World Premiere of Lawrence Dillon's "Cool Night" (Part Two of "Schumann Trilogy" by the University of Utah Philharmonia Sept. 16

Sep 16 2010 - 7:30pm
Lawrence DillonLawrence DillonThe Utah Philharmonia will perform the World Premiere of Lawrence Dillon's Cool Night (Part Two of the Schumann Trilogy) in Salt Lake City.  The performance will be conducted by Robert Baldwin, music director, with vocal soloists Geoffrey Friedley, Julie Wright-Costa, Kirsten Gunlogson and Mary Ann Dresher

Ensemble Pi, new CD, "Keep Going" The Music of Elias Tanenbaum, release date Sept. 28

September 28, 2010
Keep Going: The Music of Elias Tanenbaum
Ensemble ∏
(Ravello Records)

Keep Going features the chamber and solo works of the late Elias Tanenbaum performed by Ensemble ∏. The pieces demonstrate Tanenbaum's ability to turn his emotional reactions to world events into music that illustrates both the life-changing grief and need for change that those events cause. As Tanenbaum himself said, "What is there left in any of us but to keep going?" Performers include David Tanenbaum, guitar, Idith Meshulam, piano, and Kristin Norderval, voice.

IU New Music Ensemble to play Chamber Symphony of Louis Karchin on September 30th.

Sep 30 2010 - 8:00pm
The Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, New Music Ensemble, conducted by David Dzubay, announces a great upcoming 2010-11 season, with works by Joel Feigin, Louis Karchin, Don Freund, P.Q. Phan, Bernard Rands, John Gibson, Kurt Rohde, and more.

Other Minds Presents a celebration of the music and art of Dane Rudhyar (1895–1985), September 27 and 29, 2010.

Sep 27 2010 - 6:30pm
Dane Rudhyar 1917Dane Rudhyar 1917"His [Dane Rudhyar's] music does not have to be explained; it is the explanation of a puzzle of human existence; it is an answer to a question that was never asked." –Nicolas Slonimsky

Now, 25 years after Rudhyar's death (9/13/85 in San Francisco), Other Minds presents a celebration of the work of this "seed man" of the avant-garde, with performers David Abel and Julie Steinberg (violin and piano), Sarah Cahill (piano), and the Ives Quartet. The September 27 program will also include a pre-concert panel discussion with the composer's widow Leyla Rudhyar Hill, and biographer Deniz Ertan (University of Nottingham), moderated by Other Minds Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian. A special exhibition of Rudhyar's paintings, manuscripts, and correspondence will be displayed at both concerts.

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.





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