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Jazz pianist and composer Danny Fox is joined by his trio – bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman for a midnight show at Iridium Jazz Club as part of their Emerging Artist Series on Friday, March 5, 2010. Iridium is located at 1650 Broadway in New York. Price is $10.
The Danny Fox Trio was formed in the fall of 2008 as a vehicle for Danny’s original music. Through regular rehearsals and performances, the band has forged a strong musical identity that continues to evolve. They have performed around the New York City area at venues such as Smalls Jazz Club and Rockwood Music Hall, and have held weekly residencies at both the 92nd Street Y Tribeca and Caffe Vivaldi. The group recently toured the Northeast and will embark on a Midwest tour in the spring of 2010.
The Danny Fox Trio is about to release their first CD which will feature original, eclectic, intricate compositions with dynamic group interplay and interaction. Almost a mix between a jazz trio, a chamber ensemble, and a rock group, this trio has developed a unique sound that departs from traditional jazz piano format and uses the roles of the instruments creatively.
Composer Danny Fox’s music draws from wide influences. His compositions and improvisation are inspired by diverse elements: the quirky rhythms of a Monk tune, the dark harmonies of a Scriabin Etude or the ethereal chords of Messiaen; the funkiness of a Motown bassline, the catchiness of a Beatles tune, or the rich harmony of Duke Ellington.
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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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Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: chamber music, clarinet, Jon Manasse, Krenek, Music of the Spheres, New York, piano, Stephanie Chase, violin, Webern, William Wolfram
Music of the Spheres Society
“Sound Travels Through Vienna”
Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street (between Broadway and Columbus)
New York, NY 10023
Admission at door: $30, $15 senior/student, requested contribution. Cash or check only.
Krenek: Sonata No. 2 for violin solo (1948)
Kreisler: Caprice Viennois (1910)
Webern: Four Pieces for violin and piano (1910)
Brahms: Sonata for clarinet and piano, Op. 120 in F Minor(1894)
Schubert: KlavierstÃ¼cke No. 1, D 946 (1828)
Mozart: Sonata in A Major for piano and violin, K305 (1778)
Stephanie Chase, violin
Jon Manasse, clarinet
William Wolfram, piano
Through much of its history, Vienna has served as a music capitol – the Vienna Boys’ Choir dates back to 1498! – and home to many of classical music’s most influential and innovative composers. This concert is a journey through the music of six composers with pivotal ties to this city, starting in the mid-20th century and ending in the 1770’s.
Our listening tour begins with the Sonata No. 2 for Violin Solo, Op. 115 by Ernst Krenek, which he composed shortly after moving to the United States. A student of Franz Shreker – first in Vienna and then in Berlin – Krenek was later influenced by the music of Schoenberg, Webern and Berg, and after about 1933 he composed principally in the 12-tone system.We then travel back a few decades to 1910, where we encounter both the Caprice Viennois by Fritz Kreisler and Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 7 by Anton Webern. Composed a mere sixteen years earlier (1894), the majestic Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 by Johannes Brahms forms the heart of the concert, followed by the mercurial KlavierstÃ¼cke No. 1 (D 946) by Franz Schubert, which dates from 1828. The journey then ends with the delightful Sonata in A Major, K. 305 for piano and violin, composed in 1778 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
STEPHANIE CHASE played with “elegance, dexterity, rhythmic vitality and great imagination” – Boston Globe
“And there was a heavenly moment when clarinetist JON MANASSE fluttered above the duet like a cherub tumbling in the clouds of a Mannerist painting.”, Milwaukee Journal
“Pianist WILLIAM WOLFRAM combined elegance and clarity in his playing, with the virile, propulsive energy and mercurial shifts of mood needed to make this music come to life.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m. by Styra Avins, included in admission:
“I drink my wine where Beethoven drank his!”: Johannes Brahms in Vienna
Styra Avins is a cellist, musicologist, and the author of Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters (Oxford University Press).
Now in our ninth year, the Music of the Spheres Society is “dedicated to exploring the links between music, philosophy and the sciences” (The New Yorker) through our innovative concerts and and pre-concert talks.
For more information, please visit www.musicofthespheres.org
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Existential 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
. The concert will feature the performing talents of clarinetist Mark Dover
, soprano Claire DiVizio
, and violinist ZoÃ« 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.
Tuesday March 2, 2010 8 PM
WMP Concert Hall
31-33 East 28th Street
New York, NY
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 8 PM
Ethical Society of Philadelphia
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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.â€¨â€¨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 http://www.bronxartsensemble.org 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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& Max Lifchitz
will participate in the
Latin American Piano Festival
World Financial Center
Three World Financial Center
200 Vesey Street
New York, New York 10281-1021
November 9 (Monday) 12 – 2 PM
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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
Interpretations Online: www.interpretations.info
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 www.roulette.org
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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.
JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
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