The Julian Reid Quartet seeks to sit at various intersections: the intersection of jazz, soul, and R&B; the intersection of comfort and challenge; the intersection of familiar and unfamiliar. They hope that the variety gives people from different communities something to chew on musically as well as lyrically – the selections with lyrics are intentionally chosen in order to pay homage to past struggles of various people, groups, or current issues that affect those in the here and now. (more…)
April 17, 2014 9:00 pm
April 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Composer Avner Finberg creates in his vocal music a style which incorporates the power of opera with the approachability of musical theater. He explores the comical as well as the spiritual, with such diverse themes as the mysterious parallel worlds of Murakami’s novels, the poems of Walt Whitman, and the Reception of Whole Foods by the residents of 125th Street (more…)
April 19, 2014 8:00 pm
April 19, 2014 11:00 pm
During Easter of 2012, Theatre Group Dzieci was invited to create a Passion for Holy Week at The Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, enacted by a small group of nuns from that precious community. The experience was life changing for all involved, inspiring Dzieci to explore the essence of this sacred liturgy, to create a ritual not bound by any single religion.
For more information, call (718) 638-6037 or visit dziecitheatre.org.
April 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Dana Lyn, a Brooklyn based violinist and composer, inhabits a musical world somewhere in the Venn diagram of 70′s art rock, classical, traditional Irish and improvised music. Her recent album, Aqualude, dubbed “the subtlest eco-disaster album ever written (Lucid Culture),” is the result of endless daydreaming about what it would be like to live on the ocean floor. Helping her create the soundtrack to this feature-length dream are clarinetist Mike McGinnis, guitarist Jonathan Goldberger, cellist Clara Kennedy, and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums (more…)
April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
John Voirol has made himself indispensable in the Swiss Jazz-Scene for a long time. This diehard musician, born in 1958, is, characteristically, simultaneously active in three to four first class bands as clarinetist, saxophonist and composer. His busy concert agenda permitting, John teaches at the Musikhochschule Luzern (Lucerne School of Music) or joins fellow musicians in the recording studio to experiment with the creation of the next CD.
John Voirol likes changes of rhythm – within tunes as well as within his musical career. He performed with the Vince Benedetti Big Band, with Catherina Valente, with Mr. Defunkt Joseph Bowie and explored the stages in Vienna, New York and Leverkusen. It goes without saying that he has also left a mark on countless musicals, including such endearing projects (more…)
April 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Paul Morin is a classically trained pianist, contemporary composer, and artist. He was a prizewinner at the Music Club of Douglaston Piano Competition. For two consecutive years, Paul was awarded The Suffolk County Piano Forum Prize. His recent public piano performances include UTEQ University in South America, Steinway Hall NYC, The United Nations, Spectrum NYC, Faust Harrison Hall, Blackbox Theater, Saint Peters NYC, and The Staller Center. Paul has performed with The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and The New York University Symphony Orchestra. He is professionally associated with the College Music Society and The American Composers Forum (more…)
April 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Radical 2 presents an evening of theatrically driven percussion music. The program will include two premiers by Radical 2′s own Dennis Sullivan: Skycycle Variations (for solo vibraphone, Thai gongs, voice, and electronics) and Apocalypse Ready (for speaking/singing percussion quartet).
Also on the bill will be the Mobius Percussion Quartet. They will be giving a full performance of Kate Neal’s what hath II among other exciting pieces for percussion quartet (more…)
May 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Jorge Roeder Solo & Cabin Trio
New York’s contemporary music scene is singularly vast in scope, perhaps impossible to cover with a single series. With this residency at The Firehouse Space, Dan Blake brings together a range of collaborations that at least begins to represent the diversity of experiences and musical styles he has witnessed while living in New York.
For the fourth concert of the series, Jorge Roeder will play a rare solo set. Originally from Lima, Peru, Jorge is among the most sought after bassists in New York. His work with artists such as Gary Burton, Kenny Werner, Shai Maestro, and Julian Lage goes beyond that of a “sideman,” helping to define the sound of every musical situation he takes part in. He will perform a set of solo music expressing the wide range of influences that inform his style, including contemporary jazz, Peruvian folkloric music, electronic processing (more…)
May 2, 2014 8:00 pm
The violin/viola duo, andPlay, continues to push the boundaries of the traditional string duo with this eclectic program of music from up and coming composers. Collaborations with New York-based composers Kevin Baldwin, Ian Ng, and John Rot, have led to three new premieres that vary in their exploration of textural, rhythmic, and timbral possibilities. Also on the program are works by Matt Frey and Stefano Gervasoni that further enhance the playful and creative approach to sound that andPlay brings to every performance (more…)