“Emily Koh’s trans-[migra].nation (2011) honors the late Steven Baxter, onetime dean and director of Peabody Conservatory and its Singaporean sister school Yong Siew Toh Conservatory, both of which Koh attended. The 11-minute octet offered the evening’s most expansive instrumentation but sounded even greater than the sum of its parts in its eruptive moments. Conducted coolly and unobtrusively by Maurice Cohn, Zafa’s tight ensemble was most impressive in this large-scale work, the musician’s unison lines and motivic echoes interlocking fluently.”