Passover – Rhizome, Washington D.C.

Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm

Rick Burkhardt’s Passovercommissioned for thingNY, is a performance-ritual for six singing/speaking instrumentalists seated at a dinner table on which there lies a double bass. Each performer relates the story of a friend’s escape: from a bad marriage, from an unfair situation at work, from a run-in with a traffic cop, from an ethically compromising opportunity, from an awkward family dinner. Ultimately, it becomes clear that all of these friends form one collective identity. This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Presented by Sonic Circuits

Also on the program:
dálava (vocalist Julia Úlehla and guitarist Aram Bajakian)
The Witches (flute, violin and vocals)

May 25, 2018 – 8:00pm
Rhizome
6950 Maple Street NW
Washington, DC
$10

Gelsey Bell – voice, percussion 
Andrew Livingston – voice, bass
Paul Pinto – voice, percussion 
Erin Rogers – voice, saxophone 
Dave Ruder – voice, clarinet
Jeffrey Young – voice, violin

March 13, 2018

Passover – Philadelphia Folksong Society (world premiere)

Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm

Rick Burkhardt’s Passovercommissioned for thingNY, is a performance-ritual for six singing/speaking instrumentalists seated at a dinner table on which there lies a double bass. Each performer relates the story of a friend’s escape: from a bad marriage, from an unfair situation at work, from a run-in with a traffic cop, from an ethically compromising opportunity, from an awkward family dinner. Ultimately, it becomes clear that all of these friends form one collective identity. This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

May 24, 2018 – 8:00pm
Philadelphia Folksong Society
6156 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA

Rick Burkhardt – Passover*
Gelsey Bell – Songs from Rolodex

*premiere performance

Gelsey Bell – voice, percussion 
Andrew Livingston – voice, bass
Paul Pinto – voice, percussion 
Erin Rogers – voice, saxophone 
Dave Ruder – voice, clarinet
Jeffrey Young – voice, violin

March 13, 2018

Bowers-Fader Duo @Queens New Music Festival

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm

Random Access Music and The Queens New Music Festival present:
The Bowers-Fader Duo,
 new American art songs for mezzo and guitar in a program that features seven living composers:

Frank Brickle: City of Orgies
Hilary Purrington: Two Songs (for mezzo-soprano and guitar)
Scott Wheeler: Canzone Italiane
David Claman: Two Herman Melville Songs
Tim Mukherjee: Three Folk Song Settings
Erin Rogers: The Lone Tenement
Paul Salerni: Finding One Self

Friday, May 18, 2018, 6pm:
The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY

For tickets, click HERE

April 7, 2018

The Lone Tenement @Manhattan School of Music

Date: May 9, 2018
Time: 4:30 pm

Sarah Anne Brownawell (mezzo soprano) and Ezekiel Bardash (guitar) perform The Lone Tenement as part of Manhattan School of Music’s Guitar Chamber Music Concert. Performance is FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
4:30-7:00pm
Pforzheimer Hall
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave
New York, NY

View the calendar listing HERE.

March 28, 2018

Large Ensemble premiere // Alia Musica Pittsburgh

Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm

On Friday, May 4th Alia Musica will premiere my large chamber ensemble work “Gorilla” for twelve musicians. Gorilla was commissioned for Alia’s 2018 Spring Concert.

Friday, May 4, 2018
7:30 PM
James Laughlin Music Hall
Chatham University

Program will include:

Witold Lutoslawski: Chain No. 1, for 14 instruments

John Arrigo-Nelson: Frammenti di recitativo, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, guitar, piano, and two percussionists

Erin Rogers: Gorilla, for large chamber ensemble. (Alia Musica commission)

Federico Garcia-De Castro: Un re in ascolto ii, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, guitar, piano, and two percussionists

David Stock: The Philosopher’s Stone, concerto for violin and chamber ensemble.
Featuring Andrés Cárdenes

November 21, 2017