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THE CD RELEASE COINCIDES WITH A MONTH-LONG ENGAGEMENT AT THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE IN DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN. TO READ ABOUT THE MUSEUM’S RESIDENCY, PLEASE SCROLL DOWN.
ABOUT THE CD
CLARINET VIRTUOSO DAVID KRAKAUER ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS MOST ADVENTUROUS CD TO DATE “THE BIG PICTURE”.
Available in stores and online February 18, 2014.
David Krakauer, clarinet
Jenny Scheinman, violin
Adam Rogers, guitars
Rob Burger, keys, organ, accordion, vibes
Greg Cohen, double bass
Jim Black, drums, percussion
Sheryl Bailey, guitar
Nicki Parrott, double bass
An artist of great renown, clarinetist and cultural visionary David Krakauer presents his new project, THE BIG PICTURE, paying homage to both Krakauer’s personal discovery of his cultural heritage and, in the broader sense, to the journeys we all take to find meaning and connection in our lives. The album was produced by Joseph Baldassare and recorded by Roy Hendrickson.
THE BIG PICTURE album features Krakauer’s sextet, a new constellation of musicians, meticulously chosen to display their virtuosity and poetry with these stimulating new arrangements and interpretations of familiar movie soundtracks by classic film music composers – among them, Marvin Hamlisch, Wojciech Kilar, Vangelis, Sergei Prokofiev, Ralph Burns, Jerry Bock, John Kander, Fred Ebb. Movies include such diverse gems as Sophie’s Choice, The Pianist, Cabaret, Radio Days and Funny Girl.
Each movie has a special Jewish connection – whether emphasizing the director, actors, composer, or Jewish tradition, from topics of war and persecution to sophisticated satire and farce. (Sophie’s Choice, Life is Beautiful, Lenny, The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof.)
“For the music part,” says Krakauer, “I’ve taken themes from iconic films with Jewish content and re-imagined them with a band of world-class musicians. The album has become more special than I’d ever imagined. It brought me to a new emotional level, reminding me of the incredible resiliency of my great-grandparents, arriving from Eastern Europe with virtually nothing, and how they were able to overcome incredible poverty and anti-Semitism to succeed. I’ve never been prouder to be Jewish. But at the same time I think this project really speaks about how people across the ages have found ways to survive in the face of adversity. That’s not just the Jewish experience. It’s everyone’s struggle.”
Born and raised in New York City, his early exposure to diverse cultural influences provides a powerful towline for his music. Krakauer earned his reputation as a Klezmer specialist, then showcased his formidable talents in other musical arenas, such as classical music, electronica and jazz. He has shared stages as a group member and soloist with a wide array of artists, string quartets and classical aggregates – among them, the Klezmatics, John Zorn, Fred Wesley, Itzhak Perlman, Osvaldo Golijov, Eiko and Koma, Leonard Slatkin, Iva Bitova, Kronos, Tokyo, the Emerson, the Orchestre de Lyon, the Orquestra Sinfonica de Madrid, the Phoenix Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Dresdener Philharmonie and the Detroit Symphony.
LA BELLA E VITA, Life is Beautiful
SI TU VOIS MA MERE, Midnight in Paris
BODY AND SOUL, Radio Days
THE MARCH, Love and Death
MOVING TO THE GHETTO, The Pianist
THE FAMILY, Avalon
LOVE THEME, Sophie’s Choice
KEEP IT GAY, The Producers
PEOPLE, Funny Girl
TRADITION, Fiddler On The Roof
ABOUT THE SHOW
“THE BIG PICTURE”, A Cinematic Concert
Music Performed by Krakauer
At the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Downtown Manhattan.
PREMIERE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
PERFORMANCES: WEDNESDAYS; SUNDAYS, FEBRUARY 2 – 23, 2014
PERFORMANCE LINE UP:
David Krakauer, clarinet
Rob Schwimmer, piano, keys, theremin
Sara Caswell, violin
Mark Helias, double bass
Sheryl Bailey, guitar
John Hadfield, drums, percussion
David Krakauer showcases his new project, THE BIG PICTURE, a powerful new multimedia production at Edmond J. Safra Hall in the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust downtown, THE BIG PICTURE tells Krakauer’s story in an artful marriage of music and the moving image.
This project may be Krakauer’s most adventurous to date and will run for a period of four weeks – a first for the venue. To lend creative intrigue, New York graphics giants Light of Day and Cutting Room Films have created original films for the production. Instead of using the visual element as a creative starting point, Krakauer’s music serves as the catalytic agent. The visuals embrace Krakauerʼs adventurous and individual spirit of self-discovery.
The Museum itself serves as a compelling location for this residency. It overlooks the New York Harbor, a reminder of the Jewish and non-Jewish immigrants landing on Ellis Island bringing their hopes, stories and vast cultural heritage to this new promised land. Krakauer, whose own ancestors immigrated from Eastern Europe, became one of the most important innovators in Klezmer music, contextualizing the ancestral sounds of his heritage into a distinctive, personal voice.
“THE BIG PICTURE is a special kind of project,” says Krakauer. “It’s a tour through Jewish history, and an exploration of how the movies show us the universality of our individual quests. I want this experience to serve as an opportunity for all. I am privileged to be the tour guide for this incredible voyage.”
PREMIERE: WED, JAN. 29 AT 7.30PM
SUN, FEB 2 AT 2 PM; WED, FEB. 5 AT 7.30 PM; SUN, FEB. 9 AT 2PM; WED, FEB. 12 AT 7.30PM; SUN, FEB. 16 AT 2 PM; WED, FEB. 19 AT 7.30PM; SUN, FEB. 23 AT 2PM.
TICKETS: $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN
The Museumʼs exhibitions educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Edmond J. Safra Hall, the 375-seat state-of-the-art theater offers unobstructed views with great acoustics from every seat in the house. http://www.mjhnyc.org/bigpicture/
Edmond J. Safra Hall, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280, Ph: 646-437-4202
For further information on David Krakauer, please visit: www.davidkrakauer.com .
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.
New York – A major artist of great renown, clarinetist David Krakauer showcases his virtuosity in an intimate setting. He brings his unique sound to a week-long residency at The Stone, John Zornʼs downtown hot spot in lower Manhattan.
As well as being a significant voice in the classical world, Krakauer is considered to be one of the most important innovators in Jewish klezmer music; contextualizing the ancestral sounds of his Eastern European roots for the 21st century. All of these cultural influences provide a powerful towline for his music, enabling him to embrace stylistically diverse and compelling projects, encompassing classical music, modern klezmer and jazz.
These projects include:
- KRAKAUER’S ACOUSTIC KLEZMER QUARTET
- KRAKAUER PLAYS ZORN
- ANCESTRAL GROOVE
- DUO AND TRIO IMPROVISATIONS
- KRAKAUER WITH STRINGS
- KRAKAUER -TAGG DUO
Tuesday, September 24th at 8 pm & 10 pm
KRAKAUER’S ACOUSTIC KLEZMER QUARTET
Unplugged versions of Krakauer’s klezmer repertoire ranging from his own quirky originals to traditional tunes.
David Krakauer (clarinets) Will Holshouser (accordion) Jerome Harris (bass) Michael Sarin (percussion)
Wednesday, September 25th at 8 pm & 10 pm
KRAKAUER PLAYS ZORN
Krakauer’s arrangements of pieces specially selected for David Krakauer by John Zorn from the third Book of Angels.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass, vocals) Michael Sarin (drums) Keepalive (sampler)
Thursday, September 26th at 8 pm & 10 pm
Loops, grooves and ecstatic improvisation celebrate the earthy side of Krakauer’s ancestry.
David Krakauer (clarinet) Sheryl Bailey (guitar) Jerome Harris (electric bass, vocals) Michael Sarin (drums) Keepalive (sampler)
Friday, September 27th at 8 pm & 10 pm
KRAKAUER -TAGG DUO
Krakauer joins up with the South African pianist, arranger and musical explorer Kathleen Tagg in an evening of classical music, new composition and electronica.
David Krakauer (clarinets) Kathleen Tagg (piano, electronics) with special guest Will Holshouser (accordion)
Saturday, September 28th at 8 pm & 10 pm
DUO AND TRIO IMPROVISATIONS
Krakauer is joined by former Kronos cellist Jeff Zeigler, new music soprano extraordinaire Helga Davis and violinist/electronics wizard Todd Reynolds for an evening of new composition and improvisation.
Sunday, September 29th at 8 pm & 10 pm
KRAKAUER WITH STRINGS
Krakauer has assembled an all-star string quartet to play Osvaldo Golijov’s monumental “Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind” (performed in both sets) plus arrangements and improvisations.
David Krakauer (clarinet, bass clarinet) Neal Dufallo and Abigale Reisman (violins) Margaret Dyer (viola) Jeff Zeigler (cello)
E 2nd St & Ave C
New York, NY 10009
For general information, please visit www.davidkrakauer.com.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: Beethoven, Bion Tsang, Cello, chamber music, clarinet, Dvorak, Jon Manasse, Jon Nakamatsu, Music of the Spheres, piano, Poulenc, Stephanie Chase, violin
On February 15, Van Cliburn gold medalist Jon Nakamatsu - in his only NYC appearance this season – returns to perform chamber music with clarinetist Jon Manasse, cellist Bion Tsang and violinist/Artistic Director Stephanie Chase.
Jon Manasse and Jon Nakamatsu
This program features music by Beethoven, Poulenc and Dvorak that reflects on life and its necessities, friendship, and nationalism. It will take place at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, located at 120 West 69th Street in New York City. The concert will start at 8:15 and is preceded by a talk at 7:30.
BEETHOVEN – Trio for piano, clarinet and cello, Op. 11
POULENC – Sonata for clarinet and piano, FP184
DVORAK – Piano Trio No. 4 “Dumky”
Beethoven’s delightful trio is partly inspired by a popular Viennese song containing the phrase “Before I go to work, I need something to eat.”
Dedicated to his friend Arthur Honegger, a fellow member of Les Six, Poulenc’s Sonata was commissioned by jazz great Benny Goodman, who premiered it (after Poulenc’s sudden death in 1963) with pianist Leonard Bernstein.
The word “Dumky” refers to the dumka, or an epic ballad of a somber nature containing contrasting cheerful sections. Dvorak’s “Dumky Trio” is among his most beloved chamber music compositions and dates from 1891.Admission at door: $30, $20 student/senior, cash or check only. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information, visit the Music of the Spheres Society.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: Cello, clarinet, cross island, haren, harrington, kouguell, mueller, piano, saint peter's, sowash, Trio, warshauer, zayas
CROSS ISLAND's "Quiet Strength"
CROSS ISLAND - cellist Suzanne Mueller, pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas, clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr.
Join CROSS ISLAND – Suzanne Mueller, cello, and Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano – and clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr. as we celebrate the release of our new CD, Quiet Strength, in a concert on the Classical Concert Series at Saint Peters Church, renowned for its amazing acoustics.
The program is an eclectic one, spanning genres, styles, and centuries. Works by living composers are:
Roger Blanc – Saint Vitus Was Here (clarinet/cello)
Keri Degg – Fuerza Tranquila (cello/piano)
James Grant – To Become World (clarinet/cello)
Andreas van Haren – The Lost Child (cello/piano) and Nature Awakes (cello/piano)
Jeffrey Harrington – Nocturne (cello/piano)
Mark McCarron – The Big Picture(trio)
Paul Schoenfield – Andante (Mvt. 2, Cafe Music (trio)
Rick Sowash – Lullabye for Kara (cello/piano)
Meira Warshauer – In Memoriam, September 11, 2001 (clarinet/cello) and Bracha (cello/piano arrangement created collaboratively with teh composer; not on the album – a concert “bonus track”)
Other contemporary composers include Ruth Schonthal and Arkadie Kouguell. There will also be music by Cecile Chaminade and Frank Bridge.
Composers Roger Blanc, Mark McCarron, and Meira Warshauer will be in attendance, as will artist Rasisy Derzey, who provided the beautiful painting used on the CD and package, Giverny Revisited.
Suggested donation: $10, including a complimentary CD.
Saint Peter’s Church: 619 Lexington Avenue @ 54th Street, New York, NY
For more information, contact CROSS ISLAND or go to our website, http://crossisland.net.
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KALEIDOSCOPE 万華鏡 MANGEKYOU
Music of Japan 日本の音楽
CLARINETIST THOMAS PIERCY ~ PIANIST MIKA TANAKA
GUEST ARTIST, PIANIST CLAUDINE HICKMAN
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Gershwin Hotel ~ 7 East 27th Street ~ New York, NY 10016
Tickets: $10 at the door.
Clarinetist Thomas Piercy and Pianist/Composer Mika Tanaka perform “KALEIDOSCOPE 万華鏡 MANGEKYOU” – a kaleidoscopically varied concert of music of Japan including traditional Japanese folk songs, contemporary Japanese popular music, and recent contemporary classical compositions. Pianist Claudine Hickman will appear as a special guest artist.
“KALEIDOSCOPE 万華鏡 MANGEKYOU” will feature a world premier by Jun Nagao (Your Kindness), pieces written for Mr. Piercy and Ms. Tanaka by Yohei Kurihara, and “Un nuage de tristesse” by composer/pianist Mika Tanaka. Other composers featured on the program include Kozaburo Hirai (Paraphrase on Sakura Sakura), Academy Award-nominated Joe Hisaishi (Summer/The Rain, Les Aventuriers, Okuribito), Amy Madoka Ito (Tsukiyo no Kojou), Yumi Kimura (Itsumo nando demo), Yoshinao Nakada (Sakura Yokocho), Yutaka Ozaki (I Love You), Academy Award-winner Ryuichi Sakamoto (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence), and Ippo Tsuboi (Far Away In Time).
For more information:
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: Cello, clarinet, cross island, dasilva, husa, mueller, piano, rutkowski, schoenfield, Trio, warshauer, zayas
Joseph Rutkowski, Jr., clarinet; Suzanne Mueller, cello; Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano
CROSS ISLAND – cellist Suzanne Mueller, and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas – are joined by Joseph Rutkowski, Jr., clarinetist to finally play the concert postponed from August 14 due to severe weather – closing out the 2011 West Porch Beech Tree Concert Series at Old Westbury Gardens with a really special program of music they love from across the centuries, the world, and the musical spectrum.
Music by living composers will include:
The Big Picture, a jazz waltz by Mark McCarron, which will open the concert (and will be heard on CROSS ISLAND’s new CD, Quiet Strength, scheduled for a November 1 release)
Bracha, a breathtaking work by Meira Warshauer, in a new cello/piano transcription created in collaboration with the composer (also on Quiet Strength, scheduled for a November 1 release).
Funeral for a Ball, a new solo cello work by Douglas DaSilva.
Relentless Machine, the third of Karel Husa’s Three Studies for Solo Clarnet, performed in honor of the composer’s 90th birthday this summer.
The Andante of Paul Schoenfield’s Cafe Music (another Quiet Strength track) .
Other composers on the program will be Morton Gould, Arkadie Kouguell, Jacques Offenbach, George Gershwin, Cecile Chaminade, Enrique Granados, and Francisco Canaro, and there will also be a trio free improvisation.
Old Westbury Gardens is one of our favorite destinations on Long Island. With its historic mansion and incredibly gorgeous grounds (featured in movies from Love Story and North by Northwest to Hitch and American Gangster, and in television shows including Sex and the City and, most recently, Royal Pains), it’s a great place to spend the day.
Unless we have an Indian Summer day, the concert will be in the Red Ballroom, with it’s crystal clear acoustics and beautiful Steinway. If the weather cooperates, though, we’ll be under the majestic tree that gives the series its name. Regardless, while you’re there, take a tour of the house and/or gardens – the docents are both knowledgeable and welcoming.
The concert is free. Admission to the Gardens (including tours) is $10 for adults; $8 for mature adults (over 62); $5 for children 7-12; and free for children under 7.
For directions, and to learn more about Old Westbury Gardens, go to http://www.oldwestburygardens.org.
To keep up with CROSS ISLAND’s news, hear tracks, and watch performance videos, go to http://crossisland.net.
For information about the West Porch Beech Tree Concert Series or its performers, contact Suzanne Mueller at email@example.com.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: Babbitt, chamber music, clarinet, Elliott Carter, flute, marimba, New York, percussion, Susman, vibraphone, world premiere
Principal Percussionist of the Met Opera Greg Zuber and Flutist Patricia Zuber host a concert at the New York Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, September 18 at 8:00 pm at Symphony Space
Symphony Space, Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
NEARBY SUBWAY STOPS: 1, 2, 3 at 96th St.
Tickets $20; Members, Students, Seniors $15; Day of Show $25
Greg Zuber, marimba and vibraphone
Patircia Zuber, flute
Denis Bouriakov, flute
Maron Khoury, flute
Bart Feller, flute
Lino Gomez, clarinet
Tomoya Aomori, double bass
Derrick Inouye, conductor
Milton Babbitt When Shall We Three Meet Again?
Elliot Carter Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux II
Teruyuki Noda Mattinata
William Susman Seven Scenes for Four Flutes (2011) World Premiere
Written at the behest of a commissioning consortium headed by Patricia Zuber
The Xanthos Ensemble
Presented by the Boston University College of Fine Arts
School of Music Department of Composition and Theory
Saturday, November 20th 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
***NOTE AFTERNOON TIME
855 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Suggested donation is $15, $10 for students and seniors, and the event is free to Boston University faculty, staff, and students.
Arnold Schoenberg, Arr. Anton Webern • Kammersymphonie No. 1, Op. 9
Daniel Felsenfeld • Insomnia Redux; 4am (Boston premiere)
Geoffrey Gordon • Flamingo (world premiere)
Shulamit Ran • Inscriptions, for solo violin
George Rochberg • Duo Concertante, for violin and cello
Xanthos Ensemble Performers
Zachary Jay, flute
Alexis Lanz, clarinet
Brenda van der Merwe, violin
Katherine Kayaian, cello
Eunyoung Kim, piano
Jeffrey Means, conductor
In 2008, the Xanthos Ensemble joined in a collaboration at Boston University, presented by the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music Department of Composition and Theory. Their concert on November 20th, 2010 will feature the dramatic Kammersymphonie of Arnold Schoenberg, originally written in 1906, but arranged by Webern for piano quintet in 1923. The Xanthos Ensemble’s new composer in residence Geoffrey Gordon’s new work Flamingo will have its world premiere, and Daniel Felsenfeld’s Insomnia Redux; 4am (originally scored for piano solo, now reorchestrated for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano), will receive its Boston premiere, after having received wondrous praise from the New York Times after a recent performance by the Da Capo Chamber Players. Rounding off the program, the performers will present Shulamit Ran’s dynamic solo violin work Inscriptions, and the vivacious Duo Concertante for violin and cello.
Steve Smith of the New York Times has raved about the “virtuoso players” of the Xanthos Ensemble as “copiously skilled and confident” in the face of “undeniably challenging music.” Bruce Hodges of musicweb-international.com recounted their recent New York City performance of Charles Wuorinen’s New York Notes, noting “the ease with which these musicians played this blockbuster was instructive” and “Xanthos seemed to only gain in momentum as the evening progressed.”
Through a combination of internationally recognized repertoire and world premieres of works dedicated to the ensemble, the major focus of the ensemble’s mission is to bring new music to life, written for the ensemble in collaboration with living composers, and to that aim they have premiered dozens of works and have had several newly composed works dedicated to them since the group’s inception in 2005. From 2006 to 2008, they served as Ensemble in Residence at Boston Conservatory.
The Xanthos Ensemble is a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions to the organization are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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North/South Consonance’s 30th Anniversary Gala!
Chamber Orchestra Works by Composers from the Americas
featuring new and recent compositions by
Elizabeth Bell, Edward Green, Max Lifchitz
Hilary Tann & Stephen Yip
Arthur Campbell, clarinet
Megan Levin, harp
Helen Lin, piano
Max Lifchitz, conductor
The North/South Chamber Orchestra
Monday, March 8 at 8 PM
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam), NYC
First come first serve.
Tickets available at the Merkin Hall box office after 7 PM the evening of the concert
North/South Consonance, Inc. celebrates its 30th consecutive season of advocacy on behalf of music by living composers with a special chamber orchestra concert at New York City’s Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th St) on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 8 PM.
Distinguished guest artists including clarinetist Arthur Campbell; harpist Megan Levin; and pianist Helen Lin will join the GRAMMY nominated North/South Chamber Orchestra conducted by its founder Max Lifchitz for the special event. The program will include recent works especially written for the occasion by American composers Elizabeth Bell, Edward Green, Max Lifchitz, Hilary Tann and Stephen Yip.
Admission is free. First come first serve. Tickets may be picked up at the Merkin Concert Hall box office after 7 PM the evening of the concert.
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