December 2013 Calendar of Events
Thursday December 5th
Michael Burdi Oud
Jerome Burdi percussion
Connor Martin sarangi
Jeff Campoli percussion
Jarvis Earnshaw sitar
Baharat is a band from Brooklyn who play music influenced by Eastern cultures. Common among those cultures is the use of mircotones not found in Western music and sympathetic strings that resonate without being played directly.
From the Middle East: oud, an Arabic lute ancestor to the guitar; frame drum and darbuka, a drum in the goblet family popular in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
From India: the sarangi, a short-necked bowed instrument known for resembling the human voice and the sitar, perhaps the most recognizable Indian instrument.
Baharat seeks to expose the listener to music which provides a sound that is both familiar to the cultures they borrow from and unique unto itself.
Friday December 6th
Saturday December 7th
FLUTRONIX Birthday Bash!
It’s our favorite time of year: birthday time! Come out and celebrate with us at our Birthday Bash Concert
Flutronix is Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, two blazing young flutists who share their combined influences and aspirations to create a new kind of music greater than the sum of its creators.
Their multiple roles as composers, performers and producers has moved them to collaborate with artists and ensembles from different realms and disciplines, including electronic music sensation Dan Deacon, hip-hop producer Ski Beatz and the International Contemporary Ensemble.
Much sought after as clinicians and educators, Flutronix has presented and lectured for the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, the New York Flute Club, the Atlanta Flute Club and other institutions across the country.
8pm Cover $10
Thursday December 12th
CRE.ART PROJECT ENSEMBLE
Presents: Paris a.m.
Cre.Art Project Ensemble begins the 2013/14 season with performances of Paris a.m., a production that explores how the city of Paris and its artists inspired the age of Impressionism. The show will interweave visual projections and actors reciting French poetry within the chamber music of Debussy, Roussel, and Pierne.
“a new ensemble devoted to multidisciplinary events” TIME OUT, NY Embarking on its first full season in New York City, the innovative Spanish-based group ofmultidisciplinary artists will collaborate with seasoned local musicians, dancers, and visual artists to present five new productions. From December 10 to May 27, Cre.Art Project Ensemble will appear in thirteen performances at the Cervantes Institute, Gershwin Hotel, DiMenna Center, Chain Theater, National Opera America Center, and Spectrum.
Cre.Art Project Ensemble’s artist roster is led by director and flutist Guillermo Laporta, and includes pianist Josefina Urraca, violist Nathan Schram, cellist Yves Dharamraj, harpist, Megan Levin, resident composer Marcos Fernandez, and has featured guest artists bandoneonist Juan Pablo Jofre, dancers Yung- Li Chen and Eve Chang among others.
From its origins in Madrid, Cre.Art Project has appeared at leading venues and festivals across Europe,receiving critical acclaim and garnering top prizes at the INJUVE 08 Chamber Music Competition in Madrid, the 2007 Montehermoso Contemporary Creation Award, and the 2010 Promete Foundation Talent Award.
Now, on the heels of its successful New York-debut performance this past August, for which Time Out lauded the production as “a new ensemble devoted to multidisciplinary events” with a handful of very sharp freelance musicians,” Cre.Art Project Ensemble is eager to promote their dynamic mission and establish its ongoing presence in New York City with its first full season.
Work: Serenade Op. 30 by Albert Roussel.
Work: Sonata for Flute, Viola y Harp by Claude Debussy
Work: Voyage au pays du Tendre by Gabriel Pierné
Keir GoGwilt, Violin
Nathan Schram, Viola
Yves R Dharamraj, Cello
Guillermo Laporta, Flute
Jane Yoon, Harp
8pm Cover $5
Friday December 13th