Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 6:30pm
Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) members tenor Peter Tantsits and harpist Megan Conley perform the world premiere of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “For it will never return” in a free micro-concert at Hearst Plaza, part of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. “For it will never return” was commissioned by ICE through their First Page Commissioning project and is part of Mostly Mozart Festival’s effort to showcase contemporary music; the new work is one of 50 to be premiered by ICE during the 2016 festival.
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The San Francisco Opera invites families and the community to a free movie screening of the Barber of Seville. Prepared to be charmed by Figaro, Seville’s famed barber, as he helps two friends find their happily-ever-after. Join them in a series of disguises, tricks and comic twists and turns. The screening includes a live introduction by a teaching artist from San Francisco Opera.
This program is recommended for ages 5 and up.
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“Quotations and Homages”
Nadia Shpachenko, piano
Art Share LA
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles CA 90013
July 23 • Saturday, 3:30 pm Buy Tickets Now
Tickets: $15.00 Online / $20.00 At the Door
Sound and Fury Series
On July 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm at Art Share LA Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko will present a program of new and recent works, including the World Premiere of Igor to Please (one pianist version) by Tom Flaherty. The recital, titled Quotations and Homages, will feature newly-written works inspired by a variety of earlier composers and pieces, from Mozart to Brahms to Messiaen to Carter to Gubaidulina to The Velvet Underground. In a program both serious and lighthearted, older works will be brought to new light through piano, electronics and multimedia by contemporary composers Stephen Cohn, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tom Flaherty, Vera Ivanova, Missy Mazzoli, Nick Norton, Peter Yates, and Adam Borecki.
Stephen Cohn: Close Ups (Through Tiny Eyes) (2016)
Daniel Felsenfeld: Down to You is Up (1998, rev. 2015)
Tom Flaherty: Igor to Please (2016) World Premiere
Tom Flaherty: Rainbow Tangle (2015)
Vera Ivanova: 6 Fugitive Memories (2015)
Missy Mazzoli: Bolts of Loving Thunder (2013, rev. 2016)
Nick Norton: Piano Piece for Mr. Carter’s 100th Birthday (2008)
Peter Yates: Epitaphs and Youngsters (2015)
Adam Borecki: Accidental Mozart (2014)
Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko enjoys bringing into the world things that are outside the box – powerful pieces that often possess unusual sonic qualities or instrumentation. Described by critics as a “truly inspiring and brilliant pianist… spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of technique,” she performs on piano, toy piano, harpsichord, and percussion in concerts that often also feature recitation, electronics and multimedia. Nadia’s concert highlights include solo recitals at Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, the Phillips Collection, and REDCAT @ Disney Hall, as well as numerous appearances as a soloist with orchestras in Europe and the Americas.
An enthusiastic promoter of contemporary music, Nadia has given world and national premieres of more than 50 works by Elliott Carter, George Crumb, Daniel Felsenfeld, Tom Flaherty, Annie Gosfield, Vera Ivanova, Leon Kirchner, Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Missy Mazzoli, Harold Meltzer, Adam Schoenberg, Lewis Spratlan, Iannis Xenakis, Peter Yates, and others. Described as “an exceptional recording of newly composed piano works,” Nadia’s CD “Woman at the New Piano” was nominated for 58th GRAMMY® Awards in 3 categories: Best Classical Compendium, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance by Nadia Shpachenko and Genevieve Feiwen Lee for Tom Flaherty’s “Airdancing” for Toy Piano, Piano and Electronics, and Producer of the Year, Classical for Marina A. Ledin and Victor Ledin. Nadia’s upcoming recording project “Quotations and Homages” features newly-written solo and collaborative works for 6 pianists (performed with Ray-Kallay Duo, HOCKET and Genevieve Feiwen Lee) inspired by a variety of earlier composers and pieces, from Beethoven to Brahms to Stravinsky to Messiaen to Carter to Gubaidulina to The Velvet Underground. Nadia’s upcoming recording project “The Poetry of Places” features new solo and collaborative works (performed with pianist Joanne Pearce Martin and percussionists Nick Terry and Ted Atkatz) inspired by diverse buildings.
Nadia Shpachenko is Professor of Music at Cal Poly Pomona University, where she leads the Piano Performance program. She is also on the faculty of Claremont Graduate University, where she teaches Doctoral piano students. Her principal teachers included John Perry, Victor Rosenbaum, and Victor Derevianko. Nadia Shpachenko is a Steinway Artist and a Schoenhut Toy Piano Artist.
Contact: Ullanta MusicWorks
email@example.com or 323-807-0795
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George Hurd and The Hurd Ensemble are coming to New York and D.C., seamlessly blending percussive, kaleidoscopic electronics with evocative, traditionally-composed classical music. They will perform record-release shows at Spectrum in NYC on Sat July 23rd, leading up to their Mon July 25 show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. The only event taking place at Spectrum in July and August, they will be playing music from Hurd’s album Navigation Without Numbers (Innova, 2016) which has received national and international praise for its adventurous, genre-bending take on classical composition, including multiple features on WNYC’s New Sounds, WFMT, All About Jazz and BBC Radio 3.
Hurd is coming to the Millennium Stage by special request of celebrated
Kennedy Center composer-in-residence Mason Bates. “George and I share
a passion for electro-acoustic classical music,” said Bates, a fellow Bay Area
composer whose Stereo Is King came out on Innova in 2014. “I have very much enjoyed the powerful and unique works he has created with his own ensemble. These pieces integrate electronic sounds and classical instruments in creative and visceral ways.”
Opening the show at Spectrum will be Kills to Kisses – solo bass/vocal/electronics act by Australian double-bass pioneer Lisa Dowling (Concert Black). Praised as “Bjork-like” and “innovative” by the New York Times, Lisa has been a influential force in the NY post-classical scene for years. Hurd will be closing out the Spectrum show, performing electronics within his group, comprised of violin, cello, upright bass and piano.
More information available at George Hurd’s website: www.georgehurd.com
“With Navigation Without Numbers, Hurd treats electronics as organic components of the overall interpretation of his compositions. There are points where the electronic beat is primal in the face of chamber style strings and the contrast is riveting. Hurd successfully closes any preconceived gaps between electronics and traditionally composed music and what the listener is left with is sometimes warm, sometimes angular but always accessible.” — All About Jazz
“An interesting marriage of so many different kinds of musical styles intermingling with the contemporary classical world… some of these tracks [from Navigation Without Numbers] would not be out of place in a club.” — Soundward with Q2’s Phil Kline, from Relevant Tones, WFMT
George Hurd is a San Francisco-based composer whose work focuses on chamber music, electronic music, and the fascinating world where they intersect. He heads The Hurd Ensemble, an electro- acoustic chamber group made up of some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians, dedicated to performing his compositions for chamber ensemble and electronics. His work often fixates on the role of memory in music, using electronic sounds that are made entirely by him, recorded from his life and on his travels, each encapsulating a memory from the place and time they were recorded. He has composed well over a dozen electro-acoustic pieces for other groups and musicians, many acoustic chamber music pieces, and a sprawling catalog of works for solo electronics. His debut album with The Hurd Ensemble, Navigation Without Numbers, is out on Innova Recordings and includes a composition for violin and electronics written for and performed by acclaimed violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt. www.georgehurd.com
THE HURD ENSEMBLE
Performing original music by composer George Hurd, The Hurd Ensemble unifies the worlds of electronic and classical music with their instrumentation of violin, cello, upright bass, piano and electronics (as well as regular use of viola, flute, bass clarinet, baritone sax, vibraphone and harp). Hurd’s music is both wildly, intricately rhythmic and aglow with shimmering harmonies and melodies. Accessible and daring, its percussive yet lyrical qualities make it at home in both concert halls and nightclubs. www.hurdensemble.com
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Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: All ages, Bang on a Can, classical, contemporary classical, Czech, Free, Iva Bittova, Long Island City, noguchi museum, piano, Queens, violin
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 3-4pm
The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, NY 11106
Bang on a Can and The Noguchi Museum continue their monthly summer concert series with renowned Czech violinist/singer/composer Iva Bittova and her son, pianist Antonin Fajt, performing in the Noguchi Museum’s outdoor sculpture garden.
Bittova is recognized worldwide for her unique solo style, displaying a musical worldview and visionary creativity unlike any other. New York Magazine describes, “Her sound is invigorating, urgent, and also soothing; it is a fusion of Old World and new-music sensibilities.” The duo will perform their own compositions, improvisations, plus Moravian and Slovakian songs by Leos Janacek and Bela Bartok, arranged by Bittova and Fajt. All concerts are free with Museum admission.
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Composer and Cellist PERI MAUER
Peri Mauer & Friends in Concert for Make Music New York
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00-5:00pm
Bard Graduate Center
18 West 86th St., NYC
HAYDN Trio in D Major Hob. XV:16
2. Andantino piu tosto Allegretto
3. Vivace Assai
France Rovelli, violin Peri Mauer, cello Douglas Schultz, piano
WEBERN Drei Kleine Stucke (Three Little Pieces) Op. 11
1. MaBige Achtel
2. Sehr Bewegt
3. Ausserst Ruhig
Peri Mauer, cello Douglas Schultz, piano
Virginia Chang Chien, oboe
MENDELSSOHN Songs Without Words Op. 19 Nos. 1, 3, 5
France Rovelli, violin, Douglas Schultz, piano
MAUER Red Sky
2. In the Brilliance of the Afternoon Sun
Lynn Chao, trumpet
WOLFSON Bloothooft and Plomp
Daniel Sclafani, baritone sax
MAUER Morning in Minute
Medina Crystal-Gloria, clarinet
MAUER Quietly, at Dusk
Medina Crystal-Gloria, clarinet
MOZART Das Veilchen
BRAHMS Vergebliches Standchen
SALERNI / GIOIA Alley Cat Love Song
(Jessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano Oren Fader, guitar)
Please join us for a lovely afternoon in this beautiful venue right off of Central Park on the first day of summer.
It doesn’t get much better than this!
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NorSou Artists June 21 2016
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L.A. Children’s Chorus Men’s Ensemble
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) furthers its national and international reach when two of its leading choirs embark on major tours this summer to Japan and the East Coast, capping LACC’s 30th Anniversary season. LACC’s Concert Choir, led by LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, travels to Japan for the first time in its 30-year history for an 11-day tour of the island nation, including performances in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima, from June 30 – July 10, 2016. In addition, LACC’s Young Men’s Ensemble (YME), under the director of Dr. Steven Kronauer, embarks on a 9-day East Coast tour with stops in Boston, New Haven, New York City and Washington, D.C., from June 19-27, 2016. To launch the tours, both choirs are presenting free send-off concerts at Pasadena Presbyterian Church with YME performing on Thursday, June 16, 7 pm, and the Concert Choir appearing on Tuesday, June 28, 7 pm.
“Los Angeles Children’s Chorus has enjoyed a long and significant history of touring North America and abroad,” says Tomlinson. “Through these invaluable cultural exchanges, LACC has reached vast new audiences around the globe. Touring also provides an important opportunity for LACC choristers to engage with people from diverse cultures in meaningful ways and to build bridges through singing.”
The Concert Choir’s tour to Japan features two performances in the Tokyo area – with the Odawara Children’s Choir at the Odawara Civic Hall, on July 3, and with the Sumida Children’s Choir at Toyosu Concert Hall, on July 4. Other highlights include a concert with Takatsuki Boys and Girls Choir at the Takatsuki Genda Gejijou Assembly Room in Osaka, on July 6; a performance at the Kyoto Concert Hall, on July 8, sponsored by the Kyoto City Music Arts Foundation/Kyoto Chorus Foundation; and a joint appearance with Voice of Young at Elisabeth University’s Cecilia Concert Hall in Hiroshima, on July 9. The Concert Choir is also slated to take in such sights as Tokyo’s renowned Ginza shopping district, the famed Kirifuri Waterfall in Nikko, Kyoto’s colorful shrines and sublime gardens, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, recently visited by President Barack Obama. The Concert Choir regularly appears in Southern California with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale and has made numerous recordings and television and radio appearances.
Highlights of YME’s East Coast tour include a workshop with Dr. Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University, and a performance at First Church in Cambridge, MA, on June 20; a workshop with Yale University vocal professor James Taylor in New Haven, CT, on June 21; a workshop with Patrick Gardner, director of Rutgers University Glee Club, and a mini-concert at Christ Church in New York City, on June 23; a joint performance with the U.S. Army Chorus on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on June 24; a workshop with Thea Kano, Artistic Director of the New York City Master Chorale and Director of the Capitol Hill Youth Chorus in Washington, D.C., on June 25; and an appearance at the Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, on June 26. The choir’s itinerary also includes tours of Harvard University, Fenway Park, Yale University, the Metropolitan Opera House, Arlington National Cemetery, the Naval Academy, the Smithsonian Museums and Mount Vernon. Young Men’s Ensemble is one of only a few choirs in the country to serve young male vocalists with changing voices and is designed to bridge the gap between treble and young men’s choral singing while fostering healthy vocal techniques.
LACC, recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, has previously toured North and South America, Africa, China, Cuba, Australia and Europe.
Admission to the free “send off” concerts on June 16 and 28 are on a first come first served basis. Pasadena Presbyterian Church, located at 585 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California 91101. For information on Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org.
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ANNOUNCING “PERPETUAL CHANT” – A CONCERT OF
THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF GILBERT GALINDO
Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00 PM
At the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Mary Flagler Cary Hall in New York City
NEW YORK – For the past 10 years in New York City, Queens composer and concert producer Gilbert Galindo has been busy writing chamber works for various groups and soloists in and outside of the city. Here with the concert “Perpetual Chant: the Chamber Music of Gilbert Galindo, 2008-2016,” he presents some of his best works from the last decade and this decade. Six works for winds, strings, piano, and percussion will be heard ranging from a duo to a sextet, and they are: “Echoes of the Divine” for piano quartet (2014), written for the RAM Players; “Entangled Chant” for flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, violoncello, percussion (2008), written for Ensemble Dal Niente; “Living Oblivion” for violin & violoncello (2009), written for Joshua Modney & Isabel Castellvi; “Perpetual Drive” for pierrot ensemble (2013), written for Lost Dog New Music Ensemble; “Praise by Your Being” for string quartet (2016), written for the RAM Players; and “Secret Nights” for clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano (2011), written for the Gotham Ensemble. The concert takes place on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 8:00 PM, Cary Hall at the DiMenna Center (450 W. 37th Street; New York, New York 10018; A,C,E to 34th St./Penn Station or A,C,E,N,Q,R,S,1,2,3,7 to 42nd Street/Times Square). Doors open at 7:30 PM with complimentary wine and edibles. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at the door or online: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2560800. For more on Gilbert Galindo, visit: www.gilbertgalindo.com.
Bringing the music to life on this concert are some of the city’s finest new music performers: the riveting flutist ROBERTA MICHEL of the Cadillac Moon Ensemble and DuoRoMi; the passionate oboist IAN SHAFER; the brilliant clarinetist THOMAS PIERCY of the Tokyo to New York Concert Series; the spirited pianist MARKUS KAITILA having appeared as soloist throughout Europe; the exciting percussionist CHRIS GRAHAM of Iktus Percussion; the exceptional violinist JESSICA PARK of Ensemble LPR; the violinist SASHA PETRIN of Symphony in C; the dynamite violist LIUH-WEN TING of Ensemble Meme; the enthusiastic cellist ERIC ALLEN; the spectacular cellist KATE DILLINGHAM of Random Access Music; and Gilbert Galindo conducting.
ABOUT THE CONCERT
The title of the concert, “Perpetual Chant” combines two titles of pieces on the program and speaks to the truth that music sings, chants, and expresses human spirit and energy continually, developing as it wills, in perpetuity with or without the intention of the composer. Gilbert Galindo’s music is no different. The character and style of the works from the late ‘00s to now developed from short hyper nuanced melodic gestures amidst a bright but sometimes aggressive harmonic soundscape to exploring the concept of romanticism in the 21st century with underlying modal and blues harmonic colors sprinkled with enticing dissonance. But all the pieces on this concert reflect varying energies and human expressions, from rugged, aggressive, playful, to ethereal, serene, and lyrical.
Here is what Gilbert says about his music: “My music is about energy, varying intensity, fragmented tunes, melody, drama, color, and expression. Melody and lyricism come most natural to me and from that come the passionate, free, sensitive, virtuosic, or rhapsodic spirit, which aims to communicate and speak to the listener. Energy is the fuel that drives my music, either it be calm, relentless, gentle, unhurried, or ready to explode. Fragmented abstract tunes bring out the scatting jazz man inside of me, and my use of harmony sets the overall colored tone for my music, utilizing modal elements, blues and jazz notes and chords, spiced with modernist dissonances, or from time to time you may hear harmonic stasis with nuance, which is my love to enjoy the moment—a respite from the chaos of life. I use these ideas, take them, alter them, or let them be, and form them into a human sonic expression.”
Always feeling the desire to produce concerts, Gilbert’s curatorial and production inclination has led him to co-found a multi-media music and arts series, NYsoundCircuit and become the artistic director of Random Access Music, a composer and performer collective. And now Gilbert produces a concert of his own music, presenting the works that express his musical statement.
ABOUT GILBERT GALINDO
Gilbert’s compositions offer the listener a kaleidoscope of textures, sounds, challenging harmonies, and crisp and vibrant melodies, providing a rewarding journey from the first notes to the last beat. Many are written for multi-combinations of instruments, solos, duets, trios, small ensembles to full-blown symphonic orchestral music, to the most personally poignant songs for voice and piano.
A native of west Texas, Gilbert Galindo’s music has been heard nationwide, at
diverse venues from The Green Mill in Chicago, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, to Symphony Space, Cornelia Street Café, and the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. His music has also been featured on festival programs at the American Composers Alliance Festival of American Music, the Cortona Sessions for New Music, the Etchings Festival of Contemporary Music, the New Frontiers Festival, Make Music New York, the Sonic Fusion Festival, and the Queens New Music Festival. He has also established
his presence across Europe in France, Germany, Italy, Scotland, and Switzerland. Additionally, his commissions include those from the Chicago Fine Arts Society, the
New Thread Quartet, the Lone Star Brass, and Project Infinity with further premieres and performances from the Bard Institute Orchestra, DuoSolo, the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, ensemble mise-en, the Gotham Ensemble, Iktus Percussion, the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, the Midland Odessa Symphony, newEar, Parthenia, the Southwest Trio, Yung-Li Dance as well as pianists Amir Khosrowpour and Mabel Kwan, clarinetist Thomas Piercy, cellist Kate Dillingham, and tenor Ulises Solano, among others. His music has also been heard on WWFM Midday Classics and WQXR in New York.
Recently in February 2015, Gilbert Galindo’s cello and piano piece, “Almost within reach…” was released on a new album entitled, “Crossings: New Music for Cello” with cellist Kate Dillingham and pianist Amir Khosrowpour available on New Focus Recordings. Other recent activity has included “Ampelmännchen Stroll” for ensemble mise-en, “Not the light, but the fire that burns” for Iktus Percussion, “Perpetual Drive” for the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, and various works for Random Access Music. In previous years his chamber and club music were featured on the 21st Century Schizoid Music Series in New York, and his orchestral work, “Awakening—Inevitable” was featured in a documentary film entitled “Barbarossa and the Towers of Italy,” directed by Tony Schweikle. His awards and recognitions include: Composers Assistance Program grants from the the American Music Center and NewMusicUSA, a Van Lier Fellowship from Meet The Composer, two BMI Student Composer Awards, First Place in the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Young Composers Contest, winner of Northwestern University’s first orchestral competition, the Cacavas Award, two awards from the Chicago Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Music Competition Contest, and Northwestern University’s William T. Faricy Award for Creative Music.
While at Northwestern University (BM) – where he studied with William Karlins, Augusta Read Thomas, Amnon Wolman, and Jay Alan Yim – he co-founded “EXPOSURE: musicians for new music.” Afterwards he received a degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (MM) – studying with Margaret Brouwer and Zhou Long – where he served as the conductor and graduate assistant of the CIM New Music Ensemble. Additional studies include the Bard Conductors Institute as a conducting fellow and composer participant with Harold Farberman, and the Brevard Music Festival, studying with Donald Freund. In Germany, as a result of a full scholarship awarded to him by DAAD, he studied with Samuel Adler at the Freie Universität International Summer University Composition Course in Berlin, and privately with Jason Eckardt. Residing in New York, Gilbert is a Co- founder and Co-curator of NYsoundCircuit – an evening-length multimedia salon series of new music and visual arts showcasing the work of composers, ensembles, and artists (currently on hiatus) – as well as Artistic Director of Random Access Music, a composer and performer collective. His music is available from Cuicatl Publications (BMI).
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On June 7 at 8 PM, the North/South Chamber Orchestra performs new works by Jose Luis Gomez, Daniel Kessner, Max Lifchitz and Marilyn Ziffrin. Soloists for the occasion will be clarinetist Julia Heinen and oboist Richard Kravchak
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