The story of a little known five-story loft building in New York City’s wholesale flower district that was a popular late-night haunt for some of the biggest names in 1950’s and 60’s jazz is told in "The Jazz Loft Project", a multimedia exhibition from 2010 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The exhibition featured never-before-displayed vintage black and white prints and rarely heard audio recordings by photographer W. Eugene Smith who spent eight years documenting the jazz musicians, artists, and underground characters who inhabited the scene at 821 Sixth Avenue.
"The songs represented on this Capriccio disc range from Weigl’s earliest years to the late 30s... The music is pleasing, with palpable influence of Schubert and Schumann (and sometimes Mahler)." - Amazon.com
Eleanor Cory - New recording release on Naxos American Classics 8.559784 - String Quartet No. 3, Things Are (flute and piano), Epithalamium, Violin Sonata, Fantasy, and Celebration. Performers including Jayn Rosenfeld, Stephen Gosling, Curtis Macomber, Blair McMillen, Sue Ann Kahn, William Anderson, and James Baker, with the Momenta Quartet.
Albany RecordsThe obsession of musicologist Hans Moldenhauer to uncover the truth in the killing of composer Anton Webern by American soldiers in 1945 drives the story behind The Death of Webern, the second collaboration between composer Michael Dellaira and librettist J.D. McClatchy. Webern's brief, luminous compositions altered the course of 20th century music and Dellaira's score contains some wonderful moments of homage.
Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, Marshall Brown, Music DirectorThe Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra of Bristol, Connecticut, presents: "Charles Ives Comes to Bristol"
The orchestral portion of the program opens with Dvorak's boisterous Carnival Overture, andWhite Heron, by contemporary Hartford composer Robert Carl. The composer’s use of bird calls contrasted with music representing the presence of the ocean in its vast natural grandeur is reminiscent of Ives’ Unanswered Question. Thanksgiving and Forefather’s Day from the Holidays Symphony of Charles Ives, as well as other works for choir and handbell choir will be performed.
Marc Peloquin’s new recordings of eight works on Album I are paired with historic recordings on Album II of live performances at Bennington College by Claude Frank, Allen Shawn and Nowak himself, newly re-mastered (some from original reel-to-reel tapes). The new double album, recorded in January 2015 and engineered by Ryan Streber, is available on CD and by download from CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and other vendors.
Reginald Smith, Jr. The Houston Symphony, conducted by Kirk Smith, presents "Lift Ev'ry Voice" on February 20th at the Morris Arts Center at Houston Baptist University. Reginald Smith Jr. will sing excerpts from Nightsongs, by H. Leslie Adams, in the version of Adams' well-known collection of art songs on poetry of African-American poets, as it was orchestrated for Mezzo-Soprano Hilda Harris. Scheduled excerpts to include Prayer (Langston Hughes), Night Song (Clarissa Scott Delany), and Creole Girl (Morgan Collins).
Camerata Romeu, in Havana, Cuba, is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed dynamic Cuban women's string orchestra performing Cuban and Latin American chamber music. Cuban pianist/composer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora will perform with the orchestra.
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