Saturday, October 8, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
Kostabi World, New York, NY, United States
Online and in-person
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Online: Free | In person: $20 advance, $30 at the door

Gene PritskerDouble Impressions and Stroke (world premiere)
Debra KayeUkraine 2022
Sophie DunérRabbits on Wall Street (world premiere)
Dennis Báthory-Kitsz — Selected works
Dan Cooper — Selected works
Geoffrey Burleson — Selected works
Carlton Holmes — Selected works
Stefania de Kenessey — Selected works
Mark Kostabi — Selected works
Dina Pruzhansky — Selected works

On October 8th at 7pm at Kostabi World, Composers Concordance presents a multidisciplinary event combining three P’s of creativity: "Pianos, Poems, & Paintings".

The program features composers, pianists, poets, and painters, inspired in their creative processes by one another's work. Piano virtuoso Geoffrey Burleson premieres Gene Pritsker's composition Double Impressions and Stroke, inspired by a painting of the same title by German-American artist Rainer Gross. Composer-pianist Debra Kaye performs her Ukraine 2022, together with Roger Aplon, whose poetry inspired the music. Pianist Carlton Holmes premieres Sophie Dunér's Rabbits on Wall Street, featuring the composer's own original canvases, and new verses they inspired poet Robert C. Ford to write and recite.

Including works by poets/artists:
Roger Aplon, William Blake, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Cynthia Cook, Sophie Dunér, Robert C Ford,
Ranier Gross, Stefania de Kenessey, Mark Kostabi, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, Sylvia Plath, Jaime Sabines, and Oscar Wilde.

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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.

About Geoffrey Burleson, piano

Geoffrey Burleson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America, and is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, and jazz performer. The New York Times has hailed his solo performances as “vibrant” and “compelling,” and has praised his “command, projection of rhapsodic qualities without loss of rhythmic vigor, and appropriate sense of spontaneity and fetching colors.” The Boston Globe refers to Mr. Burleson as a “remarkable pianist” and “a first-class instrumental presence” whose performances are “outright thrilling.”

Kostabi World

225 W 22nd St.
New York, NY 10001
United States