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Second Species

  • St. John's Institute 2600 Church Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44113 United States (map)

The Syndicate for the New Arts is pleased to welcome back friends and frequent collaborators Hannah Hammel and Ben Roidl-Ward - now known as Second Species.

Second Species is an ensemble committed to exploring the sonic and expressive capabilities of the flute and bassoon duo by working closely with living composers in the development of new works and sharing this music with a broad range of audiences across the country. As students at the Oberlin Conservatory, Hannah Hammel and Ben Roidl-Ward founded Second Species in 2015, making their debut with the world premiere of Kurt Isaacson's eerie carnal species. This season, the duo expands its repertoire with commissions from Theo Chandler, Rob Hutchinson, Peter Kramer, and Jesse Limbacher. Second Species will perform these new works in six cities on tour in spring of 2016 in addition to Chris Fisher-Lochhead's groundbreaking grandFather for solo bassoon and Daria Tennikova-Satral's Mysterious Maze for solo flute. For more information, visit

Please join us at 8:00 pm on Thursday March, 3rd for a fantastic concert. This event is free and open to the public.


Earlier Event: February 19
WE are sitting in a room