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Come meet Morten Lauridsen in person as we collaborate on an evening of his music with the Evans Choir. FREE
Featured works include Cuatro Cansiones, Canticle and Be Still My Soul.
Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E. Iliff Ave.,
Denver, CO 80208
Tickets FREE. 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

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We celebrate the life of this influential and beloved Polish composer.
Featured works include Little Fantasia, String Quartet No. 2, Sonata for Piano Op. 6 and Quartettino.
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

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BEYOND MUSIC: ART JARVINEN BIRTHDAY CONCERT

27 January, Friday – 9:00 PM

BEYOND BAROQUE LITERARY/ ARTS CENTER – Venice California

Composer Arthur Jarvinen (1956-2010)

Composer Arthur Jarvinen (1956-2010)

ART JARVINEN (January 27, 1956 – October 2, 2010): “composer, musician, author, excellent cook…” can be read about on his homepage, www.arthurjarvinen.com. While he was known by many throughout the world, he was, to the LA music community, a dear friend whose departure we mourn and birthday we celebrate! Please join us to hear the FORMALIST QUARTET perform Art’s extraordinarily beautiful 100 Cadences with Four Melodies, a chorale, and a coda (with bells on!) and Conspiracy of Crows for three oboes, performed by KATHY PISARO.

Special Admission $5 Members, $5 Students/Seniors, $10 General.

http://www.beyondbaroque.org/events.html

Find an article about the music on this concert here.

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Kathleen Supové Concert at Zipper Hall

Program:
Anna Clyne – On Track (video by Joshue Ott)
Lainie Fefferman – Barnacles
Carolyn Yarnell – The Same Sky (video by Eric Wenger)
Michael Gatonska -A Shaking of the Pumpkin
Neil Rolnick – Digits (video by R. Luke DuBois)

All the works on this program are Los Angeles premieres.

Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Piano Spheres Website and Ticket Info
Phone: 323.692.8075

FB Event Page here.

Poster in .pdf format here.

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Hear the latest works by Lamont’s best and brightest. FREE
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

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LOS ANGELES – For two nights at Venice’s Beyond Baroque, rebar will be struck and lyrics will be screamed as the adventurous local chamber orchestra wild Up takes on the hypercomplex computer music of Clarence Barlow with an exuberant set of Barlow’s works, plus the composer’s 19th and 20th century influences: player pianos and punk rock.

“This is a guy who uses computer programs to cover Prince’s ‘Sexy MF,’” said wild Up conductor and artistic director Christopher Rountree. “We’ll bring the earplugs.”

The program will include Barlow’s “Septima de facto,” pieces by George Antheil and Conlon Nancarrow, a set of piano rags, and interpolations of seminal punk rock songs by The Misfits, X-Ray Spex, Fear and Black Flag.
The Nov. 18 and 19 performances mark wild Up’s debut at Beyond Baroque, one of West L.A.’s signature cultural spaces.

Who: wild Up
What: “Clarence Barlow, Punk Rock and Player Piano Music”
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
When: Friday 11/18 at 9 PM; Saturday 11/19 at 9 PM (the program will be the same both nights)
Cost: $10 general admission – to purchase, go to:

http://barlowpunkrockplayerpiano.eventbrite.com/


About wild Up:
wild Up is a 24-member experimental classical/contemporary ensemble comprised of Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings. The group, led by artistic director and conductor Christopher Rountree, unites around the belief that no music is off limits, and that a concert space should be as moving as the music heard in it: small, powerful and unlike anything else. wild Up projects bring people together, defy convention and address the need for heart-wrenching, mind-bending experiences. For free mp3 downloads: wildup.bandcamp.com

Contact: press@wildup.la

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THE JAZZ ECLECTICS & UNDER THE RADAR SHOWCASE
Tuesday, Nov. 29 – 7:00pm
DROM
85 Avenue A
NYC

For more information, contact:
Gene Pritsker – 646 522 9442 email: SoundLiberation@nyc.rr.com
DROM (212) 777 – 1157

THE JAZZ ECLECTICS & UNDER THE RADAR SHOWCASE
The Growing Diversity of Jazz
Trio Amalgamate – Franz Hackl’s IDO Quartet – Gene Pritsker Sound Liberation Ensemble – Marigold Opera – Issa Cabrera

EVENT WEBSITE:

http://www.dromnyc.com/events/1298/the-jazz-eclectics-wsound-liberation

Gene Pritsker Sound Liberation Ensemble
Jazz merges with hip-hop, classical, rock, funk, etc. Eclecticism reaches its climax. Sound Liberation is an eclectic jazz /hip-hop/chamber/rock/etc.ensemble. The group incorporates its philosophy by performing compositions that encompass a diverse range of musical genres, committed to “ending the segregation of sound vibration”. This enables one to hear elements from classical music to Jazz to music of various cultures at a Sound Liberation show. “The freedom of sounds. . .is truly implemented in a masterful way” – Thorsten Bendnarz, Jazzethic Magazine.
Official Website www.soundliberation.net

Franz Hackl’s IDO Quartet
Jazz grooves infused by the melodies of Tyrolean folk music. IDO stands for Idiomo di Omni and means dialect for everybody. An idiom is an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements.. Franz Hackl merges ‘Tyrolean Folktunes’ the musical dialect he grew up with, with the music and sounds of New York, the town he calls home for more then 20 years. Music isn’t an universal language. Music has as many dialects as the human language. But the Global Village aka New York is the perfect breeding ground for a fresh new language. The beauty of diversity which propels the evolution of Jazz.
Official Website http://hacklmusic.com/

Trio Amalgamate
Jazz inspired by modern composition and free improvisation
|əˈmalgəˌmāt| – verb – combine or unite to form one organization or structure. Trio Amalgamate is Gene Pritsker – guitar, Dan Cooper – 7 string electric bass and Gernot Bernroider – drums. Their music is new Jazz. Inspired by free improvisation and contemporary composition.

Marigold Opera
Marigold Opera is an emerging force in the burgeoning NYC indie classical scene. Equally influenced by Brahms and The Beatles, their instrumentation is that of an eclectic chamber group helmed by a singer/songwriter. Marigold Opera has a unique, acoustic sound palette featuring cello, violin, horn, percussion, piano, clarinet, vibraphone, and voice. With these sounds they create music that is at the same time elusive and emotionally evocative

http://www.myspace.com/issacabrera

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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

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Brazilian Composer, Performer, Writer & Educator Pedro de Alcantara

presents

“Songs & Soundscapes: A Musical Exploration”
(voice, cello, piano, improvisations & compositions)

at

Tenri Cultural Institute of New York
Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7pm

Brazilian native and Parisian resident renaissance man Pedro de Alcantara visits New York this fall to present “Songs & Soundscapes: A Musical Exploration” at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7pm. This program of original compositions and improvisations explores the frontier between the ordinary and the sacred in music, a place where nothing is as you expect it to be. The voice becomes a trumpet and beacon, the cello becomes a harp and a lute, and the piano becomes a resonating chapel of vibrations and oscillations.

Immediately following the concert, Pedro will be hosting a reception for his latest book, Integrated Practice: Coordination, Rhythm & Sound, published by the Oxford University Press in June, 2011.

Location: Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues in New York

Tickets: $20 available at the door and via Brown Paper Tickets.

Directions to Tenri:
• F, V & L trains to 14th Street & 6th Avenue
• 1, 2, & 3 trains to 14th Street & 7th Avenue
• N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 14th Street-Union Square

About Pedro de Alcantara

Pedro de Alcantara has redefined the role of the creative artist for the 21st century, showing that music, literature, teaching, and healing all flow from a single source.

After growing up in São Paulo, Brazil, Pedro studied at the State University of New York’s Purchase College (BFA in Music, 1981) and the Yale School of Music (MM in Music Performance, 1983). In 1986, while living in London, Pedro became a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a problem-solving method based on the idea that good health is a creative act. In 1990 he moved to Paris, where he still lives.

Pedro’s first book, Indirect Procedures: A Musician’s Guide to the Alexander Technique, with a foreword by Sir Colin Davis, was published by the Oxford University Press (OUP) in 1997. Its French version came out in 2000, followed by a German translation in 2002 and a Japanese version in 2009. Also in 1997, the French publisher Editions Dangles published his second book, La Technique Alexander: Principes et Pratique, which he wrote in French (his third language, Portuguese being his mother tongue). Afterwards he rewrote the book in English. Titled The Alexander Technique: A Skill for Life, it was published by the Crowood Press in England in 1999. A translation of A Skill for Life was published in Japan in 2011.

In 2008, Pedro was named the editor of a new book series at the OUP. Titled THE INTEGRATED MUSICIAN, the series highlights the musical philosophy he has developed over the past twenty-five years and will include volumes for string players, singers, pianists, and other musicians. In the fall of 2008, AlumniVentures, a new initiative at the Yale School of Music, awarded Pedro a grant to support the series’ dedicated website. Pedro’s first volume for the series, Integrated Practice: Coordination, Rhythm & Sound was published in the summer of 2011 to wide acclaim.

In the process of preparing Indirect Procedures, Pedro discovered a passion for writing itself. From this passion poured a number of works including poems, short stories, and novels for young readers. Befiddled, his first novel, was published in 2005 by Delacorte Press – an imprint of Random House. It tells the story of 13-year-old violinist Becky Cohen and her struggles against a mean teacher, an overburdened mother, and really bad hair. Delacorte Press published Pedro’s second novel in 2009. Backtracked is a time-travel epic of New York City, in which the vessel of time travel is the city’s subway system. Currently, Pedro is working on The Divine Computer, a new novel for young readers, as well as a manual for writers titled Rhythm & Flow in a Writer’s Career.

Pedro has given seminars and presentations throughout Europe and the US, as well as Australia and New Zealand. His forthcoming visit to Japan will include a class at Nihon University, the country’s largest and most prestigious university. Pedro’s music students include the members of first-rate orchestras like the Orchestre National de Lille, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and many others. His teaching practice is broad-based and includes writers, artists, dancers, actors, and creative individuals in all fields.

Pedro’s compositions and improvisations highlight the vibrational and metaphysical aspects of music. He is currently preparing a CD of his works, scheduled for release in November, 2011.  More details at:  www.pedrodealcantara.com.

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