13-May-2017



The Music of Karl Berger
Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:00 p.m.

Karl Berger (piano), 
Steve Gorn (bansuri flutes, clarinet), 
Sana Nagano (violin), 
Jason Hwang (viola), 
Tomas Ulrich (cello), and 
Ken Filiano (bass)

$20 General Admission ($15 Students)
Cash only, at the door

This CMS concert will feature an extraordinary combination of improvisers premiering new compositions from Berger’s upcoming CD release due out in September 2017. The new compositions provide ample room to improvise in various settings such as duos and trios. Jason Hwang (viola), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Ken Filiano (bass), Sana Nagano (violin) and Steve Gorn (clarinet), all members of the CMS Improvisers Orchestra that Berger conducts, join Berger on piano for this performance. 

The compositions are inspired and based on three recordings John Zorn commissioned for his Tzadik recording label, “Strangely Familiar” (2010), “Gently Unfamiliar” (2013) and the upcoming, “More Strangely Familiar.” These recordings and the pieces for this performance emphasize a spacious sense of time, harmonics and silence that the New York Jazz Record has described as “a startlingly beautiful exploration of melody through a shifting landscape of rhythmic and harmonic color." 

Underwriting support for this performance, and two others at Greenwich House (In the Spirit of Don Cherry; An Evening with Richard Teitelbaum), provided by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.


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