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The Bartered Bride

The Bartered Bride

The Manayunk Opera and Liniment Company’s new production of “The Bartered Bride” takes a few liberties with Bedřich Smetana’s masterpiece. For example, the setting is moved from mid 19th century Prague to Bloomer, Kansas, a hundred years later. That switch ostensibly makes it more credible for the bride, Mařenka, to be bartered for a 1953 Pontiac Chieftain instead of a sizable dowry for her parents. In this scene, Mařenka sings the aria “You call this “mint condition?! You’re nuts!” as Kecal the marriage broker looks on. Wait! That’s not Kecal! It’s Pringler, the props manager, who just learned that he bought 185 cars too many for the barter scene and the cost difference is to be deducted from his salary!

David Gunn

David Gunn

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Composer's Voice Composer's Voice 3rd Annual Japan Perspective concert

Composer's Voice 3rd Annual Japan Perspective concert

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Composer's Voice presents: 3rd Annual Japan Perspective concert With music & performances by Hirona Amamiya, Kenji Bunch, Reiko Füting, Masatora Goya, Beth Griffith, Kenji Haba, Conway Kuo, Kento Iwasaki, Akemi Naito & Kazuki Ueki.

Fifteen Minues of Fame

Featuring the World Premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Thomas Piercy, clarinet & Vilian Ivantchev, guitar inspired by the history & culture of Japan. One-minute works by 15 composers: Rodrigo Baggio, Jean-Patrick Besingrand, David Bohn, Julius Bucsis, Young-Shin Choi, Masatora Goya, Shigeru Kan-no, Laszlo Kékszakállu, Emil Khoury, Danny W. Leo, Luigi Morleo, Lucas Oickle, Thomas Schuttenhelm, Samuel Stokes, and Donald Reid Womack.

Composer's Voice 3rd Annual Japan Perspective concert
Sunday April 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street (between First and Second Avenues)
New York, New York 10021


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Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Announcing results for
Fifteen Minutes of Fame with Yumi Suehiro

Vox Novus called for one-minute piano solo works dedicated to Yumi Suehiro for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame to be premiered on May 18, 2014 for the Composer’s Voice concert Series at the Jan Hus Church in New York City.

Pianist Yumi Suehiro began studying both piano and marimba at an early age. In her native Japan, Ms. Suehiro won numerous competitions, including the top prize at the Kobe International Competition as the youngest winner. As a pianist, she has performed at New York City’s Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie) as an AMTL Audition Winner, and at Steinway Hall, presented by the Amati Music Festival. She also was the featured marimba player in Latin percussionist Victor Rendon's recording of “Fiesta Percussiva”.

Ms. Suehiro graduated from Lehman College (CUNY) and the Manhattan School of Music. While at Manhattan, she won second prize in the school’s 2010 piano concerto competition, and in 2011 was chosen to perform Richard Wilson’s “Flashback” for Pierre Aimard’s master class. Her teachers have included Morris Lang, John Corigliano, Peter Vinograde, and Zenon Fishbein.

Currently Ms. Suehiro is a pianist of ensemble mise-en and enjoys playing contemporary music.

Selected composers for Fifteen Minutes of Fame include:
Nostalgia by Manuel Torres Arias
Prelude No.3 by Fabian Beltran
Point by Joseph Bohigian
Scherzo by Zach Gulaboff Davis
Ballade to Anxiety by Kenji Fujimura
Resonancia del frio by Francisco Jose Andreo Gazquez
Three Strikes by Burton Goldstein
Gathering Clouds by David Gordon
Study of Rhythm and Color by Masatora Goya
Luminoso by Chris Hung
Interfering Resonances by Jones Margarucci
...And why does my skelton pursue me by Nuno Peixoto
[with the intention...] by Alexander Simon
Breve toccatona alla breve by Juan Maria Solare , and
Prelude No.9 (Guante-ango) by Keane Southard

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to Bach with Maksim Velichkin

Deadline: April 19, 2014

Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to Bach is to be premiered by Maksim Velichkin on the Music@Mimoda series in Los Angeles. The one-minute works for this call are to be written for solo cello. The theme of this Fifteen Minutes of Fame is an Homage to Bach; works submitted should be based on, developed from, and otherwise related to the pitches BACH. This shall serve as a uniting factor for all the compositions. The pieces should employ traditional means of extracting sound from the cello.

Maksim Velichkin has been active as a solo performer, chamber and orchestra musician, both locally and throughout the world. Mr.Velichkin has appeared as a soloist with Uzbekistan National Symphony, Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble, American Youth Symphony, as well as Torrance, Westchester, Southeast and Bellflower orchestras. He has toured extensively to Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia with the prestigious Verbier Chamber and Verbier Festival Symphony Orchestras.

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