CompCord Chamber Orchestra
Featuring Suzanne Vega

– Songs & Poems from the Village –

Wednesday, September 14
Part of The Village Trip Festival

With Music by NYC Composers Including the Legendary
Suzanne Vega - Singing Some of Her Classic Songs in
New Orchestral Arrangements by
Gene Pritsker, William Anderson & Jonathan Dawe;
Poetry Recitations Pay Tribute to Greenwich Village
For Immediate Release - New York, NY - 

Composers Concordance and Marsyas Productions present The CompCord Chamber Orchestra in a program inspired by songs and poems from the Village. The concert will feature Suzanne Vega, widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation and a leading figure in the folk revival of the early 1980s, performing her songs with the orchestra in brand new, modern arrangements by Gene Pritsker, William Anderson and Jonathan Dawe. The event, to be held on September 14th at 7pm at The Players Theatre, will also include new chamber orchestra music by composers William Anderson, Seth Boustead, Dan Cooper, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, Mark Kostabi, Arkady Leytush, Milica Paranosic, and Gene Pritsker. Contemporary poets on the program include Robert C. Ford, Erik T. Johnson, Jim Kempner, Cheri Magid, Imelda O'Reilly and Poez. Conductor Arkady Leytush will lead the 20-piece chamber orchestra in this eclectic tribute to one of the world's most inspiring cultural neighborhoods.

The event is part of the The Village Trip, a two-week-long festival celebrating arts and activism in Greenwich Village.

Listing Information

Songs & Poems from the Village
CompCord Chamber Orchestra featuring Suzanne Vega
Wednesday, September 14
7pm ET

The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY 10012

Premium - $62.00, Tier 1 - $52.00, Tier 2 - $42.00

William Anderson, Seth Boustead, Dan Cooper, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, Mark Kostabi, Arkady Leytush, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Suzanne Vega.

Robert C. Ford, Erik T. Johnson, Jim Kempner, Cheri Magid, Imelda O'Reilly, Poez.

CompCord Chamber Orchestra conducted by Arkady Leytush
Staying in rotation for 39 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, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. 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, Debra Kaye, and Seth Boustead. Composers Concordance has also created a Naxos-distributed record label: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. 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.

"Composers Concordance..a veritable New York new music institution of concerts, album production and multiple ensembles under a sweeping, tenacious brand, thriving on the emulsion of contemporary classical, free improv, jazz and rock, overt humor and fearless political statements, all very much in evidence..The ensemble..was masterful throughout.”- John Pietaro, The New York City Jazz Record

"An unwavering force in giving composers exposure through concert bookings and its own record label, the intrepid new-music organization Composers Concordance” - The Brooklyn Rail

"The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way....ingenious fun" - Classical-Modern Music Review

“Enterprising new music organization” - The New York Times

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