Opening Event of the 2017 Composers Now Festival

Wednesday, February 1, at 7:30 pm

Cary Hall, Dimenna Center

450 W. 37th Street

New York, NY

 

The Opening Event of the seventh annual Composers Now Festival features a vibrant program of music by living composers hosted by Composers Now founder and artistic director, Tania León. This event will also include the second annual Composers Now Visionary Awards ceremony honoring Muhal Richard Abrams, Thomas Buckner, and Pauline Oliveros (posthumously).

 

Video Screenings by Fall 2016 Composers Now Creative Residents at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund:

Sasha Zamler-Carhart, composer, singer
Ngô Thanh Phu'o'ng, choreographer, dancer

Tonia Ko, composer
Yasuno Miyauchi, composer


Performances:

Muhal Richard Abrams, Four+ for piano

Edmar Castañeda, harp

Jessie Montgomery, Strum for string quartet

Nkeiru Okoye, "The Cooking Song" and "The Chastity Song" from We've Got Our Eye on You
In collaboration with Opera On Tap

Krista Wozniak, Kamala Sankaram & Maria Elena Armijo, singers
Mila Henry, pianist

Quartet: TSU, excerpts from works by Paris Lavidis and Michelle David

Tyshawn Sorey, percussion

Zamler-Carhart/Rauh/Greenberg - voice, electric guitar, glockenspiel

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