The Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, presents great scary music from all genres, including daring re-imaginings and outrageous concert premieres by Danny Elfman, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Kenji Bunch, Nox Arcana, and music director Joshua Rosenblum. Be ready for some chills!
Posts Tagged “chamber”
Sep 12 2013
Jun 08 2012
The Boston New Music Initiative will present the final performance of its third concert season on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. Featuring new chamber works by living composers, the concert will include the world premiere of Michael Lee’s The Sun That Breathes by the Riverside, Charles Halka’s Trio, Emily Cooley’s Variations on a Theme from “Wit”, Aaron Kirschner’s Three Bagatelles, Ezra Donner’s ¡Cigarra! (featuring soprano Margot Rood), and Peter Klatzow’s Dances of Earth and Fire (featuring percussionist Jeff Stern). Music Director Nathan Lofton will conduct.
The concert will begin at 8:00 pm with a pre-concert talk with the composers at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door. Please visit www.bostonnewmusic.org for tickets or more information.
May 10 2012
“Notable for its polish and tonal beauty” (New York Times), the Escher Quartet has been appointed one of the BBC’s 2011 ‘New Generation Artists.’ In addition to their studio recordings for the BBC, the quartet consistently entrances audiences throughout U. S., Europe and Asia: “Finely honed technique and a focused ensemble blend are this group’s strong suits…a dark ambrosial brew all its own” (Boston Globe).
Feb 11 2012
CD Release: Gene Pritsker’s chamber opera William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience @ LPR presented by Composers Concordance RecordsPosted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: cd release, chamber, Composers, opera
For Immediate Release Composers Concordance Records presents the CD Release Concert for
Gene Pritsker’s chamber opera
Sunday, March 4th, 9:30pm 2012
For more information, contact:
Composers Concordance Records celebrates its February 2012 release of Gene Pritsker’s chamber opera:
’William James’s Varieties of Religious Experience’. The concert will feature arias from the opera performed by soprano Lynn Norris, jazz/gospel voice of Chanda Rule, baritone Charles Coleman, narrator Peter Christian Hall, with Gene Pritsker and Greg Baker; guitars,
This event will also showcase music from upcoming Composers Concordance Records releases including:
You can sample music from the album and learn more about it here: http://www.wix.com/noizepunk/wj
here is a full aria from the opera Closer to me than my Own Breath Aria
The opera has received the following review:
“This new recording is beautiful—musically and dramatically.” … “Delicate, taut, and incisive writing. Beautiful interplay between instruments and voices, between the rhythm/melodies/harmonies and the text. ‘Synaptic’ guitar picking; a really elegant solo improvisation on Track 5.”… “I ’m uplifted by this new Pritsker CD—impressed by the authenticity of music that “had to come out”, had to be composed, had to exist.” … “T his opera by Gene Pritsker honors that Jamesian notion. The opera—and this recording—are a welcome invitation to self-discovery, to mutual respect and tolerance for the spirituality (or lack thereof) of others, and to joyous, mindful living in community. Look for the CD when it’s released in February. Very worth your listening!”
He is the founder and leader of Sound Liberation; an eclectic hip/hop-chamber-jazz-rock-etc. ensemble who have released cd’s on Col-legno and Innova Records. Gene’s music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers, including the Adelaide Symphony, The Athens Camarata, Brooklyn and Berlin Philharmonic. He has worked closely with Joe Zawinul and has orchestrated major Hollywood movies.
The New York Times described him as “…audacious…multitalented.” Joseph Pehrson, writing in The Music Connoisseur, described Pritsker as “dissolv[ing] the artificial boundaries between high brow, low brow, classical, popular musics and elevates the idea that if it’s done well it is great music, regardless of the style or genre”. Raul d’Gama Rose writes in All About Jazz: “Barring the obvious exceptions, much of 21st century composition appears to be thinning in significance, but this might be about to change. Gene Pritsker is one of a very spare handful of composers effecting this change.