Astoria Symphony: Transformaciones

Date: October 10, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm

Finally, saxophone in the symphony!

The Astoria Symphony opens its 6th season with a remarkable program. Miranda Cuckson performs Alban Berg’s haunting Violin Concerto, one of the few orchestral pieces to feature saxophone as part of the symphonic palette. We will also hear the world premiere of Steve Horowitz’s Mix/Remix. In honor of Hispanic heritage month, we also feature a Latin American Folk Song Suite, a newly commissioned work by the young Puerto Rican composer Angelica Negron, and Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas’ bombastic tour de force La Noche de los Mayas, featuring the Queens College Percussion Ensemble, directed by the Aaron Copland School of Music Professor of Percussion, Michael Lipsey.

Friday, October 10, 2008, 8:00 pm
Good Shepherd Faith Church
152 West 66th Street, New York, NY, 10023

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 8:00 pm
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center – Main Stage
31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
For more information, or to order tickets, go to :

http://astoriamusic.org/programs/transformaciones.html

August 31, 2008

RhododendRAM in Flushing Meadows

Date: May 4, 2008
Time: 2:00 pm
Random Access Music, together with the Lost Dog Ensemble, presents 6 exciting premiers by RAM composers. Join us as we Bring in Spring with a colorful, dynamic program at the Flushing Library in Flushing, Queens.

free, 2pm
visit: www.RAM-NYC.org for more information

Flushing Library
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY  11355
(718) 661-1200

March 15, 2008

RhododendRAM

Date: May 2, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm

Random Access Music, together with the Lost Dog Ensemble, presents 6 exciting premiers by RAM composers. Join us as we Bring in Spring with a colorful, dynamic program at Manhattan’s Tenri Cultural Institute.

$15, 8pm
visit: www.RAM-NYC.org for more information

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
New York, NY  10011
www.tenri.org

March 15, 2008

Premiere of “Shallow”

Date: April 18, 2008
Time: 1:00 pm

Shallow for alto and tenor saxophones in duo, commissioned by performers Jessica Simms and Carl Wiggins, will be premiered on Friday, April 18th at 1:00pm in Columbia, South Carolina, as part of the 2008 NASA Biennial Conference.

For a complete schedule of conference events, including more information about this performance, please visit the University of South Carolina School of Music home site, or click on the link below:

http://www.music.sc.edu/fs/leaman/NASAHome.html

March 24, 2008

Tanks for Everything, thingNY

Date: April 5, 2008
Time: 9:30 pm

The avant-awesome enfants terribles that make up thingNY return to the Tank to do their thing. Joined by Astoria Symphony conductor Silas Huff, the things will give the American premiere of Huff’s Der Whisky and the world premieres of new works by thingNY composers Andrea La Rose, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto and Jeffrey Young. Also on the program: music by Deep Listening composer Marc Jensen with animation by Dan Pinto, Frederic Rzewski’s powerful Attica, noise/art/noise improvisation, and a brief stint on the Elliot Carter 100th birthday bandwagon.
About thingNY:

The New Yorker’s Alex Ross called new music uber-group thingNY part of the city’s burgeoning avant-garde classical music scene “striking an attitude of resistance to mainstream culture”. This exciting new music collective, comprised of composers, instrumentalists and singers from the New York metro area, revels in creating and performing unrelenting experimental new works with passion and enthusiasm, oscillating between the “sweeter sounds” and the “punishingly loud”.

thingNY: Gelsey Bell, voice – Andrea La Rose, flute – Andrew Livingston, cello/bass – Paul Pinto, voice/percussion – Erin Rogers, saxophone – Stefanos Tsigrimanis, guitar – Jeffrey Young, violin

$10, 9:30pm
visit: www.thingNY.com for more information
The Tank
279 Church Street (b/w White & Franklin)
New York, NY 10013
www.theTankNYC.org

March 15, 2008