The New York Premiere of Louis Karchin's new quartet "Luminous Fields" for flute, cello, percussion, and harp, will take place on April 1 by the Washington Square Ensemble, at Tenri Cultural Institute. Other works planned include music of Elizabeth Hoffman, Wolfgang Rihm, Kurt Nelson, Benjamin Boretz, and more. $15/$8 studends and seniors.
Cleveland Public Library invites the public to its Spring celebration - The Music of H. Leslie Adams. Mr. Adams is a resident of Glenville and a graduate of Glenville High, Oberlin College, and Ohio State University. He was winner of the 2015 Cleveland Arts Prize - Lifetime Achievement in Music Award.
An all-Shultis concert will also take place at John Jay College on Saturday March 19 at 8:00 PM at the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery John Jay College 860 Eleventh Ave. New York, NY (in Manhattan) and will include music from his new CD: "An Illusion of Desire: Experimental Music by Christopher Shultis." The concert will include the world premiere of "4-7-3," (with video by Hee Sook Kim) for two percussion and electronics; featuring Doug Nottingham and Brett Reed;
Four composers will each receive a $10,000 Arts and Letters Award in Music, which honors outstanding artistic achievement by a composer who has arrived at his or her own voice. Each will receive an additional $10,000 toward the recording of one work. The winners are Robert Carl, Robert Kyr, Sean Shepherd, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon. Seventeen total composers will share awards totaling more than $200,000 this year.
The Perrine-Utley Saxophone Duo will give a free concert on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hulsey Recital Hall, 9501 13th St. South. The program will include the world premieres of “Sonata: Folie à Deux” by UAB Associate Professor of Music William Price, and “Circling” for two saxophones by David Froom; “The Garden of Love” for alto saxophone and fixed media by JacobTV; "Caprice en forme de valse" by Paul Bonneau; and “Rush Hour” for tenor saxophone and fixed media by William Price. Saxophonists John Perrine and Brian Utley are both regular guest artists and clinicians at universities and secondary schools throughout the country.
“Delighted to Play Classical Jazz that Pops,” featuring pianist Thomas Ottenat 2 p.m. March 13 at 869 W Main St., in Silverton Oregon. The Gordon house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957 and built in 1964.
Thomas Otten chairs the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s piano division and has performed internationally. At Gordon House, he will perform the études of American composer H. Leslie Adams. Études are musical pieces that address specific technical and musical challenges. Adams’ classically rooted études incorporate jazz and pop music.
The NYU New Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. Esther Lamneck, is recognized for the promotion and performance of contemporary music, using electronic music genres, which include fixed media works to live processing and interactive computer works. On Sunday, Feb. 21, the group performed the world premiere of Shadows in Shades of Blue for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, by New Orleans-based composer Barbara Jazwinski.
Spectrum Dance Theaterand Donald Byrdwith Seattle-based ensemble Simple Measures, presented Rambunctious 2.0: A Festival of Music and Dance... including a live performance of T.J. Anderson's Spirit Songs, choreographed and danced by Donald Byrd, Feb 18-21 in Seattle. The opening show of Spectrum’s 2015/16 Season#RACEish, Rambunctious 2.0 included four world premiere dances focusing on Black American composers. Music was performed live by Seattle based Simple Measures and Judith Cohen. Music selections included SPIRIT SONGS for cello and piano by T.J. Anderson, an elder statesman among black composers whose work formed the nucleus of the programming,
Pianists Sang-Hie Lee and Martha Thomas with Kyoungha Cho, Narrator, will perform Celestial Phenomena by Gerald Chenoweth, Daniel Perlongo's Windhover for Piano Duo and Lewis Nielson's“...Aber jetzt Die Nacht...” as well as works by Paul Reller and Eun Hye Park.
The Piano Duo project attempts to establish aesthetic concept of Ars Nostra (our arts) with the emphasis on bringing new music to center stage with ethnographic sentiments,
"Border Crossings" is a celebratory cultural exchange featuring premieres by American composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and visiting Ukrainian composer-conductor Volodymyr Runchak. This event has a superb lineup of seasoned NYC and LA "new music" performers, including trombonist Jen Baker, pianists Gayle Blankenburg and Irena Portenko, double bassist Ken Filiano, soprano Elisabeth Halliday, flutist Rachel Rudich, bassoonist Sara Schoenbeck,
ACA's 2015-16 season is supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Fund for Creative Communities of the State of New York, and BMI. Please help support new music projects with your tax-deductible contribution