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  • richardmitnick 12:04 PM on October 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Exquisite Minimalism, Music in Twelve Parts, Philip Glass, Town Hall NYC   

    From Town Hall: “Philip Glass Ensemble performing ‘Music in 12 Parts’ at Town Hall” 

    Town Hall NYC

    Town Hall

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    Philip Glass Ensemble performing ‘Music in 12 Parts’ at Town Hall from https://www.timessquarenyc.org

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 • 6:00pm

    Philip Glass premiered Music in Twelve Parts at Town Hall in 1974.

    Music in Twelve Parts, written by Philip Glass between 1971 and 1974, is a deliberate, encyclopedic compendium of some techniques of repetition the composer had been evolving since the mid 1960s. It holds an important place in Glass’s repertory – not only from a historical vantage point (as the longest and most ambitious concert piece for the Philip Glass Ensemble) but from a purely aesthetic standard as well, because Music in Twelve Parts is both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art. (Tim Page)

    The entire set is over four hours long plus three intermissions: two short ones, lasting 15 minutes, and a “dinner intermission” that is 75 minutes long.

    6:00PM -6:45PM: Parts 1, 2, 3
    Intermission: 15 minutes
    7:00PM -7:45PM: Parts 4, 5, 6
    Dinner Break: 75 minutes
    9:00PM -9:45PM: Parts 7, 8, 9
    Intermission: 15 minutes
    10:00PM -10:45PM: Parts 10, 11, 12

    Special dinner reservation and menu options at local restaurants will be provided to ticket buyers in advance of the date.

    $55, $65, $75, $85
    Tickets

    Doors:
    5:30pm

    Presented by:
    Town Hall Presents

    Philip Glass, who held the Composer’s Chair position for Carnegie Hall’s 2017-2018 season, will perform as part of the Philip Glass Ensemble at Town Hall on October 27, performing his work “Music in 12 Parts” which actually premiered at Town Hall in 1974:

    Music in Twelve Parts, written by Philip Glass between 1971 and 1974, is a deliberate, encyclopedic compendium of some techniques of repetition the composer had been evolving since the mid 1960s. It holds an important place in Glass’s repertory – not only from a historical vantage point (as the longest and most ambitious concert piece for the Philip Glass Ensemble) but from a purely aesthetic standard as well, because Music in Twelve Parts is both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art.

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    Town Hall has played an integral part in the electrifying cultural fabric of New York City for more than 90 years. Disclosing a tale of a vibrant group of suffragists (The League for Political Education) whose fight for the 19th Amendment led them to build a meeting space to educate people on the important issues of the day. The Hall was designed by renowned architects McKim, Mead & White to reflect the democratic principles of the League. Box seats were eliminated and no seats had an obstructed view giving birth to the term “Not a bad seat in the house.” During completion of the building the 19th Amendment was passed (women’s right to vote), and on January 12, 1921 The Town Hall opened its doors and took on a double meaning: as a symbol of the victory sought by its founders, and as a spark for a new, more optimistic climate.

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  • richardmitnick 9:51 AM on July 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Cantaloupe Music: “A magical performance of the Philip Glass etudes by Vicky Chow! at MASS MoCA” 

    From Cantaloupe Music the recording arm of Bang On a Can, the original New Music DIY organization.

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    at MASS MoCA

    MASS MoCA by Jessica Rinaldi-Globe

    Vicky Chow by Kaitlin Jane – Cantaloupe Music

    Philip Glass by Timothy Judd

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  • richardmitnick 10:16 PM on April 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Anushka Shankar, , , Philip Glass   

    From Carnegie Hall: Anoushka Shankar, Philip Glass 


    Carnegie Hall

    Pacific Symphony
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    Pacific Symphony. No image credit

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Sitar meets symphony orchestra when Philip Glass’s famous collaborations with Ravi Shankar are remembered. Meetings Along the Edge from Passages weaves Eastern themes with classic Glass motifs. On a grand scale, there’s the New York premiere of the complete version of The Passion of Ramakrishna, a quietly intense work of tremendous power honoring the Hindu holy man. Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka Shankar, is also center stage when she performs his Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra with the Orange County–based Pacific Symphony, led by its music director of 28 seasons, Carl St.Clair.

    Anoushka Shankar Hears Europe’s refugees with sitar

    Philip Glass

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    Performers
    Pacific Symphony
    Carl St.Clair, Music Director and Conductor
    Anoushka Shankar, Sitar
    Elissa Johnston, Soprano (Sarada Devi)
    Christòpheren Nomura, Baritone (“M”)
    Donovan Singletary, Bass-Baritone (Dr. Sarkar)
    I-Chin Lee, Alto (First Devotee)
    Nicholas Preston, Tenor (Second Devotee)
    Pacific Chorale
    Robert Istad, Artistic Director

    Program
    GLASS Meetings Along the Edge from Passages (based on a theme by Ravi Shankar)
    R. SHANKAR Concerto No. 3 for Sitar and Orchestra
    GLASS The Passion of Ramakrishna (NY Premiere)

    Event Duration
    The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

    Philip Glass: The 2017–2018 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair

    Philip Glass is the holder of the 2017—2018 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall.

    Public support for the Philip Glass residency is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Honoring distinguished American composer Philip Glass, the program for this concert is based on the program chosen to inaugurate Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California, in September 2006. That occasion marked the world premiere of Glass’s The Passion of Ramakrishna—then, as now, with the forces of the Pacific Symphony and vocal soloists under the baton of Music Director Carl St.Clair, with a mixed chorus of 110. This important work, which could be termed a “dramatic oratorio,” was co-commissioned by the Pacific and Nashville symphonies. Though beautiful on many levels, it is all too rarely heard—perhaps because it requires such extensive resources to perform.

    Sharing the bill is a movement from one of the most remarkable musical collaborations of recent times: Meetings Along the Edge from Passages, a six-movement suite co-composed by Glass and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar. Glass and Shankar had enjoyed a friendship that was deep yet distant before they finally met in Paris 25 years after Glass first transcribed a Shankar film score. Yet it would be another five years before they would finally work together on Passages, with each man composing movements based on themes by the other. Conceived as a recording, Passages has found life in the concert hall as well.

    Sitar soloist Anoushka Shankar honors Glass and the friendship he shared with her father by performing Shankar’s Sitar Concerto No. 3. Composed in 2009 specifically for Anoushka, this was the last concerto Ravi Shankar created. In it, as in Glass’s compositions, we can hear musical elements from East and West coming together to enrich each other.

    See the full article here .

    Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east side of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park.
    Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music. Carnegie Hall has its own artistic programming, development, and marketing departments, and presents about 250 performances each season
    Carnegie Hall has 3,671 seats, divided among its three auditoriums.
    Main Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage)
    Zankel Hall
    Weill Recital Hall
    The building also contains the Carnegie Hall Archives, established in 1986, and the Rose Museum, which opened in 1991. Until 2009 studios above the Hall contained working spaces for artists in the performing and graphic arts including music, drama, dance, as well as architects, playwrights, literary agents, photographers and painters. The spaces were unusual in being purpose-designed for artistic work, with very high ceilings, skylights and large windows for natural light.

    Carnegie Hall is named after Andrew Carnegie, who funded its construction. It was intended as a venue for the Oratorio Society of New York and the New York Symphony Society, on whose boards Carnegie served. Construction began in 1890, and was carried out by Isaac A. Hopper and Company. Although the building was in use from April 1891, the official opening night was May 5, with a concert conducted by maestro Walter Damrosch and great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.[15][16] Originally known simply as “Music Hall” (the words “Music Hall founded by Andrew Carnegie” still appear on the façade above the marquee), the hall was renamed Carnegie Hall in 1893 after board members of the Music Hall Company of New York (the hall’s original governing body) persuaded Carnegie to allow the use of his name. Several alterations were made to the building between 1893 and 1896, including the addition of two towers of artists’ studios, and alterations to the smaller auditorium on the building’s lower level.

    The hall was owned by the Carnegie family until 1925, when Carnegie’s widow sold it to a real estate developer, Robert E. Simon. When Simon died in 1935, his son, Robert E. Simon, Jr., became owner. By the mid-1950s, changes in the music business prompted Simon to offer Carnegie Hall for sale to the New York Philharmonic, which booked a majority of the hall’s concert dates each year.
    Most of the greatest performers of classical music since the time Carnegie Hall was built have performed in the Main Hall, and its lobbies are adorned with signed portraits and memorabilia. The NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, frequently recorded in the Main Hall for RCA Victor. On November 14, 1943, the 25-year old Leonard Bernstein had his major conducting debut when he had to substitute for a suddenly ill Bruno Walter in a concert that was broadcast by CBS,[19] making him instantly famous. In the fall of 1950, the orchestra’s weekly broadcast concerts were moved there until the orchestra disbanded in 1954. Several of the concerts were televised by NBC, preserved on kinescopes, and have been released on home video.

    Many legendary jazz and popular music performers have also given memorable performances at Carnegie Hall including Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Violetta Villas, Judy Garland, Harry Belafonte, Charles Aznavour, Ike & Tina Turner, Paul Robeson, Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, James Gang and Stevie Ray Vaughan, all of whom made celebrated live recordings of their concerts there.

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  • richardmitnick 11:30 AM on April 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , MetLiveArts, Paul Barnes, Philip Glass   

    From Chiara: “The Chiara String Quartet’s Final Major Performance” 

    Chiara String Quartet

    The Chiara String Quartet’s Final Major Performance

    New York Premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet “Annunciation”
    with pianist Paul Barnes

    Philip Glass

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2pm
    Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 5th Avenue | NYC

    Tickets ($45-$65) are available at htp://www.metmuseum.org and include same-day Museum admission during open hours.

    Chiara Quartet: http://www.chiaraquartet.net
    Paul Barnes: http://www.paulbarnes.net
    Philip Glass: http://www.philipglass.com

    Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2pm the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) will give its final major performance presented by MetLiveArts in Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 5th Avenue). This culminating concert, celebrating 18 years together, is centered around the New York premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet Annunciation, with pianist Paul Barnes. The Chiara String Quartet opens the program with Nico Muhly’s Diacritical Marks, written for them in 2011, and concludes with Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op.132—one of the composer’s most poignant final works.

    Drawing upon Barnes and Glass’ mutual love of ancient traditions, Glass based the melodic material for his Piano Quintet Annunciation on the Greek Orthodox byzantine hymn for the Annunciation. The text comes from Psalm 133:13, “The Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired her for his dwelling place.” Part One opens with an ethereal chromatic chord progression leading to the first entrance of the chant stated by the piano and later developed by other members of the ensemble. In Part Two is a poignant meditation in which Glass connects the transcendental ethos of the original chant with his own spacious approach to musical time. The work ends with an increasingly energetic and ecstatic coda based on the opening chant transformed into scale passages that ascend and dissipate into a pianissimo chromatic flourish evocative of incense rising. This performance will be paired with the Byzantine strains sung by the Axion Estin Chanters.

    Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet Annunciation, was commissioned by the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, Mike & Amber Kutayli, Rhonda Seacrest, and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska in celebration of over twenty years of collaboration between pianist Paul Barnes and composer Philip Glass. The world premiere is Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts.

    The Chiara String Quartet will end full-time work performing together in September 2018, and characterizes its decision as made, “in a spirit of tremendous gratitude and love.” Although the members of the group are each planning solo performance and teaching careers moving forward, the group plans to reunite regularly for special projects and performance opportunities. Learn more about future plans for the Chiara members at http://www.chiaraquartet.net.

    Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet captivates its audiences throughout the country. Lauded for its “highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing” (The Boston Globe), the quartet is currently Hixson-Lied Artist-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was the 2015-2016 quartet-in-residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The Chiara Quartet has been performing and asking probing questions since 2000. Always interested in engaging with the music at its core as well as reaching audiences, the quartet has dedicated itself to finding ways to make the musical experience meaningful for all involved. In this pursuit, the quartet has performed in venues from major concert halls to clubs, created interactive programs for all ages, and most recently taken to performing and recording from memory, or “by heart.” Described by an audience member as “a 3-D experience for the listener,” playing by heart is deeply rewarding for the Chiara as well; memorizing the score helps them to closely relate to the composer’s compositional process. The Chiara’s latest recording is Bartók by Heart, a 2-CD set featuring Bartók’s six string quartets, played entirely from memory, released to critical acclaim in August 2016 on Azica. The quartet’s previous album, Brahms by Heart, was released on Azica in March 2014. Chiara’s discography also includes a Grammy-nominated recording of Jefferson Friedman’s String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 on New Amsterdam Records.

    The Chiara Quartet regularly performs in major concert halls across the country and has toured China, Korea, and Sweden. Recent collaborators include The Juilliard, Shanghai, and St. Lawrence String Quartets, Joel Krosnick, Roger Tapping, Simone Dinnerstein, Norman Fischer, and Paul Katz. The Chiara has been committed to the creation of new music for string quartet since its inception, and has commissioned composers such as Gabriela Lena Frank, Jefferson Friedman, Pierre Jalbert, Nico Muhly, and Robert Sirota.

    The Chiara’s honors include the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming; winning the Astral Artistic Services National Audition; First Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition; and the Guarneri Quartet Residency Award from Chamber Music America.

    The Chiara trained and taught at The Juilliard School, mentoring for two years with the Juilliard Quartet, as recipients of the Lisa Arnhold Quartet Residency. Chiara (key-ARE-uh) is an Italian word, meaning “clear, pure, or light.” For more information, visit http://www.chiaraquartet.com.

    About Paul Barnes:

    Paul Barnes, pianist

    Praised by The New York Times for his “Lisztian thunder and deft fluidity,” and the San Francisco Chronicle as “ferociously virtuosic,” pianist Paul Barnes has electrified audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. He has been featured four times on APM’s Performance Today, on the cover of Clavier Magazine, and his recordings are broadcast worldwide.

    Deeply inspired by the aesthetic vision of his friend and long-time collaborator Philip Glass, Barnes commissioned and gave the world premiere of Glass’ Piano Concerto No. 2 (After Lewis and Clark). The Omaha World Herald praised Barnes playing for his “driving intensity and exhilaration.” The world-premiere recording with the NWCO was released by Glass’ label Orange Mountain Music. Gramophone Magazine remarked that this recording is “certainly one of the most enjoyable recent releases of Glass’ music…Paul Barnes is a shining soloist.”

    Orange Mountain Music also released Barnes’ recording of his transcriptions from the operas of Philip Glass, including both the Trilogy Sonata and the Orphée Suite for Piano. Gramophone Magazine observed, “Barnes offers a surprisingly expressive reading…. Atmosphere and rhythmic vitality are important, and these qualities Barnes has in abundance.” Barnes’ eleventh CD The American Virtuoso featuring the music of Philip Glass, Samuel Barber, and Joan Tower was released on Orange Mountain Music to much critical acclaim. The American Record Guide wrote, “Another fine release from the amazing pianist Paul Barnes…with a pianist like this, new American music is in good hands.”

    Barnes is Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music. He teaches during the summer at the Vienna International Piano Academy and the Amalfi Coast Music Festival. In great demand as a pedagogue and clinician, Barnes has served as convention artist at several state MTNA conventions and was recently named ‘Teacher of the Year” by the Nebraska Music Teachers Association.

    Barnes’ twelfth CD New Generations: The New Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation has received rave reviews. Gramophone Magazine wrote, “Pianists of Barnes’ great technique and musicality are a boon to new music.” And American Record Guide commented, “This disc provides further proof of Barnes’ ability to communicate new music with flair and passion.” Barnes’ recordings are available on Pandora, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon.

    Upcoming performances include Barnes’ latest lecture recital Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant. Barnes gave the premiere performance of this interdisciplinary event at California State University at Northridge’s Cypress Hall with future performances in Philadelphia, Arizona, South Carolina, the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and the 2018 American Liszt Society Festival to be held at Furman University. For more information, visit http://www.paulbarnes.net.

    About MetLiveArts:

    MetLiveArts – Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The groundbreaking live arts series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art explores contemporary performance through the lens of the Museum’s exhibitions and unparalleled gallery spaces with singular performances and talks. MetLiveArts invites artists, performers, curators, and thought leaders to explore and collaborate within The Met, leading with new commissions, world premieres, and site-specific durational performances that have been named some of the most “memorable” and “best of” performances in New York City by The New York Times, New Yorker, and Broadway World.

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    The Chiara String Quartet is an internationally performing professional string quartet based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Group is the Quartet-in-residence at the School of Music in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is also the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University. The group is also in residence as faculty at the Greenwood Music Camp, a summer program for advanced high school musicians. The group’s members are Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; and Gregory Beaver, cello.

    Members:

    Gregory Beaver
    3

    Jonah Sirota

    Rebecca Fischer
    3

    Hye Yung Julie Yoon
    6

    In addition to traditional concertizing, in December 2006 the group began performing in bars and other unusual performance venues for a classical string quartet under the tagline “Chamber music in any chamber.” This has brought them into bars such as The Brick in Kansas City, Missouri, the Rose in Brooklyn (New York Times review), Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Avantgarden in Houston, TX.

    On August 29, 2017, the members of the Chiara String Quartet announced that the 2017-2018 season would be their last; in the future, they will be focusing on solo performance and teaching careers.

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    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
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  • richardmitnick 2:12 PM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Chiara String Quartet: “East Coast Premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet ‘Annunciation'” 

    Chiara String Quartet

    The University of Hartford and Asylum Hill Congregational Church Present
    Chiara String Quartet and Pianist Paul Barnes in
    Music for the Soul: A Celebration of Philip Glass

    East Coast Premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet “Annunciation”

    Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4pm
    Asylum Hill Congregational Church
    814 Asylum Avenue | Hartford, CT

    Tickets ($20) available online at http://www.ahcc.org/music-arts/concert-series or by phone at 860.278.0785

    On Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4pm the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) joins forces with pianist Paul Barnes for the East Coast premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet Annunciation at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church (814 Asylum Avenue). The performance, entitled Music for the Soul: A Celebration of Philip Glass, is sponsored by the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Music for Humanity Concert Series, and by three divisions of the University of Hartford; the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors, the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, and the Presidents’ College.

    Drawing upon Barnes and Glass’ mutual love of ancient traditions, Glass based the melodic material on the Greek Orthodox byzantine hymn for the Annunciation. The text comes from Psalm 133:13, “The Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired her for his dwelling place.” Part One opens with an ethereal chromatic chord progression leading to the first entrance of the chant stated by the piano and later developed by other members of the ensemble. In Part Two is a poignant meditation in which Glass connects the transcendental ethos of the original chant with his own spacious approach to musical time. The work ends with an increasingly energetic and ecstatic coda based on the opening chant transformed into scale passages that ascend and dissipate into a pianissimo chromatic flourish evocative of incense rising.

    Additional selections on the program by Philip Glass include Pendulum featuring violinist Hyeyung Yoon and pianist Paul Barnes and solo piano works arranged and edited by Barnes: the Connecticut premiere of Dreaming Awake and excerpts from Orphée Suite and Trilogy Sonata. The Chiara String Quartet will perform Nico Muhly’s Diacritical Marks, written for them in 2011. The Asylum Hill Sanctuary Choir, directed by Jack Pott and Cathedral of St. Joseph Schola Cantorum, directed by Meredith Neumann, will round out this celebratory concert with choral repertoire including Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, Kevin Siegfried’s Annunciation, Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Magnificat, Bob Chilcott’s So Fair and So Bright, and Paul Basler’s Alleluia.

    This concert is part of a series of events to commemorate the Annunciation, the announcement to Mary of the impending birth of Jesus by the Angel Gabriel, at the well of Nazareth. The series includes a photography exhibit on display March 25-April 30 at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, with images from an archaeological dig of the first century Greek Orthodox Church in Nazareth. University of Hartford Professor Richard Freund and Maha Darawsha are co-directors of the University’s Scribante Family Nazareth Excavations Project that has worked on the excavation site for 15 years.

    Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet Annunciation was commissioned by the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, Mike & Amber Kutayli, Rhonda Seacrest, and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska in celebration of over twenty years of collaboration between pianist Paul Barnes and composer Philip Glass. The world premiere was Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts. The New York premiere of the quintet is Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2pm at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    See the full article here .

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    The Chiara String Quartet is an internationally performing professional string quartet based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Group is the Quartet-in-residence at the School of Music in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is also the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University. The group is also in residence as faculty at the Greenwood Music Camp, a summer program for advanced high school musicians. The group’s members are Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; and Gregory Beaver, cello.

    Members:

    Gregory Beaver
    3

    Jonah Sirota

    Rebecca Fischer
    3

    Hye Yung Julie Yoon
    6

    In addition to traditional concertizing, in December 2006 the group began performing in bars and other unusual performance venues for a classical string quartet under the tagline “Chamber music in any chamber.” This has brought them into bars such as The Brick in Kansas City, Missouri, the Rose in Brooklyn (New York Times review), Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Avantgarden in Houston, TX.

    On August 29, 2017, the members of the Chiara String Quartet announced that the 2017-2018 season would be their last; in the future, they will be focusing on solo performance and teaching careers.

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

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    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 11:28 AM on March 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    From Chiara String Quartet: “World Premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet ‘Annunciation'” 

    Chiara String Quartet

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Lied Center for the Performing Arts Present

    Chiara String Quartet and pianist Paul Barnes

    World Premiere of Philip Glass’ Piano Quintet “Annunciation”

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:30pm
    Lied Center for the Performing Arts
    301 N. 12th Street | Lincoln, NE

    Tickets ($15-$30) available online at http://www.liedcenter.org, by phone at 402.472.4747, or in person at the box office

    The quintet was commissioned by the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, Mike & Amber Kutayli, Rhonda Seacrest, and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska in celebration of over twenty years of collaboration between pianist Paul Barnes and composer Philip Glass.

    Drawing upon Barnes and Glass’ mutual love of ancient traditions, Glass based the melodic material on the Greek Orthodox byzantine hymn for the Annunciation. The text comes from Psalm 133:13, “The Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired her for his dwelling place.” Part One opens with an ethereal chromatic chord progression leading to the first entrance of the chant stated by the piano and later developed by other members of the ensemble. In Part Two is a poignant meditation in which Glass connects the transcendental ethos of the original chant with his own spacious approach to musical time. The work ends with an increasingly energetic and ecstatic coda based on the opening chant transformed into scale passages that ascend and dissipate into a pianissimo chromatic flourish evocative of incense rising.

    In addition to the premiere of Piano Quintet Annunciation, Portland-based Cappella Romana will perform traditional byzantine chant upon which the piano quintet is based. Chiara String Quartet violinist Hyeyung Yoon and pianist Paul Barnes will perform Glass’ duo, Pendulum, and this special evening will conclude with Glass’ monumental Piano Concerto No. 2 “After Lewis and Clark” in a cross-departmental showcase of the Glenn Korff School of Music featuring pianist and Professor of Music Paul Barnes, the UNL Symphony Orchestra and University Singers under the direction of Tyler White and Peter Eklund, and guest Native American flutist Ron Warren.

    Upcoming performances of Philp Glass’ Piano Quintet Annunciation include the East Coast premiere on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4pm at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, CT and the New York premiere on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2pm at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The Chiara String Quartet concludes its tenure as Hixson-Lied Artists-in-Residence at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with this concert. The group will end full-time work performing together in September 2018, and characterizes its decision as made, “in a spirit of tremendous gratitude and love.” Although the members of the group are each planning solo performance and teaching careers moving forward, the group plans to reunite regularly for special projects and performance opportunities. Learn more about future plans for the Chiara members at http://www.chiaraquartet.net.

    Renowned for bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music, the Chiara String Quartet captivates its audiences throughout the country. Lauded for its “highly virtuosic, edge-of-the-seat playing” (The Boston Globe), the quartet is currently Hixson-Lied Artist-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was the 2015-2016 quartet-in-residence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The Chiara Quartet has been performing and asking probing questions since 2000. Always interested in engaging with the music at its core as well as reaching audiences, the quartet has dedicated itself to finding ways to make the musical experience meaningful for all involved. In this pursuit, the quartet has performed in venues from major concert halls to clubs, created interactive programs for all ages, and most recently taken to performing and recording from memory, or “by heart.” Described by an audience member as “a 3-D experience for the listener,” playing by heart is deeply rewarding for the Chiara as well; memorizing the score helps them to closely relate to the composer’s compositional process. The Chiara’s latest recording is Bartók by Heart, a 2-CD set featuring Bartók’s six string quartets, played entirely from memory, released to critical acclaim in August 2016 on Azica. The quartet’s previous album, Brahms by Heart, was released on Azica in March 2014. Chiara’s discography also includes a Grammy-nominated recording of Jefferson Friedman’s String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 on New Amsterdam Records.

    The Chiara Quartet regularly performs in major concert halls across the country and has toured China, Korea, and Sweden. Recent collaborators include The Juilliard, Shanghai, and St. Lawrence String Quartets, Joel Krosnick, Roger Tapping, Simone Dinnerstein, Norman Fischer, and Paul Katz. The Chiara has been committed to the creation of new music for string quartet since its inception, and has commissioned composers such as Gabriela Lena Frank, Jefferson Friedman, Pierre Jalbert, Nico Muhly, and Robert Sirota.

    The Chiara’s honors include the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming; winning the Astral Artistic Services National Audition; First Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition; and the Guarneri Quartet Residency Award from Chamber Music America.

    In August 2017, the Chiara String Quartet announced that 2017-2018 will be its final concert season. The group will end full-time work performing together in September 2018, and characterizes its decision as made, “in a spirit of tremendous gratitude and love.”

    The Chiara trained and taught at The Juilliard School, mentoring for two years with the Juilliard Quartet, as recipients of the Lisa Arnhold Quartet Residency. Chiara (key-ARE-uh) is an Italian word, meaning “clear, pure, or light.”

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    The Chiara String Quartet is an internationally performing professional string quartet based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Group is the Quartet-in-residence at the School of Music in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is also the Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University. The group is also in residence as faculty at the Greenwood Music Camp, a summer program for advanced high school musicians. The group’s members are Rebecca Fischer and Hyeyung Julie Yoon, violins; Jonah Sirota, viola; and Gregory Beaver, cello.

    Members:

    Gregory Beaver
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    Jonah Sirota

    Rebecca Fischer
    3

    Hye Yung Julie Yoon
    6

    In addition to traditional concertizing, in December 2006 the group began performing in bars and other unusual performance venues for a classical string quartet under the tagline “Chamber music in any chamber.” This has brought them into bars such as The Brick in Kansas City, Missouri, the Rose in Brooklyn (New York Times review), Avogadro’s Number in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Avantgarden in Houston, TX.

    On August 29, 2017, the members of the Chiara String Quartet announced that the 2017-2018 season would be their last; in the future, they will be focusing on solo performance and teaching careers.

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  • richardmitnick 7:20 AM on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Q2 Music: “Celebrate Philip Glass at 75 with his Symphony No. 9” 

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    Q2 is the 24/7 New Music Stream from New York Public Radio

    Celebrate Philip Glass at 75 with his Symphony No. 9
    The New York Iconic Composer Tackles the Infamous Ninth Symphony


    Philip Glass

    On January 31, 2012 at 4 pm, Q2 Music celebrates the 75th birthday of iconic, New York composer Philip Glass with a premiere Webcast of his Symphony No. 9 with conductor Dennis Russell Davies and the Bruckner Orchester Linz. Only released today to coincide with his 75th birthday and the American Composers Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall concert celebration, Glass’s Symphony No. 9 comes during a remarkably fruitful and diverse anniversary year, which includes countless premieres, recordings and the revival of his landmark opera Einstein on the Beach.

    We hope you’re excited as we are to hear how Glass has tackled the infamous ninth symphony. If you get a chance to listen in, visit the web page for this program and leave your thoughts and reactions.

     
  • richardmitnick 12:45 PM on January 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From Cued Up at Q2: “Philip Glass at 75” 

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    Cued Up On Q2 streams Sundays at 2PM on Q2; encores Tuesdays at 8PM and Thursdays at 4PM on Q2

    Live Performances by Wordless Music Orchestra, Brooklyn Rider, JACK Quartet, and More
    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    “There’ll be no shortage of Philip Glass news in 2012. This year will feature the touring revival of his seminal opera Einstein on the Beach. And on January 31, the game-changing American music icon will celebrate his 75th birthday with the U.S. premiere of his Symphony No. 9 by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

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    Philip Glass

    This week’s Cued Up features in-concert recordings of Glass’s work taken from the last two years. We’ll open with a mesmerizing 2010 performance of his Two Etudes by pianist Bruce Brubaker, and hear energetic live takes of his Suite from Bent by string quartet Brooklyn Rider (chosen by (Le) Poisson Rouge as one of the venue’s favorite live performance of 2011) and String Quartet No. 5 by the JACK Quartet.

    In addition, the program features the New York-premiere of Glass’s homage to David Bowie—Symphony No. 4 Heroes—as performed by Brad Lubman and the Wordless Music Orchestra at the New York Society of Ethical Culture in May 2011.

    We’ll also hear two pieces by Glass’s disciple Nico Muhly: Brubaker’s 2011 performance of Drones and Piano at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and Wish You Were Here from the 2011 Ecstatic Music Festival (on a related note, remember to check out Q2 Music’s Ecstatic Music 2012 Preview this Wednesday, February 1 at 7 pm).”

    See the full article here.

    This week, Cued Up on Q2 is hosted by Olivia Giovetti

    Olivia Giovetti

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