Ralph Farris' new ensemble "Firewood" to take part in Gallim Dance residency at The Met

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Ralph Farris' new ensemble, "Firewood", a "superband" of Juilliard-trained virtuoso violist-composers: Farris, Stephanie Griffin, Jessica Meyer and Lev Ljova, will make their first performances as part of the World Premier of Gallim Dance's Stone Skipping, at The Metropolitan Museum's Temple of Dendur on October 28 and 29, 2017.

The work is part of Gallim Dance Artistic Director Andrea Miller's residency at The Met in collaboration with composer Phil Kline as well as Juilliard's dance program. Miller's residency marks the first for a choreographer at The Met, where she plans to create "new works designed to engage with the Museum’s galleries and great spaces." Stone Skipping, composed by Phil Kline, is planned as a site-specific work for The Temple of Dendur and will provoke a "conversation with the temple [exploring] its multifaceted journey from Egypt to New York City, as well as from temple to artifact, [evoking] our own human experience and environmental footprints."

Tickets and info here.

Upcoming Yosvany Terry Tour Dates

Yosvany Terry puts his Afro-Cuban Sextet on the road at the end of January with three dates in the Virginias. The band is made up of Yosvany Terry (alto & soprano saxophones, checker), Alex Sipiagin (trumpet), Manuel Valera (piano), Yunior Terry (bass), Ludwig Afonso (drums), and Mauricio Herrera (percussion). The tour is ponsored in part by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Jazz Touring Network, which is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program. Click the links below for ticket info.

Yosvany Terry

Afro-Cuban Sextet

January 26 - Carnegie Hall - Lewisburg, WV

January 27 - Jefferson Center - Roanoke, VA

January 28 - Modlin Center for the Arts - Richmond, VA

Joanna Wallfisch's #GreatSongCycle wraps up tonight!

After a 16-date West Coast Tour where she travelled 1124 miles on her bicycle, Joanna Wallfisch returns home to NYC for one last performance on her Great Song Cycle Tour. Featuring Pablo Menares on bass, Kenneth Salters on drums and Yago Vasquez on piano, see her perform some new music at Rockwood Music Hall tonight at 9 PM!

The Great Song Cycle Begins!

The Great Song Cycle

August 2 – Portland, OR House Concert
August 6 – Eugene, OR Eugene Saturday Market
August 6 – Cottage Grove, OR The Axe & Fiddle Public House
August 12 – Arcata, CA The Sanctuary
August 17 – Petaluma, CA Kala Brand Factory Tour
August 19 – Oakland, CA The Octopus Literary Salon
August 20 – San Francisco, CA Red Poppy Art House        
August 24 – Aptos, CA Santa Cruz Coffee Company
August 25 – Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Coffee Company
August 25 – Capitola, CA Zizzo's Coffeehouse & Wine Bar
August 28 – Carmel, CA Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula
September 6 – Newport Beach, CA TBD
September 8 – Los Angeles, CA TBD

Get a free preview of Joanna Wallfisch's upcoming project "Beyond Joni"

Joanna Wallfisch will give a talk and performance at Mountaintop Library in Tannersville, NY on June 10 as a preview of her new project "Beyond Joni". The concert, a collaboration between Catskill Jazz Factory / 23Arts Initiative and Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT, will explore the great female singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s. The full performance will take place at Music Mountain on July 16. Information about the preview is here. Tickets for the Music Mountain show are here.

Kalmanovitch Maneri Duo to give talk at Mana Contemporary

“What do you call this music? Is it chamber music; is it jazz? Is it Mahler? Is it free improvisation?” — Mat Maneri

In connection with Chamber Music America and National Chamber Music Month, Mat Maneri and Tanya Kalmanovitch will explore answers to those question as well as others in a talk and performance at Mana Contemporary on May 19. Get more information and RSVP here.