The new issue of New Music Connoisseur will be out by June 1st. Some highlights:
Live reviews of ACA’s “Celebrating Vocal Music”, Thomas Ades’ The Exterminating Angel, Bernstein’s A Quiet Place, The Casssatt Quartet and more ..New CDs by David Del Tredici, soprano Ah Young Hong (sings Babbitt and Hersch), George Tsontakis, Gwendolyn Dease, marimba, plays Paul Lansky, and more …A new memoir by Bethanee Beardslee, Lewis Lockwood’s new book on the Beethoven symphonies, Harold Rosenbaum’s A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting, and more …
APNM presents NEW WORKS FOR PERCUSSION with Iktus Percussion Friday May 11, 2018 at 8pm at Areté Venue and Gallery 67 West Street, #103, Brooklyn, NY 11222. Performed by Iktus Percussionists Josh Perry, Sean Statser, Dan Pate and Chris Graham with Andrea Lodge, piano; Roberta Michel, flute/piccolo and Hanna Levinson, viola. They will be premiering a new piece written for Iktus by Alice Shields - Larynx (2018) for piccolo, piano, and 3 percussionists.
Additional works on the program:
Also on the program are works by APNM composers and Call for Scores winners:
Marshall Brown and the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra will play the world premiere of Symphony No. 3 "The World Turned Upside Down" - by Robert Carl, in Burlington, CT, on May 12th. Details at Nutmegsymphony.org
On Sunday, May 6th at 3pm, the Riverdale Choral Society will present a concert in Riverdale-Bronx at Christ Church Riverdale, on West 252nd St. at Henry Hudson Parkway. Works to be performed include music of Aaron Copland, as well as two works by Joelle Wallach, as well as music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin.
Music of Philip Carlsen - Monday afternoon, May 7, at 3:00 in the David Friend Recital Hall at Berklee College of Music: Nancy Zeltsman’s advanced marimba quartet will be premiering NACH BACH, a refracted transcription of the slow movement of Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor. More info here.
Announcing the East Asian premiere of Robert Carl's piano trio, "Search" by new music specialists- Ensemble Eins, at the International Music Festival April 29th in Seoul. The festival also presents music by Michael Sidney Timpson, Larry Alan Smith, and more.
Ghostlight Chorus, artistic director Dr. Evelyn Troester DeGraf, presents Heaven and Earth on Saturday, May 5th at 7:30pm at St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Greenwich Village, New York City. Featured will be Michael Dellaira's Campers at Kitty Hawk, for mixed chorus, with texts from The Big Money by John Dos Passos. It captures the energy of the first flight by the Wright Brothers and is currently one of the most popular choral scores in the ACA catalog. Also on the program will be Eric Whitacre’s “Leonardo dreams of his flying machine."
Tickets are now available for purchase HERE. $20 Online $25 At the door
Concert DetailsHeaven and Earth Saturday, May 5th 7:30pm Church of St. Luke in the Fields
Infinity Avenue, an open-form piece structured around a MaxMSP patch that creates an improvsatory structure in just intonation for any number of players, will have its NYC premiere Thursday, April 26th at 8 PM, Mise-en Place in Bushwick 678 Hart St #1B
; Brooklyn, NY . Matt Sargent is curating the program, which promises to be an evening of spacious and challenging pieces. He’s gathered a heat group of 7 musicians for this iteration of Infinity Avenue.
Winners of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and following an international tour, SYBARITE5, a string quintet dedicated to mold-breaking programming, returns to the cell with a 2018 experimental LAB series featuring world premieres by composers Ehsan Matoori and Michael Dellaira. Featuring guest artists Blythe Gaissert, mezzo soprano and Santour virtuoso Ehsan Matoori. Michael Dellaira's Star Globe, a song for string quintet and mezzo-soprano, written specifically for Sybarite5 and Blythe Gaissert, is based on and inspired by a text by Cell founder and director Nancy Manocherian. The Cell Theatre 338 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011.
Zuzanna Kwon (piano), Carmen Lemoine (flute), and Nathalie Colas (soprano) will present Music for Young ImaginationsMusic by David Liptak - Constellations, Shawn Okpedholo - On a Poem by Miho Nonaka, Kenji Bunch - Velocity, Jacob ter Veldhuis - Lipstick, and Steven Rice - Benediction (premiere)
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 East 1st Street, Hinsdale, IllinoisFree admission, donations accepted