METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
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
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students / $100 festival pass / free for members
Photo credit: © Pedro Barbeito — James Webb I — 2013 — private collection Washington, D.C. (detail)
Composers on the program include George Gershwin (arr. Jasha Heifetz), J.J. Johnson (arr. Jeremy Ajani Jordan), Scott Joplin (arr. Jeremy Ajani Jordan), John Novacek, Kevin Puts, and Jonathan Ragonese.
BLUEPRINTS unites pianists from different musical genres for eclectic concerts that present traditional classical music alongside contemporary works (including premieres), jazz and free improvisation. Co-founded by Daniel Anastasio and Erika Dohi, these unusually varied programs are each inspired by an aesthetic theme or blueprint. In Visible Roads, co-created with Metropolis Ensemble, represents its first major artistic collaboration with another performing organization, with the goal of enriching the community of pianists, composers, and instrumentalists alike through creating and fostering new collaborative relationships.
Yamaha CF6 premium grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services New York.