Composers Concordance Ensemble
@ William Paterson University
‘C Y C L E S’
Monday, February 4th
at Shea Auditorium
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ
Tickets: $5 suggested contribution
(Free for students)
FDR once said: “There is a mysterious cycle in human events.” On February 4th at 7:30pm, the Composers Concordance Ensemble, in-residence at William Paterson University, will perform a concert on the theme of ‘Cycles’. Gene Pritsker’s song cycle ‘Blues from an Airport Bar’ and ‘Recycle’ will be featured, as well as ‘Cycle for Three’ by Peter Jarvis, the song cycle ‘Prophecy from a Refrigerator Box’ by Thomas Carlo Bo, and compositions by Dan Cooper, and Joseph Pehrson. Performers include vocalists Lynn Norris and Charles Coleman, percussionist Peter Jarvis, pianist-conductor Thomas Carlo Bo, guitarist Gene Pritsker, and bassist Mat Fieldes. The concert will be held at WPU’s impressive Shea Auditorium.
Composers Concordance is a presenting organization for contemporary music with a 28-year-history of producing concerts in New York City. We strive to present music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic progra
mming. In recent years, we have expanded our series to include events at art galleries, clubs, and other alternative venues, in addition to the traditional concert hall. Directors Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Milica Paranosic, together with Founding Directors Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, curate the programs, and lead the Composers Concordance Ensemble, which is the ensemble-in-residence at William Paterson University. Composers Concordance has also created a new record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. The growing catalog includes an eclectic variety of music, including contemporary chamber, electronic, hip-hop, jazz, opera, and beyond. As Raul d’Gama Rose has written in All About Jazz “(These) composers are breaking barriers between genres and idioms…modern pieces that run the gamut of tonal color and timbral experimentation with definitiv
e skill and absolute mastery.” Our overriding vision is to see contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
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