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Concerts and Events in 2006

QCC Concert
Music of the Avant Pop
Concert on Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 8:00 PM
Queensborough Community College Performing Art Center
For location and directions, click: Queensborough Community College--Directions

The program will feature works by a number of important and exciting composers including Richard Einhorn,
Michael Gandolfi,
Michael Sahl, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Randall Woolf, and Frank Zappa,
and will include
Grab It!
by Jacob ter Veldhuis--a sensational tour-de-force for electric guitar and playback that is not to be missed! 

Sample Grab It! in:
Quicktime: http://webdisk.planet.nl/jwlooze/publiek/album/GrabIt_Kevin_157sec_640x360_450Kbps.mov  or
Windows Media:  http://webdisk.planet.nl/jwlooze/publiek/album/GrabIt_Kevin_157sec_640x360_450Kbps.mov

Performing with the Ensemble (and in the master class workshops) will be some of the area’s top new music
“monsters” including pianist Geoffrey Burleson, percussionist John Ferrari, guitarist Kevin Gallagher,
cellist Dorothy Lawson, violinist Mary Rowell, and vocalist Maria Tegzes.
 
Sample more New York Art Ensemble music at: www.myspace.com/newyorkartensemble


2006 Tribeca New Music Festival
Music of the Avant Pop


Concert #1
March 9, Sunday at 7 P.M.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
Generation Y--Emerging Voices
Music of: Mathew Briggs, Michael Brown, Sebastian Chang,
Robert Farren, Judd Greenstein

A new generation of young composers joins forces, bringing the "attitude" of our
pop musical culture together with the virtuosity of classical training in this opening
concert of the 2006 Tribeca New Music Festival.
What is a new generation's take on music? Find out, with composers Matthew Briggs,
Michael Brown, Sebastian Chang, Robert Farren, and Judd Greenstein as they use hip
new processed and edgy electronic instruments and percussion, along with traditional
setups (violin, viola, cello, and piano, with a twist), in a program of exciting new works--a
program not to be missed.
Works include:
Pieces of Things for 2 percussion by Mathew Briggs
Echoes of Byzantium for violin and piano by Michael Brown--2006 Young Composer Competition Winner
Climix "Redux" for viola and electronics by Robert Farren
Six Etudes for Piano by Sebastian Chang
Sonata for Cello and Piano
by Judd Greenstein
Performers include: Sebastian Chang, piano; David Hanlon, piano;
Jody Redhage, cello; Daniel Stewart, viola; Wayne Lee, violin; Yalin Chi, piano;
Gregory Landis and Dave Roth, percussion; and Robert Farren, electronics.
Tickets go on sale March 2, 2006: $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101

Concert #2
April 7, Sunday at 7 P.M.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
NYAE Monsters on the Loose
Two monster musicians, violinist Mary Rowell, and pianist Geoffrey Burleson, perform in
this second concert of the Tribeca New Music Festival.
Mary Rowell's playing is "Flaming, jagged, and fascinating, a performer of hyperactive
brilliance with an avant-classical delivery that provides a unique presence." -- NY Times.
Geoffrey Burleson is "a remarkable pianist, a first-class instrumental presence whose performances are outright thrilling." -- Boston Globe.
Works incldue:
Elegy
(violin) by Carol Alban
3-Page Sonata
(piano) by Charles Ives
Sonata #12
(piano) by Vincent Persichetti
Grand Sonata
(violin & piano) by Michael Sahl
3 Pieces for Violin & Piano
by Preston Stahly
Try to Believe
(violin) by Randall Woolf.
Join the party and have a glass of wine! The fun continues after the performance with a
chance to hang out and talk with the musicians and other audience members.
Tickets go on sale March 2, 2006: $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101


Concert #3
April 14, Sunday at 7 P.M.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
The Body of Your Dreams--Kathleen Supové in Performance
A Mothers Day Special Concert - Take Mom to dinner discount

A new music tribute to Mothers Day from the celebrated Exploding Piano of Kathleen Supové:
Join this innovative giant of new music as she performs works of John King, Lucas Ligeti,
Julia Wolfe, Randall Woolf, and Jacob ter Veldhuis
.
Join the party and have a glass of champagne! The fun continues after the performance with
a chance to hang out and talk with the musicians and other audience members.
Tickets go on sale March 2, 2006: $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101

Concert #4
April 21, Sunday at 7 P.M.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
Electrik Company
Music of the Avant Pop and Avant Rock
This cutting-edge crossover band is lead by virtuoso guitarist Kevin Gallagher, with
Thad Wheeler on drums, Jim Johnston on keyboards, and Alex Walker on bass, as
they perform works of Nick Didkovsky, Marc Mellits, Arvo Pärt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, and
Jacob ter Veldhuis
. Join the party and have a glass of wine! The fun continues after the performance with a chance to hang out and talk with the musicians and other audience
members.
Tickets go on sale March 2, 2006: $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101

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Concerts of 2005

Second Annual
Concert for Young People
Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 4:00 PM
The Unitarian Church of All Souls • 80th & Lex Ave.

Featuring:
Patti Monson, flute, piccolo, alto & bass flute
Todd Reynolds, violin and electronics,
Preston Stahly, keyboards, computer, and percussion
A concert that presents to children the fun new sounds and ideas in today's new
musical tool box.
Suggested donation: $10 for kids and adults

For reservations call the NYAE at: 212-234-4325
.
"The New York Art Ensemble offer hands-on music appreciation." --NY Times

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2005 Tribeca New Music Festival

Concert #1
April 10, Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
MinkStole and other music
Mary Rowell, violin
Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Mary Rowell, "Flaming, jagged, and fascinating, a performer of hyperactive brilliance
with an avant-classical delivery that provides a unique presence." -- NY Times
Geoffrey Burleson is "a remarkable pianist, a first-class instrumental presence whose
performances are outright thrilling." --Boston Globe

Works by George Antheil, Abdel-Gawad, Chick Corea, David Rakowski,
Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Julia Wolfe
.

Tickets $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101
(Ask about a group or series discount.)

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Concert #2
April 24, Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
Ten Children
Michael performs selections from his new CD: ten children
Works for bass clarinet, electronics, looping, sound images

Tickets $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101
(Ask about a group or series discount.)


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Concert #3
April 24, Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
Sally Anne
A New Opera by Michael Sahl & Margaret Yard
Composer Michael Sahl performs and directs a realization of his new opera Sally Anne.
The libretto, written by Margaret Yard, presents a powerful story of escape from a
childhood of horror into a the world of the absurd. This open workshop performance at
The Flea theater is a wonderful opportunity to hear and see one of New York's most
experienced composers in action with the full cast as they bring this compelling new
work to life for the first time.

Tickets $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101
(Ask about a group or series discount.)

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Concert #4
American Voices
May 1, Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC

1st half of concert
Maria Tegzes, voice
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
David Fabris, guitar
Songs of Jan Swafford/Bertold Brecht, Hanns Eisler/Brecht,
David Rakowski, Max Roach, Tegzes/Burleson, and Tom Waits
Maria Tegzes is a performer of "superb musicianship with a compellingly
assured dramatic presence."
-- Boston Globe

and...

2nd half of concert
Ellen Mandel, piano; Todd Almond, voice
Songs from her CD a wind has blown the rain away
Poetry by E.E. cummings.
"This is one of the best settings of E.E. Cummings poetry that I've heard.
A must hear for poetry fans."
--Preston Stahly, Director, NYAE

Tickets $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101
(Ask about group or series discount.)

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November 20, Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
New Music Downtown

Music of Eric Nathan, Edmund Cionek, Richard Einhorn, Eric Moe,
Michael Sahl, and Jocob ter Veldhuis
2005 Young Composer Competition winner Eric Nathan will have his award
winning composition performed in this NYAE season-opening concert. Written for
soprano saxophone and piano, Mr. Nathan's Imaginings will be performed by
James Noyes, soprano sax, and Yegor Shevtsov, piano.
Also on the program will be the world premiere of Michael Sahl's Cloud City Walk,
performed by violinst Mary Rowell, pianist Geoffrey Burleson, guitarist
Kevin Gallagher, and bassist Jeff Carney, Eric Moe's Grande Etude Brillante and
Nocturne, Richard Einhorn's Maxwell's Demon for solo electric violin, Jacob ter
Veldhuis' Grab It! for electric guitar and electronics, and the NYC premiere of
Edmund Cionek's multi-media work At the Art Gallery, Part 2 for percussion and
piano performed by guest artists Garah and Gregory Landes, of the duo Synchronicity.

Tickets $15; students & seniors $10
Go to: Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101
(Ask about a group or series discount.)

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Concerts of 2004

NYC Concert Preview hosted by Michelle Demko

October 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Ellen Mandel and Todd Almond perform songs from
her new CD: a wind has blown the rain away
Poetry of E.E. Cummings

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Shelter Island Summer Concert
July 16, Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's Church, 26 Saint Mary's Road,
Shelter Island, NY
Mary Rowell, violin
Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Mary Rowell, "Flaming, jagged, and fascinating, a performer of hyperactive
brilliance with an avant-classical
delivery that provides a unique presence." -- NY Times
Geoffrey Burleson is "a remarkable pianist, a first-class instrumental
presence whose performances are outright thrilling." --Boston Globe

Works by George Antheil, Arvo Part, Michael Sahl,
Preston Stahly, Lennie Tristano, McCoy Tyner
.

For reservations call 631-749-1236: $20 adults, children under 12 admitted free

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2004 Tribeca New Music Festival
Concert #4
June 6 Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
Attack of the 50 Foot Walt Whitman
Directed by Dennis Deal
music by Edmund Cionek
video by Trac Minh Vu

Musical theater takes a turn for what the Village Voice hails as the
"authentically bizarre and original" minds of Cionek and Deal in their latest collaboration.
Workshopped at Mabu Mines, this first full production of Attack of the 50 Foot Walt Whitman
promises to break new ground in contemporary musical theater.
Starring:
John Barilla, Sula Haska, Patti Wyss, and Monte Wheeler as Walt Whitman.

Tickets $20; students & seniors $12, for reservations go to
Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101

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Concert #3
June 5 Saturday at 7 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC

American Voices
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Benjamin Kreith, violin
David Russell, cello

Geoffrey Burleson leads this brilliant trio as they perform works by:
Arthur Berger, Sebastian Chang, Daron Hagen,
David Rakowski, and Frank Zappa.
Sebastian Chang
, the NYAE 2004 national Young Composer Competition
winner, will have his piano trio performed in this classic New York Art Ensemble event.

Tickets $20; students & seniors $12, for reservations go to
Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101

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Concert #2
June 4, Friday at 7 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
Yung Chow Music (with everything)
Mary Rowell,violin
Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Monster violinist Mary Rowell, of the string quartet Ethel, and pianist Geoffry Burleson
team up for an amazing offering of some of Mary's favorite music.
Works by George Antheil, John King, Arvo Part, Michael Sahl,
Preston Stahly, Cecil Taylor, Lennie Tristano, McCoy Tyner
.

Tickets $20; students & seniors $12, for reservations go to
Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101
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Concert #1
May 16 Sunday at 8 p.m.
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
Ear-Drum
David Cossin and David Sheppard
The New York Art Ensemble presents legendary percussionist
David Cossin (New York) and sound designer David Sheppard (London) in an
extraordinary “Live Installation.”  The idea of Live Installation becomes the catalyst
for this collaboration. By crossing the lines between live performance and sound
installation, each event takes on new shape depending on the environment, live
sound processing, video, and performance. Sound takes on a physical presence,
as a sculpture, evolving and moving within the space. Cossin and Sheppard perform
works by some of the most influential composers of our time, including Yoav Gal,
Michael Gordon,
Steve Reich, James Tenney, David Cossin, and David Sheppard.  

Tickets $20; students & seniors $12, for reservations go to
Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101

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Concert Preview, NYC
April 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Michael Lowenstern performs selections from
his new CD: ten children
Works for bass clarinet, electronics, looping, sound images

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William Bolcom & Joan Morris in concert
The Complete Cabaret Songs of
William Bolcom & Arnold Weinstein
Four Special Event performances:

Click here for Tickets or call Theatermania.com
at 212-352-3101.

Don't miss this historical premiere
performance of the
Complete Cabaret Songs
of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein
, performed by two artists
who have become a legend in the interpretation of American art song.

"Bolcom and Morris may be the best thing to happen to American
popular song since the invention of sheet music."
The Chicago Sun-Times

September 7, 2003
Concert #1 at 3 PM (matinee)
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
William Bolcom and Joan Morris in concert
The premiere performance of the complete
Cabaret and Ancient Cabaret Songs of Bolcom & Weinstein

Concert #2 at 8 PM
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
William Bolcom and Joan Morris in concert
The premiere performance of the complete
Cabaret and Ancient Cabaret Songs of Bolcom & Weinstein

September 14, 2003
Concert #3 at 3 PM (matinee)
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
William Bolcom and Joan Morris in concert
The premiere performance of the complete
Cabaret and Ancient Cabaret Songs of Bolcom & Weinstein

Concert #4 at 8 PM
The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, NYC
William Bolcom and Joan Morris in concert
The premiere performance of the complete
Cabaret and Ancient Cabaret Songs of Bolcom & Weinstein

Click here for Tickets or call Theatermania.com at 212-352-3101.



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