Friends! We are thrilled to be playing two free shows in our home city next week! The first is our second of three performances in Lincoln Center, at the Atrium on May 1st. We will be premiering a number of new works by exciting collaborators, including Mark Dancigers, Gabriel Kahane and Qasim Naqvi from Dawn of Midi. Click here for more information on that show. Just two days later, we will be appearing at Kickstarter’s 5th anniversary block party in Greenpoint. As many of you know, we have twice funded albums through Kickstarter, and are honored that they’ve asked us to be featured performers. We will be doing two sets, at 2 and 4pm, so come hear us and check out the festivities. Click here to RSVP.
Upcoming NYC Shows!
yMusic Duke Residency
yMusic has had the honor and pleasure of spending the year working with PhD composition students at Duke University. In addition to presenting a concert of their own repertoire this fall, the group has workshopped and recorded pieces by 8 student composers, spread over three visits, sampling the area’s best restaurants along the way! On March 25, the group concluded the first year of its residency with a concert of the student works at Motorco in Durham. There was a lovely turnout, and the group enjoyed the somewhat foreign experience of playing an entire concert without a single piece from its recorded rep. The blog, YayRaleighMusic, wrote a lovely and detailed review of the show, which you can read here. And please stay tuned for news of our 2014-15 season!
yMusic and Gabriel Kahane on Colorado Public Radio
In a week filled with travel, yMusic made stops in Durham, NC, where it unexpectedly hailed, and Denver, CO, where the group’s return trip was threatened by an overheated airplane brake! In between, there was plenty of music making, and the performance in Denver was a collaboration with Gabriel Kahane, previewing material from his forthcoming album, The Ambassador. Nadia, Rob and Gabriel had occasion to speak with Brad Turner at Colorado Public Radio about their professional lives, as well as the concert program. The group also performed a few of its works, Year of the Dragon and Without a Frame, in addition to a selection of Kahane’s songs. Check out the interview and performance here!
yMusic not coming to your city? Starting on February 8th in Houston and passing through nearly every major city in the US and Canada, yMusic’s own CJ Camerieri will be traveling with the highly anticipated “Paul Simon and Sting: On Stage Together” tour, playing trumpet and french horn. CJ is the newest member of Paul Simon’s regular touring band and is happy to report that Paul is yMusic’s newest fan! Come see a show and hear one the many different projects that yMusic members are a part of outside of the sextet!