This concert kicks off Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival's 15th season with 5 concerts and 5 world premieres. The festival continues on April 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012.
Cutting Edge Concerts is very excited to include jazz in the series for the first time. The Danjam Orchestra performs jazz works by composer/saxophonist Daniel Jamieson and legendary composer/pianist Jim McNeely.
The program also features the world premiere of N. Lincoln Hanks' Monstre Sacre, performed by pianist Paul Barnes. And tenor Rufus Muller and pianist Jenny Lin perform Cutting Edge Concert Artistic Director Victoria Bond's Leopold Bloom's Homecoming, based on a portion of James Joyce's Ulysses.
About Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival:
Composer Victoria Bond launched Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival to bring together composers, performers and New York audiences in an intimate and inviting setting. Since its first season in 1998, it has blossomed into a multi-concert festival, attracting audiences from the tri-state area and performers from around the country. Since its inception, over 30 world premieres and dozens of New York premieres have been performed at Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival.
A significant feature of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival is that all composers will be in attendance and speak briefly about their music on stage with CEC artistic director Victoria Bond. According to Bond, "having the composers at the concert presents a unique opportunity to share their inspiration and creative process as a prelude to the performance of their music."