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

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

Renate Rohlfing

Renate Rohlfing, piano

    Pianist RENATE ROHLFING is rapidly garnering a name as one of her generation’s most versatile and accomplished collaborative pianists. Equally comfortable in instrumental and vocal music, Ms. Rohlfing has performed at some of the most prestigious festivals and … Continue reading

Ins Licht

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Ins Licht opens with an explosive, stark unison on C between cello and piano. The cello plays extremely close to the bridge, fracturing the note into continuously fluctuating overtones. The piano’s C dissipates naturally over the 19 bars it is … Continue reading

4 Questions for Scott Wollschleger

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I was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1980. My earliest artistic impressions were images of Ronald Reagan and the sounds of 80’s television programs. My teenage love affair with Paula Abdul and Led Zeppelin abruptly ended when I discovered Beethoven, … Continue reading


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  Not too long ago, LONGLEASH enjoyed a welcome respite from the chaotic, slushy horror that is New York City in February. It came in the form of a short residency at Ohio University in Athens, where we were reunited … Continue reading

Sankt Peter

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Happy 2014! After LONGLEASH’s December performance in Austria, I traveled to Germany and spent New Year’s Eve in the beautiful city of Cologne. I wasn’t expecting my German holiday to inspire a new-music related blog post — but Cologne turned … Continue reading


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It has been three months since I arrived in Austria to begin my Fulbright research project on the performance practice of Klangforum Wien. Based at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (KUG for fans of brevity), I spend my … Continue reading

Dia: Beacon

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Dia:Beacon is a museum housed in a former Nabisco box-making factory in the town of Beacon, New York. Strangely, this is conducive to the exhibition and viewing of contemporary art. The high glass-paneled ceiling, wood floors, and open space keeps … Continue reading

LONGLEASH @ The National Opera Center

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“[Longleash] navigated an incredible breadth of musical styles with technical expertise and expressive innovation. Keep an eye out for future perfomances…” – Zoe Gorman, Feast of Music Last Thursday, LONGLEASH gave its New York debut performance with Trio Formations, a program investigating … Continue reading

Retour an Dich

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LONGLEASH had the honor of meeting and working with Beat Furrer on his piano trio, Retour an Dich, while he was in New York preparing his opera FAMA.  This was an important piece for the trio, as it was the first time … Continue reading

Pala Garcia

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  PALA GARCIA is a Bay Area native, completed BM and MM degrees at the Juilliard School, and an academy fellowship with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, whom she joined on multiple tours, subscription series, radio broadcasts, and recording projects … Continue reading