On Sunday, April 10th at 7:30pm, David Taylor and Composers Concordance present the contemporary music concert 'Tales From Below C Level,' to be held at Manhattan School of Music's Ades Performance Space. The program will feature David Taylor's compositions 'The Banned Bamboozler,' and 'Hoppy Daze Is Here Again,' as well as 'And If All Were Dark,' by David Taylor and Franz Schubert. In addition, Gene Pritsker's 'A 21st Century Reconstruction of J.S. Bach,' Lucia Dlugoszewski's 'Shielded by Grace,' and a new work by Dan Cooper will be performed. The ensemble will feature bass trombonist David Taylor together with six double bassists: Lisa Dowling, Moppa Elliott, Laurence Goldman, Dave Romano, Marc Schmied, and Saadi Zain, conducted by Charles Coleman. Several works will feature choreography by The Erick Hawkins Dance Company.
"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.
Staying in rotation for thirty 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 new 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 for the 2015-16 season 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 more information, please contact:
By Subway: 1 train: Manhattan School of Music is located between the 116th Street and 125th Street stations.
By Bus: M5, M4, M104, M60, M11: Several MTA bus lines stop within two blocks of the school: the M5 arrives at Riverside Drive, the M4 and M104 arrive at Broadway, and the M60 and M11 arrive at Amsterdam Avenue.
By Metro North: Metro North trains stop at Harlem-125th Street. After exiting the train, board the M60 bus, making stops down Amsterdam Avenue.