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)

 

06/2/13

“Multitude” Concert in Milwaukee with Present Music

Last month, I had the pleasure to be a part of Milwaukee’s Present Music ensemble for their Season Finale concert, MULTITUDE.

It was not just a concert, but truly an event with the evening ending in the audience dancing!  The founder, artistic director, and conductor,  Kevin Stalheim has created an anomaly and phenomenon; Present Music manages to regularly bring to their concerts audiences of 600 and they commission pieces that go on to be established repertoire for new music groups around the world.

Reviews!

“Hearne’s “Warning Song” (2006), “Snowball” (2008) and three postmodern cabaret/art songs from his Delusion Story (2011) completed the program. All are mind-bending, transcendent mash-ups of genres. The greatest, most unforgettable performances of the night were by Leah Coloff, who sang Hearne’s most searing songs while ferociously playing the cello part.”                                                           ~ John Schneider, Shepherd Express

Third Coast Daily review by Tom Strini
Journal Sentinel review by Elaine Schmidt
Milwaukee Magazine review by Paul Kosidowski
Shepherd Express review by John Schneider

Multitude Concert: Present Music 2013

02/23/13

Tibet House US Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall

Patti Smith, Jim James Top Tibet Benefit in New York
Rolling Stone

Feb 22, 2013 · … and the Scorchio String Quartet amplified every performance by balancing elaborate orchestral swirls with unsettling moments of staccato thunder.”

Scorchio played with Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Jesse Smith, Jim James, Tuneyards, Ariel Pink, Rahzel, Tenzin Choegyal, and all the monks in the grand finale!

And fun review of the night by Pitchfork calling Scorchio  “endearingly game”.

 http://m.pitchfork.com/news/49664-report-tibet-house-benefit-at-carnegie-hall-featuring-ariel-pink-tune-yards-jim-james-more/

01/25/13

Scorchio Quintet with Michael Riesman

Friday, February 22, 2013     8pm

Music by Philip Glass, Trey Anastasio, Lou Reed and Scorchio members Leah Coloff and Martha Mooke.

I’ll be debuting a new song from my upcoming (Gr)album THIS TREE arranged for string quintet
The Cutting Room

44 E 32nd St, New York, New York 10016

Scorchio quintet with Trey Anastasio

Buy tickects!!

https://www.ticketfly.com/event/213571-michael-riesman-scorchio-new-york/

11/30/11

The theme was Community

Sunday, November 20

“Fortunately art is a community effort – a small but select community living in a
spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.” — Allen Ginsberg
Reaching back into my classical past, I performed The Swan from Carnival of The Animals by Saint-Saens.

The Secret City  takes place at Dixon Place;161A Chrystie St(between Rivington & Delancey)