Nov
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gregory Spears: Wolf-in-Skins

  • SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center (map)
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Philadelphia Dance Projects in partnership with American Opera Projects will present an “Informance” with Choreographer, Christopher Williams and Composer, Gregory Spears as the culmination of a creative artist residency to further develop their original dance opera, WOLF-IN-SKINS.

An “Informance” is a work-in-progress showing, where the artists are in conversation with the audience about the content of the work, their ideas and inspiration.  Dancers, singers and musicians will perform sections from the work.

Wolves, hounds, fay milkmaids and other mythical characters fill this dance opera that draws inspiration from a cycle of Welsh romance tales that preserve pre-Celtic and pre-Christian elements. It views marginalized or outmoded cultural relics, celebrating the “otherness” inherent in early Welsh literature, through a contemporary lens.

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Nov
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gregory Spears: Wolf-in-Skins

  • SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Philadelphia Dance Projects in partnership with American Opera Projects will present an “Informance” with Choreographer, Christopher Williams and Composer, Gregory Spears as the culmination of a creative artist residency to further develop their original dance opera, WOLF-IN-SKINS.

An “Informance” is a work-in-progress showing, where the artists are in conversation with the audience about the content of the work, their ideas and inspiration.  Dancers, singers and musicians will perform sections from the work.

Wolves, hounds, fay milkmaids and other mythical characters fill this dance opera that draws inspiration from a cycle of Welsh romance tales that preserve pre-Celtic and pre-Christian elements. It views marginalized or outmoded cultural relics, celebrating the “otherness” inherent in early Welsh literature, through a contemporary lens.

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Dec
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country’s dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace

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Dec
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

Reverie

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Featuring flautist Anna Urrey and cellist Caleb van der Swaagh, Reverie is my latest chamber music project featuring the stunning and innovative arrangements by harpist Carlos Salzedo of two classic French piano works: Debussy's Children's Corner and Ravel's Sonatine. The program also includes works by Jean-Michel Damase and Gabriel Fauré.

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Dec
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country’s dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace.

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Dec
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an extraordinary new composition fusing music, film, voice and movement. It is the first major symphonic work that addresses the traumas that occurred in Cambodia in the late seventies, and is the first collaboration between the Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh and lauded composer Him Sophy — both survivors of the Khmer Rouge and now at the forefront of Cambodia’s cultural renaissance. Anchored in “bangsokol” — a ritual for the dead or soon to be deceased — the performance intertwines traditional Khmer instruments with The Metropolis Ensemble orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir. All together, they create something innately Cambodian but relatable to audiences everywhere.

Bangsokol is an act of cultural renewal, aiming to return the arts to their place at the heart of Cambodian society. While the world continues to witness new genocides, wars and destruction, Bangsokol urges us to express our scars from the past in order to forge a new path forward

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Dec
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an extraordinary new composition fusing music, film, voice and movement. It is the first major symphonic work that addresses the traumas that occurred in Cambodia in the late seventies, and is the first collaboration between the Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh and lauded composer Him Sophy — both survivors of the Khmer Rouge and now at the forefront of Cambodia’s cultural renaissance. Anchored in “bangsokol” — a ritual for the dead or soon to be deceased — the performance intertwines traditional Khmer instruments with The Metropolis Ensemble orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir. All together, they create something innately Cambodian but relatable to audiences everywhere.

Bangsokol is an act of cultural renewal, aiming to return the arts to their place at the heart of Cambodian society. While the world continues to witness new genocides, wars and destruction, Bangsokol urges us to express our scars from the past in order to forge a new path forward.

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Feb
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Reverie

Featuring flautist Anna Urrey and cellist Caleb van der Swaagh, Reverie is my latest chamber music project featuring the stunning and innovative arrangements by harpist Carlos Salzedo of two classic French piano works: Debussy's Children's Corner and Ravel's Sonatine. The program also includes works by Jean-Michel Damase and Gabriel Fauré.

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Apr
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Alice | Anne | Ashley

Joining flautist Alice Teyssier and violist Anne Lanzilotti for a contemporary music program focusing on the theme on light. Works to be performed include a new composition by Anne, Jocelyn Morlock's Vespertine, and Debussy's classic Sonata for flute, viola, and harp.

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Sep
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Times Arrow: Webern

NOVUS NY and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street will focus on the complete works of Austrian serialist composer Anton Webern for the two-year span of the Time’s Arrow festival in 2017-18 and 2018-19. The festival presents Webern’s works alongside those of the early contrapuntal composers whose direct descendant he considered himself to be, as well as a sampling of works by the later composers he inspired. The festival’s examination of Webern and the turbulent times in which he lived explores how an artist’s work relates to personal politics and whether the two spheres can be separated.

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Jul
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Lincoln Center Festival: Naked Lunch

David Cronenberg’s 1991 film inspired by William S. Burroughs’s hallucinatory novel owes a lot of its surrealist mood to its famous score—a collaboration between Howard Shore and Ornette Coleman. In this screening and live performance, saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Henry Threadgill summon Ornette’s spirit in otherworldly riffs and fevered tangents while Ensemble Signal evokes Shore’s shadowy orchestral textures.

Burroughs’s novel—an experimental, nonlinear set of vignettes about a junkie known sometimes as William Lee—was released in 1959, the same year as Coleman’s album The Shape of Jazz to Come, and the two artists both inhabited the same fringes. Listen closely to hear Coleman’s composition “Midnight Sunrise” from the album Dancing in Your Head. Burroughs was at the 1973 recording session.

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Jun
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

NY Philharmonic: Gilbert Conducts Wagner's Das Rheingold


Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas that make up Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, the largest operatic work ever composed, and launches the incredible sound world of the cycle. Led by Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic and a fabulous cast of singers introduce you to a titanic landscape of gods, giants, dwarves, and water spirits in this enhanced concert production of the opera.

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Jun
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

NY Philharmonic: Gilbert Conducts Wagner's Das Rheingold


Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas that make up Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, the largest operatic work ever composed, and launches the incredible sound world of the cycle. Led by Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic and a fabulous cast of singers introduce you to a titanic landscape of gods, giants, dwarves, and water spirits in this enhanced concert production of the opera.

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Jun
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

NY Philharmonic: Gilbert Conducts Wagner's Das Rheingold


Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas that make up Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, the largest operatic work ever composed, and launches the incredible sound world of the cycle. Led by Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic and a fabulous cast of singers introduce you to a titanic landscape of gods, giants, dwarves, and water spirits in this enhanced concert production of the opera.

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May
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Metropolis Presents: Electric Lady

  • 1 Rivington Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)
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Thrilled to be bringing my latest project, Electric Lady to the city! Centered around my collaboration with New York-based composer Danielle Eva Schwob, a “notable cross-genre composer” (The New Yorker) and musical polymath with “deep roots in rock music” (The New York Times), Electric Lady celebrates contemporary solo and chamber works written by female composers, whose works form the heart of this engaging program. Program also includes works by Kati Agocs, Angelica Negron, and Germaine Tailleferre, among others. Featuring guest artists Simon Boyar (percussion), Jocelin Pan (viola), and Anna Urrey (flute). Wine reception at 6:30 followed by program at 7.

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May
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Dessoff Choirs: A New Amorous World

Featuring Lembit Beecher’s The New Amorous World along with contemporary music from Haiti, China, and the Middle East, The Dessoff Choirs welcomes the United Nations International High School Chamber Choir and their director Mr. Daniel Stroup. Other special guests include Johanne Francois and Wenson Delice, co-directors of “Voices of Haiti,” a children’s choir based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of intergenerational singing and dynamic international choral music.

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May
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

NOVUS NY: Philip Glass Symphony

Written to mark the turn of the millennium, Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 manifests Gustav Mahler’s opinion that “The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.”

Glass draws from diverse spiritual wellsprings, including the Bible, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Koran, Hindu scriptures, and West African traditions to create an epic narrative.

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, and NOVUS NY combine their full forces to perform this all-embracing masterpiece.

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May
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

NOVUS NY: Philip Glass Symphony No. 5

Written to mark the turn of the millennium, Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 manifests Gustav Mahler’s opinion that “The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.”

Glass draws from diverse spiritual wellsprings, including the Bible, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Koran, Hindu scriptures, and West African traditions to create an epic narrative.

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, and NOVUS NY combine their full forces to perform this all-embracing masterpiece.

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May
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

NOVUS NY: Sunken Cathedral

This spring, the Concerts at One series focuses on water justice, the subject of the 2017 Trinity Institute National Theological Conference on climate change and water crises. Works on this program include John Luther Adams's Become Ocean, Luna Pearl Woolf's After the Wave, and a world premiere by the dynamic Jessica Meyer.

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Apr
15
10:30am10:30am

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc Presents: The Dream Unfinished

Performing William Grant Still's Ennanga along with fellow musicians and actors from The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra, for a family-friendly exploration of the works and biographies of the virtuoso Venezuelan pianist Teresa Carreño and trail-blazing African-American composer William Grant Still, both of whom, through their music and personal lives, developed deep connections to other countries and cultures. Also includes works for solo piano and chamber orchestra, along with youth performers and live dramatic monologue. Workshop begins at 10:30am, followed by the performance at 11:30am.

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Mar
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Fallen Giant

Presented with American Lyric Theater
A mash-up honoring the classic detective stories of Sherlock Holmes in a romp through a fairy tale world to solve a mystery unlike any Holmes and Watson have encountered before. With a playful libretto by E.M Lewis and mysterious score by Evan Meier, the game’s afoot!

Featuring Daniel T. Curran as Sherlock Holmes with Sharleen JoyntJennifer BlackJoshua TurchinBlythe GaissertSteven EddyDavid Kravitz and Jorgeandrés Camargo. Conductor: Ari Pelto.

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Jan
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Vassar College: Modfest 2017

  • Skinner Hall of Music, Vassar College (map)
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To celebrate Dee Wilson’s inspired direction of Modfest and professor emeritus Richard Wilson’s 50 remarkable years of teaching and making music at service to Vassar College, the Music Department is honored to host its first annual “Adene and Richard Wilson Concert.” This concert features music by Vassar composers including Sylvia Songs and the Jitterbug Waltz by Susan Botti, Duo Variations for double bass and harp by Jonathan Chenette, Annea Lockwood’s I Give You Back, and Richard Wilson’s Dithyramb for Oboe and Clarinet and Gnomics for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet. Performers include the first Affiliate Chamber Ensemble of Carnegie Hall, Decoda, and guests including Sooyun Kim, flute, Stewart Breczinski, oboe, Moran Katz, clarinet, Anna Elashvili, violin, Siwoo Kim, violin, Yves Dharmaraj, cello, and Brian Ellingsen, bass. Vassar faculty members include Susan Botti, soprano, Ashley Jackson, harp, and Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano.

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