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  • richardmitnick 8:46 AM on November 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From BAM: “The Hard Nut” 

    From BAM-Brooklyn Academy of Music

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    Dec 14—23
    Tickets start at $25

    Mark Morris Dance Group breathes new life into The Nutcracker while playfully preserving the warm spirit of the original. Based on the comic book art of Charles Burns and featuring a live orchestral rendition of Tchaikovsky’s original score, The Hard Nut is a swinging 70s homage to all that’s wild and wonderful in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s holiday tale.

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    The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a performing arts venue in Brooklyn, New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. It presented its first performance in 1861 and began operations in its present location in 1908.

    Today, BAM has a reputation as a leader in presenting “cutting edge” performance and has grown into an urban arts center which focuses on both international arts presentation and local community needs. Its purpose is to provide an environment in which its audiences – annually, more than 775,000 people – can experience a broad array of aesthetic and cultural programs. From 1999 to 2014, BAM was headed by Karen Brooks Hopkins, President, and Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer. Katy Clark is now president, succeeding Hopkins who retired in spring 2015.

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  • richardmitnick 10:46 AM on August 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Mostly Mozart: “Mark Morris and MMF: A Fertile Collaboration” 


    Lincoln Center, NYC, USA

    From Mostly Mozart

    Mostly Mozart

    2018 Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra by Richard Termine

    August 3, 2018
    Susan Reiter

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    Mark Morris Dance Group/Love Song Waltzes Photo by Stephanie Berger.

    Mark Morris and Mostly Mozart—the names not only make an alliterative pairing, but together they have been the source of numerous enriching performances. Since the Mark Morris Dance Group first appeared as part of the 2002 Mostly Mozart Festival, the troupe has become its unofficial resident dance company. Given Morris’s impressive breadth of musical knowledge and sophisticated insight into the scores to which he sets his dances—what other choreographer has also served as a conductor for his company’s performances—an ongoing connection with a music festival seems logical, almost inevitable.

    Often the festival has provided a grand stage for a full-evening Morris creation, such as his 1988 masterwork L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which introduced Morris’s work to Mostly Mozart Festival audiences and made two return appearances. In 2006, to mark the 250th anniversary of its namesake’s birth, Mostly Mozart offered the world premiere of Morris’s stirring and bountiful Mozart Dances, set to two piano concertos framing a piano sonata. The work returned in 2007 and again in 2016, when Mostly Mozart celebrated its 50th anniversary. In 2012 the company performed— and Morris himself conducted—his acclaimed 1989 production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

    But in between these grander works, the festival has also welcomed more intimate Morris programs of dances set to chamber music scores. A 2011 program exemplified the range of Morris’s musical interest and curiosity, combining dances set to Stravinsky, Hummel, and Satie.

    Morris’s presence at Mostly Mozart is primarily due to his ongoing collaboration with Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, who has also included Morris programs in Lincoln Center’s annual White Light Festival. “Jane has supported me and my company very strongly for many years,” Morris notes. “We fit in with Mostly Mozart because of the way I work choreo-musically.”

    For this year’s festival, Moss offered Morris an opportunity to choreograph a new work to Schubert’s Quintet in A major (“Trout”), one of the composer’s best-known and most admired chamber music works—and one that Morris had been interested in “for many decades.” The Trout, for 11 dancers, becomes the second Morris work to have its world premiere at Mostly Mozart.

    However familiar Morris may have thought he was with the 1819 five-movement work, he was surprised at what he heard as he began choreographing. “I thought I knew the ‘Trout’ perfectly, and I don’t. It’s not at all the way you think it’s going to be, based on sonata form in chamber music from that period. It’s supposed to follow a certain set of rules that we all take for granted, but it doesn’t do what you expect. It’s sort of stream of consciousness, in a fabulous way. It’s surprisingly asymmetrical and rule-breaking.

    “The themes and progressions, along with melodicles—as Lou Harrison called little fragments of melody—are played around with throughout the length of the piece. So when the theme and variations arrive in the fourth movement, you’ve heard all of that material, and you may not even know the song—but there it is,” Morris says. “I wanted to present this mix of music, and dances from different periods of my work, including some old stuff we don’t do very often. The Monteverdi I’ve been wanting to bring back for a long time.”

    Together with Moss, Morris shaped the program that is anchored by The Trout premiere, representing quite a range of Morris’s career—the three works span nearly 30 years—and contrasting musical forces. I Don’t Want to Love (1996) is set to seven Monteverdi madrigals, performed by four vocalists with harpsichord, theorbo, lute, and cello. Love Song Waltzes (1989) is set to Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer, Op. 52, for a quartet of vocalists and piano four hands.

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    See the full article here .

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    For new music by living composers

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    https://www.wnyc.org/
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    https://www.wqxr.org/
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    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
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  • richardmitnick 11:22 AM on July 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Lincoln Center: Mostly Mozart- Mark Morris Dance Group 

    Lincoln Center, NYC, USA

    From Lincoln Center

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    Mark Morris Dance Group
    Mark Morris, choreographer
    I Don’t Want to Love

    Monteverdi: Madrigals
    Jolle Greenleaf, Brian Giebler, James Kennerley, Thomas Meglioranza, vocalists
    Colin Fowler, harpsichord
    Hank Heijink, theorbo
    Daniel Swenberg, lute/guitar
    John Moran, cello

    Love Song Waltzes

    Brahms: Liebeslieder-Walzer
    Jennifer Zetlan, Luthien Brackett, Thomas Cooley, Thomas Meglioranza, vocalists
    Colin Fowler, Amir Farid, piano

    The Trout (World premiere)
    Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major (“Trout”)
    Inon Barnatan, piano
    Ariel Quartet (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
    Timothy Cobb, bass

    August 9–12, 2018 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

    Pre-performance talk with Mark Morris and Benjamin D. Sosland on Friday, August 10 at 6:15 pm in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio
    Choose a Performance
    Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Tickets- See the full article as there is no simple tickets link, but a link for each performance.

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    “Indisputably the most musical choreographer alive” (New York Times), Mark Morris illuminates music by Monteverdi, Brahms, and Schubert with his kinetic, witty, poetic dancemaking. The program opens with two dances that reveal the intricacies of romantic love—1989’s buoyant Love Song Waltzes set to Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer for voice and piano four hands, and 1996’s I Don’t Want to Love, a revelatory exploration of some of Monteverdi’s most lovelorn madrigals. The performance culminates with a highly anticipated world premiere that brings new life and lift to Schubert’s enchanting chamber-music masterpiece, the “Trout” Quintet.

    “Works that are among the peaks of American dance (and thus world dance) and that have taken dance expression where it has not been before.”

    New York Times

    “The most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical.”

    New York Times

    “Morris’ patterns have the power to make you hear the music the way he wants you to, and that is never predictable.”

    Los Angeles Times

    Performance length: One hour and 50 minutes, including intermission
    If purchasing tickets in person: Tickets will be available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office (Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor) two weeks prior to the performance. You may purchase tickets now at the Alice Tully Hall and David Geffen Hall Box Offices (Broadway at 65th Street).

    See the full article here .


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    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre (6.6-hectare) complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It hosts many notable performing arts organizations, which are nationally and internationally renowned, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera.

    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

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    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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