Kupferberg Center for the Arts Presents World Premiere of RED SKY, Composed by Peri Mauer, 11/10
Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Peri Mauer, Sandra Coffin
Kupferberg Center for the Arts Presents World Premiere of Red Sky, Composed by Peri Mauer, on Nov 10 at 2pm. The piece is a trumpet solo and will be performed by Sandra Coffin.
Composer Peri Mauer's new work, RED SKY for solo trumpet, was inspired by photographs taken by trumpet player Sandra Coffin of her summer home on Lake George. The vibrant and peaceful beauty of the red sky is seen as a continuous shift of varied shades of color, enlivened by changing cloud formations throughout the day. The journey of the red sky is reflected on the lake and in the imagination, manifest here in this music composition.
PERI MAUER, COMPOSER: MM, BM Manhattan School of Music, BA Bard College, graduate of the High School of Music and Art, has composed works for solo instruments, chamber music ensembles, orchestra, and theater. Recent premiere performances of her music include LIFE ON EARTH for chamber ensemble (for which she was also conductor and cellist) in Music With a View Festival 2013, ILLUMINATIONS OF THE NIGHT for orchestra, by the New York Repertory Orchestra at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, NUDIBRANCH FRIDAY for violin and cello, in Bargemusic's Here and Now Series with an encore performance at Symphony Space, QUIETLY, AT DUSK for solo clarinet, in the Composers Voice Concert of New Music, IN THE MOMENT for contralto and cello (for which she was also cellist) and BLOGARHYTHM, for 24-piece chamber ensemble (which she also conducted) in Music With a View at the Flea Theater, DUTCHESS STARLIGHT REVISITED for cello, trombone, and electric guitar in Composers Concordance Festival at DROM (for which she was also cellist), among others.
Upcoming performances include a new work she is composing for Blair McMillen to be premiered in the Bargemusic Winter Festival, AT HOME WITH ALLEN GINSBERG: Five Songs for Baritone and Piano to be premiered in NYCC's January 21, 2014 concert, and new works she is developing for performance with the ensemble Eight Strings and a Whistle and the LaGuardia High School Junior Band. She has received grants for her work from New Music USA Composer's Assistance Program, Meet the Composer, Composers Guild of Utah, and National Federation of Music Clubs. Also a professional cellist and conductor, she has performed with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Encompass New Opera Theater in Alice Tully Hall, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Astoria Symphony, Playwrights Horizons, NYU Contemporary Players, Prospect Theater Company, Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, American Chamber Opera, etc., and has held the position of assistant conductor of Redeemer Arts Chamber Orchestra in NYC.
Complete Concert Program: http://nycomposerscircle.org/events/event/queens-college-concert/