INTERSECT: Featuring the Music of Derek Bermel
Saturday, August 5, 2:00pm–9:00pm
The two-day music festival is a rare opportunity to experience some of the most sophisticated music being created today. Produced with Chamber Music America and curated by Patrick Zimmerli.
Each day focuses on a prominent composer who has created significant classical and jazz works. Grammy-winning jazz pianist, Billy Childs is featured on Friday with his quartet, as well as his classical compositions for brass and wind quintet. On Saturday, dynamic classical works, jazz, and a hip hop set are part of the musical exploration of Derek Bermel, the multi-award winning composer and clarinetist.
Celebration of contemporary works written by female composers on solo harp, centered around collaborations with musical polymath, Danielle Eva Schwob
Works by Leonard Bernstein, Derek Bermel, and Paquito D’Rivera
Eight-piece ensemble performs Helen Sung’s Chamber Music America commission, Sung With Words
Song cycle voyage through Sappho’s suggestively incomplete lyrics and their connection with jazz, classical, and 20th century popular song, with Gary Versace, piano; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion; and Patrick Zimmerli, saxophone.
Death by Interruptions piano trio by Derek Bermel with pianist John Novacek, http://parkerartists.com/John-Novacek.html
Verklarte Nacht string sextet by Arnold Schoenberg
Theatrical jazz/hiphop hybrid featuring 50%, Nate Smith, Fima Ephron and Marcus Strickland
8pm - Metropolis Ensemble
Dynamically evolving 21st century orchestra led by Grammy Award-nominated Andrew Cyr play a new commission by composer/saxophonist Matthew Evan Taylor, and Three Rivers by Derek Bermel
Food and drink curated by Hester Street Fair available for purchase.
Part of the Intersect Festival program.