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*PROJECT 142 CONCERT* – Saturday – September 21, 2019 – CAIMANO / RODRIGUEZ / ULRICH EVENING OF IMPROVISATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC – DiMenna Center (Benzaquen Hall) – NYC – 8:00p.m.
September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmAT THE DOOR
*PROJECT 142 CONCERT*
Saturday – September 21, 2019 – 8:00p.m. – DiMenna Center – NYC – LOU CAIMANO (SAX) / BOB RODRIGUEZ (PIANO) / TOMAS ULRICH (CELLO) AN EVENING OF IMPROVISATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC – 450 West 37th St. (between 9th & 10th Aves.) – Benzaquen Hall (elevator to 1st floor), NYC – 10018 – www.dimennacenter.org .
Doors Open – 7:30p.m.
Concert – 8:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Lou Caimano – Saxophone – www.dyadplays.com
Bob Rodriguez – Piano – www.bobrodriguez.com
Tomas Ulrich – Cello
Improvisational Chamber Music
Chamber Music, by definition, is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments – traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or a large room. A Schumann violin sonata or Beethoven string quartet springs to mind as examples.
Improvisational Music is music that is created spontaneously within a predetermined framework. The greatest of musical masters were highly skilled improvisers. Frescobaldt, Bach, Mozart, et al regularly improvised. That spontaneous music creation became the backbone of our great American jazz tradition; and now improvised solos can be heard in many of our current popular genres from rock and country to new age / pop.
Caimano, Rodriguez and Ulrich combine these concepts of chamber and improvised music (utilizing 21st century compositional techniques) creating music “without borders”. A fugue leading to an improvised samba solo section followed by a jazz waltz is entirely plausible with these three consummate musicians.
In 1961, Gunther Schuller defined third stream as “a new genre of music located about halfway between jazz and classical music”. He insisted that “by definition there is no such thing as third stream jazz”; allowing for any and all influences and permutations to be free to flourish. Not limited to classical and jazz, Caimano, Rodriguez and Ulrich push this definition further.
Concert Donation –
$20.00 General Admission & $15.00 Seniors / Students (CASH at the door please)
Refreshments provided by Project 142
Street parking after 7:00p.m.
Subway Stop – 7 Line – Hudson Yards Stop – West 34th St. & 11th Ave.
Project 142 Concert Series – www.project142.org
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