Composers Concordance Presents Pianos, Poems, & Paintings
Composers Concordance Presents
Pianos, Poems, & Paintings,
a Multidisciplinary Event
Combining Three P’s of Creativity
Saturday, October 8th @ Kostabi World
For Immediate Release – New York, NY – On October 8th at 7pm at Kostabi World, Composers Concordance presents a multidisciplinary event combining three P’s of creativity:
‘Pianos, Poems, & Paintings’.
The program features composers, pianists, poets, and painters, inspired in their creative processes by one another’s work. Piano virtuoso Geoffrey Burleson premieres Gene Pritsker’s composition ‘Double Impressions and Stroke’, inspired by a painting of the same title by German-American artist Rainer Gross. Composer-pianist Debra Kaye performs her ‘Ukraine 2022’, together with Roger Aplon, whose poetry inspired the music. Pianist Carlton Holmes premieres Sophie Dunér’s ‘Rabbits on Wall Street’, featuring the composer’s own original canvases, and new verses they inspired poet Robert C. Ford to write and recite.
Pianos, Poems, & Paintings
Saturday, October 8
225 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10011
$20 in advance; $30 at the door
Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Dan Cooper, Sophie Dunér, Geoffrey Burleson, Carlton Holmes, Debra Kaye, Stefania de Kenessey, Mark Kostabi, Gene Pritsker, Dina Pruzhansky
Geoffrey Burleson, Carlton Holmes, Dina Pruzhansky, Donna Weng Friedman, Jai Jeffryes, Debra Kaye, Mark Kostabi: piano; Teresa Motherway, Robert C Ford, Roger Aplon: Recitation
Roger Aplon, William Blake, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Cynthia Cook, Sophie Dunér, Robert C Ford,
Ranier Gross, Stefania de Kenessey, Mark Kostabi, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Sylvia Plath,
Jaime Sabines, Oscar Wilde.
Staying in rotation for 39 years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past but also an ethic of keeping one’s ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, and Seth Boustead. Composers Concordance has also created a Naxos-distributed record label: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. Composers Concordance’s overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
“Composers Concordance..a veritable New York new music institution of concerts, album production and multiple ensembles under a sweeping, tenacious brand, thriving on the emulsion of contemporary classical, free improv, jazz and rock, overt humor and fearless political statements, all very much in evidence..The ensemble..was masterful throughout.”- John Pietaro, The New York City Jazz Record
“An unwavering force in giving composers exposure through concert bookings and its own record label, the intrepid new-music organization Composers Concordance” – The Brooklyn Rail
“The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way….ingenious fun” – Classical-Modern Music Review
“Enterprising new music organization” – The New York Times
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