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JANUARY 2011

Here’s what’s happening in January! Tour with moira smiley and VOCO, Whistlin’ Wolves gigs in NYC, and the monthly Jalopy vocal harmony workshop. Hope to see you somewhere along the road!. . .

****Holler, Howl n Shout: Three Vocal Harmony Groups Converge

Friday, January 7
The Jalopy Theater
315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY
Show starts at 8:30
$10 advance/ $12 DOS For advance tickets, please call 718-395-3214.

Harmony lovers, this is the night for you! From the Berkley-based Real Vocal String Quartet you’ll hear sublime vocals atop a string quartet with music from Africa to Appalachia. Then, in from Los Angeles, the enchanting moira smiley and VOCO, armed with cello, banjo, accordion, and ukulele, will keep the traditional American tunes going, drawing from the shape-note tradition while adding strains of Eastern Europe to the mix. Then Brooklyn’s own Whistling Wolves will serve up snappy breakdowns, , jug band blues, and southern spirituals with a couple of originals thrown in!

****moira smiley and VOCO presented by Charisma Artists at the APAP conference:

Sunday, January 9, 2011 Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleeker St., New York, NY 10012 – Map
(212) 228-4854 Set: 10:00 PM Tickets: $10 / free w/APAP Badge
Also Playing: Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade, Jessica Fichot, George Cole Quintet, Fishtank Ensemble

****The Whistling Wolves at Banjo Jim’s:

As usual, the Wolves will be at Banjo Jim’s for our once-a-month Saturday night stint. 2 hours of fun!

Saturday January 22, 2011
Banjo Jim’s at 9th and C, New York, NY
10-12 pm, no cover

****And the rest of VOCO’s Northeast tour is below!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Putney School – Calder Hall
418 Houghton Brook Rd., Putney, VT 05346 – Map
Set: 7:00 PM Tickets: $5 public, FREE for students
Also Playing: House Blend

Thursday, January 13, 2011 Maine Winter Festival of Voices! @ Frontier
14 Maine Street / Mill 3 — Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME 04011 – Map
Set: 7:00 PM Tickets: $12/$15
Also Playing: Improvox & Full Circle Chorus

Friday, January 14, 2011 First Parish Church
35 Church St., Watertown, MA 02472 – Map
Set: 8:00 PM Tickets: $15 adv./$20 day-of-show

Saturday, January 15, 2011 Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad St. , Cumberland, RI 02864 – Map
(401) 725-9272 Set: 8:00 PM Tickets: $15

Sunday, January 16, 2011 Yale University – Dwight Chapel
67 High St., New Haven, CT – Map
Set: 8:00 PM Tickets: $5 students/$15 non-students
Also Playing: Yale Slavic Choir

MONTHLY OLD TIME/BLUEGRASS/EARLY COUNTRY AND GOSPEL HARMONY CLASS

We’ve expanded to two classes on our once-a-month Sundays: an early class for people who want an introduction to the styles, and a later class (co-taught with Don Friedman) that focuses on duo and trio rep. This is the most pleasurable music on earth to jump in and sing – come and try it out!

When: Sunday January 23, 2011

1:00-2:30 Harmony Basics,  3:00 – 5:00 Harmony Duos and Trios

Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY www.jalopy.biz

Cost: $20 for the early class, $25 for the later class, $40 for both

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PREMIERE OF FOUR RILKE SONGS BY NORMAN CAREY

I will be singing a set of four beautiful and evocative songs for voice and piano by CUNY faculty member Dr. Norman Carey as part of a concert called “Composers, Compositions, and Questions.” This concert is jointly hosted by CUNY and the New York Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and will feature a number of well-known NYC composers, including Tom Cipullo, Roy Jennings, and Robert Aldridge, with performances by a diverse group of singers. It will include a question-and-answer period with the composers, and should be a really interesting event for both art song aficionados and new listeners to experience some of the latest repertoire for voice and piano.


When: Monday, October 25, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Admission: free to NATS members and faculty and students from CUNY, with a suggested donation of $10 to the public.



M6: MEREDITH MONK MUSIC, THIRD GENERATION

This six-member ensemble, dedicated to performing the works of Meredith Monk, will be performing a varied program of ensemble music, solos, and duets. Works to be performed include Three Heavens and Hells, excerpts from Facing North and Book of Days, and our newest project, Basket Rondo.  This is our big fall concert – come hear this exciting music!


When: Tuesday, November 16, 8:30 pm

Where: Roulette – 20 Greene St, NYC  www.roulette.org

Admission: $15, $10 students, under 30s and seniors, free to Roulette members



ON TOUR WITH MOIRA SMILEY AND VOCO

In case you are in Pennsylvania or upstate New York,  I’ll be traveling with VOCO, singing everything from shape note music to Balkan trios, and playing the ukulele. We perform in Allentown, PA on November 12th and Ithaca, NY on November 13th. All the  details are at http://www.moirasmiley.com/calendar.html



THE WHISTLIN’ WOLVES IN AND AROUND TOWN

The Whistlin’ Wolves are the only whistling – harmonica – ukulele – fiddle – guitar – banjo – jaw’s-harp – mandolin – bass – vocal harmony group around – great traditional music with a few originals thrown in.


When: Every Third Saturday – October 16, November 20, and December 18 at 10 pm

Where: Banjo Jim’s, 700 E 9th St, NYC www.banjojims.com

Admission: no cover charge


When: November 6, 9 pm with Red Hen at 10:30 pm

Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, www.jalopy.biz

Admission: $10 cover



MONTHLY OLD TIME/BLUEGRASS/EARLY COUNTRY AND GOSPEL HARMONY CLASS

We’ve expanded to two classes on our once-a-month Sundays: an early class for people who want an introduction to the styles, and a later class (co-taught with Don Friedman) that focuses on duo and trio rep. This is the most pleasurable music on earth to jump in and sing – come and try it out!


When: Every Third Sunday – October 17, November 21, and December 19th

1:00-2:30 Harmony Basics,  3:00 – 5:00 Harmony Duos and Trios

Where: Jalopy, 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY www.jalopy.biz

Cost: $20 for the early class, $25 for the later class, $40 for both

* * * In Recital * * *

Wednesday April 14, 2010, 7:30  pm

Alice Jones, flute — Doctoral Recital

A program of French music for flute, including Deux Stèles Orientées by Jacques Ibert for flute and soprano

Wednesday May 12, 2010, 7:30 pm

DMA concert of contemporary chamber works by Britten, Crumb, Kurtag, and much more!

http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Music/events/index.html

* * * with moira smiley and VOCO * * *

Emily sings as part of Moira Smiley’s four-voice vocal ensemble, performing original songs steeped in Appalachia & Eastern Europe. Voted #1 a cappella band in the U.S., the four members of VOCO create post-folk, improvisation-built songs while digging into old Americana and Eastern European sounds.  http://www.moirasmiley.com/VOCO_main.html

Wednesday April 21, 2010, 6:30 pm

with Malcolm Daglish and Friends

The Avalon Theater, Easton, MD

http://www.avalontheatre.com/

Friday April 23, 2010, 8 pm

with Malcolm Daglish and Friends

The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=4363

* * * The Whistlin’ Wolves * * *

“the only whistling – harmonica – ukulele – fiddle – guitar – banjo – jaw-harp – mandolin – bass – vocal harmony group around –traditional music with a few originals thrown in!!!”

Saturday April 17,  2010, 10 pm -  Banjo Jim’s

www.banjojims.com

Saturday April 24, 2010, 9:30 pm – The Living Room, Googies Lounge

www.livingroomny.com

Friday May 8, 2010, 8 pm – The Orchard House Cafe

http://www.orchardhousecafe.com/events/

Saturday May 15,  2010, 10 pm -  Banjo Jim’s

www.banjojims.com

Monday May 17, 2010, 8 pm – The Parkside Lounge

Monthly old-time jam session of tunes and songs, hosted by the Wolves

http://www.parksidelounge.net/calendar.html

Saturday May 29, 2010, 9:30 pm – The Living Room, Googies Lounge

www.livingroomny.com

* * * Vocal Harmony Workshop * * *

Bluegrass/Old-Time/Gospel Close-Harmony traditions, co-taught with Don Friedman at the Jalopy Music Theater. Open to all!

April 18, 2010, 2-5 pm

May 16, 2010, 2-5 pm

June 13, 2010, 12-3 pm and 4 pm VOCAL SHOWCASE

www.jalopy.biz

Saturday April 3, 7:30 PM

Penelope by Sarah Kirkland Snider, featuring  Shara Worden and SIGNAL – The Bell House

https://www.newamsterdamrecords.com/#Event/Sarah_Kirkland_Sniders_PENELOPE_featuring_SHARA_WORDEN_of_My_Brightest_Diamond_and_SIGNAL



A Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3pm, The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, New York

“Singer/Songwriters?” curated by Kathleen Supové, is part of the Music with a View series. The February concert is a showcase for composers working in the medium of song, but doing it in quirky, unusual, and innovative ways. These artists straddle the boundary between classical and alt pop.  ’Green Man’ is a composition by written by  Sasha Bogdanowitsch performed by members and guests of the M6 vocal ensemble.



* * * In Recital * * *


February 24, 2010, 7 pm

Concerts and Conversations Series, CUNY Graduate Center

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/concertsandconversations/

Music and the Iraq War


February 25, 2010, 1 pm

Music and Midtown Series, CUNY Graduate Center

http://www.gc.cuny.edu/MusicInMidtown.htm

Beethoven Folksongs


March 3, 2010, 7:30 pm

Vocal Recital, CUNY Graduate Center

http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Music/events/concerts.html

Works by Schubert, Sor, Debussy, and Corigliano, songs from Medieval France and the Italian Renaissance



* * * with moira smiley and VOCO * * *

Emily sings as part of Moira Smiley’s four-voice vocal ensemble, performing original songs steeped in Appalachia & Eastern Europe. Voted #1 a cappella band in the U.S., the four members of VOCO create post-folk, improvisation-built songs while digging into old Americana and Eastern European sounds.


March 6, 2010, 8 pm

Broad Stage Performing Arts Center (w/Round Mountain opening), Los Angeles


http://www.moirasmiley.com/VOCO_main.html



* * * The Whistlin’ Wolves * * *

“the only whistling – harmonica – ukulele – fiddle – guitar – banjo – jaw-harp – mandolin – bass – vocal harmony group around –traditional music with a few originals thrown in!!!”


February 5, 2010, 9 pm – The Jalopy Theter

With Red Hen

www.jalopy.biz


February 19, 2010, 8 pm – The Jalopy Theater

With Frank Schapp, Alice Gerrard, Laurelyn Dosset, and Diana Jones

www.jalopy.biz


February 20,  2010, 10 pm -  Banjo Jim’s

www.banjojims.com


February 27, 2010, 9:30 pm – The Living Room, Googies Lounge

www.livingroomny.com


* * * Vocal Harmony Workshop * * *

Bluegrass/Old-Time/Gospel Close-Harmony traditions, co-taught with Don Friedman at the Jalopy Music Theater

February 21, 2010, 2-5 pm

March 21, 2010, 2-5 pm

www.jalopy.biz

***moira smiley and VOCO ***

Emily will be appearing as part of this four-voice ensemble from the West Coast!moira smiley & VOCO sing powerful, emotional music with lush harmony and the delicious vaudevillian combo of cello, accordion and banjo. Sprinkled throughout their songs are rompin’stompin’ body percussion sets – always a show-stopping pleasure. Voted #1 a cappella band in the U.S., the four members of VOCO create post-folk, improvisation-built songs while digging into old Americana and Eastern European sounds. Original music and new fruits from the old songs… americana to Bartók, ethereal and gritty. http://www.moirasmiley.com/VOCO_main.html


Jan 10  6:00P Jenkins House Concerts NY, NY
VENUE #1 ADDRESS: Jenkins: 26 West 89th St., New York, NY. 10024, (212) 873-9208  $15-20
* please call to reserve your place – space @ this LOVELY home is limited.http://jenkinshouseconcerts.blogspot.com/
*APAP presenters:  please call (818)259-4460 to reserve a place
Jan 10  10:30-10:55P City Winery (APAP showcase) NY, NY www.charismaartist.com
VENUE #2 ADDRESS: 155 Varick St. (btw Spring & Vandam), New York, NY 10013  212-608-0555×713 Tix for all 6 bands: $10adv./$15door
(as part of an evening shared with 7 other extraordinary groups specializing in vintage, folk, vaudeville, classical music)
APAP Presenters & Badge Holders free
Sxip Shirey with Adam Matta
Kailin Yong
moira smiley & VOCO
Asylum Street Spankers
Boulder Acoustic Society
The Wiyos
The Bon Ton Parade
Jan Bell
Fishtank Ensemble

Jan 11  8:10-8:40P Gramercy Theater (APAP showcase) NY, NY www.charismaartist.com
Gramercy Theater:  127 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010
(as part of an evening shared with 6 other extraordinary groups specializing in vintage, folk, vaudeville, classical music)
APAP Presenters & Badge Holders free
moira smiley & VOCO
THE WIYOS
Luminescent Orchestrii
The Two Man Gentlemen Band
Asylum Street Spankers
Kailin Yong Peace Project


* * * The Whistlin’ Wolves * * *

“the only whistling – harmonica – ukulele – fiddle – guitar – banjo – jaw-harp – mandolin – bass – vocal harmony group around – Great traditional music with a few originals thrown in!!!”

January 9, 2010, 8 pm – The Everything Goes Book Café

3 blocks off the ferry on Staten Islandhttp://www.etgstores.com/bookcafe/

January 11, 2010, 7 pm -  Parkside Lounge,www.parksidelounge.net

January 16, 2010, 10 pm -  Banjo Jim’swww.banjojims.com

January 23, 2010, 9 pm – The Living Room, Googies Loungewww.livingroomny.com

* * * Vocal Harmony Workshop * * *

January 31, 2009, 2-5 pm

Bluegrass/Old-Time/Gospel Close-Harmony traditions, co-taught with Don Friedman

Jalopy Music Theater, 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY  www.jalopy.biz


Prior Performances:

* * * The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation* * *

A six-member vocal ensemble dedicated to performing the music of legendary composer/singer Meredith Monk. With Brian Snow, cellist.     www.m6ensemble.com

10 pm, December 22, 2009

Dolmen Music, Excerpts from Book of Days, American Archaeology, Volcano Songs, and Facing North

The Stone, 16 Avenue C, New York, NY, 10009     www.thestonenyc.com


* * * The Whistlin’ Wolves * * *

“the only whistling – harmonica – ukulele – fiddle – guitar – banjo – jaw-harp – mandolin – bass – vocal harmony group around – Great traditional music with a few originals thrown in!!!”

10 pm, December 19, 2009

Banjo Jim’s

9th and C, New York City www.banjojims.com


9pm-2am, December 31st, 2009

A great New Year’s Eve line-up of Bluegrass and Old-Time bands

The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St, New York City  www.livingroomny.com


* * * Vocal Harmony Workshop * * *

Bluegrass/Old-Time/Gospel Traditions,  co-taught with Don Friedman

2-5 pm, December 20, 2009

Jalopy Music Theater

315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY  www.jalopy.biz


* * * The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation* * *

A six-member vocal ensemble dedicated to performing the music of legendary composer/singer Meredith Monk.  www.m6ensemble.com

8 pm, December 4, 2009

Dolmen Music with Ha Yang Kim, cellist as part of DARMSTADT’s ESSENTIAL REPERTOIRE festival

Issue Project Room - 232 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

$20 at the door/$15 in advance  at issueprojectroom.org


* * * The Whistlin’ Wolves * * *

“the only whistling – harmonica – ukulele – fiddle – guitar – banjo – jaw-harp – mandolin – bass – vocal harmony group around – Great traditional music with a few originals thrown in!!!”

10 pm, October 17, 2009

Banjo Jim’s

9th and C, New York City


* * * Vocal Harmony Workshop * * *

Bluegrass/Old-Time/Gospel Traditions,  co-taught with Don Friedman

2-5 pm, October 18, 2009

Jalopy Music Theater

315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY


* * * The Whistlin’ Wolves * * *

10:30 pm, October 24th, 2009

Googies, upstairs at The Living Room

154 Ludlow Street, New York City


* * * Hesperus Ensemble - Performing and Teaching Residency * * *

” An eclectic early-music group whose repertoire spans the European medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, often fused with Appalachian, gospel, and blues”

October 27-29, 2009

Gettysburg College, PA