Da Capo Chamber Players Perform a Potpourri of American Works Da Capo Chamber Players Merkin Concert Hall June 4, 2018 NEW YORK – Themed programs and portrait concerts are all the rage these days. As such, it is refreshing when an ensemble goes eclectic, presenting a diverse array of music. Such was theContinue reading “Da Capo Players at Merkin (Concert Review)”
On Friday, June 16th from 7:30 to 10 at the New York jazz venue Smalls, pianist Aaron Parks celebrates the release of Find the Way, his second release on ECM as a leader (and third overall). On 2013’s Arborescence, Parks appeared on the label as a solo artist, crafting improvisations in a live setting that were gently sculpted but nevertheless stirringContinue reading “Friday: Aaron Parks Trio at Smalls”
On Saturday March 25th at 8 PM, Locrian Chamber Players present a concert at their home base of operations, the performance space at Riverside Church. The program celebrates the legacy of Einojuhani Rautavaara (1928-2016) with two works: The Last Runo for flute and string quartet and the violin-piano duo Summer Thoughts. It also features New YorkContinue reading “Locrian Players Celebrate Rautavaara”
Pianist Jenny Q. Chai is a versatile artist. Her repertoire includes works by contemporary Europeans such as Phillipe Manoury and Marco Stroppa (her dissertation topic), and she recently recorded an excellent portrait CD on Naxos of music by Nils Vigeland. She also performs standard repertoire, such as Robert Schumann and Claude Debussy. On January 10,Continue reading “1/10: Jenny Q. Chai at LPR (Concert Preview)”
Composer Margaret Brouwer’s Blue Streak Ensemble visits New York on Sunday and Monday with a free concert in Brooklyn and a modestly priced one in Manhattan. Good new music ensembles have a programming ethos. Brouwer’s curation is decidedly eclectic encompassing, on one end of the spectrum, some of the more intricate lieder by Johannes Brahms and,Continue reading “Blue Streak Ensemble Visits New York”
On Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 PM, violinist Sarah Plum plays a concert at Spectrum (121 Ludlow Street, NYC). Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at the door. Plum, a new music specialist, has two CDs coming out on July 14th, both on the Blue Griffin imprint. On the first,Continue reading “Thursday: Sarah Plum at Spectrum”
Locrian Chamber Players concert will give a concert next Thursday (May 29) at 8PM in Riverside Church, 10th floor performance space. The concert is free. . The program: George Crumb–“Sun and Shadow,” for mezzo-soprano and amplified piano Harrison Birtwistle–“Lied,” for cello and piano Nils Vigeland–“Capriccio,” for flute, glockenspiel, cello and harpsichord (world premiere) Justin Merritt–“AContinue reading “5/29 – Locrian Chamber Players Concert”
League/ISCM presents: loadbang “Alphabetical Ashbery” Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 PMDiMenna Center for Classical Music – Mary Flagler Cary Hall Charles Wuorinen – Alphabetical Ashbery (NYC Premiere) Rob Deemer – New Work (World Premiere) Ryan Francis – New Work (World Premiere) Alexandre Lunsqui – Guttural I, II, and III (2010) Christian Carey – Prayer (2011) Evan Johnson – my pouert and goyngContinue reading “Saturday: loadbang in NYC”
Cheering for the “home team.” My friends in C4, the composer-conductor choral ensemble, give concerts on next Thursday and Saturday.
If you are in Boston and can get to a lunchtime concert at King’s Chapel, Carson Cooman is poised to play the heck out of my “Chanson Variations” on Tuesday at noon. Hope to see some friends there!