Nov
2
7:00 pm19:00

Young Jewish American Composers

YIVO hosts a concert featuring new classical works by young and emerging Jewish American composers: Lainie FeffermanDavid HertzbergJulie Hill,Adam RobertsAlyssa Weinberg, and Alex Weiser. Performances by Violin and Viola duo andPlay (Maya Bennardo and Hannah Levinson),Brigid ColeridgeJulie HillLee DionnePat Swoboda, and Meaghan Burke will feature various combinations of piano, string quintet, and singer. The concert will also feature conversations with the composers exploring the question of how Jewish history and identity informs the creation of new works of art.

Program

Fünf Kleine Klavierstücke – Lainie Fefferman (1982- )
Méditation boréale – David Hertzberg (1990- )
Dreaming of Love – Alex Weiser (1989- )
Meditation – Alyssa Weinberg (1988- )
Shift Differential – Adam Roberts (1980- )
Over the Waters – Julie Hill (1988- )

Admission: $15,  YIVO members & students: $10 

This event is part of the Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series, made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum. Co-sponsored by the American Society for Jewish Music.

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Sep
17
8:00 pm20:00

Crooner & Duke

Crooner & Duke play on a bill presented by LPR with Yazan and Bad History Month. American traditional songs like "Shady Grove" and "All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies" and original songs by Crooner & Duke (Nick Lenchner and Bryan Schneider) take over Manhattan Inn

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May
14
8:00 pm20:00

London Premiere of Element Ensemble

Premiere of my song cycle for string quintet and voice at the Leyden Gallery in London, performed by members of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama community: Gwen Reed, Sophie Belinfante, Valerie Sanders, Joe Davies, Sophia Rees.

Apr
1
Apr 3

Workshop with Kolkata School of Music

GMI faculty presents a week of workshops on performance, professionalism, and musical technique to the Kolkata School of Music. Performances will take place in various locations through out the weekend. 

Nov
20
9:00 pm21:00

TPM Jazz Club

Join the GMI faculty and I for new renditions of jazz standards, free improv, and original compositions by Derek Beckvold! 

Sep
25
9:00 pm21:00

TPM Jazz Club

Join the GMI team and I for the opening of New Delhi's new jazz club, The Piano Man, created and led by Arjun Gupta. 

May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Merkin Hall

Night of A Thousand Judys concert to benefit the Ali Forney Center, an advocacy group for homeless LGBT youth. Performances by Justin Sayre, Cyrille Aimee, Melissa Errico, Michael Feinstein, and yours truly.

Oct
26
6:00 pm18:00

Jazz at Barsoom

This Sunday is GMI Jazz Night at Barsoom! Please join us for an open jazz workshop at 6pm, followed by a faculty performance of re-imagined jazz standards. Drums- Tarun Balani, Bass- Wes Allen, Keys- James Hill, Sax- Derek Beckvold, Vocals- Julie Hill. 

Aug
10
8:00 pm20:00

Adi & Suhail

Excited to perform with a collective of amazing musicians collaborating on funk/ pop/ Indian classical fusion with Adi (guitar) & Suhail (sarangi/ vocals) - this Sunday! 

8pm @ Blue Frog. 600 INR. Tickets sold at door. 

Mar
22
8:00 pm20:00

Shut Up & Dance! Benefit with Philadelphia Ballet

Element Ensemble is honored to perform at this year's Shut Up & Dance! benefit with members of the Philadelphia Ballet at Philadelphia's Forrest Theater. Dancers Ian Hussey and Chloe Felestina of Ballet X bring the music to life with choreography by Robert Colby Damon. Profits from this wonderful benefit go to MANNA, which provides direct nutritional support and education to persons living with HIV/ AIDS in several cities including Philadelphia. 

 

 

Aug
24
Aug 25

New Music + New Choreography by Colby Damon

My piece "Let Me Live" will be played at the wild project in the East Village, with new choreography by friend and colleague Colby Damon. This performance is a part of THE CURRENT SESSIONS, an upcoming showcase for contemporary dance. 

Aug 24th @ 7:30pm, Aug 25th @ 6:30pm

Dec
8
8:00 pm20:00

Manhattan School of Music

Premiere of my newly revised string quartet "Icarus" and premiere of my five-movement song cycle for voice and chamber orchestra.

Conducted by Kyle Ritenauer. Performed by: soprano Charlotte Mundy, oboist Stuart Breczinski, flutist Caitlyn Phillips, clarinetist Liam Kinson, pianist Erika Dohi, percussionists Clara Warnaar, Wai Chi Tang, violinistsHayne Kim, Ellen Mutter, violists Nick Pauly, David Derrico, and cellist Vivian Chang. 

Dec
6
8:00 pm20:00

Manhattan School of Music

My friend and colleague, rising clarinetist Eric Umble, will perform my work "onet.went.yfive" for clarinet and mixed ensemble, as well as a collection of works showcasing his talent.

Sep
7
7:30 pm19:30

analogARTS @ Baldwin-Wallace College

I will compete in the sixth annual IronComposer competition, where five composers must create an entirely new piece in five hours, using prepared piano to honor John Cage. 

 

Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Atlantic Music Festival

I have enjoyed two weeks, developing my new work for string quartet at the Atlantic Music Festival, and I now the fruit of my and my colleagues' labors will be heard in the intimate Lorimer Chapel of Colby College (Waterville, Maine).

Mar
1
7:30 pm19:30

School at the Museum of Fine Arts

Nine selected composers and student artists from the School at the Museum of Fine Arts premiere new works in the Andersen Auditorium gallery. My new piece, "And the Days" for three voices, will be performed by Julia Partyka, Suzi Jalbert, and Adrienne Arditti

Jan
31
7:30 pm19:30

Carnegie Hall

Dessoff Choirs will perform Beethoven's 9th to raise awareness about floods in Pakistan and to raise funds for those who have lost their homes. 

Dec
4
7:30 pm19:30

Yale College

A concert of piano and vocal music addressing the different aspects of love. My piece "Piano Etude" will be performed, and I will also sing a Schubert piece, a blues piece and a new piece by composer Alex Weiser.

Nov
6
7:30 pm19:30

Yale College

My new multi-movement orchestral collaboration with Alex Weiser will be premiered. Named "Rumination," it is piece that ponders human associations with the word "music," attempting to break them in a series of falling dissonances.