|Jan 11, 2011|
Hannah Tinti Joins Selected Shorts Radio Show
|Sep 7, 2010|
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|Jun 9, 2010|
Symphony Space Announces 2010/2011 Season of Diverse Cultural Programming
|Mar 13, 2009|
Symphony Space Launches One-of-A-Kind Summer Arts Camps
|Feb 19, 2009|
Symphony Space's 2009 Season of Spring Dance Programming Begins April 2
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Symphony Space revisits last season’s successful Jazz Spectrum series by once again bringing together a diverse cross-section of new talents and established stars, beginning with the Creative Music Studio Celebration on October 24 and continuing on through a performance by Oliver Lake & Vijay Iyer on March 6. With performers ranging from John Zorn and Anthony Braxton to Arturo O’Farrill and Steven Bernstein & Peter Apfelbaum’s Jewish Music Project, Symphony Space explores the far ends of the Jazz Spectrum.
The Jazz Spectrum series kicks off on October 24 with the Creative Music Studio Celebration. Featuring Zorn and Braxton along with CMS founders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, Graham Haynes and Steven Bernstein’s “Millennial Territory Orchestra,” this event benefits the efforts of the Creative Music Studio, a hotbed of improvisational experimentation and world music since its founding in 1971 by Berger, Sertso and Ornette Coleman, to preserve and digitize the CMS Archive, containing more than 400 audio and video tapes of live performances by some of the world’s greatest musical innovators. On October 31 and November 1, Arturo O’Farrill and his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra return to Symphony Space for El Dia de los Muertos. Trumpeter Bernstein joins Peter Apfelbaum on December 12 for The Jewish Music Project, putting a new spin on traditional Jewish music by incorporating jazz, African, Latin, classical, R&B, and funk influences.
On January 16 Symphony Space will honor the memory of one of jazz’s most innovative trumpeters with In the Spirit of Don Cherry, featuring performances by Karl Berger, Hamid Drake, Graham Haynes, Kenny Wessel, and others. Finally, the Jazz Spectrum series comes to a close on March 6 with World Saxophone Quartet co-founder Oliver Lake performing alongside rising star Vijay Iyer, whom LA Weekly calls “a boundless and deeply important young star.”
When Symphony Space opened its doors in 1978 with its first production, Wall to Wall Bach, it gathered together an eclectic group of musicians, professional and amateur, well-known and emerging. What began as a natural outgrowth of the cultural epicenter that is the Upper West Side, traditionally home to many of the great actors, writers, dancers and musicians of our time, remains a unique melding of world-class artistry with the informality and intimacy of a neighborhood salon.