Peri Mauer To Premiere SHADOW LAKE String Quartet
On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 7PM, composer Peri Mauer will present the world premiere of her newly composed string quartet, Shadow Lake, at St. Peter's Church, located at 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St. in NYC. It will be performed by the Klang String Quartet, with Gregor Kitzis and Whitney LaGrange violin, Kim Foster, viola, and Kate Dillingham, cello. Also on the program are works by David See, Debra Kaye, Kevin McCarter, Dary John Mizelle, Carl Kanter, Craig Slon, and David Picton. The concert, presented by the New York Composers Circle, is part of the monthlong 2017 Composers Now Festival. There is a suggested donation of $20; students free. A reception follows the concert.
PERI MAUER was born and raised in NYC where she currently resides. She holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Bard College and is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art in NYC. Her music has received performances in Bargemusic's Here and Now Winter and Labor Day Festivals, New York Composers Circle Concerts of New Music at Symphony Space, LeFrak Performing Arts Center, St. Peter's Church and St. Mark's Church, Music With A View Festival at the Flea Theater for which she also served as cellist and conductor, Composers Concordance Composers Play Composers Festival, Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music in Bowdoin, ME, NYU Composers Forum, among others. Most recently her commissioned orchestral work All Along the Heights was premiered by the Jackson Heights Orchestra to critical acclaim, and just last week the revised version of her flute, harp, marimba trio Pixeliance was performed at Vassar College in harpist's Ashley Jackson's Electric Lady concert series. A recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards, she is honored to have been awarded a grant from New Music USA for the premiere of her orchestral work Illuminations of the Night by the New York Repertory Orchestra and Life on Earth for chamber ensemble for Music With a View. She also recently received a commission from the Music Department of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts to compose a piece for the LaGuardia Junior Band, resulting in her symphonic band work Red Sky. Other recent premieres include A Little New Year's Flair performed by Blair McMillan in Bargemusic's Here and Now Winter Festival, At Home With Allen Ginsberg: Five Songs for Baritone & Piano performed by baritone Daniel Neer and pianist Christopher Berg, Trumpet Trio, premiered in Music From Good Shepherd Concert Series, among others. Also a professional cellist, Ms. Mauer has worked with such groups as American Symphony Orchestra, Encompass New Opera Theater, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, NYU Contemporary Players, American Chamber Opera, among many others, and can be seen playing her cello in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning Amazon TV series Mozart in the Jungle.
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