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Sep 30 2015
Composers Concordance Presents
– Pitches at an Exhibition – CHORUS 72 –
Art by Rainer Gross
Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 8pm
549 West 52nd St (between 10th & 11th Aves.) 8th floor
New York, NY 10019
On October 15th, Composers Concordance continues its series ‘Pitches at an Exhibition’ with the art & music event ‘CHORUS 72.’ Presented at the innovative Gallery MC, this will feature Rainer Gross’ epic series ’72,’ inspired by the kabbalah, plus a live performance of nearly fifty one-minute choral compositions inspired by the paintings. The eight-piece chorus will feature singers Sharon Harms, Melanie Mitrano, Eleanor Taylor, Lori Fredriks, Heather Meyers , Nate Huntley, Cole Burden, Charles Coleman and Doug Shapiro, conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo. Compositions by Bruce Arnold, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Thomas Carlo Bo, Charles Coleman, John Clark, Dan Cooper, Joe Drew, Mark Egan, Jane Getter, Masatora Goya, Patrick Grant, Melissa Grey, Carlton Holmes, Debra Kaye, Payton MacDonald, David Morneau, Eugene McBride, Melanie Mitrano, Alon Nechushtan, Frank J. Oteri, Milica Paranosic, Joe Pehrson, Gene Pritsker, Anton Rovner, David Saperstein, Arnie Rodriguez, David Rozenblatt, Bill Schimmel, Zach Seely, David Taylor, Sergio Valenzuel, Michael Villmow, P.Kellach Waddle, Dorian Wallace, Carlton Wilkinson, Randy Woolf.
“For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label.” -The Wall Street Journal. “Enterprising new music organization” -The New York Times. Staying in rotation for thirty years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past, but also an ethic of keeping one’s ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. It has also created a new record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs, and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate directors for the 2015-16 season are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Melissa Grey. Composers Concordance’s 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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Gallery MC is located at 549 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 10th and 11th Avenues.)
By Subway: C or E trains to 50th Street (8th Avenue) or the 1 train to 50th Street (Broadway.)
By Bus: M11 to 52nd Street.
Sep 29 2015
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), under the baton of Jeffrey Kahane, segues from Mozart to marimba in two performances that also spotlight the West Coast premiere of Brooklyn-based composer Timo Andres’ Word of Mouth, “an exhilarating chamber symphony suffused with optimism” (The New York Times), on Saturday, October 17, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale, and Sunday, October 18, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall. Also featured on the varied program are acclaimed pianist Richard Goode performing Mozart’s “Golden Period” Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456, and LACO Principal Timpani/Percussion Wade Culbreath, who is showcased in French composer Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings. The program concludes with Haydn’s joyous and beloved Symphony No. 88 in G major, Hob. I:88. Concert Preludes, pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and free for ticket holders, feature Andres and Culbreath in conversation with Kahane, with a short marimba demonstration by Culbreath.
Andres, a noted composer and piano virtuoso, is winner of the prestigious 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award. His works include a piano quintet for Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet, commissioned and presented by Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and San Francisco Performances; a solo piano work for Kirill Gerstein, commissioned by the Gilmore Foundation; a new string quartet for the Library of Congress, premiered by the Attacca Quartet; and a new piece for yMusic. Upcoming commissions include a major work for Third Coast Percussion and an ensemble song cycle to be premiered by himself, Gabriel Kahane, Becca Stevens, Ted Hearne and Nathan Koci at the Ecstatic Music Festival, and presented by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series. Andres earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University.
Goode, noted for his “keen imagination, intelligence and sensitivity” (Washington Post), is considered one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In addition to performing in leading venues around the globe, he served as the co-artistic director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival in Marlboro, Vermont from 1999 through 2013, described by New Yorker magazine as “the classical world’s most coveted retreat.” The Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456, unusual in its richness, complexity and scope, is the first of three of Mozart’s “Golden Period” piano concertos being presented by LACO this season.
In addition to his principal position with LACO, Culbreath is principal percussion with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and timpanist with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. He has also played on some 400 soundtracks for the motion picture studios, including the Academy Award-winning scores for Aladdin, Pocahontas and Life of Pi. Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings is a two-movement work “gorgeously composed (and) rhythmically reminiscent of classic, mid-20th century French films” (The Villager).
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season, features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.
Tickets, starting at $27, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert. Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.
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Sep 28 2015
World-renowned artists Mika (marimba) and Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) return to Carnegie Hall on November 5, 2015, to showcase their amazing versatility and crossover ability in a one-night only concert event. The program includes works by Chick Corea, John Zorn, Toru Takemitsu, Bach, Ravel, and Stravinsky, as well as the world premiere of William T. McKinley’s 22-movement Mostly Blues for Clarinet and Marimba. Joining the duo on stage are guest artists Eddie Gomez (bass), Adam Albert (clarinet), John Hamann (bass clarinetist), and Miki Orihara (principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company).
Thursday, November 5th at 8:00 p.m.
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 57th Street & 7th Avenue, New York City, Subway: A/C/B/D/1 Columbus Circle N/Q/R/B/D/E 7th Avenue
$50. To purchase, carnegiehall.org | CarnegieCharge 212.247.7800 | Box Office at 57th St/7th Ave
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SONiC Festival presents Holland’s new music group Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, featuring music by Joey Roukens, Reza Namavar, Edmund Finnis, and more.
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SONiC Festival’s 6-hour marathon event hosted by JACK Quartet, showcasing the breadth and depth of emerging composers.
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Sep 25 2015
SONiC Festival’s late-night series kicks off with multimedia collaborations between composers, filmmakers, video and digital artists.
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SONiC presents Grammy winners Roomful of Teeth. World premieres by Anna Clyne & Ted Hearne, plus music by Missy Mazzoli, William Brittelle & more.
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Sep 25 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM, ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215, $20 General; $15 with SONiCPass; $10 Children 12 and under
Composers who collaborate with high-tech inventors showcase new robotic instruments in “Machine Music,” featuring the Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.
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Sep 25 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281, free
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Sep 24 2015
Jimmy Page power chords meet Yom Kippur prayers in All Vows, cellist Maya Beiser’s convention-flouting survey of her eclectic musical personality.
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