The North/South Chamber Orchestra welcomes the New Year on Tuesday evening January 9, 2018 performing optimistic and vibrant works by four living American composers.
Violinist Kurt Nikkanen and pianist Maria Asteriadou will appear as soloists in the first New York performance of Encore II by Dinos Constantinides -- the Greek-American composer celebrating his 90th birthday next year. Other works also receiving their first hearing in New York include the American Elegy by Richard Brooks; Hextet by Paul Reale; and Fire Within by the ensemble's conductor, Max Lifchitz. “American Elegy” for string orchestra, by Richard Brooks, was composed in 2002 with a profound love for New York and a deep sadness for those who were lost on September 11, 2001.
Sample of upcoming season concerts from New York Composers Circle. *
New Music for Cello, performed by Craig Hultgren, Marc A. Scorca Hall, National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave., between 28th & 29th Sts., January 25, 2018, 7:30 PMTamara Cashour, Queens' Suite Nr. 5: “KC: Queen of Hoards”;Max Giteck Duykers, Black Meadow;Monroe Golden, Pinhoti;Hubert Howe, Chimera;Carl Kanter, Cello Song;Debra Kaye, Dialogue With the Ghost;
Raba Virtual Reality Concert Premier by Ensemble U - Friday, December 29 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea.
Scott L. Miller, with support from a St. Cloud State University 2017 Research Faculty Improvement Grant, has created Raba, a virtual reality concert piece. This work was created in collaboration with Mark Gill of the SCSU Visualization Lab, Rein Zobel of Maru VR, and Ensemble U:, Estonia’s premier new music ensemble, based in Tallinn.
Arion Chamber Music Events presents cellist Robert LaRue in concert at Christ and Saint Stephens Church in Manhattan, on Sunday, January 14th at 3pm, with music of Joan Tower, Egon Wellesz, Bach, and more.
On Monday, December 11, the Berklee Marimba ensembles, together with the Boston Conservatory marimba ensembles, directed by Nancy Zeltsman and Richard Flanagan, performed the premiere of In Search of Holly, by Maine composer Philip Carlsen, for three marimbas with snare drum. Various ensembles performed music of Ivan Trevino, Steven Scher, Scarlatti, and more, at the David Friend Recital Hall in Boston.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8pm Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City;
The Riverside Symphony, featuring Roni Gal-Ed, oboe.
TELEMANN Concerto 'alla Francese' in C MajorGREENBAUM The Jig is UpCPE BACH Berlin Symphony in Eb MajorMOZART Symphony 29 in A Major
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Beginning its 37th season, Riverside Symphony is widely credited for bringing a unique musical perspective to classical music audiences in New York City. Its vibrant performances of innovative programs are routinely lauded by The New York Times, and its seven CDs have been acclaimed in both the U.S. and international press.
Bodies Electric e-guitar quartetVox n Plux soprano Elizabeth Farnum & her two guitaristsBowers-Fader Duo mezzo Jessica Bowers & guitarist Oren FaderSheer Pluck guitar orchestra
The Indiana University New Music Ensemble, with David Dzubay, director, will present new works by Bruce J. Reiprich and David Heuser, as well as music of Leo Brower. Thursday, Nov. 30th, 8pm, at Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN.
Raba (which means “bog” in Estonian) is an immersive audio-visual concert piece inspired by the Marimetsa Raba, located about an hour drive from Tallinn. Raba is experienced by the audience seated in swiveling office chairs and wearing VR headsets. Audience members can visually explore a 360 video while Ensemble U: performs the music, Raba, in sync with the film.