The Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM) will present a concert of chamber music performed by Ensemble Pi, pianist Ishmael Wallace, and trombonist Haim Avitsur at the National Opera Center on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8PM.
"Whiskey Before Breakfast: a musical journey from Appalachia to New Orleans"
May 15, 2016 @ 6pm Wilson Chapel, 210 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA
Charles Ives: Quartet No. 1 Mark O’Connor: Selections for Strings Steven Snowden: Appalachian Polaroids Phillip Rhodes: Two Appalachian Settings Wynton Marsalis: Selections from “At the Octoroon Balls”
A Russian vodka (or Eastern European wine) reception will begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 29, with the live musical / theatrical performance beginning at 8pm, all taking place at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York (43A West 13th Street).
Christopher Auerbach-Brown maintains an active compositional career, having been commissioned by such notable institutions as the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Finger Lakes Music Educators' Association, Parade the Circle, the Music Settlement, and the No Exit ensemble.
Ensemble LoadbangMay 2, 2016:Loadbang Presents: Premieres Volume 5 at The National Opera Center (NYC) loadbang will be performing world premieres by David Bird, Michael Edgerton, Christina Green, Paula Matthusen and works for loadbang by Gary Philo and Beth Wiemann. 7:30pm
Three Free Radicals (Scott L. Miller, Kyma and Mart Soo, Guitar and Electronics) CD of free improv, "Diary of a Left-Handed Sleepwalker," was released on Panoramic April 8, 2016.
Recorded in collaboration with Estonian guitarist/improviser/electronicist Mart Soo (under the ensemble name Three Free Radicals), this is one of the capstone events from the Fulbright award for Scott Miller in Tallinn, recorded at Peeter Salmela Studio. Beautiful artwork by Raul Keller and perfect mastering by Margo Kõlar.
Open/Empty (2014) a work by ROBERT CARL for mixed ensemble of six players will be performed at Hartt School, University of Hartford on April 27th at 7:30 PM, Lincoln Theater.
Composer's note: Open/Empty, for flute/pic, clarinet, percussion (1), keyboards, violin and cello is inspired by the process of breathing in meditation. But while it has its moments of peace, it also reflects the restlessness of the mind, search for resolution to its anxieties and conflicts. Hopefully by its conclusion some sense of calm emerges, but it is a never-ending struggle.
Foot in the Door is a mixed ensemble of musicians whose repertoire includes music of established as well as emerging 20th- and 21st-century composers.
Mark Zuckerman has written extensively for virtuoso soloists, chamber ensembles, a cappella choir (including an internationally-recognized collection of Yiddish choral arrangements), wind ensemble, and string orchestra. He attended Juilliard and continued at the University of Michigan, Bard College, and Princeton University studying under David Epstein, George B. Wilson, Elie Yarden, Milton Babbitt and J. K. Randall.
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