METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
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
5:00pm Pianists Erika Dohi, Xak Bjerken, and Kathy Supové perform works by Erika Dohi, Jesse Jones, Missy Mazzoli, and Randall Woolf
6:30pm Pianists Kris Davis, Anthony de Mare, Daniel Anastasio and violinist Suliman Tekalli perform works by Andy Akiho, Derek Bermel, Bruce Stark, Kris Davis, and Steven Stucky
8:00pm Pianist Gabriel Zucker and trumpeter Adam O'Farill perform works by Gabriel Zucker
Saturday, April 20, 2019
1 Rivington Street / 2nd Floor (Buzzer #1) / New York, NY
4:30pm (doors) / 5:00pm (event)
Tickets: $15 general / $10 students / $100 festival pass / free for members
This is a marathon concert in three sets. Single ticket purchase grants access to all sets.
Photo credit: © Pedro Barbeito — James Webb I — 2013 — private collection Washington, D.C. (detail)
Pianists Daniel Anastasio, Xak Bjerken, Kris Davis, Anthony de Mare, Erika Dohi, Kathleen Supové, Gabriel Zucker, violinist Suliman Tekalli, and trumpeter Adam O’Farill.
A collection of personal journeys and transformations from Missy Mazzoli's ghostly Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos to Jesse Jones's Handel-inspired Variations on a Fiddle Tune, and Andy Akiho's arrangement of Sondheim's Into The Woods, courageously exploring the process of inspiration, influence, and departure. Additional composers include Randall Woolf, Derek Bermel, Bruce Stark and Steven Stucky, with improvisations by Kris Davis, Erika Dohi and Gabriel Zucker.
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.
The music of American composer Bruce Stark (born in San Diego) reflects the varied elements of his musical upbringing: studies in percussion, jazz piano, and classical composition. He began formal studies in composition at California State University, Northridge studying… READ MORE