"Mr. T His Fancy" (1967) is the third opus of the American composer Barney Childs (1926-2000), dedicated to the double bass after "Sonata for Bass Alone" (1960) and "Closing Music I" (1964). Like the first two pieces "Mr T." Is written and expressly dedicated to his friend the bassist Bertram Turetzky, to whom we owe credit for a revolution in the practice of double bass as a solo instrument in the second half of the 20th century.
News From Afar(for chamber ensembles with news broadcasts transformed) with music by David Evan Jones, was released in September 2016 by Centaur Records. Listening links on YouTube can be found here. Distributor Archiv Music is handling sales of this CD.
News from Afar presents five compositions (2010-2015) by David Evan Jones (b. 1946) all of which integrate computer processed news broadcasts with instruments performing live. These pieces transform reports of the difficult news of our day and bring them into the contemplative frame of the concert hall.
Flora Konzert 01 - part of the Gürzenich Orchester Köln's Chamber Concert series for this season - will present Ein Stelldichein, (A Rendezvous) a work by Karl Weigl for voice with strings, with poetry by Richard Dehmel. Also on the program will be Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (poetry also by Richard Dehmel) and Streichsextett No. 2 in G major by Brahms.
The 2016 Atlanta Music Festival will be November 14-18, 2016. Comprising several events devoted to advancing relations among the races through the arts, the Festival will culminate in a gala concert featuring opera star Jessye Norman at Glenn Memorial Auditorium on the Emory University campus, Friday, November 18, 7:00 PM. Tickets are $25 and $18.
Brian Schober's opera/monodrama White Witch will be performed at Roulette in Brooklyn on December 8 at 8 p.m. as part of the World Music/Interpretations Series. This work was premiered two years ago at Symphony Space. Based on a libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin, White Witch presents a story of voodoo, murder, and revenge, scored for soprano and percussion. Based on the 19th century Jamaican legend of Annie Palmer, a white woman notoriously known as “The White Witch of Rose Hall.
José Beviá, Trio No. 4 “Al Borde del Abismo” Dana Dimitri Richardson, Variations on Parang-Sae Raoul Pleskow,Quartet for clarinet, violin, cello and piano Robert Cohen, Calder’s Circus Susan J. Fischer, Twilight Madelyn Byrne, Rain, Sea and Sky David Mecionis, Obstinate Duet
ACA welcomes guest artists Wen Shen from St. Louis and Keith Kirchoff from Boston, as we celebrate the music of Robert Ceely and friends. Also performing on this concert will be Daniel Colalillo and Christopher Oldfather!
On October 20 and 22, the world premiere of Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre with a libretto by Diane Osen based on Charlotte Bronte’s novel, will be staged by the Center for Contemporary Opera at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Jane Eyre, an opera in three acts, was presented in 2013 by the CCO in a workshop production at the Cell Theatre, and is Karchin’s second opera. Conducting will be the Grammy-nominated and CCO's Chief Conductor Sara Jobin
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