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brickwall-1-1.jpg picture by pianist4486Existential Pilot New Music Collective is presenting two concerts of contemporary chamber music by composers William Zuckerman, Ezra Donner, and Jonathan Lubin on March 2-3 in New York City and Philadelphia. The concert will feature the performing talents of clarinetist Mark Dover, soprano Claire DiVizio, and violinist Zoë Aqua, as well as the featured composers.

The program represents an eclectic range of stylistic and literary influences, from traditional Jewish and American vernacular music, to avant-garde electronic music, to works inspired by the popular South Park television series.

Existential Pilot is a new music collective started by students and alumni of the University of Michigan, dedicated to the performance of dynamic and relevant contemporary music. The group is particularly committed to showcasing the talents of young and emerging composers and performers.

Tickets are $7 pre-sale and $9 at the door.  To reserve yours, please click on the links below.

Concert I
Tuesday March 2, 2010 8 PM
WMP Concert Hall
31-33 East 28th Street
New York, NY 
Concert II
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 8 PM
Ethical Society of Philadelphia
1906 Rittenhouse Square
For more information please visit

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Stewart Goodyear

Stewart Goodyear

Pianist Stewart Goodyear and saxophonist Christopher Sacco headline the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s chamber music concert on Sunday, January 24 at 3 pm at 5000 Goodridge Avenue in the Bronx. The program will include the world premiere of Mr. Goodyear’s composition entitled “Dogged by Hellhounds” and Johannes Somary’s world premiere of “Dreamscape for Bassoon and Piano”. The concert will also feature saxophonist Christopher Sacco, a student at Celia Cruz High School in the Bronx and the co-winner of BAE’s Young Bronx Artist Competition. Tickets to the January 24 concert are $25 ($10 for students) and include an intermission reception to meet the artists.

Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, STEWART GOODYEAR, is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres, concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Stewart has been noted for his innovation and is one of the rare classical musicians to always improvise his cadenzas when performing concertos from the classical period. He has been repeatedly praised for both the inspiring individuality and appreciation of the composer’s own style that he clearly conveys in every performance.

Stewart has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. He has appeared in recitals in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Bad Kissingen, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and he has performed with the Festivals of Caramoor, Santa Fe, and Ravinia.

A native of Toronto, Stewart holds a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School of Music.

Now in his forty-fifth year as Music Director and Founder of AmorArtis, JOHANNES SOMARY has achieved a prominent international career. He has conducted such ensembles as the English Chamber Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, and London’s Royal Philharmonic. He has participated in many international festivals including those in Sion, Dubrovnik, Madeira, Israel, and Greece.

He has worked with such renowned singers as Elly Ameling, Sheila Armstrong, Maureen Forrester, Ernst Haeflinger, Benjamin Luxon, Felicity Palmer, and John Shirley-Quirk, and with such well-known instrumentalists as David Bar-Illan, Garrick Ohlsson, Aaron Rosand, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Maestro Somary’s discography claims over fifty recordings, including four Stereo Review Record-of-the-Year Awards.

Born in Switzerland, Johannes Somary is active as an organist, and has received critical acclaim for his recent recordings of Handel organ concertos.

Saxophonist CHRISTOPHER SACCO is a student of David deJesus, and attends the Bloomingdale House of Music. He has performed in recitals and band concerts at Celia Cruz High School and Bloomingdale, and is a member of the Westchester Community Band and Lehman College and Community Band.

For complete concert listings or more info, please visit or call 718.601.7399.

About the Bronx Arts Ensemble

The Bronx’s premier music performance ensemble serving the borough since 1972, the Bronx Arts Ensemble is a not-for-profit organization enriching the cultural environment of the Bronx with a year-round schedule of concerts, special programs for families and a full music and arts-in-education program for schools.

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Allison Brewster,
Octavio Brunetti,
Polly Ferman,
Carlos Franzetti
&  Max Lifchitz

will participate in the

Latin American Piano Festival

World Financial Center
Winter Garden
Three World Financial Center
200 Vesey Street
New York, New York 10281-1021

November 9 (Monday) 12 – 2 PM

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Interpretations Presents:

Daan Vandewalle: Piano Works of  Gordon Mumma,

Alvin Curran, & Contemporary Belgian Composers

Thursday, October 15, 2009

8PM at Roulette

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

Daan Vandewalle brings a keen awareness of architecture and an incisive touch that enables him to express episodes of delicacy, buoyancy, lyrical flow, hard-edged abstraction, dancelike movement, and spirituality., Art Lange, Fanfare

The 21st Season of Thomas Buckner’s innovative series of new music continues on October 15, 2009, with dynamic Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle performing selections from his recent recording of piano works by pioneering composer Gordon Mumma dating from 1960-2001. Also featured are works by American Composer Alvin Curran, and a handful of contemporary works by Belgian composers, including leading postwar Belgian composer Karel Goeyvaerts (1923-1993), emerging Flemish composer Thomas Smetryns, the extremely prolific and unusual composer Boudewijn Buckinx.


Unsentimental nostalgia, capacious in feeling but iron-beamed, imbued equally with a sense of wonder and of hard curiosity.,Brian Olewnick, The Squid’s Ear

Daan Vandewalle enjoys an international reputation as new music specialist,with a strong focus on 20th and 21th century american piano music. He studied at the Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium, with Claude Coppens, and at Mills College, California, with Alvin Curran. His programs are often highly unusual both on a technical or intellectual level, often combining the classical repertoire such as Mussorgski and Chopin with premieres of new works written especially for him by composers including Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, and Fredrick Rzewski.

For more information on Interpretations:

Office Phone:                                     212-627-0990

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For more information on Roulette:

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

General admission: $15

($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)

For reservations, call 212-219-8242 or visit

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Saturday, September 19, 2009, 2 pm * free!

Antares Boyle and Rory Cowal will present a recital of music by contemporary Japanese and Japanese-American composers. This program of works for flute and piano celebrates the diversity of cultural influences in today’s classical music. Featured on the program will be the world premiere of a newly-commissioned work by Ryan Tanaka.

369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

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