Oct
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Gather Hear Alaska in NYC with pianist Miki Sawada

Pianist Miki Sawada embarked on her Gather Hear Alaska tour this summer, in which she traveled for three weeks in Alaska with a piano in a van. Accompanied only by a filmmaker, she gave 25 performances in community hubs such as cafes, bars, parks, schools, mostly focusing on rural communities. The project explored the idea of the piano as a central object of a gathering place - how we as humans can't help but be drawn to a piano to sing, play, listen, and gather - and to also explore the social possibilities of classical music when taken out of a concert hall and into community gathering spaces.

On October 15 at Spectrum, Miki will share footage and stories from the tour as well as newly gained insight into what it is about classical music that moves people. Her performance will simulate a tour concert and will include solo works by Ariel Friedman, Paul Kerekes, Brendon Randall-Myers, Charlie Usher, and Conrad Winslow. In Gather Hear Alaska style, the program will also include works from the standard repertoire, but the exact selections and program order will be undecided until the concert begins. The program will be threaded together by Miki's commentary. 

*Admission $15 at the door*

About Miki:
In the 2016-17 season, Miki presented a solo recital on the Dame Myra Hess concert series in Chicago, broadcast live on WFMT radio. Other season highlights include a debut recital with cello partner Lukas Stasevskij at Helsinki Music Centre, solo recitals in Japan, Belgium, and the U.S., and contemporary music performances in New York City at venues including Spectrum, Dimenna Center, and Roulette. Miki’s performances in the past have been featured at venues and occasions such as: Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center Stage on Holland America Line, the Oneppo Chamber Music Series at Yale, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Aurora Music Festival (Sweden), Music on Main (Vancouver), Chicago Symphony Center’s Macy’s Day of Music, the Banff Centre, and radio stations WQXR (NYC) and WFMT (Chicago). In the summers, she teaches and performs as a faculty member of Point CounterPoint Camp and Catskill High Peaks Festival. iki holds degrees from Yale School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern University.

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Miki Sawada: Gather Hear Alaska
Aug
21
to Sep 8

Miki Sawada: Gather Hear Alaska

Miki tours Alaska with her piano and a U-Haul, performing at informal venues in towns across the state. She performs my short study The Same Trail on a program including the following works:

Bach/Busoni: Sleepers Awake
Gershwin/Wild: Embraceable You
Schumann: "Varum?" and "In der nacht" from Fantasiestucke
Pauline Oliveros: Environmental Dialogues (audience participation)
Gershwin/Wild: I Got Rhythm
Miki: Hello my name is, ver. 2 (audience participation)
Beethoven: Appassionata
Paul Kerekes - I decide to dig a tunnel

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Aug
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Aspen Music Festival Chamber Series

The Aspen Music Festival chose the string quartet Outline to be repeated on this chamber concert.

 

Jimin Lim, violin
Jecoliah Wang, violin
Seido Karasaki, viola
Leo Singer, cello

Donald Weilerstein , violin
Alisa Weilerstein , cello
Vivian Hornik Weilerstein , piano

ACE

Alex Klein , oboe
Hugo Lee , oboe
Joaquin Valdepeñas , clarinet
JJ Koh , clarinet
M. Taylor Eiffert , clarinet
Eddie Sundra , basset horn
Per Hannevold , bassoon
Sean Maree , bassoon
John Zirbel , horn
Simon Poirier , horn
Brian Mangrum , horn
Alec Michaud-Cheney , horn
Sam Loeck , bass

IVES: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano, op. 86
CONRAD WINSLOW: Outline

SARAH GIBSON: I prefer living in color
MOZART: Wind Serenade in B-flat major, K. 361, “Gran Partita”

AMFS artist-faculty, representing the best teachers and players from the country's top orchestras, opera companies, and conservatories, enjoy a chance to come together each summer to play chamber music. Always a joyful and creative ninety minutes of exquisite music-making.

 

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Uncommon Music Festival
Aug
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Uncommon Music Festival

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The Uncommon Music Festival gives the world premiere of The Stone Harp, commissioned for the sesquicentennial of the transfer of Russian America to the U.S. The piece sets texts by former Alaska Poet Laureate John Meade Haines.

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Uncommon Music Festival
Aug
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Uncommon Music Festival

The Uncommon Music Festival gives the world premiere of The Stone Harp, commissioned for the sesquicentennial of the transfer of Russian America to the U.S. The piece sets texts by former Alaska Poet Laureate John Meade Haines.

Source:: http://www.uncommonmusicfest.org/schedule-of-events/2017/7/8/uncommon-chamber-music-music-for-vocal-quartet-piano-and-guitar

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Wild Shore New Music & The Alaska Sesquicentennial
Mar
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Wild Shore New Music & The Alaska Sesquicentennial

Wild Shore New Music commemorates Alaska's Sesquicentennial

Join Wild Shore New Music, with guest singer Jon Ross (singing in the Dena'ina language) and speaker Lee Farrow, in a musical commemoration of Alaska's Sesquicentennial. On March 30th, Seward's Day, Wild Shore New Music will present a FREE concert of music that explores and celebrates the unique beauty of the Alaskan landscape and the ways in which we respond to them. On the program are two pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams, and pieces by Conrad Winslow (The End of the Road) and Shelley Washington.

Wild Shore New Music presents adventurous new chamber music in south-central Alaska and explores how art engages the natural world in all its beauty and danger. Humans have always needed to use and understand the natural world in order to survive. Wild Shore stages this struggle, and invites audiences to reflect on it, through performances of instrumental music. Wild Shore fosters collaborations between living composers, the nation's finest classically-trained musicians, and the extraordinarily creative artists and residents of Alaska.

For more information please visit www.wildshore.org

 

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Gaudete Brass Quintet CD Release Party
Mar
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Gaudete Brass Quintet CD Release Party

release of their new record 'sevenfive - the John Corigliano Effect.'

Hear Gaudete Brass perform hits from their latest album while enjoying refreshments graciously provided by Cedille Records. 

Join us as we celebrate this landmark recording and enjoy the stunning views of Grant Park and Lake Michigan from the Fine Arts Building's historic Curtiss Hall. 

Doors open at 6 PM | Concert at 7 PM

Admission is free

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Jun
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Public Program

Conrad Winslow presents new work developed during the Brooklyn Youth Chorus residency period. The program includes the world première of Chaperone, a solo for violin & foot percussion composed for and premiered by Andie Springer, the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 28, performed by Conrad Winslow, and Carry the Tune, a flute, violin and piano trio composed in 2015.

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May
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound gives the world premiere of Conrad Winslow's arrangement of Rashad Becker's Themes 7.

Program:

MW (arr. Orlando), Anonymous Skulls
Rashad Becker (arr. Vine), Themes 4
Rashad Becker (arr. Winslow), Themes 7
Rashad Becker (arr. Kim), Dnc 2
Mira Calix, ut tensio sic vis
Tyondai Braxton, Common Fate

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