, with Talujon Percussion in December 2012. Her 2011 orchestral work Hush was featured on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Brooklyn Festival in April of 2013. Upcoming premieres include a new chamber opera, Beowulf, commissioned by Guerilla Opera; and a new work for Loadbang, commissioned by Columbia University’s Miller Theatre.
Lash obtained her Ph.D. in composition from Harvard University in 2010. She has held teaching positions at Harvard University as a teaching fellow and at Alfred University as a guest professor of composition, and she currently serves on the composition faculty at Yale University School of Music.