An afternoon of new music composed by The Hartt School composition faculty members Robert Carl and Ken Steen.
Program: Robert Carl – Infinity Avenue Ken Steen – Assumption
“Robert Carl’s music, to my ear at least, has always felt like the work of a particularly sensitive sonic observer of the world. Originally a student of history before he refocused his efforts into music, his interest in time, memory, and space are veins running through his compositions, his work more given to conjuring imagery than narrative plot. And whether inspiration is mined in the wake of a seascape or travelers on a speeding bullet train, the resulting music tends to carry a distinct organic beauty and rich, encompassing depth.” ~ Julia Lu, NewMusicBox
Faculty artist series at Eastman School of Music: Renee Jolles and harpist Susan Jolles will premiere Louis Karchin - Barcarole Variations at the Eastman School of Music on Sunday, Jan. 29. The concert also includes new works by David Liptak, Victoria Bond, Roberto Sierra, and Leo Kraft. Susan Jolles and pianist Peggy Kampmeier will alternate as Renee's duo partners for the recital.
Featuring World Champion accordionist Alex Sevastian and world-renowned clarinetist Julian Milkis, as well as the Voice Afire Strings, this multi-media concert moves from turbulence to “Serenity” in music by composers Ray Luedeke and Giya Kancheli. Ray Luedeke's Tango Dreams for accordion, clarinet, and string trio will include sultry tango visuals. Miniatures for Clarinet and Bayan are derived from famed, Georgian composer Giya Kancheli's music for theatre and cinema.
Eunmi Ko's performance on the Kaleidoscope "Piano Concert Series" will feature solo piano music by Matthew Barber, John Liberatore, Chihchun Chi-sun Lee, Fabio Massimo Capogrosso, and selections from David Liptak's CONSTELLATIONS. Steinway Piano Gallery, 4104 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida. Tickets ($20, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students) may be purchased in advance at kaleidoscopemusart.com.
Selections from the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1007-1012, #4, #5, #3, #1, #6, #2) arranged by Rudolf Haken for viola pomposa
Chaconne from Partita #2, by Johann Sebastian Bach Selections from Suite in a Minor for Solo Viola by Rudolf Haken “Elegy” by Igor Stravinsky “Suite pour Jean” by Rudolf Haken “Magyar Rondo” by Matthew Davidson
Rudolf Haken, violist and composer, performs on his five-string viola pomposa built by Portland, OR, resident David Rivinus.
Classical music writer and radio host Walter Carroll announces New England Public Radio (NEPR.net) will be wishing a happy birthday (87th) to Amherst emeritus composer Dr. Frederick C. Tillis on Thursday afternoon, January 5th, with a performance of Tillis' Niger Symphony (at about 2:55pm EST) and Motherless Child - Spiritual Fantasy No. 1 (at about 3:13pm). Click on Nepr.net - classical and see the online radio listening link at the top of the page.
Portraits of Women is a brand new recording release that represents an expansion of soprano duet repertoire. Each work, by 12 different composers, emphasizes the contributions of women in our society who have embraced their true value and calling, and have dared to change their world. This project involves historical characters, including women from the Bible, as well as fictional characters that represent issues common among women throughout the ages.
"But Who Prays" with text by Mark Twain - excerpt:
The continuation of North/South Consonance 2016-17 season promises an astonishing number of rare and amazing works, by composers including Carson Cooman, Claudio Santoro, Margarita Zelenaia, Hilary Tann, Edmund Cionek, Andrew William Thomas, Elizabeth Bell, and music director/conductor Max Lifchitz, among many, many others. Since 1980, North/South Consonance has garnered widespread praise for its eloquent performances of music by composers of our time.
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