American Chamber Ensemble Presents Music by Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Russ
The critically-acclaimed American Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of Music by Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Russ on Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 PM at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th St. (between Columbus Avenue & Broadway) in Manhattan.
This concert will feature music by ACE's Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Russ, including the U.S. Premiere of Koch-aine for piano, violin, cello, III. Awake from his Songs for Waking for soprano, clarinet and piano, Team Effort for clarinet, violin and piano, Sonata for two clarinets and piano, House for violin and piano and Through the Window for soprano, cello and piano. Leonard Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano will also be presented.
Performers will be clarinetist Naomi Drucker, pianist Marilyn Lehman, with soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino, violinist Eriko Sato and cellist Laurinel Owen. Guest Artist will be clarinetist Stanley Drucker. Special guest will be composer Jonathan Russ.
Jonathan Russ is an emerging composer with a unique voice, blending contemporary concert music with elements of indie rock and musical theater. He is the winner of the 2014 MA-ASTA Composer's Competition for his piece House and is participating in the New Music On The Point Festival, Cortona Sessions, SoundSCAPE Festival, and Atlantic Music Festival this Summer. A native Long Islander, Jonathan is currently pursuing a Masters at The Boston Conservatory, studying with Andy Vores, and has studied privately with Dalit Warshaw. More about him at http://www.jonathanrussmusic.com/bio/.
The American Chamber Ensemble explores the great chamber music literature for clarinet and piano in combination with strings, woodwinds and voice and presents performances featuring world-class artists. ACE consists of the finest freelance musicians in the New York area and has been cited by critics for their superb presentations of chamber masterworks. Their latest CDs on Elysium are American Clarinet Treasures, featuring core members of ACE performing works by George Kleinsinger, Virgil Thomson, Daniel Gregory Mason, Elliott Carter, Douglas Moore and Gary Schocker, with guest artist Stanley Drucker and The American Chamber Ensemble Plays Peter Schickele, which features five of this modern master's most important chamber works. For the latest ACE concert listings, updates and information, log on to http://americanchamberensemble.com/.
Christ and St. Stephen's Church (View)
122 W 69th Street
New York, NY 10023
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