Matthew Welch's Lumba-Lumba Hijau, in concert at Cal State Fresno, Nov. 7

Nov 7 2018 - 7:00pm

Students from the California State University, Fresno will perform Matthew Welch's Lumba-Lumba Hijau at their upcoming Fall Concert on November 7th.

Louis Karchin's Two Songs on Poems of Seamus Heaney, two performances with Marisa Karchin, Sept. 30, Oct. 9

Marisa Karchin, soprano
Oct 9 2018 - 8:00pm

On Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at 3 PM,  Two Songs on Poems of Seamus Heaney by Louis Karchin will be performed at Lehigh University's beautiful Zoellner Center for the Arts, Bethlehem, PA, on a program with additional works by Paul Salerni, Hugo Wolf, Giacomo Puccini, and Pierangelo Valtinoni.  Marisa Karchin is the soprano soloist in the Heaney Songs and the Valtinoni work, with Blair McMillen, piano. Other performers include mezzo-soprano Jessica Bowers and the Dali String Quartet. 

Scott L. Miller's RABA in multiple live shows, September 21- 29

Sep 29 2018 - 3:00pm

Scott L. Miller's work RABA, featuring flutist Laura Cocks, and guitarist Daniel Lippel with the Estonian group Ensemble U, was released on New Focus Recordings in March of this year. Upcoming events include several back to back shows including a RABA residency at Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, September 21-22 as follows:
Friday, Sept 21, 1:00pm: Music Studies Colloquium Presentation on Ecosystemic Music and Performance Practice.
Saturday, Sept 22, 2:00pm: Workshop Demo for Music Tech majors

Ben Weber's Lyric Piece for String Quartet, free concert, Lincoln Center, Sept. 20

Sep 20 2018 - 7:30pm

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, Opera on Tap and conductor Mila Henry will perform music by New York composers who flourished in a bygone, some say golden, era. Join Seth Boustead, composer and host of WFMT Chicago’s Relevant Tones, for a live broadcast exploring the issue’s impact on music with author Jeremiah Moss, Open House New York executive Director Gregory Wessner, architect and author of A Country of Cities Vishaan Chakrabarti, and NewMusicBox co-editor Frank J. Oteri.

On the program: music by cellist, composer, and pop music phenom Arthur Russell; a New York City-premiere choral piece by Julius Eastman (The Moon’s Silent Modulation), a string quartet by Ben Weber, and a forgotten gem by Tui St. George Tucker.

Presented in collaboration with Access Contemporary Music. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Celebrating Charles Wuorinen's birthday at Eastman - music by Louis Karchin and Eleanor Cory, Nov. 14

Charles Wuorinen, Eleanor Cory, Louis Karchin
Nov 14 2018 - 7:00pm

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, 7 PM, pianist Heather O'Donnell will perform a new work by Louis Karchin, commissioned by Perspectives of New Music for an 80th birthday celebration of the composer, Charles Wuorinen, entitled A Jersey Reverie on New York Notes Part of a "Wuorinen Week" at Eastman, the concert will include 10 compositions written for the Perspectives volume for Spring 2019, including pieces by John Zorn, Tobias Picker, and Eleanor Cory, among other composers.

Little Orchestra Society of New York to present scenes from Treemonisha by Scott Joplin, Sept. 20

Oct 21 2018 - 1:00pm

The Little Orchestra Society of New York will present Scott Joplin's opera, Treemonisha - excerpts - with orchestration by T. J. Anderson, on six concerts over October 20, 21, 22 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College in New York City.

Selections from the opera to include the Overture, and three numbers from Act III: Wrong is Never Right, When Villains Ramble Near and Far, and A Real Slow Drag. 

Arthur Kreiger's Precious Metals recorded on "Music for Tamtams II" album by Dominic Donato

Sep 1 2018 - 12:00pm

Music for Tamtams II with classical avant-garde works for percussion performed by Dominic Donato, is now available at Spotify, Amazon, CD Baby and all usual online and store outlets. The album includes music by Dominic Donato, the album title track "Precious Metals" by Arthur Kreiger, and John Cage.

Elliott Miles McKinley, String Quartet No. 8 on tour with the Auriga Quartet, Sept. 24

Elliott Miles McKinley
Sep 24 2018 - 7:00pm

The Auriga String Quartet - Hillary Kingsley and Erik Rohde, violins, Jacob Tews, viola, and Isaac Pastor-Chermak, violoncello, will be performing works by Elliott Miles McKinley, Joseph Haydn, and Elliott Carter on Monday, September 24th at Alden Memorial Auditorium in Worchester, MA, at Worchester Polytechnic Institute, in the Great Hall.  The concert is free and open to the Public. Commissioned by violinist Erik Rohde and the Indiana State University Faculty String Quartet, the McKinley work will also be performed on tour by the Martinu Quartet through October.

Bargemusic— “Tokyo to New York” with music of Ray Luedeke and more, Sept. 14

Sep 14 2018 - 8:00pm

New York City's floating concert hall - BARGEMUSIC is moored in Brooklyn just under the Brooklyn Bridge, Bargemusic presents great music year-round.  Upcoming Here and Now Series concert on September 14th features clarinetist Thomas Piercy and Chen Yihan, piano.

Tokyo composers:

  • Tomo Hirayama “People, Coming and Going” for Clarinet (*US Premiere)
  • Yasunoshin Morita “ReincarnatiOn Ring IXd” for Clarinet and Ipods (*US Premiere)
  • Shoichi Yabuta “Sonata” for Clarinet (*US Premiere)
  • Joji Yuasa “Solitude” for Clarinet

NYC composers:

John Gibson's In Flight to be released on Innova Recordings, Sept. 28

Sep 28 2018 - 12:00pm

John Gibson's 35-minute work for chorus and electronics, In Flight, will appear on the shining debut album by NOTUS contemporary vocal ensemble, on the award winning Innova label, to be released September 28. Visit the album page for more information and a sample track. Composers on this recording: Claude Baker, Sven-David Sandström, Dominick DiOrio, Igor Stravinsky, John Gibson, Aaron Travers. CD and digital will be avaialable at all the usual outlets.


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