– Eclectic Bands –
Matt Herskowitz Trio
SNAP Saxophone Quartet
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 8pm, $15
Klavierhaus at Unity Center
213 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
"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 Friday, May 2nd at 8pm, Composers Concordance will present the program 'Eclectic Bands.' The SNAP Saxophone Quartet will perform an organic combination of classical, jazz, world music, and pop, often set against the framework of group improvisation, with original compositions by Nicholas Biello - soprano saxophone, Andrew Gould - alto saxophone, Paul Jones - tenor saxophone, and Sam Dillon - baritone saxophone. The Matt Herskowitz Trio, featuring Matt Herskowitz - piano, Mat Fieldes - bass, and Matt Zebroski - drums, will perform several of Herskowitz's original cross-genre compositions, as well as unique arrangements of Bach, Chopin and Prokofiev. For the finale, quartet and trio will combine for a newly-arranged suite for septet by Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Milica Paranosic.
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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Unity Center is located at 213 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019 (between 7th Avenue & Broadway.)
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