Wednesday, November 29, 2023 @ 9:00pm – 10:30pm (EST)
DROM, New York, NY, United States
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$20 in advance, $30 at the door

Aaron Alter — Selected works
Dennis Báthory-KitszBinsey Poplars
Seth Boustead — Selected works
Vicky Cheng — Selected works
Dan Cooper — Selected works
Melanie MitranoHocket Two Me
Amy X Neuburg — Selected works
Gene PritskerScatalism
Emiliano RevertBond
Marina Vesić — Selected works
Joseph Martin WatersAgain

On Wednesday, November 29th at 9pm, Composers Concordance presents at DROM a concert program propelling an age-old compositional form into the 21st Century. The Art of the Art Song features soprano Ljiljana Winkler, of the German group Formation Solenne, as she interprets songs from a bevy of today's most dynamic composers, writing under the influence of numerous contemporary styles and texts.

Ljiljana joins CompCord Ensemble: trumpeter Peter Oswald, tenor saxophonist Dennis Brandner, pianist Jai Jeffryes, bassist Troy Rinker, Jr., and drummer Lee Jeffryes on a program of art songs composed by Aaron Alter, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Seth Boustead, Vicky Cheng, Dan Cooper, Melanie Mitrano, Amy X Neuburg, Gene Pritsker, Emiliano Revert, Marina Vesić, and Joseph Waters.

Melanie Mitrano's Hocket Two Me, Gene Pritsker's Scatalism, Emiliano Revert's Bond, Joseph Waters' Again, and Dennis Bathory-Kitsz's Binsey Poplars are among the featured compositions.

The concert will be presented in person at DROM in NYC, as well as livestreamed on Composers Concordance's 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 Ljiljana Winkler, soprano

Ljiljana Winkler is an international vocal artist, music therapist and university lecturer for singing and vocal psychotherapy at the University Augsburg. She is founder and the artistic director of the festival "Klassik4Kids" in Germany. Ms. Winkler is founder and leader of the jazz and contemporary music Ensemble Solenne. She has received numerous prizes and music awards. Ms. Winkler's artistic range extends from early music to contemporary classical works and jazz. Her artistic focus is in the field of contemporary music, as well as projects that represent a synergy of psychodynamic theories and music. She is regularly engaged at the Opera, Concert, Church and Festival Stages in Germany. Saarländisches Staatstheater, Theatre National du Luxembourg, Theater Mechelen, Wiener Operettensommer Wienna, Opera Factory Freiburg, etc.


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