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UPCOMING CONCERTS


1-7 November 2017

Heirlooms | Rio & Paraná | Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar

Nicholas Ciraldo performs HEIRLOOMS on his tour of Brazil.
1 November 2017 | 9th Academic Symposium for Guitar
Solo recital, School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná
7 November 2017 | Solo recital
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro

December 17, 2017 5:00 PM

Ich Habe Genug (Arrangement) | Mezzrow Classical Salon

Michael Finckel & David Oei perform my arrangement of Bach's ICH HABE GENUG, at the Mezzrow Classical Salon.

Mezzrow, 163 West 10th St., NYC

March 2018

They Disappear | San Francisco Choral Artists & Veretski Pass

San Francisco Choral Artists and Veretski Pass perform THEY DISAPPEAR in their program "From Shtetl to Metropolis: Jewish Musical Diaspora" in multiple concerts in the Bay Area.

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, San Francisco
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Temple Sinai, Oakland




PAST CONCERTS 2006-2016


May 21-28, 2017

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Arrangment) | Selby & Friends

Pianist Kathryn Selby, violinist Andrew Haveron, & cellist Timo-Veikko Valve perform my arrangement of LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN in By Arrangement, an inventive program of orchestral works adapted for piano trio. Performances in Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Bowral, & Turramurra.
Listen to the May 23 performance HERE

May 20, 2017

Kiss the Stars Goodnight | Concordia College, NY

Students of Concordia Conservatory's chamber music program present KISS THE STARS GOODNIGHT, a song cycle for chamber ensembles of young performers. Weaving a story of discovery and whimsy in the day of the life of a child: waking up, going to school, daydreaming, playing, and saying good night, the cycle includes ten song settings of poems by Karla Kuskin, Mary Britton Miller, Deborah Chandra, Carl Sandburg, Douglas Evans and Charlie Sohne.

Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

April 30, 2017 5:00 PM

You are always distracted by something | Mezzrow Classical Salon

Jesse Han, Daire Fitzgerald, and David Oei perform YOU ARE ALWAYS DISTRACTED BY SOMETHING, at the Mezzrow Classical Salon.

Mezzrow, 163 West 10th St., NYC

March 31, 2017 7:30 PM

Up, Up, and Up | String Orchestra of New York City | The Cell

Premiere performance of String Orchestra version of UP, UP and UP by SONYC.
The Cell, NYC

March 27, 2017 8:00 PM

Heirlooms | University of Southern Mississippi | Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar

Nicholas Ciraldo performs HEIRLOOMS in a solo guitar recital at the University of Southern Mississippi School of Music.

Marsh Auditorium, University of Southern Mississippi School of Music, Hattiesburg

Continue reading "Heirlooms | University of Southern Mississippi | Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar" »

March 19, 2017 3:00 PM

Shabu Shabu | OSilas Gallery | Concordia College, NY

Keith Kreindler & Evelyn Wadkins perform SHABU SHABU in a new arrangement for bass clarinet & cello.

OSilas Gallery
Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

March 17, 2017 9:30 PM

Heirlooms | Howard Center for the Performing Arts | Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar

Nicholas Ciraldo performs HEIRLOOMS in a solo guitar recital at Louisiana Tech

Howard Center for the Performing Arts, Ruston, Louisiana

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March 9-11, 2017

Only the Piano Will Give us Our Peace | Aura: Contemporary Ensemble & Psophonia Dance | Midtown Arts, Houston

Aura: Contemporary Ensemble in collaboration with Psophonia Dance Company present Memory Web, a show including ONLY THE PIANO WILL GIVE US OUR PEACE. Choreography by Sophia Torres.
Midtown Arts Theater Complex, Houston

Continue reading "Only the Piano Will Give us Our Peace | Aura: Contemporary Ensemble & Psophonia Dance | Midtown Arts, Houston" »

March 4, 2017 11:00 AM

Animal Estates | Concordia College, NY

Concordia Conservatory presents THE ANIMAL ESTATES HOME BUYERS' TOUR as part of its Musical Adventures for Children series.

Concordia Conservatory, Bronxville, NY

February 15-17, 2017

Residency at University of Southern Mississippi School of Music

Lessons, talks and a guest recital at University of Southern Mississippi, including the premiere of HEIRLOOMS, commissioned and performed by guitarist Nicholas Ciraldo.
More Dappled Than Color: An Evening of the Music of Matt Van Brink (Facebook)
Program: ICH HABE GENUG (Arrangement), YOU ARE ALWAYS DISTRACTED BY SOMETHING, COPYCATS, HEIRLOOMS, CHIMES & MORE DAPPLED THAN COLOR
February 17, 2017, 7:30 PM
Marsh Auditorium
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg

Continue reading "Residency at University of Southern Mississippi School of Music" »

January 30, 2017 7:00 PM

Road Trip | Concordia College, NY

The violin studio of Emily Kalish present ROAD TRIP in a recital of chamber works.
Concordia Conservatory, Bronxville, NY

October 30, 2016 4:30 PM

The Heart Grows Fonder | Elizabeth Lim-Dutton & Lawrence Dutton | Mezzrow Classical Salon

Elizabeth Lim-Dutton & Lawrence Dutton perform THE HEART GROWS FONDER, commissioned for them by the Hoch Chamber Series at Concordia Conservatory, at the Mezzrow Classical Salon, hosted by pianist David Oei.

Mezzrow, 163 West 10th St., NYC

October 2, 2016 5:00 PM

Be Music, Night | Schola Cantorum of New Orleans | Marigny Opera House

Schola Cantorum of New Orleans. directed by Yulene Velásquez, performs BE MUSIC NIGHT in a program of new compositions and traditional choral music.

Sunday Musical Meditation
Marigny Opera House, New Orleans

August 23, 7:30 PM
August 26, 8:00 PM

Music Directing "Lover Beloved" at The Alley Theater

Pianist and Music director for a two-performance run of LOVER BELOVED by Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik.
Texas Room, Alley Theater, Houston

July 9, 2016 7:30 PM

Birthday Wish | The New School | Duo Cintemani

Duo Cintemani (Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, flute & Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar) perform BIRTHDAY WISH at the 16th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes

Tishman Auditorium at University Center
The New School
New York, NY

May 7, 2016 7:30 PM

Arietta: Music & Moonlight | Concordia Conservatory

Cellist Nick Politi & Soprano Emily Murray present the premiere performance of ARIETTA: MUSIC & MOONLIGHT commissioned for them by Concordia Conservatory as part of the student chamber music program.

Sommer Center at Concordia College
Bronxville, NY

May 4, 2016 7:00 PM

Take the Burden Upon You | Tiferet Bet Israel

Cantor Elizabeth Shammash, Aron Zelkowicz, Gretchen van Hoesen, and Alberto Almarza perform TAKE THE BURDEN UPON YOU for Mezzo Soprano, harp, cello & flute.

Anne Frank: A Living Voice
Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, PA

April 22, 2016 to
May 1, 2016

Music Directing "Lover Beloved" at Rattlestick West

music directing Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik's Lover, Beloved: An evening with Carson McCullers. With Mary Chieffo & Suzanne Vega, directed by Jackson Gay.

The Sherry Theater
North Hollywood, CA

January 17, 2016 6:00 PM

The Heart Grows Fonder | National Museum of Natural History | Liz & Larry Dutton

Liz Lim-Dutton, violin & Larry Dutton viola, perform THE HEART GROWS FONDER, a new work commissioned for them by Concordia Conservatory.

More info & tickets ==> LINK

Emerson String Quartet 2015-2016 Concert Series (36th Season)
National Museum of Natural History - Baird Auditorium
Washington, D.C.

 

Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2015-2016 Tour

Sybarite5 perform my arrangement of Perapaskero's TURCEASCA in concerts on their 2015-2016 tour.

Continue reading "Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2015-2016 Tour" »

August 16, 2015 12:40 PM

Mischief | National Flute Convention | Rachel Ciraldo, flute

flutist Rachel Ciraldo presents a program of new music for young performers including MISCHIEF at the National Flute Convention's Youth Flute Day.

National Flute Convention
Washington, DC

May 16, 2015 7:30 PM

The Secret Ingredient | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory presents THE SECRET INGREDIENT, eight new pieces for student ensembles, all using the same musical ingredients ... plus an unknown one revealed at the end...


Sommer Center at Concordia College
Bronxville, NY

Fri., December 5 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sat., December 6 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Sun., December 7 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM

Christmas Every Day | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory's Community Holiday Musical
CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY
Book, music & lyrics by MVB
Directed by Greg Suss
Musical Direction by Ari Rossen
Choreography by Alexandra Amirov

6 Performances
Facebook event page

Concordia Conservatory
Bronxville, NY

Continue reading "Christmas Every Day | Concordia Conservatory" »

 

Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2014-2015 Tour

Sybarite5 perform my arrangement of Perapaskero's TURCEASCA in concerts on their 2014-2015 tour.

Continue reading "Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2014-2015 Tour" »

July 24, 2014 7:00 PM

Flip the Switch | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory's Summer Musical Theater Workshop presents FLIP THE SWITCH, a one-act musical for young performers.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Kellen Blair & MVB

Sommer Center at Concordia College
Bronxville, NY FREE

June 8, 2014 3:00 PM

Thick and Thin | Merkin Hall | JP Redmond & Teddy Rockas

J.P. Redmond and Teddy Whitehead-Rockas perform "Thick and Thin" from A FAMILY TREE in a winners showcase concert for the National League of Performing Arts

Merkin Hall, New York

May 19, 2014 7:30 PM

Take the Burden Upon You | Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival

A new arrangement of TAKE THE BURDEN UPON YOU performed by members of the Pittsburgh Symphony at the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival.

Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh

May 3, 2014 7:30 PM

A Family Tree | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory presents A FAMILY TREE, twelve new pieces for student ensembles, organized by instrumental family: Cello quartet, Violin quintet, Sax quartet, Percussion quartet, Guitar quartet Piano 4-hands, Vocal trio, Vocal Quartet, and 4 mixed ensembles.


Sommer Center at Concordia College
Bronxville, NY

March 27, 2014 to
March 30, 2014

Swan Lake Fantasy | Hudson Guild Theater | Matei Varga & Matthew Westerby Company

Matthew Westerby Company presents an evening of new dances including one set to my SWAN LAKE FANTASY performed live by pianist Matei Varga.

"A Swan Lake fantasy re-imagines a classic, reflecting on the notions within the original work of beauty, betrayal and sacrifice, leading to ultimate tragedy."

Hudson Guild Theater
441 W 26th Street
New York, NY

Continue reading "Swan Lake Fantasy | Hudson Guild Theater | Matei Varga & Matthew Westerby Company" »

November 22, 2013 8:00 PM
November 23, 2013 8:00 PM

Songs of Stephen Foster | Institute for Advanced Study | Lara St. John & Martin Kennedy

... in "Musical Geographies," another wonderfully eclectic concert from Lara St. John, including my SONGS OF STEPHEN FOSTER. With pianist and composer Martin Kennedy.

The Edward T. Cone Concert Series at the Institute for Advanced Study, Wolfensohn Hall, Princeton, NJ

 

Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2013-2014 Tour

Sybarite5 perform my arrangement of Perapaskero's TURCEASCA in concerts on their 2013-2014 tour.

Continue reading "Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2013-2014 Tour" »

August 15, 2013 7:30 PM

Songs of Stephen Foster | Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival | Lara St. John, violin

... in an eclectic concert including my SONGS OF STEPHEN FOSTER, with Alexander Tselyakov, piano
Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival
Pender, BC

July 17, 2013 7:00 PM

Helplessly Lost | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory's Summer Musical Theater Workshop presents HELPLESSLY LOST, a one-act musical for young performers.

Book by Claire Simard & MVB
Music & Lyrics by MVB

Sommer Center at Concordia College
Bronxville, NY FREE

March 15, 2013 10:00 PM

Skitter | Mystery Park Arts Band, Miami

SoBe Arts and Subtropics presents the final concert of the 22nd Subtropics Experimental Music and Sound Arts Festival. An evening of international world premieres including SKITTER, performed by the Mystery Park Arts Band.

Carl Fisher Clubhouse
Little Stage Theater Complex
Miami Beach, Florida.
FREE

February 8, 2013 9:15 PM

Speaking at Nerd Nite NYC: "Tricked into Learning"

I'll be giving a talk at Nerd Nite NYC on February 8, 2013 about some some classic (old!) and new (mine!) learning songs. Come warmed up!

Music is powerful! And not just that weepy flute solo from Titanic. Memorized music and lyrics seem to get a privileged place in our memories. So for young people, there is a lifelong educational resource not just in listening to songs which teach, but in learning, singing and performing them. And for old people… well, perhaps it will still work for us, too. So what can we learn about learning from learning about learning teaching songs? Let’s sing and find out.

Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street, DUMBO Brooklyn

February 2, 2013 11:00 AM

Henry and the Humbug | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory's Musical Adventures for Children series presents the first perofrmance of HENRY AND THE HUMBUG, a one-act musical for young audiences.
Book by Rami Vamos
Music & Lyrics by MVB

November 30 - December 2, 2012

Snowflake Has Its Day | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory's Community Holiday Musical. SNOWFLAKE HAS ITS DAY, a one-act musical for young performers.
(Formerly titled A Single Winter's Day)

Book by Jen Littlefield & MVB
Music & Lyrics by MVB
6 Performances in Bronxville, NY

September - November, 2012

In residence at the Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico

Fall residency at the Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico.

 

Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2012-2013 Tour

Sybarite5 perform my arrangement of Perapaskero's TURCEASCA in concerts on their 2012-2013 tour.

Continue reading "Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2012-2013 Tour" »

September 23, 2012 3:00 PM

Songs of Stephen Foster | Morgan School Gagnon Auditorium | Lara St. John & Martin Kennedy

... with pianist & composer Martin Kennedy in a recital including my SONGS OF STEPHEN FOSTER, and Sonata for Violin and Piano, John Corigliano; Five Ladino Songs, David Ludwig; Trivial Pursuits, Martin Kennedy; Freylakh, Matt Herskowitz; Three Gershwin Songs, George Gershwin/arr. Jonathan Tunick
George Flynn Classical Concerts, Inc.
Morgan School Gagnon Auditorium, Clinton, CT, USA

September 23, 2012 2:00 PM

Dal Dosai | Chapman University | Mary Palchak, flute

Faculty Recital – Mary Palchak, flute
Including DAL DOSAI
Salmon Recital Hall, Chapman University

July 18, 2012 7:00 PM

Whoops! | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory Musical Theater Workshops presents workshop performances of WHOOPS! and OUTA MY HEAD, classroom musicals for young performers.
Book by Emily Schorr Lesnik.
Music & Lyrics by MVB
Directed & Choreographed by Jen Littlefield

Continue reading "Whoops! | Concordia Conservatory" »

June 9, 2012 (Palo Alto)
June 10, 2012 (Oakland)
June 16, 2012 (SF)

Among the Redwoods | San Francisco Choral Artists

in concerts including the premiere performances of AMONG THE REDWOODS
San Francisco Choral Artists presents Poetry on Musical Wings: odes, riddles, rhymes, brilliance, humor, and heart.

June 9, 2012, 8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto

June 10, 2012, 4:00 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland

June 16, 2012, 8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

May 1, 2012 (Hong Kong)

You are always distracted by something | The Intimacy of Creativity, Hong Kong

The Intimacy of Creativity, the internationally-acclaimed two-week partnership devoted to promoting an intimate dialogue between composers and performers hosted by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology returns for a second season, and will include workshops and a final performance on May 1 of YOU ARE ALWAYS DISTRACTED BY SOMETHING, a rechristening of an older piece...

April 13, 2012 (Washington)
April 16, 2012 (NYC)

Only the Piano Will Give us Our Peace | Great Noise Ensemble

Great Noise Ensemble in concerts including ONLY THE PIANO WILL GIVE US OUR PEACE

Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30 PM
"Philosophy"
Ward Hall, Catholic University
Washington, DC

Monday, April 16, 2012 7:30 PM
Cutting Edge Concerts
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater
Peter Norton Symphony Space
95th Street and Broadway, NYC
TICKETS $20/$15

March 11, 2012 (Palo Alto)
March 17, 2012 (SF)
March 18, 2012 (Oakland)

They Disappear & Hashkiveinu | San Francisco Choral Artists

in concerts including the premiere performances of THEY DISAPPEAR for choir and Klezmers and performances of a newly revised HASHKIVEINU.
San Francisco Choral Artists presents Prophets, Kings & Klezmer, exploring the heart and soul, the stories and dreams, the grief and joy, the texts and traditions of Jewish life are expressed in psalms, folksongs, prayers and lullabies. Veretski Pass joins SFCA for a wild and wonderful series of concerts.

March 11, 2012, 4:00 PM
Congregation Etz Chayim
4161 Alma St, Palo Alto

March 17, 2012, 8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

March 18, 2012, 4:00 PM
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit St, Oakland

December 4, 2011 (Palo Alto)
December 10, 2011 (Marin)
December 17, 2011 (SF)
December 18, 2011 (Oakland)

Lull the Solemn Night | San Francisco Choral Artists

in concerts including LULL THE SOLEMN NIGHT
San Francisco Choral Artists presents Company at the Creche, exploring the nativity from the ground up, sharing the wonder of those who were there: the manger animals, peasants, and shepherds.

December 4, 2011, 4:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto

December 10, 2011, 8:00 PM
Montgomery Chapel
Bolinas Ave. at Richmond
SF Theological Seminary campus, San Anselmo

December 17, 2011, 8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Lutheran
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco

December 18, 2011, 4:00 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland

Continue reading "Lull the Solemn Night | San Francisco Choral Artists" »

December 12, 2011 8:00 PM

Animal Estates | Christ & St. Stephen's Church

Paul Dunkel presents Animalhausmusik, an evening of music for all ages, including Peter and the Wolf, songs by Linda Rogers and Michael Stewart, and a concert version of my mini-musical ANIMAL ESTATES . With Jim BracchittaPatti Goettlicher, George Psomas, and Joelle Lurie.

TICKETS (click to buy)
Family rates available.
Christ & St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69th Street, NYC

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Friday, December 9, 2011

White, Those That Stayed Still | World Youth Choir | Ceremonial Hall, Oslo

World Youth Choir in concert including the first performance in Europe of WHITE, THOSE THAT STAYED STILL
World Youth Choir
Conducted by Grete Pedersen
Oslo University Ceremonial Hall

December 6, 2011 7:30 PM

Songs of Stephen Foster | Lara St. John & Martin Kennedy | SoBe Arts American Masterworks String Festival

... with pianist & composer Martin Kennedy in a recital including my SONGS OF STEPHEN FOSTER.
Little Stage Theater
SoBe Institute of the Arts
2100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida

November 3, 2011 5:30 PM

BMI Workshop Showcase: "Exciting to Me"

BMI WORKSHOP SHOWCASE: New Theatre Songs by Members of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop. Including MVB & Charlie Sohne's "Exciting to Me" from TOUCHED. Also with songs by Kellen Blair and & Kinosian, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Raymond Bokhour and Simon Gray, Beth Falcone, Michele Foor and David Gaines, Matthew Hardy and Randy Klein, Mary Liz McNamara, Andy Monroe, Michael Ogborn, Adam Overett, and Jeff Ward

Presented by The Drama League, Drama Desk and the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop In association with Musical Mondays Theatre Lab. Produced for BMI by Workshop director Patrick Cook and Frank Evans. Directed by Igor Goldin

Marjorie S . Deane Little Theater
10 West 64th Street (between Broadway and Central Park West), NYC
Running time: 80 minutes, Reception follows.
RSVP
 

Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2011-2012 Tour

Sybarite5 perform my arrangement of Perapaskero's TURCEASCA in concerts on their 2011-2012 tour.

Continue reading "Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2011-2012 Tour" »

August 5, 2011 5:00 PM

White, Those That Stayed Still | Cantoria de la Merced | IFCM World Symposium

The outstanding Cantoria de la Merced will give the first performance of piece WHITE, THOSE THAT STAYED STILL at this year's International Federation for Choral Music World Symposium in Puerto Madryn, Buenos Aires.

August 2, 2011 8:00 PM

Kiss the Stars Goodnight | Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture presents a concert of my music, including KISS THE STARS GOODNIGHT and a set of my musical theater songs. With soprano Fotini Samara.

Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
Kefalonia Island, Greece

Thursday, July 28, 2011 4:00 PM
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 30, 2011 2:00 PM

Grammar Police | Prospect Theater Company

What makes us who we are? When are the moments that we each discover our true abilities? How do we overcome challenges to discover our individual and special powers? From super-heros to Shakespeare, Prospect Theater Company explores questions of character in this new musical revue, performed by the students in the 2011 Summer Intensive Program. Featuring an array of original material by emerging musical theater writers, performed by a cast of 15 talented teens.

... including my song GRAMMAR POLICE.

July 28-30, 2011
ALTER EGO, A Teen Musical Revue
Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.)
TICKETS $10
(212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250, or visit the box office, 12pm to 8pm daily

Curated by Dev Bondarin. Directed by Dev Bondarin, Rachel Dart, and Simone Zamore Curbelo. Produced by Prospect Theater Company.

July 21, 2011 8:00 PM

Flopitopitot | Concordia Conservatory

Following a performance of FLIP THE SWITCH!, an orchestra drawn from Concordia Conservatory's Summer Chamber Music camp will perform FLOPITOPITOT. (And then I will join them on accordion for Por Una Cabeza.) Part of Concordia's Summer Music Festival Concerts

Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
FREE

July 20-21, 2010 7:00 PM

The Loudest Voice & Flip the Switch! | Concordia Conservatory

Workshop performances of two new 30-minute musicals with books by Kellen Blair and music and lyrics by MVB. Part of Concordia Conservatory's Summer Music Festival Concerts

PHOTOS

Directed & choreographed by Jen Littlefield.
Music direction by MVB

Program 1 (Grades 5-8)
THE LOUDEST VOICE
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 7:00 PM

Program 2 (Grades 1-5)
FLIP THE SWITCH
Thursday, July 21, 2011 7:00 PM

Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
FREE

Continue reading "The Loudest Voice & Flip the Switch! | Concordia Conservatory" »

June 21, 2011 3:30 PM

Animal Estates | Make Music New York

American Opera Projects and The Walt Whitman Project present The Voice of Brooklyn: Contemporary Opera and Song in the heart of Fort Greene Park
...playing accordion for Caitlin Smith's "Pour Les Enfants" at 4:30pm. With Melissa Hughes
...playing piano and singing for ANIMAL ESTATES at 5:30pm. With Joelle Lurie

3:30-8:00 PM, Free
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
(at the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument)

May 21, 2011 8:00 PM

Where Are You Now? | Dimenna Center | Manhattan Choral Ensemble

Manhattan Choral Ensemble presents New Music for New York
including the premiere performance of WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at The Dimenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37 Street, NYC

May 13-14, 2011, 7:30 PM

Flopitopitot, Take the Burden Upon You, and Washing Machine | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory's irresistible chamber music program for young performers will include two pieces of mind: the premiere performance of FLOPITOPITOT, for a trio of beginning violin, piano and percussion students; a new version of TAKE THE BURDEN UPON YOU, for voice, violin, clarinet and piano, and a performance of WASHING MACHINE, for 6-hands piano.

FLOPITOPITOT on 13 May
TAKE THE BURDEN UPON YOU and WASHING MACHINE on 14 May

FREE, Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

March 15, 2011 7:30 PM

Dal Dosai | University of Kansas | DuoSolo

DuoSolo (Michael & Mary Kirkendoll) perform a program including DAL DOSAI

7:30pm, FREE
Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall
University of Kansas

March 3, 2011 8:00 PM
March 5, 2011 8:00 PM

Be Music, Night | C4 Choral Collective

...including the premiere performance of BE MUSIC, NIGHT, an SATB setting of a poem by Kenneth Patchen. (Used by permission of New Directions Publishing)
C4: The Choral Composer / Conductor Collective
also performing works of Dyrud, Rautavaara, Matthew Brown, Allen Menton, Carlos Michans, and Jordan Nobles.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 8:00 PM
Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church
552 West End Avenue at West 87th Street
$10

Saturday, March 5, 2011 8:00 PM
Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014
$10

February 5, 2011 11:00 AM

Animal Estates | Concordia Conservatory

Music at Concordia presents THE ANIMAL ESTATES HOME BUYERS TOUR as part of the Musical Adventures for Children Series at Concordia Conservatory.

Schoenfeld Campus Center
Concordia College
Bronxville, NY

October 15, 2010 to January 15, 2011

Songs of Stephen Foster | Lara St. John & Martin Kennedy

... including performances of SONGS OF STEPHEN FOSTER, an arrangement for violin and piano of several Stephen Foster tunes. Also including performances of Martin Kennedy's Trivial Pursuits

October 15, 2010 12:00pm
Rockefeller University, New York

October 17, 2010 3:00pm
University of Georgia, Athens

October 21, 2010 8:00pm
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto

October 23, 2010 8:00pm
Bishop's University Centennial Theatre. Sherbrooke, Quebec

October 24, 2010 8:00pm
Queen's University, Grant Hall, Kingston, Ontario

October 29, 2010 8:00 pm
Hillfield Strathallan College, West Hamilton, Ontario

November 14, 2010
Troy Chromatics, Troy, NY

January 14 and 15, 2011
The Library Theater, Birmingham, Alabama

December 18, 2010 2:00 PM

More Dappled Than Color & It's Never the Same Without Snow | Concord Womens' Chorus

...including the USA premiere of MORE DAPPLED THAN COLOR and the premiere performance of an SSAA version of IT'S NEVER THE SAME WITHOUT SNOW.
Concord Women's Chorus
Holiday Concert: "Winter Dreams"
Jane Ring Frank, conductor and artistic director
Also including music by Andrew Carter, Paul Carey, Rebecca Clarke and others.

Trinity Episcopal Church
81 Elm Street, Concord, Mass.

December 12, 2010 2:30 PM

It's Never the Same Without Snow | Lincoln Center Holiday Songbook | Joelle Lurie

Lincoln Center Holiday Songbook, A concert of new holiday music presented by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists. Directed by John Znidarsic and co-sponsored by Arts and Artists at St. Paul. Including MVB's "It's Never the Same Without Snow" performed by Joelle Lurie.

December 3, 2010 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 4, 2010 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM
December 5, 2010 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM

Christmas Every Day | Concordia Conservatory

Premiere performance of CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY, a one-act musical commissioned by Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art.

Book, music and lyrics by Matt Van Brink
Based on a story by William Dean Howells.
Directed by Greg Suss
Music direction by Claire Simard
Choreography by Jen Littlefield
Set design by Eric Zoback
Lighting design by David Pentz
Produced by Kathleen Suss

Featuring a cast and crew of 95 students representing 23 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Bronx and Westchester County.


TICKETS $25/$10
(914) 337-9300 X2433


Schoenfeld Auditorium, Concordia Colllege
Bronxville, NY

November 29, 2010 8:00 PM

More Dappled Than Color | Vespera Ensemble

including the premiere performance of MORE DAPPLED THAN COLOR.
Vespera Ensemble: "Winter Song"
The Music Gallery, Toronto

 

Turceasca (Arrangement) | Sybarite5 | 2010-2011 Tour

Sybarite5 perform my arrangement of Perapaskero's TURCEASCA in concerts on their 2010-2011 tour.

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September 12, 2010 3:00 PM

Perofrming Tristan Perich's "Elevation Maps" | Noguchi Museum

...performing on accordion
Tristan Perich's "Elevation Maps" for five accordions and 1-Bit electronics
$10/$5 kids free
Noguchi Museum
3338 10th Street, Long Island City, NYC

September 8, 2010 9:30 PM

NEXT: Now Entering the X-Roads of Theatre: Songs from Touched

NEXT: Now Entering the X-Roads of Theatre
presents AN EVENING OF CHARLIE SOHNE including songs from TOUCHED
The Duplex
61 Christopher St, NYC

August 7, 2010 2:00 PM

Animal Estates | Aldrich Museum

ANIMAL ESTATES, a 40-minute musical for children featuring irascible singing animals and kazoos.

With Sam Heldt, Patti Goettlicher, Justin Link, and Joelle Lurie
Directed by Hilary Leavitt
Book, Music and Lyrics by Matt Van Brink
Additional Dialogue by by Jennifer S. Greene

Based on Fritz Haeg's "Animal Estates"

Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Family Art Adventures

Part of Fritz Haeg's residency at the museum

August 1, 2010 4:00 PM

Zephyr | Maverick Concerts | Lara St. John, violin

Including the premiere performance of MVB's ZEPHYR and Martin Kennedy's "Variations on Being Alone," Bach: Partita No1 & No3, and Ysaÿe: Sonata Op 27, No3.
1 August 2010 4:00PM
Maverick Concert Hall, Woodstock, NY

June 27, 2010 (NYC)
March 5, 2010 8:00 PM (Amherst)
January 8, 2010 7:30 PM (Cleveland)

Performing with Gamelan Galak Tika | Mini tour

Performing on accordion and keyboard with Gamelan Galak Tika.

January 8, 2010 7:30 PM
Cleveland Museum of Natural History

March 5, 2010 8:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium
UMass Amherst

June 27, 2010 4:00 PM
Bang on a Can Marathon, NYC
World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York, NY

May 18, 2010 8:00 PM (SF)
June 13, 2010 4:00 PM (SF)
June 19, 2010 8:00 PM (Palo Alto)
June 20, 2010 4:00 PM (Oakland)

The Lower Leaves of Trees | San Francisco Choral Artists

in concerts including THE LOWER LEAVES OF TREES



San Francisco Choral Artists presents new American choral music in a program presented by Composers, Inc. Magen Solomon directs the 24-voice semi-professional choir, now celebrating their 25th anniversary, in a program that also includes Frank La Rocca’s Miserere, Trevor Gomes’ Sunscape, new works by Ted Allen, Herb Bielawa, Russel Burnham, Paul Crabtree, Robin Estrada, Kirke Mechem, Henry Mollicone, Jerry Mueller, and New Voices winners. And we premiere works from Composer-In-Residence Brian Holmes and Composer-Not-In-Residence Christopher Marshall, Christopher Marshall, Eleanor Ayersa and Kala Pierson, and pieces by Ted Allen, Herb Bielawa, Russel Burnham, Paul Crabtree, Robin Estrada, Kirke Mechem, Henry Mollicone, and Jerry Mueller.

May 18, 2010 8:00 PM
Old First Church
1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco / TICKETS

June 13, 2010; 4:00 PM

St. Mark’s Lutheran
1111 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco / TICKETS

June 19, 2010; 8:00 PM
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue, Palo Alto / TICKETS

June 20, 2010; 4:00 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue, Oakland / TICKETS

June 18, 2010

Performing with Polkastra | IdeaCity10

Performing with Polkastra at IdeaCity10
Toronto

May 7, 2010 8:15 PM

Sonata for Saxophone and Piano | University of Oregon | Noah Getz, saxophone

Noah Getz will perform my SONATA FOR SAXOPHONE AND PIANO at the University of Oregon.
Beall Concert Hall
Tickets $10/$8

May 7, 2010 7:30 PM

Kiss the Stars Goodnight | Concordia College

The students of Concordia Conservatory's chamber music program will premiere a new song cycle of mine commissioned by the Conservatory with support from the ASCAP Foundation's Charles Kingsford Fund. The cycle includes ten song settings of poems by Karla Kuskin, Mary Britton Miller, Deborah Chandra, Carl Sandburg, Douglas Evans and Charlie Sohne. The texts weave a story of discovery and whimsy in the day of the life of a child: waking up, going to school, daydreaming, playing, and saying good night. Each instrumental and vocal part was tailored to the level of the student who will perform it, making the experience challenging, achievable, and fun!

VIDEO from the concert (YouTube)

Tickets $10/$5
Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

May 2, 2010 2:30 PM

Performing with Sinfonietta of Riverdale | Riverdale Temple

Performing with the Sinfonietta of Riverdale on accordion in Hindemith's Kammermusik No1.

Riverdale Temple
4545 Independence Avenue (at 246th Street)
New York

April 26, 2010 7:00 PM

Music directing "Everything is Fine" | ASCAP Foundation Musical Theater Workshop

...music directing a reading of Ryan Langer and Jon Weissberg's Everything is Fine at ASCAP.

April 22, 2010 8:00 PM
April 23, 2010 9:00 PM
April 24, 2010 9:00 PM
April 25, 2010 3:00 PM

Animal Estates | Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival

ANIMAL ESTATES, a 40-minute musical for children featuring irascible singing animals and kazoos.


With Eric Harper, Justin Link, Dana Craig, and Joelle Lurie
Directed by Hilary Leavitt
Book, Music and Lyrics by Matt Van Brink
Additional Dialogue by by Jennifer S. Greene

Based on Fritz Haeg's "Animal Estates"

Shortened Attention Span Musical Festival
Tickets

The Players Theater
115 MacDougal St, New York

March 2, 2010 7:30 PM

Guru | Boston University | ALEA III

"Celebrating Lukas" a concert of 5 works by Lukas Foss and a collection of short pieces written by his students, including my 60-second piece GURU

ALEA III, Boston University Chamber Chorus
Theodore Antoniou, conductor, Ann Howard Jones, conductor, Kathleen Boyd, flute, Yukiko Shimazaki, piano, Justin Blackwell, piano

Elegy for Anne Frank, Echoi, For Toru, The Prairie, Behold! I Build an House
plus Eighteen Epigrams (a new work written by Lukas Foss’ students in honor of their teacher
Mark Berger, Ramon Castillo, Michalis Economou, Sunggone Hwang , Jakov Jakoulov,
Panos Liaropoulos, Ivana Lisak, Pedro Malpica, Margaret McAllister,
Apostolos Paraskevas, Mauricio Pauly, Matt Van Brink, Jeremy Van Buskirk, Paul Vash,
Ronald G. Vigue, Julian Wachner, John H. Wallace, Po-Chun Wang.)

FREE
Tsai Performance Center
Boston University

January 30, 2010 6:00 PM

Initial Ascent | Concordia Conservatory

MVB & George Francois perform INITIAL ASCENT for two pianos at the Hoch Chamber Music Series' Gala Concert.
Sommer Center
Concordia College, Bronxville NY

December 21, 2009 9:30 PM

Music directing "The First Joelle" | Metropolitan Room | Joelle Lurie

... music directing and playing Joelle Lurie's Christmas cabaret "The First Joelle.'
with Sean Hackett, guitar & Connor Meehan, drums
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd St., NYC
Reservations: (212) 206-0440

November 19, 2009 3:00 PM

Up, Up and Up | Music Now, Terre Haute

Sharilyn Spickall, violin and Irina Albig, piano performing UP, UP, and UP
Indiana State University New Music Festival
Center for Performing and Fine Arts

October 4, 2009 4:00 PM

Performing "Every Night When the Sun Goes In: Americana" | OSilas Gallery, Concordia College

With Eddie Whalen, guitar and vocals, I'll be singing and playing accordion in a set filled with
bluegrass, old-time and Appalachian songs, gospel songs from Kentucky Harmony and songs by American songwriters from Stephen Foster and Henry Clay Work to Lead Belly and Hank Williams.
Osilas Gallery at Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

September 22, 2009 8:00 PM

Shabu Shabu | Capital University | Inspirare Duo

Faculty Flute and Clarinet Duo Dr. Lisa Jelle and Dr. Gail Zugger perform SHABU SHABU
Huntington Recital Hall, Capital University
Columbus Ohio LINK

September 14, 2009 7:00 PM

Performing with Polkastra | Le Poisson Rouge

Polkastra’s debut album Apolkalypse Now (iTunes LINK) includes my polkafied arrangements of Strauss, Smetana, Beethoven, Wagner, and a traditional Romanian tune. And yes, there will be contrabassoon. $20, Le Poisson Rouge, New York
New York Times Review

June 20, 2009 6:30 PM

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Arrangement) | Greenwich Music School | Ansonia Trio

The Ansonia Trio performs my arrangement of LE TOMBEAU de COUPERIN
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow St., New York
Tickets

May 17, 2009 4:00 PM

Ich Habe Genug (Arrangement) | Mannes College of Music| Robert Burkhart & Vladimir Valjerevic

Robert and Vladimir had the notion of my turning J.S. Bach's aria ICH HABE GENUG into a piece for cello and piano.  The arrangement works very well, and they will give its first performance in their recital at Mannes. Also on the concert: BEETHOVEN Sonata in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2 | BARBER Songs | BARBER Sonata Op. 6. FREE, Mannes College of Music, 150 W 85th St., NYC

May 16, 2009 3:00PM @ St. Paul, MN &
May 17 2009 3:00PM @ Mankato, MN

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Arrangement) | Lydia Miller, violin

Lydia Miller will perform my arrangement of LE TOMBEAU de COUPERIN for violin and piano on...
Saturday, May 16, 3:00PM, Macalester Plymouth United Church, St. Paul, MN
& Sunday, May 17, 3:00PM, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

Days of American Culture in St Petersburg, Russia
May 13, 2009 6:00 PM @ Sheremetiev Palace
May 14, 2009 7:00 PM @ St Petersburg Conservatory
May 15, 2009 7:00 PM @ US Consulate Residence

Sarabande for 6 guitars & Prelude Miniatures | Educational Bridge Project

The extraordinary Educational Bridge Project hosts cultural exchanges for artists in USA & Russia. My SARABANDE (for six guitars), and PRELUDE MINIATURES will be performed in St Petersburg on May 13 & 14, and I will sing and play two songs from my musical A Single Winter’s Day on May 15 at a reception and concert at the US Consulate. The festival also features music by Ramon Castillo, and music by Russian composers Svetlana Nesterova, Anton Tanonov, Nikolay Mazhara, Ekaterina Blinova, Olga Bochihina, Nikolay Khrust and Vladimir Gorlinsky.

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May 8, 2009 8:00 PM

Sic Semper Nobis | California State University Northridge Symphony, John Roscigno

CSUN Symphony concert... including the premiere performance of Sic Semper Nobis (“Ever Thus to Us”).  Northridge Composition Prize performance. Plaza del Sol, Tickets $10/$7/$5

May 8, 2009 7:30 PM

Washing Machine | Concordia Conservatory

Concordia Conservatory's remarkable student chamber music program will include a performance of my 6-hand piano piece WASHING MACHINE performed by young students from the conservatory. I coached a rehearsal last week and these kids rock. FREE, Sommer Center, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

March 28, 2009 7:30 PM,
September 10, 2009 7:30 PM &
September 12, 2009 5:00 PM

Music directing "This Time Tomorrow" | Metropolitan Room | Joelle Lurie

... music directing and playing Joelle Lurie's show "This Time Tomorrow."
The Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd St., NYC

March 14, 2009 12:00 PM

Animal Estates | Harlem School of the Arts

Jennifer Greene, Rami Vamos, Joelle Lurie, and I will present ANIMAL ESTATES, a 30-minute musical for children featuring irascible singing animals and kazoos. Jenn Greene and I developed it last summer in a performance in a version for 24 screaming elementary school-aged kids. This new version reworks the show for 4 mostly non-screaming adults.

The Animal Estates Home Buyers' Tour
Book by Jennifer Greene & Matt Van Brink
Music & Lyrics by Matt Van Brink
Based on Fritz Haeg's "Animal Estates"

Harlem School of the Arts
Gathering Space
645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York

January 30, 2009 10:30 AM

Only the piano will give us our peace | FSU New Music Festival

The Florida State University College of Music will present my ONLY THE PIANO WILL GIVE US OUR PEACE during its New Music Festival, January 29-31.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

December 11, 2008 7:30 PM

Initial Ascent | Queens College | Stephanie & Saar DUO

... including the premiere performance of INITIAL ASCENT, for two pianos.

Stephanie Ho & Saar Ahuvia DUO play works by New York composers. Music by Richard Rodney Bennett, Philippe Bodin, Charles B. Griffin, Jay Anthony Gach, Denise Broadhurst, and MVB. PODCAST @ Queens College site

Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Concert Hall
Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College CUNY, Flushing, NY

December 5, 2008 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
December 6, 2008 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
December 7, 2008 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM

A Single Winter's Day | Concordia Conservatory

Premiere performance of A SINGLE WINTER'S DAY, commissioned by Concordia Conservatory, with support from the ASCAP Foundation.

UPDATE: PHOTOS

Schoenfeld Campus Center
Concordia College
Bronxville, NY
Tickets $20 / $10

November 23, 2008

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Arrangement) | Conway Hall Sunday Concert Series | Ibuki Trio

The Ibuki Trio performs my arrangement of Ravel's LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN on the Conway Hall Sunday Concert Series
Conway Hall, London UK

November 19, 2008 8:00 PM

A Thousand Tender Passages | Hofstra Chamber Singers

Hofstra Chamber Singers, directed by David Fryling will perform
A THOUSAND TENDER PASSAGES. Coveting thy neighbor's wife? Presidentially scandalous!

Cathedral of the Incarnation
Cathedral Avenue, Garden City, NY
Tickets $15 / Free for kids & Hofstra community

November 17, 2008 7:00 PM

Sonata for Saxophone and Piano | Stella Adler School | Noah Getz, saxophone

Noah Getz will perform my SONATA FOR SAXOPHONE AND PIANO with pianist Ann Kang at the Stella Adler School.

Harold Clurman Concert Series
Stella Adler School
31 West 27th Street, NYC

November 7, 2008 8:00pm (LSU)
November 13, 2008 5:00pm (SLU)

Rachel Ciraldo: Shabu Shabu @ SLU & LSU

Rachel Ciraldo will perform SHABU SHABU with with Linda Cotter, flute on November 7 at at the Louisiana State University Recital Hall, Baton Rouge, LA ... and with Meredith Rouse, oboe (!) on November 13 at Pottle Auditorium, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

October 18, 2008 2:30pm (Troy, NY)
October 30, 2008 7:30pm (Boston)
November 22, 2008 4:00pm (Cambridge)

Performing with Gamelan Galak Tika & Ensemble Robot | EMPAC, Berklee & MIT

Performing on accordion in Ramon Castillo's Agak Agak. Gamelan Galak Tika with Ensemble Robot
October 18 at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY, then
October 30 at Berklee College of Music David Friend Recital Hall, Boston, and
November 22 at Broad Institute Auditorium, Cambridge PHOTOS

October 12, 2008 4:00 PM

Sonata for Saxophone and Piano | Phillips Collection | Noah Getz, saxophone

Noah Getz will perform my SONATA FOR SAXOPHONE AND PIANO at the Phillips Collection Sunday Concert Series along with other works with piano, and for saxophone solo.

Concerts are included in museum admission for the day of the performance.
The Phillips Collection Music Room
1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC

August 9, 2008 2:00 PM
August 10, 2008 7:30 PM
August 11, 2008 7:30 PM

Performing with Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra | Mahagonny

... performing on accordion
KURT WEILL The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Erik Nielsen, conductor
Fully-staged production, sung in English
Tanglewood Music Center Theater
Lenox, Mass.

June 15, 2008 7:00 PM

Performing with Gamelan Galak Tika & Ensemble Robot | Int'l Festival of Arts and Ideas, New Haven

Gamelan Galak Tika with Ensemble Robot @ International Festival of Arts and Ideas
World Stage, New Haven Green, New Haven, CT
I will be joining Galak Tika on accordion as they once again team up with Ensemble Robot for a Balinese - Electronic extravaganza! Don't miss this outdoor concert with rocking gamelan, electric guitars, and circuit-banging robots!

UPDATE: Here is a short video with lots of good footage of the show: LINK

May 31, 2008 10:00 AM

A Thousand Tender Passages | VocalEssence Essentially Choral Reading Sessions

... including a performance of A Thousand Tender Passages.
VocalEssence Essentially Choral reading session for new choral music

The Music Room
SPCO Center, Third Floor
408 St. Peter Street
St. Paul, Minnesota
Free - no ticket required

May 3, 2008 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Animal Musical Workshops | Whitney Museum

As part of artist Fritz Haeg's Animal Estates prototype installation at the Whitney Biennial, I will be leading a family program for kids age 8-12 and their parents. The program will take place within the installation of animal habitats and we will channel the animal inhabitants through original song and movement. I will be playing accordion, accompanying new songs written especially for this project. Two sessions run on Saturday 3 May 2008 from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. For further information and registration, call (212) 671-5300.

UPDATE: MP3 links for the songs Big Brown Bat and Beaver Dam

March 8, 2008 7:00 PM

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano | MOSA | Noah Getz, saxophone

... in a recital including a performance of SONATA FOR ALTO SAXOPHONE and PIANO.
Music at Our Saviour's Atonement (MOSA)
Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett Avenue, New York City
(one block west of Broadway&189th)
Tickets $8-$12

February 9, 2008 9:00 PM

Music directing "Joelle Lurie at the Triad"

... music directing and accompanying Joelle Lurie's evening of song at the Triad. She really rocks, so if you're in the neighborhood, or in a neighborhood near the neighborhood, get your ears ready.
with Bob Bowen & Adam Christgau
The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC
Tickets $5.

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August 10, 2007 1:30 PM

Shabu Shabu | National Flute Convention | Emily McKay & Jeremy Reynolds

... including a performance of SHABU SHABU for flute and clarinet
with Jeremy Reynolds, clarinet
National Flute Association Annual Convention
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 31, 2007 9:30 PM

Birthday Wish | il Cantiere, Rome | Dal Suono Sommerso

... in a program of music for flute and guitar including BIRTHDAY WISH. Performed by Franco Capri, guitar, Stefano Cogolo, flute
also on the program:

Alvin Curran - da “Saltando in padella”
Ak2deru - II/III
Cristiano Vecchi - Anello di Saturno n°
Ak2deru - Capriccio n°1
Cristiano Vecchi - Anello di Saturno n°2
Ak2deru - Capriccio n°2
Cristiano Vecchi - Anello di Saturno n°4
Giovanni Guaccero - Flute Dance
Emmanuel Louis - I don't know how, but the doctor found a bicycle inside of my thumb
il Cantiere
via Gustavo Modena 90/a
Trastevere. Rome
6 Euro
Dal Suono Sommerso (From Submerged Sound) is dedicated to the diffusion and the production of new compositions, especially that of young composers, both in Italy and in other countries. Through a series of initiatives, and in particular through concerts, it explores alternative methods of diffusing the “Young Music,” individualizing new spaces for encounters with the public and creating a network of contacts that favors cultural exchange among different countries.

May 5, 2007 7:00 PM

Washing Machine | Concordia Conservatory

including the premiere performances of two works for young ensembles: WASHING MACHINE, for 6-hands piano and PRELUDE, DIALOGUE & GUNBATTLE for piano, bass, guitar & drums.
Sommer Center
Concordia College
Bronxville, NY

FREE

I am so proud of Concordia Conservatory's Chamber Music program. In addition to their regular lessons at the school, students have the opportunity to play chamber music with other students of similar ability. And when an oddball instrumentation bubbles to the surface, director Kathleen Suss turns to her composers to fill the bubbles. Both writing this music and coaching the ensembles are big, big fun.

March 31, 2007 6:00 PM

Prelude Miniatures | University of Southern Mississippi | Nicholas Ciraldo, guitar

... in a faculty recital including a performance of PRELUDE MINIATURES, which Nick has also recorded for an upcoming CD.
Marsh Auditorium
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Miss.

FREE

March 10, 2007 7:00 PM

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Arrangement) | Waltz Astoria | Stella Trio

... in a late show at Waltz Astoria. Grab a beer and enjoy a concert including my arrangement of Ravel's LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN. The concert also includes trio by Novak, Brahms, and Cassado. Stella Trio: Jannina Barefield, violin; Laura Metcalf, cello; Monica Chung, piano
Ditmars Boulevard beetween 23rd and 24th Streets (N,W to Ditmars Blvd/31st Street)
$10 cover

December 2, 2006 6:00 PM

Sarabande | University of Southern Mississippi Guitar Sextet

... in a recital including the premiere performance of SARABANDE.
Directed by Nicholas Ciraldo
Marsh Auditorium
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Miss.

FREE

November 5, 2006 5:30 PM

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Arrangement) | Weill Hall | Stella Trio

... including the premiere performance of my arrangement for piano trio of Ravel's LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN.
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
57th Street & 7th Avenue, New York
Tickets $24 / $10

September 17, 2006 7:00 PM

Take the Burden Upon You | Austin Chapter of Hadassah

... presents a benefit concert entitled "New Beginnings." The concert features the premiere performance of TAKE THE BURDEN UPON YOU, three songs on poems of Hannah Senesh.
performers include the Miró Quartet, Hazzan Neil Blumofe, tenor and guitarist Matthew Hinsley, and saxophonist Harvey Pittel.
Congregation Agudas Achim
Dell Jewish Community Campus
7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Tex.

August 13, 2006 3:00 PM

Dal Dosai | National Flute Convention | Amy Porter, flute

in a Gala Concert including DAL DOSAI
34th National Flute Association Convention
David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh

11 June 2006 4:00 PM, Oakland
17 June 2006 8:00 PM, Palo Alto
18 June 2006 4:00 PM, San Francisco

The Lower Leaves of Trees | San Francisco Choral Artists

San Francisco Choral Artists presents "Slightly Cloudy with a Chance of Song," a concert featuring works celebrating nature and the natural landscape, including THE LOWER LEAVES OF TREES

Sunday 11 June 4:00 PM @ St, Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland
Saturday 17 June 8:00 PM @ St, Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto
Sunday 18 June 4:00 PM @ Church Of St. Gregory Nyssen, San Francisco

20 April 2006, 11am @ New Jersey City University, Jersey City
23 April 2006, 5pm @ Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester, Rye
1 May 2006, 7:30pm @ Christ & St. Stephen's Church, New York

Dal Dosai | Paul Dunkel & Peter Basquin

In recitals including DAL DOSAI and also including a new work by Tamar Muskal

20 April 2006 @ New Jersey City University
23 April 2006 @ Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
1 May 2006 @ Christ & St. Stephen's Church, New York

March 30, 2006 7:00 PM

String Quartet | Tenri Cultural Institute | Nova Chamber Artists

Nova Chamber Artists
a concert of chamber music including my STRING QUARTET
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street, New York