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)

featuring:
New Thread Quartet
Momenta Quartet
Lost Dog New Music Ensemble

+ guest artists

John Sampen – saxophone
Ariadne Greif – soprano

Including performances of:

LOST DOG NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Sotto Voce (2012)
A Window Always Open on the Sea (1990)
Within the Wall (2018; 2021)
*WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW VERSION WITH PERCUSSION

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

MOMENTA QUARTET
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

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

Popebama presents: Works by Popebama & Rick Burkhardt

Date: December 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 8pm (in-person)
South Oxford Space – 138 South Oxford St, Brooklyn
Tickets online/at-the-door ($10-$20 sliding scale)
Noisy, multi-instrumental, text-laden, Popebama applies the freshness of experimental sound and free spirit of improvisation to precise execution and formal composition. Since 2016, Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan have pooled their collective experience as composer-performer-improvisers to uncover new ground in both sound and performance. Joined by composer-performer-playwright Rick Burkhardt on accordion, the program will begin with an improvising trio, followed by a new work for multiphonics + percussion/electronics by Rogers. The event will culminate in the premiere of Wing, a ~30 minute journey of 2 playing/speaking instrumentalists, recounting visual details from a long-ago scene complete with imaginative excursions and daydream-y escapades; the fusion of instruments, sound, and text becoming a singular thought, in the seamless way Burkhardt has become known for.

“a jolting rush” —National Sawdust Log
“a slippery duo” —New Yorker
“noisily virtuosic”—Cleveland Classical
“go see Popebama” —JazzRightNow

 

 

Proof of vaccination (12 and older) against COVID-19 required for entry.
Please complete this form before arrival: https://airtable.com/shrlUUL6cBgqaBtDl
All audience must be masked during the performance. Chairs for seating are spaced out.

November 19, 2021

Hypercube: Works by New York Women Composers

Date: December 15, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm

Wednesday, December 15, 8pm (in-person)
Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014
Tickets at-the-door ($15 cash/venmo)

Hypercube presents works by members of the New York Women Composers collective. Featuring duos, trios and quartets culled through a seed money grant + call-for-scores, Hypercube brings to life new and past works from female-identifying voices from across the state of New York.

PROGRAM:
On Curious Reflection by Rain Worthington
We are here by Seong Ae Kim
Two movements from Orpheus Singing  by Juliana Hall. II: Orpheus Singing and V: Machine 
Because we also are what we have lost by Niloufar Nourbakhsh
Serenade No. 2 for Guitar and Piano by Marga Richter
Three Pieces on Paintings by Kandinsky by Catherine Neville. I: Red Accent II: Blue III: Green 

November 19, 2021

Kathy Supové premieres Constancy // Bargemusic: Here & Now Winter Festival Day 2

Date: December 17, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm

Bargemusic: Here & Now Winter Festival Day 2

December 17 // 7:00 pm
Bargemusic (detailed directions)
Brooklyn Bridge Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11201

  • “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

Kathleen Supové, piano

Tickets: $35

All audience members, staff, and performers must provide proof of full vaccination status–at least 14 days from the final dose of vaccine–at the door (CDC card–photo or copy is fine–or Excelsior Pass) and ID. 

November 13, 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

On View – Kamratōn in Brooklyn

Date: January 30, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm

Kamratōn in NYC
January 30, 2022, 7pm
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY

Curtis Rumrill: In This Styrofoam Room
Yaz Lancaster: pearl, eels, 2178, and bootlace
Michele Cheng: Cultural Spacesuit
Erin Rogers: On View
Anna Louise-Walton: Basket of Figs

October 25, 2021