Tribeca New Music 2016 Festival to Conclude Season with Violinist Mary Rowell, 6/26

The Tribeca New Music 2016 Festival concludes its season with Tribeca Monster violinist Mary Rowell (a founding member of the string quartet ETHEL) celebrating some of her favorite new and recent works. Ms. Rowell leads a high-caliber group of musicians performing works by Don Byron, Annie Gosfield, Andrew Norman, Tony Scott, and Jacob TV, with a world premiere by Preston Stahly, and NYC premiere by a rising young composer, Grant Luhmann. The concert takes place at nancy manocherian's - the cell, 338 West 23rd Street (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.) in NYC, on Sunday, June 26 at 4PM. range in price from $15 to $35. For details and to buy tickets, please go to tribecanewmusic.org.

An intense violinist who has played a prominent role in the new-music and alternative rock scenes for more than 20 years.... Extraordinarily skilled and passionate" -New York Times Says TNM Director Preston Stahly, "Mary is a stunning force of nature in both her musicianship and composer advocacy through commissions and collaborations. When the Festival was founded back in 2001, Mary was one of the first to embrace our mission and programming. In this concert she curates a program that celebrates some of her favorite composers and performers."

Violinist Mary Rowell is equally at ease on the stage of Lincoln Center and in grunge rock clubs. As a soloist she has appeared with the National Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York Chamber Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, and many others on traditional and electric violin. Mary Rowell has also performed and recorded with notables Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Billy Joel, John Lurie, and Todd Rundgren, to name a few. She is a founding member of the string quartet ETHEL, and is currently the concertmaster of both the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and the Palm Beach Pops.

"For this concert I have invited Ashley Bathgate, cello; Eleonor Sandresky, piano; and Andrew Sterman, winds, to join me in celebrating the music of some of my favorite composers. We'll start with Annie Gosfield's Cranks and Cactus Needles. Andrew will perform The Garden of Love by good friend Jacob TV. Eleonor Sandresky plays Shattered Apparitions of the West Wind, also by Annie Gosfield, and Ashley Bathgate will play Andrew Norman's For Ashley from the Bach Unwound series. The program continues with a quartet version of Basquiat by Don Byron, Improvisation (a duo for clarinet and cello) by Tony Scott, and the world premiere of Taffrail for violin and piano by TNM artistic/ executive director Preston Stahly. Last but not least, we'll present this year's TNM Young Composer Competition winner Grant Luhmann as I perform the NYC premiere of his beautiful violin and soundtrack piece Arborea. Let's Celebrate!" -M.R.



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