10/26/14

The Source: 2014 Next Wave Festival, Fishman Space Oct 22-Oct 25, 7:30 pm

A huge wall-projection from “The Source,” with a correspondingly tiny live performer in the foreground.
KIRSTEN LUCE FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

In this multimedia oratorio by composer Ted Hearne, four singers inhabit a fever-dream assemblage of media to explore the hysteria surrounding Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.
The primary-source libretto was culled from Iraq/Afghanistan War Logs.  One of the most intense,beautiful and terrifying pieces I have been a part of.  The  NY Times review describes the power and simplicity of this multi-media experience. http://nyti.ms/1tAjjQb

Composed by Ted Hearne
Libretto by Mark Doten
Directed by Daniel Fish

Vocalists:

Mellissa Hughes     Soprano
Samia Mounts         Soprano
Isaiah Robinson     Tenor
Jonathan Woody    Bass-Baritone

Ensemble:

Nathan Koci                Music Director/ Conductor/ Keyboards
Courtney Orlando     Violin
Anne Lanzilotti          Viola
Leah Coloff                  Cello
Greg Chudzik              Bass
Ron Wiltrout              Drums

Produced by Beth Morrison Projects

09/25/14

All Brahms Concert with Chamber 16

Trio for Clarinet, Cello, Piano
Four Serious Songs
String Sextet No. 2 in G major
St. Peter’s Church
619 Lexington NYC 10022
$20.00
Mary Bopp – piano
Sam Hutcheson – baritone
Sharon Gunderson, Claire Smith – violin
Julie Goodale, Katherine Sinsabaugh – viola
Scott Ballantyne, Clay Ruede, Leah Coloff – cello

 

05/30/14

Judson’s Bailout Theater Wednesday June 2nd,

I’m so pleased to be playing the inspiring Judson Memorial Church                                                                                    along with the amazing talent of Anna/Kate and Racquel Cion.

Free to everyone!

Wednesday, June 4th 


On the first Wednesday of each month, join us for free homecooked dinners, good vibes, better people, and entertainments. No cover, no catch, no proselytizing, no processed food. Each Bailout Theater date will rotate between music and dance.

7:00 PM – Doors open at 55 Washington, Square South at the Corner of Thompson Street – Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
7:30 PM – Free potluck dinner: Potluck donations welcomed (but not required).
8:00 PM – Free entertainment:

The Music of:
Anna/Kate
Leah Coloff
Raquel Cion (accompanied by Karl Michael Johnson)

 

Anna/Kate are a folk-pop duo consisting of, well, Anna–a teacher, solo artist and red-nose clown–and Kate, playwright, activist and jazz singer. Together they perform for theater companies, pop-up performance parties and protests. Their song-cycles have been produced by Culture Project/Women CenterStage Festival, Dixon Place, Poetic Theater Productions/Poetic License Festival, and Judson Church/Magic Time and BailOut All-Stars. They have developed original content for Bowery Poetry Club, the Duplex, and multiple music venues throughout NYC. See www.facebook.com/ annakatemusic for more!

 

Hailed by The New York Times as “half witch and half cabaret performer,” Raquel Cion has performed extensively in NYC, Paris and the Bay Area. Recent projects include: Kim Katzberg’s DARKLING (Director) -IRT Theater, CATCH Performance Series; Nora Woolley’sHip(Director), IRT Theater; Gilding the Lonely: An Evening of Cabaret (Writer/Performer)-Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place. She is a founding member of NYC’s Eat a Radish Productions and performs monthly with the Obie Award winning The Secret City.

 

Karl Michael Johnson is an Astoria-based singer-songwriter and composer-lyricist. He is a graduate of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, and performs his own songs under the name Karl Saint Lucy. He wrote CLASS, a musical, with playwright-lyricist Maria Alexandria Beech, and songs from his song cycle, LA HORA PERDIDA: SONGS FOR RENNO can be heard at http://www.youtube.com/user/ karlsaintlucy .

 

05/5/14

ThisTree: Record Release! May 24th 9pm @ Spectrum in NYC

Hi friends!

Please join me Saturday May 24th, 9 pm

I will celebrating the release of my new album ThisTree and playing a show at Spectrum!

Joining me will be: Mathias Kunzli on drums, Tom Swafford on Violin and Alden Banta on horns.

Spectrum 121 Ludlow, floor 2
between Delancey and Rivington: 2 blocks from the F,M,J and Z trains at Essex/Delancey stop. Ring bell for 2.

02/13/14

The Cutting Room: Monday February 24th, 8pm

The Scorchio String Quartet brings to life new works by Beatboxing sensationRahzel, electric tinged jazz pianist/composer Richard Sussman, Emmy Award-winning composer Earl Rose, Klezmer Violinist Alicia Svigals and Scorchio founder/electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke.

The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd St, New York, New York 10016
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Doors open for drinks/dinner @6:30
Pre Concert Insights with Composers @7:00
Concert @8:00 Tickets $15/adv
($20 door) Students $10 at door with ID


This performance is part of the 2014 Composers Now Festival.

10/25/13

Scorchio Quintet in RealTime ~ Sunday, October 27 at 3:00pm

New Jersey City University (Ingalls Recital Hall)

Concert program:
-Divided Sky (Trey Anastasio, arr. Don Hart/Mooke)
-String Quartet #2: Company (Philip Glass)
-Quantum (Martha Mooke)
-You’re the One (Leah Coloff)
-A Humble Tribute to Guaguancó (Gregg August)
-Ecstasy (Lou Reed, arr. Mooke)
-Ave Maris Stella (JS Bach)
-Stash (Anastasio, arr. Hart/Mooke)