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Other Primary Structures is the first auditorium concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can’s new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum’s diverse slate of exhibitions. The July 10 concert features the Bang on a Can All-Stars’ Vicky Chow (piano) and David Cossin (percussion) with Dither Quartet guitarists Taylor Levine and James Moore.

The performance will feature works by Minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen, and is presented in conjunction with Other Primary Structures, an exhibition of global sculpture from the 1960s. At the same time that visual artists were pioneering the style that became known as Minimalism, their friends and counterparts in music were following a similar path. This program will also include music by three New Yorkers influenced by Glass and Andriessen – John Zorn, Michael Gordon, and David Lang. The program will include John Zorn’s Music from the Book of Heads, Michael Gordon’s City Walk, Philip Glass’ Music in Fifths, David Lang’s warmth, and finally Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union.

Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum’s seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. This major exhibition of sculpture features the work of artists from all over the world, much of which has rarely been seen in the U.S. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, and others-figures unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, Other Primary Structures revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today’s far more global perspective.

Thursday July 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The Jewish Museum | 1109 5th Ave, NYC
Admission: $18 general public, $15 students and senior citizens, $12 Jewish Museum members and Bang on a Can list members – museum admission included with ticket purchase
www.thejewishmuseum.org
www.bangonacan.org

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JShatinPhotoJudith Shatin’s Gabriel’s Wing for flute and piano will be performed by flutist Lisa Bost and pianist Eva Polgar on Saturday, June 21 at Nights of the Museums Kecskemet 2014 in Kecskemet, Hungary and on Sunday, June 22 at Our Lady of Snows Roman Catholic Church Zebegeny, Hungary.

The composer writes, “Gabriel’s Wing was inspired by the Biblical Gabriel, one of the Archangels, a messenger of God.” Read the complete notes for the piece at http://judithshatin.com/gabriels-wing/.

Visit flutist Lisa Bost at http://www.lisabost.com/ and pianist Eva Polgar at http://polgareva.hu/.

Innova Records has issued Judith Shatin’s Time to Burn CD (http://www.innova.mu/albums/judith-shatin/time-burn), with a combination of chamber and electroacoustic music performed by the Cassatt Quartet, violist James Dunham, pianist Margaret Kampmeier and others. Her music can also be heard on the Ravello, Etcetera, Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.

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Steven GerberSteven R. Gerber’s Three Little Duets for solo piano will be performed by Adam Tendler as part of the New Music Collective concert on Friday, June 20 – 7:00 PM at Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow Street in Manhattan.

Tendler will also perform a new work by Steven Gerber, and Gerber will perform From My Diary: a Meditation on Rossignol by J.K. Randall, in memory of the late composer.  There will also be music by Don Hagar, Michael Rose, Howard Lew, Tom Cipullo, Roger Stubblefield, Haralobos Stafylakis, Nina Young, Hayk Arsenyan, and Frank Warren.

Tickets at the door $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors. For more information, visit http://www.spectrumnyc.com/.

Since 2003 the New Music Collective has been presenting contemporary music, with a focus on living NYC composers. Composers range from established masters like Elliott Carter and Steve Reich, to current notables such as Tom Cipullo and Huang Ruo, to well over a hundred “emerging” composers. Past performers include So Percussion, Flexible Music, Momenta Quartet, David del Tredici, Margaret Leng Tan, Blair McMillen, Kathy Supove, Lucy Shelton, and many more.

Steven Gerber’s most recent release is the Albany Records CD (Mostly) Piano Music (Troy 1416). Visit his website at http://www.stevengerber.com.

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Continuing its twenty-seven-year commitment to making music new, Bang on a Can returns once more for its annual Bang on a Can Marathon, 8 hours of FREE live music, presented by River To River Festival and Arts Brookfield. The Marathon is part of the opening weekend of the 13th River To River Festival, kicking off the 11-day celebration of free music, dance, film, and arts events.

Bang on a Can started as a one day Marathon concert, and has since grown into a multi-faceted performing arts organization with a broad range of year-round international activities. The New York Times reports, “A quarter-century later their impact has been profound and pervasive. The current universe of do-it-yourself concert series, genre-flouting festivals, composer-owned record labels and amplified, electric-guitar-driven compositional idioms would probably not exist without their pioneering example. The Bang on a Can Marathon, the organization’s sprawling, exuberant annual mixtape love letter to its many admirers, has been widely emulated…”

This year, the annual super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the globe features 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative, pioneering musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s newest exciting young artists.

Performers:

Adrianna Mateo

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Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bearthoven

Contemporaneous

Dawn of Midi

Great Noise Ensemble

Jace Clayton (aka DJ/rupture)

Jherek Bischoff

Mantra Percussion

Meredith Monk & Theo Bleckmann,

Roomful of Teeth

So Percussion

(Full schedule at www.bangonacan.org)

In addition, Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation will host its unique Street Studio. A mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music, the Street Studio will be stationed outside the Brookfield Place Winter Garden during the Marathon.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 from 2pm-10pm
Brookfield Place Winter Garden | 202 Vesey St, NYC
Admission: Free
www.bangonacan.org

 

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JShatinPhoto2Judith Shatin’s Gabriel’s Wing for flute and piano will be performed by flutist Lisa Bost and pianist Eva Polgar on Saturday, June 14 – 7:00 PM at the Calvinist Church in Visegrad, Hungary and on Sunday, June 15 – 6:00 PM at FUGA, Architecture Centrum in Budapest, Hungary.

The composer writes, “Gabriel’s Wing was inspired by the Biblical Gabriel, one of the Archangels, a messenger of God. The music features resonant harmonic series that are associated with the music of the spheres as well as soaring melodic lines that embody images of flight. The flute represents Gabriel, the piano the medium through which the angel moves and speaks.” Read the complete notes for the piece at http://judithshatin.com/gabriels-wing/.

Visit flutist Lisa Bost at http://www.lisabost.com/ and pianist Eva Polgar at http://polgareva.hu/.

Innova Records has issued Judith Shatin’s Time to Burn CD (http://www.innova.mu/albums/judith-shatin/time-burn), with a combination of chamber and electroacoustic music performed by the Cassatt Quartet, violist James Dunham, pianist Margaret Kampmeier and others. Her music can also be heard on the Ravello, Etcetera, Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.

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I’d like to introduce you to Mak Grgić, a rising classical guitar who recently covered Pharrell Williams’ feel-good hit “Happy”. When he’s not adding his signature to modern pop classics, Mak programs music ranging from Brahms to the avant-garde. His latest work Cinema Verismo takes a tour of the film scores that remind him of gathering with his family, having just escaped from war-torn Bosnia. Huddled in a small apartment in Ljubljana, a young Mak would absorb classics like Ennio Morricone’s “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, or Stanley Myers “Cavatina” from The Deer Hunter.

Mak has become a unique fixture in his new home of Los Angeles, where he divides his time between directing his avant-garde ensemble the DC8, and splitting the bill at UnCabaret with the likes of Moon Zappa (daughter of Frank Zappa), Erin Foley (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and more. This Summer he can be found at guitar festivals from Seattle to Montenegro to perform as well as use his experience to teach workshops and masterclasses.

Please post this video, and share Mak’s story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avl2CgeI73wmak_press_photo_2

http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-Verismo-Mak-Grgic/dp/B00HZMRRJS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1395879654&sr=8-2&keywords=cinema+verismo

 

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QAQBGQuintet of the Americas will present Musical Color in the Garden, a concert on Sunday, June 15 – 2:30 PM at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens.

Quintet of the Americas, Queens renowned woodwind quintet, will present a concert focusing on the effects of the color of sounds in such pieces as Three Colors by Marcus Redden, Quintet by John Steinmetz (with references to medieval music), Goldfinch Variations by Douglaston-based composer James Cohn (who will be at the concert), Edward MacDowell’s To a Wild RoseLejano azul (Distant Blue) by Luis Calvo, Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington and Matt Sullivan’s Oh Boy!, an original work for solo oboe using multiphonics and circular breathing.

The performance will also include the Premiere of Milky Way Lovers, a new work by Queens composer Xinyan Li that expresses the story of the creation of two stars.

The June 15 event is free and open to the public and included with Garden admission of $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 students with ID and children over 3. For more information or directions, call 718-886-3800 or visit http://www.queensbotanical.org/. This concert is ADA accessible.

Performing on this concert are David Wechsler, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Nuno Antunes, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Gina Cuffari, bassoon. Visit their website at http://www.quintet.org and become their friend at http://www.facebook.com/groups/325982319921/.

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For the upcoming season, Juventas New Music Ensemble is seeking chamber works by young, living composers for any instrumentation or length. At least one composer may win the opportunity to have their work programmed. The application deadline is July 11, 2014.

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 North/South Consonance Season Finale

Tuesday June 17th, 8pm

Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus
New York, NY


“New Chamber Orchestra Music from Europe and the Americas”
The program includes works by NYWC members Katherine Hoover and Alla Pavlova, and NYWC Board Member, composer/pianist/conductor, Max Lifchitz

KATHERINE HOOVER South Zephyr
VICTOR KIOULAPHIDES Summer Concerto
MAX LIFCHITZ Forget Me Not
ALLA PAVLOVA Concertino
ANNA VEISMANE Viola d’Amore Concerto

Carol Wilson, soprano
Lisa Hansen, flute
Mioi Takeda, violin
Edmundo Ramirez, viola d’amore
Helen Lin, piano
Max Lifchitz, conductor
The North/South Consonance Ensemble

Free Admission
http://www.northsouthmusic.org

 

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On Monday, June 16th, 7 PM Gina Izzo, flute & Ian Rosenbaum, percussion feat. Fung Chern Hwei, violin will be performing works by Andy Akiho, Timo Andres, Ted Hearne, David Lang + improv. Hope to see you there!

Somethin’ Jazz Club
212 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022
$10 Cover
www.ginaizzo.com
www.iandavidrosenbaum.com

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