On January 29, the distinguished mother-daughter duo of Susan and Renee Jolles (harp and violin) will premiere Barcarole Variations, a work they commissioned from the composer last year. This will be part of a concert at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and will also include music by David Liptak. It begins with a pre-concert talk at 2pm followed by the concert at 3pm.
Dreamscape - a new work by Louis Karchin for oboe and violin will be premiered by the Plurimo Ensemble of Venice, Italy. The concert, to be held at the beautiful Sale Apollinee, (the Chamber Recital Hall of La Fenice), will center around musical responses to Mallarme's poem, Apparition. Performing a prior setting of this poem by Debussy on the same concert will be upcoming young soprano, Marisa Karchin.
"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.