Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Discounted tickets for eighth blackbird concert

The Bailey Center at Kennesaw State University would like to offer discounted tickets for the April 2, 2011 eighth blackbird concert to AtlantaComposers.com visitors.

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eighth blackbird
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 8 p.m. | Bailey Center Performance Hall | $30
Grammy Award®-winning sextet eighth blackbird returns to the Bailey Center displaying their
uniquely provocative and engaging performance style. The program will include the world premiere
of How Soon?, a new work by Nico Muhly, featuring the KSU Women╩╝s Chorus. The work was co-commissioned
by eighth blackbird, the KSU School of Music, and the Anima-Young Singers of
Greater Chicago.

The KSU Festival of New Music continues this evening with a free Faculty Composers Concert at 8 p.m., on Friday with residency activities by eighth blackbird and Nico Muhly, and on Saturday with an Analysis Symposium. A complete schedule is at:
http://www.kennesaw.edu/music/bpc/newmusicfestival/


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble: APRIL 6, 2011

To All Our Friends,

The fourth and final concert of the 2010/11 neoPhonia New Music Ensemble season takes place on Wednesday, April 6. If you find yourself in or around the Atlanta area, please join us as we present a concert entitled Odysseia
The evening will feature music composed by Greek and Greek-American composers and is made possible, in part, through funding by the Center for Hellenic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Georgia State University. We are honored to welcome special guest faculty artists from Thessaloniki, Greece Nevart-Veron Galileas (flute) and Theofilos Sotiriadis (saxophone) as well as GSU faculty artists W. Dwight Coleman (baritone), Christos Galileas, (violin), Ken Long (clarinet) and Brandt Fredriksen (piano). 

DATE: Wednesday, April 6
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Kopleff Recital Hall 
FREE ADMISSION!

PROGRAM:

Theodore ANTONIOU / Celebration XV for flute, alto sax, violin & piano 
George TSONTAKIS / Three Sighs, Three Variations for violin & piano
Elainie LILLIOS / Veiled Resonance for solo soprano saxophone and electronics
Nickitas DEMOS / An Empty Blouse for baritone, flute, clarinet, violin & piano

As always, you can meet and greet some of the composers and all the performers at a reception following the concert sponsored by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) !

For directions to the Kopleff Recital Hall visit: http://www.music.gsu.edu/locations.aspx. For more information, visit www.music.gsu.edu  or call 404.413.5901

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

KSU Festival of New Music



















Student Composers Recital
Monday, March 28, 2011 | 8 p.m. | Bailey Center Performance Hall | Free
New works by students from Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology will be featured.

Faculty Composers Recital
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | 8 p.m. | Bailey Center Performance Hall | Free
Featuring compositions from the faculties of Kennesaw State, Georgia State, and Georgia Tech, including Robert Cronin, Nickitas Demos, Drew Dolan, Jason Freeman, Jen Mitchell, and Laurence Sherr.

Residency with eighth blackbird and Nico Muhly
Friday, April 1, 2011

Chamber Ensemble Coaching
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Bailey Center Performance Hall
Members of eighth blackbird will coach KSU students in chamber music performance.

Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
2 – 3:30 p.m. | Wilson Building, Room 103
Member of eighth blackbird and Nico Muhly will discuss topics related to modern chamber music performance.

Discussion Session with Composers
4 – 5:30 p.m. | Wilson Building, Room 103
Composer Nico Muhly hosts a discussion session aimed at composers
and composition.

Analysis Symposium
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Wilson Building, Room 103
Music theorists Benjamin Wadsworth, Yayoi Everett, and Mark McFarland present their research on modern music.

eighth blackbird
Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 8 p.m. | Bailey Center Performance Hall
Grammy Award®-winning sextet eighth blackbird returns to the Bailey Center displaying their uniquely provocative and engaging performance style. The program will include the world premiere of “How Soon?”, a new work Nico Muhly, featuring the combined KSU Women’s Chorus and Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra Chorus. The work was co-commissioned by eighth blackbird, the KSU School of Music, and the Anima-Young Singers of Greater Chicago.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bent Frequency Presents "Art Imitates Life Imitates Art"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Kopleff Recital Hall, GSU
FREE ADMISSION!


Program:

David CRUMB - "Awakening"
Josh LEVINE - "Transparency I"
John DRUMHELLER - "The View from Dead Horse Point"
Ben STONAKER - "Back Jump"
Hubert HO - "A Dangerous Game of Hide and Seek"

Featuring:
Sarah Kruser Ambrose, flute
Jan Berry Baker, saxophone
Tania Maxwell Clements, viola
Amanda Pepping, trumpet
Stuart Gerber, percussion
Peter Marshall, piano
Robert J. Ambrose, conductor

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Adam Scott Neal & Friends - CD Release Show - 3/19/11

I am releasing a short album/EP titled FULL CIRCLE, which features my hip-hop/electronic tracks overlayed with solos written by Atlanta composer-performers Nicole Randall Chamberlain, Margie Deeb, Darren Nelsen, Jason Passmore, and Jason Pellett. This event will feature an eclectic mix of performances culminating with the first public listening of this genre-bending experiment. I hope you all can join us!


KAVARNA
707 E Lake Dr, Decatur
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 9PM
FREE!



on the bill:

Stuart Gerber and Craig Dongoski will present a portion of their new multidisciplinary collaboration "Surface Resonance"

Morningside Chamber Musicians will play a few pieces for woodwind trio, including Tim Jansa's "Morning Sides"

Darren Nelsen will be rocking out with his prog/fusion band GRAVITY MACHINE


These will be brief 20ish-minute sets before the listening party (album clocks in just under 30 minutes).

Bring your homies!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Hopewell Middle School Symphonic Band Premieres New Work

Hopewell Middle School Symphonic Band under the direction of Audrey Murphy commissioned Nicole Chamberlain to write a piece to be performed at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis later this month. They will be giving a preview concert and premiering the work in Alpharetta, GA this Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 8 at 7pm
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church
69 N Main St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Here are the program notes written by my sister Joell Greco, who is an author soon to be published:

"Hopewell" was commissioned by Hopewell Middle School's Symphonic Band directed by Audrey Murphy located in Milton, Georgia. The connotations of the school's namesake gave an opportunity to convey a realization that a generation of young people is growing up in an age of uncertainty and that hope is often a seed that is rarely planted. Like most developing minds of today’s era, a situation where the possible positive ending to a seemingly dramatic and life changing problem is all but possible to them. Most do not see that hope is a ray of brilliant light that often breaks the most foreboding thundering clouds of life even at the last moments of a crossroads. The movements of rhythm and volume weaved within this piece reflect that the very mindset of those who only see the darkness of a situation can often find the glimmer of hope to hold onto at the very end for to have the hope of peace, the hope of cures, and the hope of a better life is something that all children deserve the right to have.

Sonic Generator Concert

Sonic Generator Presents “Something Old, Something New…”

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street.

Concert begins at 8 p.m.
Reception to follow

free admission

Georgia Tech’s chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator, features music by Philip Glass, Gil Weinberg, Milton Babbitt, Randall Woolf, Daniel Wohl, and Charles Amirkhanian in a free performance in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center. The concert explores the power of words and images to reframe musical experiences and performances.

More info at http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu/upcoming_concerts/wednesday-march-16-2011.html.