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NEWS & CONCERTS

Firehouse Party  February 4th. Playing schedule here. http://doodle.com/poll/gtctecfs3ep3kb6n PLUS RSVP  here https://www.facebook.com/events/1174207979341771/  if you are coming, and If you'd like
to donate but can't come  
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/firehouse-space-benefit-concert-tickets-31305638006
Here is a first rendering of the new building in sunset park, you can vote for a color!  
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February 3, 2017 7:00 pm

Face The Music

Face The Music
Face the Music is a unique youth orchestra: An ensemble and collective music-making program where young and committed musicians use the music of today as a vehicle to explore collaborative decision-making and develop leadership skills. With two orchestras, a jazz big band, an experimental-improvisation collective, string quartets, a composer program, and many chamber music ensembles, Face the Music encourages and empowers young musicians to contribute to the vibrant texture of today’s contemporary music scene.

http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/face-the-music/


February 4, 2017 4:00 pm

Firehouse Party

FH Party_edited-2 Playing Schedule is here http://doodle.com/poll/gtctecfs3ep3kb6n

PLUS Please RSVP here https://www.facebook.com/events/1174207979341771/ on FB if you are coming.

Plus if you’d like to donate something here is a link for that https://www.eventbrite.com/e/firehouse-space-benefit-concert-tickets-31305638006
Come and play, or just come and hang. We are having a goodbye-party to the firehouse and a hello-party to the new space in sunset park. Please sign up to play it will go on from 4:00 – 12:00 and on. Jonathan Kane’s fabulous band February will close out the night starting around 11. We’ll have a 50/50 cash raffle and some other cool things plus Michael Evans will be doing his super great percussion cooking, fun to watch and very tasty!  And we’ll have the usual beer and wine available.
$15 donation at the door if you are not playing.

Playing Schedule here:

4:00  Sandra Sprecher

4:10  Matteo Arevalos

4:20  Damien Olsen

4:30  Jeremy Slater

4:40  David  Zakarian

4:50  Claire de Brunner

5:00  Skip La Plante

5:10  Dylan  Marcheschi

5:20  Ras Moshe  Burnett

5:30  IMPetus: Geoffrey Burleson, Maria Tegzes, Dave Fabris

5:40  Popebama: Erin Rogers and Dennis Sullivan

5:50  Ken Silverman Duo

6:00  Mary Prescott

6:10  Daniel Pate

6:20  STILL OPEN

6:30  Ricardo Gallo

6:40  John Loggia

6:50  Kristen and Saman Samadi

7:00  Zentripetal: Lynn Bechtold and Jennifer DeVore

7:00  Iron Flacon Style: Jason Candler and  Brendan Burke

7:10  Mindy Levokove

7:20  Quentin Tomilieri

7:30  Kaveh and Siavash Haghtalab

7:40  Lauren Lee

7:40 Martha Cargo

7:50  Denman Maroney

8:00  Stephen Gauci

8:10  A Microscope Kris Wettstein

8:20  Tyler Mashek

8:30  Earth People

8:40  Aron Namenwirth

8:50  OPEN for  Announcements

9:00  David Linton

9:10  Ken Butler and Ed Potokar

9:20  Andra Lodge

9:30  Josh Sinton and Daniel Blake

9:40  Edith Lettner

9:50  Joe Tucker

10:00  Blaise Siwula

10:00  Amadeus Harte

10:10  Ford Fourqurean

10:20  Melinda Faylor

10:30  Counterpoise

10:40  Jonah Rosenberg

10:50  Nicole Zaray

11:00  Jonathan Kane’s February

 


February 5, 2017 8:00 pm

icarus Quartet

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icarus Quartet presents a world premiere from composer Michael Laurello alongside iQ favorites by Paul Lansky and Steve Reich.

Praised for being “thoughtful, accurate and always inspired and exciting” following their Carnegie Hall debut, icarus Quartet is the latest chamber phenomenon to emerge from the Yale School of Music.

While pursuing their graduate degrees, the members of icarus Quartet were brought together to represent Yale in its prestigious concert series, Yale in New York, with the Yale Percussion Group under the guidance of Robert van Sice. icarus Quartet’s mission is to explore the repertoire composed for two pianos and percussion in the 20th and 21st centuries, while aspiring to new heights of artistry and excellence. The ensemble’s repertoire spans the entire history of the medium, starting with Bartok’s seminal Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, and including the most recent works by living composers, such as Paul Lansky and Steve Reich. icarus is also an enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music, especially by young composers, and has recently commissioned a piece by award-winning composer Michael Laurello.

Since its inception in 2014, icarus Quartet has performed on numerous stages across the East Coast and has gained the attention of world renowned composers and performers. Composer Martin Bresnick regarded an appearance of the Quartet as “one of the best student performances of any work I have ever heard… They played with great energy, sensitivity and precision.” Composer Paul Lansky, following the New York premiere of his Textures given by icarus, commented: “This is music making of the highest order.”

icarusquartet.org

https://www.facebook.com/icarusquartet

February 10, 2017 8:00 pm

An Anti-Valentine Variety Show by Love Every Note

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An Anti Valentine Variety Show by Love Every Note brings you into a special world of the past with classical selections like Maurice Ravel’s profoundly beautiful Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello, offers a look at the current and boundless world of electro-acoustic sounds with music and performances by Todd Reynolds, works for RighteousGIRLS by Andy Akiho, Pascal Le Boeuf and more, as well as set of pre recorded and improvised music by trumpet/cello duo LILT. Then, you’ll be hurtled full pace into the gritty futuristic baroque-punk sounds of Body Bag, a five piece band whose sound has been described as “‘soulful ruckus”. You won’t want to miss this special variety show featuring performances and sounds by many of New York City’s current and most loved contemporary composers and performers!

Love Every Note is a New York based concert series and performance platform founded by artistic director and cellist Jillian Blythe. Love Every Note, inspired by a former teacher’s mantra, is dedicated to preserving the purest essences of art and expression. Through performances and collaborative projects, the series brings together those who share this dedication as a way to inspire artists and audiences alike. Love Every Note performances immerse the audience  in a world crafted by people sharing their deepest respect and passions with the communities around them. Join Love Every Note at The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost Street, for an eclectic mix of innovative performances {Friday, February 10th 2017 8 PM} by some of today’s most captivating New York City artists.

Featuring performances by:

Todd Reynolds(violin)

Jillian Blythe(cello)

RighteousGIRLS (Gina Izzo, flute | Erika Dohi, piano)

Nolan Tsang(trumpet)

LILT

Body Bag

tickets:   www.myantivalentine.brownpapertickets.com

website calendar listing:   www.jillianblythecello.com/calendar

facebook page:   www.facebook.com/LoveEveryNote

Link to past programs and recordings:   www.jillianblythecello.com/LoveEveryNote

Instagram: @loveeverynoteconcerts

Twitter: @LoveEveryNote

 


February 10, 2017 8:00 pm

 

February 12, 2017 7:30 pm

Unheard-of//Ensemble Performs for the End of Time: a Tribute to 246 Frost Street

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Unheard-of//Ensemble will perform Messiaen’s timeless work as a tribute to the place where many of New York’s great new music ensemble’s and new works got their start.

Ford Fourqurean (clarinet), Lauren Posey (cello), and Daniel Anastasio (piano) form the core of Unheard-of//Ensemble, a modular contemporary chamber ensemble dedicated to development and performance of new music by living composers.

Highlights of Unheard-of//Ensemble’s 2016-2017 season include the premier of six new works for clarinet, cello, and piano as well as four new works for clarinet and electronics. The ensemble performs at some of New York’s trendiest new music venues including at the Firehouse Space, MISE-EN_PLACE, and Scholes Street Studio as well as many others. Other notable highlights include a residency at Marywood University and the Unheard-of Tour, a weeklong tour, teaching and performing at universities and colleges across the east coast including Columbus State University, Chattanooga State Community College, Covenant College, and many others.

Unheard-of//Ensemble collaborates with composers at the forefront of modern music to create projects that connect with new, diverse audiences. Based in New York City, the group is committed to the idea that new music belongs in every community and hopes to expand this ideal through touring, outreach, and an internet and social media presence to connect with both audiences and young artists throughout the country, focusing specifically on bringing new music to unheard-of locations generally out of reach for most new music organizations. The aim of extensive touring and interaction with new audiences is to both preserve contemporary classical music and to disseminate this new repertoire to a larger public viewership. As both performers and educators, the ensemble mentors and works with students, not only focusing on performance, but also the role of entrepreneurship as a professional musician in the 21st century.

During the 2015-2016 project year, Unheard-of brought six new works for clarinet across different mediums to Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Texas with performances at the University of Alabama- Birmingham, Marywood University, University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Tarleton State University, and Troy University as well as radio features on 89.3 Montreal, 90.1 WUSB, and Clarinet Corner, the country’s largest clarinet radio program. The project also connects with communities through outreach at local cafes, schools, and unique venues to reach new audiences.

Unheard-of is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.

www.unheard-ofproject.com

 

Most tickets are $10 at the door.

Please check our website for the most up-to-date information. Wine and beer will be available for all shows for a small donation. Cash only.


We at The Firehouse Space believe that by hosting affordable events we can attract emerging contemporary artists and bring contemporary music to the community.

Please consider donating to our cause. Your donation will help us continue to do the work we’re doing, and help us continue to connect art with community.

MOVING INFO
We officially have a building in Sunset Park. Last dates for concerts at the Firehouse are February 12 then we hope to be up and running in Sunset Park by beginning 2018. It is a big renovation project. We hope to have some spaces to rent for personal work/live plus some rehearsal studios and a main performance area, cool roof top garden and more.  BIG party fundraiser good bye  to the firehouse in February 4th. Anyone with knowledge of fund raising or leads to private donations please let me know. We will need all the help we can get.
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