Concourse Counterpoint Fall Festival 2021

The Concourse Counterpoint Fall Festival
September 25 – October 28
6 FREE concerts at the Andrew Freedman Home

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Soprano Ariadne Greif and Composer/Conductor Carl Bettendorf perform Wagner with the Momenta Quartet and friends
(Photo courtesy of Americas Society)

Dear friends,

This is just a friendly reminder about the Momenta Quartet’s FREE season premiere, which also happens to be the opening concert of the Concourse Counterpoint Fall Festival:

THIS Saturday, September 25 at 3pm at: 

The Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse (corner of McClellan, D or 4 train to 167)
Bronx, NY 10452

Also – an update about COVID protocols:

Someone from the Freedman Home will be checking proof of vaccination at all Concourse Counterpoint concerts: BUT…

We will have the big windows wide open and will set up chairs right outside the windows for our friends who are not vaccinated. We will not turn you away! If it rains, though, please bring an umbrella.

Also – performers will not all be wearing masks (for obvious reasons!), but we are encouraging all audience members to wear a mask.

Momenta Quartet and Friends

Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violins;
Stephanie Griffin, viola; Michael Haas, cello

With friends:
Ariadne Greif, soprano; Karen Lindquist, harp; William Hakim, viola; and Carl Bettendorf, conductor

Program:

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, no. 5
Carlos Salzedo: Chanson dans la nuit for solo harp
Carl Bettendorf: Il y a l’Océan for string quartet
Carl Bettendorf: Souvenir for solo viola and electronics
Richard Wagner: Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, arranged by Stephanie Griffin

Since Carl and I are both Bronx-based composers recently honoured with the BRIO award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, we will talk about the program as part of the fulfilment of our Artist Community Enrichment (ACE) requirement. 
 

About the program:

Thanks to a generous grant from the City Artist Corps program, we were able to go all out in this free concert! I have always wanted to program my chamber arrangement of Wagner’s glorious Liebestod  – the “hit single” from his 4-hour opera, Tristan und Isolde. We have played it once before on the Momenta Festival at Americas Society back in 2018.

The City Artist Corps grant has made it possible for us to hire three guests and cover the costs of getting a harp to the Bronx! So, please do come hear us play “opera,” alongside music by Joseph Haydn and Carl Bettendorf in the elegant Princess Ballroom at the historic Andrew Freedman Home. (It used to be an assisted living home for millionaires – we can all pretend we qualify!)

Also – since we are taking the trouble of bringing a harp to the Freedman Home, our guest harpist Karen Lindquist will regale you with a gorgeous solo harp piece by Carlos Salzedo.

This concert was made possible through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York CityDepartment of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.
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We hope to see you all this Saturday, and meanwhile please save the dates for the other five FREE concerts on the Concourse Counterpoint Fall Festival:
 
Friday, Oct. 8, 7pm: Odero George Achieng and the Omi Ensemble
from Kenya sings plays his one-string orutu in new and traditional music with members of the Omi Ensemble (Sweet Lee Odom, reeds; Volker Goetze, trumpet; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Hilliard Greene, bass; and Sipho Kunene, drums

Saturday, Oct. 9, 3pm: DOUBLE BILL: Momenta Quartet with jazz fusion band “All Things to All People” 

Steve Antonelli, mandolin
Richard Robinson, guitar
Jeff “Siege” Siegel, drums
Hilliard Greene, bass
 
Momenta performs Alvin Singleton’s String Quartet no. 1 and Sergei Prokofiev’s String Quartet no. 2, based on Kabardino-Balkar folk themes from the North Caucasus.
 
All Things to All People (the musical project) combines artists with backgrounds in Indian classical music, jazz, African music, South American music and New York “downtown” music into a sometimes combustible/sometimes contemplative mixture of form and improvisation that, although recorded, is meant to be performed live and is never performed the same way twice.
 
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2pm: Garifuna Jazz Ensemble at the Vegan Market ($5 for two people entry fee to the Vegan Market)

Lucy Blanco, Vocalist, founder of The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble
Mario E. Sprouse, pianist, musical director
Gary “Wicked” Fritz, percussionist
Hilliard Greene, bassist
Garifuna Jazz Ensemble, Jersey City NJ
Saturday, Oct. 23, 3pm: John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”

Interpreted by Louie Belogenis, sax; Beth Anne Hatton, vocals; Roberta Piket, keyboard; Kirk Knuffke, trumpet; Michael Wimberly, drums; and Hilliard Greene, bass
 
Thursday, October 28, 7pm: Hilliard Greene’s band The Jazz Expressions with special guest vocalist Jasmine Williams
 
Jasmine Williams, vocals; TK Blue, sax; Dwayne (Cook) Broadnax, drums; Sharp Radway, keyboard; Hilliard Greene, bass/Musical Director
 
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Please save the dates and tell your friends!
 
Also, please wear a mask during the concert.
 
Thanks again to the Bronx Council on the Arts and City Artist Corps for their support of these concerts!

I hope you all are well and look forward to seeing you soon!

All the best,
 
Stephanie
www.momentaquartet.com

 

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THE OMI ENSEMBLE feat. Odero from Kenya
VENUE  THE ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME
TITLE OF EVENT  Kenyan Connections
BAND NAME THE OMI ENSEMBLE
BAND MEMBER NAMES Odero George Achieng, orutu and voice (visiting from Kenya)

Lee Odom, reeds and flute

Volker Goetze, trumpet/flugelhorn, Sipho Kunene, drums, 

Hill Greene (you know him!), bass

Stephanie Griffin, viola

DATE PLUS DAY OF WEEK, YEAR Friday, October 8, 2021
TIME 7 pm
FULL ADDRESS with ZIP CODE 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
PHONE NUMBER 718.410.6735
WEB SITE http://hilliardgreene.com/index.php/concourse-counterpoint-fall-festival-2021/

https://andrewfreedmanhome.org/

EMAIL ADDRESS  
DIRECTIONS   
SUBWAY STOPS D or 4 train to 167th Street
CROSS STREETS McClellan Street and Grand Concourse
COVER+MINIMUM  free

 

 

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Double Bill: The Momenta Quartet and All Things To All People feat. Richard Robinson
VENUE  THE ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME
TITLE OF EVENT   
BAND NAME The Momenta Quartet; All Things To All People
BAND MEMBER NAMES Momenta Quartet:

Emilie-Anne Gendron and Alex Shiozaki, violins

Stephanie Griffin, viola

Michael Haas, cello

 

All Things to All People:

Steve Antonelli – mandolin

Richard Robinson – guitar

Jeff “Siege” Siegel – drums

Hill Greene – bass

DATE PLUS DAY OF WEEK, YEAR Saturday October 9, 2021
TIME 3 pm
FULL ADDRESS with ZIP CODE 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
PHONE NUMBER 718.410.6735
WEB SITE http://hilliardgreene.com/index.php/concourse-counterpoint-fall-festival-2021/

https://andrewfreedmanhome.org/

COVER+MINIMUM  free
DIRECTIONS   
SUBWAY STOPS D or 4 train to 167th Street
CROSS STREETS McClellan Street and Grand Concourse
COVER+MINIMUM  free

 

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Garifuna Jazz Ensemble feat. Lucy Blanco
VENUE  THE ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME
TITLE OF EVENT  Garifuna Jazz Ensemble feat. Lucy Blanco
BAND NAME Garifuna Jazz Ensemble
BAND MEMBER NAMES Lucy Blanco, Vocalist, founder of The Garifuna Jazz Ensemble

Mario E. Sprouse, pianist, musical director

Gary “Wicked” Fritz, percussionist

Hilliard Greene, bassist

DATE PLUS DAY OF WEEK, YEAR Saturday, October 16, 2021
TIME 3 pm
FULL ADDRESS with ZIP CODE 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
PHONE NUMBER 718.410.6735
WEB SITE http://hilliardgreene.com/index.php/concourse-counterpoint-fall-festival-2021/

https://andrewfreedmanhome.org/

EMAIL ADDRESS  
DIRECTIONS   
SUBWAY STOPS D or 4 train to 167th Street
CROSS STREETS McClellan Street and Grand Concourse
COVER+MINIMUM  free ($5 for two people entry fee to the Vegan Market)

 

 

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John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme 
VENUE  THE ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME
TITLE OF EVENT  John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme
BAND NAME A Love Supreme Band
BAND MEMBER NAMES Louie Belogenis – sax

Beth Anne Hatton – vocal

Roberta Piket – piano

Kirk Knuffke – trumpet 

TBC – drum

Hilliard Greene – bass

DATE PLUS DAY OF WEEK, YEAR Saturday, October 23, 2021
TIME 3 pm
FULL ADDRESS with ZIP CODE 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
PHONE NUMBER 718.410.6735
WEB SITE http://hilliardgreene.com/index.php/concourse-counterpoint-fall-festival-2021/https://andrewfreedmanhome.org/
EMAIL ADDRESS  
DIRECTIONS   
SUBWAY STOPS D or 4 train to 167th Street
CROSS STREETS McClellan Street and Grand Concourse
COVER+MINIMUM  free

 

 

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presents

Hilliard Greene The Jazz Expressions feat. Jasmine Williams
VENUE  THE ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME
TITLE OF EVENT   
BAND NAME The Jazz Expressions feat. Jasmine Williams
BAND MEMBER NAMES JASMINE WILLIAMS – vocals

TK BLUE – sax

DWAYNE (COOK) BROADNAX – drums 

SHARP RADWAY – piano 

HILLIARD (HILL) GREENE – bass/Musical Director

DATE PLUS DAY OF WEEK, YEAR Thursday, October 28, 2021
TIME 7 pm
FULL ADDRESS with ZIP CODE 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452
PHONE NUMBER 718.410.6735
WEB SITE http://hilliardgreene.com/index.php/concourse-counterpoint-fall-festival-2021/

https://andrewfreedmanhome.org/

EMAIL ADDRESS  
DIRECTIONS   
SUBWAY STOPS D or 4 train to 167th Street
CROSS STREETS McClellan Street and Grand Concourse
COVER+MINIMUM  free