Composers Concordance – CompCord Big Band – The 1st Concert of the 6th Annual CompCord Festival

The Cutting Room Presents:

Composers Concordance – CompCord Big Band – The 1st Concert of the 6th Annual CompCord Festival

Fri, March 3, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Cutting Room

New York, NY

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

There is a $20 food and drink minimum

Composers Concordance – CompCord Big Band – The 1st Concert of the 6th Annual CompCord Festival
Composers Concordance – CompCord Big Band – The 1st Concert of the 6th Annual CompCord Festival
On March 3rd at The Cutting Room, Composers Concordance presents the first concert of its sixth annual festival, entitled 'New York / New Music.' The CompCord Big Band, featuring many renowned instrumentalists from gotham's jazz scene, will perform a dozen NYC-themed contemporary compositions scored for the standard big band ensemble. Arrangements adhering to time-honored traditions will contrast with more avant garde approaches, as part of the inclusionary mix that NYC audiences have come to associate with Composers Concordance.

Featuring Vesselin Gellev - violin, Melanie Mitrano - voice, Gerson Galante - clarinet, & Thomas Carlo Bo - conductor

Compositions by: Thomas Carlo Bo, David Taylor, Patrick Hardish, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Joseph Martin Waters
Marie Incontrera, Alon Nechushtan, Melanie Mitrano/Gerson Galante, Kinan Azmeh, Anthony Branker, Franz Hackl.

Staying in rotation for thirty two years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past, but also an ethic of keeping one's ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. It has also created a record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs, and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Melissa Grey. Composers Concordance's overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.

"For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label." -The Wall Street Journal. "Enterprising new music organization" -The New York Times. "The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way....ingenious fun" -Classical-Modern Music Review. "Edgy...boisterous...demanding our attention" -San Diego Story. "These men and women are creating exciting music with elements of jazz, world music and many experimental techniques blended with equal parts classical tradition and playing techniques." -Asbury Park Press. "There is considerable evidence to show that Composers Concordance may be one of the most exciting labels in American contemporary music. -JazzdaGama
Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/