Posts Tagged ‘Carnegie Hall’

31
Mar

This week: concerts in New York (March 31 – April 6, 2014)

Musica Sacra and Kent Tritle present Meredith Monk and the NY Premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s amass

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk along with Katie Geissinger will present Nightfall, written for Musica Sacra and performed in concert for the first time by the chorus. Selections from ATLAS, Part III: Invisible Light and Facing North will also be performed. The New York Premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s amass will be presented on the second half of the program. Traditional texts from the Roman Catholic mass provide the framework for the composition, along with poetry from Saint John of the Cross, medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, and Eastern texts from the Hindu poet Tukaram.
Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30-$50
Alice Tully Hall, Adrienne Arsht Stage, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY
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Pop-Up Concerts | Tony Arnold and Jacob Greenberg

Harawi, a 12-part song cycle, is the first part of Olivier Messiaen’s “Tristan Trilogy,” a series in which he explores the themes of love and death, particularly in relation to the myth of Tristan and Isolde. The French composer is revered as one of the pioneers of modern music and serialism, and was a longtime professor at the Paris Conservatoire, where his pupils included Boulez and Stockhausen.
Tuesday, April 1 at 6 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Cypress String Quartet

Cypress String Quartet - Photo by Gregory Goode

Cypress String Quartet – Photo by Gregory Goode

Cypress String Quartet performs works by Dvořák, Tsontakis, and Schubert.
Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30-$35
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs, New York, NY
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17
Mar

This week: concerts in New York (March 17 – March 23, 2014)

A Tribute To Robert Ashley

Robert-Ashley

With the sudden passing of Robert Ashley, Dorian Wallace’s The Free Sound Ahn-somble presents a tribute to the master composer.
Tuesday, March 18 at 9 PM
Tickets $12
SOMETHIN’ Jazz Club, 212 E 52nd St, New York, NY
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Tentative Armor

Dixon Place is presenting the premiere of Michael Harren’s new solo work, Tentative Armor. Equal parts music and monologue, Tentative Armor is a darkly comedic collection of the performer’s first­-person stories of grief, sexuality and self-­discovery.
Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 at the door, $12 advance, $10 students/seniors
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY
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Timo Andres, Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens, & Nathan Koci | Ecstatic Music Festival

Timothy Andres - Photo by Jonathan Waiter

Timothy Andres – Photo by Jonathan Waiter

Timo Andres offers a new song cycle specifically created for fellow rising-star composers and multi-instrumentalists Gabriel Kahane, Ted Hearne, Becca Stevens and Nathan Koci. A multi-movement work inspired by old fashioned American parlor songs, Andres has invented his own set of “work songs” set to texts having to do with facets of professions, jobs and labor. The song arrangements are tailored to the unique strengths of the group, with the singers joining in on guitars, keyboards, accordion and banjo. The program will also include individual work by each of the other gifted composers in the collective, all arranged for the quintet to perform together.
Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, New York, NY
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10
Mar

This week: concerts in New York (March 10 – March 16, 2014)

Benjamin Hochman

Benjamin Hochman

Benjamin Hochman

The recital includes the world premiere of Frederic Variations by Tamar Muskal and additional works selected demonstrate Mr. Hochman’s passion for the compositional technique and championship of contemporary composers.
Monday, March 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Jay Campbell

Cellist Jay Campbell is the first-prize winner of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. His eclectic musical interests and diverse repertoire have led to collaborations with musicians ranging from Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, and David Lang to members of Radiohead and Einstürzende Neubauten. Recent highlights include his New York Philharmonic debut at Avery Fisher Hall in “Silk Road Encounters” from Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Concerto and a concerto with the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. Jay has premiered nearly one hundred new works, including concertos by Chris Rogerson and David Lang.
Monday, March 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20
Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY
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3
Mar

This week: concerts in New York (March 3 – March 9, 2014)

Orli Shaham

Orli Shaham

Orli Shaham

Pianist Orli Shaham and friends present a concert in celebration of the release of her new CD, American Grace, featuring works by Steven Mackey and John Adams.
Monday, March 3 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20-$35
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs, New York, NY
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An Evening of New Music by Michael Linton

French bass-baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer makes his New York debut in the premiere of Carmina Catulli, a 17-movement song cycle on the poems of Catullus. Tenor H. Stephen Smith, who recently performed in Carmen with the Folkoperan at BAM, premieres Seven Franchetti Songs, settings of poetry by the Italian-American polymath Cody Franchetti. Both works are by composer Michael Linton. Because the poems of Catullus deal with issues of sex in a frank manner, some members of the public might find them objectionable.
Monday, March 3 at 8 PM
Tickets $35
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY
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Harrison Birtwistle: 80th Birthday Celebration

The New York New Music Ensemble (NYNME) will highlight the chamber music of Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle in a concert at New York’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music. This event—an 80th birthday celebration—will feature three US premieres, as well as several other acclaimed works. Performing on the concert are NYNME members Daniel Druckman (percussion), Stephen Gosling (piano), Christopher Finckel (cello), Linda Quan (violin), and Jean Kopperud (clarinet), alongside a number of guest artists including conductor Oliver Hagen, flutist Sooyun Kim, clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, violinist Deborah Wong, violist Lois Martin, and harpist Bridget Kibbey.
Monday, March 3 at 8 PM
Tickets $20, $10 students
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Mary Flagler Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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28
Feb

American Composers Orchestra’s Lines on a Point at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall LogoWhile the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (or ASCAP to its friends), has been wrapped up in its hundredth birthday celebration this year, it has essentially been business as usual in assisting the professionals itemized in its familiar acronym make a living doing what they love and seeing that our evolving culture continues to understand and cherish its value. The concert in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on Thursday, February 20 offered an excellent balance of the birthday fun and the very essence of ASCAP’s mission with a collaboration between Orchestra Underground, an ongoing project of the American Composers Orchestra, and Philadelphia’s choral virtuosos The Crossing. Featuring two world premieres commissioned by the orchestra and two New York premieres, the program juxtaposed emerging, young composers Ted Hearne, Lisa Renée Coons and Amy Beth Kirsten alongside new and known works by established masters David Lang and Steve Reich. Even better, four of the five featured composers were in attendance, illuminating the fact that in this esoteric field, composers are people, too.

ACO - Photo by Christopher Smith

ACO – Photo by Christopher Smith

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17
Feb

This week: concerts in New York (February 17 – February 23, 2014)

Neil Rolnick – Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand | Vicky Chow, Kathleen Supové & Bob Gluck

Pianist Vicky Chow )photo credit: bangonacan.org)

Pianist Vicky Chow (photo credit: bangonacan.org)

Neil Rolnick presents three recent large-scale works for piano and computer. Featuring the world premiere of Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, which was commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for pianist Vicky Chow, this concert also includes Kathleen Supové performing Digits (2005) and Bob Gluck on Faith (2009) with Rolnick joining the pianists on all three works.
Monday, February 17 at 8 PM
Tickets $20, $15 Members/Students/Seniors, FREE for All Access Members
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Red, Black, And Green Revolutionary Eco-Music Big Band

Suffering from the final stages of terminal cancer, Fred Ho presents what will likely be his final public work with the Red, Black and Green Eco­Music Big Band. In honor of Black history month, the band will perform the work of legendary composer Cal Massey, writer of the long­lost jazz opus The Black Liberation Movement Suite (1969). Mr. Ho will also present his final long form work, co­written with his conductor Marie Incontrera, The Revolutionary Gardens of Harlem Suite: A Tribute to Clifford Thornton. In the tradition of all of Fred Ho’s dramatic musical works, questions of power and politics guide the music. The concert aims to tie the politics of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements to the burning question of our times: the fate of the planetary ecology in light of rising sea levels, species extinctions and genetically modified food systems. How can the example set by the selfless and dignified activists of the Black Liberation struggle guide the flame of the fight for a livable planet today?
Tuesday, February 18 at 7 PM
Tickets $20, $10 students
Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave., New York, NY
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Aeolus Quartet: Appalachian Portraits | Ear Heart Music

Aeolus Quartet - Photo by Nathan Russell

Aeolus Quartet – Photo by Nathan Russell

This diverse program centered on American folk music begins with the immediately engaging, blues-inspired string quartet Black Bend by Dan Visconti, and continues with Alexandra Bryant‘s hauntingly beautiful Lady Isabelle Was That Kind of Woman. The first half of the program concludes with Louis Andriessen‘s Facing Death, a fast-paced, visceral masterwork from 1990 which takes Charlie Parker’s bebop riffs and manipulates them in a myriad of ways. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Andriessen’s birth. The second half of the program includes the music of Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, one of the earliest composers to seamlessly integrate authentic folk styles into art music. Bartok’s sixth and final quartet, premiered at the Town Hall in New York in 1941, explores sounds ranging from the bizarre and ironic to the most intimate and personal writing of his output. The evening closes with the companion piece of Lady Isabelle, Steven Snowden‘s Appalachian Polaroids, a work originally inspired by a set of Shelby Lee Adams’ gritty portraits. This innovative piece directly incorporates the sounds of the Appalachian folk tradition through an integrated 1976 field recording of the song Black is the Color. For the first time, the field recording and live performance will be merged onstage with a collection of Adam’s portraits, to stunning effect.
Tuesday, February 18 at 8 PM
Tickets $20, $15 Members/Students/Seniors, FREE for All Access Members
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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