Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sept. 11th Concert in Ft. Greene

Home Grown: A Harvest of Fresh Music for Peace

This free concert is held as part of the September Concert, an annual citywide music festival in New York, in remembrance of September 11th and a celebration of our universal humanity. It includes performances of mostly original music by Brooklyn- and New York City area-based classical and jazz musicians and features fresh organic produce from local farms.

DATE: September 11, 2009
TIME: 8pm
LOCATION OF EVENT: South Oxford Space

ADMISSION: free but recommended to reserve tickets in advance.

8 Pianist John McDowell and violinist Emmanuel Vukovich
8:45 Sam Sadigursky
9:30 DAAD Quartet
10:15 Frank Carlberg

Pianist, percussionist, producer, commissioned composer and instructor John McDowell achieved worldwide recognition with his soundtrack to the Academy Award winning documentary Born Into Brothels. He is also an organic, biodynamic farmer and runs Camp Hill Farm in Pomona, NY, just north of New York City.

Violinist, composer, and organic farmer Emmanuel Vukovich recently organized and performed in The Agri-Culture Concerts -- a series of benefit recitals on organic farms throughout the US and Canada. A graduate of Canada’s McGill university, Vukovich also studied at Juilliard.

Saxophonist, multi-reedist and composer Sam Sadigursky’s critically-lauded first recording, The Words Project, hailed as "an impressive debut" by the New York Times, was given a four star review by Time Out New York, who also named it one of the Top Ten Albums of 2007.

The DAAD Quartet is Can Olgun - piano, Nils Weinhold - guitar, Matthias Nowak - bass, and David Anlauff - drums. All four are accomplished German jazz musicians who have come to the United States as part of a grant through the German Academic Exchange Service or DAAD.

Jazz pianist and composer Frank Carlberg's most recent release on Red Piano Records, The American Dream (2009) has drawn critical acclaim including the Hartford Courant who called it "...melodic, challenging, intelligent, and fiercely original."


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