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Ars Futura New Music Ensemble
Sat, 01/19/13 (1201 days ago)  
From: 03:00 PM To: 04:30 PM  
Location: An die Musik Live

Shuai Wang
Ars Futura
new music ensemble

Ars Futura is a newly formed, Cleveland-based collective of classically trained musicians, dedicated to commissioning and performing new music. Our mission is twofold: to nurture the evolution of modern music through collaboration with living composers, and to share Cleveland’s unique musical energy with other communities.


Music by Takashi Yoshimatsu, Bohuslav Martinu, Eric Charnofsky, Marshall Griffith, Keith Fitch, Joseph Hallman and George Enescu

Free Admission; we suggest $10 minimum donation


Shuai Wang, founder and artistic director for the Ars Futura. Dr. Shuai Wang performs actively as a recitalist, soloist, and orchestral keyboardist. She recently performed concerts in the US on the east coast, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Merkin Hall in NYC, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Kleinhans Music hall of the Buffalo Chamber Music Series, Sailfish Point Culture Center in Florida, and the Performing Arts Center at the University of Georgia. She presented solo recitals at the Tianjin Chinese (ZhongHua) Theatre and Tianjin People’s Art Theatre, sponsored by the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, and has performed solo programs in Palm Beach Florida, Ann Arbor, Chicago, San Francisco and Budapest Hungary. Dr. Wang has appeared as a soloist with the CIM Orchestra, the Canton Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated with the CIM New Music Ensemble at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, and the FiveOne New Music Ensemble. She is the keyboardist for the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Orchestra, the Fireland Symphony Orchestra and a substitute keyboardist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She has received her BM, MM and DMA from Cleveland Institute of Music. Currently, Dr. Shuai Wang serves as the piano instructor and collaborative pianist at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is the director of the Classical Revolution Cleveland.

Madeline Lucas, flutist and artistic manager, is a chamber musician and contemporary music specialist based in Cleveland, OH. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Ms. Lucas studied with Valerie Simosko and Joshua Smith. Madeline earned a BM and MM from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she garnered accolades for adventurous programming, chamber ensemble leadership and exemplary orchestral playing. Ms. Lucas has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Band and Festival Orchestra and The Ohio Philharmonic, and was flutist and manager of Five One Experimental Orchestra. She has performed over fifteen US and World Premieres, including three written for her. She was invited to compete in the 2010 National Flute Association Young Artist Competition.Equally talented and accomplished as an artistic manager, Madeline is currently the Ensembles Manager at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she oversees 285 conservatory students in three orchestras, an opera orchestra, and wind ensemble. She also performs duties by contract for chamber ensembles seeking management. Ms. Lucas currently resides in Cleveland Heights, OH with writer and video artist KD Tolliver. In her free time, Madeline enjoys cooking, politics and philosophy, film, yoga, and baseball.

Carlos Javier, is a cellist originally from Las Vegas, NV. He recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of Stephen Geber. He previously attended school at Colorado University where he studied with Judith Glyde and Andras Fejer. Carlos has worked with Classical Revolution Cleveland since Fall 2011. Carlos has also helped create and manage the Hudson Chamber Players- a nonprofit chamber music series in Hudson, OH. Dedicated to outreach Carlos is also the Director of Music in the community music project the musCLE house. Currently anticipating a Winter 2013 start date, the organization seeks to provide music lessons to the students of the Cleveland Metropolitan School district that recently cut its music performance programs. As a cellist, Carlos has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and on WCLV. He has performed with members of the Takacs, Juilliard, and Cavani String Quartets. Carlos is currently on the cello staff at Baldwin Wallace University and a faculty member at the Chamber Music Connection in Columbus, OH. In his off time, Carlos enjoys graphic designing, riding his bike, and playing pick-up basketball.

Madeline Lucas
Carlos Javier
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