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[LIVESTREAM] Composers Concordance: Now Is the Winter of Our Discotheque

Past event
Free ($30 in-person attendance)

Saturday, September 19, 2020 (PST) @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Composers Concordance

Online event, Anywhere in the world, WA

Olga Terlitsky, violin
Jay Rodriguez, tenor saxophone
Gene Pritsker, electric guitar
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Jay Elfenbein, double bass
Damien Bassman, drum set
Charles Coleman, conductor

Composers Concordance presents Now Is the Winter of Our Discotheque on September 19th at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific at Michiko Studios in NYC. The concert program combines two highly contrasting subjects – Shakespeare and Disco music – with nine composers creating compositions inspired by this unusual theme.

At a bar-restaurant in midtown Manhattan, the idea came up in a conversation between Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, Franz Hackl, and David Saperstein. As they asked composers to write for this strange combination of literature and genre, great titles started pouring in, including: Shake(speare) Yo’ Booty! by Christopher Vassiliades, Disco Billy at the Roller Derby by Paul Carlon, A Plague Upon Both Your Houses! by Jay Elfenbein, Light Seeking Light by Roger Tréfousse, and A Dance For All Seasons by David Saperstein. Also to be performed are new works by Gene Pritsker based on the event’s title, as well as Lullaby by Dan Cooper, inspired by “Titania’s Lullaby” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Now Is the Winter of Our Discotheque is the 1st concert of ‘Comp / Lit,’ Composers Concordance’s ongoing festival on the theme of music and literature, to be presented throughout the 2020-21 season.

Composers: Paul Carlon, Dan Cooper, Jay Elfenbein, Jane Getter, Gene Pritsker, Jay Rodriguez, David Saperstein, Roger Tréfousse, Christopher Vassiliades

Watch the livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/ComposersConcordance

To attend in person: Tickets will be $30 per-person, with an in-person audience maximum of 10 people. Advance reservations are required, so the first 10 people to buy tickets are the audience. Ticket price includes free drinks.

The concert will take place at:

Michiko Studios
149 W 46th St, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10036

Purchase in-person tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/now-is-the-winter-of-our-discotheque-tickets-117549757489

Click here to donate to Composers Concordance: https://composersconcordance.wixsite.com/composersconcordance/contributecontact


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