Old Westbury, NY – 05/06/17 – Old Westbury Gardens – Poetica Musica

Who Poetica Musica When Saturday, May 6, 2017 8:00pm – Where Old Westbury Gardens (map) 71 Old Westbury Road Old Westbury, NY 11568 Other InfoPoetica Musica plays American Music Eleanor Valkenburg, soprano Oren Fader, guitar Barry Crawford, flute Molly Morkowski, piano

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New York, NY – 05/01/17 – Thalia Theater at Symphony Space – 2017 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival:

Who 2017 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival: When Monday, May 1, 2017 7:30pm – Where Thalia Theater at Symphony Space (map) 2537 Broadway at 95th Street New York, NY 10025-6990 Other Info Victoria Bond’s CUTTING EDGE CONCERTS New Music Festival 20th Season Monday, May 1 the Cygnus Ensemble performs “Offbeat Operas” by William Anderson, Frank Brickle, and Victoria Bond.

Works by living composers – all of whom will be in attendance

The music world commemorates 20 seasons of Cutting Edge Concerts with an article in NewMusicBox and radio features on WWFM and WKCR
“The Cygnus Ensemble has long distinguished itself as one of New York’s finest new-music ensembles.” – Fanfare Magazine
On Monday, May 1 at 7:30 PM, New York’s own Cygnus Ensemble performs a program of “Offbeat Operas” by composers William Anderson, Frank Brickle, and the world premiere of Victoria Bond’s Sirens in the final concert of the 2017 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. The concert is at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of show, available at symphonyspace.org or by calling (212) 864-5400.

Cygnus founder, guitarist and composer William Anderson’s Eight Rhythms, Settings is based on a set of poems by Djuna Barnes from 1915. Anderson’s work utilizes many kinds of contemporary idioms– indie rock, Simon & Garfunkel, and a bit of minimalism as well. Le Testament de Villon by Frank Brickle is based on an incomplete work by George Antheil (with libretto by Ezra Pound), which in turn is based on text by the medieval French poet Francois Villon. Brickle reimagines and reinterprets the work of Pound and Antheil, condensing both the text and the orchestration, creating a new, pocket-size version of the drama. The performance is a New York City premiere. Victoria Bond’s Sirens is inspired by Episode 11 of James Joyce’s Ulysses. This episode, along with the overall theme of Joyce’s Ulysses, is about an outsider who is scorned and reviled. He is also an “everyman” who feels apart and alone in the midst of a world that has no use for him.

Cygnus Ensemble is joined by a cast of singers including sopranos Jessica Fishenfeld and Elizabeth Farnum, mezzo-soprano Marisan Corsino, tenor Scott Joiner, and baritone Jonathan Hare.

Picture of Composer Victoria Bond
Victoria Bond

Over the course of its 20 seasons, Cutting Edge Concerts has presented 294 new works by 183 composers on 62 concerts. Each program highlights the music of living composers, all of whom attend the concert. Along with performances by world-class ensembles and soloists, each program features on-stage discussions between host Victoria Bond and the composers.

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival’s twentieth season takes place at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street on the upper west side of Manhattan). Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 day of show, available at the Symphony Space box office or at (212) 864-5400.
Calendar Listing
Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival Presents: “Offbeat Operas”

The Cygnus Ensemble
with
sopranos Jessica Fishenfeld and Elizabeth Farnum, mezzo-soprano Marisan Corsino, tenor Scott Joiner, and baritone Jonathan Hare

Jessica Fishenfeld

Elizabeth Farnum

Marisan Corsino

Scott Joiner

Jonathan Hare
Monday, May 1, 2017
7:30 pm

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at
Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York City
Tel: (212) 864-5400

Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 day of show.

PROGRAM:
William Anderson/Djuna Barnes – Eight Rhythms, Settings
Frank Brickle/Ezra Pound – Le Testamente de Villon
Victoria Bond/James Joyce – Sirens

All of the composers will be in attendance and will briefly discuss their work.
Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond
Artistic Director
Composer and conductor Victoria Bond is a prominent figure in classical music. Her compositions have been praised by the New York Times as “powerful, stylistically varied and technically demanding,” and her conducting has been called “impassioned” by the Wall Street Journal and “full of energy and fervor” by the New York Times. Bond’s music has been performed by the New York City Opera, Dallas Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and members of the Chicago Symphony, among many others. She has been conducting Chamber Opera Chicago since 2004, and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, now in its 20th season. In addition to her talents as a composer and conductor, Ms. Bond is a sought-after lecturer. She regularly gives pre-concert talks for the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, and was a frequent lecturer before New York Philharmonic concerts.

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Los Angeles, CA – 04/24/17 – Coburn School, Zipper Hall – Talea Ensemble: Georges Aperghis: Happy End

Who Talea Ensemble: Georges Aperghis: Happy End When Monday, April 24, 2017 8:00pm – Where Coburn School, Zipper Hall (map) 200 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Other InfoGeorges Aperghis: Happy End (2007) Animated feature film: Hans Op de Beeck, Bruno Hardt, Klaas Verpoest Computer Music Production: Sebastien Roux Conductor: James Baker

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New York, NY – 04/22/17 – Goddard Riverside, Bernie Wohl Center – Composers Concordance- Generations VII – United States

Who Composers Concordance- Generations VII When Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:30pm – Where Goddard Riverside, Bernie Wohl Center (map) 647 Columbus Ave ​ New York, NY, United States 10024 Other Info– Generations VII – ​ Composition Competition ​ Composers: Sean Hickey, Melissa Grey, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, IgorVorobyov, Hans Rotman, Faye Ellen Silverman, Craig Pallett
others TBA

Performers:
Oren Fader, Greg Baker, Jay Kauffman, Nadav Lev – guitars
Mary Rowell – violin, Justin Kantor – cello

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Newton Centre, MA – 04/16/17 – Wilson Chapel – Walden Chamber Players: Manha de Carnaval! A Feast of Brazilian Music

Who Walden Chamber Players: Manha de Carnaval! A Feast of Brazilian Music When Sunday, April 16, 2017 4:00pm – Where Wilson Chapel (map) 210 Herrick Road Manha de Carnaval! A Feast of Brazilian Music Gomes: Sonata for String Quartet Villa-Lobos: Prelude No.2 Villa-Lobos: Two Floresta Songs Jobim/Chopin/Moreira: Popular Songs Villa-Lobos: Two Choros for violin and cello
Baden-Powell: Samba em Preludio
Villa-Lobos: Bachiannas Brazilieras No. 5
Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No 1
Clarice Assad: Bluezilian

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Other InfoManha de Carnaval! A Feast of Brazilian Music

Gomes: Sonata for String Quartet
Villa-Lobos: Prelude No.2
Villa-Lobos: Two Floresta Songs
Jobim/Chopin/Moreira: Popular Songs
Villa-Lobos: Two Choros for violin and cello
Baden-Powell: Samba em Preludio
Villa-Lobos: Bachiannas Brazilieras No. 5
Villa-Lobos: String Quartet No 1
Clarice Assad: Bluezilian

Ticket Info: $20 adults, $10 students, Children under 12 free. Tickets available at the door or online.
For more info: (617) 871-9WCP or info@waldenchamberplayers.org

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New York, NY – 03/27/17 – Center for Jewish History – Music of David Glaser

Who Music of David Glaser When Monday, March 27, 2017 7:30pm – Where Center for Jewish History (map) 15 West 16th Street. New York, NY 10011 Other InfoOren Fader premieres David Glaser’s Concertino No. 1 for guitar And Chamber Orchestra. James Baker, Conductor

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Brooklyn,, NY – 03/26/17 – National Sawdust – Music of Harold Meltzer

Who Music of Harold Meltzer When Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:00pm – Where National Sawdust (map) 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn,, NY 11249

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New York, NY – 03/24/17 – Private Venue – Soft Series- Bowers Fader Duo

Who Soft Series- Bowers Fader Duo When Friday, March 24, 2017 8:00pm – Where Private Venue (map) Central Park West New York, NY Other InfoBowers Fader voice and guitar duo perform works by Paul Salerni, Melissa Grey, David Claman, Erin Rogers, Ana Milosavljevic, and Hilary Purrington.

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Boston, MA – 03/22/17 – Jordan Hall- New England Conservatory – Music of Yehudi Wyner

Who Music of Yehudi Wyner When Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:00pm – Where Jordan Hall- New England Conservatory (map) 30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115

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NEW YORK, NY – 03/13/17 – Tenri Cultural Institute – Music from US, Canada & Mexico

Who Music from US, Canada & Mexico When Monday, March 13, 2017 8:00pm – Where Tenri Cultural Institute (map) 43A WEST 13TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10011 Other InfoMusic from US, Canada & Mexico featuring the premiere of Charles Wuorinen’s “Electric Quartet” William Anderson, John Chang, Oren Fader, Dan Lippel, electric guitars Other works include:
Emil Awad Sonatina
Emil Awad Fouad
Jose Saldaña Homenaje a Joe Pass
Stephen Chapman Song for soprano & piano
Robert Pollock Romance-Fantasy for piano and guitar

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Vancouver – 03/11/17 – The Annex – Talea Ensemble Vancouver New Music – Canada

Who Talea Ensemble Vancouver New Music When Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:00pm – Where The Annex (map) 823 Seymour Street Vancouver, Canada Other InfoStefan Maier: New Work (2017) Fausto Romitelli: Trash TV Trance (2002) Olga Neuwirth: spazio elastico (2005) Pierluigi Billone: Ebe und Anders (2014) Oren Fader, electric guitar Jeffrey Means, conductor

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NEW YORK, NY – 02/03/17 – Tenri Cultural Institute – Music of Paul Salerni- CD release concert

Who Music of Paul Salerni- CD release concert When Friday, February 3, 2017 8:00pm – Where Tenri Cultural Institute (map) 43A WEST 13TH STREET NEW YORK, NY 10011

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