Archive for January, 2016

February Meeting

January 25th, 2016

These pieces were played at the February 22 meeting in Warren:

David Starbuck

  • Prelude in C – Conradi
  • Prelude and Allemande in F Major – S.L. Weiss

Ming Chao

  • Sonata, K. 208 – Scarlatti
  • Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte de Logy – S.L. Weiss

Robert Ey

  • Vaghe belleze…– Chilesotti
  • Bianco fiore – “
  • Saltarello– “
  • Se io m’accorgo ben mio d’un altro amante – “
  • Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Ray Butler

  • Tango en Skai – Roland Dyens


The Knells at National Sawdust, Thursday 1/21

January 18th, 2016

Knells_II_Trailer_FINAL_no_credits.pctDear friends,

I’d like to invite you to join me this Thursday, January 21 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, where I’ll be performing a full concert of works involving guitar.
In addition to a couple of solos, I’m looking forward to being joined by percussionist Jude Traxler in the NY premiere of my Lutoslawski meets Pink Floyd- inspired “Unraveling” for electric guitar, vibraphone, and looping machines. I’ll also be performing my own realization of Steve Reich’s seminal work for electric guitar, “Electric Counterpoint.”
Rounding out the program, The Knells — featuring myself, Nina Berman, Charlotte Mundy, Blythe Gaissert-Levitt, Paul Orbell, Joe Higgins, Jeff Gretz, and Jude Traxler — will join forces with software artist Joshue Ott for a full set of 21st century amplified art song. Augmented by Josh’s swirling, realtime graphic animations, we’ll perform several new tunes in addition to some material from our eponymous 2013 release.

NYC Classical Guitar Society Presents Ben Verdery, January 15

January 1st, 2016

verderyBen Verdery will appear in concert on Friday, January 15, at 8:00 pm, in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space. The concert is part of the 2015-16 concert series presented by the New York City Classical Guitar Society.

Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway in New York City, at the corner of 95th Street.
Subway: Take the 1, 2 , or 3 to the 96th St Station and walk one block on Broadway, or the B and C trains, which stop at 96th Street and Central Park West.

Date and time: Friday, January 15 at 8:00 PM
Price: $30 ($25 for senior/student/NYCCGS members)
Telephone number for tickets: (212) 864-5400