Friends and Neighbors

October means: Incredible Shows in New York City! Happy to blast some friends and associates:

Ivan Ilić is in town, doing three shows at Bargemusic. I’ll be there Saturday night to see the “meditative” set of Scott Wollschleger and others. Great pianist, great rep.

Friday 11 October 2019, 7:00 PM

Hans Otte (1926-2007)
The Book of Sounds (1979-1982)

Saturday 12 October 2019, 6:00 PM

Keeril Makan (b. 1972, US)
Capture Sweetness (2018)

Scott Wollschleger (b. 1980, US)
Music without Metaphor (2013)
Gas Station Canon Song (2017/18)
Lyric Fragment (2019, premiere)

Melaine Dalibert (b. 1979, France)
Litanie (2019, premiere)
Danse (2019, premiere)
Percolations (2019, US premiere)
Etude II (2019, US premiere)

& works by Debussy and Satie

Sunday 13 October 2019, 4:00 PM

Symphony no 44 in E minor
Transcribed for solo piano by C.D. Stegmann

Antoine Reicha
4 Fugues from Opus 97 Etudes

Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus 13 “Pathétique”

Friday, tomorrow, I’ll be checking out some Theremin Noir with Rob Schwimmer, Uri Caine, and Mark Feldman at Greenwich Music School. Part of the intriguing Progressive Chamber Music Festival.

Thursday, Oct 10 @ 7PM
Third Reality (Lisa Hoppe, Tal Yahalom, Charlotte Greve)
Pascals Triangle (Pascal Le Boeuf, Martin Nevin, Peter Kronreif )
Shoko Nagai & Satoshi Takeishis VORTEX

Friday, Oct 11 @ 7PM
Sirius Quartet
For Living Lovers (Brandon Ross & Stomu Takeishi)
Theremin Noir (Rob Schwimmer, Mark Feldman, Uri Caine)

Next week, I will sadly be unable to attend the premiere of Alvin Singleton’s String Quartet No. 4. Hallelujah Anyhow (what a title!). Related DTM: Interview with Alvin Singleton. 

Mario Davidovsky: String Trio
Julian Carrillo: String Quartet no. 10
Alvin Singleton: Hallelujah Anyhow CMA Commission WORLD PREMIERE
Matthew Greenbaum: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry for baritone and string quartet WORLD PREMIERE, text by Walt Whitman

Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 pm
Americas Society
680 Park Ave., NYC
Free admission

A week from Sunday, another great pianist, Jason Hardnik, returns to town in a program honoring the Concord Sonata. Composer Jason Eckardt has written a piece combining original music with reimagined passages from the sonata, commissioned expressly to commemorate its centennial. H’mm! I’ll be there. Related DTM: Write It All Down.


Ives: Selected Studies
Jason Eckardt a melody which the air had strained (World Premiere)
Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord Mass., 1840-60
(with Claire Chase, flute)

SUN, OCT 20, 2019, 7:00 PM
National Sawdust