Composers Now 2022 Festival Opening Event featuring New Thread Quartet

Date: January 27, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Composers Now 2022 Festival Opening Event

An Evening of Composers and Music
Streamed Safely to Your Home

Thursday, January 27, 7:00 PM EST
Featuring the Composers Now First Commission Award by Ebun Oguntola, performed by the New Thread Quartet.

Hosted by Founding Artistic Director Tania León, the January 27 event kicks off the 12th annual month-long festival with a diverse program and the annual Composers Now Visionary Award – presented, this year, to David Del Tredici and Mary D. Watkins. Given annually at the opening event of the festival, the award recognizes members of the arts community who, through their own creative practice and advocacy for others, have made a profound, positive and lasting impact in our culture.

The recipient of the 2022 Composers Now First Commission Award is Ebun Oguntola. Ebun is a 16-year-old contemporary classical composer, violinist, pianist and saxophonist living in upstate New York. Her music was brought to the attention of Composers Now by the founders of Luna Composition Lab, Missy Mazzoli and Ellen Reid. With mentorship from composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers,  Ebun will create a chamber work that will receive its world premiere as part of the Opening Event of the 2022 Composers Now Festival.

This event will be livestreamed. Tickets ($15) are on sale HERE
For more information, visit the Composers Now Event Page

This commissioning initiative is made possible through the generosity of Composers Now board member and composer Michael Minard.
January 7, 2022

IRL.nyc // Amirtha Kidambi + Matteo Liberatore {duo}, Charmaine Lee {solo}, Leo Chang + Erin Rogers {duo}

Date: January 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm
 Jan 26th: Amirtha Kidambi + Matteo Liberatore {duo}, Charmaine Lee {solo}, Leo Chang + Erin Rogers {duo} 

IRL.nyc
80 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
doors 7p
Come to IRL for an evening of electro-acoustic mindbenders, vocal innovators and idiosyncratic improvisers, with the atmospheric minimalism of Amirtha Kidambi (voice) + Matteo Liberatore (guitar) duo, the visceral vocal crush of Charmaine Lee (voice/electronics) and Leo Chang (voice/electronics) + Erin Rogers (saxophone) duo.
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Proof of vaxx required for entry
Limited Capacity

January 7, 2022

Fire Museum Presents SKYLIGHGHT // Philadelphia – POSTPONED

Date: January 22, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

POSTPONED (new date TBA)

Night three of Fire Museum Presents 21st Anniversary celebration!
ERIK RUIN’S OMINOUS CLOUD ENSEMBLE WITH GUESTS Gelsey Bell & Erin Rogers: SKYLIGHGHT

Saturday, January 22, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
Icebox Project Space
1400 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA
FREE/Donations appreciated

More info + Reservations

November 28, 2021

Ohio University Composers Association presents Popebama

Date: January 16, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

New York-based experimental duo Popebama will present five a free concert featuring standalone duo works representing its core composer-performers Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan, alongside works by Paul Pinto, Jenna Lyle and Rick Burkhardt.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 // 8pm
Glidden Hall
Ohio University
3 Health Center Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701

More info HERE

December 20, 2021

A Piano Lives In Brooklyn! Kathy Supové premieres Constancy

Date: December 23, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm

Arete presents: A Piano Lives In Brooklyn!

When: December 23rd, 2021, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Mise-En Place
341 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Subway: G train to Nassau
Bus: B24
Cost: Free admission, donations accepted
The pianist Kathleen Supove excavates the surrounding land, mining not for silver (as in Leadville Pantoum), but for musical and literary inspiration. She has found it, and just in time for the reawakening of Brooklyn to live music and live poetry!! A concert of beautiful words and music by Brooklynites, including several premiere performances. Works by Angélica Negrón, Guy Barash, Erin Rogers, Randall Woolf and Kathleen Supové. Poetry by Megan Duffy, Randall Woolf and Nick Flynn. This concert is kid friendly (age 6 and up), and a little bit of a holiday party as well, featuring gifts such as homemade soaps, which are a hobby of Ms Supove’s. There will be a post concert Q & A with the artists.

“What Ms. Supové is really exploding is the piano recital as we have known it, a mission more radical and arguably more needed.”

– Anthony Tommasini, NY Times
“This was classical music played like the best rock’n’roll. It was passionate, earnest, loud and more complex than the gatekeepers of high culture would like to think. Brava.”

– Ben Sisario, NY Press
In May, 2012, Kathleen Supové received the ASCAP John Cage Award for “the artistry and passion with which she performs, commissions, records, and champions the music of our time.”

Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what it means to be a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today’s world. In addition to her compelling virtuosity, she is also known for her inventive ways of breaking down the wall between performer and audience.

A Piano Lives In Brooklyn! is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.
Co-presented by Melinda Faylor and Areté Presents.

PROGRAM
“On the walls of my boredom, I write your name” by Angélica Negrón [2015] (poem by Paul Eluard) New York Premiere

“Life Is Sweet” by Guy Barash [2021] (poem by Nick Flynn) World Premiere New Work TBA by Kathleen Supové [2021] World Premiere

“Constancy” by Erin Rogers [2021] (based on a 3-panel art piece by Dorothea Rockburne ) World Premiere

“Leadville Pantoum” by Randall Woolf [2021] (poem by Megan Duffy) World Premiere
COMPOSERS
Guy Barash
Randall Woolf
Erin Rogers
Angelica Negrón
Kathleen Supové
POETS
Megan Duffy
Randall Woolf
Nick Flynn

November 13, 2021