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Symphony Number One: Façade
BALTIMORE, MD — Symphony Number One will make their concert debut at Carriage House Baltimore on March 7 & 8, 2015 with the world premiere of Trope by James Chu. Led by conductor Jordan Randall Smith, the program will also feature William Walton’s Façade for chamber orchestra and reciter. Symphony Number One is a unique addition to Baltimore’s contemporary music scene. The group will oversee the commission, performance, and promotion of substantial works by emerging composers and program them alongside carefully selected works of the classical canon.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Façade is a set of “Entertainments” or short musical numbers written between 1926 and 1938 by English composer Sir William Walton (1902-1983). Walton sets nonsense poetry by Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964). Soprano Laura Whittenberger, will recite Edith Sitwell’s whimsical verses and Catarina Farreira will perform Walton’s dauntingly virtuosic solo cello part. Façade is scored for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, cello, and reciter.
In the program’s featured World Premiere, tentatively titled Trope, James Chu augments the Walton chamber ensemble with a violin to round out the instrumental/vocal octet. This new work is Chu’s artistic response to Façade and builds on his previous theatrical work at Princeton University and at the Peabody Conservatory. This marks the second collaboration between Chu and Whittenberger; Smith previously conducted Whittenberger in the Peabody Opera Theater‘s 2013 production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites.
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Carriage House Baltimore
2225 Hargrove Street (alley between N. Calvert and St. Paul) Baltimore, MD 21218
Admission is $0-15 (pay what you want) at symphno1.com
VIP admission by contributing to the orchestra’s crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter.
LATER THIS SPRING
May 8 & 9, 2015: Symphony Number One presents MOZART IN THE [urban] JUNGLE, featuring harpist Jordan Thomas and flutist Raoul Cho. The duo will be joining the orchestra for Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. The program will open with Anton Webern’s one and only Read the rest of this entry »
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Join American Composers Orchestra (ACO) for its 23rd annual Underwood New Music Readings and look behind the scenes at the process involved in bringing brand new orchestral music to life. The Readings will feature new, stylistically diverse music from seven composers at the early stages of their careers: Andy Akiho (Tarnished Mirrors), Melody Eötvös (Beetles, Dragons, and Dreamers), Robert Honstein (Rise), Jared Miller (Contrasted Perspectives – Two Surrealist Portraits), Kyle Rotolo (Apophis), Harry Stafylakis (Brittle Fracture), and Wang A-Mao (Characters in Theatre).
ACO Music Director George Manahan leads the Readings, along with mentor composers ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Robert Beaser, Olly Wilson, and Julia Wolfe. One composer will be chosen to receive a $15,000 commission to write a new piece for ACO to be premiered during the orchestra’s 2015-2016 season. In addition, audience members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces, and the composer chosen as the “Audience Choice” winner will be commissioned to compose an original mobile phone ringtone, available for everyone who votes.
FREE and open to the public. Part of the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL.
American Composers Orchestra’s 23rd Annual Underwood New Music Readings
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, NYC
Friday, June 6, 2014, 10am – Working Rehearsal
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 10am-4pm – Career Development Seminar
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:30pm – Run-Through
George Manahan, conductor
American Composers Orchestra
Andy Akiho: Tarnished Mirrors
Melody Eötvös: Beetles, Dragons, and Dreamers
Robert Honstein: Rise
Jared Miller: Contrasted Perspectives – Two Surrealist Portraits
Kyle Rotolo: Apophis
Harry Stafylakis: Brittle Fracture
Wang A-Mao: Characters in Theatre
ACO’s Underwood New Music Readings Ticket Information:
Admission to ACO’s Underwood New Music Readings is free, but reservations are required. The cost for the Career Development Seminar is $25, which includes lunch. Reservations for the Readings and the Seminar can be made at www.americancomposers.org/tickets.
Downtown’s best orchestra will be conducted by guest conductor Pierre Vallet of the Metropolitan Opera and joined by soloist David Heiss, principal cellist of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
Who: The Greenwich Village Orchestra, founded by local musicians in 1986, has captivated audiences and critics alike with world-class soloists and emotionally charged concerts for 26 years.
What: All-Tchaikovsky program—Symphony No. 6: Pathétique, Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, and Variations on a Rococo Theme.
Where: Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E. 15th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), Manhattan
When: Sunday, March 10 at 3pm
Ticket information: $15 suggested donation. Tickets may be purchased online at www.gvo.org or at the door on the day of the concert.
The Greenwich Village Orchestra’s annual Family Concert on January 13 is truly fun for the whole family—kids are invited to get up and march and even conduct the orchestra! Afterward, they can try out instruments at at the “Instrument Petting Zoo.” The best part: Kids get in FREE!
WHO: The Greenwich Village Orchestra, founded by local musicians in 1986, has captivated audiences and critics alike with world-class soloists and emotionally charged concerts for 26 years.
WHAT: Kid-friendly concert featuring lively music, including excerpts from Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Bizet’s “Carmen Suite.” The theme is “MUSIC CAN . . .” What can music do? It can do so much! It can make us want to dance, sing, march in a parade or conduct an orchestra. It can make us feel excited or quiet—and can even make people howl at the moon.
WHERE: NEW LOCATION! Old Stuyvesant Campus, 345 E. 15th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), Manhattan
WHEN: Sunday, January 13 at 3pm
TICKETS: Kids get in FREE. Suggested donation of $15 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at www.gvo.org or at the door on the day of the concert.
Don’t miss the 1st concert of the Greenwich Village Orchestra’s 2012/2013 season!
WHEN: Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3pm.
PROGRAM: Concert features Sibelius’s “Symphony No. 2,” Smetana’s “The Moldau,” and Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto” with violinist Aaron Boyd. Meet the musicians afterward at a free reception!
ABOUT THE ORCHESTRA: The Greenwich Village Orchestra, founded by local musicians in 1986, is YOUR neighborhood orchestra. We have captivated audiences and critics alike with world-class soloists and emotionally charged concerts for 26 years.
TICKET INFORMATION: All GVO concerts are by suggested donation of $15 ($10 for students/seniors). Tickets may be purchased online at www.gvo.org or at the door on the day of the concert.
On May 19, 2012 at 8 pm, the Garden State Philharmonic presents “Totally Tchaikovsky: the Sequel” at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey. On stage will be renowned pianist Craig Ketter. Mass transit to Lakewood is available via NJ Transit bus service from New York Port Authority, #137 or 139.
New York’s Nova Philharmonic presents an innovative program exploring the relationship between old and new with a performance of Joel Mandelbaum’s “The Past is Now.” This is underscored by the classical orchestra meeting a contemporary jazz quartet in a unique arrangement of “A Little Night Music.” Visionary maestro Dong-Hyun Kim conducts the orchestra who will face off against the Paul Joseph Quartet. Keeping with the jazz theme, violinist and composer Gregor Huebner will perform his “Concerto con Violin Latina” as well as his “Ground Zero.”
March 30th, 7:15pm for pre-concert lecture, concert begins at 8pm
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
152 W. 66th St., New York, NY 10023
(Lincoln Center area)
1 train at 66th St.-Lincoln Center
Mozart Meets Jazz: Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik plus jazz arrangement by Paul Joseph
Concerto con Violin Latina (Huebner)
Ground Zero (Huebner)
The Past is Now (Mandelbaum)
$20, $10 seniors/students http://www.classictic.com/NVP
Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: choral, classical, classical music, contemporary music, garden state philharmonic, lakewood, New Jersey, Orchestra, Schoenberg, Vocal Music
Garden State Philharmonic
Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 pm
at the Strand Theater, Lakewood NJ —
The Garden State Philharmonic Presents:
Schoenberg – Transfigured Night (Verklarte Nacht) along with Mozart – Divertimento & Requiem
Transit access from NYC via Bus No 136 towards Freehold Mall/Lakewood Express or #137
Call 732-255-0460 for tickets
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Anthony LaGruth – Artistic Director & Conductor
Allison Pohl – soprano
Lizbeth Jones – mezzo soprano
Kirk Doughrety – tenor
Daniel Klein – tenor
Garden State Philharmonic Masterworks Chorus
Choral Arts of Southern New Jersey
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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.
Friday, April 29th, at 92YTribeca
200 Hudson St, New York City
8PM pre-concert discussion with composers
The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) will perform seven new works, each exploring the innovative and infinite realm of ensemble electronic music.
The concert will feature laptops as musical instruments, augmented by wireless networks, multichannel speakers, live video for 3D glasses, hacked video game controllers, and much more. In this truly contemporary ensemble, each work highlights different sonic, conceptual and technological methods. It’s an event unlike any other new music concert.
PLOrk has specially commissioned composers who work at the intersection of music and technology, a place where almost any musical or performative idea can be realized. The concert will feature works by local composers Blake Carrington, Michael Early, Daniel Iglesia, Paula Matthusen, Jascha Narveson, Alex Ness, and Jeff Snyder. Please join PLOrk for a pre-concert talk with the composers before the show.
Founded in 2005 by Dan Trueman and Perry Cook, the ensemble has toured major venues in both NYC and abroad ,and received a major grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Performers who have worked with PLOrk include Zakir Hussain, Pauline Oliveros, Matmos, So Percussion, the American Composers Orchestra, Laurie Anderson and others.
Tickets are available online at 92YTribeca.org
More information on PLOrk at plork.cs.princeton.edu