Interpretations 2013 Spring Season

English: Pheeroan akLaff at a concert with Don...
English: Pheeroan akLaff at a concert with Don Byron’s new Gospel Quintet. Treibhaus Innsbruck, 2010 Deutsch: Pheeroan akLaff bei einem Auftritt mit Don Byron’s new Gospel Quintet. Treibhaus Innsbruck, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From New York’s Interpretations:

Interpretations 24 – Spring 2013 Season

The 24th season of the Interpretations concert series continues January through May 2013! Our Spring season features many composer/performers that are familiar to New York audiences: Pheeroan akLaff, Kathleen Supové, Marty Ehrlich, and Brandon Ross. We also have some amazing new music ensembles: New York’s Ekmeles vocal ensemble, Parisian string quartet DIOTIMA, Hamburg’s L’Art Pour L’Art and a duo project from English tuba virtuoso Melvyn Poore. We look forward to seeing you this season!

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 8PM

Ekmeles vocal ensemble // Pheeroan akLaff’s “Music of Global Mantras”

New York vocal ensemble Ekmeles presents a varied program of music by American composers, or on texts by American writers, including Aaron Cassidy’s “I, purples, spat blood, laugh of beautiful lips“ & Bryan Jacobs’ “Do You Need, Do To Me, 18 Me, 18 Mean”(for voices and electronics), plus works by Lou Karchin, Ben Johnston, Ken Ueno, and Evan Johnson. Inspired by years of travel in Africa, India, the Near East, and Japan, Pheeroan akLaff”s “Global Mantras” & “Tattva of Aquarius Age Reclamation” will debut a photographic installation & a libretto for voice. With Scott Robinson, Jerome Harris, Aska Kaneko, Jun Miyake, & vocalists DK Dyson, Hsuan Ma, & Michael Rogers.

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8PM

Thomas Buckner, with Ensemble L’Art Pour L’Art

Baritone Thomas Buckner welcomes Hamburg-based L’Art pour L’Art, who are celebrating 30 years as an ensemble in 2013. The evening features two works by Matthias Kaul, plus Michael Meierhof’s “Rostfrei”, Christian Wolff’s “Edges”, and John Cage’s “Four6”.

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 8PM

Kathleen Supové “Earth To Kathy” // Melvyn Poore & Cort Lippe

Pianist Kathleen Supové takes off with compositions for piano and soundtrack by Lainie Fefferman, Matt Marks, and Randall Woolf, inspired by Claude Debussy, and featuring the premiere of “Flaming Pairs” by Eric Lyon, part of an evening length work entitled “Earth To Kathy“. PLUS: New concepts for solo tuba technique and sound design from English tubist Melvyn Poore and sound artist Cort Lippe.

Thursday April 11, 2013, 8PM

DIOTIMA String Quartet

Acclaimed Paris-based string quartet Diotima presents music of composers spanning the last 50 years: Henri Dutilleux’s “Ainsi la Nuit”, Toshio Hosokawa’s “Silent Flowers”, and two works from Hugh Levick: “The Unimagined” and “Empire Inc.”

Thursday May 9, 2013, 8PM

Marty Ehrlich “Music for String Quartet & Woodwinds” // Brandon Ross “For Living Lovers”

NY premiere of Marty Ehrlich’s string quartet “Plowshares People”, & two world premieres: one for solo clarinet, and one for string quartet plus alto saxophone, with cellist Alex Waterman, violinist Jenny Choi, and others. “For Living Lovers”, the acoustic duo of Brandon Ross (guitar/banjo/voice) and Stomu Takeishi (acoustic bass guitar) presents an evening with special guests, preceding the May 21st 2013 release of the duo’s debut recording, “Revealing Essence” on Sunnyside Records.

ROULETTE:
509 Atlantic Ave. Downtown Brooklyn
2, 3, 4, 5, C, G, D, M, N, R, B & Q trains & LIRR.
General admission: $15 / $10 Roulette Members, Students, Seniors.
Tickets can be purchased online at WWW.INTERPRETATIONS.INFO