BROOKLYN’S “INTERPRETATIONS” SERIES 31st SEASON
BEGINS SEPT 26, 2019
The Interpretations Series is pleased to announce its 31st season which begins Thursday, September 26th, 2019. From September 2019 to May 2019, Interpretations will continue its tradition of playing host to composers, interpreters, and improvisers — artists of both local and international scale, with myriads of approaches to music. Held at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY, tickets are $20 for adults / $15 for students & seniors, and available on http://www.Roulette.org and http://www.Interpretations.info.
The season is slated to include:
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26: ROCCO DI PIETRO | BEN NEILL **SEE COMPLETE INFO ON THIS CONCERT BELOW**
Music of Rocco Di Pietro, performed by Mivos Quartet (strings); Joseph Kubera (piano); Kathleen Supové (piano); Robert Dick (flute); Larry Marotta (guitar) — plus a special performance of Hail Mary composed by the late Julius Eastman, with Di Pietro on piano. / Ben Neill’s Fantini Futuro (World Premiere), an audio-visual work based on the music and life of early Baroque trumpeter/composer Girolamo Fantini. With Ryland Angel (countertenor); Gwendolyn Toth (Baroque keyboards); and a production team including Bob McGrath, Rachel Budin, Liz Prince, and Carl Brunt.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7: JD PARRAN | AMIR BEY
JD Parran’s Harlem Reunion, a music/spoken word quartet, perform original improvisational compositions. With Alexis Marcelo (piano); Larry Roland (poet and bass); Jackson Krall (percussion). / Amir Bey & JD Parran present Elevated Moon: a ‘ritualistic happening’ with a combination of sound, movement, visual vibrance, and light projections. With Soundrhythium Michael TA Thompson (drums & percussion); Bill Toles (light-magic); Chihiro Cute-Beat Kobayashi (movements and poses).
THURSDAY DECEMBER 5: MOMENTA QUARTET + ELIZABETH BROWN, FRANCES WHITE
The Momenta Quartet joins forces with composers Elizabeth Brown and Frances White in a multimedia evening fusing Western contemporary music with Japanese aesthetics, literary references, and a video/sculpture installation by artist Lothar Osterburg.
THURSDAY APRIL 9: THOMAS BUCKNER
Baritone Thomas Buckner presents his 31st annual concert of newly commissioned pieces with works by Earl Howard, Pauline Kim, JD Parran, and Buckner himself. With performers Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum, a two-stringed Korean bowed instrument); Andrew Drury (percussion); Earl Howard (synthesizer and saxophone); JD Parran (reeds).
THURSDAY MAY 7: MÉLANIE GENIN | ENSEMBLE L’ART POUR L’ART
Mélanie Genin performs new music for harp by Christian Dachez, Michael Greba, Saad Haddad, Pauline Kim Harris, Mantovani, and Ricardo Romaneiro. / Ensemble L’Art Pour L’Art perform works by Matthias Kawl, Stephan Streich, Killian Schwoon and others. With Matthias Kawl (percussion); Astrid Smelik (flute). Michael Shorder (guitar); plus special guest Thomas Buckner (baritone voice).