Composers Concordance : Composers Play Composers Marathon – Band Theme

Composers Concordance

Composers Play Composers Marathon – Band Theme

November 29 @ 6:00 pm

Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor
(between Delancey & Rivington Streets)
New York, NY 10002

On Sunday, November 29th at Spectrum NYC, Composers Concordance presents the second concert of its fifth annual festival, entitled ‘MultiBand.’ This event is the seventh annual Composers-Play-Composers Marathon – a concert focusing on the composer-as-performer. This year, in lieu of the festival title, no fewer then twenty composers, embedded with dynamic trios and quartets from NYC’s contemporary music scene, will perform original compositions inspired by the word ‘Band.’ Featuring:

Tenth Intervention Trio:
Hajnal K Pivnick – violin
Dorian Wallace – piano
Elliot Wallace – percussion

Emerald Trio:
Karen Bogardus – flute
Orlando Wells – viola
Matt Castle – piano

Occasional Noise Trio:
Cesare Papetti – percussion
Derin Öge – piano
William Lang – trombone

Licorice Clarinet Trio:
Michiyo Suzuki – clarinet
Akari Yamamoto – clarinet
Yumi Ito – bass clarinet

Compositions by:
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Douglas DaSilva, Joe Deninzon, Jed Distler, Vasko Dukovski, Melissa Grey, Franz Hackl, Arthur Kampela, Ginka Mizuki, David Morneau, Gene Pritsker, Charlie Rauh, Bill Schimmel, Robert Voisey, & Ann Warren.

“For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label.” -The Wall Street Journal. “Enterprising new music organization” -The New York Times. Staying in rotation for thirty years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past, but also an ethic of keeping one’s ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. It has also created a new record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs, and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors for the 2015-16 season are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Melissa Grey. Composers Concordance’s overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.