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The Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall Presents ETHEL, KAKI KING & JOHN KING, 3/21The Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall Presents ETHEL, KAKI KING & JOHN KING, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Three of today's top contemporary composer/performers join forces to build on previous collaborations and premiere a new work. It's a trio unlike any other - a combination of the effusive, white-hot power of America's premier string quartet ETHEL raw, emotionally charged picking and pounding of guitarist Kaki King; and complex harmonies and structures of composer/guitarist/violist John King. This eclectic program includes world premieres written both individually and collaboratively, as well as some existing pieces, peppered by guitars, dobros, banjos and ouds. (more...)

Meredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This SpringMeredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents acclaimed composer and singer Meredith Monk in four concerts this winter and spring, continuing her season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Meredith Monk to Premiere BACKLIGHT at Carnegie Hall, 2/16Meredith Monk to Premiere BACKLIGHT at Carnegie Hall, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Legendary composer, performer, vocalist, director and choreographer Meredith Monk continues the celebration of her landmark 50th season on February 16 at Carnegie Hall with the New York City premiere of a new work, Backlight, performed by the acclaimed Ensemble ACJW, for whom the piece was composed. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall-where Monk is honored to hold the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair-the piece, which plays sonically with ideas of shadow and light, will have received its world premiere by the group just days earlier at the Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York on February 13. Tickets and information available here. (more...)

Composer-Performer Alfonso Vilallonga Books Four-Day NYC Concert TourComposer-Performer Alfonso Vilallonga Books Four-Day NYC Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Moscow 57 has announced the return of the internationally acclaimed Barcelona-based performer and composer, Alfonso Vilallonga, to New York City. (more...)

ETHEL Announces Winter/Spring 2015 SeasonETHEL Announces Winter/Spring 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

ETHEL, America's Groundbreaking Indie-Classical String Quartet, Announces Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

Bang on a Can, Kaki King, Julia Holter and More to Celebrate 5 Years of Ecstatic Music Festival This WinterBang on a Can, Kaki King, Julia Holter and More to Celebrate 5 Years of Ecstatic Music Festival This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum. This winter, nearly 100 composers and performers will premiere collaborative works that give audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience music that is fresh, unexpected and utterly unique. (more...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival TonightLincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

The Toure-Raichel Collective Releases New Album THE PARIS SESSION TodayThe Toure-Raichel Collective Releases New Album THE PARIS SESSION Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré-icons in their own countries and abroad-is a reminder of the unique power of music to bridge geographic, ethnic, political and religious differences. As a follow up to their acclaimed 2012 debut, The Tel Aviv Session, the group will release a new album, The Paris Session, today, September 30 on the Cumbancha label. The Touré-Raichel Collective will tour the U.S. this fall; please see below for an itinerary. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series UpdatesLincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

The Revivalists Share 'Navigate Below' Video; Add Additional Tour DatesThe Revivalists Share 'Navigate Below' Video; Add Additional Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The Revivalists craft a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its members with the humid, funky undercurrents of their New Orleans home. (more...)

The Toure-Raichel Collective to Release New Album 'The Paris Session' 9/30The Toure-Raichel Collective to Release New Album 'The Paris Session' 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré—icons in their own countries and abroad (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album, THE PAHA SAPA GIVE-BACKComposer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album, THE PAHA SAPA GIVE-BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album TodayComposer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Unveils First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years TodayComposer Jerome Kitzke Unveils First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE celebrates today's release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. (more...)

Idan Raichel & Vieux Farka Touré Announce New Album 'The Paris Session'Idan Raichel & Vieux Farka Touré Announce New Album 'The Paris Session'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré (more...)

Lincoln Center Hosts MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, Now thru 8/23Lincoln Center Hosts MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, Now thru 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, today announced the 48th season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, which runs from today, July 25-August 23, 2014. (more...)

WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA Hosts Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts TodayWNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA Hosts Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Latin Alternative Music Conference has come to New York this month and WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA are continuing the celebration in The Greene Space at WNYC. (more...)

WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA to Host Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts, 7/11WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA to Host Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Latin Alternative Music Conference has come to New York this month and WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA are continuing the celebration in The Greene Space at WNYC. (more...)

Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014 Opening Week HighlightsLincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014 Opening Week Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, gets underway with an opening week of performances featuring the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, late night recitals and contemporary music, including two free events. (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Unveils His First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years, 7/29Composer Jerome Kitzke Unveils His First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)

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