Concerts & Events: 2017-2018 Season

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 ( 8 30 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 anticipated 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 three slots occurring from 8:40-9:00 AM, 10:20-10:40 AM, and 1:00-1:20 PM 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

Boston Musica Viva Concert: Northeast by Far East

Saturday 04, November 2017 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Peter Child: 10 Basho Poems world premiere
David Horne: Spike
Zhou Long: Metal, Stone, Silk, Bamboo
     Yazhi Guo, soloist
Joyce Mekeel: Rune
William Kraft: Kaleidoscope

Acclaimed by music critics as “the best suona player in China,” Guo Yazhi makes his BMV debut as our featured soloist in a complex and intriguing work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Zhou Long. In Metal, Stone, Silk, Bamboo, Yazhi will showcase an array of unique woodwind instruments chosen in consultation with the composer that are rarely seen or heard in the West. 

Representing the West (by way of the Northeast) are works by four composers with long ties to BMV: A world premiere by MIT’s Peter Child, and previous BMV commissions by Joyce Mekeel, William Kraft, and Scottish composer David Horne. Child returns after a successful world premiere on our Family Concert last season. Mekeel was a longtime peer and friend of BMV Music Director Richard Pittman based in Boston. Kraft, based in LA, has proven a BMV favorite with a particular talent writing for percussion, his primary instrument. And Horne, while from across the pond, wrote Spike for us while he was studying at Harvard.

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

 

Concert with SWARMIUS at Cornelia Street Café

Friday 10, November 2017 ( 8 30 pm )

My band SWARMIUS creates mercurial, shape-shifting classical music fusion, fluently blending Mexico, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Brazil.  Featuring new repertoire by Jozefius, including songs from an  upcoming opera, "St Frances de Los Barrios", a magical realistic tale inspired by the Francis of Assisi myth, set in modern day Tijuana, drugs, borders and pope included. With Jozefius (aka Joseph Martin Waters) on electronics, Saximus (aka Todd Rewoldt) & Schrodinger's Sax (aka Michael Couper)  on reeds,  Peripateticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson) on piano,  Tempus Rhythmicus (aka Daniel Pate) on percussion, and special guest Charles Colman, baritone.

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014

Concert with SWARMIUS at Cornelia Street Café

Friday 10, November 2017 (10 00 pm )

My band SWARMIUS creates mercurial, shape-shifting classical music fusion, fluently blending Mexico, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Brazil.  Featuring new repertoire by Jozefius, including songs from an  upcoming opera, "St Frances de Los Barrios", a magical realistic tale inspired by the Francis of Assisi myth, set in modern day Tijuana, drugs, borders and pope included. With Jozefius (aka Joseph Martin Waters) on electronics, Saximus (aka Todd Rewoldt) & Schrodinger's Sax (aka Michael Couper)  on reeds,  Peripateticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson) on piano,  Tempus Rhythmicus (aka Daniel Pate) on percussion, and special guest Charles Colman, baritone.

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014

"Crossing Heavy Borders 2" at Terraza 7

Sunday 12, November 2017 ( 5 00 pm )

I look forward to joining New York's Heavy Music Community to unplug and play acoustic sets to support the education and empowerment of impoverished kids in Guatemala, (via The Integral Heart Family).  I'll be joining boffo vocalists Maria Tegzes (IMPetus), Sam Walters (Driven Mad) and others on Terrazza 7's magnificent grand piano.

Terraza 7
4019 Gleane Street
Elmhurst (Queens), NY 11373

Residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts

Saturday 10, February 2018 ( 8 00 pm )

February 4-10
With violinist Mary Rowell and cellist David Russell:  week-long residency performing solo, duo and trio works by students in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Music Composition Program.

Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Tribeca New Music 20th Anniversary Concert

Sunday 04, March 2018 ( 4 00 pm )

Solo and duo works with violinist Mary Rowell, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Tribeca New Music.  Program TBA.

The Cell
338 West 23rd St.

New York, NY 10011

Boston Musica Viva's Annual Family Concert: Young Heroes of Folklore!

Sunday 11, March 2018 ( 3 00 pm )

Boston Musica Viva
Tsai Performance Center

Boston University

Barbara White: The Wrong Child world premiere
     Featuring the Northeast Youth Ballet
     Joyce Kulhawik, narrator
Bruce Adolphe: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
     Featuring the Boston City Singers
     Joyce Kulhawik, narrator

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

Solo Recital at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Wednesday 21, March 2018 ( 7 00 pm )

Camerata Hall
Sibelius Academy
Mannerheimintie 13 A
00100 Helsinki, Finland

Saint-Saëns: from Études, Op. 52
No. 1:  Prélude
No. 2:  Pour l’indépendance des doigts
No. 3:  Prélude et fugue
Saint-Saëns: Étude, Op.  111, No. 4:  Les Cloches de Las Palmas
Saint-Saëns:  Africa, Op. 89

INTERMISSION

Yehudi Wyner:  Refrain (2013)
Mary Kouyoumdjian:  Aghvani (2009)
David Rakowski: Pull A Wall Up (Prelude #4) [2010]
David Rakowski: In A Regal Age Ran I (Prelude #6) [2010]
David Rakowski: Riccio (Prelude #43) [2013]
David Rakowski: Mind the Gap (Prelude #15) [2012]
Marc Mellits (b. 1966):  Étude No. 2: Defensive Chili (2006)
Frank Zappa (arr. Burleson):  BeBop Tango

Guest Lecture at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

Thursday 22, March 2018 ( 1 00 pm )

Lecture-Demonstration on New American Piano Music

Camerata Hall
Sibelius Academy
Mannerheimintie 13 A
00100 Helsinki, Finland

Boston Musica Viva Concert: Memories Old and New

Saturday 14, April 2018 ( 8 00 pm )

Edward Pickman Hall
Longy School of Music

Cambridge, MA

Melinda Wagner: Unsung Chordata world premiere
David Stock: Scat
     Emily Thorner, soprano
Andy Vores: Forgot
     Emily Thorner, soprano
Helen Grime: 7 Pierrot Miniatures
George Perle: Critical Moments 2

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

 

Concert with SWARMIUS Quintet at Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras, Morelia, Mexico

Friday 20, April 2018 ( 8 00 pm )

Part of the NWEAMO Festival 20th Anniversary, featuring music by Jozefius (aka Joseph Martin Waters) and Peripateticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson)  With Jozefius (aka Joseph Martin Waters) on electronics, Saximus (aka Todd Rewoldt) & Schrodinger's Sax (aka Michael Couper)  on reeds,  Peripateticus (aka Geoffrey Burleson) on piano,  Tempus Rhythmicus (aka Daniel Pate).

Auditorio CMMAS
Morelos Norte 485, Centro
58000 Morelia, Michoacán
Mexico

American Modern Ensemble Concert: Vocal Works of Robert Paterson

Thursday 26, April 2018 ( 8 00 pm )

with the
American Modern Ensemble
Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York, NY, 10019

An evening of vocal music featuring the music of Robert Paterson, including In Real LifeBatter's Box, and Crossing the Hudson, and three world premieres: Night Songs for bass-baritone and piano, CAPTCHA (version for mezzo soprano and piano), and Spring Songs for tenor and piano.

PROGRAM
Batter's Box
CAPTCHA* (version for mezzo-soprano and piano)
Crossing The Hudson
Night Songs*
Spring Songs* (for tenor and piano)
In Real Life (piano/vocal version)**

*World Premiere
**New York Premiere

ARTISTS
Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano
Blythe Gaissert, Mezzo-Soprano
Alok Kumar, Tenor
Wes Mason, Baritone
David Neal, Bass-Baritone

Geoffrey Burleson & Blair McMillen, Piano

Concert with Ensemble IPSE: Music from Latin America

Sunday 06, May 2018 ( 6 00 pm )

Works for sextet, including a world premiere by Richard Gallo written for Ensemble IPSE.

ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215