Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Upcoming New Music at LPR

Check out some of the new music that will be coming to LPR!

Kathleen Supové

File under: contemporary, classical

Kathleen Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and
versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what it means to be pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today's world. Ms. Supové presents a series of solo concerts entitled THE EXPLODING PIANO. In this series, she has performed and premiered works by such established composers as Louis Andriesse
n, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, and Morton Subotnick, as well as emerging composers from varied backgrounds such as David Lang, Randall Woolf, Anna Clyne, Mi
ssy Mazzoli, and Bubblyfish, just to name a few. In recent seasons, she has developed THE EXPLODING PIANO into a multimedia experience by using electronics, theatrical elements, vocal rants, performance art, staging
, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines.

Kathleen Supove is performing tonight(8/17/10) at LPR. To purchase tickets, click here!

Taka Kigawa
File Under: classical, contemporary

Critically acclaimed pianist Taka Kigawa has earned outstanding international recognition as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber music artist since winning First Prize in the prestigious 1990 Japan Music Foundation Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Diploma Prize at the 1990 Concurs Internacional Maria Canals De Barcelona in Spain, with such accolades from The New York Times as “Mr. Kigawa’s feat deserves the highest praise, especially since it was combined with such alacrity and sensitivity to the musical material ... brilliantly done … a careful and serious-minded musician, quietly poetic and considerate” and from The New Yorker “Unbelievably challenging program. Kigawa is a young artist of stature.”

Taka Kigawa is performing at LPR on August 23rd, click here to purchase tickets!

Ted Hearne's KATRINA BALLADS featuring Rene Marie w/ film by Bill Morrison

File Under: film, contemporary classical, minimalist

KATRINA BALLADS, recipient of the 2009 Gaudeamus Prize, is a collection of songs by Ted Hearne. Featuring five singers and a band of eleven instrumentalists, it is set entirely to primary-source texts from the week following Hurricane Katrina - including everything from testimonies of survivors and relief workers to the words of Anderson Cooper, Kanye West, and George W. Bush's infamous "heckuva job." Like American music and New Orleans itself, Katrina Ballads is an omnivorous and multi-stylistic work. It is rhythmic and dramatic music, with an edgy post-minimalist drive and a deep jazz influence. With new work from renowned filmmaker Bill Morrison, Katrina Ballads calls us to reflect upon our own very recent history.

Ted Hearne will be performing Katrina Ballads live at LPR on August 24th, to purchase tickets click here!


File under: experimental, electronic

Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. "Imagine the electric guitar severed from cliché and all of its physical limitations, shaping a bold new musical language." - (City Newspaper, USA). His lush and luminant compositions are anything but sterile computer experiments. They resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece.

Fennesz will be performing with Soap&Skin and Due East as part of the 2010 Moving Sounds Festival on September 4th, to purchase tickets click here!

Kronos Quartet
File under: contemporary classical, experimental

For more than 30 years, the Kronos Quartet—David Harrington, John Sherba (violins), Hank Dutt (viola) and Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)—has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the string quartet. In the process, Kronos has become one of the most celebrated and influential groups of our time, performing thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing more than 40 recordings of extraordinary breadth and creativity, collaborating with many of the world's most eclectic composers and performers, and commissioning hundreds of works and arrangements for string quartet. Kronos' work has also garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy for Best Chamber Music Performance (2004) and "Musicians of the Year" (2003) from Musical America.

The Kronos Quartet has two upcoming performances at LPR on October 8th & 9th.
The show on the 8th will be w/ the Young People's Chorus of New York & the show on the 8th will feature special guest vocalist Judith Berkson.
To purchase tickets, click which show you'd like to attend: October 8th | October 9th.

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