Tania León News

Birth Place: Havana, CUBA
Gender: Female
2017 Composers Now Festival to Open This February at DiMenna Center2017 Composers Now Festival to Open This February at DiMenna Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Composers Now Festival empowers living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices, and honors the significance of their contributions to our society. On February 1, the eighth annual festival begins with a celebratory event at the DiMenna Center. Hosted by founder/artistic director Tania Leon, a diverse group of composer and performers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Edmar Castenada, Jessie Montgomery, Nkeiru Okoye, and Tyshawn Sorey will present and discuss recent works. (more...)

2017 Composers Now Festival to Open This February at DiMenna Center2017 Composers Now Festival to Open This February at DiMenna Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Composers Now Festival empowers living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices, and honors the significance of their contributions to our society. On February 1, the eighth annual festival begins with a celebratory event at the DiMenna Center. Hosted by founder/artistic director Tania Leon, a diverse group of composer and performers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Edmar Castenada, Jessie Montgomery, Nkeiru Okoye, and Tyshawn Sorey will present and discuss recent works. (more...)

11th Annual Latin American Cultural Week Continues with Tango Dance Events11th Annual Latin American Cultural Week Continues with Tango Dance Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Latin American Cultural Week continues with dance, theater and music performances, as well as exhibits of visual arts, throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, celebrating the richness and variety of Latin American art and artists.  (more...)

11th Annual Latin American Cultural Week Continues with Tango Dance Events11th Annual Latin American Cultural Week Continues with Tango Dance Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Latin American Cultural Week continues with dance, theater and music performances, as well as exhibits of visual arts, throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, celebrating the richness and variety of Latin American art and artists.  (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts in NovemberBaryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Baryshnikov Arts Center will present two BAC Salon concerts in November, both in the intimate Howard Gilman Performance Space. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC and Composers Now co-present Dialogues with Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun and performances by Amy Schwartz Moretti, Blair McMillen, Michael Lipsey, Du Yun,and String Noise, moderated by Composers Now founder, artistic director, and composer Tania Leon. (more...)

The Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts this NovemberThe Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Baryshnikov Arts Center will present two BAC Salon concerts in November, both in the intimate Howard Gilman Performance Space. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC and Composers Now co-present Dialogues with Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun and performances by Amy Schwartz Moretti, Blair McMillen, Michael Lipsey, Du Yun, and String Noise, moderated by Composers Now founder and composer Tania Leon. On Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC presents theremin virtuoso and composer Carolina Eyck with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), in the world premiere of Eyck's Fantasias for theremin and string quartet. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival launches its 19th season with a program celebrating Cuban composers ¡Cuba Today! features works that span 70 years by three generations of composers: Tania Leon, Aurelio de la Vega, Keyla Orozco and Orlando Jacinto Garcia Monday, April 4 at Peter Norton Symphony Space. (more...)

Announcing the Co-Directors of OpenICE and Launching the Second SeasonAnnouncing the Co-Directors of OpenICE and Launching the Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

With the launch of the second season of OpenICE, a multi-year program to engage new listeners for contemporary music through an outpouring of programming that is free and open to the public, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces the appointment of Ryan Muncy (ICE saxophonist) and Alice Teyssier (ICE flutist/vocalist) as the new Co-Directors of OpenICE. Muncy and Teyssier have been members of ICE since 2014 and, in addition to their musical roles, serve in the capacities of Director of Institutional Giving and Artistic Operations Associate, respectively. (more...)

Sondheim's Works Get Revamped by Marsalis, Sheik and More in Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS at Symphony Space TonightSondheim's Works Get Revamped by Marsalis, Sheik and More in Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Tonight, November 19 (8 pm) pianist Anthony de Mare brings the third and final installment of his inspired LIAISONS project to Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Sondheim's Works Get Revamped by Marsalis, Sheik and More in Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS at Symphony Space, 11/19Sondheim's Works Get Revamped by Marsalis, Sheik and More in Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS at Symphony Space, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

On Thursday, November 19 (8 pm) pianist Anthony de Mare brings the third and final installment of his inspired LIAISONS project to Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Composer Tania Leon Joins Panel for PUBLIQ Access Concert TodayComposer Tania Leon Joins Panel for PUBLIQ Access Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

ChamberMusicNY, a non-profit presenting organization, is pleased to announce that composer Tania Leon has joined the post-concert panel discussion as a moderator for our opening night concert today, September 26. (more...)

Composer Tania Leon Joins Panel for PUBLIQ Access Concert, 9/26Composer Tania Leon Joins Panel for PUBLIQ Access Concert, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

ChamberMusicNY, a non-profit presenting organization, is pleased to announce that composer Tania Leon has joined the post-concert panel discussion as a moderator for our opening night concert Saturday September 26. (more...)

Laurie Anderson Meets Tania Leon at the Composers Now Festival, TomorrowLaurie Anderson Meets Tania Leon at the Composers Now Festival, Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Composer Tania León, a 2012 Grammy award nominee and a CUNY distinguished professor at Brooklyn College, will host experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson at the “Innovative Women in Music,” a concert showcase, brunch, and discussion panel about women composers this Sunday, February 22 at the Cutting Room, on 44 East 32nd St., New York at 11:30 a.m. (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers AwardAdam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING Wins 2015 Richard Rodgers Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The winner of the 2015 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater was announced earlier this week by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which administers the Rodgers Awards: String, by Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond. The show was awarded a Studio Production. (more...)

Pianist Inna Faliks to Perform World Premiere of Clarice Assad's Godai; Brahms Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3; at BargemusicPianist Inna Faliks to Perform World Premiere of Clarice Assad's Godai; Brahms Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3; at Bargemusic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

On Friday, March 20, 2015, 8 pm, BARGEMUSIC presents celebrated Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks in a recital featuring the world premiere of Clarice Assad's Godai, five movements for speaking pianist with poetry by Steven Schroeder, paired with two monumental works by Johannes Brahms, rarely heard together on one program: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 2 and Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5. Also featured on the program is Clara Schumann's Romance, Op. 21/#1, “To my friend Brahms.” (more...)

Spectrum Presents Mari Kimura with Cassatt String Quartet and Jin-Xiang Yu TonightSpectrum Presents Mari Kimura with Cassatt String Quartet and Jin-Xiang Yu Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Spectrum presents composer/violinist Mari Kimura performing her own multi-lingual, interactive audio/visual mini-opera entitled ONE, joined by multi-lingual vocalist Jin-Xiang Yu and Cassatt String Quartet tonight, April 26th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Spectrum to Present Mari Kimura with Cassatt String Quartet and Jin-Xiang Yu, 4/26Spectrum to Present Mari Kimura with Cassatt String Quartet and Jin-Xiang Yu, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Spectrum presents composer/violinist Mari Kimura performing her own multi-lingual, interactive audio/visual mini-opera entitled ONE, joined by multi-lingual vocalist Jin-Xiang Yu and Cassatt String Quartet on Saturday, April 26th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Tower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space TonightTower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Tonight, February 7 (7:30 pm), Symphony Space pays tribute to 'the women warriors of new music' with a concert marking a quartet of anniversaries: composer Joan Tower's 75th birthday (Sept. 6, 2013), composer Tania Leon's 70th birthday (May 14, 2013), pianist Ursula Oppens's 70th (Feb. 2, 2014), and the 30th anniversary season of the Cassatt String Quartet. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Are In Demand This Spring, Presenting NOYE'S FLUDDE and MoreSan Francisco Girls Chorus Are In Demand This Spring, Presenting NOYE'S FLUDDE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus—Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director, and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor—are in demand as one of the Bay Area's top vocal ensembles with upcoming guest performances this spring with the San Francisco Symphony, award-winning visual arts organization Creativity Explored, Stephen Petronio Dance Company presented by San Francisco Performances and in Opera Parallèle's productions of Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tiresias and Weill's Mahagonny. In addition, the Girls Chorus will stage Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, with décor and set pieces by artists from Creativity Explored on Saturday, March 29. A complete list of Spring performances is listed below. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)

Tower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space, 2/7Tower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

On Friday, February 7 (7:30 pm), Symphony Space pays tribute to "the women warriors of new music" with a concert marking a quartet of anniversaries: composer Joan Tower's 75th birthday (Sept. 6, 2013), composer Tania Leon's 70th birthday (May 14, 2013), pianist Ursula Oppens's 70th (Feb. 2, 2014), and the 30th anniversary season of the Cassatt String Quartet. (more...)

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