Collide Quartet (Peter Hess, Jeff Hudgins, Ken Thomson, and me) are playing on a very exciting night in Philadelphia. For Ars Nova Workshop's Tim Berne: Works for Saxophone Quartet and Trio, we'll play Berne's quartet Repulsion and then Tim Berne and Marc Ducret will join us for Quicksand. Big Satan (Berne, Ducret, and Tom Rainey) will play a set.
Rehearsing with Berne and Ducret has been incredible! Berne's music has been hugely important to me, and it's just a real thrill to be playing with these guys. And it's given Collide a chance to get back together, and we always have a great time.
Tim Berne: Works for Saxophone Quartet and Trio
Composer Portrait: Tim Berne
Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 S. 18th St, Philadelphia
$15 General Admission
Then on Monday, December 14:
My alter ego, Dr. Rapport, will be joining Walter Zev Feldman to discuss the wonderful music and poetry of Ilyas Malayev, the "poet laureate" of the Bukharian Jews. Ochil Ibragimov, a longtime friend and musical collaborator of Malayev's, will be performing. Malayev sadly passed away last May and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance is hosting this night at the Center for Jewish History to honor his contributions.
December 14 at 7:00pm
CJH, ASF and Center for Traditional Music and Dance present:
Ilyas Malayev: Remembering the Poet Laureate of the Bukharian Jews
Ilyas Malayev (1936-2008) was an immensely popular musician across Uzbekistan, deeply loved by the Bukharian Jewish community. He was a master of the Central Asian classical music cycles known as "Shash maqam," and a major innovator of traditional forms through his musical compositions, poetry and theatrical works.
A reception will follow the program.
Ticket Info: $15 general, $10 CJH, ASF, CTMD members
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY