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06

Jun
2019

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By Joel Friedman

I’m participating in Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road conference at Eastman!

On 06, Jun 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

I’m happy to report that I will be joining the next international Beatles conference “Come Together: Fifty Years of Abbey Road” and presenting my  paper “George Harrison and Something – Sinatra’s ‘favorite Lennon & McCartney song’” at the Eastman School of Music in September. Nothing is Beatle proof! And, if George looks confused… all will be explained in my paper.

 

27

May
2019

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News

By Joel Friedman

Home is happening! Opening May 30th

On 27, May 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

The score I’ve written for “Home,” a new play by Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil) is done, and the show opens in New York at the Tank NYC on Thursday, May 30, 2019!

“Home” fuses puppetry, theatre and multimedia (including a lot of music!) into a visually thrilling and emotionally moving story of a woman’s connection to the universe: the Circle Of Life! It features an all-star creative team and cast.

“Home” will be performed at The Tank NYC from May 30-June 2, 2019.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:
Thursday May 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday June 1 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday June 2 at 3:00 p.m.

The Tank NYC is located at 312 West 36th Street, NYC between 8th and 9th Avenues, on the 1st floor. Tickets are $20 at 212-563-6269 or at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.evolvepuppets.com.

13

May
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

Home is opening soon in New York!

On 13, May 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

I’m excited to be scoring this wonderful show, “Home,” which fuses puppetry, theatre, multimedia, and music into a visually thrilling and emotionally moving story. I’m also happy about this lovely write up in Broadway World. “Home” opens May 30th at The Tank on W. 36th.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES:
Thursday May 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday June 1 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday June 2 at 3:00 p.m.

The Tank NYC is located at 312 West 36th Street, NYC between 8th and 9th Avenues, on the 1st floor. Tickets are $20 at 212-563-6269 or at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit www.evolvepuppets.com.

13

May
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

Thrilled to moderate this important panel on climate change & sustainability

On 13, May 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

It was immensely gratifying to moderate a panel on climate change & sustainability during the New orchestra of Washington’s recent May 4, 2019 concert: Re(new)al featuring Sandbox Percussion. The panel consisted of Sarah Bedolfe (a marine scientist from Oceana USA), Peter Hillier (the sustainability liaison for Room&Board), Sofia Rojas (a senior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, MD), Ian Rosenbaum (from Sandbox Quartet),  Rabbi Warren Stone (known nationally as “the Climate Rabbi”), and Alan Yu (the director of International Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress). The superb concert centered on Sandbox Percussion as soloists in Viet Cuong’s percussion concerto, “Re(new)al” ) commissioned by the Albany Symphony and General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy), as well as works by Max Richter, and Claude Debussy.

17

Apr
2019

In Front Page
News

By Joel Friedman

All Things Are Set Ablaze in Keene and New York City.

On 17, Apr 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

Those three forces of nature, otherwise known as ModernMedieval – founder Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Martha Cluver, and Eliza Bagg – did two more superb performances of their Words of Love and Wisdom program, including my badass Hildegarde piece From: All Things Are Set Ablaze, as part of the Electric Earth Concerts, Keene, NH. and then at the spectacular Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters. And Classical Voice North America loved the program too! Click here for the review. I don’t mind “While it was certainly raucous and exciting – the trio played a tambourine, a small mallet-hit hand drum, and a triangle as they sang – the piece was far from furious. In fact, it was so much fun that Horner-Kwiatek’s final triangle ting earned a chuckle from the audience.”

17

Apr
2019

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News

By Joel Friedman

Elastic Band @Shenendoah Conservatory

On 17, Apr 2019 | In Front Page, News | By Joel Friedman

I had a great time last week at Shenandoah Conservatory in beautiful Winchester, Virginia. A *very* full visit with friends conductor Tim Robblee and composer extraordinaire Jonathan Newman and the the faculty and students. I taught composition lessons, gave a masterclass, had rehearsal, and heard my Elastic Band (Octet version) performed at the über-hip Bright Box Theater in downtown Winchester. Thank you Jonathan and Tim!

30

Mar
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

ModernMedieval returns with All Things Are Set Ablaze! Twice!

On 30, Mar 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

The stellar ModernMedieval Trio of Voices performs my badass piece All Things Are Set Ablaze, a setting of the words by that ultimate badass prophetic polymath Hildegarde von Bingen, twice in the coming week: April 7th on the Electric Earth Concerts Sunday April 7, 2019 (4:00 PM at Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene, NH), and then on April 13that the Met Cloisters at 1 pm. My piece is part of their Words of Love and Wisdom program and also includes works by Hildegard, Caroline Shaw, Caleb Burnhans, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwaitek.

30

Mar
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

Elastic Band, & Joel, come to Shenandoah Conservatory!

On 30, Mar 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

Dr. Timothy J. Robblee will conduct the Edge Ensemble performing the octet version of Elastic Band along with works by Thomas Albert, Natalie Draper, Joel Puckett, and, Erik Irgens. During my short residency I’ll be giving a masterclass and teaching some of the talented Shenandoah Conservatory composition students. April 4 @ 8:00 pm,Bright Box Theater, 15 N. Loudoun Street, Winchester, VA 22601 

04

Feb
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

Elizabeth Racheva sings “How Does The World Fall Into Place?” from Fallings

On 04, Feb 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

Elizabeth Racheva sings my “How Does the World Fall Into Place?” from the chamber opera Fallings (Seth Friedman, libretto) on her upcoming program: Journey across continents and languages in a wide-ranging and powerful exploration of migration. A complement to Washington Performing Arts’ Dreamers special production and 2018/19 Latinx in D.C. programming, this afternoon of song and spoken word contemplates notions of home, yearning, displacement, and hope.

Works by Javier Álvarez, Leonard Bernstein, Joel Phillip Friedman, Carlos Guastavino, Ernesto Lecuona, Ned Rorem, Roberto Sierra, Hugo Wolf, and more.

This event is one of several activities throughout the winter and spring that are curated by the Mars Urban Arts Initiative

02/10/2019, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, All Souls Church Unitarian 1500 Harvard Street NW – Washington, D.C. Details

24

Jan
2019

In News

By Joel Friedman

My Winter 2019 Newsletter is out!

On 24, Jan 2019 | In News | By Joel Friedman

My Winter 2019 newsletter is out! Chock full of goodies, take a look! You can subscribe as well by clicking HERE.