Circles & Lines
File Under: contemporary classical
Circles and Lines is a new composers consortium dedicated to providing an eclectic and accessible sample of compositional styles in contemporary classical music. The group’s music draws from a wide range of influences including ambient/electronica, rock, tango, minimalism and traditional classical. Its members include Angelica Negron, Noam Faingold, Eric Lemmon, Dylan Glatthorn and Conrad Winslow.
Circles & Lines (A Night of Young Composers) feat. music of Glatthorn, Lemmon, Winslow, Silva, Faingold, Négron, Caruso is performing at LPR on Sunday, September 12th! To purchase tickets, click here!
Dan Barber & the Mirror Vision Ensemble
File under: food&music, classical
Join chef Dan Barber in a conversation on the food sustainability movement, and the way in which the arts can foster its presence. Barber’s philosophy combines old world farming wisdom with new agricultural technologies in order to create food that is at once delicious, innovative, healthy and environmentally responsible. Dan Barber now takes his sustainability advocation a step further by explaining the positive impact the arts can have on spreading these ideas to a wider audience. As Dan explains, “The issue of food and agriculture sustainability is currently attracting a tsunami of attention. Art can play a role in the next level of this movement.”
To demonstrate this unique collaboration, The Mirror Visions Ensemble performs sneak peek excerpts from know thy farmer™—a cantata by Richard Pearson Thomas set to a number of texts drawn from the menus of Blue Hill at Stone Barns Restaurant—which will receive its official world premiere on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Merkin Concert Hall.
Visit: Blue Hill Farm
The Mirror Visions Ensemble was founded in 1992 by Tobé Malawista, Richard Lalli and Scott Murphree. The initial interest, which continues to this day, was the back-to-back performance of multiple settings of a single text. This led to programs built around favorite poets: Shakespeare, Verlaine, Dickinson and Heine, in particular. Commissioning rapidly became an integral part of the ensemble’s mission, and, under Ms. Malawista’s guidance, The Mirror Visions Ensemble has commissioned more than 70 vocal chamber music works from 14 composers including Christopher Berg, Tom Cipullo, Russell Platt, Richard Pearson Thomas, and Yehudi Wyner.
Dan Barber & the Mirror Vision Ensemble will be performing at LPR on Monday, September 13th! To purchase tickets, click here
Peter Evans Quintet
File Under: classical, quintet, contemporary
Peter Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory with a degree in classical trumpet. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music and composition. As a performer, Evans has been working to broaden the expressive range of his chosen instrument and enjoys playing with steady configurations of players and composers.
Members of the quintet include: Peter Evans(trumpet/compositions),Carlos Homs(piano/synthesizer), Tom Blancarte(bass), Jim Black(drums) & Sam Pluta(live digital processing)
The Peter Evans Quintet will be performing at LPR on Monday, September 13th! To purchase tickets, please click here!
File under: ambient,contemporary classical, experimental
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).
Christian Fennesz is known from his own particular musical world as well as his impeccable work in creating beautiful compositions for guitar. Somewhere between concrete music, classical and ambiance sounds, he stretches musical resources and effects to create melodies and atmospheres that fuse classical and orchestral concepts with conceptual musical research and complex digital structures.
Fennesz will be performing with Soap&Skin and Due East (2010 Moving Sounds Festival) at LPR this Saturday(9/4)! To purchase tickets, click here!
Anne Akiko Meyers
File Under: violin, contemporary, classical
One of the world’s premiere concert violinists, Anne Akiko Meyers is recognized as a trailblazing musician whose playing “flows from the heart” (The New York Times). Since making her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 11, Meyers has made regular appearances with the world's major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony and many others. Her diverse discography totals more than twenty recordings. This recording, Seasons…Dreams is her second release for E1 Music; her first release on the label, Smile, was met with widespread critical praise and Billboard-charting popular acclaim. Her television credits include an A&E telecast from the Casals Festival with the Montreal Symphony, a PBS broadcast with the Boston Pops Orchestra and John Williams and appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and the "Emmy Awards.”
Anne Akiko Meyers(violin) & Reiko Uchida(piano) will be performing the music of Beethoven, Debussy, Wagner, Fauré, and Schnittke at LPR on Sunday, September 19th! To purchase tickets, click here.