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-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938

 

Performance of David Liptak's MUSIC FOR STRINGS AND HAMMERS

Date: 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 6:00pm
Strings & Hammers

Strings & Hammers is a unique piano trio. Founded by Eunmi Ko, Sini Virtanen, and Julia Keller, the ensemble has the instrumentation of piano, violin, and double bass. The ensemble explores chamber music repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first century and collaborates with composers from around the world. The ensemble will play music of David Liptak, Baljinder Sekhon, Eduardo Costa Roldan, Alejandro Roman, Fabio Massimo Capogrosso, and Michael Frazier. For more information about Strings and Hammers, please visit facebook page, facebook.com/StringsHammers

John Gibson's new album TRACES, released on Innova

Traces, a new recording of electroacoustic music by John Gibson is now available on the Innova label. Whether it’s the scrape of a kitchen knife or the cacaphony of a street scene, composer John Gibson brings everyday sounds into his musical orbit. “Thrum” and “Slumber” take notes played on familiar acoustic instruments and assemble them into hypnotic grooves and atmospheric textures.

gibsonjohn_thrum_excerpt.mp3

excerpt "Thrum" John Gibson, Kati Gleiser, Craig Hultgren, Brett Shuster, Michael Tunnell

Music of Robert Gibson and David Froom, 21st Century Consort in DC, March 25

Date: 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
Franklin’s Footpath,' a 414-foot-long striped painting by Gene Davis in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014

The 21st Century Consort offers a musical reflection of the Washington DC Color School painter Gene Davis, featuring music by minimalist, synesthetic and Washington DC composers. Tickets are FREE.  Concert at 5pm, preceded by a 4pm discussion with composers and performers, and followed by a post-concert reception.

Jessica Krash
Dangerous Curves
Robert Gibson
Twelve Poems

Sydney Hodkinson featured at 2017 Red Note Festival, Illinois State Univ, March 26-30

Date: 

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Sydney Hodkinson will be the featured guest composer of the 2017 RED NOTE New Music Festival from March 26th through March 30th. Hodkinson will work with student composers, and his works performed at the festival will include Symphony No. 10  for wind symphony, on March 26th performed by the ISU Wind Symphony (Dr. Joseph Manfredo, conductor), and Drawings No. 8 for young string orchestra, which will be performed by students in the ISU String Project.  His String Quartet No. 7 will be performed on March 28th by the Jupiter Quartet.

John Verrall's Chief Joseph Legend to be performed by the Portland Chamber Orchestra, April 22 and 23

Date: 

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Chief Joseph with Alice Fletcher and interpreter, 1889

The Portland Chamber Orchestra, Yaacov Bergman, music director, will feature a concert in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Orchestra, as well as the 150th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark College. On April 22 and 23rd, the orchestra will perform the Chief Joseph Legend for Baritone and orchestra, by John Verrall. Richard Zeller will be the Baritone soloist with the Lewis and Clark College Choir; Katherine FitzGibbon, Director.

 

Music of Martin Boykan, Edward Jacobs, and David Glaser, Center for Jewish History, March 27

Date: 

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Monday, March 27, 7:30pm
Yeshiva University Museum,
15 West 16 Street (bet 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York City

CXX Proof and the Diener Ensemble

Re’ut Ben-Ze’ev, mezzo soprano and the Beatrice Diener Ensemble-in-Residence at Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University perform the work of Jewish composers with music by Martin Boykan (Songlines

Peiping Hutungs by Aaron Avshalomov - Shanghai Symphony March 17, 21

Date: 

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 8:00pm

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will perform Aaron Avshalomov's Peiping Hutungs, March 17th, and 21th, 2017, conducted by Long Yu on Shanghai Symphony Hall and Taibei National Theatre & Concert Hall.  Additional Works by  Felix Mendelssohn, and Niccolò Paganini are also on the program.

From Forbidden City to Hutungs of Peking: Shanghai Symphony Hall
Fri, Mar 17 2017, 20:00
Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai
Concert Hall

Elizabeth R. Austin's Litauische Lieder (Lithuanian Lieder) performance in Berlin, April 5

Date: 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Elizabeth R. Austin

Elizabeth R. Austin'Litauische Lieder (Lithuanian Lieder) for baritone & piano will be performed on April 5, 2017 at Die Akademie der Künste Berlin. The occasion is the Centennial celebration of the poet, Johannes Bobrowski, who was born in East Prussia. Performers are Wolfram Tessmer, baritone and Frank Gutschmidt, pianist.

New York Composers' Circle - at St. Peter's Church, March 14 - cancelled/postponed due to weather

Date: 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

Richard Brooks — Troubles — for alto saxophone and piano*
José Beviá — “Al Borde del Abismo” — for two flutes and piano**
Hubert Howe — Inharmonic Fantasy No. 5 — electronics*
Dana Dimitri Richardson — Variations on Parang-Sae — for flute and piano*
Tania León — Axon — for violin and interactive computer

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