Saturday, October 11, 2014

Free Concert: The New American Quartet October 19 2014 at the Riverside Church New York City

From a release:

FREE CONCERT
CHRIST CHAPEL CHAMBER SERIES
The New American Quartet
Featured music: works by composer-pianist Mitchell Schechter

Free - October 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel at the Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights.

• For more information, the public can call 212-870-6722 or email music@theriversidechurchny.org.


NEW YORK CITY - As part of its popular Christ Chapel Chamber Series, The Riverside Church will feature The New American Quartet for “Mystic Autumn,” a program of jazz inspired by the Kabbalah, Judaism’s book of mysticism on Sunday, October 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel at the Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights.

The concert is free to attend and features the contemplative music of composer-pianist Mitchell Schechter.  Borrowing familiar tunes from Jewish liturgical music, the quartet offers a fresh take on the sounds of an ancient tradition. 

ABOUT THE NEW AMERICAN QUARTET
Formed in 2006 by composer-pianist Mitchell Schechter, saxophonist Greg Wall, bassist Takashi Otsuka, and drummer Jonathon Peretz, The New American Quartet has cultivated a hybrid musical language all their own, by blending Jewish devotional music with modern jazz. The quartet has appeared at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and on WNYC Radio, as well as at several other distinguished venues domestically and abroad.

WHAT:  THE NEW AMERICAN QUARTET, “MYSTIC AUTUMN”
MITCHELL SCHECHTER, PIANO; GREG WALL, SAXOPHONES; TAKASHI OTSUKA, ACOUSTIC BASS; JONATHON PERETZ, DRUMS 
WHEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014 - 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
WHERE: THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH, CHRIST CHAPEL
91 CLAREMONT AVE. (BET. 120TH & 122ND STS.) MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS
COST: FREE
INFORMATION: RIVERSIDE MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT 212-870-6722; OR EMAIL MUSIC@THERIVERSIDECHURCHNY.ORG

Directions: To get to The Riverside Church by subway take the 1 to 116th St. and walk to 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.) one block west of Broadway.


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