Michael Cates, University of Cambridge
Wed, Nov 2 7:00 PM (90 min)
When small, hard particles are suspended in a fluid, they make it more resistant to flow. The higher the particle concentration, the higher the viscosity. Add enough particles and fluid stops flowing entirely, becoming a jammed solid - this makes intuitive sense.
Less intuitive and more intriguing are suspensions that flow smoothly if pushed gently, but that suddenly solidify if you push too hard. This behaviour is called Discontinuous Shear Thickening (DST). You can try it yourself by mixing cornstarch with water - in the right proportions, the mixture will flow smoothly when stirred gently, but will refuse to flow at all if stirred too hard.
Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
Thu, Nov 24 8:00 PM (120 min)
Canada’s premiere piano and string orchestra, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà is composed of all top-ranking female musicians, amongst the best in the country.
The excellence, precision and strength of each one, as well as the closeness that they have with each other, grant them an exceptional ensemble sound and contribute to the communicative pleasure that the orchestra imparts. Perimeter is proud to have this phenomenal ensemble grace its stage.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 7:30 PM (120 min)
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), is one of eleven constituents of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the largest performing arts complex in the world. The society presents chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period in its extensive concert season in New York and its national and international tours.
Christian Tetzlaff, violin and Lars Vogt, piano
Mon, Feb 13, 2017 7:30 PM (120 min)
Back by popular demand! Acclaimed world violinist, Christian Tetzlaff’s solo performance several years ago completely entranced our audience and left us wanting for more. Knowing how busy his schedule is, Perimeter immediately took the initiative to book him again, but this time with long-time collaborator pianist Lars Vogt.
David Fray, piano
Tue, May 9, 2017 7:30 PM (120 min)
After being named “Newcomer of the Year” in 2008 by the BBC Music Magazine, French pianist David Fray has embarked on an active career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician worldwide. Described as “perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach player of his generation,” with his natural elegance and exquisite musicality, Fray’s performance and skill must be experienced. Please join us for this exciting evening.