Celebrate nienteForte’s 10th season with a concert featuring the Portland Percussion Group at the Tulane University Dixon Concert Hall!
This concert will feature Nagoya Marimbas by Steve Reich, two world premiere performances of works composed by Stephen Montalvo and Mendel Lee, and more!
The Portland Percussion Group formed in 2011 to invigorate new music in the city and the greater Northwest, and since then has become a mainstay in the contemporary music space in Portland. To date, the PPG has worked with developing composers to create over 60 new works for percussion quartet and continues to look for ways to develop new sounds, explore new spaces, and engage new audiences.
The Portland Percussion Group also extends into educational outreach through involvement with young percussionists in our region and the creation of new educational opportunities for developing percussionists. The PPG frequently presents clinics and workshops at universities on the topic of chamber percussion repertoire and performance as well as maintaining an ongoing involvement with the Portland Summer Percussion Academy.
The Trinity Choir, directed by Paul Weber and joined by Organist and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Jarrett Follette, will present a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. The service will feature carols, choral pieces, and will highlight the good work of the charitable organizations that care for the needy throughout the city. Donations to support that work will be collected during the event and at a reception afterwards.
On the feast of St. Cecilia, patroness of organists, B. Andrew Mills will present a recital of music by Buxtehude, J. S. Bach, Marcel Dupre, and Mozart. There is no admission charge, and everyone is welcome to attend.
The choir of Trinity Episcopal Church will sing a service of Choral Evensong featuring Herbert Howells’ St. Paul Service, Craig Phillips’ Preces and Responses, and psalm settings of Weber and Bairstow. The Trinity Choir will be conducted by Paul Weber and accompanied by the Canon Precentor of Christ Church Cathedral, Jarrett Follette.
Music at Midday is a weekly concert series that is free and open to the public. This week features Chavdar Parashkevov, violin & Natasha Kuslenko, piano.
September 18, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM // Uptown Campus: Dixon Hall
“The critically acclaimed violin and piano duo, Chavdar Parashkevov and Natasha Kislenko, recently released a new CD “Russian Sonatas” with three major sonatas by Prokofiev, Schnittke and Nikolayev. Currently, they are on tour playing recitals and promoting this CD in Europe, Asia and the United States.” Learn more here.
This event is hosted by the Newcomb Department of Music at Tulane University. “The mission of the Music Department at Tulane University is to train and inspire aspiring professionals as well as enthusiasts for lifelong involvement in the various facets of music. This instruction is offered by talented performers, historians, ethnomusicologists, theorists, composers and technologists, who honor and build upon the outstanding music tradition of the department. By giving freely of these strengths and resources, and offering educational guidance and enriching performances on and off campus, the influence of the department resonates in the greater New Orleans community. Rooted in the uniquely dynamic musical past and present of the city, it seeks to contribute to this cultural life, while fostering an understanding of the broader practice of music-making worldwide.”
Check out the event here. Learn more about other classical events happening in New Orleans on our calendar here!