Wednesday, September 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
The Players Theatre, New York, NY, United States
Online and in-person
Suzanne Vega — Selected works (arr. by Gene Pritsker, William Anderson, & Jonathan Dawe)
William Anderson — Selected works
Seth Boustead — Selected works
Dan Cooper — Selected works
Peter Jarvis — Selected works
Debra Kaye — Selected works
Mark Kostabi — Selected works
Arkady Leytush — Selected works
Milica Paranosic — Selected works
Gene Pritsker — Selected works

Composers Concordance and Marsyas Productions present The CompCord Chamber Orchestra in a program inspired by songs and poems from the Village. The concert will feature Suzanne Vega, widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation and a leading figure in the folk revival of the early 1980s, performing her songs with the orchestra in brand new, modern arrangements by Gene Pritsker, William Anderson, and Jonathan Dawe. The event, to be held on September 14th at 7pm Eastern at The Players Theatre, will also include new chamber orchestra music by composers William Anderson, Seth Boustead, Dan Cooper, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, Mark Kostabi, Arkady Leytush, Milica Paranosic, and Gene Pritsker. Contemporary poets on the program include Robert C. Ford, Erik T. Johnson, Jim Kempner, Cheri Magid, Imelda O'Reilly and Poez. Conductor Arkady Leytush will lead the 20-piece chamber orchestra in this eclectic tribute to one of the world's most inspiring cultural neighborhoods.

The event is part of the The Village Trip, a two-week-long festival celebrating arts and activism in Greenwich Village. More information:

About Composers Concordance

Staying in rotation for 40 years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past but also an ethic of keeping one's ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene.

Composers Concordance, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, and Seth Boustead.

Composers Concordance has also created a Naxos-distributed record label: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. Composers Concordance's overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.

The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012
United States