Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Check out the upcoming CLASSICAL events at (le) poisson rouge!

Chiara String Quartet
File Under: Classical, contemporary classical

Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating thoroughly insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Julie Hye-Yung Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) captivates and enthralls its audiences throughout the country. During 2010-2011, the Chiara is celebrating its tenth anniversary season. Over its first decade, the Chiara has established itself as among America’s most respected ensembles, lauded for its "highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing" (The Boston Globe).

Come see the Chiara String Quartet @ (le) poisson rouge on Sunday, October 17th! To purchase tickets, click here!

Sarah Kirkland Snider

File Under: contemporary classical, composer

Recently deemed “a composer with an enviable knack for crafting moody, strikingly beautiful works” (Time Out New York), Sarah Kirkland Snider writes music of direct expression and vivid narrative. Her works, which strive for an indifference to boundaries of style or genre, have been performed by artists and ensembles from around the world including Shara Worden, Signal, Colin Currie, the Knights, Hebrides Ensemble, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Psappha, Dinosaur Annex, Newspeak, Quatuor Bozzini, and many others, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall, the Aspen Music Festival, Merkin Hall, the Colorado Music Festival, the Bang On a Can Summer Festival, the MATA Festival, the Look & Listen Festival, and the Keys to the Future Contemporary Piano Music Festival to New York multimedia art cabarets such as (le) Poisson Rouge, the Bell House, The Red Bull Theater, and Theater for the New City.

Join us for Sarah Kirkland Snider's "Penelope" w/ Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) & yMusic @ (le) poisson rouge on Monday, October 18th! To purchase tickets, click here!

Menahem Pressler

File Under: piano, classical, contemporary classical

Menahem Pressler, founding member and pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, has established himself among the world’s most distinguished and honored musicians, with a career that spans over five decades. Now in his 86th year, he continues to captivate audiences throughout the world as performer and pedagogue, performing solo and chamber music recitals to great critical acclaim while maintaining a dedicated and robust teaching career.

Born in Magdeburg, Germany in 1923, Pressler fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and emigrated to Israel. Pressler’s world renowned career was launched after he was awarded first prize at the Debussy International Piano Competition in San Francisco in 1946. This was followed by his successful American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Eugene Ormandy. Since then, Pressler’s extensive tours of North America and Europe have included performances with the orchestras of New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Francisco, London, Paris, Brussels, Oslo, Helsinki and many others.

Don't forget to check out Menahem Pressler, piano and Richard Stolzman, clarinet @ (le) poisson rouge on Wednesday, October 27th. To purchase tickets, click here!

Meredith Monk
File Under: composer, cabaret, contemporary classical

Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera and music theater works. During a career spanning five decades, she has been acclaimed by audiences and critics as a major creative force in the performing arts and a pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique”. In 1965, she began her innovative exploration of the voice as a multifaceted instrument and subsequently composed and performed many solo pieces for unaccompanied voice and voice/keyboard. In 1978, she formed Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble to further expand her musical textures and forms. Her vocal music is an eloquent language in and of itself which expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words. In addition to her groundbreaking vocal and music theater pieces (which include Book of Days, Dolmen Music, mercy, impermanence, and ATLAS), she has created vital new repertoire for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments. Her music has also appeared in motion pictures by Jean-Luc Godard and the Coen Brothers, among others. Celebrated internationally, her music has been presented by Lincoln Center Festival, Houston Grand Opera, London’s Barbican Centre, and at major venues in countries from Brazil to Syria.

Join us for Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble Cabaret Concert @ (le) poisson rouge on Sunday, December 12th! To purchase tickets, click here!

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