Transparent Productions Calendar


Transparent Productions has a number of sows coming up in the Washington DC area.

April 30th
Sunday
6:00PM
Sangha, $15 Ernest Dawkins Quartet
Ernest Dawkins – alto and tenor saxophone
Maurice Brown – trumpet
Darius Savage – bass
Isaiah Spencer – drums
May 22
Monday
7:30PM
DCJCC

Masada Rock featuring Rashanim
Jon Madofby – guitar
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass
Mathias Kunzli -percussion, drums
John Zorn’s Masada compostions performed by the trio Rashanim.
A co-presentation with the DCJCC, 1529 16th St., NW
In advance: $15; Member, Student and Senior Price: $10
At the door: $20; Member, Student and Senior Price: $14
May 23
Tuesday 8:00PM
GWU
Phillips Hall
$15

New Music From Japan
Satoko Fuji – piano
Natsuki Tamura – trumpet
June 15
Thursday 8:00PM
Twins Jazz 1344 U St
$15

Trio BraamdeJoodeVatcher
Trio BraamdeJoodeVatcher, new music from the Netherlands
Michiel Braam – piano
Wilbert de Joode – bass
Michael Vatcher, drums
one drink minimum

May at An die Musik LIVE


The coming month’s An die Musik LIVE events:

We are pleased to present our May concerts. This month’s classical events
feature Peabody alumni and graduate students, and all will conclude with a
free wine reception.

Celebrate Mom by treating her to a concert, and take advantage of our
restaurant discount program!

Every Monday through May 15th, 7:30 pm
STUDENTS OF PEABODY JAZZ DEPARTMENT & GUEST ARTISTS
$8/$5 students

If you haven’t heard them yet, now is the time. Just a few weeks remain of
their spring run!

3rd, Wednesday, 7:30 pm – Peabody Student Recital
RACHEL GAWELL (CELLO) & JEREMIAH BAKER (SAXOPHONE)
FREE – Reservations are required

Presenting Igor Stravinsky’s “Suite Italienne” for cello and piano; William
Bolcom’s “Lilith” for alto saxophone and piano, and Hans Werner Henze’s
“Serenade” for solo cello.

5th, Friday, 8 pm
SONYA LIFSCHITZ (PIANO) & MIRIAM STEWART (POETRY)
$12/$10 students & seniors

Ukrainian born pianist Sonya Lifschitz recently completed her studies at
the Peabody Conservatory under the legendary pianist Leon Fleisher and
Boris Slutsky. Baltimore native Miriam Stewart’s collaboration with Ms.
Lifschitz is exploring the commonalities of structure and thematic
development in poems and musical pieces. Join us for a wine reception after
the concert!

6th, Saturday, 3 pm
LUCAS TANNOUS (TENOR), VOICE RECITAL
$12/$8 students & seniors
Presenting a performance of Schumann’s Dichterliebe and lieders of Schubert
and Richard Strauss. Join us for a wine reception after the concert!

6th, Saturday, 8 & 9:30 pm
ODEAN POPE TRIO

Odean Pope – sax
Tyrone Brown – double bass
Craig McIver – drums
$18/$15 students & seniors
Odean Pope is an exceptionally compelling and original musician. Perhaps
best known for his work with the great drummer Max Roach, he possesses a
powerful sound and awesome control of his instrument. His Trio features
bassist Tyrone Brown, who is also a long-term member of the Max Roach
Quartet, and young drummer Craig McIver, who joined the Trio in 1993.

11th, Thursday, 8 & 9:30 pm
MALACHI THOMPSON’S FREEBOP BAND – “RED HEAD”

Malachi Thompson – trumpet
Kirk Brown – piano
James King – double bass
Nasar Abadey – drums
$20/$18 seniors and students

Malachi Thompson, a charter member of the legendary AACM and highly
inspirational trumpet master, plays a rare Baltimore concert with his world
renowned Freebop Band.
This performance of “Red Head” is sponsored by the American Composers Forum
through its Encore Program, supporting repeat performances of new works.

12th, Friday, 8 pm
LESLEY CRAIGIE (SOPRANO) W/ JONATHAN MOYER (PIANO)
$12/$8 students & seniors

Performing Les Nuits d’ete by Berlioz, and works by Richard Strauss and
Britten.

Originally from Scotland, Craigie recently graduated with a Graduate
Performance Diploma in Opera from the Peabody Institute, where she was the
recipient of several scholarships, including the Hilda Perl and Douglas
Goodwin Scholarship for Opera. Join us for a wine reception after the
concert!

13th, Saturday, 8 pm
LIVING MUSIC
$8/$5 students

Music of:
Ying-Chen Kao
David Witmer
Osvaldo Golijov
Christopher Theofanidis

Artists:

Jesse Irons, violin
Sonya Chung, violin
Karin Hardin, viola
Sam Matthews, cello
Caleb Jones, cello
Hui-Chuan Chen, piano
David Witmer, Piano
Stephen Pfleiderer, Clarinet

This program will focus on the works of two Peabody composers, Ying-Chen
Kao and David Witmer, as well as the music of the well-known composers
Osvaldo Golijov and Christopher Theofanidis.

The artists are a group of ambitious, young musicians from the Peabody
Institute who are enthusiastic and experienced in performing contemporary
music. The idea behind these concerts is to encourage and facilitate the
performance of contemporary music written by living composers.

A wine reception will follow the concert.

18th, Thursday, 8 pm
JASON PAUL PETERSON (PIANO)
$12/$8 students & seniors

Performing works of Bach/Hess, Chopin, Scriabin, and Schumann. At 17,
Peterson was awarded a grant from the Chopin Foundation and subsequently
became the first-ever four-time recipient of the award. He is currently
enrolled in the Doctor of Music program at Peabody, where he holds an
assistantship in piano teaching. Join us for a CD signing and wine
reception after the concert!

19th, Friday, 8 & 9:30 pm
MARTY EHRLICH – SAXOPHONES
DAVE BALLOU – TRUMPET
LAFAYETTE GILCHRIST – PIANO
GERALD CLEAVER – DRUMS
MICHAEL FORMANEK – DOUBLE BASS
$18/$15 seniors and students

An all star group, convened by Michael Formanek, exclusive to An die Musik
Live! This surely will rank as one of the most talked about concerts of
the year. Individually each artist has a formidable body of work; they are
together for one night only . . . Who knows what could happen!

20th, Saturday, 8 pm
ANA VIDOVIC, CLASSICAL GUITAR
$15/$12 students & seniors

An extraordinary talent of formidable gifts. Though barely twenty-five, she
has won an impressive number of prizes and international competitions, and
will release her sixth CD this year. In 2005, she completed the Artist
Diploma, the most prestigious degree at Peabody, under the tutelage of
world renowned guitarist Manuel Barrueco. Join us for a CD signing and
wine reception after the concert!

27th, Saturday, 8 pm
MONUMENT PIANO TRIO (Artists-in-Residence)
Tickets: $15/$10 students & seniors

A unique and inspired chamber group! Join musicians Igor Yuzefovich,
Michael Sheppard & Dariusz Skoraczewski for the last concert of their 05-06
series at An die Musik Live.

Performing Rachmaninoff’s Trio Elegiague and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 15
(1971 arrangement for piano trio and 2 percussion players). Join us for a
wine reception after the concert!

Musicians Sue Sony Over Downloads


Gotta love this: MP3 breakage.

According to the suit, the record company is treating digital downloads like traditional record sales, rather than licensed music, triggering a different royalty deal.

Under that old rubrik, the record company deducts fees for the kind of extra costs they used to incur when records were pressed on vinyl, including packaging charges, restocking costs and losses due to breakage.

Happy Birthday…


…to us!

Three years ago today Avant Music News was launched. Since then we’ve been through multiple layouts, servers and issues. We been hit with and overcome server slowness and spam problems. In the mean time the number of articles that we post on a daily basis has increased from 1 to about 5.

In the last 12 months we have posted news on every day except for about 6. So far in calendar 2006 we have not missed a single day.

Thanks again for your support.