Mazurka Music and Art Society presents Tatiana Warszynski: The Shape of Things

Date: December 4, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm

Mazurka Music and Art Society presents
The Shape of Things: CD Release – Tatiana Warszynski, violin

Saturday, December 4, 2021 // 3:00pm MT
Knoppers Hall (King’s University)
Tickets at the Door: $25 Regular, $20 Seniors, $10 Students.
COVID Protocols apply: proof of vaccination, masking, and social distancing.
November 16, 2021

Marilyn Shrude 75th Birthday Celebration // New Thread Quartet, Lost Dog, Momenta Quartet

Date: December 2, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm

Lost Dog + New Thread Quartet present an all-star concert, featuring three of New York’s most dynamic new music ensembles, in celebration of the 75th birthday of distinguished American composer Marilyn Shrude.

December 2, 2021, 8:00
$20 (click here for tickets)

Dimenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, Manhattan (map)

New Thread Quartet
Momenta Quartet
Lost Dog New Music Ensemble

+ guest artists

John Sampen – saxophone
Ariadne Greif – soprano

Including performances of:

Sotto Voce (2012)
A Window Always Open on the Sea (1990)
Within the Wall (2018; 2021)

energy flows nervously … in search of stillness (2015)
Evolution V (1976)
John Sampen, alto sax

Secrets (2004)
Ariadne Greif, soprano

In accordance with New York State policy, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required. Masks must be worn in all public areas of the Dimenna Center.

The concert celebrates Shrude’s 75th birthday, a ground-breaking composer, known for music of exquisite texture and detail. Her catalog features a large body of chamber and orchestral works, and a particular interest in saxophone. She is the first woman to receive the Kennedy Center Friedheim Award for Orchestral Music (1984) and the Cleveland Arts Prize for Music (1998).

The music of composer Marilyn Shrude is characterized by its warmth and lyricism, rich timbre, multi-layered constructions, and complex blend of tonality and atonality. The result is a bright, shimmering and delicately wrought sound world that is at once both powerful and fragile. Her concentration on color and the natural resonance of spaces, as well as her strong background in Pre-Vatican II liturgical music, give the music its linear, spiritual, and quasi-improvisational qualities. (Natvig – New Grove)

Shrude taught both Lost Dog director Garth Sunderland and New Thread’s tenor saxophonist Erin Rogers. Both Sunderland and Rogers have long felt that Shrude’s dazzling music should have greater presence in New York, and have discussed a concert like this for years. The works on the program span from 1976’s Evolution V, with one of the world’s leading concert saxophonists John Sampen as guest soloist, to the world premiere of a new version of 2018’s Within the Wall. Shrude’s catalog of music is deep and varied, and the chamber music presented here reflects that diversity – both with regards to instrumentation and aesthetic.

Sunderland states:
“I’ll never forget hearing Marilyn’s trio A Window Always Open On The Sea for the first time, a work whose mysteries and depths meld her exquisitely detailed craftsmanship with a fathoms-deep well of emotion. As a teacher, Marilyn’s nurturing heart and wise counsel have had an incredible impact on multiple generations of American composers, and it’s always been frustrating to me that her own extraordinary music isn’t more widely known. In this 75th birthday concert, featuring three terrific ensembles, world-class soloists, and major works from the entirety of Marilyn’s career, we hope to let New York audiences in on the secret of this marvelous and pathbreaking American composer.”

The New Thread Quartet has been called “adventurous” and “rule-breaking” by NewMusicBox. The sax quartet has commissioned and premiered over 40 works developing impactful new music for the saxophone, and earning a reputation for its close collaborative work with composers.

Called “an outstanding young string quartet with and exceptionally broad range” by the New Yorker, the Momenta Quartet is similarly committed to new music, and known for its “diligence, curiosity, and excellence” (New York Times). The Momenta Quartet performs Shrude’s setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem Secrets with soprano Ariadne Greif, described by the New York Times as “a beautiful and physically fearless young singer.”

This event marks the final concert for Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, and will give audiences an opportunity to celebrate all it has accomplished. For over 15 seasons Lost Dog has been an ambassador and advocate for contemporary music in its home borough of Queens and throughout the city. The ensemble has presented over 35 world premiere performances of music by American composers, as well as many US and East Coast premieres by major international composers.

October 30, 2021

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra ARRIVAL: New Music // Tatiana Warszynski, violin

Date: November 19, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra violinist Tatiana Warszynski performs The Shape of Things as part of ARRIVAL: New Music

Friday, November 19, 2021 // 7:30PM
4 Sir Winston Churchill Square Northwest
[Corner of 99 Street & 102 Ave]
Edmonton, AB


Bouchard Exquisite Fires
Fung Baroque Melting
Clyne Restless Oceans [Canadian Premiere]
Agócs Devotion
Ramon Petite Toccata pour Orchestre
Rogers The Shape of Things
McLeod Arrival


Cosette Justo Valdés, Conductor
Tatiana Warszynski, Violin
Titilope Sonuga, Edmonton’s Poet Laureate

More info HERE

November 4, 2021

Bandwidth // Nadav Lev + Dan Weinstein // Tel Aviv

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 9:00 pm

Bad Music presents Nadav Lev, electric and classical guitar

18 Nov, 21:00

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Giborim St 5 st,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Guitarist Nadav Lev is hosted by Bad Music and hosts composers Yair Kaltag and Guy Barash and cellist Dan Weinstein. Program includes Bandwidth by Erin Rogers for electric guitar and cello, alongside works by Tristan Murail, Talia Amar, and Guy Barash, 

Tickets + More Info

November 16, 2021

Matt Evans + Elori Saxl // Double Album Release Party // IRL

Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm

Magicking with Matt Evans + Elori Saxl + Tristan Kasten Krause
Double album release. Matt Evans “Touchless” Elori Saxl “The Blue of Distance”
Wed, Nov 17 @IRL
80 Front St, Brooklyn
Doors 7, Sounds 7:30

November 13, 2021