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  • richardmitnick 6:48 AM on October 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Jessica Lang-choreographer, McCarter Theatre Center Princeton   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “Jessica Lang Dance” 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

    Tesseracts of Time (and other works)
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018, Matthews Theatre

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    “Each work feels unique. Between the visually rich dancing and striking use of lighting, we seem to enter new realms with each dance. Lang’s dancers perform with an easy, unaffected clarity.”

    The Boston Globe

    A master of visual composition, Jessica Lang has quickly emerged as one of the most important choreographers of her generation.

    Jessica Lang – Choreographer from Opera Musica

    Twyla Tharp by Ruven Afanador-Courtesy of Ellen Jacobs Associates

    A former Tharp dancer, Lang’s works extend the boundaries of the dancing body through architectural decor, and a prime example is Tesseracts of Time, her collaboration with Steven Holl, the architect of Princeton University’s Lewis Arts complex. Lang’s McCarter program will also include Thousand Yard Stare, which celebrates the pride, honor, and searing loss experienced by military veterans.

    Program includes four pieces choreographed by Jessica Lang:

    Solo Bach (2008) with music by Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring Lara St. John on the violin.
    Sweet Silent Thought (2016) with an original score by Jakub Ciupinski, inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets.
    Thousand Yard Stare (2016) with music by Ludwig van Beethoven and performed with support from the Takás Quartet. Movingly celebrates the pride, honor, and searing loss experienced by military veterans.
    The Calling (excerpt from Splendid Isolation II) (2006) with music by Trio Mediaeval and original lighting by Al Crawford.
    Tesseracts of Time (2015), a concept created in collaboration with architect Steven Holl, which explores Holl’s basic belief of the relationship of architecture to the ground: Under the ground, In the ground, On the ground and Over the ground.

    The 2018-2019 Dance Series is sponsored by the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

    See the full article here .

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    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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  • richardmitnick 8:37 PM on October 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Edgar Meyer, McCarter Theatre Center Princeton,   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer” 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

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    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 7:30pm

    Tickets

    “Beyond category.” That’s what Duke Ellington used to all musicians who were simply the best at what they do, and that’s certainly the case for Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer. Masters of the banjo, tabla, and bass fiddle respectively, these three genre-benders move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music. To all three masters, music is intuitive, and their concerts are an exercise in wordless communication.
    Bela Fleck

    Bela Fleck by Julianne G. Macie

    Béla Anton Leoš Fleck (born July 10, 1958) is an American banjo player. An innovative and technically proficient banjo player, he is best known for his work with the bands New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.

    A native of New York City, Fleck was named after Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, Austrian composer Anton Webern, and Czech composer Leoš Janáček. He was drawn to the banjo at a young age when he heard Earl Scruggs play the theme song for the television show Beverly Hillbillies and when he heard “Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell on the radio. At age fifteen, he received his first banjo from his grandfather. During the train ride home, a man volunteered to tune the banjo and suggested he learn from the book How to Play the Five String Banjo by Pete Seeger. He attended the High School of Music & Art in New York City, playing French horn until he flunked and was transferred to the choir, though he spent most of his time on the banjo. He studied the book Bluegrass Banjo by Pete Wernick and took lessons from Erik Darling, Marc Horowitz, and Tony Trischka.

    After graduating from high school, he moved to Boston and became a member of the group Tasty Licks, with whom he recorded two albums. He released his debut solo album, Crossing the Tracks (1979), and it was chosen Best Overall Album by the readers of Frets magazine.

    Fleck played on the streets of Boston with bassist Mark Schatz. Along with guitarist Glen Lawson and mandolinist Jimmy Gaudreau, they formed Spectrum in 1981. That same year, Sam Bush asked Fleck to join New Grass Revival. Fleck performed with New Grass Revival for nine years. During this time, in 1987 Fleck recorded another solo album, Drive, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1988 for Best Bluegrass Album. During the 1980s Fleck and Bush also performed live with Doc Watson and Merle Watson in bluegrass festivals, most notably the annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

    In 1988, Fleck and Victor Wooten formed Béla Fleck and the Flecktones with keyboardist and harmonica player Howard Levy and Wooten’s brother, Roy “Future Man” Wooten, who played synthesizer-based percussion. They recorded numerous albums, most notably Flight of the Cosmic Hippo, their second album, which reached number one on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and found increased popularity among fans of jazz fusion.

    Levy left the group in 1992, making the band a trio until saxophonist Jeff Coffin joined the group onstage in 1997. His first studio recording with the band was their 1998 album, Left of Cool. Coffin left the group in 2008 to replace the Dave Matthews Band’s saxophonist, the late LeRoi Moore. Levy returned to the Flecktones in 2009. Béla Fleck and the original Flecktones recorded Rocket Science and toured in 2011.

    Fleck is married to banjo player Abigail Washburn. Washburn first met Fleck in Nashville at a square dance at which she was dancing and he was playing.

    Alone and with the Flecktones, Fleck has appeared at the High Sierra Music Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Delfest, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Shakori Hills, Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and Rochester International Jazz Festival.

    Zakir Hussain

    Zakir Hussein by Susana Millman

    Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A classical tabla
    virtuoso of the highest order, his consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in
    his own country, India, but gained him worldwide fame.

    His playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, founded in formidable knowledge and study. The favorite
    accompanist for many of India’s greatest classical musicians and dancers, he has not let his genius rest there. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir’s contribution to world music has been unique, with many historic collaborations, including Shakti, which he founded with John McLaughlin and L. Shankar.

    Remember Shakti, the Diga Rhythm Band, Making Music, Planet Drum with Mickey Hart, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland and recordings and performances with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, Joe Henderson, Van Morrison, Airto Moreira, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Cobham, Mark Morris, Rennie Harris, and the Kodo drummers. His music and extraordinary contribution to the music world were honored in April, 2009, with four widely-heralded and sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Artist Perspective series.

    Edgar Meyer

    Edgar Meyer from edgarmeyer.com

    In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument”, Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.

    As a solo classical bassist, Mr. Meyer can be heard on a concerto album with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hugh Wolff featuring Bottesini’s Gran Duo with Joshua Bell, Meyer’s own Double Concerto for Bass and Cello with Yo-Yo Ma, Bottesini’s Bass Concerto No. 2, and Meyer’s own Concerto in D for Bass. He has also recorded an album featuring three of Bach’s Unaccompanied Suites for Cello. In 2006, he released a self-titled solo recording on which he wrote and recorded all of the music, incorporating piano, guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, gamba, and double bass. In 2007, recognizing his wide-ranging recording achievements, Sony/BMG released a compilation of The Best of Edgar Meyer. In 2011 Mr. Meyer joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and fiddler Stuart Duncan for the Sony Masterworks recording “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” which was awarded the 2012 Grammy® Award for Best Folk Album.

    As a composer, Mr. Meyer has carved out a remarkable and unique niche in the musical world. One of his most recent compositions is the Double Concerto for Double Bass and Violin which received its world premiere July 2012 with Joshua Bell at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Meyer and Mr. Bell have also performed the work at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Aspen Music Festival, and with the Nashville and Toronto symphony orchestras. In the 2011-12 season, Mr. Meyer was composer in residence with the Alabama Symphony where he premiered his third concerto for double bass and orchestra. Mr. Meyer has collaborated with Béla Fleck and Zakir Hussain to write a triple concerto for double bass, banjo, and tabla, which was commissioned for the opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The triple concerto was recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin and featured on the 2009 recording The Melody of Rhythm, a collection of trio pieces all co-composed by Mr. Meyer, Mr. Fleck and Mr. Hussain. Mr. Meyer has performed his second double bass concerto with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and his first double bass concerto with Edo de Waart and the Minnesota Orchestra. Other compositions of Mr. Meyer’s include a violin/piano work which has been performed by Joshua Bell at New York’s Lincoln Center, a quintet for bass and string quartet premiered with the Emerson String Quartet and recorded on Deutsche Grammophon, a Double Concerto for Bass and Cello premiered with Yo-Yo Ma and The Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa, and a violin concerto written for Hilary Hahn which was premiered and recorded by Ms. Hahn with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra led by Hugh Wolff.

    Collaborations are a central part of Mr. Meyer’s work. His longtime collaboration with fellow MacArthur Award recipient Chris Thile continued in 2014 with the release on Nonesuch Records a recording of all new original material by the two genre bending artists, a follow up to their very successful 2008 CD/DVD on Nonesuch. Mr. Meyer and Mr. Thile embarked on a nationwide tour in Fall 2014 appearing in many of the major cities in the US. Mr. Meyer’s previous performing and recording collaborations include a duo with Béla Fleck; a quartet with Joshua Bell, Sam Bush and Mike Marshall; a trio with Béla Fleck and Mike Marshall; and a trio with Yo-Yo Ma and Mark O’Connor. The latter collaborated for the 1996 Appalachia Waltz release which soared to the top of the charts and remained there for 16 weeks. Appalachia Waltz toured extensively in the U.S., and the trio was featured both on the David Letterman Show and the televised 1997 Inaugural Gala. Joining together again in 2000, the trio toured Europe, Asia and the US extensively and recorded a follow up recording to Appalachia Waltz, Appalachian Journey, which was honored with a Grammy® Award. In the 2006-2007 season, Mr. Meyer premiered a piece for double bass and piano performed with Emanuel Ax. Mr. Meyer also performs with pianist Amy Dorfman, his longtime collaborator for solo recitals featuring both classical repertoire and his own compositions, Mike Marshall in duo concerts and the trio with Béla Fleck and Zakir Hussain which has toured the US, Europe and Asia together.

    Mr. Meyer began studying bass at the age of five under the instruction of his father and continued further to study with Stuart Sankey. In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize.

    See the full article here .

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    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 11:39 AM on September 14, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Detroit ′67, Dominique Morisseau, McCarter Theatre Center Princeton   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “Detroit ′67” 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

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    By Dominique Morisseau
    Directed by Jade King Carroll

    In association with Hartford Stage
    October 9–28, 2018

    Tickets

    Venue Matthews Theatre
    Run Time 2 hours including a 15 minute intermission
    Opening Night October 13, 2018

    ” MIND-BLOWING. Morisseau is a direct heir to Hansberry, Williams, and Wilson. You feel the pulse and vibrations of her characters.

    The Huffington Post

    It’s the summer of 1967, and the songs of Motown are breaking records and breaking barriers. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement—risky business—especially during a brutal police crackdown that has set off riots throughout the city. When Lank offers refuge to a mysterious stranger, he and Chelle clash. Pent-up emotions erupt, and they must navigate the chaos both outside and within.

    See the full article here .

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.

    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

     
  • richardmitnick 4:20 AM on August 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From McCarter Theatre Center: What’s Coming Up – September 7–October 7 2018… 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

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    September 7–October 7, 2018
    The Age of Innocence

    By Edith Wharton
    Adapted for the stage by Douglas McGrath
    Directed by Doug Hughes

    Adapted from Edith Wharton’s novel by Douglas McGrath (Emma, Nicholas Nickleby) and directed by Doug Hughes (Junk, The Father on Broadway), The Age of Innocence is both ravishingly romantic and heartbreakingly unsentimental.
    TICKETS & INFO

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    October 9-28, 2018
    Detroit ’67

    By Dominique Morisseau
    Directed by Jade King Carroll

    It’s the summer of 1967, and the songs of Motown are breaking records and breaking barriers. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement. Pent-up emotions erupt, and they must navigate the chaos both outside and within.
    TICKETS & INFO

    Much more at the full article.

    See the full article here .

    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    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

     
  • richardmitnick 11:55 AM on June 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2018 Jazz in June Festival, Christian Sands, , , McCarter Theatre Center Princeton, , The Joey Alexander Trio,   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “2018 Jazz in June Festival” 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter’s First JAZZ IN JUNE Festival
    Join us in the intimate Berlind Theatre for four performances that celebrate three generations of the jazz piano combo!

    SEE MORE, SAVE MORE!
    Buy 2 events – save 10%
    Buy 3 events – save 15%
    Buy all 4 events – save 20% and
    enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the June 8 performance.

    The [new]Bad Plus
    June 8, 2018 – 8PM

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    Reid Anderson, bass
    Orrin Evans, piano
    David King, drums

    For 17 years, The Bad Plus has defied categorization, embracing sonic adventure with new-millennium rhythms and succulent harmonic flights. This intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques in their trademark specialty: deconstructing songs from the pop/rock and R&B worlds, mixing the sensibilities of post-60s jazz and indie rock.

    Tickets

    The Joey Alexander Trio
    June 9, 2018 – 8PM

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    Kendrick Scott, drums
    Kris Funn, bass

    Celebrating his 15th birthday this summer, Joey Alexander set the jazz world agog three years ago with his keyboard genius. Born on island of Bali in Indonesia, he began teaching himself to play piano at the age of six, and has been wowing critics and fellow musicians ever since his US debut at Lincoln Center in 2014 at the age of 11.

    Tickets

    Christian Sands
    June 14, 2018 – 8PM

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    Eric Wheeler, bass
    Caio Afune, percussion
    Jerome Jennings, drums

    Christian Sands is already an emerging force with five Grammy nominations at age 28. His stylistic range includes everything from stride piano and swing to be-bop, progressive jazz, fusion, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban. Sands expresses himself through an extensive vocabulary of patterns, textures, and structures, which The New York Times called “groove-drenched, gospelly and smartly plotted.”

    Tickets

    Fred Hersch Trio
    June 15, 2018 – 8PM

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    John Hébert, bass
    Eric McPherson, drums

    When you talk about today’s indispensable jazz pianists, one name leads every list—Fred Hersch. For over forty years, he has continued to invent the standard jazz repertoire, with ten Grammy nominations (including two this year) not to mention 52 recordings as composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist/innovator of individualistic jazz.

    Tickets

    See the full article here .

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.


    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    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

    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

     
  • richardmitnick 8:19 PM on May 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , McCarter Theatre Center Princeton, ,   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “The [New] Bad Plus” 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

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    Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano). No image credit found.

    June 8, 2018 Berlind Theatre 8:00pm
    Tickets

    For 17 years, The Bad Plus has defied easy categorization, embracing sonic adventure with new-millennium rhythms and succulent harmonic flights. This intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques in their trademark specialty: deconstructing songs from the pop/rock and R&B worlds, and better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-60s jazz and indie rock. Lineup changes are nothing new in the jazz world, and this year the Philadelphia-based Orrin Evans joined Reid Anderson and David King as the group’s pianist, replacing Ethan Iverson in the era-defining left-of-center trio. A longtime fixture of the jazz scene in his native Philadelphia, Evans has had his own trio (Tarbaby) and has something in common with both Anderson and King: passion. With a new CD with Evans already in the works, the trio has pledged to keep playing the compositions that led them to stardom in the first place as the acoustic jazz trio for the future.

    See the full article here .

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.


    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    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

    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

     
  • richardmitnick 3:58 PM on May 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , McCarter Theatre Center Princeton   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “Fred Hersch Trio” 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

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    (Fred Hersch Trio)

    June 15, 2018 Berlind Theatre 8:00pm
    Tickets

    John Hébert, bass
    Eric McPherson, drums

    When you talk about today’s indispensable jazz pianists, one name leads every list—Fred Hersch. Indeed, in the pantheon of jazz royalty, Fred is one of the kings, after Keith Jarrett who is arguably our leading exponent of solo jazz piano.

    Keith Jarrett by Rose Anne Colavito

    For over forty years, he has continued to invent the standard jazz repertoire unlike anybody else, which helps explain his ten Grammy nominations (including two this year) not to mention 52 recordings as composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist/innovator of individualistic jazz—a “jazz for the 21st Century” (New York Times). No one has said it better than his fellow pianist Jason Moran: “Fred at the piano is like LeBron James on the basketball court—he’s perfection.” The title of his latest solo CD is Open Book, a recording that one critic called “a recording that makes it seem as if Fred Hersch is the finest jazz pianist in the world.” And the album’s title is serendipity itself: Herch’s memoir Good Things Happen Slowly (Random House, 2017) tells the fascinating story of how a gay Jewish kid from Cincinnati broke into the highest reaches of New York’s jazz scene—where he still reigns.

    See the full article here .

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.


    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    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

    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

     
  • richardmitnick 10:54 PM on May 18, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Country and Folk, , McCarter Theatre Center Princeton, , Rhiannon Giddens   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “Rhiannon Giddens” 


    From McCarter Theatre Center

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    NO image credit

    Wednesday, May 23 7:30pm Matthews Theatre
    Tickets

    With Special Guests Jake Blount and Tatiana Hargreaves

    Rhiannon Giddens – vox/fiddle
    Dirk Powell – guitar/keys/fiddle/vox
    Hubby Jenkins – guitar/vox
    Jamie Dick – drums/ percussion
    Jason Sypher – bass

    Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett–produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.

    Giddens has appeared on The Late Show, Austin City Limits, Later…with Jools Holland, and both CBS Saturday and Sunday Morning, and has performed for President Obama and the First Lady on a White House Tribute to Gospel, along with Aretha Franklin and Emmylou Harris.

    Giddens duets with country superstar Eric Church on his powerful anti-racism song Kill a Word, which is currently top 15 on country radio; the two have performed the song on The Tonight Show and the CMA Awards, among other programs. Giddens received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Singer of the Year and has won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo in 2016. In 2017, Giddens was the recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant.

    Giddens, who studied opera at Oberlin, makes her acting debut with a recurring role on the recently revived television drama Nashville, playing the role of Hanna Lee “Hallie” Jordan, a young social worker with “the voice of an angel”.

    See the full article here .

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    stem

    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

    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

     
  • richardmitnick 1:36 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arlo Guthrie -The Re:Generation Tour, McCarter Theatre Center Princeton, ,   

    From McCarter Theatre Center: “Arlo Guthrie -The Re:Generation Tour” 


    McCarter Theatre Center

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    Saturday, May 19 8:00pm Arlo Guthrie

    Venue Matthews Theatre

    Tickets

    What do you do to follow up the 50th Anniversary of your signature song Alice’s Restaurant, which Arlo Guthrie celebrated in 2015? You gather up two generations of your family and hit the road singing not only your own songs but those of your dad, Woody Guthrie! Arlo’s Re:Generation Tour is in the spirit of an American family making music together, with Arlo’s children Abe and Sarah Lee joining their dad in music of three Guthrie generations.

    See the full article here .

    McCarter Theatre Center

    McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of this country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey. McCarter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to engaging, educating and cultivating a broad range of audiences, making the arts accessible to all people, and presenting an unparalleled variety of bold, stimulating, diverse and provocative programs across disciplines.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    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

    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

     
  • richardmitnick 9:02 PM on April 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , McCarter Theatre Center Princeton,   

    Joshua Redman at McCarter Theatre Center 

    Joshua Redman by Jay Blakesberg


    Joshua Redman

    McCarter Theatre Centre -Matthews Theatre

    Matthews Theater at McCarter Theater Centre Princeton

    Friday, May 18 8:00pm

    Tickets

    With Brooklyn Rider

    Brooklyn Rider

    Esteemed saxophonist Joshua Redman joins forces with the game changing string quartet Brooklyn Rider, along with fellow all-star collaborators Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) and Scott Colley (bass), for an entirely unique convergence of their respective worlds. The group first started working together in early 2015 to explore Aspects of Darkness and Light, a work designed to be a true meeting of equals in its combination of jazz and classical elements.

    One of the most admired and charismatic artists of his generation, the ceaselessly innovative saxophonist Joshua Redman “is unparalleled among horn players today” (JazzTimes). From McCoy Tyner to Brad Mehldau, The Bad Plus, and now Brooklyn Rider, Redman has collaborated with a diverse and prestigious list of musicians over the course of his career, all the while emerging as a modern jazz icon in his own right.

    Hailed as “the future of chamber music,” Brooklyn Rider offers eclectic repertoire in gripping performances that continue to attract legions of fans and draw rave reviews from classical, world, and rock critics alike.

    Their McCarter performance marks the first public outing for this collaboration.

    See the full article here.

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

     
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