MusikNOW Concerts at An die Musik LIVE!
Daniel Schwait and Singers from Manhattan School of Music
WHEN: May 15 – Tuesday, 7 & 9 PM
TICKETS: $15. Join us for a post concert reception to celebrate Daniel Schwait's graduation from Manhattan School of Music.
The performers are: Matt Montana, Chelsie Nectow, Daniel Schwait, Sarah Smith, Marc Irwin, piano
WHEN: May 16 – Wednesday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10 in advance/$12 at the door
Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Think Ben Folds meets Norah Jones if they had a lovechild in Brazil.
Mezzo at the Movies
Dyana Neal, vocals
WHEN: May 17 – Thursday, 8 PM
Audience favorite vocalist Dyana Neal returns tour stage with a cabaret-style performance of well-loved songs from the American film experience. With Douglas Brandt Byerly on piano.
Benny Russell & Friends
WHEN: May 18 – Friday, 8 & 9:30 PM
TICKETS: $12/$10 students
Benny Russell, sax
George Gray, drums
Blake Meister, bass
Todd Simon, piano
A pianist whose technique, musicality and intelligent approach made a profound impression on me.” —Claudio Arrau
Perez is a product of the same energized musical culture in Venezuela that produced such international stars as conductor Gustavo Dudamel and pianist Gabriela Montero. Praised for a bold, passionate performing style allied to musicianship of keen sensitivity, Perez has been championed by iconic performers. Conductor Zubin Mehta said of the pianist: “Her level of musical perception and artistic awareness impressed me as much as her total command of the keyboard.”
LEE KONITZ QUINTET
A rare performance by the legendary Lee Konitz
WHEN: May 20 – Sunday 5 & 7 PM
TICKETS: $25 general/$20 seniors/$10 students
Lee Konitz , alto saxophone
Sarah Hughes, alto saxophone
Brad Linde, tenor saxophone
Tom Baldwin, bass
Tony Martucci, drums and cymbals
Regarded as the preeminent cool jazz saxophonist, Konitz performed and recorded with Claude Thornhill, Lennie Tristano (both cool jazz proponents of the mid 1940s), and with Miles Davis on his epochal Birth of the Cool, which gave the form its name.
ONLY TWO PERFORMANCES IN THE US
WHEN: May 21 – Monday, 8 PM
TICKETS: $15/$10 students
Garth Knox: fiddle, viola, viola d’amore
Agnès Vesterman: violoncello
Sylvain Lemêtre: percussion
Garth Knox couples works stretching from the 12th century to the present day and demonstrates how fragile, even arbitrary, is the line drawn between art and folk music, but also that between old music and new sounds.
Knox presents his own works alongside music by Hildegard von Bingen; he juxtaposes the exquisite Renaissance sounds of John Dowland against pieces by Kaija Saariaho that make subtle use of electronics, and sets arrangements of traditional melodies and anonymous dance movements against Vivaldi’s D minor Viola d’amore Concerto—a sensuous survey of 1000 years of musical events.