Dearest Music Festers,
Tonight is closing night of the 1st Annual Lower East Side Music Festival at the beautiful Dixon Place Theater, and holy smokes, are we going out with a bang. Every performance of this closing weekend has been a straight up knockout, from Yoni Gordon’s sojourn to the bar to perform a capella to Corn Mo’s intimate storytelling set that closed with an expertly executed 80s hair metal scream fiasco, Supermajor’s video tripfest w/ VJ Fuzzy Bastard and the Nat Osborn Band’s special stripped-down acoustic line-up. Not to mention a cadre of other amazing shows from Natti Vogel w/ his band and quintet, the very charming Debutante Hour, Danny Chait, and The Corduroy Suit. All gold, I tell you. Gold. And there will be pics and video to come after the festival.
We close up shop with a truly stellar line-up of alternative classical musicians tonight: Symphony Z performing William Zuckerman’s acclaimed piece “Music In Pluralism” at 7pm, followed by “Bulgarian born piano dynamo” Tania Stavreva at 8pm, and one of the city’s “most promising new music ensembles” SYZYGY performing
works written and curated by Danielle Eva Schwob at 9pm. DOORS ARE AT 6:00! Below, check out links to some advance press and praise for the night, as
well as a podcast with William Zuckerman, which includes two movements of Music In Pluralism (toward the end). Also, see the SoundCloud set below to preview music from ALL THREE of tonight’s acts! This is “not to be missed,” according to myself, Time Out New York, and anyone who’s payin’ close attention!
We’re a Time Out NY Critic’s Pick! : http://www.timeout.com/newyork/opera-classical/lower-east-side-music-festival-dixon-place-august-26-2012
The show is also featured on Sequenza21: http://www.sequenza21.com/2012/08/symphony-z-at-the-lower-east-side-music-festival/
Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $15, and the first 25 people in the door get a free beer: http://bit.ly/les26tix