Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 70-minute masterpiece “Stimmung” (“Tuning/mood/atmosphere”), for six amplified voices, will be performed at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica on Sat., Jan. 25, 2014 by VOXNOVA Italia, which is making its international debut with this concert. Founded 22 years ago in France as VOXNOVA, the widely acclaimed European vocal ensemble will be reincarnated in 2014 with five Italian contemporary vocal music specialists under the direction of founder, bass baritone Nicholas Isherwood. The American-born singer, a protégé of the late composer, recently moved from Berlin to Rome. VOXNOVA Italia, he says, has “cracked the code” of Stockhausen’s score by producing the harmonic balances asked for by the composer. Described as a trance-like stream of consciousness, “Stimmung” was inspired by walking among the ancient pyramids of Mexico, as well as by the spirit of free love permeating the period. The work’s steamy erotic poetry, usually performed in German, will be heard in English.
Opening this concert, which recalls the “summer of love” and impossible dreams of the late 1960s, cellist Timothy Loo will provide a point of departure with “Nomos Alpha” (1966) by Iannis Xenakis. The highly complex 15-minute work is considered impossible to perform as written. Loo will employ innovative new technology to completely render the work.
Wed., Jan. 22, Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades
Isherwood, who created the role of “Lucifer” in three of the operas making up Stockhausen’s massive cycle “Licht,” will perform “Capricorn” for singer and electronics, tailored to his voice by the composer. Isherwood will wear the original 1974 costume designed by Bauermeister. This performance will follow a rare performance of “Kontakte,” a seminal electronic work, in a new high-def digital restoration courtesy of Los Angeles-based composer Jennifer Logan and L.A.’s Occidental College. The 1960 premiere of the 30-minute work was also the occasion in which Stockhausen met visual artist and Fluxus catalyst Bauermeister, who will be present at this concert.
Sun., Jan. 26, 3 p.m., Goethe Institute, Los Angeles
The 80th birthday tribute to Bauermeister, the second of Stockhausen’s four wives, will conclude with an afternoon event devoted to her life and work. Reading in English from her new memoire, published in her native German, Bauermeister will discuss the ideas, both musical and visual, that were exchanged by the couple. Samples of elaborately embellished letters and musical diagrams, as well as her impromptu “altar” to Stockhausen will be on view. A nine-minute animated film, “Tribute to Mary Bauermeister,” in which she appears with such cultural icons as John Cage, Yoko Ono and Nam June Paik, will be screened.
January 22, 8pm MARY MEETS KARLHEINZ Villa Aurora
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte (4-channels, 1960)
Stockhausen Capricorn (singer & 4-channels, 1974) from Tierkreis (Zodiac)
520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272; Shuttle starts at 7pm; Tickets: $25/$15 students
January 25, 8pm HALLUCINATION First Presbyterian/SM
Iannis Xenakis Nomos Alpha (solo cello, 1966)
Karlheinz Stockhausen Stimmung (1968)
1220 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90402; pre-concert talk at 7pm; Tickets: $45 general/$20 students
January 26, 3pm MARY ELECTRIFIES Goethe Institute
Mary Bauermeister Reading, screening and improvisation with Nicholas Isherwood 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Free admission; Online RSVP requested
Tickets: jacarandamusic.org; Information: (213) 483-0216.
About Jacaranda: Jacaranda, with a motto of “music at the edge,” is a series of intimate concert adventures into the realm of new and rarely heard classical music designed to awaken curiosity, passion and discovery in diverse audiences. Founded in 2003 by arts impresario Patrick Scott and conductor/organist Mark Alan Hilt, Jacaranda produces a series (eight concerts this season) that features current and rising stars in the world of classical music performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013-14, Jacaranda’s full 2013-14 season information is available at jacarandamusic.org. Most concerts are held at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. For information or to purchase tickets go to jacarandamusic.org, or call (213) 483-0216.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale adds warm musical cheer to the holiday season with “Rejoice! Ceremony of Carols,” featuring Music Director Grant Gershon conducting four seasonal classics – Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Respighi’s beautiful Laud to the Nativity, filled with the rich imagery of the nativity story, Stephen Paulus’s Christmas Dances, and selections from Vaughan Williams’ Nine Carols for Men’s Voices – on Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7 pm. The annual Rejoice! concert, hailed as “a grand display of choral magic” and an “enchanting way to embrace the arriving holiday season” (International Review of Music), is part of the noted county-wide “Britten 100/LA: A Celebration” curated by LA Opera. Gershon and KUSC Host Alan Chapman participate in ListenUp!, the pre-concert talk at 6 pm, free to ticket holders.
Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, which he composed in 1942 while sailing to England from the United States, instantly joined the ranks of treasured holiday repertoire. Similarly, Paulus, a prolific composer hailed as “a bright, fluent inventor with a ready lyric gift” (The New Yorker) and “exceptionally imaginative” (The New York Times), wrote the lush 25-minute Christmas Dances for flute, harp and chorus in 2008 and has seen it become a seasonal phenomenon in just a few short years. The Chorale presented Laud to the Nativity on its first-ever holiday concert in December 1965 and has been closely associated with it over the past five decades. Vaughan Williams’ piece rounds out the program with selections from the timeless carols God rest you merry, As Joseph was a-walking (Cherry Tree Carol), Mummer’s Carol and The First Nowell.
Tickets range from $29 – $119. Group rates are available. For tickets and information, please call (213) 972-7282, or visit www.lamc.org. (Tickets cannot be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office except on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.) The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Rejoice! Ceremony of Carols
Grant Gershon, Conductor
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 7pm
BRITTEN A Ceremony of Carols
RESPIGHI Laud to the Nativity
STEPHEN PAULUS Christmas Dances
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Selections from Nine Carols for Men’s Voices
God rest you Merry
As Joseph was a-walking (Cherry Tree Carol)
The First Nowell
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Concert Tickets: $29 – $119;
Full-time high school and college students with valid (current date) identification may purchase $10 tickets, based upon availability, beginning two hours prior to this concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office.
Salastina Music Society will present the complete set of Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at three different locations throughout Southern California: December 6, 2013 at 8 pm in the historic Church of the Angels (1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105), December 7, 2013 at 4pm in First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica (1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401), and December 15 at 7pm in Concordia University’s Good Shepherd Chapel (1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612). The audience is invited to mingle with the artists at the receptions after the performances. Advance online tickets are available ($28 General Admission) and immediately prior to the performance at the ticketing desk ($35). The online ticketing link can be found at www.salastinasociety.org. Please call (323)332-6874 with any questions.
Currently in its fourth season, the Salastina Music Society is a concert series dedicated to presenting world-class performances of chamber music throughout Southern California. Founders/Artistic Directors Maia Jasper and Kevin Kumar bring a fresh approach to the classical concert experience, resulting in innovative performances with broad audience appeal. To date, several of Salastina’s performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Performance Today.
Elegant themes and opulent variations by a wide range of Baroque composers set the tone for the holidays as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) features critically acclaimed virtuoso John Schneiderman playing lute and Baroque guitar in the first of five “Baroque Conversations” concerts on Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, who hosts and curates the concert, is joined by LACO’s Tereza Stanislav, violin, Armen Ksajikian, cello, Nico Abondolo, bass, and Patricia Mabee, keyboard. The program opens with Passacaglia in D major by Sylvius Leopold Weiss and also includes Karl Kohaut’s Lute Concerto in F major (No. 1); Tarquinio Merula’s Ciaccona; three sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; the Ciaconna from Mauricio Cazzati’s Varii e Diversi Capricci, Op. 50; and Arcangelo Corelli’s “La Follia,” Op. 5, No. 12, among other works. Critics have called Schneiderman “dazzling” and “expressive,” noting that, “Schneiderman’s tone… turns delicate textures into sparkling jewels.”
LACO’s highly regarded “Baroque Conversations,” now it its eighth year, explores the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. This year the series spotlights how Baroque composers transformed a simple theme or melody into grand, complex and intricate music. In signature LACO style, each concert host shares insights into the music and invite questions from the audience, which provides an in-depth look at the music being presented as well as an opportunity to get to know LACO artists on a more personal level. A complimentary wine reception for all ticket holders begins at 6 pm.
Four additional “Baroque Conversations” concerts take place on Thursday, February 6, Thursday, March 27, Thursday, April 17 and Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Subscriptions to all five “Baroque Conversations” concerts ($235) are available by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Tickets for individual concerts (beginning at $55) are available online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Student rush tickets ($10), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office one hour before the concert.
MARGARET BATJERhas served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1998. Batjer made her first solo appearance at the age of 15 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has since returned to the CSO and soloed with a succession of major orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the St. Louis, Seattle and Dallas symphony orchestras. Batjer has performed with such European ensembles as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Prague Chamber Orchestra and Berlin Symphony Orchestra. She appears regularly at the Marlboro Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Salzburg Festival, and Italy’s Naples and Cremona festivals. In 2008, she developed LACO’s acclaimed chamber music series, Westside Connections.
Critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, JOHN SCHNEIDERMAN specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of 18th century lutes and 19th century guitars. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, among many others. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California at Irvine and Irvine Valley College, and has been on the faculties of Orange Coast College, California State University, Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
NICO ABONDOLO was appointed principal double bass of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2011. He made his debut at age 14 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in 1983, became the first double bass ever to win first place in the International Competition for Musical Performers in Geneva, Switzerland. Abondolo has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has toured with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Claudio Abbado, Sir Georg Solti and Lorin Maazel. He was the double bass for the New York-based ensemble CONTINUUM and for eight seasons, served as principal bass for San Francisco’s Grammy-nominated New Century Chamber Orchestra.
Associate Principal Cello ARMEN KSAJIKIAN joined LACO in 1998 and has performed as principal and soloist with the Los Angeles and Opus chamber orchestras and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He toured New York and Europe with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Japan and Brazil with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He has also appeared at the Colorado, Banff, Venice Film and Oregon Bach music festivals. Ksajikian is a member of the adventurous Armadillo String Quartet, voted Best String Quartet in 2004 by Los Angeles magazine. Ksajikian has worked with such notables as John Cage, John Adams, John Williams, Chick Corea, Randy Newman, Incubus and System of a Down.
PATRICIA MABEEhas been principal keyboardist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 1976, and has appeared in more than 20 works from the concerto repertoire under the batons of Sir Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Helmuth Rilling, Nicholas McGegan and Iona Brown. Mabee performs with the Bach’s Circle which focuses on the music of JS Bach, his sons and contemporaries. She is the music director of Ritornello, a period instrument ensemble that presents educational programs for schools, museums and community groups. She is pianist for world premieres by John Adams, Bruce Broughton, Donald Crockett and Libby Larsen.
LACO Assistant Concertmaster TEREZA STANISLAV has appeared in venues such as the Library of Congress, Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and with artists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jon-Kimura Parker and Hung-Kuan Chen. An advocate for new music, Stanislav has worked with many composers and performed several world premieres including Gunther Schuller’s Horn Quintet with Julie Landsman, Louis Andriessen’s The City of Dis and James Matheson’s Violin Sonata. Stanislav has joined the Miró Quartet for several tours and served as concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera’s 2010 production of The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Plácido Domingo.
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles. Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and “a conductor of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma.” Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers. During its 45-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala, an annual Silent Film screening and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Margaret Batjer, leader & violin
John Schneiderman, lute & Baroque guitar
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Armen Ksajikian, cello
Nico Abondolo, bass
Patricia Mabee, keyboard
WEISS Passacaglia in D major
KOHAUT Lute Concerto in F major (No. 1)
CAZZATI Trattenimento per Camera, Op. 22, Passacaglia
CAZZATI Varii e Diversi Capricci, Op. 50, Ciaconna
CORELLI “La Follia,” Op. 5, No. 12
SCHMELZER Ciaccona in A major
SCARLATTI Sonata in E minor, K. 81
SCARLATTI Sonata in G major, K. 91
SCARLATTI Sonata in D major, K. 140
Thursday, December 5, 7 pm
Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Student rush tickets ($10), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office the day of the concert;
Subscriptions to all five “Baroque Conversations” concerts are $235.
213 622 7001 × 1
or visit www.laco.org.
A pre-concert reception, beginning at 6 pm, is free to all ticket holders.
The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) heralds Christmas with two matinee performances of its delightful seasonal concert, “Festival of Carols,” Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2 pm, and Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2 pm, at Disney Hall. Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, White Christmas, Deck the Hall and Santa Claus is Coming to Town are among the cherished holiday carols and traditional favorites setting a joyous mood and sung to glorious perfection by 115 members of the Chorale under Music Director Grant Gershon’s baton. Also featured are the world premieres of arrangements by LAMC Swan Family Composer In Residence Shawn Kirchner – the French carol Pat-a-Pan, which he has intricately layered for women’s voices and describes as “rhythmic and vibrant,” and the Czech Rocking Carol, a lullaby setting for men’s voices he calls “tender and soothing.” Pianist Lisa Edwards and organist John West, who performs on Disney Hall’s iconic pipe organ, add a delightful sonic flourish to the concert.
Festival of Carols, the first of four holiday programs presented by the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall, is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. The other programs include “Rejoice! Ceremony of Carols” on December 8, 7 pm; the 33rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along on December 11, 7:30 pm; and two concert performances of Handel’s Messiah on December 15 and 22, 7 pm.
Tickets for “Festival of Carols” range from $29 – $99. Tickets for children 6-12 are discounted in all sections. (Children under six not admitted.) Group rates are available. For tickets and information, please call (213) 972-7282, or visit www.lamc.org. (Tickets cannot be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office except on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.) The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Festival of Carols
Grant Gershon, Conductor
John West, Organ
Lisa Edwards, Piano
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 2 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 2 pm
Deck the Hall
Angels We Have Heard On High
Quem vidisitis pastores
Rocking Carol – World premiere of arrangement by Shawn Kirchner
Pat-a-Pan – World premiere of arrangement by Shawn Kirchner
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Sing-Along)
Hiney Mah Tov
One Sweet Little Baby
Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
En lo más azul del cielo
Brightest and Best
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Sing-Along)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Gesu Bambino/Joy To The World
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Concert Tickets: $29 – $99; children ages 6-12, $22 – $74. Full-time high school and college students with valid (current date) identification may purchase $10 tickets, based upon availability, beginning two hours prior to this concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office.
Dan Locklair’s In the Autumn Days will be performed by the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, David Hagy, Music Director and Conductor as part of their Thanksgiving Family Concert on Sunday, November 24 at 4:00 PM in Varick Auditorium on the campus of Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe Street in Salisbury, North Carolina.
The composer writes, “In the Autumn Days (A Symphony for Chamber Orchestra) was composed during the spring of 1984. It is dedicated “To the memory of Wriston Locklair (1925-1984)”, whose distinguished career as a critic included writings for Musical America and Opera News. His impact on my life was very significant.” Read his complete notes at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/orchestra/in-the-autumn-days.
Other composers on the program include Bach (his Prelude to Cantata No. 29), Beethoven and Copland. Seasonal songs will be sung by the St. John’s Men’s Chorus and the Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus. The World Premiere of the men’s chorus version of “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter will also be performed by the St. John’s Men’s Chorus.
Adult tickets are $18.00, students $4.00, and children 8 and younger $2.00. For tickets and more about the November 24 event, call 704-637-4314 or visit http://www.salisburysymphony.org/. Read about the orchestra at http://www.salisburysymphony.org/about/history.
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 and discography at http://www.locklair.com.
C4 Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present Heritage, the first concerts of its Innovate/Elevate 2013-14 New York season on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street in Manhattan and Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 PM at Duffy Performance Space at Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.
Heritage explores how folk traditions continue to inﬂuence new music. Featured works are Judith Bingham’s A Bird is Singing, Brent Michael Davids’ The Un-Covered Wagon, Steven Stucky’s Lulajże, Jezuniu from Cradle Songs, and the World Premiere of (C4 composer) Karen Siegel’s Shirei Shira. Other composers on the program are Emma Lou Diemer, C.A. Pinto Fonseca, Ester Mägi and Ethan Sperry. C4 composers Jonathan David, Joseph Rubinstein, and Bettina Sheppard are also showcased. More about these concerts at http://www.c4ensemble.org/november-2013-concerts.html.
Special guests will be Ensemble Dance, performing on several of the works with choreography by the group’s founder/director, Pilar Castro Kiltz (http://www.ensembledancepilar.com).
Tickets for the November 21 and 23 concerts are $15 advance / $25 day of event/ with 10 $4 “Rush” admissions 30 minutes advance at the door. Tickets can be ordered at http://www.c4ensemble.org/november-2013-concerts.html. For more concert information, call 516-586-3433 or email email@example.com.
C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective exists to enrich artists and audiences alike through passionate advocacy of new choral works: performing pieces written within the last 25 years; premiering and commissioning new choral work; and mentoring emerging singers, composers, and conductors of today’s choral music. C4’s adventurous programming ﬁlls an important niche in the cultural life of New York, and the ensemble has proven its commitment to presenting high caliber music in a welcoming atmosphere. Their first CD release, Volume 1: Uncaged (http://www.c4ensemble.org/c4-uncaged-release.html), is on the 4Tay label. Visit them at http://www.c4ensemble.org/. Join their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/C4-The-Choral-ComposerConductor-Collective/19242567121.
This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support comes from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The Cary New Music Foundation, administered by New Music USA. C4 is a member of the New York Choral Consortium.
Quintet of the Americas and the Binelli-Ferman Duo will present A History of Tango on Thursday, November 21 – 7:00 PM at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Avenue in Manhattan’s Washington Heights. The program is part of Latin American Cultural Week 2013 and the second year of Celebracion de la Cultura Hispana in Washington Heights.
Quintet of the Americas, the woodwind quintet widely-known for its performances of music from Latin America, will be joined by world-renowned bandoneónist Daniel Binelli and tango master pianist Polly Ferman for a program of music that spans the history of tango from the habanera to Piazzolla and the modern tango.
Repertoire will include works by Piazzolla, Albeniz, Salgan, and Mores, as well as music composed by Mr. Binelli including his New York Tango for quintet, piano, and bandoneon, commissioned by the Quintet.
Admission to the November 21 event is by $10 suggested donation. For more event information, call 718-230-5189 or visit http://www.quintet.org/concerts.html.
Visit the Binelli-Ferman Duo at http://www.danielbinelli.com.
Members of the Quintet are Karla Moe, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Nicholas Gallas, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Maureen Strenge, bassoon. They are currently in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit their website at http://www.quintet.org and become their friend at http://www.facebook.com/groups/325982319921/.
More about LACW 2013 at http://www.lacw.net.
Friday, December 6, 2013, 8pm at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 W 71st St., NYC
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3pm at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 152 W 71st St., NYC
FRANZ BIEBL Ave Maria
ROBERT S. COHEN I See
OLA GJELIO Ubi caritas
EDVARD GRIEG How Fair Is Thy Face
JOHN KARL HIRTEN Child of Sweetness
MOSES HOGAN Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King
ROBERT SCHUNEMAN Do I Not Deal With Angels
ERIC WHITACRE A Boy and a Girl
ENGLISH CAROL ARR. J DAVID MOORE Gaudete
TRADITIONAL ARR. YOSEF HADAR Erev Shel Shoshanim
TRADITIONAL ARR. BOB CHILCOTT The Gift to Be Simple
Deborah Simpkin King (Artistic Director and Founder, Schola Cantorum on Hudson, and Co-Chair of the New York Choral Consortium) guest conducts the Manhattan Choral Ensemble in a holiday program centered around the theme of love, as realized through a diverse selection of readings and choral works, as well as Christmas carols to be sung by the audience and the choir.
Tickets: $30 Premium Reserved, $20 General, $15 Senior/Student
Purchase at the door or at ManhattanChoralEnsemble.org
‘Timbre Tantrum’ – Composers Concordance’s 3rd Annual Festival
Composers Concordance’s 3rd Annual Festival
music • art • video • fashion
December 1 – 8, 2013
Who’s throwing a Timbre Tantrum? Throughout the first week of December, Composers Concordance (“enterprising new music organization” -NYTimes) presents its 3rd annual festival, entitled ‘Timbre Tantrum,’ as each concert will focus on specific timbres. For example, the opening concert, ‘ArtBeat,’ to be held at DiMenna Center on December 1st, will feature percussion instruments only, on a program with 4-time Grammy winner Glen Velez, as well as the acclaimed Lukas Ligeti and Peter Jarvis (Moonrise Kingdom, Boardwalk Empire.) This concert will also include original sculpture-percussion by Gorazd Poposki, and a repeat of the program will be held at William Paterson University on December 2nd. Next up, the all-piano event ‘Three’s Keys,’ featuring Taka Kigawa (“extraordinary pianist” -NYTimes,) as well as Inna Faliks (“Signature blend of grace and raw power” -Lucid Culture,), and Carlton Holmes (“Inventive” -Jazziz,) hosted by Klavierhaus on December 4th. For this program, composers Dan Cooper, Sean Hickey, Debra Kaye, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker have composed a triple-piano suite, which will performed on Klavierhaus’ antique instruments, including a 19th-Century Pleyel.
On December 6th, an ‘E-nstallation’ will be presented at the innovative Gallery MC in Hell’s Kitchen. This event will feature the electronic music of Lynn Bechtold, Svjetlana Bukvich, David Morneau, and Daniel Palkowski, among others, plus contemporary fashion designs by Vicky Vale and Patrick Kavanaugh. On December 7th, the CompCord String Orchestra (CCSO,) conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo, will take the stage of West Park Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s upper west side for the program ‘Legends,’ featuring music by Dan Cooper, Otto Luening, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Dave Soldier, and Randy Woolf. Guest artists include Tongo Eisen-Martin, Keve Wilson, and Publiquartet. Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, whose influence will be heard in Soldier’s ‘Bambaataa Variations,’ will be honored with a Legends award, to be received by a member of Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. On Sunday, December 8th, the festival week will wrap up at Drom NYC with a ‘Fretathon,’ a 3-hour program featuring fretted instruments, performed by no fewer than twenty-six of NYC’s cutting-edge composers. Each of the ‘Timbre Tantrum’ events will include a brief reception.
Composers Concordance 3rd Annual Festival
12.1.13 @ 3pm – ArtBeat
The Dimenna Center
450 West 37th Street, NYC, $20
12.2.13 @ 7pm – ArtBeat (repeat of program)
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ, FREE
12.4.13 @ 7pm – Three’s Keys
211 West 58th Street, NYC, $15
12.6.13 @ 8pm – E-nstallation
549 West 52nd Street (8th floor), NYC, $15
12.7.13 @ 8pm – Legends
West Park Presbyterian Church
165 West 86th Street, NYC, $20
12.8.13 @ 8pm – Fretathon
5th Annual Composers Play Composers Marathon
85 Avenue A, NYC, $15
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