Also on the pro­gram are works by two Boston com­posers, Hubert Ho and Chao-​​Jan Chang. Ho, who teaches at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, said by e-​​mail that he first met the mem­bers of Kon­ver­gence during a Ful­bright schol­ar­ship in Prague sev­eral years ago. Rounding out the bill is a pair of modern clas­sics: Helmut Lachenmann’s “Dal Niente” for solo clar­inet and a por­tion of Morton Feldman’s “The Viola in My Life,” for viola and piano.

The group planned its US trip around an appear­ance at APAP, a global per­forming arts con­fer­ence in New York, at which it will play an abbre­vi­ated con­cert. It will also play a show at Spec­trum, a music venue on the Lower East Side. Asked what he hoped the col­lec­tive might achieve in its trip, Pálka men­tioned “new pos­si­bil­i­ties for common work between Euro­pean and Amer­ican com­posers and ensem­bles. We have a lot of such expe­ri­ences with ensem­bles in Europe. . . . Now we would like to make a ‘longer bridge,’ hoping that we find new inspi­ra­tions for all of us.”

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