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An important landmark in the recovery of Julius Eastman's music, this concert features one of Eastman's earliest works—Thruway (for soprano, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, large choir, and jazz trio)—in its New York City debut performed by the Arcana New Music Ensemble. They will also be performing Eastman's piece Buddha. Opening the evening will be a special performance by Gerry Eastman, brother of Julius.
Julius Eastman: Buddha (1984)
Eastman Community Choir directed by Dustin Hurt
Gerry Eastman: In Memory of Julius
Gerry Eastman, solo guitar
Julius Eastman: Thruway (1969)
Tara Middleton, soprano; Arcana New Music Ensemble (Anthony Bob, flute; Joseph Dvorak, clarinet; Min Young Kim, violin; Tom Kraines, cello; Rodney McGhee, trombone Aaron Stewart, saxophone); Eastman Community Choir with Josh Lee, saxophone; Drew Gaunce, bass; Patrick Hwang, drums; Hprizm, electronics; John J.H. Phillips, video
*Moor Mother is no longer performing as part of this concert due to a scheduling conflict.
January 27, 8pm
Tickets $25 General / $20 Members
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The performance is part of “Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental,” curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird.
“Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental” is made possible with the generous support of Robert D. Bielecki Foundation and Paula Cooper; endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Original support for “That Which is Fundamental” was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.
Photo of Julius Eastman performing at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, May 5, 1973 by Edward Kirstein.
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