Acclaimed Performers Celebrate 25 Years of North River Music

North River MusicGreenwich House Music welcomed four renowned musicians as the 25th Season of the North River Music Concert Series continues this Spring. JD Parran, Joan La Barbara, Jenny Lin and Morton Subotnick comprise the stellar lineup of contemporary musicians performing at the intimate Renee Weiler Concert Hall.

North River Music—founded by Frank Wigglesworth in 1985 to provide a fresh impetus to the performance of new music—kicked off its 25th Anniversary Season on October 21 with one of the best new jazz ensembles, The Respect Sextet. Read the New York Times review of the performance

“Greenwich House’s offerings are mindful of the traditional aspects of any art form, but open towards the cross-pollination of the various arts that might occur when creating something new and of its time,” Music Director Menon Dwarka says. “Composers/performers selected for North River Music’s 25th anniversary come from various schools of improvisation and incorporate live electronics and different world music traditions. It is through this diverse programming that I hope to offer the public an honest account of the contemporary musical life of New York City.”

Schedule of Upcoming Performances:

Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8 PM: J.D. PARRAN
Multi-instrumentalist/composer J.D. Parran performs an eclectic program of music for clarinet and saxophone, including Menon Dwarka’s premiere of "Leave to Remain" for alto clarinet and electronics, and Parran’s vast array of improvisational compositions with extended techniques.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 8 PM: JOAN LA BARBARA
An evening devoted to Joan La Barbara, “one of the great vocal virtuosas of our time" (San Francisco Examiner). La Barbara will perform John Cage’s "The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs" (1942) and "Nowth Upon Nacht" (1984), both for voice and piano body, as well as Morton Feldman’s "Only" (1947) for voice alone. The program also includes one of La Barbara’s signature piece, "Circular Song" (1975) for voice alone, and a new work for amplified voice and sonic atmosphere.


Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8 PM: JENNY LIN
One of today’s most respected young pianists, Jenny Lin will perform György Ligeti’s Etudes for piano, Musica Ricercata and Continuum for harpsichords. Not to be missed!

Friday, April 8, 2011 at 6 PM: MORTON SUBOTNICK
An evening with one of the pioneers in the development of electronic music and multi-media performance and an innovator in works involving interactive computer music systems.

Tickets are available at the door for $15 ($10 for Students/Seniors)
For more information please call 212-242-4770


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