Corigliano 7.5: The Birthday Concert w/ Stephen Gosling – piano, Matt Haimovitz – cello, Blair McMillen – piano, The Ensemble Meme conducted by Glen Cortese, Ursula Oppens – piano, Hila Plittman – soprano, and Lara St. John – violin

Corigliano 7.5: The Birthday Concert w/ Stephen Gosling – piano, Matt Haimovitz – cello, Blair McMillen – piano, The Ensemble Meme conducted by Glen Cortese, Ursula Oppens – piano, Hila Plittman – soprano, and Lara St. John – violin
Event on 2013-04-29 20:00:00

About This Event

Minimum Age:
Doors Open:
7:00 PM
Show Time:
8:00 PM


main photo credit: J. Henry Fair
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
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Corigliano 7.5: The Birthday Concert

Stephen Gosling – piano

Energetically committed to the music of our time, pianist Stephen Gosling is a member of the New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble Sospeso, Columbia Sinfonietta, and Ne(x)tworks. He is additionally a frequent guest artist of many other groups, including the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus, American Composers Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Speculum Musicae, Ensemble 21, Absolute Ensemble, Continuum, SEM Ensemble, DaCapo Chamber Players, the League of Composers/ISCM Chamber Players, and Da Camera of Houston.
Matt Haimovitz – cello

Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses, any place where passionate music can be heard. Through his visionary approach – bringing a fresh ear to familiar repertoire, championing new music and initiating groundbreaking collaborations, innovative recording projects for Oxingale Records, a tireless touring schedule as well as mentoring an award-winning studio of young cellists at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montreal – Haimovitz is re-defining what it means to be an artist for the 21st century.
Blair McMillen – piano

Blair McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today. The New York Times has called his playing “lustrous,” “riveting,” and “brilliant…..prodigiously accomplished and exciting.” Known for imaginative and daring programming, he plays a repertoire that spans from late-medieval keyboard manuscripts to the 21st-century’s avant-garde and indie-classical.
The Ensemble Meme conducted by Glen Cortese

Founded in 2009, the artists of Ensemble Meme are accomplished chamber musicians who are drawn together to perform innovative, wide-ranging programs. They seek to identify and bring to the stage current ideas in contemporary music, paired with and informed by music of the past. The group’s name, Meme, is an idea virus. Like a gene, a meme is an idea that enters the cultural landscape and transforms it through its presence. Some memes survive the test of time and others are later revealed as mere trends.

Ursula Oppens – piano

Pianist URSULA OPPENS, one of the very first artists to grasp the importance of programming traditional and contemporary works in equal measure, has won a singular place in the hearts of her public, critics, and colleagues alike. Her sterling musicianship, uncanny understanding of the composer’s artistic argument, and lifelong study of the keyboard’s resources, have placed her among the elect of performing musicians.
Photo credit: Christian Steiner
Hila Plittman – soprano

Grammy award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann is a glittering jewel on the international music scene, known worldwide for her astonishing musicianship, light and beautiful voice, and the ability to perform challenging new works. She regularly premieres works by today’s leading composers while maintaining a vibrant and extraordinarily diverse professional life in film music, musical theatre, and song writing.
Photo by Marc Royce
Lara St. John – violin

Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by The New York Times. She has performed as a soloist with the orchestras of Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver and the Boston Pops, among many others across North America.

at (Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, United States

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