Paola Prestini, composer; Jeffrey Zeigler, cello; and Molly Barth, flute, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Eastman School of Music Hatch Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester.
The program will feature two new works with electronics by Prestini played by Zeigler. Barth will perform a new work for solo flute by Luca Cori and music by Eastman faculty composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon.
Prestini has collaborated with poets, filmmakers, conservationists and astrophysicists in works that have been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic and the Kronos Quartet. Her work has also premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Krannert Center, the Walker Art Center and Celebrate Brooklyn. Her music is released on VisionIntoArt Records, Innova and Tzadik.
Prestini studied at the Juilliard School and was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow for New Americans.
Zeigler released his first solo album, “Something of Life” in 2014, and is a collaborative release with Innova Records and VisionIntoArt Records. The album features world premiere recordings of works by Philip Glass, Glenn Kotche, Felipe Perez Santiago, Paola Prestini, Gity Razaz and John Zorn. Zeigler was the cellist of the Kronos Quartet for eight seasons; and the cellist of the Corigliano Quartet for six seasons.
Zeigler holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Rice University with additional studies at Indiana University and the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, England. Zeigler is on the cello faculty at Mannes College the New School, has been published on Zorn’s ARCANA series and is a contributor to the “CelloBello” blog and “Q2” of WQXR.
Barth has recently performed in Australia, Korea and Mexico and has played solo recitals and led clinics at institutions around the U.S. Barth is a founding member of the new music sextet Eighth Blackbird. She won the 2007 Best Chamber Music Performance Grammy Award, recorded four CDs with Cedille Records, won the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award and won first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.
Prior to her teaching position at the University of Oregon, Barth taught at Willamette University and held residencies at the University of Chicago and University of Richmond.
Barth is a graduate of the Oberlin College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Northwestern University School of Music.