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
"The Voice of My Beloved/Arise, My Love, My Fair” a duet for tenor and soprano from Frederick Douglass, an opera by Dorothy Rudd Moore, will be performed by Boston Lyric Opera in a concert series of scenes/selections from several dramatic works. BLO joins forces with CASTLE OF OUR SKINS to showcase the lives and stories of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul Robeson through the music of opera. Paired with spoken word, art song, spirituals and history, their lives—and those of other legendary liberators—take center stage.Featuring the music of composers Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Margaret Bonds, and Undine Smith Moore.
Chamber opera portrayed with shadow puppets -
And Here We Are is a new shadow puppet opera composed by EiO co-founder Matthew Welch and librettist Daniel Neer. This evening-length opera tells Welch’s great-uncle Edgar Kneedler’s inspiring story of survival in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines during WWII, and illustrates the power of music to create bonds between cultures and transcend the greatest adversities. Scored for four vocalists and an orchestra combining Welch’s ensemble Blarvuster and Mantra Percussion, And Here We Are will be staged using an innovative and macbre style of Asian shadow puppetry created by director and designer Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.
On Sunday afternoon April 22 North/South celebrates Earth Day with a special chamber music concert featuring works by composers from Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and the US. Free Admission. Flutist Lisa Hansen, violinist Francisco Salazar and pianist Max Lifchitz will perform works by Escalona-Mijares, Green-Willner, Fortuin, Lifchitz, Pleskow, Schiffman and Zitella. The event will start at 3 PM and will be held at the beautiful auditorium of Christ and St Stephen's Church on Manhattan's West Side.
APR 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM
WHERE:The Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NYROOM:1201: Elebash Recital HallWHEN: April 17, 2018: 7:30 PM-9:00 PMADMISSION: Free
J. Willard Roosevelt (1918-2008), grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, was quite an esteemed composer, a student of Nadia Boulanger and married to poet E.E. Cummings's daughter. He was the creator of an opera and many songs and chamber works, scores and recordings of which are preserved in the American Composers Alliance Archives. Little of his music has been performed since his death at age 90 ten years ago.
April 17, 2018 @ 8:00pmSaint Peter’s Episopcal Church, Chelsea346 West 20th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Avenues)
(Note this concert’s new date (Apr. 17), time, and location!)
New York Composers Circle presents:Miscellaneous Ensembles and Electronics
Frederick Boyle, HippolopolusRichard Brooks, Swansong SuiteRobert Cohen, Love TrianglesEric Heilner, Exercise for Looped CelloHubert Howe, ExpansionsCarl Kanter, Piano TrioDavid Mecionis, Die Sprechmasken von HofmannsthalCatherine Neville, Three “Witch” PiecesJoseph Pehrson, Trombone Explorations