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About This Event

Minimum Age:

All Ages

Doors Open:

6:30 PM

Show Time:

7:30 PM

Description:

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TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
 
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
 
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.

Artists

TransAtlantic Ensemble featuring Mariam Adam, Clarinet and Evelyn Ulex, Piano

TransAtlantic Ensemble 

hailing from Berlin and New York, the TransAltantic Ensemble has been making music on either side of the Atlantic since 2005. As a forum for two dynamic leaders in today’s generation of chamber musicians, this ensemble of clarinet and piano is dedicated to directing the course of classical music’s evolution.
 
The Ensemble’s innovative repertoire, dynamic sound and engaging stage presence attracts audiences from the contemporary, crossover, classical, and jazz worlds.
 
Their international tours have included appearances in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, repeat performances throughout Berlin, and stops in Hamburg, Leipzig, and Costa Rica.
 
Central to the TransAtlantic Ensemble’s mission is collaborating with living composers. Their ongoing relationships with Paquito D’Rivera, Miguel del Aguila, Valerie Coleman, Jeff Scott, Mohammed Fairouz and Richard Padron have resulted in significant contributions to the clarinet and piano repertoire.
 
Interaction with audiences is a hallmark of TransAtlantic performances. The multilingual ensemble members enthusiastically communicate their love of live chamber music to music lovers of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
 
They can be heard on E1 Entertainment (Koch classics) and Eroica.

special guest JP Jofre

Praised as “artfully playing” by The New York Times, bandoneon player – composer JP Jofre has performed in major concert halls such as Lincoln Center, Taiwan National Theatre among others. Mr Jofre’s new CD features 13 times Grammy winner Paquito D’ Rivera who recorded “Spring” a master piece composed by him. Mr. Jofre has been commissioned and performed in major festivals and concert series such as Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy) and the prestigious Celebrity Series of Boston. A winner of the National Prize of the Arts Grant in Argentina, ever since J.P. Jofre arrived in New York from his humble upbringing in Argentina, he has been repeatedly highlighted by the international press.
 
Juan Pablo began his musical studies at the National University of San Juan School of Music in San Juan, Argentina, where he studied, drums, guitar, piano,voice and composition, before eventually deciding to dedicate himself to the bandoneón in. In 2003, Juan Pablo gave his first as arranger and soloist bandoneónista at the 1st International Festival of Chamber Music for such an event Mr Jofre arranged pieces for 12 Cellos and Bandoneon
 
In 2004 Mr Jofre takes privates classes with Martin Ferres and one year later he auditioned under bandoneón master Daniel Binelli, one of the world’s most sought after bandoneonist and composer. Under Binnelli’s recommendation Juan Pablo was invited to study under Julio Pane, world-renown educator and former bandoneónista for the legendary “Astor Piazzolla Sextet” through the financial endorsement of the Juan Victoria Auditorium and Autotransportes San Juan Mar del Plata.
 
At the 2005 Clasura Concert of the Master Class given by Ingrid Zur and George Heyer (Germany) in San Juan, Juan Pablo performed solo works of Bach and Piazzolla. That same year, he performed alongside Latin America’s most important musical figures Jairo, Horacio Ferrer, and Garello, at the presentation ceremony for the book Adventures and Triumphs of Argentines in Paris, at the hall Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires.
 
Here we go!
 
After winning the National Prize of the Arts Grant, Juan Pablo traveled to Florence, Italy, performing as a soloist and arranger. In 2006, he toured Spain with the Mendocino Tango Sextet, giving both solo and group performances at the International Tango Festival of Granada and the International Tango Festival of Alméria. At the inauguration ceremony for the Granada School for the Bandoneón, Juan Pablo performed with bandoneon master Rodolfo Montironi.
 
In 2008 Mr Jofre was asked to be part of the show Rosie O’ Donnel Live on NBC where he performed along side with such stars the Lombard Twins and virtuoso violinist Nick Danieson.
 
In 2009 Jofre started writing music for his New Tango Quintet and was part of the ESSE Jazz Festival. In 2010 JP Jofre’s Quintet had its official concert at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre in NYC shearing the stage with the composer and violist Ljova Zhurbin and the Kontraband .
 
2011 Mr Jofre appears at the Latin Grammy Ceremony in Las Vegas along side with Aida Cuevas and gives a bandoneon workshop at the Las Vegas University along side with Ulli Geissendoerfer Ensamble. The same year he performs and premieres new compositions for string orchestra and chamber ensembles in Japan, Taiwan, Argentina and Italy.
 
Mr Jofre is courrently writing music for his new tango projects- and string-symphony orchestras. He has recently performed at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy premiering a new repertoire for bandoneon and string orchestra composed and arranged by him.

Valerie Coleman, flute/composer

Composer and flutist Valerie Coleman “VCOLEMAN” is a distinct new voice in American music. Born and raised in the same West End neighborhood of Louisville’s legendary boxer, Mohammed Ali, Coleman began her music studies at the late age of eleven. By the age of fourteen, she had already written three full-length symphonies and had won several local and state flute competitions. Today, Coleman is the resident composer, flutist, and founder of the Grammy nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds. Through her ensemble, she has made significant contributions to the world of chamber music. Her performances and works are heard regularly on Classical radio stations throughout the country. She can be heard on NPR’s Performance Today, All Things Considered, and The Ed Gordon Show; WNYC’s Soundcheck, and MPR’s Saint Paul Sunday. Her ensemble currently has five internationally released albums on the E1 label (formerly known as Koch International Classics):
 
“The composer who (temporarily) made me forget Mozart.” The Broad Street Review
 
UMOJA (2002), The Classical Underground (2005), IMANI WINDS (2006), “Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot”(2007), and “This Christmas with Imani Winds” all of which feature Coleman’s arrangements and original works.

Christy & Emily
music by Paquito D'Rivera, Miguel del Aguila, Imani Winds' Jeff Scott & Valerie Coleman, and JP Jofre
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