Elliott Schwartz, Beth Wiemann, Greg Hall, Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, and many others at Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, April 25-27

Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

The Portland Conservatory of Music in Portland, Maine, is proud to present the 6th Annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival from April 25-27, 2014 at 202 Woodford Street and at Mayo Street Arts. Featured guest composer will be Dennis Báthory-Kitsz from Vermont.  Many other composers -- including Bill Matthews, Dan Sonenberg, Mark Tipton, Timothy Burns, Gia Comoli, Harold Stover, Joshua DeScherer, Beth Wiemann, Gregory Hall, Peter McLaughlin and Gay Pearson -- will have music performances at the festival. Two new works by Elliott Schwartz will be performed. On Friday (the 25th of April) Schwartz's  "Quartet for Horns," will be performed by USM's Timothy Burns and his colleagues. On Saturday the 26th, pianist Katie Cushing, aided by Mikyo Butler, will perform "Memorabilia" for piano and assistant(s).

Jan Gilbert's Poem of the Innocent premiere - Minneapolis - May 4th

Date: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10:30am

Issa HigiroIssa HigiroPoem of the Innocent by Minneapolis composer Jan Gilbert  is a new work commissioned by the Charles Sigmund Fund of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis for Chorus and Chamber Orchestra.  This work is dedicated to Issa Higiro and his peace building efforts in Rwanda following the 1994 Genocide. 

The composer commissioned texts from a women's youth group in Kigali, Rwanda who wrote about their experiences and memories of growing up during and after the genocide.  Other texts include the story of Immaculée Ilibagiza, whose books Left to Tell and Led by Faith told of her personal journey to find forgiveness when the genocide took away her family, and the poetry of Derick Burleson, an American poet who lived in Rwanda and wrote about the war. 

African drummer Fode Bangoura from Duniya Drum and Dance will join the orchestra in this performance, which premieres on May 4 at 10:30 am The First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mt. Curve Avenue.

Visual Music with David Holzman, piano, at HiArt Gallery, April 19th

Date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00pm

video by Matthew Greenbaumvideo by Matthew GreenbaumAMPHIBIAN : VISUAL MUSIC with David Holzman, piano.
April 19 8pm HiArt Gallery 227 W29st $15/10

A special event for those who love new music, video art and cartoons, with David Holzman, piano.

On the program: - two new works by Matthew Greenbaum:
I Saw The Procession Of The Empress On First Avenue (visual music)
and Effacement for piano and video.

- Xenakis’ Mycenae Alpha, a classic computer music piece generated by graphic notation 
-Second Thoughts, by Dennis Miller, an American master of visual music
- two classic American cartoons: a new scoring of Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus (1916) By Heather Mease;
and Koko’s Earth Control (1928: Max Fleischer)
and one of Thomas Wilfred’s visionary Lumia compositions, Opus 161.

AMPHIBIAN VISUAL MUSIC CONCERT 3 Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse at the Circus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCK288kGXow

Eleanor Cory new works in performances - May 10th and May 17th

Date: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

Eleanor CoryEleanor Cory     The Poets House Literary Partners Program presents a program of music for Voice, Violin, and Cello by composers Eleanor Cory, Lawrence Kramer, John Tavener, and Rain Worthington which will include settings of poems by Anna Akhmatova, Jean Kreiling, and Frederich Nietzche, performed by Heidi Hart, Mezzo Soprano, with the Zentripetal Duo: Lynn Bechtold, violin, and Jennifer DeVore, cello.  The concert will take place on Saturday, May 10th at 5 PM at Elizabeth Kray Hall at Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY. Admission is free.

     Composers Concordance presents 'Generations,' which will feature the music of John Clark, Valerie Coleman, Dan Cooper, a  new Woodwind Quintet by Eleanor Cory, Peter Jarvis, Christopher Li, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, and Jeff Scott, among others, as well as two competition winners:

Elliott Schwartz visiting composer series and concert at Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt U in Nashville, April 14-17.

Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Elliott Schwartz will be the BMI Visiting Composer in Residence at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, April 14th through 17th, with a concert of his music on the 17th. The concert program: Vienna Dreams, Remembering David (Gamper), The Facebook Chronicles, and Chamber Concerto VI: Mr Jefferson (with Peter Sheppard Skaerved as violin soloist).

In the 1970s and 80s, Schwartz visited Vanderbilt University for performances of his music by the Blair Quartet, and for various electronic music series and festivals with Gil Trythall.

Schwartz will be welcomed back to Nashville with a performance by his collaborator, British violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, who participates regularly in a Vanderbilt/Royal Academy of Music exchange.

The Blair School marks its 50th anniversary in 2014 with a year-long celebration in concert events and internationally-known ensembles, composers, and soloists.

Allan Blank choral music to be performed by the James River Chamber Choir, in Richmond, VA, April 26th and 27th.

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm

"Songs From the Mid-Atlantic: Regional Choral Music Featuring Composers from Virginia" --On Saturday, April 26th, 7pm at the River Road Baptist Church and on Sunday, April 27, at 5pm at Church of the Holy Comforter in Richmond.

The James River Chamber Choir will premiere the newly commissioned work, "Seasons" by Benjamin Broening, a six-movement work for chorus and piano with texts about the seasons from around the world. Other works by Richard Waters, Adolphus Hailstork, Allan Blank, Undine Smith Moore, Jeffrey Riehl and James Erb.

Look and Listen festival 2014 in gallery spaces in Brooklyn and Manhattan, April 26-May2.

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 7:30pm

The Festival opens this year on April 27th at BRIC House, with its first-ever Brooklyn-based bill, hosted by Terrance McKnight and featuring mandolin player Joe Brent, the Meehan/Perkins percussion duo, and Hotel Elefant. Brent plays his own NaNo and an arrangement of Animal Collective’s Summertime Clothes, Todd Meehan and Doug Perkins perform Paul Lansky’s composition Travel Diary, and Hotel Elefant plays Life Cycles: Salt Mound, by John Glover, as well as à cause du soleil – Flow Trio, by Richard Carrick. Additional concerts will feature ICE, the Daedalus Quartet, and Duo Gazzana.

Trumpets Shall Sound! Steven Sacco's Sonatina for 2 trumpets and piano, Sunday, April 27th.

Date: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 10:00am

Steven Sacco's Sonatina for Two Trumpets and Piano, upcoming performance on Sunday morning, April 27, as part of the Chatter Sunday Series at The Kosmos The Kosmos, 1715 5th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM. Additional works by Joseph Turrin, Kevin McKee, and Tim Jansa.

Joel Gressel's Just the Beginning to be presented at Queens College concert, Fri. April 4th.

Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

At the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, Friday, April 4th, at 7:30, with music by Joel Gressel: Just the Beginning (2013). The composer notes "The title Just the Beginning comes from a radio commercial from years past that intoned: “Being Jewish is just the beginning.”"  Additional electronic and media works by Hubert Howe, Michael Gogins, and Nina Young, among others, will be presented in this free concert.

7:30 PM: Electronic Music Concert: Hubert Howe, director (LeFrak Concert Hall)

Brooklyn College presents composer John Eaton, special guest of the International Electroacoustic Music Festival, April 3rd

Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Composers Forum at Brooklyn College presents John Eaton, special guest of the International Electroacoustic Music Festival.

On Thursday, April 3rd, at 7PM there will be an hour-long concert featuring live performances of John's electronic music from the 1960’s and 70’s with performers Sharon Harms, Emily Mills Woodruff, Bonnie McAlvin and Nick Nelson, as well as a recording of his Concert Piece for Syn-Ket and Symphony Orchestra and a video of a live performance done on the Eaton-Moog Multiple-Touch-Sensitive Keyboards.

At noon on April 3rd, John will give a lecture with recordings of live electronic pieces from his first performances using the Syn-Ket and Moog Synthesizer -- works from the early 1960’s.

Walter Winslow's Concertati Veneziani for sting sextet was performed by dtq ensemble, in Oregon, March 10th

In a concert for the Cascadia Chapter of the National Association of Composers, art historian and curator Patricia Fortini Brown assembled a concert of music by Walter Winslow (1947-1998) and his brother, composer Jeff Winslow (b.1954), featuring the last composed work by the elder Winslow. 

From the composer's note:  Concertati Veneziani was composed in 1996. The instrumentation of 4 violins, viola, and cello allows for the play of two violin soloists against a string quartet group, and allows for solo treatment of the group of violins as well.

On Monday, March 10th, 2014, Cascadia Composers presented works by both Winslows in the concert "From Oregon to Venice, with Love" in The Old Church in Portland, Oregon.

Ed Jacobs' A Function of Memory (2001) performed in New Music @ ECU Festival, March 19

The 14th annual New Music @ ECU Festival took place March 19-23, 2014 at East Carolina University in Greenville. Festival director and founder, Edward Jacobs, presented more than 35 new works by both established and student composers, and featuring the Talea Ensemble, with various student and faculty ensembles and groups. Jacobs' A Function of Memory for clarinet and tape

Elizabeth Bell's L’Neiges d’Antan for violin and piano, North/South Consonance concert April 6th.

Date: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
North/South Consonance Winter-Spring season continues...On Sunday, April 6 at 3 PM Canadian violinist Claudia Schaer and pianist Max Lifchitz team up for Spring Intermezzo – a recital featuring music by composers from Europe and the Americas. In addition to premieres by Juan Pablo Contreras, Silvia Berg, Tonia Ko, Matthew Peterson and Bernard Rands.  The program will also feature rarely heard works by Elizabeth Bell, Max Lifchitz, and Luciano Berio. Christ and St. Stephen's Church on New York City's Upper West Side.

ELIZABETH BELL - L’Neiges d’Antan
SILVIA BERG - The White Rose’s Fragance
LUCIANO BERIO - Due Pezzi
JUAN PABLO CONTRERAS - Palimpsesto
TONIA KO - Still Life Crumbles
MAX LIFCHITZ - Transformations No. 2
MATTHEW PETERSON  - Näcken
BERNARD RANDS- Intermezzo

Claudia Schaer, violin      Max Lifchitz, piano

H. Leslie Adams - Nightsongs - full orchestra version, New York Premiere at Carnegie Hall, April 1st, 8pm

Date: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 8:00pm

Awadagin Pratt, Janet WolfeAwadagin Pratt, Janet Wolfe

Janet Wolfe's 100th Birthday Celebration - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8 PM

Members of the Housing Symphony Orchestra celebrate Janet Wolfe's 100th Birthday and all she has done for minority musicians since 1971.

Click here to learn more about Janet Wolfe.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall- Seventh Avenue and 57th Street

Tickets are $30, $60 and $75. 50% off for Students/Seniors.

Visit www.carnegiehall.com or call 212-247-7800 to purchase tickets. You may also call 323-833-2083 for more info on discounts. 

 

Program

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
H. Leslie Adams
 Nightsongs - Orchestral Setting (New York Premiere)  

(Based on Poems by Harlem Renaissance Writers Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Clarissa Scott Delany, James Weldon Johnson, and Leslie Morgan Collins) 

William Foster McDaniel Mia Moja (composed for this occasion)
Bach Piano Concerto in F Minor
Haydn Symphony No. 60 "Il Distratto" 

Featuring

Pianist/Conductor Awadagin Pratt

Conductor Kay George Roberts

Conductor Tali Makell; Soprano Andréa Bradford; Members of the Housing Symphony Orchestra

Host

Terrance McKnight

Scott Miller's Contents May Differ at Seamus 2014 Electroacoustic Music Conference at Wesleyan, March 28th

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:00pm

SEAMUS 2014 - Wesleyan UniversitySEAMUS 2014 - Wesleyan UniversityThe Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2014 National Conference will be held March 27 – 29, 2014 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and will feature concerts, installations, workshops, and paper sessions.

Drawing on Wesleyan’s pioneering programs in Experimental and World Music, the conference will collaborate with a number of campus ensembles, including the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, Toneburst laptop and electronic arts ensemble, as well as featuring keyboard soloists Neely Bruce, Ron Ebrecht and special guest Kathleen Supové.

Scott L. Miller's CONTENTS MAY DIFFER for bass clarinet and fixed media will be performed by Beth Wiemann in Memorial Chapel at concert CH2, Friday, May 28th

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