America's first indigenous opera: TREEMONISHA by Scott Joplin, arranged and orchestrated by TJ Anderson


Friday, February 19, 2010 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 8:00pm

courtesy of Trilogy, An Opera Company, 2009Treemonisha performance courtesy of Trilogy, An Opera Company, 2009Scott Joplin's TREEMONISHA
Feb 19-21, 26-28; Mar 5-7

The Washington Savoyards brings Scott Joplin’s 1910 opera Treemonisha back to Washington for the first time since it was performed during the Kennedy Center’s celebration of the Bicentennial in 1976. This rarely performed opera—which was never performed during Joplin’s lifetime—is a superb piece of American operatic literature which draws on African American traditions for both its story and its music, but is also deeply influenced by classical opera. Joplin posthumously received the Pulitzer Prize 1976 for his contributions to American music .

Composers Recordings, Inc. LP Catalog Now Being Made Available by New World Records

For Immediate Release                                                       February 2010

Composers Recordings, Inc. LP Catalog Now Being Made Available by New World Records

First Batch of Unissued CRI LPs Now Available as On-demand CD-Rs

Fulfilling its promise to make the entire CRI catalog available again, New World Records is pleased to announce the availability of the first batch of digitized CRI LPs as premium-quality on-demand CD-Rs, including the original liner notes. Twenty titles, including music by Charles Amirkhanian, Jack Beeson, Easley Blackwood, Julian Carrillo, Theodore Chanler, Mario Davidovsky, Robert Erickson, Ben Johnston, Kenneth Gaburo, John Melby, Quincy Porter, Vladimir Ussachevsky, and Robert Ward comprise the first set of releases,

Ussachevsky Festival Concert


Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 8:30pm

It's the 18th Annual Ussachevsky Electronic Music Festival Concert!

Shakuhachi! Percussion! Cello! Video! Loudspeakers!

Javier Alvarez: Temazcal for maracas and electronics
Bill Alves: Inyo for shakuhachi and electronics
John Cage: Ryoanji for shakuhachi and electronics
Tom Flaherty: Shepard's Pi for toy piano and electronics
Mary Jane Leach: Bach's Set for solo cello and 8 prerecorded cellos
Dennis Miller: Faktura for video
Maurice Wright: GENIS for video

Performed by Genevieve Feiwen Lee, toy piano Theresa Dimond, maracas Tom Flaherty, cello Rachel Rudich, flute Bill Alves, percussion Saturday, February 6 at 8:00 PM Lyman Hall, Pomona College 340 N. College Ave. Claremont, California Admission Free

Reception at Tom and Cindy's afterwards! Come eat!

KHOJ, The Search for Light, by Jan Gilbert


Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 8:00pm

KHOJ, THE SEARCH FOR LIGHT for orchestra and narrator, to be performed Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Scottish Rite Center in Milwaukee. The Concord Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Jamin Hoffman, will be performing. 

Khoj is a series of miniatures for orchestra and narrator illustrating the text of Asian Indian story teller and author Gita Kar. The Hindi word 'khoj' means 'the wonder of discovery.'

Aaron Jay Kernis, Fiftieth-Birthday Celebration


Monday, January 18, 2010 - 7:30pm

First performed by the New York Philharmonic in 1983, Kernis cemented his reputation in the 1990s with a series of appealing works that deftly blended minimalist and neo-Romantic influences. A tribute concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge--performed by musicians including violinists James Ehnes and Tim Fain, singers Sadie Rosales and Robert Osborne, the guitarist David Tanenbaum, and pianist Evelyne Luest--will take place on Monday evening, Jan. 18, at 7:30pm Ticket information here.


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