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Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic return to the Music Guild for an exciting and varied program. Ariana Ghez, Principal Oboe of the LA Phil will be joined by members of the string section.  Come hear three centuries of beautiful chamber music by Haydn, Beethoven, Britten, Arthur Bliss and Ennio Morricone.

• Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” (title theme from “The Mission”)
• Benjamin Britten’s Opus 2 Phantasy Quartet
• Arthur Bliss’s Oboe Quintet
• Beethoven’s “Eyeglasses” Duo for Viola and Cello
• Haydn’s “Rider” Quartet

• Ariana Ghez, oboe
• Johnny Lee and Jin Shan-Dai, violin
• Dana Hansen, viola and piano
• Jason Lippman, cello

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Visit Catherine Manoukian’s blog to read about her recent recording session with the Staatskapelle Weimar for her next album, which will feature several pieces by Edward Elgar. See below for an excerpt…

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Patricia Caicedo, one of the leading interpreters of the Latin American Art Song repertoire, will present her only New York recital of the season on May 2.

The free-admission concert sponsored by North/South Consonance, Inc. will take place at the intimate and acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St, Manhattan). It will commence at 8 PM.

The multi-lingual program will include songs in Catalan, Spanish, Nahautl (the language of the Aztecs), Quechua (the language of the Incas) and Portuguese. Ms. Caicedo will sing songs by among others, Mexican composers Manuel M. Ponce, Salvador Moreno and Sivestre Revueltas; Peruvian composer Theodoro Valcarcel; Colombian composer Jaime Leon; Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera; Catalan composer Edmund Toldra; and Brazilian composers Camargo Guarnieri and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Caicedo has resided in Barcelona, Spain for more than 10 years where she is active as both performer and musicologist. She is the founder and director of the Barcelona Festival of Song, held during the summer and now entering its 6th edition.

Her books The Latin American Art Song: A Critical Anthology and Interpretative Resource for Singers (Ediciones Tritó, 2005) and The Colombian Art Song – Jaime Leon: Analysis and Compilation of his works for voice and piano Vol. 1 & 2 (Mundo Arts Publications, 2009) have become reference books in the field of vocal pedagogy.

She has performed throughout Europe and Latin America and has presented lectures and workshops at numerous American universities.

Her acclaimed albums include: De mi corazón latino – Latin Songs of All time (Mundo Arts, 2010), A mi ciudad Nativa – To My Native City (Mundo Arts, 2005), Lied: Art songs of Latin America (Albert Moraleda, 2001) and La Felicidad, recorded with the Banda Sinfónica Santafé de Bogotá in 1997.

Ms. Caicedo will be accompanied at the piano by the versatile Max Lifchitz. Born in Mexico City. Lifchitz has resided in New York City since 1966 and has appeared on concert stages throughout Latin America, Europe and the US. He has released 9 solo piano albums and appears as conductor and collaborative artists in many more.

Ms. Caicedo will be available for interviews and media events while in New York City. She may be contacted through the North/South Consonance office at ns.concerts@att.net.

For further information about North/South Consonance’s concerts please visit http://www.northsouthmusic.org

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Tone Builders CD Release and Party

Tuesday, October 26th, Party starts @ 8pm

AC Institute - 547 West 27th St, 6th Floor

Featuring performances by: Yarn/Wire, Loud Objects, Katie Young, The Kenners, and the screening of a new music video by Corey Fogel.

$20 – admission includes a CD!

Free beer will be served all evening, generously provided by the Chelsea Brewing Company

Recorded at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI, Tone Builders documents a portion of Yarn/Wire’s recent commissioning activity and provides a snapshot of NYC’s varied and vibrant compositional landscape. Released by Carrier Records on October 26, 2010.

Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services

TB tracks

Yarn/Wire is: Ian Antonio & Russell Greenberg, percussion / Laura Barger & Jacob Rhodebeck, piano

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Moving Painting/Live Piano

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WHO: Greenwich Village Orchestra

WHAT: “Brilliant”

WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 2007, 3:00 PM
WHERE: Washington Irving Auditorium
40 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003-2399

Music Direction by: Barbara Yahr

Concert Featuring:

Mendelssohn The Hebrides
Elgar Cello Concerto
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

“Offering Lincoln Center quality at East Village prices”

TICKETS: $15 Regular Admission. $10 students /seniors at the door. Regular admission tickets can be ordered in advance online at www.gvo.org.

DIRECTIONS:

Our concerts are held in the Washington Irving Auditorium at 40 Irving Place, at the southeast corner of Irving Place and 17th Streets in Manhattan. For the main entrance, look for the big green doors while on Irving Place. Wheelchair access is also available.

By subway:
4, 5, 6 to 14th Street
N, R, L to Union Square

By bus:
M1,2,3,15,101,102 to 16th Street
M14 to Irving Place
M9 to Irving Pl & 16th Street

For more information visit us online at www.gvo.org or call us at (212) 932-0372.

About GVO: The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) is the only symphonic orchestra of it’s kind in downtown Manhattan. We’re a 70-person volunteer outfit (with a full brass section), committed to providing Lincoln Center quality at East Village prices AND having fun in the process. Our membership is ethnically diverse, and we range in age from 22-82. We are accountants, actors, artists, attorneys, carpenters, editors, physicians, professors, programmers, psychologists, retirees, scientists, secretaries, teachers, writers and dedicated musicians. Under the baton of outstanding music director, Barbara Yahr, the GVO performs Bach to Bartok and beyond (yes, we’re brave enough to premiere modern compositions). In addition to our regular concert season, we get off the stage and into the community. We hold an annual children’s concert (complete with an instrument petting zoo), we’ve recorded on the forthcoming album with Irish band, Mr. North, and we continue to collaborate with the Union Square Partnership on a neighborhood benefit concert. For more information, visit us online at www.gvo.org, and find out how we continue to put the ‘cool’ back into classical.

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Monday, March 12, 8pm

Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Electronic Music Foundation presents the third concert of its new series “EMF Lab”, featuring the Scandinavian electroacoustic jazz trio Natural Artefacts, with composer/laptop performer Per Anders Nilsson, pianist Susanna Lindeborg, and saxophonist Ove Johansson.

Admission: suggested $10 donation

For more information, click here

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Tuesday, March 13, 8pm

Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Electronic Music Foundation presents the fourth concert of its new series “EMF Lab”, featuring Madeleine Shapiro performing pieces for cello and electronics, including works by composers Judith Shatin, Sofia Gubaidulina, Joel Chadabe, and Anthony Cornicello.

Admission: Suggested $10 donation

For more information, click here

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The prominent Viennese-born American cellist Harry Wimmer returns to the Thalia on March 24 with a brand new program “Spring Has Sprung – And Love Is In the Air!” In this totally informal program, a wide selection of wonderful music is interspersed with stories and imaginary interviews, such as one with the great Charlie Chaplin who, it turns out, was a left-handed cellist and composer. Some of his early songs and paraphrases of his film music will be heard. The popular Cajun fiddler Kevin Wimmer who was recently featured on a CD with Ann Savoy and Linda Ronstadt, joins Harry Wimmer for some Cajun folksong duets. For more program and artist details, click on http://www.symphonyspace.org/
This concert event takes place at the Leonard Nimoy THALIA, Broadway at 95th St., NYC on Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $ 20, Students and Seniors $ 15, at the Symphony Space box office (212) 864-5400 and online at www.symphonyspace.org. Proceeds go to National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, http://www/nffr.org/

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Gabriel Alegría with the Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ REDCAT, Los Angeles, March 7th at 8:30 p.m.

http://redcat.org/season/0607/mus/sextet.php

“Gabriel is a wonderful composer who is creating sounds few people have heard before. Very fresh!” Maria Schneider

In an exclusive 2007 West Coast performance, Peruvian jazz trumpeter and composer Gabriel Alegría leads the Afro-Peruvian Sextet in an exploration of the polyrhythmic world of Afro-Peruvian jazz at REDCAT. Alegría is joined by saxophonist Laurandrea Leguía, guitarist Jocho Velazquez, bassist Joscha Oetz, drummer Hugo Alcázar and percussionist Freddy “Huevito” Lobatón – who plays traditional Afro-Peruvian instruments such as cajón (box drum) and quijada (jawbone) and adds spectacular passages of zapateo criollo tap dancing. Featured music in the evening’s performance will include pieces from Alegría’s latest recording, Nuevo Mundo.

Funded by La Asociación Internacional Jazz Perú and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

About Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet: http://www.gabrielalegria.com/english.htm
Hear and see Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet: http://www.gabrielalegria.com/audiovisuals.htm

WHERE
REDCAT (the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) is located at the corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.

TICKETS
Evening performances are scheduled for March 7th at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20-$16, with discounts available. Seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the REDCAT box office located at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, by calling 213.237.2800, or at . Please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain time. Seating at REDCAT is unreserved, and late seating is not guaranteed.

PARKING
Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. Enter from 2nd St. and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT. The evening event rate is $8 after 5 p.m. Before 5 p.m., the maximum daytime rate is $17.

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