Pianists: Matteo Ramon Arevalos, Sandra Sprecher, Adam Tendler
Complimentary Beer & Wine!
New York’s contemporary music scene is incomparably vast in scope, representing a singular global creative diaspora. Curated bysaxophonistand composer Dan Blake, this series dives right into the fray, taking as a starting point Charlie Parker’s prescient statement that “man, there’s no boundary line to art”. By focusing on new and under-heard musical and multi-disciplinary collaborations, the series aims to shine the light on the uncompromising attitute of exploration and discovery that unites artists across style and aesthetic. Now in its third season, this third concert will feature a continuos set of overlapping new works.
while the glossy Tatarmoon climbed up to us, Marcelo Toledo, premiered by Dan Blake (world premier)
Jack Daniel, Julieta Tenenbaum – dance and spoken word, with special guests.
Suzana Bartal: Piano and Suliman Tekalli: Violin
Suzana Bartal is one of the upcoming piano talents of the young generation. Recent performances have taken her to prestigious venues such as the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Salle Pleyel and Radio France in Paris, Merkin Hall in New York as well as Milton Court in London. Her appearances have been captured by France Musique. Other highlights of the past months include a Germany tour with violist Mariko Hara as part of the series “Best of NRW”. Their duo has been hailed as “brilliant, facettenreich und virtuos” and was recorded by the West Deutscher Rundfunk. Suzana’s playing has been described as having a “pearly touch and of absolute precision” by the Bonner Anzeiger.
In January 2015, Suzana made her triumphal debut with the Orchestre Avignon-Province in the Grieg Concerto under the baton of Wolfgang Doerner, as she stepped in very last minute for pianist Marie-Josèphe Jude. Her performance has received critical acclaim: “As soon as she lays her hands on the keyboard, the artist sets up a strongly marked personality. Her touch is sure, she shows perfect technique and plays with absolute simplicity pages of great complexity. Her sound is powerful and luminous (…)” – Le Marseillais. (more…)
Programming TBD, but will include world premieres, as well as a performance of Glass’s Music in Similar Motion by both ensembles combined.
Echo Chamber, an emergent sextet with a flair for contemporary music, is dedicated to commissioning and performing works written specifically for its unique instrumentation (clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, and double bass). With an eye towards cross-media collaborations, the group is currently working with vocalist and composer Derek Piotr on an evening-length work including electronics and vocals. Future projects include commissions from some of the most exciting young composers, including Matt Frey, Molly Joyce, Michael Laurello, and Ashil Mistry.
Exceptet is an ensemble with “vast emotional range and onomatopoetic charm“ (I Care If You Listen), founded around the unique instrumentation of Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Dedicated to commissioning new and exciting works from some of today’s finest emerging composers, the nascent group has commissioned and performed new works by composers Fjola Evans, Brooks Fredrickson, Paul Kerekes, Brian Petuch, and Eric Shanfield. Percussionist Mark Utley is a Vic Firth artist, which featured Exceptet performing Chris Cerrone’s “Recovering” on its Facebook page in the Fall of 2015. In Spring of 2016, they will be presented by the MATA Interval Series in New York and by the Times Two series in Boston, where they will premiere new works by Scott Wollschleger, Brendon Randall-Myers, and Alex Weiser.
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Impulses SVA Art Show: doors open at 5 pm and Music starts at 8 pm:
1. Bonnie Kane, Multi amp flute - Melissa Lohman, Butoh Dance
2. Shayna Dulberger, Bass - Jaimie Branch, Trumpet
3. New compositions for improvising quartet by: Angela Morris, Tenor Saxophone - Jaimie Branch, Trumpet - Aryeh Kabrinsky, Bass - Kate Gentile, drums
Desvelo’, the latest project of Spanish guitarist/composer Álvaro Domene, is an explosive, genre-defying quartet featuring New York’s heavy hitters Briggan Krauss (alto sax), Josh Sinton (bari sax/bass clarinet), and Mike Pride (drums). Through this fascinating ensemble, Desvelo presents an evolutionary progression in Domene’s compositional technique, boldly unifying elements of avant-garde jazz and 20th-century classical music with experimental metal.
Angelo Branford — guitar, patrick brennan — saxophone, Gene Coleman — flutes & piccolo, Ken Filiano — bass viol
Haruna Fukuzawa — flutes & piccolo, Jason Kao Hwang — violin, Richard Keene — oboe, Eb clarinet, soprano saxophone
Nicolas Letman Bertinovic — bass viol, Michael Lytle — contrabass clarinet, David Sidman — guitar, Rod Williams — piano
patrick brennan’s transparency kestra is a modularly organized ensemble of roughly 8 – 14 primarily wind and string performers that investigates multiple flows of musical information in a way that crisscrosses genre defined boundaries between so called formal composition, collective improvisation and conduction by means of an examination of the under-tested intersections of drum and melodic principles.
Transparencies coordinate superimposable melodies that each articulate a contrasting rhythmic stratum while meeting frequently as melodic unisons so as to prioritize variable timbre and texture, spiking contrarily to construct flickering, variably colored composite soundscapes modeled somewhat on the examples of African polyrhythm and melodic polyphony. Decentralized organization wraps through exacting interfaces whose parameters are compositionally redefined throughout performance via conduction.
FIDO2 is a NYC ensemble of improvising musicians . . . Shoko Nagai: Piano Processor, Ken Filiano: Bass, Ron Horton: Trumpet, Maryanne de Prophetis: Vocals
Born in Poland, Maria Strojniak began her music education at the age of 12, and was the finalist of the International String Competition in Bled, Slovenia (2011). Maria currently works at the NY Philharmonic in the Education Department and is also a substitute violin and viola instructor at the Harmony Program. In the fall of 2013, Maria was appointed as as an adjunct instructor in viola at NYU Steinhardt, where she studied with Karen Ritscher. She graduated from NYU with her master of music in viola performance degree in 2015. In 2008, her musical future was threatened by an arm injury. During that period, she became interested in meditation, 5 Rhythms Dance, and yoga as sources of inspiration and finding ways to return to her passion, music. Maria loves playing chamber music and giving recitals. Lately, Maria has become an advocate of new music and is collaborating with various young composers. Maria has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Skirball Cultural Center and Symphony Space. Despite the fact that Maria’s health threatened her career, she never gave up. She has been working constantly to become a better violist. She feels that being a musician is a journey… on which one travels, when it is open, to learn till the end…
Myla Kato-DuVally was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to the United States at the age of 2. She began playing the piano when she was 6 years old and also studied violin up until the end of high school. She has performed throughout the United States as well as Spain, France and Japan. In 2006, she was invited to participate in the Puigcerda International Music Festival in Puigcerda, Spain. Although Myla enjoys performing solo repertoire, she focuses more on chamber music and accompanying. During her time at the Manhattan School of Music, her chamber group was a finalist in the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition with a performance of the Dvorak Piano Quintet. She regularly plays house concerts around the city with programs of standard classical repertoire. Recently, Myla has taken an interest in promoting the works of young composers and is now a member of Red Summer, a chamber orchestra focusing solely on new music. She has been an accompanist at the American Fine Arts Festival, and is a frequent accompanist for students at NYU and the Manhattan School of Music. Myla has garnered several top prizes in competitions including the Hudson Valley Music Club Competition, the Lionti-Lewis Concerto Competition, and the Yonkers Philharmonic Concerto Competition. Myla holds a B.M. in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Nina Svetlanova. She has also taken lessons and master classes with Yuri Kim, Raymond Beegle, Oxana Yablonskaya, Frank Levy and David Dubal. She recently returned to school for a Master’s in musicology with a focus in early music but made the decision to leave in order to devote her time completely to performing. In addition to playing, Myla loves to teach and maintains a large private studio in Manhattan.