MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
FOUR MEN & THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM: A SORDID TALE
(as sung by the Peabody Cabaret Class)
Wednesday, May 4, 7:30 PM
TICKETS: $12 general admission/$5 students
Cabaret artist Jennifer Blades leads students from the Peabody Institute's Cabaret Class in songs from the Great American Songbook to the Beatles and Pink. Featuring vocalists Allison Clendaniel, Peter Drackley, Erica Hamby, Kerry Holohan, Zoe Kanter, Michael Maliakel, Joann Moorer, William Schaller, Elisabeth Slaten, Jocelyn Thomas, and Melissa Wimbish with pianist John Williams.
CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC
Friday, May 6, 7:30 PM
TICKETS: $12 general/$10 students
Dr. M. Narmadha, violin; Rajna Swaminathan, percussion
In this special collaboration, Dr. M. Narmadha, a renowned violinist from India, and Rajna Swaminathan, an upcoming Indian-American mrudangam (South Indian drum) artist, cross boundaries in a delicate balance of tradition and innovation. In the first part of the concert, Narmadha plays in the traditional Carnatic (South Indian classical) style. In the second part, Narmadha switches to the Hindustani classical style. In the final piece, Rajna is on piano, in a dynamic exchange with the violin.
Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on the floor to enjoy this musical experience.
ROBERTA PIKET TRIO
Saturday, May 7, 8 & 9:30 PM
Roberta Piket, piano; Cameron Brown, bass; Billy Mintz, drums
Pianist/composer Roberta Piket is one of a handful of New York musicians who is respected for both her swinging and inventive straight-ahead jazz playing as well as her powerful and sensitive work in creative improvised music. For Roberta, there are no genre boundaries, only good music to be made.
Link to this video about their new CD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82_FCOiZCKE&feature=youtube_gdata_player
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION: an afternoon of Chinese Folk and Classical music
Sunday, May 8, 2 PM
The concert is free; we suggest a $10 donation. Join us for a post-concert reception.
Crystal Zhang performs the Yellow River Piano Concerto (solo piano), 10 year-old Jennifer Song performs Drums for Harvest and Dances of Yao People on the Chinese Zither
Watch Jennifer performing on the Chinese Zither on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAhxiHJLaHo
Bring your mother and reserve your tickets early. It will be a full house!
MOTHER’S DAY AT THE WALTERS ART MUSEUM
POULENC TRIO AND SPECIAL GUESTS
Sunday, May 8, 6 PM
TICKETS: $15 general /$10 students; a wine reception will follow the concert.
The Poulenc Trio and special guests will perform at the Walters Art Museum on Mother’s Day, May 8, to celebrate spring with a concert of music by Latin American composers. The Trio will be joined by special guest percussionist Barry Dove, who will perform with the Trio on traditional instruments acquired during his musical journeys to Cuba, Africa, and around the world. The program will include music by Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, Cuban jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera, and a suite of Tangos by Mexican-American composer Enrique Carlos Medina. Tap your toes to the sounds of Sonidos!
DUO FRITZ (violin & guitar)
Tuesday, May 10, 8 PM
Free admission; we suggest a $10 donation. A wine reception will be held following the concert.
Colin Sorgi, violin, Jonathan Godfrey, guitar
Performing the World Premiere of Roger Zare’s Fight or Flight (2010) and works by Jacques Ibert, Niccolo Paganini, Joaquin Nin, David Smooke and Astor Piazolla.
Watch Duo Fritz on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2tgE0l1TPg
Duo Fritz formed in 2010 and have since established themselves as a leading ensemble in the violin and guitar duo genre. Under the guidance of renowned teachers Ernesto Bittetti and Jaime Laredo, the duo has been heard across the United States in a variety of venues with much acclaim. Dedicated to building the duo repertoire, Duo Fritz has already commissioned two new works from up-and-coming composers Roger Zare and Aaron Travers and is also constantly on the lookout for exciting new and unheard works to perform. The duo draws their name from the street, Fritz Drive, in Bloomington, Indiana, where they are roommates.