Dane Rudhyar and the Meta-Physics of Dissonance - Lecture-Concert, October 19

Oct 19 2010 - 5:30pm

Composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe will present a lecture-performance in the Raymond Jonson Gallery of the University of New Mexico Art Museum in Albuquerque on Tuesday, October 19, at 5:30PM, titled Dane Rudhyar and the Meta-Physics of Dissonance, in conjunction with the exhibition To Form from Air: Music and the Art of Raymond Jonson.

Jonson was founder of the New Mexico-based Transcendental Painting Group, of which the composer, Dane Rudhyar was a member. The program will include musical examples of the evolving concept of dissonance from the last 1,500 years, concluding with Rudhyar's 1967 Tetragram # 9, "Summer Nights".

The Elkhart County Symphony will play Lee Gannon's Sunday Comics in Middlebury, Indiana, March 20

Mar 20 2011 - 4:00pm
The upcoming season of the Elkhart County Symphony of Elkhart, Indiana, with music director and conductor, Brian Groner (at left), includes a concert of charming orchestra works, including "The Sunday Comics" by ACA composer, Lee Gannon (1960-1996), and Vivaldi, at Northridge High School, in Middlebury, Indiana, on March 20, 2011 at 4:00pm. 

The New Juilliard Ensemble, opening season concert to feature Elliott Schwartz's Chamber Concerto No. 3

Sep 25 2010 - 8:00pm
Elliott SchwartzThe New Juilliard Ensemble, now in its 18th season and led by founder and conductor Joel Sachs, opens its four-concert season on Saturday, September 25 at 8 PM in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (155 West 65th Street, New York City). The concert features the U.S. premieres of Salvatore Sciarrino's L'Archeologia del Telefono (2005); Philip Cashian's Skein (2005); and Danish composer Poul Ruders' Kafkapriccio (2007-08); and the New York premiere of Elliott Schwartz's Chamber Concerto III: Another View (2006-07), in honor of the composer's 75th birthday year; plus Harold Meltzer's Virginal (2002) for harpsichord and ensemble.

Brian Kehew Explores 1965 R.A. Moog Co. Electronic Music Workshop

August 9th, 2010 marks the 45th Anniversary of a small summer conference designed to teach electronic music and expose the new Moog synthesizer to a new world of music composers and performers. The Bob Moog Foundation Archive is focusing on this relatively unknown event,  to bring a little clearer understanding of the way things were in the very early days of the Moog synthesizer. Using documents, photos and tapes from the Archive – plus recollections from a few who were there – Moog historian Brian Kehew presents a look at theElectronic Music Workshop of August 1965. Some of the composers who attended the first Moog conference include Robert Ceely, Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, Franklin Morris, and Art Hunkins.

Clarice Assad and friends at Caramoor Festival August 7th

Aug 7 2010 - 3:15pm
Clarice Assad, composer/vocalist with Eileen Mack, clarinet at the ACA Festival 2010Clarice Assad, composer/vocalist with Eileen Mack, clarinet at the ACA Festival 2010Clarice Assad will be performing an all new program at the Caramoor Jazz Festival -- an homage to some of her favorite Brazilian artists such as Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Sueli Costa, among others.  The show was crafted to showcase different rhythmic nuances of Brazilian music, mixed with pop and jazz elements. Assad will be joined by percussionists Keita Ogawa & Yousif Sheronick.




WPRB to broadcast Elizabeth Austin's WILDERNESS SYMPHONY on "Classical Discoveries" Wed. Aug. 4 at 1PM

Aug 4 2010 - 1:00pm
The unique radio program on 103.3 FM, WPRB Princeton, with host Marvin Rosen, celebrates new music and living composers all year long.

On Wednesday, August 04, 2010 on Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde from 11:00 am till 3:00pm.

Selections will include:  "Wilderness Symphony" by American Composer, Elizabeth Austin (1938- ), "Ballad for Cello and Piano" by American/Canadian Composer, Linda Catlin Smith (1957- ), "now again" fragments from Sappho by English Composer, Bernard Rands (England, 1934- ), "Timberline" by American composer, Lois V. Vierk (1951- ) as well as music by Nick Didkovsky, Vanessa Lann and Otto Luening/Vladimir Ussachevsky.

Allmusic reviewer favors Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy's "Undertow"

The Society for Composers, Inc., celebrates the 25-year anniversary of its compilation album series through the release of Mosaic, a CD compilation on the Navona Records label, with music by Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, Sally Reid, Tasos Stylianou, Stephen Yip, and others. Allmusic's review excerpt:

"It's not a contest, but the best piece on the disc appears to be Undertow, a duet for violin and piano by Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy. Fairlie-Kennedy has a long career as a composer and apparently began utilizing serialism early but ran into a wall with it and spent some two decades in silence. When she resumed, it was with a looser application of her technique; this piece is still technically very solid, yet it is a dazzling, complex work that moves in a single-minded direction and has a definitive impact." See full review here.

Other Minds -- Special Tribute to Dane Rudhyar, Sept. 27 & 28

Sep 27 2010 - 8:00pm
This fall, Other Minds presents a special tribute to Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985) September 27, in San Francisco; September 29, in Portola Valley.

Details to be announced

Composers' Conference at Wellesley July 18-August 1, with Melinda Wagner and Michael Gandolfi

Jul 18 2010 - 12:00am

Conference Director,  Mario Davidovsky and Music Director, James Baker announce the 2010 Composers Conference at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Founded in 1945, the Chamber Music Center gives amateur chamber musicians and singers the opportunity to participate in ensembles coached by professional faculty musicians, live and socialize with composers from the Composers Conference, and play chamber music informally with old and new friends.  The shared experience and synergy of these diverse musicians create a unique musical community and a very special musical opportunity for all the participants.

For summer 2010 (July 18 - August 1), we welcome guest composers Melinda Wagner and Michael Gandolfi to the Composers Conference.  In addition, our professional faculty performers will present concerts of traditional and contemporary repertoire featuring the music of ten Composers Conference Fellows.  All concerts are free and open to the public.


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