The Impossible Will Take A Little While
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Impossible Will Take A Little While

Highline Chamber Ensemble and composer Eric Lemmon will present The Impossible Will Take a Little While, an oratorio based on the collection of essays and poetry by Paul Rogat Loeb. The Impossible Will Take a Little While offers everyday people hope and insights from leaders credited with impacting their respective societies, such as Nelson Mandela and Vaclav Havel. These essays highlight the legions of unsung people and political acts that have led to social change and progress. 

The concert on September 7th will feature Mezzo-Soprano Kate Maroney, Soprano Elisabeth Halliday-Quan, Tenor Brandon Snook, and Baritone Wayne Arthur Paul. Highline Chamber Ensemble will be led by composer and conductor Whitney George, and the event will be preceded by a pre-concert talk on The Impossible Will Take a Little While by the composer, Eric Lemmon. The main concert will be accompanied by a host of smaller events including two free chamber concerts featuring excerpts of The Impossible Will Take a Little While alongside other politically minded works, with an hour-long live-streamed rehearsal on September 6th, at 8:00PM. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/thelittleimpossible

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sanctuary with The Dream Unfinished

Activist orchestra The Dream Unfinished presents their season finale at St. Peter's Church with New York premieres of works by Vijay Iyer, Kareem Roustom, and George Walker, performances of works by Tania Leon and Huang Ruo, performances by Vijay Iyer and Jennifer Koh, and presentations from speakers from NYC's immigrant rights community.

More info: http://thedreamunfinished.org/events/2018/4/25/sanctuary-season-finale

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Wordless Music Orchestra, Phantom Thread @ BAM
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Wordless Music Orchestra, Phantom Thread @ BAM

Wordless Music presents the U.S. premiere live score in New York (February 24-25) and Los Angeles (March 2) of Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville, with music by Jonny Greenwood, and nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), and Best Score (Jonny Greenwood).

In both cities, Wordless Music Orchestra will team up with principals from London Contemporary Orchestra, who recorded Greenwood’s original score for Nonesuch. Together, the orchestra will perform the entirety of Greenwood’s score, which itself is heard in more than 70% of the film, along with selections from Brahms, Schubert, Fauré, and Debussy. This event marks the third collaboration between Anderson and Wordless Music, following live score premieres for THERE WILL BE BLOOD and PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE.

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Wordless Music Orchestra, Phantom Thread @ BAM
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Wordless Music Orchestra, Phantom Thread @ BAM

Wordless Music presents the U.S. premiere live score in New York (February 24-25) and Los Angeles (March 2) of Paul Thomas Anderson’s PHANTOM THREAD, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville, with music by Jonny Greenwood, and nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Paul Thomas Anderson), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), and Best Score (Jonny Greenwood).

In both cities, Wordless Music Orchestra will team up with principals from London Contemporary Orchestra, who recorded Greenwood’s original score for Nonesuch. Together, the orchestra will perform the entirety of Greenwood’s score, which itself is heard in more than 70% of the film, along with selections from Brahms, Schubert, Fauré, and Debussy. This event marks the third collaboration between Anderson and Wordless Music, following live score premieres for THERE WILL BE BLOOD and PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE.

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Rafael Piccolotto de Lima's Chamber Project @ Shapeshifter Lab
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima's Chamber Project @ Shapeshifter Lab

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Chamber Project unites world class musicians with diverse backgrounds to explore the musical possibilities between jazzclassical and Brazilian music. The Latin Grammy nominated composer and conductor leads the New York city based ensemble to present award winning original compositions and arrangements. The unusual instrumentation of this project, including a string session, jazz winds and Brazilian rhythms section allows the composer to explore unique music soundscapes. Creative orchestrations serve as a platform to feature soloists like Hadar Noiberg (flute) and Vitor Gonçalves (accordion).

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Petros Klampanis Group @ University of Buffalo
Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Petros Klampanis Group @ University of Buffalo

Bassist Petros Klampanis will perform with a guitarist, pianist, drummer and string quartet (I'm in that!).

Described by JazzTimes as a “formidable bassist and composer,” Petros Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. He studied classical and jazz music in Athens, Amsterdam and New York. He now is active in the New York jazz scene, where has performed alongside some of the city’s renowned jazz musicians.

Klampanis’ collaborations with saxophonist Greg Osby led to the release of his first two acclaimed albums, Contextual and Minor Dispute, on the saxophonist’s Inner Circle Music label. Fellow bassist Drew Gress has praised Klampanis’ “aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing.”

His album Minor Dispute was selected as one of the best Jazz records in 2015 by National Public Radio, while his recent album Chroma has received exceptional reviews on international media.

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Rafael Piccolotto de Lima's Chamber Project @ Sir D's
Jan
22
8:00 PM20:00

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima's Chamber Project @ Sir D's

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Chamber Project unites world class musicians with diverse backgrounds to explore the musical possibilities between jazzclassical and Brazilian music. The Latin Grammy nominated composer and conductor leads the New York city based ensemble to present award winning original compositions and arrangements. The unusual instrumentation of this project, including a string session, jazz winds and Brazilian rhythms section allows the composer to explore unique music soundscapes. Creative orchestrations serve as a platform to feature soloists like Hadar Noiberg (flute) and Vitor Gonçalves (accordion).

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