– All About Japan –
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 8pm
Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue (between 91st & 92nd Streets.)
New York, NY 10024
"For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label." -The Wall Street Journal. "Enterprising new music organization" -The New York Times. On Saturday, April 19th at 8pm, Composers Concordance presents the program 'All About Japan' at Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center on Manhattan's upper west side. This free concert will feature traditional instruments of Japan such as taiko, shakuhachi, and hichiriki, combined with rock music and martial arts as part of this multi-genre event. The all-clarinet Licorice Ensemble will perform a newly-composed suite based on traditional Japanese melodies, and the program will conclude with Gene Pritsker's arrangement inspired by Deep Purple's classic 'My Woman from Tokyo.' With performances and compositions by Sara Aratake, Angela Babin, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Masatora Goya, Margaret Lancaster, Lukas Ligeti, Noriko Nagao, Alon Nechushtan, Milica Paranosic, Thomas Piercy, Gene Pritsker, James Nyoraku Schlefer, Chihiro Shibayama, Gerald Starlight, Tomoko Sugawara, Michiyo Suzuki, Mioi Takeda, Kaoru Watanabe, Akari Yamamoto, and Joji Yuasa, among others.
Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Milica Paranosic co-curate the programs, and lead CCE, the ensemble-in-residence at William Paterson University. Venues in recent seasons have included Bohemian National Hall, Chelsea Art Museum, Cutting Room, Dimenna Center, Drom NYC, Gallery MC, LPR, Miller Theater, the Museum of Natural History, and Weill Recital Hall, among many others. Composers Concordance was founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening. It has also created a new record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Composers Concordance's overriding vision is to see contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
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Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center is located at 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024 (between 91st & 92nd Streets.)
The community arts program at Goddard Riverside Community Center brings high quality arts and entertainment accessible to all members of Goddard Riverside and the citizens of the Upper West Side at large. http://www.goddard.org/page/community-arts-40.html
By Subway: 1 train or the C train to 96th Street.
By Bus: M7 to 92nd Street.
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