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.”