Thursday, November 4, 2010

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

Marilyn Nonken, piano
File Under: classical

Marilyn Nonken, “a determined prot
ector of important music" (New York Times) and "one of the greatest interpreters of new
music" (American Record Guide), is known for performances that explore transcendent virtuosity and extremes of musical expression. She has recorded for New World, Mode, Lovely Music, Albany, Metier, CRI, BMOP Sound, Tzadik, Bridge, New Focus, and Cairos. This season includes performances of Morton Feldman’s Triadic Memories, Tristan Murail’s Territoires de L’Oubli, as well as works by Rzewski, Chuaqui, and emerging American Drew Baker. A graduate of the Eastman School and Columbia University, she is a Steinway Artist and Director of Piano Studies at NYU’s Steinhardt School.

Join us for Marilyn Nonken, "The People United WIll Never Be Defeated" on Tuesday, November 9th! To purchase tickets, click here!

An Arvo Pärty
A 75th Birthday Celebration for Arvo Pärt & Giya Kancheli
File Under: classical, contemporary classical

Andrei Pushkarev was born in Kiev and began his piano studies at the Kiev Music School. Subsequently, he studied percussion under Professor Alexander Blinov. In 1995 he was awarded First Prize as solo vibraphonist in the New Names of Ukraine Competition and, between 1995-1999, he performed as solo vibraphonist with chamber ensembles throughout the Ukraine. Pushkarev joined the Kremerata Baltica Orchestra in 1999 with he has perforemd in international concerts and recorded.

Pianist Andrius Zlabys has appeared widely throughout the world as solo
ist and chamber musician. A prizewinner at the 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition, he performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra.

Join us for An Arvo Pärty on Wednesday, November 10th. It's FREE w/ RSVP, please click here for more details!

Aki Takahashi, piano
File Under: classical, contemporary classical

Born in Kamakura, Japan, Aki Takahashi began the study of piano at the age of five with her mother, and later entered Tokyo University of the arts, where she received her M.A., studying with Yutaka Ito, Ray Lev, and George Vasarhelyi.

Since her first public recital in 1970, she has been active in the field of new music. Composers such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Isang Yun, Joji Yuasa, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Carl Stone, Maki Ishii, and Takehisa Kosugi have created works especially for her. In addition, she has also displayed her talent and technique performing works by Messaien, Boulez, Xenakis, Takemitsu, and her brother Yuji Takahashi.

Glenn Branca
(World Premiere of Symphony No.15 "Running Through the World Like An Open Razor)
File Under: classical, contemporary classical, no wave, punk

Branca's newest symphony may be his most entertaining. Using a tremendous variety of instrumentation Branca has created seven widely contrasting movements. Although the piece is unlike much of his earlier work it is distinctively Branca's. From softly undulating washes of sound to rich changing neo-harmony to resonant fields of acoustic phenomena to roaring musical brutalism and even to parody this symphony is a tour de force on the razor's edge of 21st Century new music.

Join us for Glenn Branca on either Saturday, November 20th OR Sunday, November 21st! To purchase tickets for the 20th, click here....for the 21st, click here.

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