A Musical Gift from Concordia

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As we close out this extraordinarily unusual year, we are feeling ready for some fresh beginnings. With that in mind, Concordia would like to invite you to watch a premiere of a very special concert in New Year’s Day from the comfort of your home.

Recently filmed at Nakashima Woodworks Studio the concert features artistic director and cellist Michelle Djokic, along with violinist Alexi Kenney, performing a musical program which beautifully reflects the serenity and profound design aspects of the Nakashima art studio. Works by Thomas Morley, Pēteris Vasks, John Corigliano, J.S. Bach, Zoltán Kodály, Enescu, and Glière will be performed.

The video recording will be available on our website starting at 1:00 pm, New Year’s Day. So find a quiet moment in your day, get cozy, settle in and enjoy bringing in the new year with the magical sounds of Concordia.

Program:

  • Thomas Morley – La Sirena 
  • Peteris Vasks – Castillo Interior
  • John Corigliano – Fancy on a Bach Air
  • J. S. Bach – G Major Suite BWV 1007 – Sarabande
  • George Enescu – Impressions d’Enfance, Op. 28 – Menetrier
  • J.S. Bach – Partita No. 2 BWV 1004 – Sarabande
  • Pal Hermann – Duo – Andante
  • Zoltan Kodaly – Duo Opus 7 – III Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento – Presto
  • Reinhold Gliere – Huit Morceaux – Berceuse and Canzonetta

This film is free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

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New Year’s Day, 1:00 pm, EST

As we close out this extraordinarily unusual year, we are feeling ready for some fresh beginnings. With that in mind, Concordia would like to invite you to watch a premiere of a very special concert in New Year’s Day from the comfort of your home.

Recently filmed at Nakashima Woodworks Studio the concert features artistic director and cellist Michelle Djokic, along with violinist Alexi Kenney, performing a musical program which beautifully reflects the serenity and profound design aspects of the Nakashima art studio. Works by Thomas Morley, Pēteris Vasks, John Corigliano, J.S. Bach, Zoltán Kodály, Enescu, and Glière will be performed.

The video recording will be available on our website starting at 1:00 pm, New Year’s Day. So find a quiet moment in your day, get cozy, settle in and enjoy bringing in the new year with the magical sounds of Concordia.

Join Us for a New Kind of Reception

After the event, join us for a Post-Concert Reception Hangout with Sandbox Percussion via Zoom. To get more details, recipes for the Signature Sandbox Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres and the link to join the hangout, make sure you’ve signed up for our email list. If you haven’t already, just add your name below to be part of the fun!

After the concert, to Join the Zoom Hangout, go to
https://zoom.us/j/99062574949?pwd=dVNWTmRkdFR3WkZnMkJDcnFYWFNHdz09

photo: Noah Stern Weber 2014

About Sandbox Percussion

Described as “virtuosic and utterly mesmerizing” by The Guardian, Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent of this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Brought together by their love of chamber music and the simple joy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Through compelling collaborations with composers and performers, Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum, and Terry Sweeney seek to engage a wider audience for classical music.

Sandbox Percussion performs throughout the United States and made their United Kingdom debut in 2019 at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in Cardiff where they premiered a new work by Benjamin Wallace for percussion quartet and fairground organ. In the 2019-20 season Sandbox Percussion premiered Don’t Look Down, a new work by Christopher Cerrone, with pianist Conor Hanick, as part of a new live stream concert series at the Caramoor Center for Music. They also presented a performance at Dumbarton Oaks of a new work by Viet Cuong. Sandbox Percussion has presented four separate programs of music by John Luther Adams at Storm King Art Center, Tippet Rise Art Center, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and the String Theory concert series in Chattanooga, TN. Sandbox performed Viet Cuong’s concerto Re(new)al with the Albany Symphony and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, as well as premiered a wind ensemble version of the work with the Brooklyn Wind Symphony. Sandbox collaborated with actor and writer Paul Lazar on a portrait concert of music by John Cage at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and gave three sold out performances of Music for Eighteen Musicians with Emerald City Music in Seattle, WA.

In addition to maintaining a busy concert schedule, Sandbox has also led masterclasses and coachings at schools such as the Peabody Conservatory, Curtis Institute, the University of Southern California, Kansas University, Cornell University, and Furman University. While there, they coached students on some of the most pivotal works in the percussion repertoire including Steve Reich’s Drumming, György Ligeti’s Síppal, Dobbal, Nádihegedüvel, and John Cage’s Third Construction. These teaching experiences have inspired the quartet to pursue a role of pedagogy and mentorship for today’s young generation of musicians. In 2016, Sandbox Percussion founded the NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar – this week-long seminar invites percussion students from across the globe to rehearse and perform some of today’s leading percussion chamber music repertoire at the iconic Brooklyn venue National Sawdust.

 

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This premiere will be free to the public, however, any small amount that you feel comfortable contributing towards our continuing efforts to bring chamber music to the public will be greatly appreciated. 

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