Thursday, May 17 - 7th annual Queens New Music Festival at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City

I wanted to notify you of a performance of George Crumb's "Makrokosmos" for piano four hands on the opening night of the 7th annual Queens New Music Festival at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, Thursday, May 17. Would you be able to spread the news about this event? Here is a link to the concert page: http://www.ram-nyc.org/events/four-decades-of-exploration. Let me know if you'd like the full press release for the festival and images. 

Peace,

Gilbert Galindo
Artistic Director
Queens New Music Festival

ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL - Thursday, April 26, 2018 | 7:30pm

ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL: MARGARET LENG TAN PREMIERES GEORGE CRUMB, SUZANNE FARRIN & KELLY MORAN

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org

This concert embodies the bountiful extended potential of the piano – the now “classic avant-garde” prepared piano of John Cage; George Crumb, the venerable master still discovering new means of expression within his inimitable style; and Kelly Moran’s latest contribution to the prepared piano repertoire alongside Suzanne Farrin’s bold forays into new sonic territory. All this channeled through Margaret Leng Tan, hailed by the Washington Post as “the formidable doyenne of the avant-garde piano who has built a career on upending tradition, pushing her instrument into fresh, no-holds-barred sonic worlds.”

Tan gives the New York premiere of Metamorphoses, a major new work written for her by the seminal 20th century composer George Crumb, for amplified piano, toy piano, percussion and voice. Metamorphoses is performed with Monica Duncan’s video projections, in which atmospheric visual textures complement the music. Tan will also premiere two new EMF-commissioned pieces by young composers responding to Cage and Crumb’s influence: a work for prepared piano by Kelly Moran, and a haunting new piece by 2017 Rome Prize winner Suzanne Farrin that acknowledges not only Crumb’s important contribution to American music, but, in Farrin’s words, “also Margaret Leng Tan’s special role as the artist who has brought the piano’s insides to life on stage.” Works by Toby Twining and John Cage round out the program.

At this concert, Kaufman Music Center will host Mode Records’ CD launch of Metamorphoses (Book l), a live recording made from Margaret Leng Tan’s performance at the Donaueschinger Musiktage (Germany) in October 2017.

Curator's Note from Judd Greenstein
It’s exciting to be premiering a piece by George Crumb, one of the seminal composers of the 20th century, and to see how young composers respond to his work. His music has been an underrated influence on multiple generations of creative musicians, cutting across the classical/non-classical spectrum. And it’s a great honor to have Margaret Leng Tan, a very influential and important interpreter of contemporary and toy piano music, as a voice on this program.

Doors open at 6:45 pm.

Ecstatic Music Festival home page

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Logan Center at University of Chicago - Sunday, April 22, 2:00pm

Sunday, April 22, 2:00pm
Logan Center at University of Chicago
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
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In a program titled Echoes of the Earth, ICE explores avant-garde musical depictions of ecological landscapes and natural processes. 

Pauline Oliveros: Earth Ears
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 3
Harrison Birtwistle: Some Petals from my Twickenham Herbarium
Toru Takemitsu: Rain Spell
George Crumb: Eleven Echoes of Autumn

Rachel Beetz, flute
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Ross Karre, percussion
Jordan Thomas, harp
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Jennifer Curtis, violin
Michael Nicolas, cello

BORUSAN MUSIC HOUSE - 15 MARCH 2018 THU 20.30

HEZARFEN ENSEMBLE "FALLEN ANGELS"

Awarded “Best Chamber Music Ensemble” in 2012 by Andante Magazine, which seeks to promote contemporary music, Hezarfen Ensemble is composed of well-known musicians both from Turkey and Europe and has won critical acclaim for projects produced to date. The ensemble will perform Black Angels by George Crumb, Musica Celestis by Aaron Jay Kernis and The Answer to the Questions that Wings Ask?  by Ted Hearne for the project titled “Fallen Angels” at the Borusan Music House.

HEZARFEN ENSEMBLE
ÖZCAN ULUCAN violin
ÖZGECAN GÜNÖZ KIZILAY violin
ULRICH MERTİN viola
OZAN TUNCA cello

MICHAEL ELLISON producer

20.30 Doors open
21.00 Concert

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An Evening of George Crumb - February 14th, 2018, Wednesday, 8:00 PM

JOHNS HOPKINS PEABODY CONSERVATORY

 

An Evening of George Crumb

with

Ledah Fink, Violin

Sarah Thomas, Violin

Amy Tan, Viola

Irene Han, Cello

Alan Buxbaum, Conductor

Sean Brennan, Guitar

Erin Baker, Harp

Yoshi Horiguchi, Bass

Kyle Jones, Saxophone

Mari Takeda, Percussion

Matthew Overbay, Percussion

 

Black Angels

     I. Departure

Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects

Sounds of Bones and Flutes

Lost Bells

Devil-music

Danse Macabre

     II. Absence

Pavana Lachrymae

Threnody II. Black Angels!

Sarabanda de la Muerte Oscura

Lost Bells

     III. Return

God-music

Ancient Voices

Ancient Voices

Threnody III: Night of the Electric Insects

 

Quest

Refrain I

     I. Dark Paths

     II. Fugitive Sounds

Refrain 2

     III. Forgotten Dirges

     IV. Fugitive Sounds

Refrain 3

     V. Nocturnal

 

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

8:00 PM

Leith Symington Griswold Hall

This is a non-degree recital.