February 10, 2017 8:00 pm

An Anti-Valentine Variety Show by Love Every Note

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An Anti Valentine Variety Show by Love Every Note brings you into a special world of the past with classical selections like Maurice Ravel’s profoundly beautiful Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello, offers a look at the current and boundless world of electro-acoustic sounds with music and performances by Todd Reynolds, works for RighteousGIRLS by Andy Akiho, Pascal Le Boeuf and more, as well as set of pre recorded and improvised music by trumpet/cello duo LILT. Then, you’ll be hurtled full pace into the gritty futuristic baroque-punk sounds of Body Bag, a five piece band whose sound has been described as “‘soulful ruckus”. You won’t want to miss this special variety show featuring performances and sounds by many of New York City’s current and most loved contemporary composers and performers!

Love Every Note is a New York based concert series and performance platform founded by artistic director and cellist Jillian Blythe. Love Every Note, inspired by a former teacher’s mantra, is dedicated to preserving the purest essences of art and expression. Through performances and collaborative projects, the series brings together those who share this dedication as a way to inspire artists and audiences alike. Love Every Note performances immerse the audience  in a world crafted by people sharing their deepest respect and passions with the communities around them. Join Love Every Note at The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Street, for an eclectic mix of innovative performances {Friday, February 10th 2017 8 PM} by some of today’s most captivating New York City artists.

Featuring performances by:

Todd Reynolds(violin)

Jillian Blythe(cello)

RighteousGIRLS (Gina Izzo, flute | Erika Dohi, piano)

Nolan Tsang(trumpet)


Body Bag

tickets:   www.myantivalentine.brownpapertickets.com

website calendar listing:   www.jillianblythecello.com/calendar

facebook page:   www.facebook.com/LoveEveryNote

Link to past programs and recordings:   www.jillianblythecello.com/LoveEveryNote

Instagram: @loveeverynoteconcerts

Twitter: @LoveEveryNote


February 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Izzo-Swerdlin Duo

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Alex Swerdlin: Clarinet
Anthony Izzy: Sax
Kristin Samadi: Piano

Alex Swerdlin holds a Bachelors degree in clarinet performance from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education and a Masters degree in music education from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. He has performed in many chamber music and orchestral settings, and teaches clarinet privately. Alex also teaches music in the Great Neck Public School district and is co-music director and pianist for Great Neck North Middle School’s musical productions. Alex also enjoys writing, art, and speaks Mandarin.

Anthony Izzo received his masters in classical saxophone performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music. He has given world premieres of works by notable composers such as Leo Kraft, Saman Samadi and John Szto. He has performed all over the NYC area and in many venues in Long Island. In addition to performing, Anthony has written many solo and small ensemble works. He has written concert music, animation music and video game music. Anthony studied saxophone with Dr. Paul Cohen and composition with Mikael Karlsson. He is currently an elementary school music teacher in Corona, Queens and teaches grades Pre-K – 2.

February 12, 2017 7:30 pm

Unheard-of//Ensemble Performs for the End of Time: a Tribute to 246 Frost Street



Unheard-of//Ensemble will perform Messiaen’s timeless work as a tribute to the place where many of New York’s great new music ensemble’s and new works got their start.

Ford Fourqurean (clarinet), Lauren Posey (cello), and Daniel Anastasio (piano) form the core of Unheard-of//Ensemble, a modular contemporary chamber ensemble dedicated to development and performance of new music by living composers.

Highlights of Unheard-of//Ensemble’s 2016-2017 season include the premier of six new works for clarinet, cello, and piano as well as four new works for clarinet and electronics. The ensemble performs at some of New York’s trendiest new music venues including at the Firehouse Space, MISE-EN_PLACE, and Scholes Street Studio as well as many others. Other notable highlights include a residency at Marywood University and the Unheard-of Tour, a weeklong tour, teaching and performing at universities and colleges across the east coast including Columbus State University, Chattanooga State Community College, Covenant College, and many others.

Unheard-of//Ensemble collaborates with composers at the forefront of modern music to create projects that connect with new, diverse audiences. Based in New York City, the group is committed to the idea that new music belongs in every community and hopes to expand this ideal through touring, outreach, and an internet and social media presence to connect with both audiences and young artists throughout the country, focusing specifically on bringing new music to unheard-of locations generally out of reach for most new music organizations. The aim of extensive touring and interaction with new audiences is to both preserve contemporary classical music and to disseminate this new repertoire to a larger public viewership. As both performers and educators, the ensemble mentors and works with students, not only focusing on performance, but also the role of entrepreneurship as a professional musician in the 21st century.

During the 2015-2016 project year, Unheard-of brought six new works for clarinet across different mediums to Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas with performances at the University of Alabama- Birmingham, Marywood University, University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Tarleton State University, and Troy University as well as radio features on 89.3 Montreal, 90.1 WUSB, and Clarinet Corner, the country’s largest clarinet radio program. The project also connects with communities through outreach at local cafes, schools, and unique venues to reach new audiences.

Unheard-of is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.