Concerts & Events: 2016-2017 Season

InterHarmony International Music Festival: June 29-July 11

Friday 08, July 2016 ( 9 30 pm )

InterHarmony International Music Festival
Teatro degli Unanimi
Piazza Cavallotti, Arcidosso GR, Italy

Artist Faculty Recital

Roy Harris:  Sonata per pianoforte, Op. 1 (1928)

Solo Recital at The International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Monday 18, July 2016 ( 8 00 pm )

The International Keyboard Institute & Festival at Hunter College
Kaye Playhouse
East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues
New York City

Saint-Saens: Fantaisie sur Lohengrin de Wagner (1859)-WORLD PREMIERE
Saint-Saens: from 6 Etudes, Op. 52:
No. 1: Prelude-Con bravura
No. 2: Pour l'indépendance des doigts
No. 3: Prélude et fugue en fa mineur
Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 10
Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 11, "Harmonies du Soir"
Roy Harris: Piano Sonata (1928)
David Rakowski: Two Études
Dorian Blue (Étude #72) (2006)
Ain't Got No Right-Étude for the Left Hand (#67) (2005)
Isidor Phillipp: Feux-follets (1952)
Erik Satie: Véritables préludes flasques (1912)
Frank Zappa/arr. Burleson: BeBop Tango

IMPetus Trio at Terraza 7

Sunday 18, September 2016 ( 5 00 pm )

IMPetus
(Maria Tegzes, vocals; Dave "Knife" Fabris, guitar;
Geoffrey Burleson, piano)

Terraza 7
40-19 Gleane St.
Elmhurst (Queens), NY

"Memories Without a Master" with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 24, September 2016 ( 8 00 pm )

Boston Musica Viva
Tsai Performance Center

Boston University

David Rakowski:  Arabesques I Have Known, for sextet - WORLD PREMIERE

Steven Stucky:  Cantus, for sextet

~ The program will also feature Pierre Boulez's Le Marteau sans maître, and Yui-hui Chang's solo percussion tour-de-force Binge Delirium~

Presentation: "The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns" International Conference, Lucca, Italy

Sunday 09, October 2016 (12 00 pm )

"Proto Impression and 'le jeu perlé' in Saint-Saëns' Piano Études"

Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
Lucca, Italy

Conference organized by:
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini
Palazzeto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française, Venice

"Melting Pot", with The Richardson Chamber Players

Sunday 16, October 2016 ( 3 00 pm )

The Richardson Chamber Players
Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
Princeton University

Charles Ives:  Piano Trio
William Bolcom:  Cabaret Songs
~with Sarah Pelletier, soprano~

Concert with SWARMIUS

Friday 21, October 2016 ( 7 00 pm )

Featuring works of Jozefius (aka Joseph Martin Waters), with Jozefius on electronics, Saximus (aka Todd Rewoldt) on reeds, Noize Punkus (aka Gene Pritsker) on guitar, and Peripateticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson) on piano.  Composer/pianist/artist/provocateur Mark Kostabi will also be a featured soloist on this program.

In this show, we will proudly be opening for Frank Zappa alumni band Project/Object, featuring Don Preston and Ike Willis. 

The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street
New York, NY  10010

Solo Recital: "Études and Arabesques"

Sunday 23, October 2016 ( 2 00 pm )

~A Benefit for Boston Musica Viva~

A recital and conversation with Geoffrey Burleson and composer David Rakowski at the Boston area home of John Loder.  The program includes works of Camille Saint-Saëns (including the New England premiere of the composers' unpublished "Fantasy on Wagner's Lohengrin"), David Rakowski and Geoffrey Burleson.  Seating is limited.  Suggested donation $50 per person.  Call (617) 354-6910 for details.

Concerto Appearance with the New England Philharmonic

Saturday 29, October 2016 ( 8 00 pm )

The New England Philharmonic
Richard Pittman, Music Director

Tsai Performance Center
685 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215

Yehudi Wyner:  Piano Concerto "Chiavi in mano"

Solo Recital at Central Washington University

Sunday 06, November 2016 ( 7 00 pm )

Jerilyn S. MacIntyre Recital Hall
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

Works of Camille Saint-Saëns, Franz Liszt, Roy Harris & Geoffrey Burleson

Solo/Duo Recital with Cellist Stuart Hake

Monday 07, November 2016 ( 7 00 pm )

Great Hall
Annie Wright School

Tacoma, Washington

Solo works of Franz Liszt, Camille Saint-Saëns and Geoffrey Burleson
Duo works of Samuel Barber and Alberto Ginastera

Solo Recital at Pine Run

Thursday 17, November 2016 ( 6 30 pm )

Pine Run Auditorium
777 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA  18901

Works of Chopin, Liszt and Saint-Saens

Solo Appearance with the Hunter Symphony

Wednesday 07, December 2016 ( 1 30 pm )

The Hunter Symphony
Reuben Blundell, Music Director

Hunter College Auditorium
69th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues
New York City

W.A. Mozart:  "Ch'io mi scordi di te, K. 505, for Solo Soprano, Solo Piano & Orchestra
with
Susan Gonzalez, soprano

IMPetus Trio at The Firehouse Space

Saturday 04, February 2017 ( 5 30 pm )

IMPetus
(Maria Tegzes, vocals; Dave "Knife" Fabris, guitar;
Geoffrey Burleson, piano)

The Firehouse Space
Farewell Party
246 Frost St.
Brooklyn, NY

Performance of Geoffrey Burleson's "Lettres Dansantes: Hommage à E. Satie" by pianist Amir Khosrowpour

Friday 17, February 2017 ( 7 30 pm )

Lang Recital Hall
Hunter College of CUNY

Geoffrey Burleson': "Lettres Dansantes: Hommage à E. Satie" (2016)

Part of a solo recital program by pianist Amir Khosrowpour, also including works by Khosrowpour and David Wolfson

Solo Appearance with Composers Concordance

Saturday 04, March 2017 ( 7 00 pm )

8th International Composers Play Composers Marathon
Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow Street
New York City

Geoffrey Burleson:  Powerhouse Passacaglia

Solo Appearance with Boston Musica Viva

Sunday 12, March 2017 ( 3 00 pm )

Boston Musica Viva
Tsai Performance Center

Boston University

Camille Saint-Saëns:  Carnival of the Animals
Geoffrey Burleson,
Piano 1
Aaron Likness,
Piano 2

Peter Child:  New Work (BMV commission)

 

CANCELLED: Solo Recital at NWEAMO Festival, San Diego

Thursday 16, March 2017 ( 7 00 pm )

CANCELLED due to weather
~This recital will be rescheduled for Fall 2017~
NWEAMO Festival
J. Dayton Smith Recital Hall
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

J.S. Bach:  Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Paraphrase sur La Mort de Thaïs (1895)
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Fantasie sur Lohengrin de Wagner (1859)
Mary Kouyoumdjian:  Aghavni [Doves] (2009)
Dave Soldier:  Five Little Monsters (1984)
Frank Zappa/arr. Burleson:  BeBop Tango

Concert with SWARMIUS Ensemble

Friday 17, March 2017 ( 7 00 pm )

NWEAMO Festival
J. Dayton Smith Recital Hall
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Geoffrey Burleson:  Powerhouse Passacaglia
Jozefius:  Resist (world premiere)
Jozefius: Cornelia Street
Jozefius:  Cherry Blossoms
Jozefius:  Summer

Faculty Solo Recital at Hunter College

Monday 20, March 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

Lang Recital Hall
Hunter College of CUNY

J.S. Bach:  Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Paraphrase sur La Mort de Thaïs (1895)
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Fantasie sur Lohengrin de Wagner (1859)
Mary Kouyoumdjian:  Aghavni [Doves] (2009)
Dave Soldier:  Five Little Monsters (1984)
Gregor Huebner:  Five Latin Pieces (2004)
Frank Zappa/arr. Burleson:  BeBop Tango

Solo Appearance with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 08, April 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Yehudi Wyner:  Concertino for Solo Piano & Quartet (WORLD PREMIERE)

Plus chamber works by Richard Festinger, Ronald Perera, and Barbara White

For more information, please go to http://www.bmv.org

 

"Voice of America" with the American Modern Ensemble

Thursday 27, April 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

"Voice of America", with the American Modern Ensemble

Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY  10023

Co-presented with ChamberMusicNY, vocal works by living American composers, including arias from Three Way by composer Robert Paterson and librettist David Cote.

Program
Luna Pearl Woolf – Rumi: Quatrains of Love*
Robert Paterson – In Real Life*    
Robert Maggio – Forgetfulness
Robert Paterson – Arias from Three Way

*New York Premiere

Solo Recital at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Sunday 30, April 2017 ( 5 00 pm )

Gantner Concert Hall
Haas Fine Arts Center
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

J.S. Bach:  Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Paraphrase sur La Mort de Thaïs (1895)
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Fantasie sur Lohengrin de Wagner (1859)
Mary Kouyoumdjian:  Aghavni [Doves] (2009)
Dave Soldier:  Five Little Monsters (1984)
Jacob TV:  The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and soundtrack (2003)
Frank Zappa/arr. Burleson:  BeBop Tango

Solo Recital at the University of Minnesota Morris

Monday 01, May 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

Recital Hall
Humanities Fine Arts Building

University of Minnesota Morris
600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN

J.S. Bach:  Toccata in D Minor, BWV 913
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Paraphrase sur La Mort de Thaïs (1895)
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Fantasie sur Lohengrin de Wagner (1859)
Mary Kouyoumdjian:  Aghavni [Doves] (2009)
Dave Soldier:  Five Little Monsters (1984)
Jacob TV:  The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and soundtrack (2003)
Frank Zappa/arr. Burleson:  BeBop Tango

Hunter College Piano Studio Celebration: John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes

Tuesday 09, May 2017 ( 5 00 pm )

Lang Recital Hall
Hunter College of CUNY

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of John Cage's pathbreaking and monumental Sonatas & Interludes for Prepared Piano, Geoffrey Burleson, his colleagues and Hunter piano studio will perform the entire work.  Hunter Dance Majors will also be performing, with choreography by Merce Cunningham as arranged by Hunter College faculty member Holley Farmer, who was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for a decade.  Finally, the performance will include projections of sculptures by Richard Lippold, dedicatee of "Gemini" from the Sonatas and Interludes, and a Hunter College Art Department faculty member from 1952-1967. 

Boston Musica Viva Emerging Composers Concert

Friday 02, June 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

Boston Musica Viva
Boston Conservatory
Studio 401, Hemenway Bldg,
31 Hemenway Street
Boston MA

Featuring works selected from a call for scores, this free concert gives emerging New England composers an opportunity to have their music performed and recorded by a professional ensemble. The evening will include a reception as well as a discussion with the composers led by BMV Music Director Richard Pittman.

This event is free and open to the public! CLICK HERE to reserve tickets, or call (617) 354-6910

"Three Way", with the American Modern Ensemble

Thursday 15, June 2017 ( 7 30 pm )

with the
American Modern Ensemble
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Three playful one-acts uncover some very private behavior with wit, poignance, and sparkling music!  (Think Sex and the City meets The Twilight Zone.) THE COMPANION, SAFE WORD, and MASQUERADE explore the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Their contemporary characters collide at the intersection of power and desire to reveal the true longings of the human heart, and the score is beguilingly melodic and every bit as complex as they are. Sexy, funny, and a little bit naughty, THREE WAY is a surprising theatrical experience you won’t want to miss! NEW YORK PREMIERE

Music by Robert Paterson • Libretto by David Cote
Sung in English with projected English titles
Three acts, two intermissions, 2 hours, 45 minutes total
Mature audiences. Contains adult language and situations.

"Three Way", with the American Modern Ensemble

Friday 16, June 2017 ( 7 30 pm )

with the
American Modern Ensemble
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Three playful one-acts uncover some very private behavior with wit, poignance, and sparkling music!  (Think Sex and the City meets The Twilight Zone.) THE COMPANION, SAFE WORD, and MASQUERADE explore the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Their contemporary characters collide at the intersection of power and desire to reveal the true longings of the human heart, and the score is beguilingly melodic and every bit as complex as they are. Sexy, funny, and a little bit naughty, THREE WAY is a surprising theatrical experience you won’t want to miss! NEW YORK PREMIERE

Music by Robert Paterson • Libretto by David Cote
Sung in English with projected English titles
Three acts, two intermissions, 2 hours, 45 minutes total
Mature audiences. Contains adult language and situations.

"Three Way", with the American Modern Ensemble

Saturday 17, June 2017 ( 7 30 pm )

with the
American Modern Ensemble
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Three playful one-acts uncover some very private behavior with wit, poignance, and sparkling music!  (Think Sex and the City meets The Twilight Zone.) THE COMPANION, SAFE WORD, and MASQUERADE explore the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Their contemporary characters collide at the intersection of power and desire to reveal the true longings of the human heart, and the score is beguilingly melodic and every bit as complex as they are. Sexy, funny, and a little bit naughty, THREE WAY is a surprising theatrical experience you won’t want to miss! NEW YORK PREMIERE

Music by Robert Paterson • Libretto by David Cote
Sung in English with projected English titles
Three acts, two intermissions, 2 hours, 45 minutes total
Mature audiences. Contains adult language and situations.

"Three Way", with the American Modern Ensemble

Sunday 18, June 2017 ( 2 00 pm )

with the
American Modern Ensemble
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Three playful one-acts uncover some very private behavior with wit, poignance, and sparkling music!  (Think Sex and the City meets The Twilight Zone.) THE COMPANION, SAFE WORD, and MASQUERADE explore the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Their contemporary characters collide at the intersection of power and desire to reveal the true longings of the human heart, and the score is beguilingly melodic and every bit as complex as they are. Sexy, funny, and a little bit naughty, THREE WAY is a surprising theatrical experience you won’t want to miss! NEW YORK PREMIERE

Music by Robert Paterson • Libretto by David Cote
Sung in English with projected English titles
Three acts, two intermissions, 2 hours, 45 minutes total
Mature audiences. Contains adult language and situations.

Presentation: "Proto-Impressionism in Piano Works of Camille Saint-Saëns", EuroMAC 9 Conference, Strasbourg, France

Wednesday 28, June 2017 (12 00 pm )

"Proto Impressionism in Piano Works of Camille Saint-Saëns"
9th EUROMac Conference

Bât Le Patio
Université de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France

Solo Appearance at the InterHarmony International Music Festival, Italy

Tuesday 11, July 2017 ( 9 00 pm )

InterHarmony International Music Festival
Chiesa San Antonio Abate
Via Roma, Mombaruzzo, Asti, Italy

Artist Faculty Recital

Franz Liszt:  Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Camille Saint-Saëns:  Africa, Op. 89

Solo Appearance at the InterHarmony International Music Festival, Italy

Thursday 13, July 2017 ( 9 30 pm )

InterHarmony International Music Festival
Chiesa di Sant'Antonio Abate
Piazzetta don Galliano, 15011, Acqui Terme, Piemonte, Italy

Artist Faculty Recital

Camille Saint-Saëns:  Africa, Op. 89

Solo Recital at The International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Tuesday 25, July 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

The International Keyboard Institute & Festival at Hunter College
Kaye Playhouse
East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues
New York City

Rameau: Les Sauvages
Rameau: L'Enharmonique
Rameau: L'Egyptienne
Albéniz: Iberia, Book 1
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Saint-Saëns: Africa, Op. 89
Gregor Huebner: Five Latin Pieces (2004)

Concert at the Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival

Sunday 06, August 2017 ( 3 00 pm )

Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Gordon Hall
Falls Village, Connecticut

César Franck:  Piano Quintet in F Minor
with
The Aeolus String Quartet

Concert with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 23, September 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

Boston Musica Viva
Tsai Performance Center

Boston University

Bernard Hoffer: Concerto di Camera IV (world premiere)
John Aylward: Ephemera

Hannah Lash: Subtilior, Lamento
Elliot Carter: A Mirror on Which to Dwell

For more information, please go to http://www.bmv.org

Satie's "Vexations" at the Guggenheim Museum

Wednesday 27, September 2017 (10 15 am )

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York City

On the occasion of Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897, the Guggenheim presents a durational concert featuring Erik Satie’s Vexations (1893). Observing one of Satie’s instructions literally, this one page piano work is to be repeated 840 times, lasting for almost 19 hours in an unprecedented serial undertaking that echoed the Minimalist and Conceptual concerns of the 1960s. I will be one of several pianists performing this work continuously at the Guggenheim between September 26 at 7 pm and September 27 at 1 pm,  with my slot occurring from 10:20-10:40 AM on September 27th.

Concerto Appearance with the Princeton University Symphony Orchestra

Friday 20, October 2017 ( 7 30 pm )

The Princeton University Symphony Orchestra
Michael Pratt, Music Director
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University

Beethoven:  Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Concerto Appearance with the Princeton University Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 21, October 2017 ( 7 30 pm )

The Princeton University Symphony Orchestra
Michael Pratt, Music Director
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University

Beethoven:  Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Concert with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 04, November 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Shirish Korde: A new work for BMV, sheng and tabla
     world premiere
     Wu Tong, sheng
     Sandeep Das, tabla
Zhou Long: Metal, Stone, Silk, Bamboo
Joyce Mekeel: Rune
Rapido!: Works from Rapido! Contest regional semi-finalists

For more information, please go to http://www.bmv.org