Photo by Kristen Somody Whalen January 4, 2012 6:54 pm

Bridget Kibbey on Music Box

Photo by Kristen Somody Whalen [This is an excerpt from the program notes by Metropolis harpist Bridget Kibbey, providing some background on the upcoming Resident Artist Series concert,...

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renderings7_full October 5, 2011 2:01 am

Opening the Season: Renderings

Metropolis Ensemble launched its new season on September 15 with Renderings, showcasing music from Ray Lustig, Vivian Fung, and Timo Andres at the fantastically whimsical, Tim Burton-esque...

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Ryu Goto performs September 13, 2011 5:20 am

Kung Fu Heroes Meet High-Octane Music: The Martial Arts Trilogy

On September 12, in the Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center, celebrity composer Tan Dun led the Metropolis Ensemble in an audacious multimedia mesh of Eastern and Western sounds, forms,...

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Violinist Kristin Lee Discusses the Challenges of a World Premiere

Since joining Metropolis Ensemble two years ago, violinist Kristin Lee has quickly made herself irreplaceable to Metropolis Ensemble as both concertmaster and chamber musician. Next...

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ray2 August 31, 2011 3:01 pm

Raymond Lustig’s Musical Ghosts

As composers, we all live with ghosts. They sit on our shoulders as we write, encouraging us, chastising us, eternally challenging us. Occasionally, we even enter into a direct dialogue...

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rake June 29, 2011 2:37 pm

A Burst of Blinding Clarity

On May 12, 2011 at the 2011 MATA Festival hosted by (le) Poisson Rouge, Oracle Hysterical members Elliot Cole, Brad Balliett, and Doug Balliett brought us probably the most twisted...

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feature February 19, 2011 10:28 pm

The Electro-Acoustic Adventure

Metropolis Ensemble ushered in a packed house of excited audience members at (le) Poisson Rouge on January 27-28 for its surreal Hallucinations concert events. The back-to-back evenings...

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Screen-shot-2011-01-24-at-8.01.20-PM December 20, 2010 1:05 am

Warmth and Stillness Abound

Last weekend’s Metropolis Ensemble event It takes a long time to become a good composer welcomed music lovers, Metropolis fans, and the generally curious concert-goers into a warm,...

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reverb1 November 12, 2010 5:35 pm

Brownstone Reverberations

People who came out to the Metropolis Brownstone event last Thursday crossed over the threshold of a beautiful three-story Brooklyn apartment into a different sonic universe. A choose-your-own-adventure...

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brownstone October 18, 2010 10:51 am

Behind the Scenes at Brownstone

Metropolis Ensemble’s season-opening concert on October 28, Brownstone, won’t fit the definition of a traditional concert. With musicians spread throughout the three-story home...

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