Photo by Desmond White

2024

  • Sun
    21
    Jan
    2024

    Alex LoRe & Weirdear

    2-3pm

    Ossining Public Library
    53 Croton Ave.
    Ossining, NY 10562

    With Glenn Zaleski (piano), Des White (bass), and Allan Mednard (drums). Free Concert:
    https://ossining.librarycalendar.com/event/sunday-afternoon-concert-series-659

  • Sat
    03
    Feb
    2024

    SCMEA Day of Jazz Adjudication

    8am-1pm
  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2024

    Lucia della Paolera: Spirit and Soul Become Confused

    8pm

    Roulette
    509 Atlantic Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/36368/production/1184941?performanceId=11390390

    Child of the Church (COTC) Productions, co-founded by director and vocalist Lucia della Paolera and composer Gobby, presents Spirit and Soul Become Confused. Drawing its title from J. S. Bach’s 1726 sacred cantata (Geist und Seele wird verwirret) for contralto, BWV 35, this staged music performance in two parts for fourteen musicians weaves together radically rearranged baroque, classical, folk, pop, and electronic music into a cohesive tapestry. The performance features original costumes, set, choreography, and laser projections inspired by the cantata’s libretto.

    In Part 1, the cantata is reorchestrated by della Paolera, Gobby, and cellist Timothy Rusterholz to include synthesizers, saxophones, clarinet, drums, string quartet, bass, trumpet, and mezzo-soprano. Using the miracles described in the cantata as a catalyst, COTC injects new music and choreography directly into Bach’s composition, stretching open the piece to give space to new sounds and connotations. In Part 2, the performers, now joined by harp and guitar, navigate through a maze of sorrows in many shades—from somber to clownish, personal to communal. Original compositions by COTC musicians Gobby (trumpet), Timothy Rusterholz (cello), and Jake Dester (alto saxophone) are interwoven with reorchestrated renditions of works by George Frederic Handel, Georg Philipp Telemann, Luciano Berio, Juaquín Rodrigo, Roland Dyens, and Rafael. Fusing a wide range of music, old and new, Spirit and Soul Become Confused is a trance-like, continually mutating, and expansive work.

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