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The Row W Incident

The Row W Incident

Pringler’s Etude Bruté was a massive work. In addition to a full-sized symphony orchestra and eight-part caribou chorus, it called for a battery of thirty percussionists arranged equidistant around the audience. The Bung Hollow Festival Orchestra, which commissioned the piece, fell twenty-nine percussionists short of the requirement but compensated by attaching one of each specified instrument to a mobile platform. At the premiere, percussionist Anton Dinklaker played admirably as he circled the spectators, aided by Bung Hollow metropolitan bus driver Buzz Meptang. However, things deteriorated during the Finale, whose spirited tempo forced Meptang to increase his speed to 15 mpg. The resulting centrifugal force caused Dinklaker to tumble off the platform eight measures from the end. Worse, without a counterbalancing percussionist, Meptang lost control of his vehicle and plunged into Row W, where – also unfortunately – the razor sharp-edged crash cymbal sliced off one of the Mayor’s noses. Still, the impromptu drama elicited hearty cheers from the normally subdued audience.

David Gunn

David Gunn

Maksim Velichki Fifteen-Minutes of Fame

Homage to BACH II with cellist Maksim Velichkin

Saturday, September 27, 2014 3:00PM

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to BACH II-Maksim Velichkin, cello Saturday, September 27at 3:00pm cellist Maksim Velichkin will perform Fiteen Minutes of Fame at the Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library 7140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90046

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to BACH II with cellist Maksim Velichkin is 15 one-minute works by 15 composers: Martha Bishop, Jim Dalton, Bobby DeLisle, Michelle M. Dewhirst, Rolando Gori, Vera Ivanova, Charles Knox, Arkady Luxemburg, David Meckler, Vasilis Mouskouris, Hinse Mutter, Nathan Nau, Akmal Parwez, Fabio Monzù Rosselli, and Phil Taylor

The theme of this Fifteen Minutes of Fame, an Homage to Bach; are works be based on, developed from, and otherwise related to the pitches BACH. Serving as a uniting factor for all 15 compositions.

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. Cellist Maksim Velichkin, violinists Jackie Suzuki and Adriana Zoppo will be performing. Mr. Velichkin will be premiering a second Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame Homage to Bach set with 15 new composers (the first set was premiered at Brand Library on May 4). Also music by George N. Gianopoulos, Elliott Goldkind, Blair Whittington and more!

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Homage to BACH II with cellist Maksim Velichkin
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Will & Ariel Durant Branch Library
7140 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90046

Upcoming Performances

Composer's Voice

Composer’s Voice features its

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The September 28th afternoon performance is the 4th Annual Children’s Month Concert for the series and will feature the work of a wide variety of composers and performers from across the world.

The Composer's Voice Concert Series, listed as “One of the premier showcases for promising composers” by Time Out New York, will present works from a unique set of composers: JP Redmond, David Morneau, Greg Bartholomew, Moaz Mneimneh, Leo Kraft, Blair Whittington, Roger Blanc, and Peter Schickele. These composers’ works have been performed around the world at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, the Julliard School, and Merkin Concert Hall. The concert will feature performances by JP Redmond, Katarzyna Bryla, Hui-Chuan Chen, David Morneau, Eapen Leubner, Yumi Suehiro, Roger Blanc, Emiko Hayashi, Ben Vokits, Michelle Ferrara, Douglas DaSilva, and Laura Leon. They have performed around the world at venues including: Carnegie Hall, City Center, Radio City Music Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Madison Square Garden, the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan, and Steinway Hall. They are champions of contemporary music and frequent Composer’s Voice concerts often.

The Composer’s Voice Concert Series is a collaboration between Vox Novus and Jan Hus Church. Performances are short chamber concerts held at Jan Hus Church and are an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their aesthetic and personal voice.

Founded in 2001 by Robert Voisey, the Composer's Voice Concert Series has had more than 100 concerts in New York City. Works are chosen from a wide range of contemporary composers and performed by dedicated musicians devoted to new music. The series has presented the works of hundreds of living composers from around the world. Concerts are held two times a month in the afternoon on the second and last Sundays of most months. The performances are recorded and archived to further promote the new music, performers, and composers. Audio, video, scores, and programs can be found on the Composer’s Voice website.

Fifteen-Minutes of Fame Katarzyna Bryla Hui-Chuan Chen

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with
Katarzyna Bryla, violin & Hui-Chuan Chen, Piano

Sunday, September 28th at 1:00 pm

This concert will feature the world premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: Video Game Music with Katarzyna Bryla, violin and Hui- Chuan Chen, piano. Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is a project which features fifteen one-minute works by fifteen composers, written specifically for the performers. The purpose of the project is to promote a great variety of contemporary music to audiences hungry to hear what living composers are writing today. Katarzyna Bryla and Hui-Chuan Chen are award-winning performers who have been heard around the world. Their Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame focuses on original music for non-existent video games. The duo will perform one-minute works by composers Rodrigo Baggio, Erik Branch, Gareth Rhys Jones, Luke Deane, Faye Chiao, Gregory J. Jackson, Daniel Mihai, Jody John Ramey, Shigeru Kan-no, Eurydice V. Osterman, Abraham Devenport, Michael Maiorana, Inna Buganina, Alexander Simon, and Laszlo Kékszakállu.

All the works for this Fifteen Minutes of Fame written for Katarzyna Bryla and Hui-Chuan Chenhave a theme of video game music.

A virtuoso violinist with diverse musical interests, Katarzyna Bryla made her debut as a soloist with Zielona Gora Philharmonic at the age of 14 and in Royal Albert Hall with Poznan Chamber Orchestra, and recently performed at the J.F.Kennedy Centerin Washington D.C. Katarzyna has won an impressive number of international competitions, including 1st prize at the National Children’s Art Competition in Warsaw, 2nd prize at the National J.S.Bach competition, where she was awarded a special prize for the best performance of Bach, and 3rd prize at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition, after which she was invited by Maestro Penderecki himself to perform as a soloist with Sinfonietta Cracovia in the International Maazel/Vilar Conducting Competition. She performs frequently as a guest artist at many top music festivals.

Pianist Hui-Chuan Chen has performed widely throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. An active chamber musician, in 2003, she accompanied soprano Shou- Hua Su in concert at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2004, she collaborated with mezzo-soprano Chi-Chun Chan in the same hall. Hui-Chuan has also participated in many festivals, including the Chigiana Accademia in Siena, Italy, and Universität Mozateum in Salzburg. In the summer of 2009, Hui-Chuan was awarded the fellowship in the field of instrumental collaborative artist to attended the Aspen Festival of Music, where she was invited back as a staff accompanist in 2011. The past summer, Hui-Chuan participated in Songfest, where she performed Schumann's Spanish Lieder for vocal ensemble under the instruction of Graham Johnson.

Composer's Voice concert
Sunday, September 28th 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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