Alice Shields' White Heron Dance at National Sawdust, July 14th


Friday, July 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

On July 14th a new computer piece by veteran electronic music composer Alice Shields will be performed at National Sawdust as part of the 2017 NYC-Electroacoustic Music Festival, with Noh Theater performer Mayo Miwa and video by artist Tom Barratt. The concert  "Ancient Voices of the Computer," includes White Heron Dance  by  Shields, as well as electronic works by Joel Gressel, Jeff Hall, Stephen Dydo, Maurice Wright and Joe Hudson. The concert has been curated by the Association for the Promotion of New Music.

White Heron Dance is a shamanic ritual in sound in which a human being experiences a moment of union with nature in the form of a Great White Heron. Shields has compiled sounds

Stanley Alexandrowicz plays Virtuoso Guitar Composers including Brian Fennelly, and more, July 6th


Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:00pm

Guitar music by Luigi Legnani, Napoleon Coste, Johann Dubez, and contemporary American masters - Ernst Bacon, Brian Fennelly, Kendall Kennison, and Maestro Robert W. Butts

The recital will take place in the "sonically magnificent" 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing New Jersey.

Cassatt Quartet featured in 15th annual Seal Bay Festival, with world premiere of music by Elliott Schwartz, July 12-20


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music returns to Maine from July 12th - 21st, 2017. This year, the Festival explores the theme “Seeing Sound” and in addition to the public concerts for which it is known, there will be master classes for composers and a visual arts component. The featured guest composers this year are Augusta Read Thomas, Victoria Bond, Daniel Strong Godfrey, Elliott Schwartz, Vineet Shende , Peter McLaughlin and Delvyn Case. Music by Elliott Schwartz in a concert on July 12 (see full program here) will feature photographs/powerpoint video of artwork by Maine artist Deedee Schwartz.

David Froom's Canzoni di Notte, world premiere Chesapeake Orchestra, July 14


Friday, July 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Chesapeake Orchestra with Jeffrey Silberschlag, Music Director, continues its River Concert Series this summer with "Muy Caliente" on July 14, featuring music of David Froom, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel de Falla, and Alan Silvestri. Featured soloist for Froom's Canzoni di Notte is clarinetist Janice Murphy. Ms. Murphy recently retired from “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., where she held a position in the first clarinet section for 26 years. She currently plays in the Alexandria Symphony and has performed with the Annapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Capital City Opera, and the Opera of Northern Virginia.

Iron John and Serenity - music of Ray Luedeke - Toronto and NYC, June 5 and 8


Monday, June 5, 2017 - 7:30pm

Two events this week, featuring the music of ACA composer Ray Luedeke: in Toronto, Ontario, on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 pm, the Zephyr Piano Trio will perform Three Episodes from Iron John at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre as part of The Toronto Symphony's Small Concerts series; and in New York, on Thursday, June 8 at 7pm, clarinetist Julian Milkis and accordionist Alex Sevastian will perform Serenity at the Nicholas Roerich Museum 319 W 107th St, New York City.



Robert Carl music performed by Prism Quartet, June 3rd, and June 4th


Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

The PRISM Quartet and the Painted Bride Art Center present the next installment of Heritage/Evolution, a groundbreaking project featuring world premieres of new works composed and performed by today’s most inventive jazz saxophonists. This time around, Heritage/Evolution spotlights saxophone luminary Joe Lovano, who will join PRISM as a soloist in his new work, “Super Sonix.  June 3rd in Philadelphia at Painted Bride Art Center, 8pm, and June 4th at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City at 7pm.

Super Sonix by Joe Lovano (world premiere)
Forbidden Drive by Matthew Levy (world premiere)
Refraction by Reiny Rolock (world premiere)
Night Music by Emma O’Halloran
Duke Meets Mort by Robert Carl

New work for Soprano and Video by Matthew Greenbaum, at HIART Gallery, May 27th


Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

Announcing the premiere concert of the Basmatics, an ensemble performing early and contemporary music.  Performers include Matthew Greenbaum (recorders), Stephanie Griffin (violin/viola), William Anderson (theorbo, etc), Elena Smith (gamba/cello), and Cyndie Bellen-Berthezene (soprano).  Works to be performed on May 27th at the Hiart Studio, 227 W. 29th St. in Manhattan, include Falconieri, Becker, Telemann, and Greenbaum.

Matthew Davidson's "After Brahms" - Nine concert tangos for piano 4 hands, with Twinmuse, May 28th


Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Twinmuse presents a piano recital on Sunday 28th May at 2pm in Maison Culturelle et Communautaire Montréal-Nord, Oliver Jones concert hall at : 

12004 Boulevard Rolland
QC H1G 3W1

Combining sound, image and multimedia, Twinmuse (Hourshid et Mehrshid Afrakhteh) will play an eclectic solo and piano duet repertoire in works by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky as well as works by Canadian composers Nicole Lizée and "After Brahms" by Matthew Davidson.

CD Release - new works for trumpet including "Fall" by Robert Gibson - with soloist Chris Gekker, on Métier, July 21


Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

A new album from Métier presents a range of new works for trumpet by American composers, with the soloist Chris Gekker, acclaimed soloist who is also Professor of Trumpet at the University of Maryland. These are all first recordings and include works by Robert Gibson, Carson Cooman, Lance Hulme, David Heinick and Kevin McKee. Performers alongside Gekker include Rita Sloan (piano), Chris Vadala (tenor sax), and Clara O’Brien (mezzo-soprano). To be released in July (Métier MSV 28572).

Scott L. Miller at Spectrum, Sunday May 21


Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Scott Miller (Kyma), Dan Lippel (guitar), and Laura Cocks (flute) present a concert of Miller's immersive yet delicate electroacoustic music in the intimate Spectrum setting. Doors at 2:30.  Sunday afteroon, May 21. 

May 21, 3 PM, Spectrum NYC - A concert of Scott Miller music with Dan Lippel (guitar) and Laura Cocks (flute). This is one of the final concerts at Spectrum’s Ludlow Street location, a happy byproduct of the upcoming recording session with Dan and Laura for a new CD (and limited edition DVD) of audio visual music. This will be released on New Focus Recordings in November.


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