Tuesday, December 6, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EST)
The Players Theatre, New York, NY, United States
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Free (In person: $32-$52 | Stream: free)

Gene PritskerFaceless
Jason JacksonYou Said
Sophie DunérLet's Go Commercial
Dave SoldierWest Memphis
Eddie Allen — Selected works
John Clark — Selected works
Dan Cooper — Selected works
Franz Hackl — Selected works
Gerson Galante — Selected works
Ginka Mizuki — Selected works
Alon Nechushtan — Selected works
Valery Panamarov — Selected works
Wyatt Pepper — Selected works
Ed Schultheiss Colón — Selected works

On Tuesday, December 6th at Players Theatre, Composers Concordance presents the CompCord Big Band, with some of New York's finest musicians.

The CompCord Big Band takes the genre of big band music to untrodden destinations, combining what one recognizes as the standard swing sound with contemporary compositional techniques, bending traditional rules with atypical arrangements. This event's featured soloists include trumpet legend Valery Ponomarev (The Jazz Messengers), Kathleen Supové on toy piano and soprano Melanie Mitrano. The band will also highlight our Young Lions project, with three trumpet players in the early stages of their careers.

Featured compositions include: Gene Pritsker's Faceless, inspired by Duke Ellington and featuring trumpet soloist Franz Hackl; You Said by Jason Jackson; Sophie Dunér's Let's Go Commercial; and Dave Soldier's West Memphis.

The concert will also be live-streamed on the Composers Concordance Facebook Page.

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 Kathleen Supové, toy piano

In May 2012, Kathleen Supové received the John Cage Award from ASCAP for “the artistry and passion with which she performs, commissions, records, and champions the music of our time.” Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile new music pianists, continually redefining the pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today’s world. Ms. Supové presents solo concerts under the moniker THE EXPLODING PIANO. A striking presence onstage, she has performed with computers, boxing gloves, robots, and laptop orchestra.

Recent projects include two solo CDs: "The Debussy Effect," on New Focus Recordings (La Barbara-Clark-Marks-Felsenfeld-Woolf-Gosfield-Cooper), the result of a multi-composer commissioning project; and "Eye to Ivory" (Childs-Woolf-Barash-Didkovsky-Naphtali), with vocalizing, extended techniques, Yamaha Disklavier, and noise-based effects.


The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10012
United States