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Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: AmbroseAkinmusire, AndyAkiho, Cello, clarinet, drumset, flute, jazz, PascalLeBoeuf, piano, pierrot, righteousgirls, vibraphone, VijayIyer, violin
Gina Izzo, flute +
Erika Dohi, piano
feat. Vasko Duvoski, clarinet; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Adam Fisher, cello; Mika Godbole, vibraphone; Peter Kronreif, drums.
Saturday, November 16th 7:00pm
Somethin’ Jazz Club
212 East 52nd Street
NY, NY 10022
Flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi will embrace the modern as RighteousGIRLS on Saturday, November 16th 7pm, at the Somethin’ Jazz Club in NYC. RighteousGIRLS will feature classical/contemporary, jazz and electronic artists including Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, Pascal Le Boeuf and a premiere of Dave Molk’s “EDGE” from their upcoming album.
The program also highlights Andy Akiho’s “to wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem,” a challenging, fast paced piece driven by a personal experience Akiho had while walking home alone one night. The piece is scored for Pierrot ensemble with added drum set and vibraphone. Joining the RighteousGIRLS will be Vasko Duvoski, clarinet; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Adam Fisher, cello; Mika Godbole, vibraphone; Peter Kronreif drums. For more information please visit www.RighteousGIRLS.com.
On Wed. Nov. 13, 7pm at The Italian Academy (at Columbia University) composer Robert Honstein teams up with the acclaimed young Baroque ensemble, The Sebastians for a concert interleaving old and new, day and night.
Vivaldi’s ebullient and innovative L’estro Armonico is paired with a new suite, Night Scenes from the Ospedale, commissioned from Honstein by The Sebastians in 2011. Night Scenes evokes a night-time walk through a Venetian refuge for orphaned girls, the Ospedale della Pieta, where Vivaldi taught, wrote and worked.
The concert, which is FREE, will begin with a reading by the poet Sarah Arvio from her 2013 book, “Night Thoughts.”
Full details can be found in the press release here, and on the Facebook event invitation here.
Please contact Emily Motherwell, OtherARTS at motherwell at otherarts dot net or 646-266-6918 for additional information.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: choral music, Chorale Concert, classical, classical music, concert, contemporary music, Holiday, new music, New York, new york city, New York City Master Chorale, nyc, Vocal Music
On Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8 pm, the New York City Master Chorale, under the direction of Artistic Director Thea Kano, opens its eighth season with a “Holiday Concert,” featuring Camille Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and the New York City premiere of Paul Leavitt’s Magnificat. The concert, to be held at the Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch (552 West End Avenue at 87th Street), features organist James Kennerley and phenomenal soloists from the Chorale. Tickets are $35 (general admission) or $25 (student/senior) and can be purchased atwww.nycmasterchorale.org or at the door, space permitting.
Pianist Ana Cervantes will present the New York Premiere of Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico, selections from a set of commissioned works on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM in The Music Room of Saint Peter’s Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th Street in Manhattan. The concert is sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York City, Caterina Toscano, Executive Director and will be the New York launch celebration for the double CD recording of these works.
American composer Joelle Wallach’s Lagrimas y Locuras: Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman will be featured, along with solo piano works by Colombia’s Alba Potes, the U.S.’s Anne LeBaron and Mexico’s Marcela Rodriguez and Mario Lavista.
Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico is Ana Cervantes’ current commissioning and recording project, in which the pianist asked 16 composers from six countries –U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Great Britain, and Spain—for a piece for solo piano inspired by some woman from Mexican history. The project takes as its symbol the Monarch butterfly: a metaphor for persistence and valour in a body fragile only in appearance. Cervantes has recorded all the Monarca music with support from EPROMúsica, a major grant from CONACULTA (National Council for Culture and the Arts) and INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts) of México. More about the Song of the Monarch project at http://cantodelamonarca.com/eng.html.
The November 12 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 212-217-6400 or visit http://mciny.org/#.
Ana Cervantes is a founding member of Ehecalli, an ensemble of winds and piano. An alumna of Bard College and a Fulbright-García Robles Senior Scholar (US-Mexico 1999-2000), she leads an active international life as performer and teacher, and is currently based in Guanajuato, Mexico. Much more about her at http://cervantespiano.com/.
Curated by Thomas Bagwell
Michael Slattery, tenor
Margaret Lancaster, flute and piccolo
Rachel Lee, violin
Thomas Bagwell, piano
Katarina Leyman — Solgatt (1995)
Ms. Lancaster & Mr. Bagwell
Einojuhani Rautavaara — Notturno e Danza (1993)
Ms. Lee & Mr. Bagwell
Kaija Saariaho — Dolce Tormento (2004)
Synne Skouen — Give @lice Different Entries (2010)
Bent Soresen — The Shadows of Silence (2003-4)
Andrea Tarrodi — Aftonsanger (2006)
Mr. Slattery & Mr. Bagwell
Andrea Tarrodi — Crystallites (2012)
About Thomas Bagwell, Nordic Currents II Curator:
THOMAS BAGWELL has partnered in recital such singers as Marilyn Horne, Renee Fleming, Susan Graham, Denyce Graves, Frederica Von Stade, Andrea Rost, Kristine Jepson, James Morris, Roberta Peters, and Lucine Amara. His recital partnerships with the rising generation of singers include Elaine Alvarez, Eric Cutler, Gregory Turay, Rinat Shaham, Thomas Meglioranza, and Jesse Blumberg. In the field of chamber music, Mr. Bagwell has been a participant at the Marlboro Music Festival and has performed recitals with violinists Midori, Miranda Cuckson, and Scott St. John, with whom he made a critically acclaimed CD, now available on iTunes, of works by Antonín Dvořák on the Marquis Classics label. Miranda Cuckson and Mr. Bagwell performed the ten Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano in a three part series at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in the spring of 2009. Thomas Bagwell has received degrees from the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and has studied with Warren Jones, Graham Johnson, and Edna Golandsky. After his formal studies, Mr. Bagwell pursued additional training with Elly Ameling and Rudolf Jansen at the Academie Villecroze. Mr. Bagwell organized and performed several concert series’ in New York at the Austrian Cultural Forum including the complete songs of Hugo Wolf, Gustav Mahler, surveys of Schubert, Schoenberg and Zemlinsky, in additions to many other concerts. As a teacher of opera and art song, Thomas Bagwell has been on the faculty of Yale University, and currently teaches at the Mannes College of Music where he teaches collaborative piano as well as classes for singers in operatic repertoire.
About The Phoenix Concerts:
Since 2005, THE PHOENIX CONCERTS, New York’s “plucky Upper West Side new-music series” (The New Yorker), has commissioned, premiered, and presented over one hundred and thirty contemporary composers’ works on nearly fifty concerts in Manhattan, Beijing, Saratoga Springs, and Seattle. Thousands of additional listeners have been reached through streaming videos, visuals, and program notes on its comprehensive website (www.thephoenixconcerts.org) as well as rebroadcasts on WUOL 90.5 FM, Louisville, Kentucky’s Fine Arts Station. THE PHOENIX CONCERTS’ unwavering commitment to presenting the broadest possible spectrum of new music draws enthusiastically supportive audiences comprised largely of first-time concertgoers. Catered post-concert receptions offer an informal setting where audiences interact with performers and composers. Building from a core season of four concerts presented at Manhattan’s Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, the calendar includes collaborative events hosted in partnership with: American Opera Projects; Beijing New Music Ensemble; Chamber Music America; Hudson Opera House; Kyo-Shin-An Arts; Lotte Lehmann Foundation; Beth Morrison Projects; Salon Harlem; Seasons Music Festival; “Composers Now” Festival at Symphony Space; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; and the Corporation of Yaddo.
Drawing from its core group of musicians — The Phoenix Players — the series’ widely-varied concert events have established a strong basis for its continuing mission:
To offer excellent contemporary concert music of a broad stylistic range;
to commission new works by emerging and established composers; and
to remain committed to the inclusive nature of musical performance.
For more information about The Phoenix Concerts please visit: www.thephoenixconcerts.org
on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Phoenix-Concerts
on Twitter: @PhoenixNewYork
The acclaimed American Youth Symphony (AYS), one of the nation’s leading professional training orchestras for musicians ages 15 to 27, continues its 49th season with “Elfman Project II,” a free concert that is part of a multi-year exploration of the music of four-time Academy Award-nominated composer Danny Elfman, on Sunday, November 24, 2013, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Guest conductor David Newman, himself an Oscar-nominated composer, sought-after conductor and AYS alumnus and Immediate Past President, leads the orchestra in the premieres of two new concert suites, Milk Suite and Oz the Great and Powerful Suite, both assembled by Newman and Max Mueller for the occasion from Elfman’s compelling scores for films directed by Gus Van Sant and Sam Raimi, respectively, and performed to film clips from the movies. In addition, Newman conducts music from Alice in Wonderland and Spiderman, and the Big Fish Suite, composed by Elfman for the Tim Burton films of the same name. The concert opens with AYS Music Director Alexander Treger conducting Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite, from his 1934 score for the Russian film based on the novel of the same title by Yur Tynyanov. A chorus comprised of top professional session singers who are volunteering their services for the program joins the 106-member orchestra, noted for its innovative programming and inspiring performances. The event kicks off with a free symposium, at 4:30 pm, including a performance of Elfman’s Overeager Overture, and a panel discussion moderated by esteemed journalist and author Jon Burlingame, focusing on the nuts and bolts of music’s role in films and how composers work with directors. The symposium is presented in partnership with The Film Music Society.
An optional benefit diner with French bistro fare catered by Barbrix Wine Bar takes place between the symposium and concert, providing an opportunity for continuing conversation with the panelists. Tickets, which are required for the dinner, start at $350 per person with proceeds benefiting AYS.
“It is an honor to conduct Danny’s brilliant music and to work with him and with such an incredibly virtuoso orchestra,” says Newman, who also curated and led the highly acclaimed “Elfman Project I” event in May 2012.
AYS has trained more than 2,300 musicians since it was founded, and many of its alumni hold principal positions with the world’s finest orchestras, the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, among them. The remarkable musicians of the American Youth Symphony and their vibrant music have drawn more than a quarter of a million people to Royce Hall since the free series’ inception in 1964.
This season, AYS also showcases composer Jefferson Friedman on February 9, 2014; hosts the “Springtime in Paris” gala on March 9, 2014, featuring pianist and You Tube sensation Valentina Lisitsa; and wraps the season with “The Alumni Project,” in which AYS alumni join current orchestra members to perform Strauss’ An Alpine Symphony on April 13, 2014. Violinist Nigel Armstrong, a finalist in the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition and former AYS Concertmaster, is the soloist for the season finale concert.
Online Reservations are recommended but not required for the American Youth Symphony’s free concerts. Royce Hall is located on the campus of UCLA at 10745 Dickson Plaza in Westwood, CA, 90095. For more information, please call (310) 470-2332 or log on to www.AYSymphony.org.
DANNY ELFMAN has established himself as one of the most brilliant and versatile film composers in the industry, collaborating with directors, Tim Burton, Gus Van Sant, Sam Raimi, Paul Haggis, Ang Lee, Rob Marshall, Guillermo del Toro, Brian De Palma, and Peter Jackson. Beginning with his first score for Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Elfman has scored a broad range of films, including: Milk (Oscar nominated), Good Will Hunting (Oscar nominated), Big Fish (Oscar nominated), Men in Black (Oscar nominated), Edward Scissorhands, Wanted, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mission: Impossible, Planet of the Apes, A Simple Plan, To Die For, Spider-Man (1 & 2), Batman, Dolores Claiborne, Sommersby, Chicago, Dick Tracy, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland. Elfman has composed the scores for most of Tim Burton’s writer-director’s films including Dark Shadows, which opens May 11, and the upcoming Frankenweenie. He has earned four Oscar nominations and one Grammy for the theme from Batman. His television work includes writing the main themes for The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives; he won an Emmy for the latter. Elfman fronted the Los Angeles-based theatrical rock band Oingo Boingo, which enjoyed success with such ’80s songs as “Dead Man’s Party,” “Only a Lad,” “Little Girls” and “Weird Science,” the theme from the 1985 film.
DAVID NEWMAN is one of today’s most accomplished creators of music for film. In his 25-year career, he has scored more than100 films, ranging from War of the Roses and Bowfinger to the more recent The Spirit and Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel. Newman’s music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa; such top-grossing comedies Norbit, Scooby-Doo, Galaxy Quest, The Nutty Professor; and award-winning animated films Ice Age, The Brave Little Toaster and Anastasia, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Newman is also a highly sought-after conductor and appears with leading orchestras throughout the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also an active composer for the concert hall, his works have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony and Long Beach Symphony, and at the Ravinia Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival. Newman has spent considerable time unearthing and restoring film music classics for the concert hall, and headed the Sundance Institute’s music preservation program in the late 1980s. As a tribute to his work in film music preservation, in 2007, he was elected President of the Film Music Society, a nonprofit organization formed by entertainment industry professionals to preserve and restore motion picture and television music. Passionate about mentoring the next generation of musicians, with AYS, he launched the three-year “Jerry Goldsmith Project” and “The Elfman Project,” and has served on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival in the Film Scoring Program. The son of nine-time Oscar-winning composer Alfred Newman, David Newman was born in Los Angeles in 1954. He trained in violin and piano from an early age and earned degrees in orchestral conducting and violin from the University of Southern California. From 1977-1982 he worked extensively in the motion picture and television industry as a violinist, playing on such films as E.T., Twilight Zone – the Movie, and the original Star Trek film.
Noted violinist, accomplished conductor, and gifted educator, ALEXANDER TREGER is beginning his 16th season as Music Director of AYS. He retired from his role as Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in September 2010 after performing with the orchestra for 36 years. He earned critical acclaim for solo appearances in concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev under the direction of Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Recognized for his inspiring work with talented young musicians, Treger also serves as Music Director/Conductor of the Crossroads School Chamber Orchestra and recently joined the Pepperdine University’s Fine Arts Division faculty as an Artist in Residence.
AMERICAN YOUTH SYMPHONY, hailed for its “polish and depth” (Los Angeles Times) and performances that are “nothing short of exhilarating” (Beverly Hills Outlook), is dedicated to the artistic development of a new generation of musicians. The orchestra serves top players who seek to widen their horizons in a professional environment. Led by Alexander Treger—recently retired Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic—and with the support of world-class guest artists, AYS offers an immersion program of weekend rehearsals and performances at Royce Hall and around the city. Activities are designed to help musicians become professionals of the highest caliber, innovative thinkers and articulate communicators, engaged in the community. The program is tuition-free, and participation is based solely on merit. The orchestra is comprised of 106 students and graduates from 28 high schools and universities in Southern California.
EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
American Youth Symphony “Elfman Project II”
FREE CONCERT AND SYMPOSIUM
American Youth Symphony
Alexander Treger, music director
David Newman, guest conductor
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 7 p.m.
Pre-Concert Symposium, 5:30 pm
Featuring Free Panel Discussion moderated by Jon Burlingame – panelists TBA –
and performance of DANNY ELFMAN’s Overeager overture
PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Alexander Treger, conductor
DANNY ELFMAN Alice in Wonderland: Alice’s Theme
DANNY ELFMAN Spiderman – Suite
DANNY ELFMAN Milk Suite – arr. David Newman (premiere) to film
DANNY ELFMAN Big Fish – Suite
DANNY ELFMAN The Great and Powerful Oz – arr. David Newman (premiere) to film
David Newman, conductor
UCLA’s Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive
Westwood, CA 90095
Concert and symposium – FREE
Optional benefit dinner – $350 per person
North/South Consonance, Inc. continues its 34th season of advocating on behalf of composers from the Americas on Monday evening November 11 at 8 PM when the North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz performs four recently completed works. The free-admission event will be held at the acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Cuban-American guitarist Jose Lezcano will appear as soloist in the first performance of his recently completed Concierto Cubanero. In three movements, the music is a nostalgic tribute to Cuban musical idioms like the Bolero, Cha-cha-chá, and the sounds of Orquesta Típica. Lezcano has performed throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia. The New Millennium Guitar Magazine described him as “a superb guitarist as well as a first-rate composer and arranger.”
The concert will open with the premiere performance of Hayg Boyadjian’s Danzas Ocultas (Hidden Dances) based on dance rhythms and melodic turns derived from Eastern and Western folk-music. Born in Paris, Boyadjian grew up in Argentina eventually settling in Massachusetts where he studied at the New England Conservatory and Brandeis University.
diss-FUNK-shun by Roger Wesby will open the second half of the program. A respected choral conductor, for many years Wesby lived and worked in El Salvador and Costa Rica where he conducted the National Youth Symphony and also directed the School of Music of the National University. Wesby’s new work is built around funky cross rhythms, spiky dissonances and exciting instrumental textures.
The program will conclude with a performance of Max Lifchitz’s Yellow Ribbons No. 42, a work that belongs to a series of compositions written as homage to the former American hostages in Iran. The single movement work juxtaposes quotations from ancient colonial Latin American hymns, North African melodies, and innovative contemporary techniques.
Joelle Wallach’s Lagrimas y Locuras: Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman will be presented by pianist Ana Cervantes as part of her Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico concert on Friday, November 8 – 6:30 PM at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW in Washington, DC.
In Lagrimas y Locuras, Mapping the Mind of a Madwoman, Joelle Wallach returns to her interest in music which expresses a specific inner life, a particular psychological landscape. Based on the Mexican folksong La Llorona, and commissioned by Ms. Cervantes from Ms. Wallach as part of her Song of the Monarch project, Lagrimas y Locuras reveals the inner monologue of La Llorona herself as she haunts the banks of Mexican waterways, railing against her fate, the betrayal of her lover and the result of her own impetuous rage.
Also on the DC program are other Song of the Monarch commissioned solo selections from Colombia’s Alba Potes and Mexico’s Mario Lavista, Horacio Uribe, Marcella Rodriguez and Gabriela Ortíz. More about the Song of the Monarch project at http://cantodelamonarca.com/eng.html. For more DC concert information, call 202-728-1628 or visit http://www.instituteofmexicodc.org/.
Also on November 8, Ms. Wallach, the current Composer in the Metropolis, will talk about the very first official Composer for New York City – Antonin Dvorak at 7:00 PM at Turtle Bay Music School, 244 E. 52nd St., New York, NY. This is presented as part of her Con-Edison Music in the Metropolis Composer Residency Turtle Bay Music School for most of Fall 2013. This program is sponsored by Con Edison and administered by Exploring the Metropolis, Inc.
More about the free Turtle Bay Music School program at http://exploringthemetropolis.org/event/dr-joelle-wallach-dvorak-in-new-york/.
As a commissioning and recording artist, Ana Cervantes has inspired major collections of works by eminent composers, including Rumor de Páramo/Murmurs from the Wasteland, and her current international project, Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres en Mexico/Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico, involving 17 composers from six countries: México, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, the USA and Great Britain, each writing a work for solo piano inspired in an important woman in Mexican history. She has performed, taught and been part of residencies throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Much more about Ana Cervantes at http://cervantespiano.com/.
The 4Tay label has released two CDs of Dr. Wallach’s music – The Door Standing Open – a critically acclaimed collection of songs and chamber works (CD 4034) – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach and The Nightwatch – more songs and solo piano works (CD 4035) – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joellewallach2. More about her at http://www.joellewallach.com.
Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, will be in concert on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM performing World premieres for viol quartets by the composers of Random Access Music at Benzaquen Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th Street in Manhattan. The program, part of the ensemble’s 2013-2014 Prisms concert season, will be repeated on Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 PM at Waltz-Astoria, 23-14 Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, Queens.
Works to be performed are Jonathan Pieslak’s Bhakti (1), Unburdening, for viol consort and recorded chanting, Gilbert Galindo’s Tierra Magnifica, for viol consort, B. Allen Schulz’s Aspects of a Singularity, for viol consort, David Fetherolf’s Atrytone, for treble and bass viol duo and Frances White’s From a Fairy Tale, for viol consort.
The Random Access Music Composers’ Collective is B. Allen Schulz, Gilbert Galindo, Jonathan Pieslak, David Fetherolf and guest composer Frances White. Visit them at http://www.ram-nyc.org.
The concert at Waltz-Astoria is made possible, in part, by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from a re-grant through the New York State Council on the Arts.
Tickets for the November 8 concert are $20 and are available at 800-838-3006 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/411169. There is a $10 table fee for the November 9 event. More information at 718-956-8742 or http://www.waltz-astoria.com.
Visit http://www.parthenia.org for more information about the 2013-2014 season.
Peri Mauer RED SKY, for trumpet (world premiere)
Sandra Coffin, trumpet
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Kupferberg Center for the Arts: LeFrak Concert Hall
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367
Composer Peri Mauer’s new work, RED SKY for solo trumpet, was inspired by photographs taken by trumpet player Sandra Coffin of her summer home on Lake George. The vibrant and peaceful beauty of the red sky is seen as a continuous shift of varied shades of color, enlivened by changing cloud formations throughout the day. The journey of the red sky is reflected on the lake and in the imagination, manifest here in this music composition. This performance is the world premiere.
Complete Concert Program: http://nycomposerscircle.org/events/event/queens-college-concert/