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  • richardmitnick 3:22 PM on November 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Jennifer Koh, Kaija Saariaho,   

    Cedille Records: “NEW FROM JENNIFER KOH: SAARIAHO X KOH 

    Cedille Records

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    Longtime friends Jennifer Koh and Kaija Saariaho come together in their stunning new album Saariaho X Koh, showcasing compositions created by the visionary Finnish composer. The album features works such as Light and Matter, Tocar, and the violin concerto Graal théâtre, which initially sparked their creative relationship.

    Jennifer Koh dives deep into the visionary works of longtime friend and collaborator Kaija Saariaho in her new album Saariaho X Koh.

    Jennifer Koh

    Violinist Jennifer Koh Gears Up to Release Music by Kaija Saariaho from http://stringsmagazine.com

    Kaija Saariaho by Merrin Lazyan Mar 6, 2017 ·

    See the full article here .

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    About Us
    Our Nonprofit Mission

    Cedille Chicago, NFP is dedicated to bringing Chicago’s finest classical musicians to a worldwide audience by recording, distributing, and promoting their work. Through its high-quality recordings on the Cedille Records label, Cedille furthers the careers of outstanding Chicago classical performers and composers as they present innovative programs featuring the music about which they are most passionate.
    Our Future

    With our mission of widely disseminating recordings in mind, Cedille Chicago invests heavily in marketing and promotion of the recordings. Sales cover only a small fraction of our expenses. We rely on the generous contributions of classical music lovers to support the rest.

    For more than two decades, Cedille has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission. Once a recording is in print, it will remain perpetually available. Unlike other record labels, we never delete recordings from our catalog. Each CD is intended as a permanent addition to the world’s catalog of classical music.

    With your support, we will continue recording and producing classical recordings of the highest quality featuring outstanding musicians from Chicago.

    How Cedille Came To Be

    In 1989, James Ginsburg founded Cedille Records, a recording company dedicated to making distinctive classical recordings featuring excellent Chicago-area musicians. Mr. Ginsburg’s vision for Cedille was to record local musicians performing important music overlooked by the major labels. After listening to tapes of pianist Dmitry Paperno’s on-air performances at 98.7 WFMT, Chicago’s classical music station, Jim Ginsburg actively and persuasively lobbied Paperno to record Cedille Records’ first album. The resulting project, Dmitry Paperno Plays Russian Piano Music, garnered favorable reviews from numerous critics.

    Cedille Records immediately filled an important niche as the only Chicago-based classical label and first since Mercury Living Presence in the 1950s.

    In 1994, Cedille Records became a not-for-profit record label under the umbrella of an operating foundation, now named Cedille Chicago. This change in structure gives Cedille Records the capacity to produce more noteworthy recordings and pursue larger and more ambitious projects.

    To this day, Cedille sustains its core vision, rarely recording mainstream classical masterworks, and only in the context of original programs by artists who have enlightening and distinctive interpretations. Cedille enters into agreements with artists on a project-by-project basis. Recording projects are artist driven; Cedille helps the artist refine the concept, making it a more valuable contribution to the artist’s discography and the wider catalog of recorded music, as well as of greater interest to the listening public.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 9:41 AM on October 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From White Light Festival: “Only the Sound Remains” 

    From White Light Festival

    Only the Sound Remains
    Kaija Saariaho, composer

    Kaija Saariaho by Andrew Campbell


    Peter Sellars, director
    (U.S. premiere)

    November 17–18, 2018 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
    Choose a Performance

    Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    For tickets please see the full article as there is no tickets link.

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    All photos by Ruth Walz

    In Kaija Saariaho’s hypnotic opera, based on Ezra Pound’s translations of two Japanese Noh plays, a ghost and an angel emerge from a world of light and shadow. A trio of celebrated performers—countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, bass-baritone Davóne Tines, and dancer Nora Kimball-Mentzos—conjures these supernatural encounters in a U.S. premiere directed by Peter Sellars that shimmers with spectral power and ”overwhelms with beauty” (Bachtrack).

    “This introspective music theatre, this future of opera, overwhelms with beauty, stimulates the imagination, and entrances the mind. Don’t miss it.”

    Bachtrack

    “Sensual and evocative.”

    Financial Times

    “Disarms, seduces and hypnotizes…. Not since Written on Skin has modern opera thrilled with such intensity”

    Bachtrack

    Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
    Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
    Nora Kimball-Mentzos, dancer and choreographer
    Ernest Martínez Izquierdo, conductor

    Ernest Martínez Izquierdo Courtesy of the artist


    Theatre of Voices
    Meta4; Eija Kankaanranta, kantele; Camilla Hoitenga, flute; Heikki Parviainen, percussion
    Julie Mehretu, scenery designer
    Robby Duiveman, costume designer
    James F. Ingalls, lighting designer
    Christophe Lebreton, sound designer

    Once again, I hope you’ll join us for our acclaimed classical music series Great Performers, which offers you the chance to experience the world’s great orchestras, conductors, soloists, and ensembles on Lincoln Center’s legendary stages. In addition, it gives me great pleasure to announce the 2018 White Light Festival, our annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives.

    We hope you will join us for this always stimulating exploration of how art reveals what lies within us, and invite you to experience these artistic offerings as a still point in our ever-turning world. I look forward to seeing you often.

    The White Light Festival is made possible by:
    The Shubert Foundation
    The Katzenberger Foundation, Inc.
    Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
    The Joelson Foundation
    The Harkness Foundation for Dance
    Great Performers Circle
    Chairman’s Council
    Friends of Lincoln Center

    See the full article here .

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    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 8:40 PM on October 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Kaija Saariaho,   

    From NEWMUSICUSA: “Sonic Temples: Music of Saariaho and Barrière” 

    From NEWMUSICUSA

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    Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière from Stanford Arts

    Monday, November 12, 2018
    at 7:30 PM

    Advent Lutheran Church
    2504 Broadway at 93rd Street
    New York, NY 10025

    Free Event

    Two of the world’s leading composers join Music Mondays for a program of entrancing, mystical music that envelops the listener in sound. Kaija Saariaho’s fluid, beguiling works (such as L’amour de Loin, a critical and popular success at the Met in 2016) have made her a leading voice in music today; Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s works intermingle acoustic and electronic sounds to build new sonic landscapes, as heard in a portion of his new opera, The 38th Parallel, a tale of Korean displacement and immigration. Charismatic violinist Jennifer Koh (“one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians,” New York Times), bass-baritone Davóne Tines (“immense power and fervor,” L A Times), and flutist Camilla Hoitenga (“explosive,” N Y Times) perform in what promises to be an immersive musical experience.

    See the full article here .

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    At NEWMUSICUSA we see ourselves first and foremost as advocates. Our mission is to support and promote new music created in the United States. We do that in many ways, fostering connections, deepening knowledge, encouraging appreciation, and providing financial support. In recognition of the possibility and power inherent in the virtual world, we’ve worked to build a strong internet platform to serve our constituency. And that constituency is broad and diverse, from composers and performers to presenters and producers, casual listeners to die-hard fans. We’re truly committed to serving the WHOLE new music community.

    As we go about our work, we make a point of not defining too precisely what we mean by new music. To define is to limit. It’s a spectacular time for musical creativity in part because so much music is being made that isn’t bound by conventional limitations of style or genre or background. The music that we hear being created in such abundance all around us is definition enough. We simply want it to flourish.

    We’re fortunate to have as our legacy the history of previous decades of good works done by the American Music Center and Meet The Composer, the two great organizations that merged to form us in 2011. Their legacies have also brought a small financial endowment that mostly helps support our grantmaking. But we’re not a foundation. We depend decisively each year on the generosity of so many institutions and individuals around the country who are dedicated as we are to the advancement of new music and are devoted to supporting our work.

    New Music USA is part of an international community of advocates for the arts. We’re members of the Performing Arts Alliance, the International Association of Music Information Centres, and the International Society for Contemporary Music. Those partnerships help us represent the interests of our constituents at every level.

    No matter how far ranging our networks, our focus is always solidly on what brings these many constituents and communities together in the first place: the music. When someone uses our platform to listen to something new, recommend a favorite to a friend, or to seek financial assistance or information to support the creation or performance of new work, the whole community is strengthened. Together we’re helping new music reach new ears every day.
    Our Vision

    We envision in the United States a thriving, interconnected new music community that is available to and impactful for a broad constituency of people.
    Our Mission

    New Music USA supports and promotes new music created in the United States. We use the power of virtual networks and people to foster connection, deepen knowledge, encourage appreciation, and provide financial support for a diverse constituency of practitioners and appreciators, both within the United States and beyond.

    Our Values
    We believe in the fundamental importance of creative artists and their work.
    We espouse a broad, inclusive understanding of the term “new music.”
    We uphold and embrace principles of inclusivity and equitable treatment in all of our activity and across our nation’s broadly diverse population in terms of gender, race, age, location, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status and artistic practice.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
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