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US Premiere: "Complex Identities" by Rohan Chander
8:00 PM20:00

US Premiere: "Complex Identities" by Rohan Chander

NYU Composers Collective is hosting a concert that features the world premiere of Rohan Chander’s “Complex Identities”: What’s Left Unanswered and a US Premiere of “I.” for Piano Trio.

Lucy Yao (Piano)

Isabella Constanza (Violin)

Frederick Renaud (Cello)

NYU 303 at 8pm.

Free admission!

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BOSTON: Contemporary works by African voices
8:00 PM20:00

BOSTON: Contemporary works by African voices

Boston Conservatory Contemporary Classical Music Ensemble: contraBAND presents African Voices in Contemporary Music.

AYO OGUNRANTI: “African Rhythms”
JOSHUA UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Ukom”
KEVIN VOLANS: “Walking Song”
UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Illulu”
VIMBAYI KAZIBONI: “Two Folk Songs from Zimbabwe”
UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Egwu Amala”
HAMZA EL DIN: “Escalay”

Vimbayi Kaziboni, conductor

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy: silence | visible
5:00 PM17:00

Emerald Necklace Conservancy: silence | visible

silence | visible is a 7 minute work composed and directed by Lucy Yao for quartet with flutes and voices specifically written in response to Fujiko Malaya’s fog sculptures. The piece aims to collaborate with Fog and its amorphous qualities and engage in a dialogue with nature’s fluctuating variables. Fog, which blurs boundaries between the beginning and end, inspired silence | visible to explore the cycles of life that are present in nature, and a wish to relinquish control to the uncertainty of the “how”, and “when”, and more on events as they are happening at that moment. At any given day, nature can give shape to the fog depending on variables that are completely controlled by climate. In this live performance, layers of sound form around the sculpture in an on-site specific work by pianist and composer Lucy Yao.

This project is performed as a response to Fujiko Nakaya’s FOGxFlo at the Franklin Park Ruins. Listeners are welcome to walk into the dense mass of sound and fog to experience the work. silence | visible is made possible by the Berklee Interdisciplinary Institute and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. 
And of course, it would not be possible without the help and collaboration with performers Rose Hegele, Morgan Gates, Antonina January, and Caroline Shaffer!

There will be two performances of this multi-disciplinary work on Sunday October 28 afternoon at 5:00 and 5:15 PM at Fog x Island, Olmsted Park. Fog x Island is one of the five fog installation sites and can be found at 56 Pond Avenue, Brookline 02445. Further directions can be found here:

Information on the project can be found here (the time needs to be updated on the site):

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BLACKSTAR Bowie Orchestra// VT
7:30 PM19:30

BLACKSTAR Bowie Orchestra// VT

"The truth is, of course, is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time."  —David Bowie

Evan Ziporyn, conductor
Maya Beiser, cello
Featuring the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Contemporary Music Players

Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

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2:30 PM14:30

Lucy Yao wsg Strangers in a Room

Combining styles and genres that are music that could not be further apart, classically trained pianist Lucy Yao brings a program varying from 18-th century chromatic fugues to the distortion of 15 pianos being recorded simultaneously playing back, to the architecture of spider webs, back to the venetian-inspired barcarolle. The program will feature the New York-based interdisciplinary collective, "Strangers in a Room" with dancers Moscelyne Parkeharrison and Barry Gans in a world premiere of "Threshold" (2018) for music and dance by Trey Makler. 

His music draws from a broad spectrum of techniques, influences, and experiences to craft deeply moving and expressive pieces ranging from tonal to experimental. This eclecticism allows Makler a flexible approach to creating, with his process constantly changing from piece to piece. He especially enjoys collaborating closely with musicians and artists from all disciplines in an effort to break from the traditional solitude that comes with being a composer.

Manhattan School of Music in Bossi-Comelli Studio

Admittance: Free

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to Dec 13

Ravel in the Rain Benefit Concert!

The Danish Academy of Music and Manhattan School of Music bring to you a pre-concert lecture, a concert experience of the Hocking Trio, and a jam session! In the KoncertKirken, a former church converted into a concert venue, the Trio will play contemporary, romantic, and the masterpiece: Ravel Trio in A minor. 

Program to include pieces for solo piano, violin/piano, Piano Trio, Piano Trio w/ electronics, free improvisation w/ electronics. 

Debussy Reflets dans l'eau

Brahms Violin Sonata D minor

James Mobberley Phenomena

    -Web: Chromatic Spirals

    -Peace Study

    -Primus Inter Pares

Ravel Trio

Chopin Barcarolle

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8:00 PM20:00

Copenhagen International Piano Festival

Enjoy a six-hand chamber performance of Schnittke as part of the first Copenhagen International Piano Festival at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Free.

WHERE: Royal Danish Academy of Music ; Rosenørns Allé 22, 1970 Frederiksberg. 

Schnittke: Hommage a Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Hands: Nadia Okrusko, Kendzi Tanaka, Lucy Yao


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to Oct 13

24 Hour Concert Challenge

7 Composers. 21 Musicians. 7 Pieces of Music composed, rehearsed, and performed in 24 hours. 

Taken from the Manhattan School of Music's concept of the concert, Lucy Yao has started the first 24 Hour Concert Challenge as a way to bring performers of different training and backgrounds in collaboration with the composers of the Royal Danish Academy of Music. The composers come in without any written material and meet with the performers at the beginning of the 24 hours. From there on, it is up to them to decide how to structure their compositional process and rehearsals. This is an experiment to see what composers are capable of when they are pushed past their limits to the point of breaking down boundaries of judgment that ordinarily come when there is time to do so. This is a space free from the rigorous expectations and constraints that most classical musicians face daily. This is what happens when chance is taken as the only constant.

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