This is a Groupmuse
A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.
Sounds of Solstice
Sun, July 9, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT
- COVID vaccination with booster required (honor system)
- COVID testing not required
- This is an indoor event
- Masks are not required
- If you feel sick, stay home
- Don't bring your own drinks
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale
- Bathroom available
- Kid-friendly event
Sounds of Summer Solstice is a music program featuring three distinct NEW MUSIC ensembles comprised of performers/composers representing a wide range of influence.
1) NYC based guitarist/composer Charlie Rauh has been invited to be resident composer by such organizations as The Rauschenberg Foundation, The Klaustrid Foundation, Louisiana State University, and The Chen Dance Center. His work as a soloist has been supported by grants from Meet The Composer, New York Foundation For The Arts, and The Fractured Atlas Group. Rauh’s approach to solo guitar composition takes inspiration from folk lullabies, plainchant, and the imagery of various poets ranging from the Brontës to Anna Akhmatova. Acoustic Guitar Magazine notes that “Charlie Rauh plays guitar with a quiet intensity, each note and chord ringing with purpose...With these lullabies Rauh gives a gentle reminder that playing soft and slow can be more impactful than loud and fast."
2) The Telos Consort is reimagining chamber music for the 21st century with its wide-ranging programming and its intrinsically flexible instrumentation. The ensemble maximizes its diversity of repertoire and sonic variety with a module approach to programming, including works for 2-to-5 players. The group is devoted to performing work by living composers and seeks to create concert experiences that are interactive, surprising, and welcoming to listeners of all backgrounds.
Telos is ensemble-in-residence at the 92nd Street Y School of Music, where its members serve on faculty leading workshops, classes, lessons, and performances.
Telos Consort is Charlotte Munn-Wood, Mindy Asher, Thomas Giles, Kyle Landry, Huizi Zhang, and Cole Reyes.
3) The Concetta Ensemble is a group of talented musicians who specialize in performing the original music of composer and violinist Concetta Abbate. With a unique blend of classical, folk, jazz, and free improvisation influences, the ensemble features voice, woodwinds, strings, piano, and percussion, played by instrumentalists from a variety of backgrounds.
The ensemble has performed at a number of notable venues and festivals, including the New Music and New Ideas Festival, the Ambient Chaos series, the Park Church Co-op Summer Festival, The Little Island Summer Festival, and the Dimenna Center for Classical Music. They have also received grants from a range of organizations, including New Music USA, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Amphion Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the ASCAP Foundation, the BMI Foundation, the Sorel Organization, and the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University.
Their upcoming concert program will include a variety of music, featuring excerpts from their new composition, PolyFloral, as well as songs from their previous albums and repertoire. PolyFloral is a beautiful and captivating work that explores the secret emotional lives of trees, insects, and other woodland animals in a forest.
What's the music?
1) Solo Guitar Works by Charlie Rauh
2) The Telos Consort
3) The Concetta Ensemble (Excerpts from "PolyFloral")
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