Composers Concordance

Composers Concordance Presents
Composers with Drink Listening to Music (live)
With Hosts Gene Pritsker & Seth Boustead
Featuring Poet Robert C. Ford
And The CompCord Ensemble
Friday, October 14th @ Gallery MC
For Immediate Release – New York, NY – On October 14th at 7pm at Gallery MC, Composers Concordance presents a Live concert of the podcast ‘Composers With Drinks Listening To Music’.
Hosts Gene Pritsker and Seth Boustead discuss a featured alcohol, listen to music centered around a theme, and talk about the sounds they hear as the alcohol loosens their inhibitions. With featured guest composers including Lynn Bechtold, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Gilbert Galindo, Ginka Mizuki, and Clemens Rofner. Poet and show regular Robert C. Ford (aka The Wall Street Poet) will be on hand to supply the alcohol inspired by this show’s theme: ‘Spontaneity’. The CompCord Ensemble featuring Lynn Bechtold – violin, Michiyo Suzuki – clarinet, Molly Aronson – cello and Jai Jeffryes – piano, will perform compostions from this live episode at MC Gallery as all involved listen, discuss and drink the night away.
Featured compositions include ‘Microcosms’ by Gilbert Galindo, ‘Isolation’ by Charles Coleman, Seth Boustead’s ‘Blue Angel’ and Gene Pritsker’s ‘Spontaneous Salon’, as well as arrangements of music by The Flaming Lips and “Cannonball” Adderley/Nat Adderley.
Listing Information
Composers Concordance
Composers with Drinks Listening to Music LIVE
Friday, October 14th
7pm ET
Gallery MC
549 W 52nd St,
$20 in advance; $30 at the door
Lynn Bechtold, Seth Boustead, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Gilbert Galindo, Ginka Mizuki, Gene Pritsker, Clemens Rofner, The Flaming Lips, Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley and Nat Adderley 
CompCord Ensemble:
Lynn Bechtold – violin
Michiyo Suzuki – clarinet
Molly Aronson – cello
Jai Jeffryes – piano
Staying in rotation for 39 years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past but also an ethic of keeping one’s ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, and Seth Boustead. Composers Concordance has also created a Naxos-distributed record label: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. Composers Concordance’s overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
“Composers Concordance..a veritable New York new music institution of concerts, album production and multiple ensembles under a sweeping, tenacious brand, thriving on the emulsion of contemporary classical, free improv, jazz and rock, overt humor and fearless political statements, all very much in evidence..The ensemble..was masterful throughout.”- John Pietaro, The New York City Jazz Record
“An unwavering force in giving composers exposure through concert bookings and its own record label, the intrepid new-music organization Composers Concordance” – The Brooklyn Rail
“The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way….ingenious fun” – Classical-Modern Music Review
“Enterprising new music organization” – The New York Times
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