Tickets may be purchased HERE
May 18, 2013, 8:00pm
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
The Tempus Continuum Ensemble will be premiering new works by emerging New York composers Anne H. Goldberg, Kevin Baldwin, and Alex Burtzos. Come enjoy works for mixed chamber ensembles at the cell in Chelsea.
-ity (2012) for solo piano**
-aholic (2013) for solo Percussion*
I am Looking for a Sun (2013) for septet*
Anima Animus (2012) for solo piano*
Elocutions (2011) for flute, guitar, and vibraphone
Burning Bushes (2013) for septet*
Prince Prospero (2013) for septet*
*Denotes World Premiere **Denotes New York Premiere
Founded by composer/performer Anne H. Goldberg and soprano Corrine Byrne, Tempus Continuum is a New York-based ensemble that strives to bring diverse audiences to contemporary and underperformed music. Through provocative programming, Tempus Continuum seeks to create paths of accessibility for audience members, inviting them to confront music with fresh ears. Tempus Continuum works closely with emerging and established composers, commissioning and premiering innovative works at a diverse variety of venues such as New York City’s the cell theatre, Cornelia Street Café, The Flea Theater, and Philadelphia’s The Salon, and recently the long-established Arts in the Village concert series in Massachusetts. Tempus Continuum holds an annual call for scores to promote and perform innovative works by emerging composers, thus furthering and expanding the genre of new classical music.
Alex Burtzos (b. 1985) is an American composer and music educator native to Colorado Springs, CO. He is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans (BM) and the Manhattan School of Music (MM), and a member of ASCAP. Alex has been on the faculty of the Florentine Music School in New York City since 2011 (theory, piano and percussion), and is currently working towards his doctorate in composition at the Manhattan School of Music, where he is the recipient of MSM’ s prestigious teaching fellowship. His compositions have been performed across the United States and abroad. In 2013, Alex was awarded the Jordan Berk Memorial prize for composition for his saxophone quartet, “The Revivalist,” and was profiled as the featured composer on ComposersCircle.com. He’s excited to be collaborating with the Tempus Continuum Ensemble, and hopes that the future will present more opportunities to work with this talented
Anne H. Goldberg blurs the definitions of music and dance as a composer, choreographer, and performer. Founder and artistic director of the Synthesis Aesthetics Project, a collaborative of musicians, dancers, multimedia and spoken word artists, Anne has produced, composed, choreographed and directed a variety of productions,
most recently as Emerging-Artist-in-Residence at The Field. In addition to Synthesis, Anne co-founded the new music ensemble Tempus Continuum Ensemble, premiering and performing both her own music and that of other 20th and 21st Century composers. Touring the east coast and internationally, Anne’s music has been premiered and performed by ensembles such as the Boston New Music Institute, the Novatrio, NeoLit Ensemble, and at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory. Her artistry has been featured in music venues such is Symphony Space, the Kitchen, the Flea Theater, and many others nationally and internationally.
Anne’s background, although based upon the study of science, mathematics and languages, never strayed far from her passion for the arts. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College with extensive course work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received her M.M. of Classical Composition at the Manhattan School of Music under Dr. Marjorie Merryman, and influences of Nils Vigeland, Reiko Füting, and Mark Stambaugh. She is a D.M.A. candidate at MSM under Dr. Reiko Füting. In addition to her musical and choreographic pursuits, Anne is a professional figureskater, holding gold freestyle, artistry and ice dancing titles in the United States and Canada as well as International ice dancing titles.
Multi-instrumental talent Kevin Baldwin (b. 1986) is an emerging artist creating a name for himself by tackling some of the most experimental and innovative music in New York City. Kevin has sought to push the saxophone by tackling repertoire from composers such as Grisey, Berio, Aperghis, and Hurel.
As a performer, Kevin has performed all over the world, in places such as Beijing and Shanghai, China; Paris, France; and Maccagno, Italy. The New York Times reviewed one of Kevin’s concerts, saying the performance was, “precise and energetic” Since then, Kevin has performed at Symphony Space, Tenri Cultural Institute, Galapgagos Art Space and had his debut solo concert performing a show for saxophone and electronics at the New Music in Queens festival.
Recently as a composer, Kevin has been receiving commissions and several other premieres for various soloists and ensembles. Such commissions include Transfigured Pulse, commissioned by Columbia University; Solitary Confinement for Tenor Saxophone and Drum Set for the SoundSCAPE new music festival in Italy; and -ity for solo piano for Jess Ryan. Previously, Kevin received an honorable mention in the 2009 National Association of Composers of the USA Young Composers Competition for his piece Meditation for solo Bassoon.
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The Playground presents brand-new works, including commissions by Jimmy Canepa and Oren Boneh and the latest compositions by Chris Malloy and our own Conrad Kehn.
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts,
2344 E. Iliff ave.,
Denver CO, 80208
Tickets $18 adult, $16 seniors, free with Pioneer card or ANY student ID. Ticket prices include free parking at the Newman Center parking garage and a reception after the concert to greet the artists.
Lamont Concert Line (303) 871-6412
CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
featuring music from Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom
Sunday, May 19 | 4 PM
Fordham United Methodist Church
2543 Marion Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
presented by Fordham at 4pm Music Concert Series
Sequina DuBose, soprano
Special Guest: David Hughey, baritone
Damien Sneed, pianist
Featuring arias from the folk opera
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line into Freedom by Nkeiru Okoye
along with traditional and contemporary arrangements of spirituals
“I want a man”
Benjamin Kreith presents a recital of contemporary violin music featuring ‘My New Address’ by Italian composer Stefano Scodanibbio. The program includes solo works by Javier Arias Bal, Luciano Chessa, Laurie San Martin, David del Puerto, and Anton Vishio. Daniel Cullen will join Kreith to perform his piece ‘Stream’ for violin and electronics.
Thursday 9 May 7:00 PM @
151 W 46th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $12 @ door / $10 here: http://eavesdropping59.brownpapertickets.com/
For more details please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/155805897925061/
Violinist Benjamin Kreith has performed as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestra player throughout the US and Europe. He has premiered solo works at the Strasbourg
and Marseille festivals and performed as a guest artist with the Ying and Muir Quartets.
Ben helped to found the Ensemble CGAC in Santiago de Compostela, and has also performed with sfSound, Barcelona 216, and the Harvard Group for New Music. Recently he spent several years in Montana as a member of the Cascade Quartet and concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony. He has had the privilege of working directly with composers including Francisco Guerrero, Gunther Schuller, and Magnus Lindberg.
His live recording of Christian Lauba’s Kwintus for violin solo is available on the Accord/Universal CD Morphing, and Luciano Chessa’s Preludio e Siciliana (1987/2013) is forthcoming on Stradivarius records. Ben also plays the harmonica and experienced a brief moment of renown when his improvisations with Leonard Bernstein were broadcast on international television.
He has taught at the Escola de Música de Barcelona, and served as artist-in-residence at the University of California, Davis.
About the series:
Composer and curator Guy Barash’s new music series Eavesdropping kicks off its third year of adventurous modern programming. It returns to The Tank to present some of today’s most daring performers and astonishing composers.
For artists, Eavesdropping provides a stage for risk-taking and the exploration of non-conventional sound, to present a relevant boundary-breaking artistic work. Shows often include multimedia elements, real time electronic processing, and performance art.
The Tank’s intimate black box theater brings our audiences close enough to become part of the creative process. We are committed to presenting innovative repertoire that is relevant and intriguing. Eavesdropping is a cross-genres new music series presented to the city’s inquisitive listener – the one that seen it all and heard it all but craves for cultural excitement.
May 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 West 46th St, NYC
Admission: Free ($10 suggested donation)
Peri Mauer ILLUMINATIONS OF THE NIGHT* (world premiere)
Jean Sibelius VIOLIN CONCERTO
Claude Debussy NOCTURNES
David Leibowitz, conductor
Airi Yoshioka, violin
*This work was funded in part by the Composers Assistance Program of New Music USA.
Other upcoming concerts featuring Peri Mauer’s music:
June 8, 2013, 7:30 pm, Nudibranch Friday, for violin and cello at Symphony Space
June 19, 2013, 7:00 pm Life on Earth, for chamber orchestra, in Music With a View Festival at the Flea Theater (41 While St)
January 21, 2014, 8:00 pm At Home With Allen Ginsberg: Five Songs for Baritone and Piano, at St. Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Ave.)
“1, 2, 3″
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8 PM, The DiMenna Center, NYC
NYsoundCircuit – the multimedia salon series – closes the season with one of its most varied sonic and visual explorations yet. Featured is the one and only turntablist MARIA CHAVEZ, making it as easy as “1,2,3” with a solo, duo, and finally a trio set woven through the evening. Also lined up are ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN premiering a new set of songs for voice, clocks, accordions, toys, and electronics and violinist ANDIE SPRINGER performing “Dandelion” by MARY KOUYOUMDJIAN, exploring childhood manipulations of old home movies. Trumpeter HUGO MORENO performs “Toying” by Chelsea Music Festival Composer-in-Residence ERIC NATHAN. Saxophones wail as the NEW THREAD QUARTET delivers music from the lyrical to the virtuosic. DANIEL NEUMANN performs a multi-channel live improvisation, “A Corner as a Field” while the CURT SYDNOR QUARTET reimagines the architecture of Louis Sullivan in “Materials and their Destiny.”
Join us at NYsoundCircuit!
$25 entry & unlimited drinks
(Credit cards accepted)
The DiMenna Center
450 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
MUSIC for acoustics and electro-acoustics by Kati Agócs, Maria Chavez, Michael Djupstrom, Gilbert Galindo, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Eric Nathan, Daniel Neumann, and Angélica Negrón
MUSIC PERFORMANCES by Maria Chavez, turntablist; Sandy Ewen, prepared guitar; Hugo Moreno, trumpet; Angélica Negrón, multiple instruments; Daniel Neumann, sound artist; Andie Springer, violin; Curt Sydnor Quartet; and the New Thread Saxophone Quartet
VIDEO & PROJECTIONS by Nikolai Antonie, Maria Chavez, and Rob Dietz
NYsoundCircuit is a multimedia salon series showcasing various arts disciplines and bringing their audiences together in an engaging environment for a full evening of works by contemporary artists.
Dan Locklair’s Instant Culture, a choral drama for SATB, soloists and piano, will be given two New Mexico performances by the Sangre de Cristo Chorale, Dr. Maxine Thevenot, Director, on Saturday, May 11, 5:00 PM at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos and Sunday, May 12, 3:00 PM at 1st Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe, 208 Grant Avenue in Santa Fe.
The composer has written about the piece, “In 1984, Thurston Dox (until his untimely death, Director of Choral Activities at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY) approached me with a commission from Hartwick for a choral drama of approximately ten minutes in length. I suggested that the American lyricist, Alicia Carpenter, be commissioned to create the libretto and lyrics…(her) resulting libretto was a mirror of our hectic times. Her concise words encourage us to take time for what is important: “But life is short, and art is long … better take time to smell the flowers.” Read Locklair’s complete notes at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/choral/instant-culture.
The Sangre de Cristo Chorale (SDCC) was formed in 1978 as a self-governing chorale of adult volunteer singers. SDCC is dedicated to presenting high-quality performances, enhancing choral skills, mutually supporting its members and leaving a legacy of young singers who appreciate the choral experience. Visit them at http://sdcchorale.org/.
Tickets are available in advance or at the door: $20 for adults; $10 for students with a valid school ID when unaccompanied by adults; free for students 18 and under accompanied by adults. For tickets and more information, visit http://sdcchorale.org/tickets.htm.
Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. More information about him, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, at http://www.locklair.com.
Kaufman Music Center’s Face The Music
Kaufman Music Center’s “alt-classical” youth ensemble Face the Music will perform at P.S. 142 – Neighborhood Classics Series on 5/19/13 at 2 pm. The program includes works by Didorenko, Gordon, Bernard Roumain, Wolfe & Ethan Cohn (Student) .
The only student ensemble in New York City dedicated to performing music by living classical composers, Face the Music has been praised by the New York Times for its “stunning performances” of music by contemporary composers and hailed by critics as “polished, exuberant” (New York Times) and one of “New York’s favorite contemporary-classical ensembles” (Time Out New York). Since its founding in 2005, the ensemble has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”
Details at http://bit.ly/YutIxg
Meet the Orchestra – A Musical Open House!
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
Saturday, May 18th, 2013, 2:00-3:30 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Norman S. Benzaquen Hall (1st floor)
450 West 37th Street
between 9th & 10th Avenues (map)
MOMS, DADS, CARETAKERS, AND KIDS
Join us for a fun and free musical open house:
- Hear OSL musicians perform a special concert for kids
- Try out instruments you hear in the concert
- Enjoy delicious snacks and fun giveaways
- Play musical games and participate in other activities for the whole family
Appropriate for children ages 4 and up. The event will start promptly at 2:00 PM.
For more information, email the Community & Education Department: Education@OSLmusic.org.
The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, considered one of the world’s leading children’s choirs, spotlights the music of Benjamin Britten at two performances of its annual Spring Concert on two consecutive Sundays, May 5 and 12 (Mother’s Day), 2013, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. The renowned chorus, led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, performs selected works from Britten’s Friday Afternoons, which Britten composed for school children, as well as various titles from his folk song arrangements, and selected movements from Ceremony of Carols, written for treble voices, solo voices and harp, and Missa Brevis, a beautiful work noted for its poignant plea for peace, which also illustrates Britten’s considerable skill at writing for children’s voices. The program is part of Britten 100/LA: A Celebration, a year-long festival honoring the 2013 centenary of the British composer curated by LA Opera.
Other featured works include Herbert Howells’ My Eyes for Beauty Pine, a piece in which Britten found inspiration, Handel’s aria Non lo diro from his early opera Tolomeo, two-time Oscar-winner Richard Sherman’s Hushabye Mountain from the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and an arrangement of To Music by LACC Associate Artistic Director Mandy Brigham. Also on the program are Jean-Baptiste Lully’s rarely heard French Baroque piece Regina coeli, Sir David Willcocks’ Psalm 150, Canadian composer Surl Glick’s Psalm 23, Schubert’s compelling art song Du bist die Ruh, and the haunting Celtic folksong Óró Mo Bháidin. In addition, LACC presents Come Let’s Be Merry by American composer James Mulholland, William Brown’s Puisque tout passé, set to a poem by Rilke and featuring percussionist Robert Fernandez, the Newfoundland folksong The Star of Belle Isle, and the spirituals Ain’-a that Good News, My Lord What a Morning and The Storm is Passing Over.
Tomlinson conducts the chorus’ renowned Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. Brigham leads the Intermediate Choir, Diana Landis leads the Apprentice Choir, and Dr. Steve Kronauer conducts the Young Men’s Ensemble. The choirs will perform separately and combined.
Tickets are $26, $38 and $44; children 17 and under are half price. For tickets and information, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit www.lachildrenschorus.org. Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus