Tales from the Aviary

Tales from the Aviary

AN EVENING OF NEW MUSIC ENTIRELY CONCEIVED, COMPOSED, AND PRODUCED BY GIFTED TEENAGE COMPOSERS

May 15, 2019

Carrot Revolution

Carrot Revolution

METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS

CARROT REVOLUTION

A sweeping concert featuring cellist Gabriel Cabezas with the recently Grammy-Nominated Aizuri Quartet

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students / free for members


A new rolling series entitled Waypoints begins with Carrot Revolution produced in collaboration with cellist Gabriel Cabezas, tracking a personal exploration of a probing Metropolis artist across an open time period, featuring collaborations with colleagues gifted and inspired by a diversity of backgrounds.

"Gabriella Smith’s Carrot Revolution takes its title from a quote attributed to Cezanne by Emile Zola, stating “The day will come when a freshly observed carrot will start a revolution”. Gabriella and I both hope you’ll consider Schubert Quintet in C in the same spirit.” - Gabriel Cabezas 


CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Ballet Prismatique

Ballet Prismatique

PRESENTING VARIOUS KINDS OF DANCE MUSIC FROM DIFFERENT PERIODS, FORMING A KALEIDOSCOPIC BALLET WITHOUT STYLISTIC LIMITS, AS PART OF IN VISIBLE ROADS, METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS PIANO FESTIVAL

April 21, 2019

Points of Departure

Points of Departure

A MARATHON PIANO CONCERT SHOWCASING A RICH COLLECTION OF PERSONAL STORIES AND TRANSFORMATIONS BY AN ARRAY OF COMPOSERS, AS PART OF IN VISIBLE ROADS, METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS PIANO SERIES

April 20, 2019

Synesthetic Vibrations

Synesthetic Vibrations

A COLORFUL PROGRAM FEATURING VOICES OF COMPOSERS WITH SYNESTHESIA, FRAMED BY A DIALOGUE BETWEEN NATURAL AND SUPERNATURAL THEMES, AS PART OF IN VISIBLE ROADS, METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS PIANO SERIES

April 19, 2019

Music Box

Music Box

Le Poisson Rouge
January 11 / 15, 2012

Shuffle Culture

Shuffle Culture

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
April 19-20, 2012

Youth Works

Youth Works

Le Poisson Rouge
May 19, 2012

Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes

Americas Society
October 1, 2012

Aaron Diehl

Aaron Diehl

AN EVENING WITH JAZZ STAR AARON DIEHL, COMPOSER/PERFORMER TIMO ANDRES, AND SECOND SET OF JUILLIARD SCHOOL STUDENT COMPOSERS BROUGHT TOGETHER BY TOMOMI SATO

April 17, 2019

In the Mists

In the Mists

FROM BEETHOVEN TO BRESNICK, LISA MOORE, DESCRIBED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AS “BRILLIANT AND SEARCHING…BEAUTIFUL AND IMPASSIONED…LUSTROUS AT THE KEYBOARD”, PRESENTS A CONCERT CONNECTING EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN COMPOSERS WITH FANCIFUL IMAGERY, AS PART OF IN VISIBLE ROADS, METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS PIANO SERIES

April 11, 2019

Legion

Legion

RIGHTEOUSGIRLS, A PIANO AND FLUTE DUO (ERIKA DOHI ANDGINA IZZO) WHO EXPLORE BEYOND THE ACOUSTIC MEDIUM, CELEBRATE THE WORLD PREMIERE OF LEGION (FOR 8 FLUTES AND 8 PIANOS) BY ALEX BURTZOS ALONG WITH WORKS BY ANDY AKIHO, AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, PAULA MATTHUSEN, AND MIKE PERDUE

April 2, 2019

Parallax

Parallax

CONOR HANICK PERFORMS WORKS BY KATI AGÓCS, ROBERT BEASER, NINFEA CRUTTWELL-READE, BALÁZS FUTÓ, NICOLAS NAMORADZE, AND JOCELYN MORLOCK, AS PART OF AGÓCS’S A STONE’S THROW SERIES WITH METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE

March 29, 2019

Inner Dialogues

Inner Dialogues

VIRTUOSO CLARINETIST FROM IMANI WINDS MARK DOVER JOINS JAZZ AND WORLD-MUSIC YOUNG GIANT, PIANIST/COMPOSER GUY MINTUS, TO PRESENT A DAZZLING CONCERT WITH ORIGINAL WORKS AND IMPROVISATION

March 25, 2019

Piano As Machine: Timbre and Technology of a Most Familiar Instrument

Piano As Machine: Timbre and Technology of a Most Familiar Instrument

AN INTERACTIVE ARTISTIC TALK-PERFORMANCE PRESENTED BY EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC COMPOSER PATRICK HIGGINS AND PIANIST CONRAD TAO (“PROBING INTELLECT AND OPEN-HEARTED VISION”, NY TIMES) TO EXAMINE THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF THE KEYBOARD WITH THEIR OWN THEORIES OF THE PIANO (ALSO AS PART OF HIGGINS’ CRISIS MUSIC SERIES AND IN VISIBLE ROADS, METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS PIANO FESTIVAL

March 21, 2019

TOCSIN

TOCSIN

TWO-MOVEMENT PIANO TRIO BY PATRICK HIGGINS FEAT. VICKY CHOW, JAY CAMPBELL, AND MARIEL ROBERTS, AS PART OF HIGGINS’ CRISIS MUSIC SREIES AND METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS IN VISIBLE ROADS PIANO FESTIVAL

March 20, 2019

Americana

Americana

METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE CONCERTMASTER KRISTIN LEE AND PIANIST/IMPROVISER/COMPOSER JEREMY JORDAN CELEBRATE A DIVERSITY OF 20TH-CENTURY AMERICAN MUSIC FROM RAGTIME TO TODAY, WITH A SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON IMPROVISATION, AS PART OF METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS IN VISIBLE ROADS PIANO FESTIVAL

March 19, 2019

In Visible Roads

In Visible Roads

METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE X BLUEPRINTS PIANO FESTIVAL