June highlights from Baltimore’s An die Musik LIVE:
1- Friday, 8 & 9:30 pm
MARIA NECKAM QUARTET
Maria Neckam, voice & composition
Fabian Almazan, piano
Desmond White, bass
Colin Stranahan, drums
2 – Saturday, 2 pm
THE MISTO DI VOCI ENSEMBLE
The Misto di Voci Ensemble comprised of violin, clarinet and piano, has been thrilling audiences in the Mid Atlantic region with their exciting performances. Translated as “mixed voices” from Italian, Misto di Voci describes the complimentary timbres of the ensemble.
Lake Samish (1988) – Hovhaness (1911-2000)
L’Histoire du Soldat (1918) – Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Suite for Trio – Arutiunian (b. 1920)
Tickets: $12/$5 students
2 – Saturday, 8 & 9:30 pm
TED BROWN’S FREEWHEELING SEXTET
Ted Brown – tenor saxophone
Brad Linde – tenor saxophone
Sarah Hughes – alto saxophone*
Dan Roberts – piano
Michael Kramer – guitar*
Gavin Fallow – bass
Dave McDonald – drums
The sextet will be playing music by Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, Ted Brown, and Lester Young. Tickets: $15/$10 students
8 – Friday 8 & 9:30 pm
THE SAMUEL KING QUINTET
Samuel King, alto sax
Jeron White, bass
Justin Taylor, piano
Johnny Jones, drums
(special guest) on trumpet
Sam King is a writer, musician, and jazz enthusiast from Baltimore, who is an alumni of the Baltimore School for the Arts and finally returned back to Baltimore to graduate from the Cab Calloway Music Program at Frederick Douglas High School. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Howard University’s Fine and Performing Arts Department, under the direction of Fred Irby, and has performed with several musical legends.
9 – Saturday, 3 pm
A PIANIST’S GUIDE TO IMROVISATION (WORKSHOP)
Led by Robert Hitz
Open to beginners and accomplished players of any instrument. Bring your instrument and an open mind. Admission: $12/$10 students
9 – Saturday, 8 & 9:30 pm
MALIKA ZARRA ENSEMBLE
Moroccan singer/composer/producer, MALIKA ZARRA is a multi-cultural shape-shifter, an enchantress who leaps effortlessly between seemingly unconnected languages and traditions, uniting them while utilizing each to further enrich the others. The exotically beautiful artist with the velvety, sinuous mezzo-soprano voice has demonstrated a rare ability to communicate both powerful and subtle ideas and feelings in Berber, Moroccan Arabic, French and English now a much-in-demand headliner at concert halls and festivals the world over.
10 – Sunday 5 pm
ARMONIA CELESTE ENSEMBLE
“Udite Amanti-Beware Lovers”: Music from the 17th Century Barberini Courts
The ensemble Armonia Celeste (Italian for “heavenly harmony”) brings the music of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque eras vividly to life for audiences across America.
With three distinct and beautiful female voices singing in close harmony accompanied by plucked-string period instruments, the musicians of Armonia Celeste infuse their historically informed performances with unforgettable passion and joy.
Tickets: $15/$10 students
14 – Thursday, 8 pm
MARYLAND EXPERIMENTAL, ELECTRONIC, ELECTROACOUSTIC (M3E)
Fundraising concert for An Die Musik Live!
T. A. Zook
Steven Campbell Hilmy
23 – Saturday, 8 & 9:30 pm
SYLVIE COURVOISIER & MARK FELDMAN
Performing the music of John Zorn, Masada Book II (Book of Angels), from their CDs “Masada Recital” + “Malphas” plus some of their own compositions from their new CD “OBLIVIA” on Tzadik Records.
Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier are two of the most spectacular composer-performers working today. Virtuosos on their respective instruments and sensitive, telepathic improvisers, their quest for perfection results in breathtaking new music that seamlessly blends classical composition with the exciting edge of improvisation.
Working closely as a duo since the mid 1990s, their interplay is now at a creative peak in this, their latest and most beautiful recording. Featuring original material by the both of them, Oblivia redefines the format of violin-piano recitals. The future of classical music is here!
29 – Friday, 8 & 9:30 pm
Sunna Gunnlaugs, piano
Þorgrímur Jónsson, bass
Scott McLemore, drum
“Long Pair Bond” the new trio album by Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs, marks her move home after spending over a decade in Brooklyn playing mostly in quartets with saxophonists like Tony Malaby, Loren Stillman or Ohad Talmor. Born in Iceland 1970, Sunna Gunnlaugs came to the United States to study jazz at William Paterson College in New Jersey in 1993 and upon graduation moved to Brooklyn, NY where she became a facet of the original jazz scene. She has previously released six CDs and has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.