Monday, October 4, 2010


MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

Thursday, October 7, 8 PM
Sungpil Kim, piano
Performing works by Chopin, Isang Yun, Beethoven
Praised as “…finely controlled…varied colour as well as weight of tone, and touches of drama…magic in its atmosphere, individuality and poise along with considerable technical finesse,” by International Piano Magazine.  Sungpil has won top prizes in six national competitions in Seoul; he gave recitals as part of the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation’s Prodigy Concert Series; was a runner-up in New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artists Audition, and was invited to give a solo performance in the Final round at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ).

TICKETS: Free admission; we suggest a $10 donation.  Join us for a post-concert wine reception.

Singpil will also perform on Thursday, October 14.

Friday, October 8, 8 & 9:30 PM
Patrick Breiner, tenor saxophone; Dustin Carlson, guitar; Cody Brown, drums
Paduco ain't your Grand-pappie's bass-less saxophone trio. They take what the Paul Motian Trio did, grab it by the suspenders and teach it to base jump. With influences as varied as Brad Shepik, Andrew Hill and Evan Parker, Paduco mates raw firepower with the controlled chaos of odd meter whirlpools and the tenderness of a proud papa penguin. At the beginning of a tune, they'll make you want to punch your best friend in the mouth. By the end, they'll make you feel bad about it.


Saturday, October 9, 8 & 9:30 PM
Anat Fort Trio — And If CD Release Concert
Anat Fort: piano; Gary Wang: double-bass; Roland Schneider: drums
And If is the second ECM album from Anat Fort. Six years ago, the Israeli pianist set up a New York recording session with Perry Robinson, Ed Schüller and Paul Motian. Touched by the musical outcome, Motian recommended the project to Manfred Eicher and the recording was mixed and issued as the wryly-titled A Long Story on ECM in 2007.

In the Jewish Times, Geoffrey Himes wrote, “Anat Fort is not the first person to discover that you can understand your homeland from a distance in ways you never could while living there. But she has translated those insights into compositions and arrangements marking her as one of the most promising pianists in jazz.”
And If carries puts the focus on Anat’s regular trio with Gary Wang and Roland Schneider, a group which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary as a working band. They have hundreds of concerts behind them, yet And If is the first recorded documentation of their trio playing.

TICKETS: $20 general/$10 students

Sunday, October 10, 7 PM
When Worlds Collide: A t3N International CD Release Party
Gypsy Poetry, the debut EP from t3N (pronounced “ten”) is a marriage of American Folk singer-songwriter ‘Sahffi’,  Sudanese Rocker ‘Mosno’, and Urban Soul/Jazz singer ‘Avon’ (Marc Avon Evans), over house/lounge grooves by African producer N’Dinga Gaba of Global Diplomacy.

TICKETS: $15 general/$10 students

Monday, October 11, 8 PM
Hank Levy Legacy Band
TRUMPETS: Don Junker/Frank Gorecki/Chris Hutton/David James/John Lamkin
TROMBONES: Greg Boyer/Charlie Doherty/Tedd Wilson/Jeff Danchenko/Bernard Robier
SAXOPHONES: Eric Wetzel Alto 1/Jack Sharretts Alto 2/Tom Crawford Tenor 1/Bob Krieger Tenor 2/Sam Fine Bari
RHYTHM—PIANO: Phil Heiliger / BASS: Ann Marlowe / GUITAR: Jough Loosmore / DRUMS: Steve Ashcraft

Hank Levy came of age in the 1940s, when big bands crisscrossed the country playing one-nighters, and when people in Baltimore and other cities regularly went out dancing in nightclubs and ballrooms. There were many excellent bands in the area staffed by musicians in the armed forces and musicians and ideas circulated freely among these groups. Levy was part of this milieu (he attended the Navy School of Music during his three-year hitch) and took full advantage of it in his later career as a teacher, composer, and bandleader.

TICKETS: $9 adults and $5 students

The Hank Levy Legacy Band will also perform on April 11, 2011, and July 11, 2011!

Thursday, October 14, 8 PM
Sungpil Kim, piano
Performing works by Isang Yun, Kirchner, Chopin, Haydn, Bartok
TICKETS: Free admission; we suggest a $10 donation. Join us for a wine reception following the concert.

Sungpil is also performing on Thursday, October 7.

Friday, October 15, 8 PM
Master clarinetist Allan Ware with pianist Wolfgang Mechsner
Ware/Mechsner Duo plays recent work of composer Daniel Carney No. 34 (a…e) Duo for Basset Horn and Piano (2009)
Allan Ware studied clarinet at the Peabody Conservatory with Ignatius Gennusa, then with Donald Oehler at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he received his Master's degree. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant for two years to study with Prof. Jost Michaels in Detmold, Germany. He is the winner of numerous prizes in international music competitions.  He is the editor of the Boehm-System version Jost Michaels´ “Systematic Method for Clarinet Finger Technique”, published in 2001 by Zimmermann Musikverlag in Frankfurt.

Wolfgang Mechsner is a multi-faceted musician. He is not only an experienced chamber musician and Lied accompanist in the classical realm, he also applies himself intensely to jazz. In addition, he is the author of books on musicological and pedagogical subjects.

TICKETS: $12/$5 students