Her new cd And If was also just
selected as one of the best 10 jazz cd's of 2010 by Slate magazine, www.slate.com/id/2278083
"In 1891, 24 year old Marie, née Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two new elements with startling properties, radium and polonium. "
Author and artist Lauren Redniss will present artwork and reporting from her new book Radioactive, the story of Marie and Pierre Curie and a look at the contemporary ramifications of the Curies' research. The book features Lauren's artwork using a process called cyanotype printing. Cyanotype is a camera_less photographic technique in which paper is coated with light_sensitive chemicals. When the chemically-treated paper is exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays, it turns a deep blue color. The book has received extraordinary attention including articles in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/books/22book.html) and Nature 9 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v469/n7328/full/469029a.html).
Then we will hear from radiation oncologist and radiobiologist Dr. Florence Huguet, an assistant professor at the University of Paris where she used to perform her experiments Marie Curie's laboratory bench. Working this year working at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Florence will speak with Lauren about the contemporary use of radiation in the treatment of cancer, and related topics.
Abigail Wright is a lyric Mezzo Soprano and actor whose excellent musicianship and dramatic skills are matched only by her captivatingly unique and desirable voice. Ms. Wright recently performed Verdi’s Requiem and the role of Nellie in the musical South Pacific in Washington State. In Israel, she had the privilege of working with composer Mark Adamo while performing Meg in their country's premiere of Little Women. Other roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Concepción in L’Heure Espagnole, Fidalma in Il Matrimonio Segreto and the Mezzo Soprano in Transformations.
Robert Garner, Baritone, is in his fifth season with The Metropolitan Opera associate chorus having appeared in Aida, Turandot, Götterdämerung, Die Meistersinger von Nuremberg, Peter Grimes, and War and Peace among others. This season he can be seen in Boris Godunov, Simon Boccanegra, Orfeo ed Euridice and Don Carlo in both New York and on tour in Japan. Mr. Garner received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Alabama. He was a New York City district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and has been a past winner of the Friedrich Schorr Memorial Prize for Vocal Performance and the Giulio Gari Foundation Vocal Competition.
Eugene Sirotkine, a St. Petersburg-born conductor who debuted with the Latvian Philharmonic in St. Petersburg in 1989 and was an assistant conductor and assistant chorus master with the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1999 through 2008, is the director of the Hudson Valley Singers and the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra. Over the past two decades he has conducted orchestras and choruses across the globe, including the Hong Kong Philharmonic; the Symphony Orchestra UN Cuyo in Argentina, the National Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the Cape Philharmonic and the Cape Town Opera in South Africa, Cali Philharmonic in Columbia, and with the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra in collaboration with the Paul Taylor Dance Company at New York City Center and the Kennedy Center Orchestra at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
$20 cover charge includes a glass of Rose Champagne
Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and
educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new
music. In 1963 she began her career performing the standards on the
vibrant New York music scene. However, she quickly became a prominent
part of the free jazz movement. Her work in these two worlds led to
the development of a highly personal, wordless vocabulary later
enhanced by her innovative use of electronics.
Tonight, Jay Clayton celebrate the release of her new CD,
In and Out of Love, on Sunnyside, this time performing with Peggy Stern on piano, Cameron Brown on bass.
“Clayton is an important singer…one who proposed dramatic changes in
vocal styles and roles…her musicianship is impeccable.” - Francis
“As far as vocal innovation goes, Jay Clayton is precariously on the
cutting edge.” - Fred Bouchard, Jazz Times
“More than 20 years after her debut recording All Out, Clayton is
still the most adventurous singer in jazz, a specialist in wordless
improvisation who’s also expert in distending and finding new meanings
in the melodies and lyrics of classic popular songs.”
- Francis Davis, The Village Voice, July 14, 2004
cover $25 (includes a glass of champagne)
Eve Packer, Robert Gibbons, Cindy Hochman, Evie Ivy, Boni Joi, Ronna Lebo
Michael Cook, and Cynthia Toronto.
Tonight will be the first of a Carnatic Series at Cornelia Street Cafe. Arun Ramamurthy will be inviting artists monthly to share their musical interpretations with the Cornelia Street audience. Tuesday, February 15 Arun will be joined by Akshay Anantapadmanabhan on mridangam and Sriram Ramesh on kanjira. The second set will feature a widely respected and talented vocalist, Ashvin Bhogendra
Described by The Times of London as 'the most abundantly gifted of pianists', British pianist Simon Mulligan performs and records internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. His most recent recordings include a disc of Beethoven sonatas and a live recital in Switzerland for Alexis Weissenberg’s birthday.
As a chamber musician, Simon collaborates with many notable artists. He began touring with cellist Lynn Harrell while a student at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He has also given numerous recital tours worldwide with Joshua Bell, including performances at New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Hamburg’s Musikhalle, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the 2002 Grammy Awards, and a recent performance for President Barack Obama. In other fields, Simon has supported Van Morrison, Dame Shirley Bassey and Liza Minnelli, and was invited to perform for Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He has recently begun collaborating with award-winning broadcaster and journalist John Suchet on a series of concerts about the life of Beethoven.
Alongside an extensive solo repertoire and over fifty concertos, Simon is a devotee of contemporary music and has given first performances of works by Hans Werner Henze, James MacMillan, Tobias Picker, Alexis Weissenberg, Mark Anthony Turnage and Paul Moravec, (winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music). His recording of Ned Rorem’s Piano Concerto No.2 with José Serebrier and the Royal National Scottish Orchestra (for Naxos) was Gramophone magazine’s “Editor’s Choice”. A new album of James MacMillan’s music is due for release shortly.
Simon is also a passionate composer and arranger, writing for film, television and his own jazz quartet. He collaborated on several projects with film composer Michael Kamen, including The New Moon In The Old Moon’s Arms recorded for Decca, conducted by Leonard Slatkin with the BBC Symphony. Simon was featured as soloist on Kamen's score for Band of Brothers – the award-winning HBO television series produced by Steven Spielberg. Simon’s playing of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata features in the independent film The Target, starring Christopher Lambert and Dennis Hopper. He also provided the piano score to the theatre production Full Circle starring Joan Collins. As a jazz pianist, he has led several of his own groups since he was 13, performing at festivals throughout the UK, Europe, Shanghai and Barbados. The new jazz quartet album Playlist/i> is available through Simon's website.
$10.00 cover plus a one drink minimum
"Pavolka is the instigator of many of the compositions found here, with much of the program hinging on every note wrought from his fiddle. The industrious, abstract rhythms of "Chasing Cats With Vacuums", the ping-pong gallup of "Peanut Boy's Lucky Day", a nice feature for Rende's Keys and Monder's 12-string work, as well as the electric bass pulse of "Nowhere, Nobody, Nothing" demonstrate both Pavolka's technical skills and ability to drive the forces without being overbearing.", Cadence Magazine
While Curtis’ music draws from a variety of influences, he remains most allured by the emotive sounds of saxophonists past. Yet attracted to today’s most explosive voices, Curtis draws a new melodic virtuosity based not only on harmony but also more abstract and philosophical models. Many have cited his sound as a myriad of forms both past and present.
“He’s so original — He’s got the spark of creativity of the jazz thing. It’s just wonderful to see someone so young have that much dexterity. He’s got an innate player’s sense about him.”
-Eric Friedenburg (Calgary Herald)
“Curtis is a saxophonist of note, one who is worthy of great recognition.” -Greg Osby
“He constantly continues to impress me.” - Kenny Werner
Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.
Feature: The Idiom Poets.
Straight outta New Jersey, three madcap poets: Chris McIntyre, Steven McNamara, Mark Brunetti.
Creative and poetically-inspired, The Idiom Magazine is going into its 5th year of publication. It won the London Book Festival: Magazine Category in 2007 and was banned from Rutger's zine festival for obscene material and a 4 1/2 foot paper-mâché volcano which attracted a lot more attention than expected. Behind the Idiom are three poetic forces of nature: Chris McIntyre, Steven McNamara & publisher Mark Brunetti. Each poet has a distinctive voice; together, they make the world vibrate with possibility.
The featured reading follows the fabulous Son of a Pony open reading at the cafe. Poet & gracious mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges hosts.
Doors open at 5:45 p.m.; the open reading begins at 6 p.m.
"Brilliant… Dan Tepfer is a sharp young talent, rugged and emphatic... A young pianist of exceptional poise who is drawn to the deeper currents of melody." -- New York Times
Born and raised in New England, Becky Dennison Sakellariou has lived most of her adult life in Greece. A teacher, writer/editor and counselor, Becky has also taught in Albania and Bulgaria with some wonderfully diverse student bodies. Over the past fifteen years, she has published poetry in many journals, most recently in White Pelican Review, Comstock Review, Persimmon Tree and Common Ground Review. Nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Anthology twice, she also won first prize in the 2005 Blue Light Press Chapbook Contest for her chapbook, The Importance of Bone. Her book, Earth Listening, was selected by Hobblebush Books, Brookline, NH, as the second book in their Granite State Hobblebush Poetry Series in 2010.
Adrianne Kalfopoulou is the author of two poetry collections, a memoir, and several chapbooks, her most recent book is Passion Maps (Red Hen Press, 2009). She teaches literature in Athens, Greece and is on the adjunct faculty in the Creative Writing Program at NYU.
"...brilliant and consummately versatile..." Time Out New York
Cover is given where known
Many spoken words events are free
There is always a one-drink minimum per set; times are door opening times