thingNY & Face the Music… In Space!

Date: June 23, 2014
Time: 12:00 am

Sunday, June 22
thingNY and Face the Music… In Space!
@ The Queens Museum

12pm and 4pm. Flushing Meadow Corona Park. Queens, NY

Over the course of three weeks, thingNY and Face the Music (the world’s only teen new music ensemble) will team up to create a short music-theater work for the Queens Museum exploring the concept of “space”. Using some of the compositional techniques from two existing works, Private Time and Endurance Exercises (both from the theater piece Time: A Complete Explanation in Three Parts), the intergenerational ensemble will develop this work through instrumental, vocal and movement improvisation, layering independent tasks and gestures into a larger musical structure. We’re really looking forward to this crazy adventure. This project is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

May 14, 2014

Sciarrino’s La bocca, i piedi, il suono – MMNY, Columbia University

Date: June 21, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm

I am delighted to take part in MakeMusicNY’s New York City premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s La bocca, i piedi, il suono for over 100 saxophones! Joined by the awesome players of Project Fusion, saxophone players from all over New York City will join forces to perform this masterwork in honor of Adolphe Sax’s 200th Birthday. This performance is being presented in partnership with Miller Theatre at Columbia University and will take place in the center of at Columbia’s historic Low Memorial Library.

Saturday, June 21, 2pm
Low Memorial Library
Columbia University
New York, NY

June 11, 2014

thingNY presents PIADS, Immediacies Series 2.5

Date: June 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm

ThursdayJune 19
Immediacies Series 2.5: Piads
The Firehouse Space
8:00pm.  246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY

piad G

May 14, 2014

Premiere of Mother Earth at Carnegie Hall

Date: June 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 5
Andrea Lee Smith, flute, with Guests
@ Weill Hall
8PM. Carnegie Hall. Manhattan, NY
Native American flutist, Andrea Lee Smith, presents her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall
at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 5, 2014
Puchase tickets here.
Andrea Lee Smith takes the stage, with a special evening of music for flute, featuring works by American Indian composer, G. Wiley Smith, George Crumb’s iconic Vox Balanae, and a world premiere performance of Mother Earth by Erin Rogers, for flute, saxophone quartet and electronics. Andrea has gained a reputation of thrilling her audiences with groundbreaking instrumental performances incorporating costume and choreography, including work with Pilobolus alum, and a feature solo performance on the 2013 television season of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Her debut recital will feature works from past, present and future with the help of Meaghan Burke, Tristan McKay and the New Thread Quartet.
Mother Earth was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.
November 19, 2013

The Music of Jerome Kitzke

Date: May 23, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Music at First presents: The Music of Jerome Kitzke
A concert celebrating the pre-release of his new CD, The Paha Sapa Give-Back on the Innova Label and presenting the New York City premiere of an excerpt from Buffalo Nation (Bison bison), a theatrical musical historical survey of The Bison in North America with a libretto by Kathleen Masterson.

I have been highly connected to Kitzke’s Buffalo Nation, having engraved and edited the parts of this work (published through Peermusic Classical). On the 23rd I will be performing as part of the Sound Effects Chorus, a “herd” of vocalists/body percussionists. This piece is not to be missed! Also on the program is ETHEL and The Mad Coyote.

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Admission: $10

First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn
124 Henry Street (near Clark)
For more information call: 212-567-1520

CD release Concert May 2014

May 14, 2014