special concert-FUNDRAISER at the BMA: stanley cowell's asian art suite
Thursday, December 6, 2018 / 7:00pm
Baltimore Museum of Art / Meyerhoff Auditorium
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
*** Pre-concert talk by Stanley Cowell at 6:30pm ***
Please join the Occasional Symphony for a special concert-fundraiser at the Baltimore Museum of Art featuring Stanley Cowell, Steinway jazz pianist and composer. The Occasional Symphony will perform Cowell's Asian Art Suite, a composition for orchestra and jazz improvisation inspired by Asian art works and structures in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The original December 2, 2005 septet program, including the commissioning and presentation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was made possible by a grant from the Philadelphia Music Project, an Artistic Initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, administered by The University of the Arts. The orchestral version was made possible by a Spring semester 2007 sabbatical project from Mason Gross School of the Arts-Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
This concert will also highlight Atom Hearts Club Suite No. 2 by Japanese composer Takashi Yoshimatsu and Darius Milhaud's jazz-infused La Création du Monde.
Student and General Admission tickets will be open seating. Premium ticket holders will be assigned reserved orchestra seating and receive one CD per ticket of The Piano Choir / HANDSCAPES / Stanley Cowell, leader.
An on-stage meet and greet with CD signing for premium ticket holders will follow the concert.
Images above are from artwork in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Stanley Cowell's performance is co-sponsored by the Piano Choir Inc., a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) formed in 1992 to present educational music programs and productions to the public.
Stay tuned for our Spring concert featuring music of Joan Tower, Toru Takemitsu, and a world premiere. More details to come!
Past Performances This Season
A page of madness (1926)
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 / 7:30pm
2640 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Occasional Symphony gives its flagship Halloween show featuring the 1926 Japanese silent horror film A Page of Madness directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. Occasional Symphony along with Kerry Holahan, soprano, will provide a live soundtrack to the silent film featuring classical favorites and world premieres of compositions by Nicholas Bentz, Joshua Bornfield, Douglas Buchanan, Haley Olsen, and Alexa Rinn. Come in costume!