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.

2pm - Ashley Jackson: Electric Lady

Celebration of contemporary works written by female composers on solo harp, centered around collaborations with musical polymath, Danielle Eva Schwob

3pm - BlairMel: Blair McMillen and Derek Bermel

Works by Leonard Bernstein, Derek Bermel, and Paquito D’Rivera

4pm - Helen Sung: Sung with Words

Eight-piece ensemble performs Helen Sung’s Chamber Music America commission, Sung With Words

5pm - Luciana Souza sings Patrick Zimmerli’s Sappho: Desire

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.

6pm - Manhattan Chamber Players

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

7pm - Derek Bermel Raps! with Nate Smith

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.