Composers Concordance Presents ‘Ludwig’s Night Out’

  • Birdland Jazz Club (Theater) 315 West 44th Street NYC
  • March 16, 2023
    8:30 pm

“Music is like a dream, one that I cannot hear” – Ludwig van Beethoven

For Immediate Release – New York, NY – On March 16th at 8:30pm, Composers Concordance presents the program ‘Ludwig’s Night Out’. World-renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers will join the eclectic band Sound Liberation in a program inspired by Gene Pritsker’s composition ‘Ludwig’s Night Out’. The idea of this composition is that Beethoven has a night out on the town while his Sonata No. 4 (for violin & piano) is echoing in his mind. As he goes from club to club (jazz, rock, metal, techno, and reggae), the music reflects each of those styles. The event will also feature the premieres of Pritsker’s ‘So Very Expressive’, based on the 2nd movement of the Spring Sonata, and ‘Ludwiglied’ inspired by a poem of Erik T. Johnson, as well as music by Dan Cooper, Jay Rodriguez Sierra, Yayoi Ikawa, David Gotay, and Laurence Goldman. The all-star band includes Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Wayne DuMaine, trumpet; Jay Rodriguez Sierra, sax/flute; Gene Pritsker, guitar/rap; Yayoi Ikawa, piano; Laurence Goldman, bass; David Cossin, drums; and featuring Adriana Valdés, voice and Erik T. Johnson, recitation.