Composers Concordance and Goddard Riverside Community Arts Present Generations XI - New Music for Jazz Septet Goddard Riverside – Bernie Wohl Center, New York
For Immediate Release – New York, NY – In collaboration with Goddard Riverside Community Arts, Composers Concordance presents Generations XI, the 11th-anniversary concert highlighting winners of the Generations Competition, on Tuesday, June 14 at theGoddard Riverside – Bernie Wohl Center.
The concert includes new compositions for Jazz Septet written by members of CompCord Ensemble: Franz Hackl – trumpet, Alevtina Polyakova – trombone, Gottfried Stoger – alto saxophone, Scott Hoefling – tenor saxophone, Alon Nechushtan – piano, Laurence Goldman – bass, and Joe Abba – drums, as well as CompCord Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper. Featured on the program are the winners of the Generations Competition: Katie Jenkins
Joe Abba, Dan Cooper, Laurence Goldman, Franz Hackl, Scott Hoefling, Alon Nechushtan, Alevtina Polyakova, Gene Pritsker, plus the two winners of the Generations XI composition competition: Katie Jenkins and Randall Snyder
Franz Hackl – trumpet
Alevtina Polyakova – trombone
Gottfried Stoger – alto saxophone
Scott Hoefling – tenor saxophone
Alon Nechushtan – piano,
Laurence Goldman – bass
Joe Abba – drums
About Goddard Riverside Community Arts
Goddard Riverside’s Community Arts Program, managed by Amanda Hopper, hosts a variety of low-cost performing arts events, workshops and special programs for the Upper West Side community and beyond. Its goal is to enrich the neighborhood, to engage in meaningful discussions, and to give everyone an opportunity to experience the beauty and education of art in many forms.
About Composers Concordance
Staying in rotation for 38 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.
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