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Aaron Alter's "String Theory" for String Quartet will be performed by the NeoQuartet (Karolina Piątkowska-Nowicka (1st Violin), Paweł Kapica (2nd Violin), Michał Markiewicz (Viola), and Krzysztof Pawłowski (Cello)) at the concert hall at the Centrum Balke in Kwidzyn, Poland as part of the Kwidzyn International Music Festival. Also on the program are works by Scott Brickman, Brian Field, Louis Sauter, Neil Stipp and Michail Travlos.

The Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine will perform the world premiere of Aaron Alter's "Vival-departures" (inspired by the music of Antonio Vivaldi) for string orchestra in the theatre in Kwidzyn, Poland as part of the Kwidzyn International Music Festival. Also on the program are works by Brian Field, Paolo Geminiani, Hari Kanakis, Louis Sauter, Neil Stipp and Michail Travlos.

Here is a list of some of the works and composers to be presented: Introspective Blues No. 1 for flute and harp (2016) by American composer, Aaron Alter Oneira for percussion quartet (2021) by American composer, Jennifer Bellor (1983- ) A Farmer’s Symphony by Canadian composer, John Estacio (1966- ) Sueños de Chambi for flute and piano by American composer, Gabriela Lena Frank (1972- ) Who, What, Where, When, Why? For orchestra (2020) by Dutch composer, Jacob ter Veldhuis (Jacob TV) (1951- ) Concerto 4—3 (2007) by American composer, Jennifer Higdon (1962- ) City Beautiful for violin, cello and piano by American composer, Shawn E. Okpebholo (1981- ) The Tide Turned & Beyond the Horizon (2020) by Dutch composer, Anne Vanschothorst (1974- ) Plus music by Lydia Kakabadse, Jon Lord (arr. by Paul Mann), Dimitris Papadimitriou, Ylva Skog and more as time allows On 103.3FM Princeton NJ. or http://www. wprb.com Celebrating its 25th year on the air Sound files after the broadcast at: https://www.mixcloud.com/MarvinRosen

Performers: Christophe Mantoux / France - organ

String quartet ÈxQuartet : Monika Sawczuk - violin Łukasz Górewicz - violin Grzegorz Sadowski - viola Tomasz Szczęsny - cello

In program: François Couperin (1668–1733) - Messe de paroisses (fragm.): Plein jeu Petite fugue sur le Chromhorne Duo sur les Tierces Dialogue sur la Trompette et le Clairon Tierce en Taille Dialogue sur les Grand jeux performed by Ch. Mantoux

Dimitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) - String Quartet No. 1 in C major, Op. 49 1. Moderato 2. Moderato 3. Allegro molto 4. Allegro performed by the Quartet

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637–1707) - Chorale prelude Wie schön leuchtet uns der Morgenstern BuxWV 223 performed by Ch. Mantoux

Nikos Athanassakis (1972) - String Quartet No. 1 (excerpts): 1. Allegretto 3. Scherzo

Aaron Alter (1955) - String Theory for String Quartet performed by the Quartet

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) - Passacaglia in C minor BWV 582 performed by Ch. Mantoux

Biographical notes: Christophe Mantoux studied at the Paris Conservatory under G. Litaize, also receiving first prizes in harmony and counterpoint. In 1984 he won the international organ competition Grand Prix de Chartres. In 1986–1992 he was the principal organist of the Chartres Cathedral, and in 1992–2011 a professor at the conservatory in Strasbourg. He is currently a professor at the conservatory in Paris and the principal organist of the Saint-Severin church in that city. He has performed in almost all European countries, as well as in North and South America. and China, Japan and South Korea. He is regularly invited to conduct master classes, as well as to sit on the juries of many international organ competitions.

ÈxQuartet is a string quartet made up of members of the Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. M. Karłowicz. The formation brings together artists who are pupils of various musical environments: Szczecin, Wrocław and Warsaw. The performers give concerts as chamber musicians, soloists, concertmasters, which gives the opportunity to express different approaches to musical performance. The main goal of the group is to present works in a form of expression different from before. ÉxQuartet in 2020 recorded their 3 debut albums, entitled "New Music For String Quartet" of contemporary music (the albums were awarded the medals at the 2021 Global Music Awards).

Composers: Aaron Alter, Dan Cooper, Delilah Gutman, Kristjan Järvi, Mark Kostabi, Lowell Liebermann, Eugene W. McBride, Daniel Palkowski, Gene Pritsker, David Saperstein, David See, Christopher Vassiliades.

Performers: Joan Forsyth, Jai Jeffryes, Taka Kigawa, Eugene W. McBride, Daniel Palkowski, David Saperstein, David See, Kathleen Supové, Christopher Vassiliades - piano, Christina Kay - soprano.

Composers Concordance presents a piano-based concert entitled ‘Variations,' focusing on Variation Form, including the myriad ways it remains central to music composition in the 21st century

Featured compositions include Gene Pritsker's 'Friendly Variations', Lowell Liebermann's 'Variations on a Theme of Schubert, Op. 100', Aaron Alter's 'Toccata-Variations on a Theme by Charlie Parker,' Christopher Vassiliades' 'Passacaglia Mystica', and Daniel Palkowski's 'Piano Variations'.

A certain musical form has remained so popular among composers that it seems almost synonymous with music composition itself. Variation Form’s adherents have included virtually all of the renowned composers of every era, all of whom composed sets of variations, from J.S. Bach’s 'Goldberg Variations' to Charles Ives’ ‘Variations on America.’ Beyond the classical canon, much Jazz music is structured on a basic pattern of theme and variations, and artists frequently develop variations on themes by other composers. Prime examples would include Coleman Hawkins’ 1939 recording of Johnny Green’s ‘Body and Soul,’ in which Hawkins famously varied the melody from the outset; and Billy Strayhorn’s ‘Take the A Train,' based on the harmonic progression of Jimmy McHugh’s ‘Exactly Like You.’ More recently, Pop music has become so replete with variation that fans, and even songwriters themselves, seem sometimes to forget who wrote what, leading to numerous disputes of authorship. Clearly, Variation Form itself has remained a constant, echoing what’s been heard before, while driving music’s evolutions.

The concert will also be live-streamed on the Composers Concordance Facebook page.

$20 in advance, $30 at the door

Aaron Alter's music to be included in the Classical Discoveries radio program on WPRB-FM 103.3 and https://wprb.com

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WPRB-FM Radio 103.3, Princeton, NJ

Here is a list of some of the works and composers to be presented: Two-Piano Suite by Jamaican composer, Eleanor Alberga (1949- ) Time and Again (2022) by American composer Bruce Babcock (1958- ) David’s Psalms by Ukrainian composer, Hanna Havrvlets (1958- ) The Journey from “A Saami Requiem” by Finnish composers, Gunnar Idenstam (1961- ) and Ola Stinnerbom Midsummer Passage by American composer, Doug Lofstrom Concerto No. 1 for tabla and percussion quartet by American composer, Peyton MacDonald (1974- ) Truro Canticles (2017) by British/Bulgarian composer, Dobrinka Tabakova (1980- ) Clarinet Concerto by Dutch composer, Theo Verbey (1959-2019) Plus music by Aaron Alter, Tania Eshaghoff, Paul Lansky, Galina Ustvolskaya and others and more as time allows On 103.3FM Princeton NJ. or https://wprb.com Celebrating its 25th year on the air Sound files after the broadcast at: https://www.mixcloud.com/MarvinRosen/

The amazing composer and guitarist Gene Pritsker will be coming all the way from New York and teaming up with the phenomenal saxophonist Todd Rewoldt for the West Coast premiere of Aaron Alter's Lament, Prayer and Renewal for tenor saxophone and electric guitar. Also on the program is the incredible violinist from Vancouver, Canada, Petro Krysa. The concert includes works by Gene Pritsker from Gene and Todd's new album "Duets For The End Of The World", as well as works by Madelyn Byrne, Dan Cooper, Debra Kaye and Texu Kim. This is opening concert of the NWEAMO FESTIVAL in San Diego! It's going to be an exciting concert.

Tickets are $20 at the door and the ticket revenue will be for the benefit of Ukraine. Payments will go directly via QR code to UNICEF.

The incomparable Cracow Duo (Jan Kalinowski, cellist and Marek Szlezer, pianist) as part of their 2022 US Tour, will be performing Aaron Alter's "Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem" for cello and piano, which was dedicated to them. This special concert will be at the Encinitas Library on Wednesday, March 30 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time. Also on the program are works by Fryderyk Chopin, Szymon Laks, Aleksander Tansman and a world premiere of a work by Maciej Zimka. If you are in the San Diego area, this concert is not to be missed! The concert is free, but please arrive by 11:30am to get a seat!

The incomparable Cracow Duo (Jan Kalinowski, cellist and Marek Szlezer, pianist) as part of their 2022 US Tour, will be performing the US premiere of Aaron Alter's "Variations on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem" for cello and piano, which was dedicated to them. This special concert will be at the Holocaust Museum L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 27 at 2:00pm Pacific Time. Also on the program are works by Roman Ryterband, Szymon Laks, Aleksander Tansman and a world premiere of a work by Mateusz Bień. If you are in the Los Angeles area, this concert is not to be missed! To get tickets, please click on the Get Tickets button below. The tickets are free, but you have to reserve them.

Tickets are Free, but you have to reserve your ticket via the Get Tickets button below. Seating is limited.

Aaron Alter's "First Time Meeting" for Clarinet, Violin, 'Cello and Piano will receive its World Premiere by the Unheard-of//Ensemble at a concert by Composers Concordance in New York entitled "Generations X" on October 16 at 7:00pm Eastern TIme, 4:00pm Pacific Time. In collaboration with Goddard Riverside Community Arts, Composers Concordance presents Generations X, the 10th-anniversary concert highlighting winners of the Generations Competition on Saturday, October 16 at the Goddard Riverside - Bernie Wohl Center.

Featuring the Unheard-of//Ensemble (Ford Fourqurean, clarinet; Melanie Riordan, violin; Issei Herr, cello; and Han Chen, piano), compositions by Aaron Alter, Jack Bramhaall, Dan Cooper, Shanan Estreicher, Rolf Johnson, Debra Kaye, Denise Koncelik, Matteo Dal Maso, Gene Pritsker, Anton Rovner, and Randall Woolf.

The program includes the winners of the Generations Competition: Matteo Dal Maso of Turin, Italy (25 years old or younger) for his composition Spiel, and Rolf Johnson of Albany, CA (65 years old or older) for The Mad Weasel’s Romance.

TICKETS: $15 in advance; $12 students & seniors (with promo code: studentsseniors) $20 / $15 at the door

The concert will be livestreamed at the Composers Concordance Facebook page at 7:00pm Eastern TIme, 4:00pm Pacific Time. https://www.facebook.com/ComposersConcordance/live_videos/

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$15 in advance; $12 students & seniors (with promo code: studentsseniors) $20 / $15 at the door

Aaron Alter's Piano Sonata (Inspired by Beethoven) will be performed by Susan Merdinger, Steinway Artist at the Ear Taxi Festival. In addition to Aaron Alter's Piano Sonata, the other works on the program are Saxon Variations by Elbio Barilari and Shtetl Scenes by Ilya Levinson. Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so please click on the "Get Tickets" button below to reserve your seat!

Free, but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by clicking on the "Get Tickets" button.

Aaron Alter's String Theory for String Quartet will have its US Premiere by the CompCord String Quartet on a program entitled "CompCord and Entertaining Science" on October 1 at 7:00pm (Eastern Time.) In collaboration with the Entertaining Science series at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Composers Concordance presents a concert combining a short lecture by renowned scientist Christina Pressl with performances by trumpet soloist Franz Hackl, drummer Jonathan Kane, and the CompCord String Quartet. In addition to Aaron Alter's String Theory, the program includes works by Lynn Bechtold, Dennis Brandner, Dan Cooper, Daniel Palkowski, Gene Pritsker, Hans Rotman, Dave Soldier and Austrian Jazz legend, Joe Zawinul.

The performers are Christina Pressl - scientist Franz Hackl - trumpet, Jonathan Kane - drums, Beth Holub - violin, CompCord String Quartet: Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda - violins, Eddy Malave - viola, Robert Burkhart - cello

To RSVP to see the concert in-person, please send an email to concerts@CFNY.ORG

In addition to the in-person audience, there is a livestream link via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epQ2hXaha0Y

Aaron Alter's String Theory for String Quartet will be performed by the ÉxQuartet in a program that includes works of Carl Loewe and Mieczysław Weinberg. The ÉxQuartet gave the world premiere performance of my "String Theory" in 2020 and recorded it on their award-winning debut album on the Phasma Music label entitled "New Music for String Quartet." The time of the concert is 8:00am Pacific Time.

Aaron Alter's Variations on "Lo Lanu Ha-Shem" for 'Cello and Piano will be played on a special Rosh Hashanah 5782 program for the Jewish New Year by the Cracow Duo (Jan Kalinowski, 'cello and Marek Szlezer, piano. Variations on "Lo Lanu Ha-Shem" were dedicated to the Cracow Duo.

Composers Concordance Presents "The Process Sessions", a live recording session from Kostabi World

6:00pm Eastern Time (3:00pm Pacific Time)

Session #1 Featuring: Jay Rodriguez - sax and Gene Pritsker - electric guitar Composers Concordance Launches its new series: 'Process Sessions'. A live recording of a short album in front of a small audience/panel of musicians/artists (who are invited and asked to comment on the recording itself) and an online Live-stream audience. After the recording, Gene Pritsker will edit and mix the album and it will be released on Composers Concordance BandCamp page.

Robert C. Ford - Live Stream director

LiveStream Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/492390398576424

Session #1: Jay Rodriguez - sax and Gene Pritsker - electric guitar

Repertoire: 1. My Unscheduled Fate - Gene Pritsker, 2. Untitled Dream - Jay Rodriguez, 3. Brazilian Summer - Mark Kostabi, 4. Lament Prayer and Renewal - Aaron Alter

Panel: Milica Paranosic, Mark Kostabi, Robert C. Ford, Charles Coleman, Roger Trefousse, Seth Boustead, Dan Cooper and Dave Soldier

Performers are Flutist Carla Auld and Pianist Michael Fennelly Guest Artists are Lauren Hosford, French Horn and Elise Carter, flute

Program: Francois Bourne: Fantasie Brilliant on a theme from Carmen Antonin Dvorak: Songs my Mother Taught me L. Elise Carter: Honeybee for flute, french horn and piano Valerie Coleman: Wish Aaron Alter: La Joie de Vivre (World Premiere) Alan Hovhaness: Duo for 2 flutes

Tickets are $40 in person and $20 online To purchase tickets, please click on the link below or the "Get Tickets" button: https://checkout.globalgatewaye4.firstdata.com/collect_payment_data?ant=91efc65f94c7fa577fba531f9bd72342&merchant=WSP-CARTE-NT28JwCnSg&order=b0ecbd172882c8d516daf2b59090748a8fb0e2cbe123a1a7cd96629b16e0e38b&t=1

After we receive your payment, we will email you regarding getting your link or paper ticket to you. Please reserve early! We are operating at 25% capacity so we have a limit on audience members. If you have any questions please email elise@carterglennon.org

Tickets are $40 for in person seating, $20 for online viewing of the concert

Composers Concordance Low Key Chamber Concert #5 Jay Rodriguez - winds & Gene Pritsker - electric guitar that includes works by Gene Pritsker, Jay Rodriguez, the poetry of Robert C. Ford and the world premiere of Aaron Alter's "Lament, Prayer and Renewal" for tenor saxophone and electric guitar. The concert will be streamed on Facebook Live from New York at 5:00pm Eastern Time (2:00pm Pacific Time.) Please click on the link below for information and to view the concert: https://www.facebook.com/events/236653228026332

Program

1.) Pandemic Dance #9 - Gene Pritsker - alto flute and electric guitar

2.) 3 Chords and the Truth - Jay Rodriguez - tenor saxophone and electric guitar

3.) My Unscheduled Fate * - Gene Pritsker - tenor saxophone and electric guitar

4.) Nile's Mornin Dance - Jay Rodriguez - tenor saxophone and electric guitar

5.) Lament, Prayer and Renewal * - Aaron Alter - tenor saxophone and electric guitar

6.) Ascending Volumes (based on four haikus) * - Jay Rodriguez / Robert C. Ford - poetry recitation with ney

7.) Gas Chorale Duo * - Gene Pritsker - tenor saxophone and electric guitar

8.) Soul Inflections - Jay Rodriguez - tenor saxophone and electric guitar

  • world premiere

Presented by the Boston New Music Initiative. The program is: William Joel - 30 Degrees Below, Julio Quiñones - Partita e' sea ya!, Aaron Alter - Variation on Lo Lanu Ha-Shem, Minato Sakamoto - Nocturne for Chinese Railway

These performances are part of the Virtual Boston New Music festival, a two-week showcase of Boston’s leading new music ensembles. This year’s virtual festival is available both to the Boston community and audiences around the world. Learn more here.

Join us for the 4th annual ROCC conference! This conference features lectures and performances by artists from around the world and UNG's own music faculty. All events are free and open to the public. Aaron Alter's "Toccata-Variations on a Theme by Charlie Parker" will be performed by José Manuel Garcia, piano.