SOAF2017: New Music Collection 2 - Sun. 11/19 @7pm
Multicultural Sonic Evolution presents
SOUNDS OF ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
Music x Dance x Theatre x New Collaborations!
A Week-long Festival with 7 Different Programs!
at The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Train: E to Court Square - 23rd St. Station
Trains: N, W to Queensboro Plaza Station
Train: 7 to Court Sq. Station (only 3 stops from the Grand Central Station!)
Train: G to Court Sq. Station
Sun. 11/19 @7pm
"New Music Collection 2"
An evening of celebrating the new music performed by Iktus Duo (Chris Graham, percussion & Hristina Blagoeva, flute) in collaboration with composers of Association for the Promotion of New Music and performance by Karisa Antonio and Claire Happel (Oboe and Harp duo) featuring music by Douglas Fisk and more.
TICKETS: General Admission $15 advance / $20 at the door
Seniors & Students with ID $12 advance / $14 at the door
Iktus Duo (flute and percussion) is an ensemble based in New York City that specializes in commissioning, promotion, and educational outreach of new music. The duo has performed at the Con Vivo New Music Series (New Jersey), Bulgarian Consulate in NYC, Spectrum (NYC), Open Sound Series (Boston), Trans Pecos (Queens), JACK Brooklyn, Noon Concert Series (Williamstown, MA), Bates College, NYC Flute Fair, and National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, California.
In 2014, the duo won the Ackerman Chamber Music Competition and performed at the Spring 2014 Stony Brook University Chamber Music Festival. In 2015, the duo were semi-finalists for the Concert Artist Guild Competition in New York City.
Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM) was founded in 1975 by Jacques-Louis Monod as a community of American composers with the purpose of sharing common musical values and creating a network of professional support. APNM fosters the compositional creativity of its members by offering performances of their music, publication services, and promotional visibility.
Douglas Fisk is active as a composer, pianist, and teacher. His music has been performed by members of the New York New Music Ensemble, percussionist Gwendolyn Burgett, baritone Malcolm Merriweather, Sospiro Winds, and Washington Square Winds. He has studied composition with Paul Barsom, Bruce Trinkley, Ezra Laderman, and Martin Bresnick. He received his MM and MMA degrees from the Yale School of Music.
He co-directs the Composers/Pianists Concert Series, a series in which composer/pianists perform their own solo piano works and ensemble pieces with piano. His Impromptu for solo marimba appears on the Gwendolyn Burgett recording: Boomslang: New Music for Marimba. He has received grants from Michigan State University, the Urbana, Illinois Public Arts Commission, and the Queens (NY) Council on the Arts. douglasfiskmusic.com
For nearly a decade, Karisa Antonio and Claire Happel have been introducing audiences to the sounds of harp and oboetwo instruments rarely heard in this combination. Continually working to expand the music available for their unique combination, they received a 2017 New Works Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts to commission a new composition for oboe and harp from composer Douglas Fisk, presented on tonight's program. Oboist Karisa Antonio is a multi-faceted performer, educator and arts program director. An independent performing artist in New York City, Karisa enjoys an active performance schedule focused on chamber music. Her recent recordings can be found on Naxos, EMF, Albany and Carrier record labels. Claire Happel is a versatile musician and dancer. Claire frequently performs with ensembles in Chicago and the Midwest, including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Composers Orchestra, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. www.karisaantonio.com www.clairehappel.com
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MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2017 Full Calendar
Wed. 11/15 @7:30pm "Jazz Night"
Mark Wade Trio & Chris Biesterfeldt Quartet
Thu. 11/16 @7:30pm "Covers & Remixes"
JHMJams & Arcopella
Fri. 11/17 @8pm "Café 1907"
The Pleiades Project, founded by Caroline Miller and Elizabeth Smith, creates new performance opportunities for female artists who wish to express the strength, unique vision, and individuality of their art. These include short films of opera scenes, artist spotlights and unique live events.
Sat. 11/18 @7:30pm "New Music Collection 1"
featuring Dennis Sullivan (with special guest, Brandon Lopez) and Duo Keme (Kenji Haba & Melanie Chirignan, flute)
Sun. 11/19 @1:15pm "Fractals in the Dark"
An exploration of chamber music with dance performed by Artists By Any Other Name
Sun. 11/19 @7pm "New Music Collection 2"
An evening of celebrating the new music performed by Iktus Duo (Chris Graham, percussion & Hristina Blagoeva, flute) in collaboration with composers of Association for the Promotion of New Music and performance by Karisa Antonio and Claire
Happel Ashe (Oboe and Harp duo) featuring music by Douglas Fisk and more.
Mon. 11/20@8pm & Tue. 11/21 @8pm "Inspirations from the East"
Japanese and Chinese-American operas based on true stories and a world premiere of "Neighbor" inspired by "The House of Smells and Noises" from Lee Su Kim's "Sarong Secrets" by Malaysian composer JunYi Chow
The Secret Theatre (View)
44-02 23rd St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
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