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/
The Fire Pink Trio will be in concert, performing music for harp, flute and viola on Thursday, November 7 at 12:00 noon at Wake Forest University Medical Center, Medical Center Boulevard in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This will be part of the Davis Memorial Chapel Concert Series.
The Trio will present Debussy’s Sonate, and two contemporary American works, Doppler Effect by Adrienne Albert (a sound sample of which is online at http://firepinktrio.com/mediafiles/Albert-DopplerEffect.mp3) and Trio in Four Movements by Libby Larsen.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-716-4722 or visit http://www.wakehealth.edu/Arts/Events.htm.
The Trio, consisting of Jacquelyn Bartlett, harpist, Sheila Browne, violist and Debra Reuter-Pivetta, flutist came together in 2008. Each member brings a multitude of accolades including top prizes in international competitions, concerto performances and critically acclaimed recordings. They perform music from Romantic to Contemporary, Latin and Jazz. More about them at http://firepinktrio.com/.
Judith Shatin’s Sic Transit will be performed by percussionist I-Jen Fang as part of her UVA Chamber Music Series program on Monday, November 4 at 8:00 PM in Old Cabell Hall on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Sic Transit is scored for percussionist and CADI, configurable automatic drumming instrument, which provides 6 computer-controlled mechanical arms. It was commissioned for a performance celebrating the 70th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, and premiered there in March 2011. More about the piece at http://judithshatin.com/sic-transit/.
Other composers on the program include Toshi Ichiyanagi, Keiko Abe, and more. Fang will play both marimba and vibraphone on Chick Corea’s La Fiesta, with Robert Jospe on drumset. UVA violin faculty Daniel Sender will also join Fang in a violin and marimba duet.
Tickets for the November 4 event are $15 / $8/ free for UVA Students who reserve in advance. More information at 434-924-3052 and http://music.virginia.edu/node/2228.
I-Jen Fang joined the faculty of the McIntire Department of Music at the University of Virginia in 2005 and as Principal Timpanist and Percussionist of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra. Visit her at http://www.innovativepercussion.com/artists/i-jen_fang.
Judith Shatin is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.
RENOWNED AUSTRIAN CONDUCTOR HANS GRAF
MAKES LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA DEBUT
CONDUCTING HIGHLY ANTICIPATED LOS ANGELES DEBUT OF
ITALIAN PIANO SENSATION ALESSIO BAX
Bax Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491;
Graf also Conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral,”
and Dutilleux’ Mystère de l’instant
Saturday, November 16, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, November 17, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall
Distinguished international conductor and acclaimed Mozart interpreter Hans Graf, recently named Music Director Laureate of the Houston Symphony after serving as its music director for 12 years, makes his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut conducting the highly anticipated Los Angeles debut of Italian piano sensation Alessio Bax, whose artistry “quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity” (Gramophone), in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 on Saturday, November 16, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and Sunday, November 17, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Also featured is Beethoven’s vivid Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral,” considered among Beethoven’s most exquisitely beautiful and popular works. The program begins with Henri Dutilleux’ Mystère de l’instant for strings, cimbalom (a hammered dulcimer) and percussion, which premiered in 1989.
Graf, hailed for “his cool and elegant performances” (The New York Times) and “solid musicianship” (The Washington Post), is known for his wide-ranging repertoire and creative programming. He served as Music Director of the Calgary Philharmonic for eight seasons prior to his appointment in Houston and held the same post with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine for six years. The distinguished Austrian conductor also led the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra from 1984 to 1994.
Bax, praised for creating “a ravishing listening experience” with his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations and dazzling facility, received the 2009 Avery Fischer Career Grant as well as the 2013 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, of which LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane is a previous recipient, and has appeared as soloist with the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Dallas and Houston symphonies, NHK Symphony in Japan, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Concert Preludes, pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and free for ticket holders, provide insights into the music and artists. LACO General Manager Andrea Laguni interviews conductor Hans Graf.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2013-14 season, the Orchestra’s 45th, features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 17th season as LACO’s music director.
Tickets, starting at $25, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase student rush tickets ($10), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert. Also available for college students is the $25 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Beethoven’s Eroica and three Westside Connections concerts.
ALESSIO BAX, first prize winner at the Leeds and Hamamatsu international piano competitions and 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras worldwide, including London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Houston Symphony and the NHK Symphony in Japan. Recent highlights include performances with St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Yuri Temirkanov), Dallas Symphony (Jaap van Zweden), concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and on tour with Joshua Bell. His discography includes Mozart’s Piano Concertos K. 491 and K. 595 (2013) and Alessio Bax Plays Brahms (Gramophone “Critic’s Choice”).
Austrian conductor HANS GRAF concluded his decade-long tenure with the Houston Symphony in May 2013. Prior to his appointment in Houston, he was the music director of the Calgary Philharmonic for eight seasons and held the same post with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine for six years. He also led the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra from 1984 to 1994. Graf is a frequent guest with all of the major North American orchestras, and his interna¬tional appearances include the Vienna and London philharmonics, among others. He has participated in such prestigious European festivals as the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and appeared at the Salzburg Festival for 12 consecutive seasons.
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
Hans Graf, conductor
Alessio Bax, piano
DUTILLEUX: Mystère de l’instant
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”
Saturday, November 16, 8 pm
Alex Theatre, Glendale
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203
November 17, 7 pm
Royce Hall, UCLA
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tickets start at $25.
to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org
(Discounts for groups of 12 or more, seniors 65+ and college students, if available; also available for college students is the $25 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all seven of LACO’s Orchestral Series concert, Discover Beethoven’s Eroica and for all three Westside Connections concerts)
213 622 7001 × 1
or visit www.laco.org.
7 pm (Alex Theatre)
6 pm (Royce Hall)
One hour before curtain, pre-concert talks provide insights into the music and artists. Free for ticket holders. LACO General Manager Andrea Laguni interviews conductor Hans Graf.
Judith Shatin’s Tape Music (5.1 Surround Sound) and Tape Music∞ (for any number of participants and stereo electronics) will be given their World Premieres on Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 AM at Camp Concert Hall in the Booker Hall of Music on the campus of University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way in Richmond, Virginia, as part of the Third Practice Festival.
The composer writes, “Both pieces stem from a meditation on tape, as a collection of materials that are emblematic of our throwaway culture and, yet, can be used to mend items. It is also a nostalgic tribute to the genre of ‘tape music’ from the early days of electronic music, and one that persists despite the ongoing changes in playback media.” Read her complete notes at http://judithshatin.com/tape-music/. More about her electronic music at http://judithshatin.com/compositions-electronic/. Tape Music∞ will be premiered by 4th-and-5th-grade students from Richmond’s Sabot School, and will be conducted by the composer. She has worked with them over the past several weeks to teach them about music and to prepare the performance.
Other composers on the concert are Christopher Chandler, Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Alex Temple and Matthew Burtner. More Third Practice 2013 information at http://www.thirdpractice.org/3p13/index.html.
All Third Practice events are, free and open to the public. For more information on the festival, contact the artistic director, Dr. Benjamin Broening, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ravello Records has reissued Judith Shatin’s acclaimed CD Piping the Earth – http://www.classicsonline.com/catalogue/product.aspx?pid=1434848. Her music can also be heard on the Innova, Etcetera, Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.
Composer Joel Feigin’s Mosaic in Two Panels will be performed by the Ciompi String Quartet on Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 PM in Baldwin Auditorium, at the intersection of Onslow Street and West Markham Avenue, 1336 Campus Drive on the East campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
The composer writes, “In this work, the elements of a classical string quartet are fragmented like the polished stones of a mosaic. The piece is in two large movements (or panels) separated by a pause, but fragments of a lively and playful “sonata movement”, a lyrical slow movement and a fast, energetic rondo constantly interrupt each other, creating a mercurial and unexpected sequence of events. Two short movements occur in both panels: a mysterious introduction, and a fast fragment that introduces crucial joints of the form. I am deeply grateful for the dedication and devotion that the members of the Ciompi Quartet have brought to this performance. Mosaic in Two Panels is dedicated to my wife, Severine Neff.” The piece was written in 1997.
Other works on the program are Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op.67 and Beethoven’s Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, with Allan Ware, clarinet; Saxton Rose,bassoon; Rachel Niketopoulos, french horn and John Brown, bass.
The Ciompi Quartet was founded at Duke University in 1965 by Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi. All its members are professors at Duke and play a leading role in its cultural life, in addition to traveling widely throughout the year for performances. Visit them at http://ciompi.org/.
For tickets and more information about the November 2 event, call 919-684-4444 or visit http://dukeperformances.duke.edu/calendar/ciompi-quartet-2.
Joel Feigin’s Lament Amid Silence CD is on the MSR Classics label, featuring violist Helen Callus. More about it at http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1413. A Professor of composition at the University of California Santa Barbara, Dr. Feigin studied with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau and with Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School. His website is at http://www.joelfeigin.com.
and The Cutting Room present
Comp Cord Ensemble
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 8pm
$15 Advanced / $20 Day of Show Tickets
$20 food/drink minimum
The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street
New York, N.Y., 10016
As Jimmy Page once wrote, “My vocation is more in composition really than anything else.” On Sunday, November 10th at 8pm, Composers Concordance (“enterprising new music organization” -NYTimes) and The Cutting Room present Comp Cord Ensemble, a mixed chamber band made up of composer/performers. The four core members are: Milica Paranosic – voice and keys, Gene Pritsker – guitar, Dan Cooper – bass, and Peter Jarvis – percussion. The group is augmented by other composers and performers for each individual project. Acclaimed musicians who have joined the band include: Robert Dick – flute, Dave Soldier – violin, John Clark – horn, Valerie Coleman – flute, Taka Kigawa – piano, Chanda Rule – voice, Franz Hackl – trumpet, and Kinan Azmeh – clarinet, among others.
– Comp Cord Ensemble –
Bill Schimmel - accordion
Demetrius Spaneas - soprano sax
Milica Paranosic - vocals/keys/electronics
Jacob Miller - poet/narrator
Gene Pritsker - electric guitar
Dan Cooper - 7-string bass guitar
Peter Jarvis - vibraphone/percussion
David Rozenblatt - drums
Composers Concordance is a presenting organization for contemporary music with a 29-year-history of producing concerts in New York City. It strives to present music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. The Comp Cord Ensemble expands on this objective by focusing on the composer-as-performer within an ensemble setting. Each project asks the selected musicians to contribute compositions based on a particular subject or instrumentation, with an emphasis on experimentation and creating music for the particular members of each program. In recent years, the ensemble, in its various forms, has performed at The American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Shapeshifter Lab, and Turtle Bay Music school, among others. Since 2010, it has been the resident ensemble at William Paterson University.
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The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016 (between Park Ave and Madison Ave).
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Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, has the honor of performing Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with one of the great interpreters of the work, acclaimed German actress Barbara Sukowa, presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue). The concert is part of the Met Museum Presents series 1913: The World Implodes, which seeks to put that striking year into historical context while finding parallels with the present day.
Sukowa has received numerous awards for her film and stage work. Her latest critically acclaimed film, Hannah Arendt, was released earlier this year. She was awarded Germany’s “Best Actress” Award for the work. Sukowa is also renowned as a concert artist, and has worked with major orchestras around the world including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in many of the world’s great concert halls. A DVD recording of her latest performance of Pierrot Lunaire with Mitsuko Uchida during the Salzburg Festival was recently released by Film+co (Schoenberg Center). Watch the video trailer: http://bit.ly/BarbaraSukowaPierrotLunaire
ACME’s performance will also feature selections from Caroline Shaw’s Ritornello, written in 2013, the world premiere of which was given by the ensemble as part of a concert of Shaw’s music on October 16 at Brookfield Place Winter Garden in New York, presented by Arts Brookfield and WNYC’s New Sounds Live. Shaw’s Ritornello includes elements of American hymnody, Baroque music, and her own contemporary sonic sensibility.
ACME players for November 2 are Laura Lutzke, violin; Ben Russell, violin; Caleb Burhans, viola; Clarice Jensen, cello; Andrew Rehrig, flute; Hideaki Aomori, clarinet; and Timo Andres, piano.
The critically-acclaimed American Chamber Ensemble will be in concert on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM when the Music Department of Hofstra University presents the ensemble at The Helene Fortunoff Theater of Monroe Lecture Center on California Avenue on the University’s south campus in Hempstead.
Selections will be Benny’s Gig by Morton Gould (celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth), Quartet for clarinet and strings by Howard Boatwright, Piano Trio in B flat by Arthur Foote, Cafe Music by Paul Schoenfield, Through the Window by Jonathan Russ and Into the Light by Martin Wind.
Performers will be ACE Directors, pianist Blanche Abram, clarinetist Naomi Drucker and pianist Marilyn Lehman, with violinist Eriko Sato, violist Lois Martin, cellist Chris Finckel and soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino. Guest artist will be bassist Martin Wind.
Special guests will be Morton Gould’s daughter Abby Burton, who will speak about her father, as well as ACE’s Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Russ (http://www.jonathanrussmusic.com/bio/).
Tickets for the November 3 concert are available at the Hofstra University Box Office – $15 ($12 senior citizens 65+ and non-Hofstra students) – one free ticket with current Hofstra Card. For ticket information, call 516-463-6644.
Bassist and composer Martin Wind was born in Flensburg, Germany in 1968 and moved to New York in 1996 to study at New York University (NYU) with a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service. Since his move to New York Martin has become a regular at all major jazz clubs and is also in demand as a session player. He has been on the faculty at New York University since 1997 and has also been a faculty member at the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Germany; he’s been a guest at many colleges and jazz programs all over the U.S. and abroad. Visit him at http://www.martinwind.com/.
For the latest American Chamber Ensemble concert listings, updates and information, log on to http://americanchamberensemble.com/. Follow ACE on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Chamber-Ensemble/150032171984.
On Sunday November 17th at 8pm, conductor Paolo Bortolameolli will lead the Zephyrus Project Orchestra in a performance of RiteNow: A Centennial Celebration of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. This one-time-only performance will take place at Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street (corner of College & Grove), New Haven, CT. Admission is free. Complete info is at www.RiteNowProject.com.
RiteNow will include works by composers Fay Kueen Wang, Justin Tierney, Matthew Welch, Benjamin Wallace, Daniel Schlosberg, Gleb Kanasevich, Polina Nazaykinskaya, and Paul Kerekes. Production designer Solomon Weisbard will create an immersive environmental design, and costumes will be created by Ksenia Zhuleva.
In the wake of its riotous premiere, Igor Stravinsky’s monumental Rite of Spring, became a beacon of inspiration for countless
composers, performers, choreographers, dancers and visual artists. This work stunned listeners with its passion, focus, ingenuity and vehemence. Its influence continues, inspiring these musicians to present RiteNow: a celebration of the centenary of “The Rite’s” infamous premiere.
The Rite of Spring is famous for the way that it is put together – blocks of music, or “tableaux” that bump up right next to one another. RiteNow will celebrate the 100th birthday of Stravinsky’s piece by featuring eight short selections inspired by it. These will then be assembled just like the ”tableaux” in the “Rite” into one memorable piece for an orchestra of massive proportions (approximately 120 players).
Praised by composer George Crumb
for his “sensitive and insightful interpretation”, conductor Paolo Bortolameolli
brings a visual, synthetic and collaborative approach to music that is infused by his fascination for and interplay among the arts. With his passion for connecting the 21st century audience to the concert stage, Mr. Bortolameolli enjoys conducting orchestral music, working with youth orchestras, collaborating with today’s composers and lecturing.
Further information, including composer bios, is available at www.RiteNowProject.com.