Composers Concordance 
  - Memes, Mimes, & Moms - 
May 12, 2017
at The Players Theatre
Friday, May 12th at 7pm
7pm: pre-concert drinks & art preview
8pm: concert & art auction
Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 Macdougal Street, NYC
Tickets: $30,
$15 - students & seniors 
On Friday, May 12th in the historic Players Theatre, Composers Concordance presents the program 'Memes, Mimes, & Moms,' featuring both a special art auction and multimedia concert . At 7pm, guests will preview contemporary art works to be auctioned that evening, with renowned artist Mark Kostabi as auctioneer. The proceeds will go towards Composers Concordance's ongoing concert productions and recordings. Bidders can also participate via Facebook, where the auction will be live-streamed. At 8pm, the multimedia concert program honoring Mother's Day will begin, including compositions by Melissa Grey, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Gene Pritsker, Mark Belodubrovsky, Douglas DaSilva, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mark Kostabi, and Richard Rodgers.

With performances by Zentripetal Duo: Lynn Bechtold - violin & Jennifer DeVore - cello; The Bowers-Fader Duo: Jessica Bowers - mezzo-soprano & Oren Fader - guitar; Denise Stillwell - violin, Elena Shalenkova - violin, Michiyo Suzuki - clarinet,  Mark Kostabi - piano, Michael Sgouros - percussion, Dan Moldovan - mime, and the ALChorus. 
Staying in rotation for 32 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.

for more information, please contact:
Composers Concordance
(646) 522-9442
The Players Theatre is located at 115 Macdougal Street, south of Washington Square Park, in Manhattan. 
By Subway: A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th Street/Washington Square Station