For the first time in the five-year history of Uncharted, Greenwich House Music School has joined forces with fellow non-profit arts organizations Joe’s Pub and the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in the curation of its 2019 season, under the auspices of the newly created New York Presenters Consortium. The NYPC is a network of presenting organizations designed to leverage the collective resources of New York’s most innovative arts presenters in creative and financial support of performers developing new and existing work. All three organizations that make up The New York Presenters Consortium are proud to announce a solo performance by all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache founding member Mireya Ramos on April 18 and new work from singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Celisse Henderson on May 2, both exclusively to be heard first as part of this season of Uncharted.
“We’re excited to be collaborating with two of New York’s most prominent arts presenters for Uncharted,” says Rachel Black, Director of GHMS. “Following their one-time-only concerts at Greenwich House, Mireya and Celisse will have the opportunity to continue developing their work for future performances at both partner venues. Joe’s Pub and The Atrium at Lincoln Center’s commitment to artist development have been foundational inspirations to our series’ curation. We are deepening our connection with both institutions in service of providing Uncharted artists a launchpad for future opportunities, so we see this as a win for everyone involved.”
Series curator and co-founder of the New York Presenters Consortium Jennie Wasserman (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, SFJAZZ, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub) says, “This partnership is intended to provide a mechanism for musicians to develop evergreen programs that can potentially function as a source for longer-term financial stability. By providing this kind of curatorial support for artists, we’re aiming to sustain not only individuals’ creative output, but also to improve the health of the entire cultural ecosystem.” Sponsored artists are provided with free rehearsal space at Greenwich House Music School to workshop their productions, as well as marketing and promotional services to promote their concert.
Along with Ramos and Henderson, the 2019 Uncharted season promises a continuation of the series’ signature high-quality and genre-eclectic programming. Featured artists include Afrocentric soul collective Lady Moon and the Eclipse on April 4, global percussion wizard Scott Kettner with his band Nation Beat on April 11, and the Russian-born jazz composer, pianist and vocalist Alina Engibaryan on April 25.
Additionally, this year’s Uncharted will include a benefit concert on Monday, May 6 to support Greenwich House Music School’s role as a true community resource and center of music, featuring the beloved, recently-revived improv musical theater troupe Freestyle Love Supreme, fresh off a wildly successful, New York Times Critic’s Pick run at Greenwich House Theater. Freestyle Love Supreme will be joined by a special guest, Hamilton star James Monroe Iglehart.
All Uncharted shows will take place on Thursdays from April 4 to May 2 with performances beginning at 8pm. Non-benefit shows are $15 for advance tickets. Complimentary beer and wine will be served at all shows. Uncharted takes place at Greenwich House Music School’s intimate, 100-seat Renee Weiler Concert Hall. Concerts are general admission and seating is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Uncharted’s 2019 Season
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Camila Meza (May 10th 2018)
Marika Hughes (May 3rd, 2018)
April Centrone (April 26, 2018)
Brianna Thomas (April 12, 2018)
Camille Thurman (April 5, 2018)
Eva Salina and Peter Stan (March 29th, 2018)
Molly Pope (March 22nd, 2018)
Chris Washburne (May 11th, 2017)
Krystle Warren (May 14th, 2017)
Dan Tepfer and Aaron Diehl (April 27th, 2017)
Innov Gnawa (April 20th, 2017)
Sofia Rei (April 13th, 2017)
Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino (April 5th, 2017)
The Masakowski Family Band (March 30th, 2017)
Michael Mwenso and The Shakes (March 23rd, 2017)
Erin Markey and Emily Bate (May 12th, 2016)
Grace McLean (May 5th, 2016)
Bora Yoon and Florent Ghys (April 28th, 2016)
Mazz Swift’s Breakdown (April 21st, 2016)
Michael Arthur and peter Salett (April 14th, 2016)
Tatiana Eva-Marie (April 7th, 2016)
Steven Bernstein (March 3rd, 2016)
Eli Smith (March 24th, 2016)
Inyang Bassey (April 30th, 2015)
Cynthia Hopkins (April 23rd, 2015)
Bria Skonberg (April 16th, 2015)
Georgette featuring Queen Esther and Lee Ann Westover (April 9th, 2015)
Binky Griptite (April 2nd, 2015)
Marc Ribot and Emeline Michel (March 26th, 2015)
SLV (March 19th, 2015)
Brandee Younger (March 12th, 2015)