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March 2007

March 2007 at TENRI
9 (Fri.) - CONCERT: Barbad Chamber Orchestra (new music)
11 (Sun.) - CONCERT: Yumi Kurosawa & James Nyoraku Schlefer (Enchanting Music)
11 (Sun.) - CONCERT: Counter)induction (new music)
15 (Thu.)-April 16 - ART EXHIBITION: Terry Rosenberg: Recent Paintings
17 (Sat.) - CONCERT: Glass Farm Ensemble (new music)
21 (Wed.) -JAPANESE SCHOOL: Free Sample Lesson
24 (Sat.) - CONCERT: Due East (flute & percussion)
 27 (Tue.) - CONCERT: Sheryl Lee & Katherine Meadows (piano: four hands)
29 (Thu.) - CONCERT: Sylvan Winds (chamber music)
30 & 31 (Fri. & Sat.) - CONCERT: Tenri Cultural Institute presents Colin Jacobsen and Friends (violin and chamber music)
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9 (Fri.) - CONCERT: Barbad Chamber Orchestra (new music)

8:00 PM
ADMISSION: $15, $10 Seniors/Students

Contemporary Women Composers

Kelly-Marie Murphy (Canada): Four Degrees of Freedom
Eka Chabashvili (Georgia): Sonata for Violin and Piano
Fozie Majd (Iran): For the Stars; Dancing in the Village
Sofia Gubaidulina (Russia): Trio for Strings
Beata Moon (US): In Transit

The members of the Barbad, Cyrus Beroukhim, violin; Miranda Sielaff, viola; Arash Amini, cello; with guest artist Eric Huebner, piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy was born in Italy and grew up in Canada.  She has won numerous awards, including the New Works Calgary Composer’s Competition, the Bradford Young Composer’s Competition, the People’s Choice Award at the CBC Young Composer’s Competition, and the Alexander Zemlinsky Prize.
Eka Chabashvili’s music has been performed all over the world, including Argentina, Austria, Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the US.  In 1999-2000 she worked at the War Child Organization, using music to help refugee children overcome the tragic and traumatic events they had experienced.
Fozie Majd is one of the most important composers of her generation from Iran.  She received her first commission at the age of 15 by the Moreton School in England and later, in the 1960s, she studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.  In the 1970s, she extensively researched folk music of Iran.
Born in the Tatar Republic of the Soviet Union, Sofia Gubaidulina in the 1960s was among the prominent figures of the Soviet avant-garde.  Today, she is considered one of the most significant composers.
A rising figure in New York City’s contemporary music scene, Beata Moon’s music has been described as an “irrepressible outpouring” and “music of irreducible images.”  She is also the Music Director of the Beata Moon Ensemble, an all-female chamber ensemble created to promote women composers, conductors and performers.

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11 (Sun.) - CONCERT: Yumi Kurosawa & James Nyoraku Schlefer (Enchanting Music)

1:00 PM
ADMISSION: $15, $10 Seniors/Students

Music for Japanese Koto and Bamboo Flute

Much of the music for this program uses the duo combination of shakuhachi and 20-string koto.  While the 13-string koto has been performed in Japan for over 400 years, the 20-string version was invented only in 1969 by the renowned composer Minoru Miki. The addition of seven lower strings, gives a new depth and range to the instrument and many pieces of music have been created using this instrument. On this program four pieces will feature this unique instrument.

MINORU MIKI - Music for Autumn

The Edo period classic work Seasonal Landscapes, by Matsuura Kengyo, Hozan Yamamoto's Ichikotsu, and a solo shakuhachi piece from the ancient Zen repertoire will also be performed.

James Nyoraku Schlefer is a leading performer and teacher of shakuhachi in New York City. In addition to performing and lecturing on traditional Japanese shakuhachi music, Schlefer performs modern music for the instrument and is an active composer. He has appeared at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, the Metropolitan, Brooklyn and Philadelphia Museums, & the Joyce Theater. Schlefer has three solo recordings, Wind Heart (which was aboard the Space Station MIR for over one year) Solstice Spirit, and Flare Up, and his music was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. He received the Dai-Shi-Han (Grand Master) certificate from Ronnie Seldin, and he has worked with Aoki Reibo, Yokoyama Katsuya, Yoshio Kurahashi, Yoshinobu Tanighcui, and Mitsuhashi Kifu among others. He holds a Master's degree in flute & musicology from Queens College and teaches college courses in Classical Music, World Music and Jazz.

Born in Morioka, Japan, Yumi Kurosawa began studying the 13-stringed-Koto from the age of three under her parents, Kazuo and Chikako Kurosawa. At the age of fifteen she was drawn to the contemporary sound and technique of the 20-stringed-Koto and began studying the 20-stringed-Koto under Nanae Yoshimura, and classical Koto music under Sosui Yoshimura. Kurosawa received first prize at National Koto competition for students, Japan in 1989 and 1992. She performed a duet with Evjan Rattai of Prague Cello Ensemble at Suntory Hall, Tokyo in 1993. Following extensive performances in Tokyo, she began performing in worldwide in concert tours to Canada, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, and United States. In 2002, she moved to New York in pursuit of new innovative collaborations with artists and musicians. She is currently producing her own compilation of original compositions and performing as a solo artist and collaborator in NYC. In addition to musical composition, arrangement and improvisation, Kurosawa's training in Modern Ballet led her to perform and collaborate with New York dance companies.

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11 (Sun.) - CONCERT: Counter)induction (new music)

8:00 PM
$15 Suggested Donation

Pachinko Parlor

An examination of new works from Japan.


Fujikura - eternal escape
Kondo - Standing
Mochizuki - All that is including me
Hosokawa - Vertical Time Study I
Osada - kaguyama dance
Uchida - Thravsma V for clarinet quintet

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15 (Thu.)-April 16 - ART EXHIBITION: Terry Rosenberg: Recent Paintings
Rebecca, (Serrell) 2007, Watercolor on canvas, 89" x 102 3/4"
Rebecca, (Serrell) 2007, Watercolor on canvas, 89" x 102 3/4"

Opening Reception: March 16 (Fri.) 6-8 pm

Curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Ph. D., the exhibition focuses on the continued development of Rosenberg’s work through large scale paintings, including the exploration of the human form in motion, its transitory states, the synthesis of light, color, and dynamic structure. Rosenberg has explored the human form in motion for more than twenty years with a unique emphasis on dance. Working directly from figures in rehearsal or in improvised movement, he integrates the explosive energy of dance with the emotional intensity of action painting. His focus has included leading dance groups such as American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theater of Harlem, Mark Morris Dance Group, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and many others from the downtown dance world. 
Laban movement analyst Linda Nutter, Ph. D., CMA, writes, “Rosenberg draws dancers in the process of becoming the dance. His work communicates an intrinsic knowledge of the body – its manner of shaping itself to the environment, its spatial tensions and its dynamic potential. Rosenberg has developed a mode of sensing/rendering the dance in a way that reflects its essential characteristics.”  According to art historian Richard Kendall, “Fundamental to these encounters is the possibility of new pictorial experience, of pressing at the barriers of visual syntax and expanding the life of painting itself. Some of his completed images are almost shocking in their promiscuous life, bursting out of the constraints of familiar technique as well as the polite protocols of modernism.”
Rosenberg’s work has been exhibited at  Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, Museum of Modern Art, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, Miami, Konsthallen Goteborg, Sweden, The Clocktower, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Institute of Art and Urban Resources, BM Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Sao Paulo Bienal, Hayden Gallery at M.I.T., Queens Museum, Museo de Arte Contemporanio de Oaxaca, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Mudima Fondazione per l’Arte Contemporanea, Milan among others. His work is included in several museum collections such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna. Rosenberg lives and works in New York City.

17 (Sat.) - CONCERT: Glass Farm Ensemble (new music)

8:00 PM
$15 Suggested Donation

Serenade for a Satellite

Taimur Sullivan, saxophone
Oren Fader, electric guitar
Matthew Gold, percussion
Yvonne Troxler, piano

BRUNO MADERNA (1920-1973): Serenata Per Un Satellite (1969) for saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, piano

JACOB TER VELDHUIS (b. 1951): Billie (2003) for alto saxophone/tape

JOHANNES FANKHAUSER (b. 1983): Passacaglia (2007) for saxophone, electric guitar, vibraphone, piano  *World premiere

CLARA LATHAM (b. 1981): In the Eye(2007) for saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, piano  *World premiere

ELIZABETH HOFFMAN: Earthly Objects (2007) for saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, piano *World premiere

ELIZABETH HOFFMAN: Night Slices (2006) for piano

SERENATA PER SATELLITO, by BRUNO MADERNA, is (paradoxically) the musical 'sun' around which this program came together. Tonight's concert consists of brief pieces that encapsulate metaphorically the idea of satellites--small bodies in orbit that can arise in various ways , and can even disappear. The Serenata was written in 1969, and is dedicated to Umberto Montalenti who was at that time the director of the European Space Center (Centro Operativo Europeo di Ricerca Spaziale). Maderna imagined this piece as an homage to, or announcement of, the birth of a satellite. There are two young composers on the program who are still enrolled in studies, Clara Latham at New York University, and Johannes Fankhauser at the Music Academy in Basel, Switzerland. They are part of our new project to extend performance invitations to a handful of student composers. Glass Farm solicited nominations from a few established composers to select promising students to create new compositions. The results this year are the two works for the ensemble by Fankhauser and Latham.

JOHANNES FANKHAUSER turns to a rather old formal device, a PASSACAGLIA, and casts it as an abstract satellite into his creative system. The circular, orbital-like repetitions of the passacaglia form are reimagined by him as a structure of shifting valences. A listener travels in orbit, but moves sequentially, farther or closer away to the planet.

CLARA LATHAM's work IN THE EYE  intriguingly considers negative space. In the context of this program, her program note invites the mental conjuring of a black hole. Latham's work, however, seems more about inversional meanings and the 'presence' of emptiness, than about the compression of space or gravitational force per se. It is tied tightly to a visual sort of creative catalyst.

Visual representation is essential, too, for BRUNO MADDERNA, who realizes SERENATE PER UN SATELLITO, via a graphic score that elegantly depicts twisted and warped staves in space. What is the shape of this white space as it supports the printed notation? And, as Latham's music might frame the question: how does the music within it carve out and change the remaining silences in between?

ELIZABETH HOFFMAN's quartet, EARTHLY OBJECTS, was named in response to the Maderna theme. A bit remotely, the inner piece of the set propels the program theme by way of contrast, situating a most ordinary reminder of the here and now, but eliciting unusual sonic behavior from it. There are carefully spaced flickering constellations of small events that populate portions of all these pieces. And, a sense of negative space is sometimes heard in the reflective remnants of the sonic shapes. In NIGHT SLICES, there is no negative space at all, or, perhaps, it is all negative space. One's sense of time passage and of sound in a space, is surrealized, suspended.

JACOB TER VELDHUIS' piece BILLI embodies an extreme disjunction from planetary movements in its non-atmospheric realism. It is unique music, grasping at speech emulation. It is meant to sound real, harsh, down to earth, even brutal at times. As a metaphor for absolutely direct connectivity, i.e., very little artifice, it is perhaps the substance of a satellite itself. Program notes by Elizabeth Hoffman.

The Glass Farm Ensemble is supported by Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland.
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21 (Wed.) -JAPANESE SCHOOL: Free Sample Lesson

7:10 PM

Tenri School of Japanese Language accommodates students from beginning to advanced levels. Utilizing a unique method which was developed many years ago at the prestigious Tenri University, our courses are structured with a special focus on the individual needs of the students in a program that will allow each of them to meet his/her study goal.

The school facility includes a student library and lounge. Students may borrow various books and audio / visual materials to supplement classwork and texts.

We encourage you to visit the school and observe a class for FREE. Call ahead to make an appointment (212) 645-2800.

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24 (Sat.) - CONCERT: Due East (flute & percussion)

8:00 PM

Due East performs all new works for flute and percussion, featuring composers Alexandre Lunsqui, Kate Soper, Joseph Harchanko and John Supko.

DUE EAST brings together Erin Lesser and Greg Beyer to form an exciting and dynamic combination of flutes and percussion. The duo has been performing for the past three years at venues such as the Warsaw Crossdrumming Festival, Banff Centre for the Arts and the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions in Tennessee and Ohio. The duo has given recitals at universities across the United States, including Lawrence University, Northern Illinois University, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University and Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. DUE EAST has also performed for the New Music Festival at Western Illinois University, NYC PAS Day of Percussion, Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (NYC), the American Music Center’s Annual Award Ceremony (NYC), New Rochelle Public Library (NY), and Fort Massey Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

During summer, 2005, DUE EAST was invited to be an ensemble-in-residence at the Yellow Barn Chamber Music Festival. They performed throughout Amherst, MA and Putney, VT, and were heard on WGBH radio. They also presented outreach concerts at Camp Allegro, (Putney) Agape Church (Brattleboro) and the Eric Carle Museum where they premiered a new work based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

DUE EAST actively promotes new music, and has commissioned several works. They have premiered works for Wet Ink Musics (NYC), Columbia University Composers, and the 21st Century Schizoid Music Series at Cornelia Street Café (NYC). In conjunction with performance, Erin and Greg are frequently asked to present workshops for composers and instrumentalists on contemporary music and extended techniques.

Upcoming projects include a performance at the 2006 PASIC Focus Day ( Austin, Texas), a residency at Western Oregon University, and a concert for First Performance; NYU Composers’ Collective. DUE EAST will also be collaborating with composers at Princeton University, NYU, Columbia University, and Composer’s Concordance (NYC).

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 27 (Tue.) - CONCERT: Sheryl Lee & Katherine Meadows (piano: four hands)

$5 Suggested Donation

Sheryl Lee and Katherine Meadows, pianists

Program to include music by Franz Schubert, W.A.Mozart, Gabriel Faure, Amy Beach and Margaret Garwood.

Canadian pianist Sheryl Lee has shown exceptional musical talent from an early age. She began her piano studies at the age of four and she made her orchestral debut with Utah Symphony under the baton of Joseph Silverstein at age twelve. Two years later, Ms. Lee moved to New York to attend the Juilliard School.

Ms. Lee has been a recipient of various awards including the Utah State Fair Competitions, Canadian Music Competitions, Julia Sherman Scholarship at Yale, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Dean's Scholarships and Ensemble Award, and the Leni FeBland Foundation Scholarships in Santa Barbara. Ms. Lee has appeared in solo recitals in New York, London, Connecticut, Boston, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, where she can be heard on RTHK Radio 4 and KUSC in Los Angeles. Her orchestral engagements have taken her across Asia, Europe and the United States with orchestras such as Shenzhen Youth Philharmonic, Mill Hill Sinfonia (London), Haling Park Orchestra (London), Wintergreen Music Festival Chamber Ensemble in Virginia and Bratislava Chamber Orchestra in Austria.

An avid chamber musician and a champion of exploring new music, her musical experiences have also been further enriched by her active collaboration at Maverick Chamber Music Festival (USA), Orford (Canada), Sarasota (Florida), Casalmaggiore (Italy), Wintergreen (USA) and Aspen Music Festivals. Ms. Lee received her education at New York University, University of Southern California and Yale University where she was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund for her studies at Yale. Her teachers have included Peter Frankl, John Perry, Christopher Elton, Hamish Milne, Eduardus Halim, and Lee Kum Sing. She has also collaborated and worked with members of the Tokyo, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. Ms. Lee has served as an Adjunct Instructor of Piano at New York University's Department of Performing Arts and Professions.
Concert engagements this season include Los Angeles City College, Averett University in Virginia, Carnegie Hall and Tenri Cultural Institute in New York.  Ms. Lee will also appear as guest artist at the University of Maryland Summer Percussion Workshop in July 2007. 
As the founder and artistic director of The Matrix Music Collaborators, Ms. Lee will be leading the New York based ensemble in an adventurous and ecclectic programming of music, theater, multimedia, poetry and dance. 

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29 (Thu.) - CONCERT: Sylvan Winds (chamber music)

8:00 pm
ADMISSION: $20, $15 Seniors/Students

Passion and Protest

The SYLVAN WINDS, an integral part of New York City’s cultural offerings, has earned both critical and audience acclaim for its spirited performances and innovative programming, devoted to exploring the literature of chamber music for wind instruments.   It is the only group of its kind to present an annual concert series in New York City that was inaugurated at the historic Church of St. Luke in-the-Fields in Greenwich Village.  They recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary of subscription concerts in New York City, and have also appeared at Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Symphony Space.

With an established reputation as one of New York's most versatile chamber music ensembles, the group has been hailed by the New York Times for "…its venturesomeness of programming and stylishness of performance," and was chosen to perform at the Governor's Arts Awards.   They have also performed at the Cape & Islands and Caramoor International Music Festivals and have toured major university and chamber music series nationally, as well as performing in Korea.  Featured as the chamber ensemble in-residence at the White Mountains Festival, they have been heard on New York City radio stations WQXR and WNYC, WGBH in Boston, Minnesota Public Radio and on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.  Koch International Classics released the ensemble's debut recording of French chamber music for winds.
The ensemble continues to explore music from different cultures - notably “Sounds of the Americas”, “Russian Nights”, “Scandinavian Sounds”, and “Croatian Composers” – as well as a historical series of concerts “From the Library of Georges Barrère”.  Many of the works they perform are written for a variety of instrumental groupings and have included collaborations with guest artists such as conductors Gerard Schwarz and Ransom Wilson, the Guarneri String Quartet, pianists Claude Frank and Edmund Battersby, harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper, mezzo-soprano Wendy White, narrator Robert Sherman, actor Louis Zorich, and the American Brass Quintet.

COWELL - Ballade
DICK - Startling Stories  *World Premiere

MARTIN - From the Green Mountains
            Through the Mist & Summer
SHOSTAKOVICH - String Quartet No. 8

30 & 31 (Fri. & Sat.) - CONCERT: Tenri Cultural Institute presents Colin Jacobsen and Friends (violin and chamber music)

8:00 PM
ADMISSION: $25, $20 Seniors/Students

March 30
Brooklyn Rider
(Jonathan Gandelsman, Colin Jacobsen, violins, Nicholas Cords, viola and Eric Jacobsen, cello)

 Kodaly- Duo for violin and cello
 Ljova-   Ori's Fearful Symmetry
 Brahms A minor String Quartet
 Jacobsen- Brooklesca  (world premiere)
March 31
Colin Jacobsen and Friends
 Colin Jacobsen, violin
 Eric Jacobsen, cello
 Jonathan Gandelsman, violin
 Benjamin Hochman, piano
 Sadie, soprano
 Lance Suzuki, flute
 Anthony Mcgill, clarinet
 Sadie Rosales, Soprano

 Bielawa - Meditations for solo violin from The Lay and the Love
 Cage -  6 Melodies for Violin and Piano
 Takemitsu - Rocking Mirror Daybreak for Two Violins
 Messaien - Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano
 Webern - 4 pieces for Violin and Piano Op. 7
 Bielawa - Hurry for Soprano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, and Piano

Colin Jacobsen began his violin studies at the age of four with Doris Rothenberg and continued with Louise Behrend at the School for Strings and, later, at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, where he won the school-wide concerto competition. He was also the recipient of the Grand Prize from both the New York State and National American String Teachers Association Competitions. Mr. Jacobsen studied with Josef Gingold for two summers, and graduated in 1999 from The Juilliard School, where he worked with Robert Mann. During the 2000-2001 season, he continued his studies with Vera Beths at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague.

Over the past few years, Colin Jacobsen has pursued a varied career of solo and chamber music engagements. In addition to his appearance with the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Jacobsen has been guest soloist with the symphony orchestras of Albany, Charlotte, Eugene, Rhode Island, Nashville, Charleston, the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. He has given recitals at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the San Miguel de Allende Music Festival in Mexico. At the School for Strings 25th anniversary celebration at Carnegie Hall, Mr. Jacobsen gave the world premiere of Ellen Taafe Zwillich's Partita for Violin and String Orchestra.
Since making her professional operatic debut at the age of eighteen, Sadie Rosales has been an active performer in musical theater, opera, and concert repertoire.  Favorite roles include Suor Angelica, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Magda in La Rondine, Elle in La Voix Humaine, the Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief . When she was sixteen years old, Ms. Rosales was accepted into the prestigious Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she then remained to pursue her undergraduate degree. She won several awards while in Cleveland including back-to-back Encouragement Awards from the Metropolitan Opera Council, and the Encouragement Award in the Lyric Opera Cleveland Voice Competition.  Upon graduation, she was awarded the Italo Tajo Prize in Opera, the Max Berman Prize in Opera, and membership into the Pi Kappa Lambda Honorary Music Society.  Soon after, she was personally invited by Pablo Elvira to sing  her first Musetta to his Marcello in La Boheme produced by Intermountain Opera. An active concert performer, Ms. Rosales has made numerous appearances in New York City as a soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, Haydn’s Dixit Dominus, Ives' Celestial Country, Poulenc’s Gloria, and Charpentier’s Troisieme Lecon. Also a champion of contemporary music, she has made appearances in many festivals including the MATA Festival and the Look and Listen Festival.  Recently, she premiered Angler, David Fetherolf’s work for Chamber Orchestra and Soprano with the Lost Dog Ensemble. 

Pianist Benjamin Hochman is achieving widespread acclaim for his performances as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Though only in his mid-twenties, he is an imaginatively mature artist with an innate ability to combine beauty of line within the overall shape of a piece. The Washington Post praised his "flowing artistry" in a recital at the National Gallery of Art and The Cincinnati Post wrote that he "shone in his Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut" and had "a crystal clear tone and articulation to match" performing Mozart's Piano Concerto, K. 271 under Jaime Laredo in April 2006. After hearing Benjamin Hochman at the Marlboro Festival, pianist Mitsuko Uchida recommended him to conductor Zubin Mehta, resulting in his first orchestral engagement with the Israel Philharmonic two seasons ago and an immediate re-engagement with the orchestra for his Carnegie Hall debut. Pinchas Zukerman has additionally invited him to perform and tour with the Zukerman ChamberPlayers.

Brooklyn Rider is devoted to the exploration and expansion of the string quartet literature. They have worked with composers such as Chen Yi, Osvaldo Golijov, Dimitry Yanov-Yanovsky, Shirish Korde and Kayhan Kalhor and have collaborated with such diverse figures as violinist Jenny Scheinman, singer songwriter Christina Courtin, storyteller Ben Haggerty and visual artist Kevork Mourad. Last November, Brooklyn Rider helped to curate a week-long residency at National Public Radio’s Performance Today. In an effort to engage audiences in innovative ways, Brooklyn Rider often appears under the umbrella of outside initiatives begun by all four members of the group. This past summer they inaugurated the Stillwater Music Festival in Minnesota, offering performances and master classes to the surrounding community. In 2003 violinist Johnny Gandelsman created In A Circle , a series of performance events in Lower Manhattan that explore connections between music and the visual arts. Brothers Colin and Eric Jacobsen are the founders of The Knights, a chamber orchestra based in New York that has recently appeared at Long Island’s Beethoven Festival and premiered ‘Harmony’ in collaboration with composer/violinist Mark O’Connor. The quartet’s name is inspired in part by the creations, interests and cross disciplinary visions of the Blue Rider group; an artistic association comprised of Vassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc, Arnold Schoenberg and Alexander Scriabin, to name a few. The group  draws additional inspiration from the exploding array of cultures and artisitic energy found in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, a place they also call home.

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