Posts Tagged ‘Carnegie Hall’

10
Dec

ACO’s Monk’s Sphere at Carnegie Hall

“Meredith Monk’s music invites us into new worlds,” said Derek Bermel, the artistic director of the American Composers Orchestra, on Friday, November 21 at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. “The key word being ‘invite’; it doesn’t ‘push’ us, it invites us.” Bermel’s succinct summary of Monk’s music extended to the four other composers featured on the program, dedicated to the memory of violinist Mary Whitaker. All five works performed by the American Composers Orchestra as part of their evening labeled “Orchestra Underground: Monk’s Sphere” were rich, bright, and inviting. Each of these rich, bright worlds was different and startling.

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk

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1
Dec

This week: concerts in New York (December 1 – December 7, 2014)

John Stulz: Spectral Music for Viola

Composer Gyorgi Ligeti (photo credit: H.J. Kropp)

Composer Gyorgi Ligeti (photo credit: H.J. Kropp)

An evening of compositions exploring the contingency of composition and deconstructing the myth of the finished work. featuring compositions by Gyorgy Ligeti, Bruno Maderna, Horatiu Radulescu, and John Stulz.
Sunday, December 1 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Excelsis Percussion Quartet

The program will feature world premieres of pieces by Nadav Amir-Himmel, Avner Finberg, and Alex Nante as part of the joint call for scores between Excelsis and Bachovich Music Publications. The evening will also feature works by Paul Lansky, and original compositions and arrangements by friends and members of Excelsis.
Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM
The Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, New York, NY
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On Behalf of Nature | Next Wave Festival

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk returns to BAM with her nimble vocal ensemble to present this mesmerizing hymn to compassion.
Wednesday, December 3-6 at 7:30 PM, December 7 at 3 PM
Tickets $20-$40
BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY
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17
Nov

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

CONTACT!: John’s Playlist

John Adams - Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

John Adams – Photo by Margaretta Mitchell

John Adams curates and hosts an evening of contemporary chamber music. The program features works by Daniel Bjarnason, Ingram Marshall, Missy Mazzoli and a New York premiere by Timo Andres.
Monday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs, New York, NY
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MATA Jr.

Face the Music performs eight new student works composed for the MATA Jr. Festival as well as works by four MATA alumni (Tristan Perich, Missy Mazzoli, Taylor Brook, and Bryan Jacobs).
Monday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $30 (reserved seating), $20 general admission, $15 students
DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th St, New York, NY
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Ana Cervantes

Ana Cervantes will perform works from her recent commissioning/recording project Canto de la Monarca: Mujeres en México (Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico), which features new pieces by 16 composers from six different countries, inspired by important women in Mexican history.
Monday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20, Free for members
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
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Tangent: Exchange

Erik Carlson (ICE) and Chris Otto (JACK) perform the World Premiere of noted wandelweiser composer Michael Pisaro’s three hour duet Exchange.
Monday, November 17 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $12, $8 students/seniors/members
Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY
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A Centennial Tribute to Andrzej Panufnik

ACME - Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

ACME – Photo by Ryuhei Shindo

The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) celebrates the centennial of the iconic Polish composer Andrezj Panufnik, performing his String Quartet no. 2 Messages and Song to the Virgin Mary, a work originally for a cappella voices which the composer arranged for string sextet.
Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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20
Jun

Arvo Pärt’s Sonic Journeys at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall LogoIn the 11th century Guido of Arezzo, music theorist and monk, created a scale. He called the first bass line “gamma” and the first note “ut,” place markers in a system designed to facilitate sight-singing. Merged together, “gamma + ut” marked the lowest note of the scale, the G on the lowest line of the bass staff. “Gamma + ut” eventually became “gamut,” and, like a water ripple traveling away from its source, the word subsequently came to refer first to Guido’s entire scale system, then more generally a series of notes or any scale, then the full range of notes an instrument is capable of producing, and finally, through the centuries, arrived at its broadest meaning: “the whole scale, range, or compass of a thing.” (OED) I had coincidentally read this etymology the morning of the recent Arvo Pärt concert at Carnegie Hall, and, struck anew by favorites such as Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten and Te Deum, I found myself reconsidering his pieces in terms of slow, inexorable explorations of register, as almost metaphysical meditations on range.

Arvo Pärt - Photo by Peeter Langovits

Arvo Pärt – Photo by Peeter Langovits

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26
May

This week: concerts in New York (May 26 – June 1, 2014)

Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas

John Cage (Courtesy CalArts / Photo: Steven Gunther)

John Cage (Courtesy CalArts / Photo: Steven Gunther)

David Greilsammer, piano & prepared piano, performs music by Scarlatti and Cage.
Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Hauschka

Hauschka is the alias of German pianist composer Volker Bertelmann, who currently resides in Dusseldorf. Having studied classical piano for ten years, his work as Hauschka is based upon a playful exploration of the possibilities of the ‘prepared’ piano – a playfully disruptive intervention into the preconceived idea of the piano as a pure-toned, perfected instrument waiting for a gifted virtuoso to play on it.
Tuesday, May 27 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $20
Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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The Year of the Horse | Svjetlana Bukvich

Svjetlana Bukvich

Svjetlana Bukvich

The Year of the Horse electro-acoustic set by Bosnian-New Yorker Svjetlana Bukvich (minimoog, piano, voice) features four boundary-breaking compositions from EVOLUTION, her recent release on PARMA’s Big Round Records, and new work for vocals and electronics.
Tuesday, May 27 at 9 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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