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Saturday, April 24, 8 pm
St. Peter's Church, Lexington Avenue & 54th Street

The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington
Randall Keith Horton, conductor; Juilliard Jazz Orchestra; Classical Productions Chamber Chorus; Corona Seventh Day Adventist Concert Choir
A swinging, meditative, life-celebrating expression of Duke Ellington's personal faith.
Tickets: $30. Call 212 675 7477



Sunday, April 25, 3 pm
LaGuardia Concert Hall, 65th St. & Amsterdam Ave.
Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic
Justin DiCioccio, director; Dave Taylor, bass trombone
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet; Donal Fox, piano
Big band jazz meets the symphony!
Music by Michael Abene [listen], Cecil Bridgewater, Richard Sussman, and T.J. Anderson [listen]
Admission is free.


Monday, April 26, 6 pm

SYMPOSIUM
Culture Clash: Making a Space for Improvisation in the Orchestra
Moderator: Frank J. Oteri–Editor, NewMusicBox (American Music Center)
Panelists: Anthony Davis, Donal Fox, George Lewis, Carman Moore, Michael Geller
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South
Admission is free.

Monday, April 26, 2004, 8:30 pm
Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street
21st Century Schizoid Music: James Emery/String Trio of New York
James Emery, guitar; Rob Thomas, violin; John Lindberg, bass; Frank J. Oteri, curator
[listen]

"The East Village Meets Mensa. The sounds they make...are extraordinary."
-Washington Post

Tickets: $10. Telephone reservations only 212 989 9319.


Tuesday, April 27, 7 pm
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.

Flux Quartet with Oliver Lake
The fearless string foursome are joined by saxophonist Oliver Lake in music by Lake, John Zorn, and Leroy Jenkins (world premiere), and Elliott Sharp.

"A quintessentially American and aggressively 21st century ensemble that is both refreshingly and annoyingly ignorant of boundaries..."
-Los Angeles Times

Tickets: $20. Telecharge: 212-239-6200 or telecharge.com


Wednesday, April 28, 8 pm
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, 57th St. & 7th Ave.

American Composers Orchestra
Improvise!
Steven Sloane, conductor; Anthony Davis, piano; Chico Freeman, tenor saxophone

Alvin Singleton: When Given A Choice (World Premiere)
Earle Brown: Event: Synergy II
Anthony Davis: Wayang V (New York Premiere) [listen]
George Lewis: Virtual Concerto (World Premiere)
Duke Ellington: Three Black Kings [listen]

Tickets: $15 - $42. Carnegiecharge: 212-247-7800 or carnegiehall.org

PANEL DISCUSSION (7:00 pm)
Reinventing History: The Past, Present and Future of Improvisation and the Orchestra
Moderator: Frank J. Oteri–Editor, NewMusicBox (American Music Center)
Panelists: George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Alvin Singleton
Panel discussion admission is free to ticketholders.


Thursday, April 29, 7 pm
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.
Anne LeBaron, Harp
Anne LeBaron is joined by legendary violinist Leroy Jenkins and multi-instrumentalist Earl Howard for an evening of high-octane performance.
[listen]

Tickets: $20. Telecharge: 212-239-6200 or telecharge.com


Friday, April 30

10:30 am - 12 pm
SYMPOSIUM
Who's in Charge?: Conducting (and Performing) Improvised Music
Moderator: Derek Bermel–composer and clarinetist
Panelists: Steven Sloane, Justin DiCioccio, Butch Morris, Anne LeBaron, Martha Mooke
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave. at 25th Street
Admission is free.

1 pm - 2:30 pm
SYMPOSIUM
Off the charts: Why Composing Improvised Music is Not an Oxymoron
Moderator: Howard Mandel–President, Jazz Journalists Association
Panelists: Vijay Iyer, Alvin Singleton, Anthony Davis, Oliver Lake
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave. at 25th Street
Admission is free.


Saturday, May 1, 5:30 - 10:30 pm
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.
Composer-Improvisers Out Front! Marathon

Uri Caine, piano
Anthony Davis, piano
Fish Love That [listen]
SoNu (New York debut)

West coast improvisatory ensemble-phenomenon soNu synthesizes serialism, world music, and hip hop with music by Wadada Leo Smith and Anthony Braxton. Virtuoso pianists Davis and Caine bring composition/improvisation to new planes. And NY-based band Fish Love That Fish explores the landscape between classical composition, pop music, and multimedia improvisation.

Tickets: $30. Telecharge: 212-239-6200 or telecharge.com

 


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