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23

Jan
2017

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By joel

World Premiere of “Continuance” by Joel Phillip Friedman Feb. 4 & 11 in NYC!

On 23, Jan 2017 | In Front Page, News | By joel

ModernMedieval’s Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, formerly of the acclaimed vocal quartet Anonymous 4, and Elizabeth Weinfield, Artistic Director of the period ensemble Sonnambula, come together to offer a program, Sanctum et Saeculare, that combines medieval chant and song with music by 20th and 21st century composers using medieval texts as inspiration. The program includes three newly commissioned works by composers: Joel Phillip Friedman, Andrew Lovett, and Daniel Thomas Davis.

TWO PERFORMANCES:

February 4th, 2017 – Spectrum NYC, 121 Ludlow St, 2nd Floor,  at 9pm.

February 11th, 2017 – New York Public Library, Bruno Walter Auditorium at 2.30pm.

02

Dec
2016

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News

By joel

Back at Stanford for another weekend of “Beatles Intensives!”

On 02, Dec 2016 | In Front Page, News | By joel

For the second year in a row I am back on December 3rd & 4th for a sold-out weekend of teaching my popular “Revolution: The Songwriting of The Beatles” class for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. Pivoting off the full course I used to teach there, this is an all day class focusing on the evolution of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison as composer/lyricists. Nothing is Beatle proof, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

30

Oct
2016

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By joel

Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter!

On 30, Oct 2016 | In News | By joel

It’s gonna be a busy Fall & winter 2016-2017

What happens when Soliloquy, two superb & fearless string players (Ariel Horowitz, violin; Lauren Siess, viola), ask for a new piece? Arias with Dance Glitch: a work that includes singing Middle English and… dancing! I told you they were fearless. We had a blast touring the piece throughout CA-OR-DC-NY this past August-September. Arias was commissioned for Soliloquy by my friends at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition

I’m returning to Stanford University for another round of sold-out weekend “Beatles Intensives” this December 3rd & 4th: Revolution: The Songwriting of The Beatles. “A splendid time is guaranteed for all!”

Continuance, my song commissioned by ModernMedieval (Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek and Elizabeth Weinfield) will be premiered on February 4th, 2017 at Spectrum NYC at 9pm and then have a repeat performance on February 11th, 2017 at New York Public Library’s Bruno Walter Auditorium at 2.30pm as part of their Sanctum et Saeculare program. Yes, more Middle English! More on this later (hint: watch out for spring 2018!).

Finally, Johansen, the piece I’ve been commissioned to write for the 2017 Johansen International Competition (JIC) is done! The competition will take place March 14-17, 2018 right here in Washington, DC. I can’t wait to hear these talented young players dig in to me piece!

More good news coming down the pike – but that’s for the next newsletter.

Happy Fall-Winter!

Best,
Joel

28

Sep
2016

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News

By joel

The Strad chimes in on my “fierce little viola piece!”

On 28, Sep 2016 | In Front Page, News | By joel

I am thrilled that violist extraordinaire Andrew Gonzalez (and pianist Ji, Yekwon Sunwoo) has received this positively glowing review in this October’s The Strad Magazine for his Bargemusic recital this past July. Bruce Hodges also had kind things to say about my “fierce little viola piece” When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes as well. Mark Peskanov, Bargemusic Artistic & Executive Director is doing great things there! Want to read the complete review? Want to peruse the score? Click here!

21

Sep
2016

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By joel

The Beatles at Levine! Part 1: Roots to Beatlemania – All the World’s their Stage

On 21, Sep 2016 | In News | By joel

I’m pleased to offer my REVOLUTION: THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES  course for Levine Music starting this Saturday night at their Strathmore campus. This is a 3-session version of the course I’ve previously taught at Swarthmore College and Stanford University. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! 9/24, 10/1. and 10/22/2016. http://www.levinemusic.org/component/content/article/51-general/1329-joel-friedman-lecture-series

15

Sep
2016

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By joel

Arias with Dance Glitch ends its tour!

On 15, Sep 2016 | In News | By joel

This remarkable project ended where it all started: National Sawdust. Ariel and I met at the Klein Competition’s 30 Anniversary concert at NS in January 2016. Who knew what that would lead to? We’ve had an exhilarating time performing the work in August and September on tour: California, Oregon, Washington DC, and New York. A BIG Thank YOU! to Fred Spitz of Klein for commissioning the work, the incredible performers and collaborators Ariel Horowitz (violin) and Lauren Siess (viola), and Paul Emerson for his help with the movement. I have never had such a terrific time with a new piece. Stay tuned for more on Arias with Dance Glitch!

06

Sep
2016

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By joel

Arias with Dance Glitch moves east!

On 06, Sep 2016 | In News | By joel

After a terrific World Premiere in Berkeley and tour of the west Arias with Dance Glitch arrives home on the East Coast for two more performances: in DC on Thursday, Sept. 8th at 7:30 pm as part of Ariel Horowitz’s recital, and then New York on Monday, Sept. 12th at 7:30 pm at National Sawdust as a continuation of Soliloquy’s tour. Tickets for DC are available here. NY available here.

19

Aug
2016

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By joel

Ariel, Lauren, and Arias previewed in the SF Chronicle!

On 19, Aug 2016 | In News | By joel

Joshua Kosman offers a nice preview article leading up to the premiere of Arias with Dance Glitch http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/A-string-duo-committed-to-new-music-9144096.php

16

Aug
2016

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By joel

Hard at Work! Arias with Dance Glitch Edition

On 16, Aug 2016 | In News | By joel

Behind the Scenes Photo: Ariel & Lauren, recently returned from Israel, hard at work on my Arias with Dance GlitchNo, I didn’t supply the snacks, just the scores.  Debut: August 20, 2106. Complete Tour info here. [email protected] @GreyBirdMuse @AriaswithDanceGlitch

12

Aug
2016

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By joel

Arias with Dance Glitch tour continues! No. 5 Home – Washington D.C.

On 12, Aug 2016 | In News | By joel

The Arias with Dance Glitch tour continues with a a duo twist: a new recital program by Ariel which features Arias and Lauren, and that is a homecoming! The concert is here in D.C. on. Sept. 8, 2016 at the JCC of Greater Washington. The concert starts at 7:30pm. Arias is commissioned by the Irving M. Klein International String Competition for the duo Soliloquy – Klein Laureates and Juilliard students Ariel Horowitz, violin & Lauren Siess, viola. This is the 5th stop on the multi-city tour. Tickets and information here. Next stop: National Sawdust in New York!