The acclaimed countertenor Darryl Taylor will be performing a solo recital in New York City, at National Opera Center, on April 3 at 7:30pm. He will sing several New York premieres, songs, many of which were composed for him, by Rosanna Scalfi Marcello, Juliana Hall, Lori Laitman, Robert Owens, Jacqueline Hairston, H. Leslie Adams, and Maria Corley.
The premiere of Liptak's Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra will be given by piano soloist Eunmi Ko
The word “chroma” describes the purity, hue or saturation of color. Paul Zonn’s Chroma for oboe and piano evokes just that, a sonic palette of varying intensities and purity to enliven one’s senses! Chroma was played by oboist Jared Hauser, and pianist Karen Ann Krieger, in a program of colorful works including Poulenc’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon (with Peter Kolkay), Peter Hope’s Four Sketches, and Arnold’s Sonatine for Oboe and Piano.
Music by Tom Flaherty, Missy Mazzoli, Peter Yates, Daniel Felsenfeld, and much more, recorded by Multiple GRAMMY® nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko who enjoys bringing into the world things that are outside the box – powerful pieces that often possess unusual sonic qualities or instrumentation. Described by critics as a “truly inspiring and brilliant pianist… spellbinding in sensitivity and mastery of technique,” she performs on piano, toy piano, harpsichord, and percussion in concerts that often also feature recitation, electronics and multimedia. Avaiilable on Amazon and other retailers.
ACO’s April concert at Carnegie Hall, Dreamscapes, is a global celebration of musical dreams, fusing jazz, world, and classical music. It features the world premieres of Ethan Iverson’s Concerto to Scale with the composer as the piano soloist, and Steve Lehman’s Ten Threshold Studies, both commissioned by ACO; and the New York premieres of Clarice Assad’s Dreamscapes featuring violinist Elena Urioste, TJ Anderson’s Bahia Bahia, and Hitomi Oba’s September Coming.
Music for Strings - presented by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Roulette 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Program:Marina Kifferstein - An Alien With Extraordinary Abilities (2017)Lewis Nielson - Le journal du corps (2010)Meaghan Burke - Song selectionsLeah Asher - Hollux Rey (2017), Shoulder to Shoulder (2017)
Inspired by the feminist writings of Margaret Atwood and the protest song as artistic genre, this program celebrates stylistically diverse, subversive music by three members of The Rhythm Method alongside American composer Lewis Nielson's powerful work Le journal du corps. Through subtly embedded anti- imperialist anthems, torch song vocals, or nearly hidden hums, each of these works incorporates vocalization in order to expand the expressive,
The Astra Choir; John McCaughey, director, new disk: 'We, Like Salangan Swallows…' Music of Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Robert Carl, Pauline Oliveros, and more. Available at New World Records, iTunes, and other distributors.
Festival 5 Giornate in Milan, Italy will feature DUO ALTERNO with the music of Ennio Morricone, Matteo D’Amico, and ACA's David Froom, with performances on 21 March in Milan,