Stranger Love
Jan
16
to Jan 17

Stranger Love

A new opera by Dylan Mattingly, performed by Contemporaneous
Co-presented by PROTOTYPE and Roulette

January 16 & 17 at 7pm

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Stranger Love follows two lovers whose romance unfolds to the rhythm of the seasons: in springtime, they meet; in summer, their love flourishes; autumn and winter, they face threats from without and within; a second spring brings resignation and the chance for renewal. Over time the frame broadens beyond the individuals to offer an archetypal picture of human love, and ultimately, an astral envisioning of the divine, a love supreme. Created by composer Dylan Mattingly and librettist Thomas Bartscherer, Stranger Love is inspired by the writings of Plato and Octavio Paz and is scored for a 28-piece orchestra (including three microtonal pianos). With a run time of over five hours, the full production of Stranger Love unfolds across an expansive time-scale and is a grand celebration of life itself, evoking the visceral thrill of a gospel revival, the ethereal calm of watching snow fall, the wonder of staring into the night sky. PROTOTYPE will present a work-in-progress concert of Act I. 

Composer: Dylan Mattingly
Librettist: Thomas Bartscherer
Conductor David Bloom

With Contemporaneous

 

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Nov
29
3:30 PM15:30

First DMA Recital

Featuring pianists Yu-Ting Huang and Emely Phelps, and cellist Alison Rowe

Program:
Beethoven - Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Yu-Ting Huang, piano

Roger Zare (b. 1985) - Escher Triptych (2017) *East Coast premiere*
I. Puddle
II. Magic Mirror
III. Print Gallery
Alison Rowe, cello

Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35
Emely Phelps, piano
 

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Contemporaneous at National Sawdust: Music of Dan Trueman and Donnacha Dennehy
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Contemporaneous at National Sawdust: Music of Dan Trueman and Donnacha Dennehy

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Presented by National Sawdust and Irish Arts Center
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY
General admission $29 | Tickets and information

Opening Contemporaneous' year-long residency at National Sawdust, the sensational vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird joins Contemporaneous to perform a program of music from his native Ireland.

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F-PLUS at Eastman
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

F-PLUS at Eastman

Sean William Calhoun - Fluctuations (world premiere)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 7:00pm | Hatch Recital Hall | Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY

F-PLUS
Kate Dreyfuss, violin
Andy Hudson, clarinets
Josh Graham, percussion

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F-PLUS Michigan Tour
Sep
13
to Sep 15

F-PLUS Michigan Tour

September 13, 2017
Blue Lake, MI
12pm: Live broadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio, WBLV

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
4pm: Class and presentation for composition students

September 14, 2017
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
11am - Lecture
7:30pm - Concert, Staples Family Concert Hall

Program:

Lunation 1113 (2013, rev. 2016) - Roger Zare (b. 1985)
Selections from Fluctuations (2017)* - Sean William Calhoun (b. 1992)
Doorways (2017)* - Anna Meadors (b. 1989)
Borrowed Chords (2010) - Christopher Stark (b. 1980)
Nest of Shadows (2017)* - D. Edward Davis (b. 1980)
And Legions Will Rise (2001) - Kevin Puts (b. 1972)

*: World Premiere

F-PLUS
Kate Dreyfuss, violin
Andy Hudson, clarinets
Josh Graham, percussion
 

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The Drumf and the Rhinegold: an Operatic Apocalypse
Jul
15
to Jul 16

The Drumf and the Rhinegold: an Operatic Apocalypse

The Drumf And The Rhinegold
an operatic apocalypse

Turn Park Art Space
2 Moscow Road
West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Saturday July 15, 2017: 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm
Sunday July 16, 2017: 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm

Join us for a guerrilla production of this hilarious and biting 15-minute opera. 

Starring Ariadne Greif as Melania, Lucy Dhegrae as Marla, Casey Keenanas Ivana and Matt Shifrin and Andy Manjuck as Rhinegold. Directed byDoug Fitch. Costumes and Set by Alyona Gomberg, Tommy Nguyen andMisha Igoshin

Produced by Floating Tower

Having stolen the magical Rhinegold, which grants world domination to its owner, the sinister Drumf is now poised to become leader of the free world. The gold’s guardians, Rhinemaidens Ivana, Marla and Melania, race against time to reclaim their gold from his grubby clutches. Can they succeed in wresting their gold before it’s too late?

A hilarious and biting political satire, The Drumf and the Rhinegold was presented during election week, just in time for the historic 2016 US Presidential Election. Composer Mátti Kovler (Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall) teamed up with director Doug Fitch Newsfeed (The New York Philharmonic) and a ragtag band of top tier musicians to present this 15-minute parody of Wagner’s 15-hour Ring Cycle. The exceedengly short opera tells the story of the Rhinemaidens’ return to the human realm for one last fight against an evil overlord.

Music by Mátti Kovler, Book by by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Mátti Kovler and Gil Varod Lyrics by Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Mátti Kovler, Gil Varod, Matthew Shifrin and Toby Lightman

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Contemporaneous presents O R B I T

Contemporaneous presents O R B I T
Hosted by Lex54 Concerts
Saint Peter's Church | 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th St, New York, NY 10022
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 7:30PM
Suggested donation $15

Program:
Eve Beglarian (b. 1958): The Continuous Life (2000; arr. 2016)
Fjóla Evans (b. 1987): FIVE (2015)
Janice Giteck (b. 1946): Breathing Songs from a Turning Sky (1984)
Nicole Lizée (b. 1973): Phonographenlieder (2014)
Angélica Negrón (b. 1981): bubblegum grass / peppermint field (2011)
 

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