Composer and musician (Japanese flutes and taiko drums) Kaoru Watanabe in concert with Satoshi Takeishi, National Sawdust artist-in-resident Alicia Hall Moran, Fumi Tanakadate and Sayun Chang. The program will feature compositions from Watanabe’s upcoming album, Néo as well as a re-working of Beyoncé’s Run The World (Girls) conceived of by Moran for a Whitney Museum residency.
Ivan “Melon” Lewis quartet is a cuban band that combine the very traditional and most contemporary cuban music. Performing well-known songs as well as original compositions, the group travel through different sounds and harmonies while keep a strong link with their cuban roots.
Festival of Colors: Holi NYC is a joyous celebration of the coming of spring. It is a day of revelry full of bands, DJs, delicious food, and great people. It is a time when social barriers collapse, and all are united in joyful celebration. It is a time to throw vibrantly colored powder at your friends and strangers, and dance together as one huge colorful mass of beautiful people.
Chris Grymes presents an evening of works in celebration of the life of Steven Stucky. The program will include performances of music that inspired, and was inspired by, the composer, including works by Brahms, Debussy, Lutoslawski, Harold Meltzer, Bartók, James Matheson and two world premieres written for this occasion by David Ludwig and Christopher Stark.
New music, old magic. If genre-defying music was a genre, Ljova and the Kontraband would probably defy that too. For if bringing together influences from classical, klezmer, tango, jazz and Gypsy music has been done before, nobody does it quite like this.
Galactic jam, industrial exotique. all-star improv ensemble in-the-round.
Come hang as they hang, musically.
Hosted and curated by Esa-Pekka Salonen, “The Messiaen Connection” explores Messiaen’s singular voice and its impact on generations of composers to follow.
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