May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Queens New Music Festival

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Queens New Music Festival : Random Access Music
Program

Niloufar Nourbakhsh: Songs for a Winter’s Night: flute and cello
Frances White: Centre Bridge (dark river): string quintet and recorded sound
Gilbert Galindo: Víctor, Catarina!: mezzo soprano, flute, and string quintet

General/Student/12 and under: $20/$15/Free
Tuesday Pass: $30.00
Saturday Pass: $30.00
Sunday Pass: $45.00
All Festival Pass: $120.00
All tickets also available at the door.


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Apr
22
to Apr 29

Cally Spooner: DEAD TIME ( a crime novel) at Art Institute of Chicago

Set in Chicago, historically the epicenter of American neoliberalism, Spooner’s new work challenges prevalent notions of performance and resists what can be measured, managed, and performed to perfection. Rather, she focuses on those moments when the performance is over and the camera continues to roll: a moment of leaky unexpectedness, breakdown, and failure—essentially, moments where life actually happens and cannot be controlled. As such, Spooner’s crime-novel-turned-performance unfolds over the course of seven days as a continuous live/life form, alternating the action between onstage and backstage and bringing in the different protagonists to solve the age-old question: whodunit?

Performed by:
Melody Giron, cello & music arrangement
Maggie Segale, dancer
Ashton Muniz, dancer
Jesper List Thomson, writer/reader

Exhibition Tickets

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Oct
11
to Oct 13

TED HEARNE: PLACE

Composer Ted Hearne (The Source, 2014 Next Wave) and poet legend Saul Williams consider the difference between space and place in this dizzyingly rich mix of music, memoir, and mapmaking directed by Patricia McGregor. Inspired in part by Hearne’s time in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Place roams from his Chicago childhood to deconstructing theories of manifest destiny and modern appropriation to consider how staking a claim always implicates others. Six vocalists and 18 instrumentalists perform an arresting score with nods to R&B, indie rock, gospel, experimental, and other music, helping to cast the ramifications of gentrification in a new light.

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, October 11th at 7:30pm
Friday, October 12th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 13th at 2:00pm
Saturday, October 13th at 7:30pm

RUN TIME: 1hr 15min

TICKETS: start at $30

 

Conducted by Ted Hearne
Scenic design by Tim Brown and Sanford Biggers
Video design by Tim Brown
Lighting design by Pablo Santiago
Costume design by E.B. Brooks and Rachel Meyers

Co-produced by Beth Morrison Projects and LA Phil
Co-commissioned by the LA Phil, Beth Morrison Projects, Barbican Centre, Lynn Loacker, and Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting. With additional commissioning support from Sue Bienkowski, Nancy & Barry Sanders and the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

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May
13
3:00 PM15:00

SPINNING

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) with Maya Beiser, Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson, will honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this “women’s work,” Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder to illuminate and pay homage to the craft. 

Tickets and Information: https://www.peakperfs.org/event/spinning/2018-05-11/

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May
12
8:00 PM20:00

SPINNING

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) with Maya Beiser, Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson, will honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this “women’s work,” Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder to illuminate and pay homage to the craft.

Tickets and Information: https://www.peakperfs.org/event/spinning/2018-05-11/

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May
11
7:30 PM19:30

SPINNING

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015) with Maya Beiser, Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson, will honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this “women’s work,” Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder to illuminate and pay homage to the craft.

Tickets and Information: https://www.peakperfs.org/event/spinning/2018-05-11/

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May
10
7:30 PM19:30

SPINNING

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (“Anthracite Fields,” 2015), Maya Beiser, Melody Giron and Lavena Johanson, honor the essential labor of spinning thread. “Spinning” celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part of the craft — both as a propelling force and as a distraction. To pay homage to the human dignity of this “women’s work,” Wolfe and Beiser create a sonic universe for three cellos and voice featuring multimedia projections imagined by the innovative artist Laurie Olinder to illuminate and pay homage to the craft. 

Tickets and Information: https://www.peakperfs.org/event/spinning/2018-05-11/

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Feb
24
12:30 PM12:30

Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities with Concrete Temple Theatre

Tickets: https://www.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1044106

Geppetto at SUNY Orange, Newburg, NY
Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities by the Concrete Temple Theatre is a tale of triumph, resilience and adaptation that tells the story of a puppet-maker and his puppets. "Celebrates human ingenuity"-New York Times.

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Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Music for Haiti


Hi Friends! I’m super excited because this instrument I’m playing on is going to be donated to the Music for Haiti and one of its five music education and therapy programs. You can make a donation to Music for Haiti at  musicforhaiti.org. 

Program:
Elgar Serenade for strings op. 20  
Arvo Pärt Summa
Bartók Rumanian Folk Dances
Brandenburg Concerto No.3

 

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Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Healing by Melody

Duo Concert Series for Mount Sinai
Featuring: Melody Giron, cello & Rieko Tsuchida, piano

Program:
Brahms eminor sonata for cello and piano
Rachmaninoff g minor sonata for cello and piano mov. III
Bach Suite No.3 Prelude & Gigue
Chopin "Raindrop" Prelude No.16 in Dflat Major & Waltz in C# minor Op.64 No.2

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