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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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THOUGHT’S TORSION, composer Peri Mauer’s trio for flute, viola, and cello will be performed at Symphony Space on June 4, 2016, by Michael Laderman flute, Gregor Kitzis viola, and Arthur
Cook cello in a New York Composer’s Circle Gala Concert. Symphony Space is located at 250 West 95th St., NYC. Also on the program is music by Raoul Pleskow, Madelyn Byrne, Patricia
Leonard, Hubert Howe, Max Giteck Duykers, Ross Griffey, and Brian Fennelly. Tickets are $20, students free.
PERI MAUER, composer, was born and raised in NYC where she currently resides. She holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Bard College, and is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art. Her music has recently received performances in Bargemusic’s Here and Now Winter and Labor Day Festivals, Composer’s Voice Concert Series at The Firehouse Space, New York Composers Circle Concerts of New Music at Symphony Space, LeFrak Performing Arts Center, St. Peter’s Church and St. Mark’s Church, Music With A View Festival at the Flea Theater for which she also served as cellist and conductor, Composers Concordance Festival at DROM, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Bowdoin, ME, NYU Composers Forum, among others. A recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards for her work in 2014 and 2015, she is honored to have been awarded a grant from New Music USA for the premiere of her orchestral work Illuminations of the Night by the New York Repertory Orchestra and Life on Earth for chamber ensemble for Music With a View. She also recently received a commission from the Music Department of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts to compose a piece for the LaGuardia Junior Band. Her concert band composition Red Sky was premiered by students of LaGuardia High School this past June to critical acclaim. Other recent premieres include A Little New Year’s Flair performed by Blair McMillan in Bargemusic’s Here and Now Winter Festival, At Home With Allen Ginsberg: Five Songs for Baritone & Piano performed by baritone Daniel Neer and pianist Christopher Berg, a solo trumpet version of Red Sky, Thought’s Torsion for viola, flute, and cello premiered by Eight Strings & a Whistle at Tenri Cultural Institute and performed again a few moths later at Spectrum NYC, Journey, for oboe, and Trumpet Trio, premiered Nov. 2015 in Music From Good Shepherd Concert Series.
Upcoming performances of her music include a new chamber music work, In Concert, for this year’s Make Music New York Festival at the Bard Graduate Center on June 21, 2016, All Along the Heights, composed for the Jackson Heights Orchestra scheduled for a December 14, 2016 premiere, Pixeliance, her revised flute, harp, marimba trio at Vassar College January 2017, and Shadow Lake, her new string quartet, scheduled for premiere Feb. 21, 2017 at St. Peter’s Church in NYC.
Ms. Mauer is also a freelance cellist and conductor and has worked with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra, Encompass New Opera Theater, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, NYU Contemporary Players, American Chamber Opera, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, Metro Chamber Orchestra, and can be seen playing her cello in the Golden Globe award-winning TV series Mozart in the Jungle.
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Santa Monica, California – The Santa Monica Public Library is proud to present composer/performer Vinny Golia on Wednesday June 15 at 7:30PM in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
A composer, improviser, and performer on innumerable woodwinds, Vinny Golia has been a key part of LA’s underground creative music scene since the 1970s. His Nine Winds record label has released dozens of albums of jazz and improvised music (which Santa Monica Public Library members can stream via the DRAM service). As a professor at CalArts, he has mentored numerous young musicians, including those performing with him at the Library: Molly Pease (vocals), Ethan Marks (trumpets), Corey Hoeben (trombone), Bobby Grigas (vibraphone), Miller Wren (bass), and Nick Hon (drums).
Soundwaves is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library. Show announcements and documentation are at soundwavesnewmusic.com. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.
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Free and open to the public
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)
New York, NY 10027
Music Director George Manahan leads the American Composers Orchestra in new works by seven composers from the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute: Jonathan Finlayson (b. 1982), Brian Friedland (b. 1982), Ethan Helm (b. 1990), Guy Mintus (b. 1991), Ben Morris (b. 1993), John La Barbera (b. 1945), and Dawn Norfleet.
Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) is a new development in the jazz field, and a natural outgrowth of the orchestra’s long-running interest in creative and improvised music. JCOI is led by ACO in partnership with the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in Los Angeles and the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University in New York.
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Free and open to the public
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:30pm
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)
New York, NY 10027
ACO’s 25th Annual Underwood New Music Readings (open to the public free of charge) is a chance to witness the process involved in bringing brand new, stylistically diverse orchestral music to life. This year, Music Director George Manahan conducts works by Katherine Balch (b. 1991), Lembit Beecher (b. 1980), Paul Frucht (b. 1989), Sarah Gibson (b. 1986), Joel Rust (b. 1989), Carlos Simon (b. 1986), and Michael Small (b. 1988) – representing a broad spectrum of musical backgrounds and sound worlds. One composer will be selected to receive a $15,000 commission for a new piece to be performed by ACO during an upcoming season.
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