Concerts & Events: 2019-2020 Season

Piano Virtuosos Concert @ the Mostly Modern Festival

Monday 24, June 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

The Mostly Modern Piano Institute presents the composers of today paired with 20th century classics!

ROBERT PATERSON – Joy Ride
ROY HARRIS – Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (1928)

Mostly Modern Festival
Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12833 USA

"Chamber Hits" Concert @ the Mostly Modern Festival

Wednesday 26, June 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

A surprise program of our favorite chamber highlights. The full concert listing will only be available in person at the concert venue. Wondering what chamber delicacies we chose? Join us for an evening of our favorites!

Tenor Alok Kumar, who made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera this past season, joins American Modern Ensemble, with Robert Paterson’s Spring Songs, which he premiered at Carnegie Weill Hall in 2018. Keith Fitch receives a world premiere of Ruthless Voicings and chamber ‘hits’ from the festival will be featured as ‘best of’ our 2019 season.

Wine, Beer & Snack Bar opens @ 7 PM. $6 Drinks make this the best deal in Saratoga Springs!

Mostly Modern Festival
Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12833 USA

John Adams "Harmonielehre" with the American Modern Orchestra

Friday 28, June 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

John Adams: Harmonielehre

American Modern Orchestra
Ward Stare, Conductor

Mostly Modern Festival
Arthuk Zankel Music Center
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12833 USA

Solo and Chamber Appearances at the InterHarmony International Music Festival, Italy

Wednesday 10, July 2019 ( 9 30 pm )

InterHarmony International Music Festival
Chiesa Santo Spirito
Corso Cavour , 15011, Acqui Terme, Piemonte, Italy

Artist Faculty Recital

Franz Liszt: "Lyon", from Album d'un Voyageur, for solo piano

Saint-Saëns:  Paraphrase sur La Mort de Thaïs, for solo piano

Carter Pann: "Giantess", for flute and piano
with Jennie Oh Brown, flute

Alexander von Zemlinsky:  Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 3
with clarinetist Stacey McColley & cellist Nina Flyer

Solo Recital at The International Keyboard Institute & Festival

Tuesday 23, July 2019 ( 8 30 pm )

The International Keyboard Institute & Festival at Hunter College
Lang Recital Hall
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Liszt: Apparition No. 1
Liszt: Lyon from "Album d'un voyageur"
Saint-Saëns: La Mort de Thaïs - Paraphrase de Concert
Saint-Saëns: Paraphrase sur "Gallia" de Gounod
Roy Harris: Sonata, Op. 1 (1928)
Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghavni (Doves) (2009)
David Rakowski: Riccio (Prelude #43) (2013)
David Rakowski: Ain't Got No Right, For Left-Hand Solo (Étude #67) (2005)
Marc Mellits: Étude No. 2, "Defensive Chili" (2006)

Solo Recital at The Mänttä Music Festival, Finland

Saturday 03, August 2019 ( 6 30 pm )

Mänttä Music Festival
Serlachius Museum Gösta
Joenniementie 47
35800 Mänttä
Finland

F. Liszt: Lyon from "Album d'un voyageur"
C. Saint-Saëns: Deux Bagatelles (1858) WORLD PREMIERE
C. Saint-Saëns: Antwort (1866) WORLD PREMIERE
C. Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur la Valse du Prophéte de Meyerbeer (1858) WORLD PREMIERE
C. Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur “Gallia” de Gounod
-intermission-
R. Harris: Piano Sonata (1928)
D. Rakowski: Riccio (Prelude #43) (2013)
D. Rakowski: Ain’t Got No Right, For Left-Hand Solo(Étude #67) (2009)
M. Mellits: Étude No. 2, “Defensive Chili” (2006)
W. Shorter, arr. Burleson: Footprints
M. Tyner, arr. Burleson: Passion Dance

Performance of Max Duykers' "Both Eyes Open", a chamber opera for 4 singers and instrumental trio

Friday 06, September 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn

Music by Max Giteck Duykers
Libretto by Philip Kan Gotanda
Direction by Melissa Weaver

Guest performers:
Kelvin Chan, baritone
Kalean Ung, soprano
John Duykers, tenor
Joel DavelMarimba Lumina

Ensemble Ipse:
Esther Noh, violin
Christa Van Alstine, clarinet
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Ben Grow, conductor

Ensemble Ipse will present a workshop of Max Giteck Duykers' new opera Both Eyes Open with support from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Asian American Arts Alliance. With a libretto by acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Philip Kan Gotanda, the piece is a co-production with the Paul Dresher Ensemble and First Look SonomaBoth Eyes Open is a comment on the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and takes the form of a series of flashbacks and dreams, with mythological characters and a hyper-real electro-acoustic score. In additional to support from New Music USA and the JFunds Commission, the project recently received a generous grant from the National Parks Service's Japanese-American Confinement Sites Program.  Another workshop will be presented at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 2019, and in 2020 the piece will be premiered across the U.S. with the Paul Dresher Ensemble near several internment camps, now preserved as historic sites.

51st Season Opening Concert with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 05, October 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Missy Mazzoli: Set That On Fire (2012)
Patrick Greene: Machine Language for Beginners (2015)
Sebastian Currier: 11 Moons (2018)
Kathryn Salfelder: new work

Premiere of Joseph Martin Waters" "El Colibri Magico", with SWARMIUS in San Diego

Sunday 13, October 2019 ( 7 00 pm )

"El Colibri Magico", composed by Jozefius (aka Joseph Martin Waters), an opera including onstage instrumentalists from SWARMIUS: Saximus (aka Todd Rewoldt), Tempus Rhythmicus (aka Daniel Pate) on percussion, and Peripateticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson) on piano.

Smith Recital Hall
School of Music
San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr San Diego, 92182

Concert with American Modern Ensemble, with special guests The Exponential Ensemble

Wednesday 30, October 2019 ( 7 00 pm )

American Modern Ensemble
Exponential Ensemble

National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Bohuslav Martinu:
Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano (1947)
Robert Paterson:
Relative Theory, for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Piano
Robert Paterson:
Autumn Songs, for mezzo-soprano and sextet
~
with Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano~

2, 4, 6, 8 = twenty: music for two, three, and four pianists

Thursday 07, November 2019 ( 7 30 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

New Gallery Concert Series

A night of 2, 4, 6, and 8 hands to celebrate twenty years of the New Gallery Concert Series!
Program includes New Gallery Concert Series commissioned WORLD PREMIERES
by deVon Gray, Stefanie Lubkowski, and
David Rakowski’s “Eighters Gonna Eight”
with pianists Sarah Bob, Donald Berman, Geoffrey Burleson, and Marilyn Nonken.

Solo Piano Works of Derek Hurst at Boston Conservatory

Saturday 16, November 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Faculty Recital: Derek Hurst, Composition

Twelve Years: Van Gogh's last years in 6 scenes, for solo piano (2019) - WORLD PREMIRE

...ai tempi, le distanze..., for piano and electronic sound (2004)

Boston Conservatory of Music
Seully Hall
8 Fenway, Floor 4
Boston, MA

"Multicultural Masters", with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 23, November 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Boston Musica Viva
Tsai Performance Center

Boston University

Shirish Korde: New work for soprano and ensemble  world premiere
     Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Henry Brant: All Souls Carnival
Chou Wen-chung: Twilight Colors
Bernard Hoffer: 50th Anniversary Bagatelle


A new BMV-commissioned world premiere by Shirish Korde featuring soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, plus Henry Brant’s All Souls Carnival (1949), Chou Wen-chung’s Twight Colors (2007, commissioned for BMV by the Koussevitzky Foundation) and Bernard Hoffer’s A Celebration (2019, BMV commission).

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

2, 4, 6, 8 = twenty: music for two, three, and four pianists

Tuesday 26, November 2019 ( 8 00 pm )

Frederick Loewe Theatre
New York University

35 West 4th Street, New York, NY

New Gallery Concert Series

A night of 2, 4, 6, and 8 hands to celebrate twenty years of the New Gallery Concert Series!
Program includes New Gallery Concert Series commissioned WORLD PREMIERES
by deVon Gray, Stefanie Lubkowski, and
David Rakowski’s “Eighters Gonna Eight”
with pianists Sarah Bob, Donald Berman, Geoffrey Burleson, and Marilyn Nonken.

Chamber Music Concert With The Exponential Ensemble

Sunday 15, December 2019 ( 3 00 pm )

Exponential Ensemble

Soapbox Gallery

636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY

Leonard Bernstein:  Clarinet Sonata
Benjamin Britten: I
nsect Pieces, for oboe and piano
Valerie Coleman:
Portraits of Langston, for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Robert Paterson:
Relative Theory, for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Piano

F*BOMB New Year's Eve Extravaganza

Tuesday 31, December 2019 (10 00 pm )

Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton Streets (between Orchard and Ludlow Streets)
New York City

I'll be performing heavy piano parts to classics by Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker and others with distinguished veterans of the scene to ring in the new decade. My segment starts at 10 PM, followed by music through the decades right up to the moment: a retrospective from the 50s through now.

"Songs Of Prisoners Of War", with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 18, January 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Jonas Tarm: The Last March, for sextet (WORLD PREMIERE)

New York Composers Circle Chamber Music Concert

Wednesday 22, January 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Marc A Scorca Hall
National Opera Center

330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001

~Violin, Cello, Piano, and Electronics Concert Program~

Patricia Leonard: The Presence of Absence, for soprano, cello and piano
David See: In The Gloaming, for soprano and piano

Solo Appearance with The Richardson Chamber Players at Princeton University

Sunday 08, March 2020 ( 3 00 pm )

Richardson Auditorium
Alexander Hall
Princeton University

Richardson Chamber Players present:
"Beethoven @ 250"

Fantasia, Op. 77, for solo piano
Bagatelle in B minor, Op. 126, No. 4, for solo piano
Rondo alla ingharese quasi un capriccio (Rage Over A Lost Penny), Op. 129, for solo piano

Other works will include the Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, and the Sextet for Horns and String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 81b

POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Piano Masterclass on the Distinguished Artist Series, University of Georgia

Monday 16, March 2020 ( 1 30 pm )

Ramsey Hall
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

 

POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Solo Recital on the Distinguished Artist Series, University of Georgia

Tuesday 17, March 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Ramsey Hall
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Apparitions, Dances and Fantasies

Franz Liszt: Apparition No. 1
Camille Saint-Saëns - from Album, Op. 72
1. Prélude
2. Carillon
5. Final
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur la Valse du Prophéte de Meyerbeer-GEORGIA PREMIERE
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur Lohengrin de Wagner-GEORGIA PREMIERE

Intermission

Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghvani (Doves) (2009)
Geoffrey Burleson: Powerhouse Passacaglia (2013)
David Rakowski:
-In A Regal Age Ran I (Prelude #6) (2010)
-Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) (2010)
Jacob TV: The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and electronic track (2002)
Frank Zappa: BeBop Tango

POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Live Performance & Interview on "Out Of The Box", WUGA-FM Radio, Athens, Georgia

Wednesday 18, March 2020 ( 1 15 pm )

Interview and live performances of works by Saint-Saëns, Kouyoumdjian, Rakowski, Zappa, and my own compositions, on "Out Of The Box", hosted by Peter Van Zandt Lane, and broadcast live on WUGA-FM Radio.

New Dance Theatre
University of Georgia
263 West Green St.
Athens, GA 30602

 

POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Concert with ECCE

Wednesday 25, March 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

East Coast Contemporary Ensemble

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church
Lincoln Center
152 W 66th Street
New York City

Dominique Schafer:
Anima
Philippe Leroux: Prelude à l’épais, l’épais, Postlude a l’épais

POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Concerto Appearance with Boston Musica Viva

Saturday 04, April 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Alban Berg: Kammerkonzert für Klavier und Geige mit 13 Bläsern*
     (Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano and 13 Winds)
     Geoffrey Burleson, piano
     Gabriela Diaz, violin
 
The program will also include:
John Huggler: Music for 13 instruments
Peter Child: New work for ensemble  world premiere
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Viva! Boston Musica Viva


POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: "The New Four Seasons": American Modern Ensemble @ Carnegie Hall

Friday 17, April 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

American Modern Ensemble
Weill Recital Hall @ Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York, NY

Join AME in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall for the performance of The New Four Seasons! A celebration for the upcoming CD release and 50th Birthday of composer Robert Paterson. “The New Four Seasons” CD features American Modern Ensemble, Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano, Blythe Gaissert, Mezzo-Soprano, Alok Kumar, Tenor, and David Neal, Bass-Baritone.

PROGRAM
Spring Songs * (for tenor and sextet )
Summer Songs** (for soprano and sextet)
Fall Songs (for mezzo-soprano and sextet)
Winter Songs**** ( for bass-baritone and sextet)

* comissioned by Rick Teller for the American Modern Ensemble
** commissioned by The
ASCAP Foundation via the Charles Kingsford Fund, for Marnie Breckenridge and the American Modern Ensemble
**** commissioned by
David Neal.

CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Piano Masterclass at Bloomsburg University

Wednesday 22, April 2020 ( 4 00 pm )

Mitrani Hall
Haas Center For The Arts

Bloomsburg University
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Solo Recital at Bloomsburg University

Thursday 23, April 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Mitrani Hall
Haas Center For The Arts

Bloomsburg University
400 East 2nd Street
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Apparitions, Dances and Fantasies

Franz Liszt: Apparition No. 1
Camille Saint-Saëns - from Album, Op. 72
1. Prélude
2. Carillon
5. Final
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur la Valse du Prophéte de Meyerbeer-GEORGIA PREMIERE
Saint-Saëns: Fantasiie sur Lohengrin de Wagner-GEORGIA PREMIERE

Intermission

Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghvani (Doves) (2009)
Geoffrey Burleson: Powerhouse Passacaglia (2013)
David Rakowski:
-In A Regal Age Ran I (Prelude #6) (2010)
-Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) (2010)
Jacob TV: The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and electronic track (2002)
Frank Zappa: BeBop Tango

Solo performance of Satie's "Vexations", as part of Trieste, Italy's "Satie Pandémie Collective Vexation"

Sunday 17, May 2020 ( 1 00 pm )

Every May 17th since 1992 at Teatro Miela in Trieste, Italy, there is a celebration of Erik Satie’s birthday.  This year, due to the pandemic, it will be live-streamed instead.

The entire event will be broadcast in live streaming starting at 00.01 am Central European Time on Sunday May 17th, Satie’s birthday, and the last vexations will be performed live at Teatro Miela in Trieste.

I will be performing approximately between 1:15 and 1:30 PM. Live streaming and contents of SatiePandémie will be available at www.buoncompleannosatie.it

CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Solo Recital at Queensborough Community College

Wednesday 06, May 2020 (12 30 pm )

Queensborough Community College
Humanities Building, Room 144
Bayside, NY


Camille Saint-Saëns - from Album, Op. 72
1. Prélude
2. Carillon
5. Final
Saint-Saëns: Fantasiie sur Lohengrin de Wagner
Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghvani (Doves) (2009)
Geoffrey Burleson: Powerhouse Passacaglia (2013)
Jacob TV: The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and electronic track (2002)
Frank Zappa: BeBop Tango

Solo Appearance on the Accidental Music Festival, co-hosted by the Timucua Arts Foundation, In-Between Series, and Ensemble Ipse

Saturday 30, May 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Accidental Music Festival
A Co-Production of the Timucua Arts Foundation, In-Between Series, and Ensemble Ipse

Featuring solo sets by Elizabeth A. Baker, Geoffrey Burleson, Sarah Cahill, Vicky Chow, Stephanie Griffin, Margaret Lancaster, Dave Lebleu, Brianna Matzke, Nicole Miglis, Esther Noh, Caleb van der Swaagh, and Dustin Wong.

Live-streaming will take place via Facebook Live on multiple pages, including the Timucua Arts Foundation, Accidental Music Festival, In-Between Series, and Ensemble Ipse, as well as on YouTube and Twitch.  Specific time for my set TBA. For more information, please go to www.timucua.com

Program:

David Rakowski:
Riccio (Prelude #43) [2013]
Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) [2010]

Gregory T.S. Walker: the mountain's third face (1998)

Laurie San Martin: Dances for solo piano
Zambra? (2007)
Tangozilla (2004)

Geoffrey Burleson:
Powerhouse Passacaglia, a Fantasy-Hommage on Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" (2013)

Mostly Modern Festival Concert with the American Modern Ensemble: CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Friday 12, June 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Mostly Modern Festival
Arthur Zankel Music Center

815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY

STEPHEN CABELL – Three Hands*
ROBERT PATERSON – Eating Variations
4-5 composer works TBA

*NY Premiere

Program subject to change.

ARTISTS
Christopher Herbert, Baritone
Sato Moughalian, Flute
Keve Wilson, Oboe
Tasha Warren, Clarinet
Gina Cuffari, bassoon
Matt Ward, Percussion
Joseph Rebman, Harp
Esther Noh, Violin
Victoria Paterson, Violin
Philip Payton, Viola
Dave Eggar, Cello
Geoffrey Burleson, Piano

Rebroadcast: Solo Appearance on the Accidental Music Festival, co-hosted by the Timucua Arts Foundation, In-Between Series, and Ensemble Ipse

Saturday 13, June 2020 ( 7 30 pm )

Accidental Music Festival
A Co-Production of the Timucua Arts Foundation, In-Between Series, and Ensemble Ipse

Featuring solo sets by Elizabeth A. Baker, Geoffrey Burleson, Sarah Cahill, Vicky Chow, Stephanie Griffin, Margaret Lancaster, Dave Lebleu, Brianna Matzke, Nicole Miglis, Esther Noh, Caleb van der Swaagh, and Dustin Wong.

A rebroadcast of the live-streaming festival, which will take place on YouTube. My set will run from approximately 8:00-8:30 PM.  Tickets required-for more information, please go to www.timucua.com

Program:

David Rakowski:
Riccio (Prelude #43) [2013]
Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) [2010]

Gregory T.S. Walker: the mountain's third face (1998)

Laurie San Martin: Dances for solo piano
Zambra? (2007)
Tangozilla (2004)

Geoffrey Burleson:
Powerhouse Passacaglia, a Fantasy-Hommage on Raymond Scott's "Powerhouse" (2013)

Solo Appearance on Composers Concordance Social Bubble Salon Concert #4

Tuesday 04, August 2020 ( 6 00 pm )

Kostabi World Chelsea
225 West 22nd Street
New York City
~PLEASE NOTE THAT KOSTABI WORLD CHELSEA CANNOT ACCOMMODATE GUESTS~
Only performers will be in attendance. The entire concert will be livestreamed via Facebook live--link can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/geoffrey.burleson

I'll be performing:
from Gregor Huebner's Five Latin Pieces for solo piano:
1. Fugato y Rumba
4. Bembé
5. Guaguanco

Gene Pritsker: The Day Saturn Lost its Rings (PREMIERE)
poem by: Robert C. Ford 

Robert C. Ford - narrator,
Geoffrey Burleson, Jai Jeffries, Tania Stavreva, Seth Boustead - piano 8 hands

Gene Pritsker- conductor

Other performers include Beach Boys keyboardist Carli Muñoz; pianists Seth Boustead, Pete Drungle, Jai Jeffryes, Mark Kostabi, Steve Sandberg, Tania Stavreva, Kathleen Supové; and guitarist Gene Pritsker

Solo Recital on Porto Pianofest Series

Sunday 09, August 2020 ( 5 00 pm )

~Postponed from the original August 6th date due to Tropical Storm Isaias~

Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, Porto Pianofest takes place every summer in Portugal, and features a robust series of piano-based concerts. This summer, by necessity, all performances on the solo recital series will be live-streaming from performers' home studios and venues in Porto, Madrid, New York and Chicago.  Please click on Porto Pianofest to link to my live-streaming recital.

Program:

Beethoven: Fantasia in G Minor, Op. 77

Saint-Saëns: Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 66
Saint-Saëns: Étude in E-flat Minor (Prelude & Fugue), Op. 111, No. 3
Saint-Saëns: La Mort de Thaïs – Paraphrase de Concert sur L’Opera de Massenet (1895)

Laurie San Martin – from Dances for Solo Piano:
Zambra? (2004, rev. 2007)
Tangozilla (2004)

Gregor Hübner: 5 Latin Pieces
1. Fugato y Yumba
2. Tumbao
3. Guaijra mysteriosa
4. Bembé
5. Guaguanco

Dizzy Gillespie/arr. Burleson: A Night in Tunisia

Recital & Masterclass at Roosevelt University: POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Friday 11, September 2020 ( 2 00 pm )

Music Conservatory
Chicago College of Performing Arts
Roosevelt University

430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Program TBA

Duo Recital with Flutist Jennie Oh Brown: POSTPONED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Saturday 12, September 2020 ( 2 00 pm )

~Sponsored by The Chicago Flute Club~
First United Methodist Church
418 W Touhy Ave,
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Works by Valerie Colman, Carter Pann, Shulamit Ran, and others

Composers Concordance Concert: "Now Is The Winter Of My Discotheque"

Saturday 19, September 2020 ( 8 00 pm )

"Now Is The Winter Of Our Discotheque"
~Part of the 9th Annual CompCord Festival~

Michiko Studios
149 W. 46th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Works of Paul Carlon, Dan Cooper, Jay Elfenbein, Jane Getter, Gene Pritsker, David Saperstein, Gary Schneider, Roger Tréfousse, and Christopher Vassiliades

The CompCord Ensemble
Olga Terlitsky - violin
Jay Rodriguez - tenor sax
Gene Pritsker - electric guitar
Geoffrey Burleson - piano
Jay Elfenbein - electric bass
Damien Bassman -drums

Solo Appearance on "Fortune Favors the Rave", sponsored by Composers Concordance

Saturday 03, October 2020 ( 5 00 pm )

Kostabi World Chelsea
225 West 22nd Street
New York City

I will be performing Joseph Martin Waters' "Cornelia Street", as a world premiere in this version for solo piano and electronics

Tickets:
$20, must be purchased in advance. The first 15 people will be the in-person audience. Ticket price for in-person audience includes free drinks.

TICKETS
FACEBOOK

Composers: Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Svjetlana Bukvich, Dan Cooper, Velizar Iordanov, Arthur Kampela, Howie Kenty, Mark Kostabi, Alon Nechushtan, Rushaniya Nizamutdinova, Daniel Palkowski, Joseph Pehrson, Gene Pritsker, Zach Seely, Joseph Waters

Performers:
Thomas Buckner - baritone
Geoffrey Burleson - piano
Robert C. Ford - narrator
Mark Kostabi - piano
Margaret Lancaster - flute
Gene Pritsker - D.J.

Solo Premiere and More on "We, The Whole People", with Composers Concordance

Saturday 14, November 2020 ( 7 00 pm )

"We, The Whole People"
A Concert Inspired by a Susan B. Anthony Speech After Her Arrest For Casting A Vote In The 1872 Presidential Election
~Part of the 9th Annual CompCord Festival~

Michiko Studios
149 W. 46th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036

Live stream available at this link

I will be presenting the concert premiere of my arrangement/mashup of Charles Ives’ “The Anti-Abolitionist Riots of the 1830’s and 1840’s” segueing into “We Shall Overcome.” My own arrangement of the latter. Ives’ harrowing, vivid, visionary “Anti-Abolitionist Riots” was remarkably written in 1908. I wanted to provide a redemptive conclusion with “We Shall Overcome.”

And there will be eight additional World Premiere works by Seth Boustead, Madelyn Byrne, Dan Cooper, Jay Elfenbein, Franz Hackl, Debra Kaye, Gene Pritsker, and David Rozenblatt. I'll be performing in several of these.

The CompCord Ensemble
Jessica Bowers - mezzo-soprano
Franz Hackl - trumpet
Gene Pritsker - electric guitar
Geoffrey Burleson - piano & synthesizer
Seth Boustead - piano & synthesizer
Jay Elfenbein - electric bass & viola da gamba
Damien Bassman -cajon & drums
Charles Coleman - conductor

Solo Premiere: Composers Concordance 11th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Festival

Sunday 29, November 2020 ( 6 00 pm )

Composers Concordance 11th Annual Comp-Play-Comp Festival

"Words and Music"



DROM

85 Avenue A

New York, NY 10009


I will be premiering my new solo piano piece Kyrie 2020, based on Ellen Bryant Voigt's 1918 poem Kyrie, which addressed life and the zeitgeist during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Voigt's vivid portrayal is rich and eloquent, ultimately defiant, and also one of the very few examples of poems catalyzed by this event.

Solo Appearance on Beethoven @ 250 @ Hunter

Thursday 03, December 2020 ( 5 00 pm )

A celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday, featuring live virtual performances and video debuts by Hunter College Music Department Piano Majors and Piano Faculty.  YouTube Live and Zoom links TBA. For my contribution to the concert, I will be performing Beethoven's Fantasia, Op. 77, for solo piano.

Piano Masterclass at San Diego University

Friday 04, December 2020 ( 5 00 pm )

A virtual masterclass with San Diego State University piano majors, conducted via Zoom and YouTube live.
5 PM EST/2 PM PST.

Hunter College Collaborative Piano Class Final Concert

Tuesday 08, December 2020 ( 5 00 pm )

A virtual concert featuring students from my Vocal Collaborative Piano class at Hunter College. The event will take the form of video debuts on a new Hunter College Collaborative Piano Class playlist, with split screen videos of pianists in my class performing a vast array of repertoire with Voice Majors from Prof. Susan Gonzalez's Art Song Class at Hunter College. YouTube link TBA.  

CANCELLED Due to the Pandemic: Concert with Ensemble Ipse at Brooklyn's MISE-EN_PLACE

Thursday 07, January 2021 ( 2 30 pm )

MISE-EN_PLACE
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

A Live Streaming concert featuring selections from
~New Music Gallery~
Ensemble Ipse's
free call-for-scores new series

Program to include:

Evan Williams - "Cantigas" for cello and piano
Seong-Ae Kim - "Garak" for violin and piano
Stephanie Griffin - "Four Bonangs" for four gongs

Piano Masterclass on the Distinguished Artist Series, University of Georgia

Wednesday 10, February 2021 ( 1 30 pm )

Ramsey Hall
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

 

Solo Recital on the Distinguished Artist Series, University of Georgia

Thursday 11, February 2021 ( 7 30 pm )

Ramsey Hall
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Apparitions, Dances and Fantasies

Franz Liszt: Apparition No. 1
Camille Saint-Saëns - from Album, Op. 72
1. Prélude
2. Carillon
5. Final
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur la Valse du Prophéte de Meyerbeer-GEORGIA PREMIERE
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie sur Lohengrin de Wagner-GEORGIA PREMIERE

Intermission

Mary Kouyoumdjian: Aghvani (Doves) (2009)
Geoffrey Burleson: Powerhouse Passacaglia (2013)
David Rakowski:
-In A Regal Age Ran I (Prelude #6) (2010)
-Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) (2010)
Jacob TV: The Body Of Your Dreams, for piano and electronic track (2002)
Frank Zappa: BeBop Tango