photo: Rogelio Nobara
“nail-biting focus” – Bruce Hodges, Music Web International
The Argento Chamber Ensemble performs Michel Galante’s chamber reduction of Mahler’s Symphony no. 10 and music by Jesse Jones, Tristan Murail, Debussy and Bartok.
7pm set: Sumari (Jack DeSalvo, Tom Cabrera and Matt Lavelle Trio)
8pm: The 12 Houses “Solidarity” CD Release (with Matt Lavelle, Art Baron, Jack DeSalvo, Ras Miguel, Francois Grillot, John Pietaro, Claire De Brunner, Anaïs Maviel, Brafmatic, Charles Waters, Mary Cherney, Lee Odom, Gil Selinger, Chris Forbes, Ryan Sawyer, Tom Cabrera and me)
Admission: $10 for both sets
C’est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée, une source scellée, une fontaine close…(1976) for solo viola
Les ruines circulaires (1998) for violin and clarinet
Feuilles à travers les cloches (1998) for flute, violin, cello and piano
Giacinto Scelsi: Anahit with violin soloist David Fulmer
Georg Friedrich Haas: Introduktion und Transsonation US Premiere
I am honored to be a part of this event, bringing together visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers for a rare and exclusive evening of installations, performances and delicious locally sourced food against the striking backdrop of the Omi Studio Barns on the autumn equinox in idyllic Ghent, New York. I will be performing in the silo with fellow Omi alumni Michael Evans and James Lewis during the 5pm cocktail hour. The event helps support Omi’s wonderful residency programs for creative musicians, dancers, writers and visual artists from all over the world. So please come see Omi for yourself on September 19 and support this worthy cause by ordering your ticket here.
The Tenri Cultural Institute of New York
43A West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
September 30: Americana
Curator: Adda Kridler; Guest violinist: Greg Fulkerson
Philip Glass’ Music in Similar Motion and music by Christian Wolff, Morton Feldman, Charles Ives, D.J. Sparr and Dan Visconti
October 1: The Concert from Hell
Curator: Emilie-Anne Gendron; Guest pianist: Gil Kalish
George Crumb’s Black Angels and music by Eugène Ysaÿe, Julián Carrillo, Philip Glass and Charles Ives
October 3: Memory Palace
Curator: Michael Haas; Guest cellist: Marcy Rosen
Music spanning five centuries by Tomás Luis de Victoria, Luigi Boccherini, Claude Debussy, George Crumb and Michael Small
October 4: All Blade
Curator: Stephanie Griffin; Guest artists: Wilfrido Terrazas (flutist/composer) and Gordon Beeferman (pianist/composer)
Arthur Kampela’s Uma Faca Só Lâmina (‘A Knife All Blade’), a posthumous world premiere by jazz legend Yusef Lateef, and three premieres by Wilfrido Terrazas, Borey Shin and Gordon Beeferman (commissioned by Peter Pohly)
Each night will have its own special custom beer created for the occasion by Sam Burlingame of BrewHeister!
Admission: $15 for a single concert, $50 for the full festival pass
Tickets and passes will be available at the door half an hour before the show, but we recommend making an online reservation ahead of time on Brown Paper Tickets.
$20 suggested donation
Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear Mexican flutist and improvising monster Wilfrido Terrazas, who will be in New York City for only a few days. On this unique concert series at Andrew Drury’s home, he and I will be joined by the uniquely creative scat singer from Albany, Chuck Ver Straeten, and New York veteran and superstar improvisers Peter Zummo (trombone) and Andrew Drury (drums).In addition to fresh music made right before your very ears, there will be Andrew Drury’s celebrated homemade soup!
Ursel Schlicht – Fender Rhodes
Stephanie Griffin – viola
Catherine Sikora – soprano and tenor sax
Francois Grillot – bass
Lou Grassi – drums
Pianist Ursel Schlicht has united four outstanding musicians she has long-standing relationships with for a night of exciting and varied improvisations in small and larger formats. Stylistically, the music reflects the variety of areas the musicians are traveling in from jazz to chamber music, moments of folklore or post minimalism, and free improvisation. Expect sudden changes and surprises!
Ursel Schlicht currently lives in Germany and is in New York for a week of performances and workshops. This is her last performance during this trip – do not miss it.
The Momenta Quartet joins Samuel Rhodes, Peggy Pearson, Mei Rui, Laura Weiner and Hugo Moreno in a celebration of music from Eric Nathan’s debut album Multitude, Solitude.
The Momenta Quartet joins Samuel Rhodes, Peggy Pearson and Mei Rui in a celebration of music from Eric Nathan’s debut album Multitude, Solitude.
Homage to Julián Carrillo
The Momenta Quartet gives the world premiere of Julián Carrillo’s String Quartets numbers 6 and 13, alongside music by Arthur Kampela and Charles Ives
Salón del Consejo Universitario
Lascurain de Retana 5 Centro Guanajuato
Admission: $100 (pesos)
World premieres for creative orchestra by Michael Attias, Dan Blake, Joseph Daley and Jessica Pavone.
The Nation of We with Embedded String Quartet:
Steve Swell, trombone/compositions; violins: Jason Hwang, Rosi Hertlein, Sarah Bernstein; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Jake Sokolov Gonzalez, cello; Darius Jones/Chris Pitsiokos, alto sax; Dave Sewelson, baritone sax; Lewis Barnes/Matt Lavelle, trumpet; Vincent Chancey, French horn; Joe Daley, tuba; Todd Nicholson, bass; Chad Taylor, drums
Members of the Momenta Quartet will join pianist Molly Morkoski and bassist Tony Flynt in Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet and Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C Minor
Admission: $15 (tickets are sold at the door)
Music by Alba Potes, Elizabeth Brown, Carlos Francisco Johns-Dávila, Juan Camilo Hernández Sanchez, César Ivan Potes, Ursula Mamlok, Julián Carrillo and Manuel Ponce.
We will be giving the world premiere of his clarinet quintet with the inimitable Moran Katz, and joining in on a larger ensemble piece Tunnel Funnel (1988), which Kyle Gann called “The Tune of the Decade.”
As part of its ongoing project with musicologist Alejandro Madrid, the Momenta Quartet will give the US premieres of Julián Carrillo’s String Quartets numbers 4, 6 and 13.
As part of its ongoing project with musicologist Alejandro Madrid, the Momenta Quartet will give the New York premieres of Julián Carrillo’s String Quartets numbers 4, 6 and 13.
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 “Kreutzer”
with Emilie-Anne Gendron, violon; Lenore Davis, piano
Janacek: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata”
Reading from Leo Tolstoy’s short story “The Kreutzer Sonata.”
Tickets and more information will be available at www.st-urban.com.
Three Concerts In One!
MUSIC: Elliott Carter’s GRA, Vicente Alexim’s SHADOWS, STAINS, TRAILS
ANIMATION: The four LICHTSPIEL films of Walter Ruttmann (1921-25) scored by Hans Eisler, Max Bunting, and Anthony Ciesielka; Dennis Miller’s VARIATIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE, and Matthew Greenbaum’s LINE STUDY
IMPROV: original compositions involving improvisation by Stephanie Griffin, Hilliard Greene, and Thomas Heberer
AND François Couperin: Les Goûts réunis: Treizième Concert
Vicente Alexim, clarinet
Thomas Heberer, cornet
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Hilliard Greene, double bass
Matthew Greenbaum, recorder
Featuring the US Premiere of “Argoru IV”, a virtuosic work for solo viola, performed by Stephanie Griffin, and two works for string quartet, “Somehow We Can” and “Secret Desire to Be Black”, performed by the Momenta Quartet, as well as three of Singleton’s works for solo piano: “Baked In The Cake”, “Argoru I”, & “In My Own Skin”, performed by pianist Joseph Kubera, and “Be Natural”, for three string players, with Stephanie Griffin, Meaghan Burke, and James Ilgenfritz.
Female Composer Portraits
Music by Erin Gee, Yu-Hui Chang, Isabel Mundry and Chaya Czernowin
ECCE Ensemble with Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, voice, and Jean-Philippe Wurtz, conductor
Tickets: $20 (at the door)
Also featuring world premieres by Daniel Goode, Philip Corner, Dean Rosenthal and Gayle Young.