Posts Tagged “classical”
On November 19, 2011, at 8 pm, the Garden State Philharmonic presents “Remembering Mahler! 100th Anniversary Tribute”, at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey.
Single tickets range from $10 for students to $40 for adults. Additional discounts apply for full-season subscribers, senior citizens, and groups of ten or more. Call 732-255-0460, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.gardenstatephilharmonic.org for more information. This is the second concert of our MasterWorks Series, and marks the 56th season for the Jersey Shore’s Premiere cultural resource, and the eleventh year with the Philharmonic for Maestro LaGruth.
From a book-length poem to a multi-media experimental opera to its current incarnation as a CD, DARKLING gives a haunting portrayal of emotion, terror, and incalculable loss. DARKLING movingly evokes the memory of the Holocaust as well as the human cost of man-made and natural cataclysmic events. Join us for the CD Release at Drom NYC on Nov. 22nd at 6:30 pm.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: chamber music, classical, classical music, Denver, George Aperghis, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Milton Babbitt, new music, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Stephen Goss
Great chamber works by trend-setting composers of the 20th century including Babbitt, Villa Lobos and Crawford Seeger.
Featured works include Milton Babbitt’s Phonemena, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet, Heitor Villa Lobos’ Suite for Voice and Violin, George Aperghis’ La corps a corps, Stephen Goss’ River Winds
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80208
Tickets $18 adults, $16 seniors and free with Pioneer card or ANY student ID.
Ticket prices include free parking in Newman Center parking garage and a reception after the concert to greet the artists.
Lamont Concert line (303) 871-6412
The exquisite sound of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra complements two Charlie Chaplin films at the 22nd annual Silent Film Gala on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The evening features Charlie Chaplin’s 1918 films A Dog’s Life and Shoulder Arms, accompanied by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing live Chaplin’s scores restored and adapted for live performance by conductor Timothy Brock. The evening will also include Walt Disney’s 1927 short Trolley Troubles with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The score for Trolley Troubles is being composed especially for this occasion for violin (Margaret Batjer), clarinet (Joshua Ranz), percussion (Wade Culbreath) and piano (Alexander Rannie) by Alexander Rannie who will lead from the keyboard. May 22 will mark the world premiere of the performance of this score.
Academy® Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman serves as honorary chairman, and Hanna M. Kennedy and Roger L. Mayer are co-chairmen. Following the films, the Chamber Orchestra hosts a supper party for VIP patrons under the stars on the Ahmanson Terrace outside Royce Hall with a buffet supper catered by Peggy Dark’s Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Tickets for the Silent Film are $35 (general seating) and $80 (priority seating). Tickets at $350 include the film and celebratory post-film supper. For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at 213 622 7001 x 215.
On Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 8:00pm, The Dessoff Choirs, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Shepard, will perform 20th-century compositions featuring the dramatic combination of voice, pianos, and percussion. The acoustically glorious St. George’s Church at 209 East 16th Street at Rutherford Place in Manhattan will provide the perfect setting for the concert.
Although the piano is sometimes seen as an adjunct to the choral rehearsal, much wonderful music has been composed especially for piano and choir. This concert features 20th-century pieces written for one or two pianists, percussion, and choir, including Bernstein’s high-voltage Chichester Psalms, David Conte’s life-affirming Invocation and Dance, a set of quintessential American works by Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, and Gwyneth Walker. From England comes Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year, commissioned in 2000 by the London Symphony Chorus. The combination of lyrical voices, virtuoso pianists, and brilliant percussion is irresistible.
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
GÓRECKI Totus Tuus
CONTE Invocation and Dance
IVES Circus Band (arr. Dashnaw)
BARBER Sure on this Shining Night, Under the Willow Tree
WALKER White Horses, My Love Walks in Velvet
JAMESON Night Journey
DOVE The Passing of the Year
BRAHMS Liebeslieder Waltzes (selections)
Tickets: $35 Preferred Seating; $20 Advance General Admission ($25 at door); $15 Senior/Student; Free 12 and under. For more information and tickets, go to www.dessoff.org or call (212) 831-8224.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: "Chiara String Quartet", brooklyn music, chamber music, classical, Daniel Ott, Lutoslawski, new music, New York, new york city, string quartets
Chiara String Quartet by Liz Linder
Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8pm
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York
The Chiara Quartet has been called “truly breathtaking” by The Washington Post. Their Creator/Curator series commissions composers to write new works as well as curate the concert program. This final installment features Daniel Ott, who has recently written scores for ballet choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Ott’s new string quartet includes Odes to two composers who lost children – Liszt and Mahler – and he’s chosen to pair it with Polish composer Lutoslawski’s aleatoric string quartet.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call (718) 222-8500 or visit www.galapagosartspace.com.
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: chamber music, classical, Franck, Harumi Rhodes, Hsin-Yun Huang, Le Chimay, Manhattan, March 11, Music of the Spheres, New York, Reicha, Sophie Shao, Stephanie Chase, William Wolfram, Ysaye
On March 11, 2011 the Music of the Spheres Society will present a chamber music concert featuring works by César Franck and his circle, including music by his teacher Anton Reicha and friends Gabriel Fauré, Ernst Chausson, and Eugène Ysaÿe.
The concert will take place on at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, which is located near Lincoln Center at 120 West 69th Street in New York City. The heart of the program features Franck’s compelling Piano Quintet, along with a piano trio (Opus 101, No. 3) by Reicha, short works by Chausson and Fauré, and Ysaÿe’s String Trio.
The String Trio (Le Chimay, which is also the name of a Belgian Trappist ale brewed in that city), was composed in 1927 by Eugène Ysaÿe but never published. It was discovered in manuscript form only about ten years ago and first performed by the Gaede Trio. In a review of a 2004 performance, Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed wrote that
‘Le Chimay’ might be described as French Expressionism with a bit of Surrealism thrown in. It also might be described as just plain weird. It is full of extravagant string writing, which is to be expected, but not the seemingly incompatible influences of Debussy, Franck and Schoenberg, who get along just fine here. Agitated melodramatic passages half resolve into intoxicating lyricism. Storm clouds come and go, propelled by unpredictable breezes. Nothing ever settles for long.
Violinist and Artistic Director Stephanie Chase will be joined by violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, ‘cellist Sophie Shao, and pianist William Wolfram.
The concert starts at 8:15 p.m. A pre-concert talk bill be given at 7:30 p.m. by organologist and author Stewart Pollens and is included in concert admission: “Francois-Xavier Tourte and the Invention of the Modern Violin Bow.”
Admission at door: $30 adult, $15 student/senior requested contribution. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
Visit www.musicofthespheres.org for more information.
Sounds New Concert Series
Baruch Performing Arts Center launches SOUNDS NEW concert series at The Engelman Recital Hall.
Baruch Performing Arts Center announces the launch of a new concert series entitled SOUNDS NEW. This new contemporary classical concert series aims to celebrate and promote contemporary classical music by established as well as up-and-coming composers with performances of 20th century and contemporary music.
SOUNDS NEW is curated by flutist Laura Falzon and produced by John Malatesta, managing director of Baruch Performing Arts Center.
The inaugural season of SOUNDS NEW will kick off on Friday Oct 29th, followed by two further concerts; on Friday November 12th and Friday December 3rd.
Bringing together the haunting memories of Hiroshima (Fujikura), cumulative dimensionality (Babbitt), fiery tension (Saariaho), irregularity (Volans), and regressive memory (Du Yun), the opening concert on Oct 29th presents a compelling program that includes two works with electronics and works for string quartet, flute, cello and piano. This concert features the performance of Du Yun’s work for string quartet, narrator and electronics—A Cockroach tarantella, commissioned through a Chamber Music America commissioning grant with funding generously provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. Described by The New York Times as “electrifying“ and “cutting-edge”, Du Yun’s work is an exploration of the physical reality of sound. Dai Fujikura’s work Poison Mushroom for flute and electronics and Kaija Saariaho’s trio Cendres, also probe into diverse realms of sound. The program also features Kevin Volan’s Walking Song and Milton Babbitt’s Dual.
Featured artists include composer Du Yun (narrator), the iO quartet, flutist Laura Falzon, cellist Chris Gross and pianist Steve Beck.
The second concert in SOUNDS NEW’s three-concert inaugural season will be on Friday November 12th. This concert will feature pianist Steve Beck, “one of the city’s most admired young pianists” (The New Yorker). Sought after for his interpretation of contemporary works, Steve Beck will perform an eclectic program of modernist masterworks for piano ranging from Schoenberg and Boulez to Babbitt, Glass and Cage.
The first season of SOUNDS NEW concludes with a concert on Friday December 3rd entitled Voices! Voices! featuring contralto Christina Ascher, who has made an international name for herself as an interpreter of modern music and modern music theatre; flutist Laura Falzon, lauded as an “excellent instrumentalist” by London’s Music & Musicians; and pianist Laura Barger who is very much sought after for her dedication to contemporary music. Voices! Voices! brings together a varied program of works from Berio to Wiprud in a vibrant program of compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries where voices and ever more voices — earthly, ethereal, mythical, narrating, singing, laughing, chirping and always full of life — call to one another, lure, narrate and reflect human and animal experience. Snail meets Siren, Water Spirit meets Sparrow, Voice meets Voice. Featured in this program is the World premiere performance of a new work, Sirens’ Song, based on The Odyssey, written by New York composer Theodore Wiprud for Christina Ascher and Laura Falzon.
Friday Oct 29th, 8pm
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Du Yun narrator
IO string quartet
Laura Falzon flute
Chris Gross cello
Steve Beck piano
Dai Fujikura Poison Mushroom, flute & electronics
Babbitt Dual, cello & piano
Saariaho Cendres trio for flute, cello & piano
Volans Walking Song, flute & piano
Du Yun A Cockroach’s Tarantella*, narrator, string quartet and laptop
About the Artists
iO Quartet is an emerging NYC based ensemble interested in finding a common aesthetic vision between the works of the past and the works of today. They were the 2006 – 2008 Billy Joel Graduate String Quartet in Residence at SUNY Purchase, among other fellowships. They have recorded works of Poul Ruders for Bridge Records and will be recording works of Tod Machover for Bridge in December. Recent appearances include performances at Merkin Hall, Monadnock Music, Scandinavia House, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, and throughout Europe. The iO Quartet consists of Christina McGann, violin; Stephen Miahk, violin; Elizabeth Weisser, viola; and Christopher Gross, cello. www.myspace.com/chrisgrosscellist.
Composer Du Yun is an internationally-performed composer and musician. Hailed by the New York Times as “cutting-edge… to whom the term ‘young composer’ could hardly do justice’’; “re-invents herself daily… so does her music,” (TimeOut-NYC) she is equally adept at writing for concert halls, art shows, experimental theatres, modern dances and pop songs. Du Yun has received a myriad of commissions including the Meet the Composer Commissioning/USA, the Jerome Foundation, and many others through the US and Europe. Highlights of recent seasons include international premieres in Switzerland, Finland, France, Canada, Norway, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, The Netherlands, and China. Last season her opera, Zolle, was featured at the VOX by the New York City Opera, among many other works and premieres. www.myspace.com/duyun
Flutist Laura Falzon has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She was praised by the Musical Times magazine for her “versatile technique,” by the British Flute Society’s PAN Magazine for her passionate interest in contemporary flute music describing her as “fearless in tackling and promoting it,” and hailed by the Music & Musicians as “an excellent instrumentalist.” She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and has commissioned and premiered many new works including works by Robert Helps, Shirish Korde, Alvin Singleton, Geoff Poole, Eric Moe and Halim El-Dabh. http://www.laurafalzon.com
Following Cellist Chris Gross’s performance of Brian Ferneyhough’s Time and Motion Study II at the Lincoln Center Festival, the New York Times wrote: “…for 20 minutes this skinny young cellist with a punkish hair cut seemed like a musical master of the universe…” Gross has performed numerous solo and chamber performances of contemporary music throughout the US and in Europe. He is a founding member of The iO Quartet, the Billy Joel Graduate String Quartet in Residence at SUNY Purchase from 2006-2008. As a soloist, Gross premiered Milton Babbitt’s piece More Melismata for solo cello on the 2006 Focus! Festival. www.myspace.com/chrisgrosscellist.
Pianist Steve Beck, “…one of the city’s most admired young pianists…” (New Yorker), is a graduate of the Juilliard School. He made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, among others. Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Miller Theater, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series and WNYC; and a myriad of other festivals. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Boston Records, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels.
Friday Nov 12th 2010, 8pm
Pianist Steven Beck plays eclectic modernist masterworks
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Boulez: Incises (1994/2001)
Babbitt: Tutte le Corde (1994)
Glass: Mad Rush (1979)
Cage: Dream (1948)
Cage: Etudes Australes I and VII (1974)
Schoenberg: Suite for Piano, op. 25
About the artist
Pianist Steve Beck, “…one of the city’s most admired young pianists…” (New Yorker), is a graduate of the Juilliard School. He made his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, and has toured Japan as soloist with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, among others. Mr. Beck has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Miller Theater, as well as on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles Series and WNYC; and a myriad of other festivals. His recordings are on the Albany, Bridge, Boston Records, Monument, Mulatta, and Annemarie Classics labels
Friday Dec 3rd 2010 8pm
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Berio Luciano: Sequenza III for solo voice
Dmitri Smirnov: Six Haiku
Theodore Wiprud: Sirens’ Song*
Mark Carlson: Night Will Blossom
Toru Takemitsu: Voice for solo flute
John Cage: Sonata for two voices
Bojidar Spassov: Otletela preperuga—The Pierides VI
Christina Ascher contralto
Laura Falzon flutist
Laura Barger pianist
About the artists
Contralto Christina Ascher, born in New York, studied at the Oberlin Conservatory and the Juilliard Music School. Opera engagements: Chicago Lyric Opera, Dallas Civic Opera, Karlsruhe, Zurich, Bonn, Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, Graz, Oldenburg. As a singer of contemporary music guest with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Holland Music Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern, Dresdner Tage fuer zeitgenoessische Musik, Bonner Tage fuer Neue Musik, Berliner Festwochen, Berliner Biennale, Frankfurter Feste, Styrian Autumn, Styriarte, Warsaw Autumn, Sofia International New Year’s Festival, Darmstaedter Ferienkurse, Wittener Tage fuer neue Kammermusik, Musica in Strassbourg, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, etc. See also www.VoiceStudioCA <http://www.VoiceStudioCA> .com
Flutist Laura Falzon has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She was praised by the Musical Times magazine for her “versatile technique,” by the British Flute Society’s PAN Magazine for her passionate interest in contemporary flute music describing her as “fearless in tackling and promoting it,” and hailed by the Music & Musicians as “an excellent instrumentalist.” She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and has commissioned and premiered many new works including works by Robert Helps, Shirish Korde, Alvin Singleton, Geoff Poole, Eric Moe and Halim El-Dabh.http://www.laurafalzon.com
New York-based pianist Laura Barger has performed internationally both as a soloist and chamber musician including at The Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), The National Gallery of Ireland, Västerås Konserthus (Sweden), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Darmstadt International Summer Festival for New Music (Germany), The Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, Bang on a Can Marathon at Mass MOCA and The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. She has premiered numerous works by composers from around the world, working with composers such as Philippe Leroux, Augusta Read-Thomas, Dai Fujikura, David Lang, and Terry Riley.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Enter on E. 25th St. bet. Lexington & 3rd Aves.
Box Office: (646) 312-4083
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First-ever Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) Culminates with Two Celebratory Concerts
Friday, July 23, 2010 at 8:00pm
Music by Leroy Jenkins, Bernhard Lang, Katharina Rosenberger, Eric Wubbels, & Richard Barrett
Conducted by Carl Bettendorf
American Composers Orchestra
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 8:00pm
Music by Anthony Davis, Roscoe Mitchell, Earle Brown, Errollyn Wallen, & John Zorn
Conducted by Gil Rose
Miller Theatre at Columbia University (116th Street & Broadway, NYC)
Tickets: $25 each concert, at www.millertheatre.com or at the door
JCOI is presented by The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University & American Composers Orchestra
For more information: www.americancomposers.org or www.jazz.columbia.edu/JCOI
The first-ever Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) will culminate in two celebratory concerts open to the public at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre (116th Street and Broadway), featuring music characterized by improvisation, driving rhythms, and electronic experimentation by composers who break the boundaries between jazz, improvised, and classical music – including Leroy Jenkins, John Zorn, Earle Brown, and Anthony Davis, plus world premieres by Roscoe Mitchell and Errollyn Wallen. Wet Ink, JCOI’s resident chamber ensemble, will perform on Friday, July 23 at 8pm. ACO, led by conductor Gil Rose, will take the stage on Saturday, July 24 at 8pm. For the complete concert programs, please see the end of this press release.
JCOI is presented by The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and will be held on the Columbia University campus in New York from July 20 to 24, 2010. The Institute brings together 34 jazz composers, chosen from a national pool of applicants, to explore the challenges of writing for the symphony orchestra. The curriculum was created by composers Jane Ira Bloom, Anthony Davis, Fabien Lévy, and Center for Jazz Studies director George Lewis, all of whom also serve as instructors. Other composers serving as mentors include Alvin Singleton, Derek Bermel, and Tania León.
This innovative program is a new development in the jazz field. While many jazz composers seek to write for the symphony orchestra, opportunities for hands-on experience are few. JCOI aims to provide new resources for both jazz and classical music, promoting the emergence of composers trained in both jazz and new orchestral techniques. During the five-day series of workshops, participants will work with eminent composers, conductors, and industry leaders, studying and researching new ways to incorporate jazz idioms and styles in music for orchestra. JCOI will also include a variety of performance labs and professional development discussions.
JCOI participants hail from a wide variety of backgrounds and jazz styles. The youngest participant, Phillip Golub, is 17 years old. An accomplished jazz and classical pianist, Golub is a high school student in the Los Angeles area and impressed panelists with his already advanced technique. The oldest participant is 67-year-old Rufus Reid, a classicallytrained bassist and Guggenheim fellow, who has performed and recorded with great jazz masters including Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt, Don Byas, Philly Joe Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more.
Following the Institute, several JCOI participants will submit applications to participate in the JCOI Readings in June 2011. Four to six promising participants will be selected to create new works for orchestra and to work further with mentor composers and conductors in developing these works. The JCOI Readings will culminate with open rehearsals, readings, and live performances of the new works at Miller Theatre by American Composers Orchestra.
JCOI will culminate in two concerts that are open to the public, both featuring music that incorporates improvisation. On Friday, July 23 at 8pm, Wet Ink, conducted by Carl Bettendorf, will perform Leroy Jenkins’ Wonderlust (2000), Bernhard Lang’s DW5 (2000), Katharina Rosenberger’s parcours III (2008), Eric Wubbels’ Euphony (2006), and Richard Barrett’s Codex V (2007). On Saturday, July 24 at 8pm, American Composers Orchestra, conducted by Gil Rose, will perform Anthony Davis’s You Have the Right to Remain Silent (2007), Roscoe Mitchell’s Nonaah (world premiere, new version for chamber orchestra), Earle Brown’s Available Forms 1 (1961), Errollyn Wallen’s The Girl in My Alphabet (world premiere, new version for chamber orchestra), and John Zorn’s For Your Eyes Only (1989).
Both concerts take place at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre (116th Street and Broadway, NYC). Tickets are $25/$42 for both, available at www.millertheatre.com and at the door. Discounts are available for students, CU faculty/staff, and seniors. For information, the public should call ACO at 212.977.8495.
About Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies
The Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University sees jazz as a music without borders and ultimately without limits, a model for the integration of forward-thinking models of scholarly inquiry with innovative teaching and community dialogue. Our direction, which emphasizes the themes of internationalization, technology, and community, is realized by promoting research by innovative scholars in the arts, humanities, and sciences; encouraging excellence in the teaching of music and culture; and presenting public events that complement and extend the Center’s research and teaching. The Center views the interdisciplinary expansion of the intellectual conversation surrounding jazz, and especially its lifeblood practice, improvisation, as tracing a path toward the development of new knowledge that illuminates the human condition. For more information, visit www.jazz.columbia.edu.
About Columbia University
A leading academic and research university, Columbia continually seeks to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to foster a campus community deeply engaged in understanding and addressing the complex issues of our time. Columbia’s extensive cultural collaborations and community partnerships help define the University’s underlying values and mission to educate students to be both leading scholars and informed, engaged citizens. Founded in 1754 as King’s College, Columbia University in the City of New York is the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. For more information, visit www.columbia.edu.
About American Composers Orchestra
ACO is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promulgation of music by American composers. Entering its 34th season, ACO identifies today’s brightest emerging composers, champions prominent established artists, and increases awareness of the variety of American orchestral music. ACO incubates ideas, develops talent and catalyzes and advocates for American composers and their music. The orchestra’s activities include concerts, commissions, new music readings, recordings, broadcasts, and education programs. ACO has performed works by over 600 composers, including more than 200 world premieres and commissions. In addition to its major Improvise! Festival in 2004, ACO has commissioned and premiered many new works that incorporate jazz and improvisation, including Derek Bermel’s Migration Series in conjunction with Jazz at Lincoln Center, and works by Donal Fox, Vijay Iyer, Uri Caine, George Lewis, Susie Ibarra, Fred Ho and others in its Orchestra Underground series at Carnegie Hall. For more information, visit www.americancomposers.org.
Support for the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Fund for National Projects, the Fromm Music Foundation and with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. The concerts are presented in partnership with Columbia University.
Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Concerts
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
116th and Broadway, New York, NY
Friday, July 23, 2010, 8:00 PM
Carl Bettendorf, conductor
Leroy Jenkins – Wonderlust (2000)
Bernhard Lang – DW5 (2000)
Katharina Rosenberger – parcours III (2008)
Eric Wubbels – Euphony (2006)
Richard Barrett – Codex V (2007)
Saturday, July 24, 2010, 8:00 PM
American Composers Orchestra
Gil Rose, conductor
Earl Howard, electronics
J.D. Parran, clarinet and contra-alto clarinet
Anthony Davis: You Have the Right to Remain Silent (2007)
Roscoe Mitchell: Nonaah (World Premiere, new version for chamber orchestra)
Earle Brown: Available Forms 1 (1961)
Errollyn Wallen: The Girl in My Alphabet (World Premiere, new version for chamber orchestra)
John Zorn: For Your Eyes Only (1989)
Tickets: $25, available at the door and online at http://www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1428.
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On November 21st, 2009, Avant Media will present the world premiere of Doleo Ã†ternus, an evening-length concert, rooted in the history and tradition of North Indian rÄga performance, by minimal composer and Avant Media founding director, Randy Gibson with video sculpture by Oscar Henriquez. The performance will take place at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in New York City at 8PM. Doleo Ã†ternus is performed live by Matt Beckemeyer, Drew Blumberg, Randy Gibson, Annie Lyle, Laine Rettmer, Megan Schubert, Cleek Schrey, and Kobe Van Cauwenberghe. Tickets are available from avantmedia.org
Unfolding slowly over time and making use of ritual, visuals, and scent, Doleo Ã†ternus is an all-encompassing musical experience that is unabashedly modern yet deeply rooted in tradition. Scored for voices, instruments, just intonation toy organs, and computer, Doleo Ã†ternus focuses on intensely defined improvisations over a melodic cycle and drones. The computer restructures the live sound into looped and scaled snippets obscuring pulse, and blending textures and registers. Oscar Henriquez’s video sculpture, based on elements of Tibetan calligraphy, provides a visual focus for the listener and serves to elucidate the structure of the piece as it progresses through the sections.
On the process and history of Doleo Ã†ternus, Gibson says “When I had my first voice lesson with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in early 2005 I never thought that it would have such a profound and permanent influence on my work. What began as a simple chord progression has evolved into an incredible wealth of material and a whole new way of thinking about music. The ensemble performing with me is truly amazing, and represents a rich cross-section of performance traditions. Everyone brings their own unique voice to this piece, and it’s an absolute pleasure to play.”
The world premiere of Doleo Ã†ternus presents a singular vision of new classical music where the full experience of the audience is taken into account and a piece grows and evolves with each new performance. Every performance of Doleo Ã†ternus is different and completely new, from the chance operations of the computer, to the choices of each individual performer, a performance can never be repeated.
Doleo Ã†ternus will be performed November 21st, 2009 at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, in New York City. Tickets, $10-$25, are now available through avantmedia.org – for more about the piece, including sound samples, please visit the Doleo Ã†ternus Minisite
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