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April 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
At long last, we are happy to announce a performance date for Convergence: Series A – and that date is Friday April 30th. We will premier this piece as part of a new series called “Night Flight Music Live” and will be live-streaming out of Cassandra Studios in Beacon NY. The stream will go out on right here, as well as on Neil Alexander’s Youtube channel and our Facebook Page. With the composition nearly complete, we have begun scheduling rehearsals.
Titled “Convergence: Series A” this new work explores the crossing of genre and texture in 5 movements, and features an 8 piece ensemble of amazing musicians. Originally scheduled for June 2020, this World Premiere event will take place on Friday April 30th.
Convergence: Series A also examines the life of a small community within the context of a larger urban setting. Drawn from my own experiences in Newburgh NY, some of the themes explored are images of community life including meals, family, work and celebrations.
A intentionally “variable” group, For this performance the X Ensemble will be slightly reconfigured and include 3 strings, 2 winds, keyboards and multiple percussionists. The lineup is:
Fung Chern Hwei – Violin
Daniel Blair Frankhuizen – Cello
Peter Brendler – Contrabass
Brad Hubbard – Baritone Saxophone, Flute and Bass Clarinet
Steven Frieder – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Todd Isler – drum set, hand percussion
Angel Michael Lau – percussion
Neil Alexander – Piano, Synthesizers
Video excerpts from the rehearsals will posted when available.