The Wordless Music Series is devoted to the idea that the sound worlds of classical and contemporary instrumental music—in genres such as indie rock, free jazz, and electronic music—share more in common than conventional thinking might suggest. To illustrate the continuity between these worlds, the series will pair rock and electronic musicians in an intimate concert setting with more traditionally understood classical and chamber music performers. In so doing, the series will bring together audiences and introduce listeners of both classical and contemporary music to composers that they might otherwise not encounter, for a completely new concert experience. It will also demonstrate that the various boundaries and genre distinctions segregating music today—“popular” and “classical”; “uptown” and “downtown”; “high” art and “low” —are an artificial construction in need of dismantling.
The second concert in The Wordless Music Series will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. The concert will start at 7:30 P.M. at the Good Shepherd-Faith Church (GSF) at 152 West 66th Street in Manhattan, with a reception at 6:30. The performers will be the Albuquerque multi-instrumental duo A Hawk and a Hacksaw; pianist Katya Mihailova; and, in his first-ever all-instrumental solo violin recital, Andrew Bird. To make the series affordable for young concertgoers, all ticket prices for the Wordless Music Series will remain below $20, and can be purchased at the door or online beginning Thursday, October 5, here.
Official Website: http://www.wordlessmusic.org/
Added by kathrynyu on September 28, 2006