Author Archives: John Popham

The Loretto Project 8/11-8/16

Little Loretto, by Courtois of Malines, circa 1815

The Loretto Project (August 11-15) is a celebration of adventurous new music at the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, KY. The project includes a composition seminar led by Composer-In-Residence NILS VIGELAND, a public masterclass with MARC SATTERWHITE, 3 public performances, and a composition commission. Longleash (piano trio) will … Continue reading

The Charles Ives Tunebook 6/30/15

Dempsey and Firpo by George Bellows (1882-1925

June 30th, 2015. 7:00 PM Parish Hall. Canterbury, NH Longleash presents an interactive performance exploring Charles Ives’s Trio, and the various hymns, marching band numbers, fiddle tunes, and popular songs that Ives quotes.

Loretto Commission by Scott Wollschleger

Photo by Emily Bookwalter

Longleash has commissioned a new work from SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER  to be premiered at the Loretto Project’s final concert. This new work builds on a longstanding creative friendship spanning several years and numerous works. It explores a quirky musical language that reflects the … Continue reading

Artists in Residence @ pianoSonoma 7/25-8/9

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July 25 – August 9, 2015 Weill Hall, Green Music Center. Sonoma, CA As Artists in Residence for the 2015 pianoSonoma Festival, LONGLEASH will perform works from our repertoire, as well as coach and collaborate with pianoSonoma participants and fellow … Continue reading

Recent Works 5/18/15

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May 18th, 2015. 8:00 PM Benzaquen Hall. The DiMenna Center. 450 W 37th St. $10 Advance Purchase. $15 At the door.   PROGRAM Sai Ballare? – Lisa Streich* ver_flies_sen – Yukiko Watanabe* Passing Through, Staying Put – Christopher Trapani Il colore … Continue reading

Ridotto Concert Series 5/3/15

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May 3, 2015. 4PM. Huntington Jewish Center 510 Park Ave., Huntington, NY LONGLEASH performs works by Brahms, Schubert, Schoenberg, and Wolf. www.ridotto.org

LONGLEASH @ New Amsterdam 3/28/15

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LONGLEASH performs a set at the New Amsterdam space in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Works by Scott Wollschleger, Alvin Lucier, Adrian Knight, and Klaus Lang. PROGRAM White Touches – Scott Wollschleger Fideliotrio – Alvin Lucier Trio – Adrian Knight dangerous foxes … Continue reading

Meet the 2015 Loretto Composer Participants!

The 2015 Composer Participants

George Katehis Born in Manhattan in 1991, George Katehis grew up immersed in the arts, and went on to pursue composition at the collegiate level, receiving his B.A. in composition from the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University magna cum laude, … Continue reading

Character Pieces 3/22/15

Fawn by Kiki Smith

March 22, 2015. 2PM South Huntington Library 45 Pidgeon Hill Rd. Huntington, NY During the Romantic Era, the Character Piece was a delightful genre of great popularity. Short imaginative works, Character Pieces presented a single mood, often connected to the … Continue reading

Verrufene Stelle 1/23/15

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January 23, 2015. 7:30PM Scholes Street Studio. 375 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, NY LONGLEASH presents an informal fundraising concert featuring works by Beat Furrer, Bent Sørensen, Wolfgang Rihm, and more.

St. Peter’s Church 11/4/14

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November 4th, 2014. 8PM. 619 Lexington Ave @ E. 54th $10 Suggested Donation LONGLEASH Pala Garcia (vn) John Popham (vc) Renate Rohlfing (pn) with guest soprano Sarah Wolfson The Sun Has Set presents sacred and secular musical reflections on the natural world … Continue reading

Avaloch Farm Residency

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September 30 – October 7, 2014. Boscawen, New Hampshire. LONGLEASH spends a week at the beautiful Avaloch Farm, rehearsing works for the 2014/2015 season.