Saxophonist William Perconti will release a new CD recording of works for solo saxophone on Albany Records, Nov. 1st. This recording, SINGLE REED, includes the mainstream family of saxophones -- soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones in a wide variety of classical styles, ranging from tradition tonal music to 12-tone abstraction. Works by Allan Blank, Leo Kraft, Benjamin Britten, Warren Benson, and others, are featured.
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Under the direction of J. B. Smith and Simone Mancuso, students from the ASU School of Music’s Percussion Area showcase masterworks from the ensemble repertoire, on December 4th, 2014. Alive (2014) by David Liptak, for 6 percussionists will be performed at the Evelyn Smith Theatre at ASU.
Alive is a composition for percussion sextet, and it is scored for three marimbas, two vibraphones, chimes, and xylophone. Composed in 2013, it was written for Michael Burritt and percussion students at the Eastman School of Music. This five-minute work displays a controlled energy; the music for marimbas and xylophone is
Keyed Up Music Project Presents Celebrating George Crumb at 85. George Crumb's music explores a diverse range of idioms, always from a profoundly unique vantage point. With every work, Crumb redefines the technical possibilities of the instrument, creating new sonic universes that are deeply mystical and memorable. His honors include both Grammy and Pulitzer Prizes.
The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Matthew Greenbaum, Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe, and William Anderson. Featured artists include JACK Quartet, pianist Steven Beck, Vox n Plux, violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell.
When & where
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7pm
The Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (118th Street)
TENTH INTERVENTION presents:
Subversion: Music about Conflicts, Politics and War
featuring works by David T. Little, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Dorian Wallace, and
338 w. 23rd st, NYC 10011
$15 general admission, $10 in advance,
free with military ID
Purchase tickets here
X+N is a new c)i series coproduced with SpectrumNYC that combines the solo virtuosity of counter)induction players with seminal works from the history of electronic music. Each performer selects his or her own solo repertoire that best counterpoints the electronic works on the concert. This week features pianist Ning Yu, and the electronic music of Vladimir Ussachevsky.
Ning Yu + Ussachevsky program:
Solo piano works: Beethoven, Chin, Chopin, Crumb, Murail
Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
:: ACME ::
The Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
at Arizona State University
Simone Mancuso, Director
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Katzin Concert Hall (Location link)
Arizona State University School of Music
50 Gammage Parkway, Tempe, AZ
New music of Martin Boykan, Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, David Froom, Tom Flaherty, Karl Kroeger, Daniel Perlongo, Phillip Rhodes, Jody Rockmaker, and Beth Wiemann.
White Witch, a new contemporary opera for voice and percussion, is a tale of lust, murder and retribution based on the 19th century Jamaican legend of Annie Palmer, an English plantation owner notoriously known as The White Witch of Rose Hall, who uses her power of voodoo to kill three husbands, slave lovers and even a young rival to satisfy her insatiable sexual appetite.