Friday, March 16, 2012


clip_image001 MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
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Baltimore Composers Forum
Fundraising Event

WHEN: March 20 – Tuesday, 7-9 PM

ADMISSION: $20 general and $10 students
Bring your friends and join us March 20th for a fun-filled evening of music, wine, and cheese. Pianist George Spicka and bassist Phil Ravita will entertain us with a number of jazz standards. And classical guitarists James Leitch and Chaz Aguado will play some standard repertoire for the instrument.

We are also planning a silent auction with a variety of items to tempt you. The top item to be auctioned is a 15th Century Thai Sawankhalok Celadon bowl. There will also be some art work and some Korean items.

This is an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing evening of wine, cheese, music, and friendship while helping this local music organization at the same time. The Baltimore Composers Forum has brought over a thousand new works to the stage over the past 19 years, and continues to present quality recitals today. Come meet the composers.

Er-Gene Kahng, violin
Sheng-Yuan Kuan, piano
WHEN: March 21 – Wednesday, 8 PM
Free admission; we suggest a $10 donation

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 - Edvard Grieg
Air (for Violin and Piano)- Aaron Jay Kernis (b. 1960)
Vioìin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94 - Sergey Prokofiev
Le Grand Tango (for Violin and Piano)- Astor Piazzolla

Amy K Bormet presents
The Washington Women in Jazz Festival
WHEN: March 22 – Thursday, 8 & 9:30 PM

Ingrid Jensen, trumpet
Ellen Rowe, piano
Mary Ann McSweeney, bass

The Washington Women in Jazz Festival was created by DC pianist and vocalist Amy K Bormet to highlight female musicians, who are often under represented in the male-dominated jazz scene. Now in its second year, the festival is a highly successful and integral part of East Coast jazz community. This show is sponsored by Urban Governance Collaborative.

WHEN: March 23 – Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM

Joseph Natale, upright bass; Lou Natale, drums; Bob Butta, piano; Carl Cornwell, tenor sax
Project Natale is a band of brothers playing brotherly music that has gained world respect as jazz players infusing the old and new to creating a sonafication of their own.

“Straight ahead jazz group with a modern sound incorporating all the flavors of jazz” – Creative Moco

Pianist Robert Hitz
WHEN: March 24 – Saturday
3 PM- 5 PM: A Pianists Guide to Improvisation
Pianist Robert Hitz leads a workshop geared to professional musicians and students interested in techniques of free improvisation. Often musical improv seems to indicate Jazz, but Hitz shows that improvisation is for all musicians.
Improvisation opens your personal creativity in a way that playing written music does not, so give yourself the gift of finding and exploring your own musical voice.

Open to beginners and accomplished players of any instrument. Bring your instrument, an open mind, and the possibilities are endless!

8 PM: "Equinox Concert" – A Concert Improvisation
Award winning pianist and composer Robert Hitz is the quintessential modern artist spanning genres and influence and open to all great musical ideas. Robert and his audience share an intriguing experience of creating new music together as he invites them to offer starting points about key, color, feeling and ideas. Robert’s concerts feature music from his recordings as well as improvisations mutually and uniquely inspired by the audience.

Workshop only: $15/$10 students
Concert only: $15/$10 students
Workshop AND concert: $20/$15 students

Workshop only: $18/$13 students
Concert only: $18/$13 students

WHEN: March 25 – Sunday, 5 PM
$15/$10 students

Bach Crossings, a first release for DUO Stephanie and Saar on New Focus Recordings, is a crossing of paths, crossing of minds and inspirations. Johann Sebastian Bach, the monolith of Western music, is recast and given new light in piano four-hand transcriptions by one of our most creative living composers, György Kurtág.

DUO Stephanie and Saar will celebrate the release of Bach Crossings by performing the entire CD at An die Musik Live. Opening the concert will be Miranda Cuckson.