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NEW YORK LIVE ARTS launches Sound Bar
NEW YORK LIVE ARTS
[Photo: The Brothers Balliet]
NEW YORK LIVE ARTS
at the Live Gallery Café
featuring live music on Mondays in the fall, winter and spring
First Sound Bar on November 4
New York, NY, October 23, 2013 - New York Live Arts announces Sound Bar, a new program featuring live music curated by New York Live Arts in association with LE TRAIN BLEU, with happy hour drink specials at the Live Gallery Café on select Mondays in the fall, winter and spring, starting in November.
Sound Bar kicks off on November 4 at 7:00pm with two world premieres by The Brothers Balliet, featuring Brad Balliet’s Concerto Gross and Doug Balliet’s New rap canata. Performers include Brad Balliet on the bassoon, Doug Balliet on the double bass, Catherine Gregory on the flute, Megan Levin on the harp and Colin Davin on the guitar.
Other groups will perform on select Mondays in November and December, including the Aaron Irwin Trio (November 18), Sandbox Percussion Quartet (November 25) and more. See complete listing info below.
The launch of Sound Bar will give up and coming music artists opportunities to work in the intimate setting of Live Arts’ converted lobby; conversely, audiences will enjoy experiencing the acoustic music performances in an informal setting.
“Engaging artists is a vital daily presence here at New York Live Arts,” noted Producing Director Michael Lonergan. “Launching Sound Bar is another way for us to continue our support of contemporary artists in the creation of new work while allowing them a platform for audience engagement. Our goal is to continue to expand our footprint of creativity by offering more opportunities for artists.”
All Sound Bar evenings take place at the Live Gallery Café in New York Live Arts’ ground floor lobby. The Live Gallery Café will serve happy hour drink specials and a menu of savory bites from 6:00 - 9:00pm on Sound Bar evenings. Admission is free; reservations are not required. Program and artists subject to change. New York Live Arts is located at 219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) in New York City.
Sound Bar, fall/winter 2013
The Brothers Balliet “Rap Canata on Ovid”
Nov 4 at 7:00pm
Aaron Irwin Trio
Nov 18 at 7:00pm
Sandbox Percussion Quartet
Nov 25 at 7:00pm
To be announced artists
Dec 9 at 7:00pm
Spring 2014 Sound Bar (artists to be announced at a later date)
Mar 17; Mar 24
Live Gallery Café
New York Live Arts
T: 212-924-0077 | www.newyorklivearts.org
219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
About Sound Bar
The newly launched Sound Bar is a Mondays-only happy hour lounge. New York Live Arts has teamed up with local musicians and artists to bring free performances to our lobby on West 19th Street in a casual lounge atmosphere. For its inaugural series, New York Live Arts has invited conductor Ransom Wilson and his ensemble LE TRAIN BLUE to develop evenings of acoustic music that vary from a rap cantata to an imaginative percussion quartet.
About LE TRAIN BLEU
LE TRAIN BLEU is a new musical collective formed by conductor and flutist Ransom Wilson. The musicians are among the most exciting young players in New York and are chosen for their brilliance as well as their expressive qualities. In the 2011-12 season they were a resident ensemble at the Galapagos Art Space, where they presented a three-concert series of new and interesting music. The New York Times said of their debut performance: “Under Mr. Wilson’s baton, the Train Bleu ensemble was both incisive and joyous in execution.” They collaborated with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and recorded their first album. Last season they presented their first New York series concert at DROM, performed at the River to River and Arts and Ideas festivals and joined forces with opera moderne for Viktor Ullman's posthumous masterpiece Der Kaiser von Atlantis. This season brings a week with the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, a Britten anniversary production with opera moderne and two series concerts at DROM.
ABOUT NEW YORK LIVE ARTS
New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative movement-based artistry offering audiences access to art and artists notable for their conceptual rigor, formal experimentation and active engagement with the social, political and cultural currents of our times. At the center of this identity is Bill T. Jones, Executive Artistic Director, a world-renowned choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer.
We commission, produce and present performances in our 20,000 square foot home, which includes a 184-seat theater and two 1,200 square foot studios that can be combined into one large studio. New York Live Arts serves as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, provides an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people and supports the continuing professional development of artists. Our influence extends beyond NYC through our international cultural exchange program that currently places artists in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Funding Support for New York Live Arts
Major support for New York Live Arts is provided by: Bloomberg Philanthropies; The Brownstone Foundation; The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation; Con Edison; The Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Ford Foundation; The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Florence Gould Foundation; Japan Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Lambent Foundation; MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation; New England Foundation for the Arts; The New York Community Trust; Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; The Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund; The Jerome Robbins Foundation; The Scherman Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. New York Live Arts is supported by public funds administered by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.