The Ensemble of Concordance composers will present ‘Operas, Songs & Poems’
On June 25 at 8 p.m. ET, contemporary vocal music and poetry recitations intertwine on Concordance of composers‘s concert event titled ‘Operas, Songs and Poems.’ This 3rd annual collaboration between NYC and the artists of Beacon will be held at the Howland Cultural Center, which was the first building in the town of Beacon to receive the distinction of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. David Amram‘Pull my Daisy Reimagined’, ‘Canneling Twain: Advice for Our Time’ by Faye-Ellen Silverman, ‘Snow’ by Debra Kaye and ‘The Meeting’ by Gene Pritsker, a mini-opera on a story by Roger Aplon, will be In star.
The concert will also be broadcast live on the Composers’ Concordance Facebook page.
Operas, songs and poems
Saturday June 25
8 p.m. ET
Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
a??Covid Health and Safety: Masks are still mandatory. To participate
the concert you must be fully vaccinated with proof at the door.
Charles Colman – baritone
Adriana Valdez – soprano
Juan Del Bosco – tenor
Gene Pritsker – electric guitar/bandleader
William Anderson – classical guitar
Franz Hackl – trumpet
Brad Hubbard – bari sax
Jai Jeffryes – piano/bandleader
Eugene W. McBride – piano
Roger Aplon – poet/narrator
Robert C. Ford – poet/narrator
Special guest artist: David Amram
Staying in rotation for 38 years in New York is a rare feat. In the case of a new music delivery organization, this requires not only diligence and knowledge of past accomplishments, but also an ethic of staying attuned to 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 an innovative way, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Producers Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-host the programs and conduct the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra and Big Band. The associate directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye and Seth Boustead. Composers Concordance has also created a label distributed in Naxos: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. The overriding vision of Composers Concordance is to promote contemporary music, composers and new works as a legitimate and respected part of society. Great music performed and well recorded, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.