2018

Jan.

1/1
Ensemble KOMTRAST performs a new arrangement by Gene of Libertango in Tafelhalle, Nuremberg, Germany 

 

1/4

Emerald Trio performs 'Loud Cries at Regular Intervals’ at The DiMenna Center CD release concert - co produced by Composers Concordance and Project 142

1/18
From Russia With Swing big band performs ‘Mozart ala R&R’ and an arrangement of the Eubie Blake song ‘Memories of You’ at Swing46 NYC

 

1/19 
Piano duo of Jihoo Kim & Heayoung Hwang perform 'The Shell of Lethargy’  for piano 4 hands and Samplestra and  Sida Li performs 'Kandinsky's Improvisations' for piano and Samplestra at Folkwang-Universität der Künste in Duisburg, Germany as part of the Pianottronics cocnert

 

1/21

Premiere of 'Drip' and 'Lead To It Through A Contex' for Gamelan ensemble by Gamelan Yowana Sari as part of Composers Concordance concert at Goddard Riverside.  

  

Feb.

2/2
Miolina performs ‘Empty Bottles’ at Greenwich House NYC as part of their CD release concert 

2/5

Peter Jarvis premieres 'Forced Bravery Electronic' at the New Jersey Percussion Ensemble 50th Year Anniversary Concert at William Paterson University as part of the New Music Series

2/9

The Other Elements performs at the Delancey. Premier of  'Elements'  as well as other music.

 

2/11

'Emotion Motion' for tap dancer and piano premiered as part of Composers Concordance 'Piano Motion’ concert at St. Mark's Church in NYC

2/16
Rocco Jerry performs ‘Causes’ for solo accordion at Time and Space limited,  in Hudson, NY

2/18
An arrangement for chorus of Mark Kostabi’s song ‘Echoes Through The Ages’ performed in Sanctuary of Saint Francis of Assisi in Terni, Italy by 4 chorus’s: Coro Polifonico San Francesco d'Assisi di Terni, Nova Corale Eretina di Monterotondo, Coro InCanto di Fara in Sabina and Coro della Cattedrale di Poggio Mirteto.

2//22, 23, 24

Premiere of the orchestral piece  'Runo Songs’ as part of the Estonian Suite (which is orchestrated by Gene) by the Estonian Folk Orchestra and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Kristjan Jarvi conducting, at the Berlin Konzerthaus.

2/26
'Clap' and 'Waiting IV' performed as part of William Paterson University New Music Series. With Peter Jarvis, John Clark and students from WPU. 

  

March

3/2

Trio Contrastes performs 'Galileo Starry Messenger' in Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Salamanca, Spain.

3/3

An arrangement for chorus of Mark Kostabi’s song ‘Echoes Through The Ages’ performed by Coro Polifonico di San Francesco d'Assisi di Terni with Greesi Desiree Langovits as soloist and Mark Kostabi on piano. Conductor: Maria Cristina Luchetti at Palazzoo Gazzoli, Terni, Italy

3/5

'Crumbs' premiered as part of Composers Concordance ‘CompCord Bg Band’ concert at The Cutting Room, as well as an arrangement of 'Solar Rays' by Aaron Alter. 

3/10
‘Snehg’ for solo guitar performed by Vladimir Gapontsev as part of ‘Musical Bridge’ at the Moscow Conservatory Н.Я. Мясковского Hall in Moscow, Russia 

3/14, 15

Lara St.John and Matt Herskowitz perform ‘Moscow’ from Russian Evenings Suite at The Crypt Sessions - Crypt Chapel of The Church of the Intercession, NYC

 

3/18

CompCord Ensemble premieres 'Pilgrimage' and 'Larva Rising' as part of a concert of chamber music in Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC.

3/18

'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’ has its preview premiere at Morton Library in Rhinecliff NY by the Progression Trio as well as a performance of 'Causes' for solo accordion by Rocco Jerry.

3/23
Performing 'Digital Debussy’ with Kathy Supve at Spectrum’s 'Debussy Centenary Festival' 

3/28
Dan Auerbach performs 2 movements from 'Suite #1' for violin and piano in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) Festival at the Sheremetev Palace

3/29

CompCord Ensemble performs with LeeAnet & Lauretta Loncie Noble at  54 Below. Premiere of 'Overtures' for trumpet, bass and Di.J.

 

  

April

4/5

'Club Crawl’ and 'Incantations’ performed on tour with Absolute Ensemble at the Tallinn Music Week in Tallinn, Estonia.

4/7

'Club Crawl’ and 'Incantations’ performed on tour with Absolute Ensemble at the Concert hall Great Amber, in Liepāja, Latvia. The concert opens with a solo Di.J. set by Gene premiering 'Latvian ReMIx’ and performing with Miltos Papastampu ‘Signify’ and 'Miserlou Remix’ 

4/7

Trio Contrastes performs 'Galileo Starry Messenger' in Munich Germany

4/7 

Bassists David Heyes performs 'When I Have Been Working My Bass' at  West Harptree Church in West Harptree, Somerset, England

4/8
Bassoonist Cody Dean performs 'Electrically Tragic' at Stamps Auditorium at the University of Michigan as part of his  final dissertation recital

 

4/20

Bassless Ensemble premieres  'Nursery Rhymes And Their Sordid Histories' for soprano, sax and cello at Connecticut College.

4/20

Progression Ensemble performs 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’ for guitar, accordion and cello  and Rocco Jerry performs 'Causes' for solo accordion  at Time and Space Limited,  Hudson, NY

4/21

Progression Ensemble performs 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’ for guitar, accordion and cello  and Rocco Jerry performs 'Causes' for solo accordion  at  Troy Public Library in Troy NY

4/21

Progression Ensemble performs 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’ for guitar, accordion and cello  and Rocco Jerry performs 'Causes' for solo accordion at  Albany Public Library in Albany NY.

4/21

Progression Ensemble performs 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’ for guitar, accordion and cello  and Rocco Jerry performs 'Causes' for solo accordion  at  Our Lady of Grace Church in Ballston Lake, NY

4/21

The Misinformation Effect for violin, trombone, piano, bass and drums to be premiered at the Drawing Room in Brooklyn as part of the Concrete Timbre series 

4/22

'Whitman’s Strangers Electronic' performed by Jessica Bowers at St Marks Church as part of the NEC alumni concert co presented with Composers Concordance

4/22

Bassless Ensemble performs 'Nursery Rhymes And Their Sordid Histories' for soprano, sax and cello and Progression Ensemble performs 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’ for guitar, accordion and cello at Spectrum in Brooklyn as part of Composers Concordance 'Art Of Sound' Festival -  ‘Art of the Trio’ concert.

 

4/23
'The Enchantment of Vanity III' performed by students of Joshua Thomas at the Fine Arts Instructional Center at Eastern Connecticut State University. 

 

4/24

'Warhol's Guns' for tap dancer, chamber ensemble and video Samplestra premiered at DROM as part of Composers Concordance 'Art Of Sound' Festival - 'Warhol - Tap Dancer' concert

4/27 

'Kostabi-isms' performed at Estonian House in NYC, as part of Composers Concordance 'Art Of Sound' Festival - ‘The Kostabi Effect’ concert.

  

May

5/6

'Unstable Behavior In Paintings' for guitar and drum set premiered at  DROM in NYC, as part of Composers Concordance  9th annual 'Comp-Play-Comp' Marathon’ concert.

5/8
‘Unstable Behavior in Paintings’ performed with Peter Jarvis as part of New Music Ensemble at Connecticut College 

5/9

Emerald Trio performs 'Loud Cries at Regular Intervals’ at The DiMenna Center CD release concert - co produced by Composers Concordance and Project 142

5/11
Gene orchestration/arrangement of Kurt Weill's Johnny Johnson opera as a suite performed by 
Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin at the Komische Oper Berlin.

5/12

Premiere of  'Turn Back?' for Counter tenor and guitar as part of Sean Satin & friends concert at Brooklyn College

 

5/12

'Gene & The Vocalists' @ Bar Thalia,  Symphony Space. Performing old and new vocal/choral compsotions.

5/20
Pianist Jasna Popovic performs ‘Lacerations II’ as part of Spring Piano Festival at Goddard Riverside

 

5/21

Warren Nicholson and Mark Whale premiere 'Refugee Blues' as part of Music Mondays Series in Toronto, Canada

5/26
Phil B Meets Mark Kostabi & Gene Pritkser  @ Kostabi Salon concert. Music for guitar and drum set/perc. as well as other chamber music.

  

June

6/2

Sound Liberation performs at 
Connolly's NYC , Music includes compositions from 'Rith Through and Eclectic Spectrum' as well as older Sound Lib. songs. 

6/7

Pan(ic) for solo flute performed in St. Petersburg,Russia as part of the  “Sergei Oskolkov and Friends” Festival in St. Petersburg Composers’ Union building.

6/8

Payton MacDonald premieres 'What The Waves Were Always Saying’ for solo marimba as part of Composers Concordance Salon concert at Kostabi World Uptown

6/10

'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’ and 'Traffic Signals II' performed at Shapeshifter lab in Brooklyn. By the Progression Ensemble

6/15

Rocco Jerry and Jeff Marks perform 'Traffic Signals III'  at Time and Space Limited, in Hudson, NY

6/16

'Whitman's Strangers' performed by Jessica Bowers and Jai Jeffryes as part of Composers Concordance ‘Generations VIII’ concert at Goddard Riverside

6/17
"What Occurred in the Light goes on in the Dark.” performed by Alexander Zagorinsky at Myaskovsky Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

 

6/29

Ensemble for These Times performs 'In School Days'  from ‘Three Songs of Nostalgia III' as part of their Season closer, at Old First Concerts in San Francisco CA.

  

July

7/2
Marco Pastor and Lara Diaz premiere ‘Bitter Suite’ for violin & bass clarinet at
Convento di San Esteban in Salamanca, Spain 

7/5
Rocco Jerry and Richard Udell perform ‘Causes’ for solo accordion, ‘Curves’ and ‘If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression Electronic’ for accordion * Sampelstra as well as 'Traffic Signal III’ for accordion & guitar accordion & guitar with Richard Udell at the Morton Library and Community House in Rhinecliff, NY

 

7/ 6 & 7
Saxophonist Reiner Witzel and the Quatour Varese String Quartet perform 5 composition/ arrangements of gene at Frankreichfest Düsseldorf (The 18th Dusseldorf France Festival) - including ‘What shall I Do’, 'Me and the Devil’ and ‘Jazz Brahms’. 

7/8
Rocco Jerry performs ‘Causes’ for solo accordion, ‘Curves’ and ‘If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression Electronic’ for accordion * Sampelstra as well as 'Traffic Signal III’ for accordion & guitar with Richard Udell at the Church Des Artistes in Kingston, NY

7/9

'Water Possessed Afresh' performed by Baltic Sea Philharmonic in Kissinger Sommer Max-Littmann-Saal in Bad Kissingen, Germany as part of their Waterworks concert. 

7/10

Trio Contrastes performs 'Galileo Starry Messenger' at ClarinetFest 2018  in Ostend, Belgium

7/12

Eclectic Music eXtravaganza (EMX) Ensemble - performs a concert at Ballhaus, Berlin - Gene will premiere 'Disruptive Forms of Nonsense II', 'Sentient', 'Larva' from 'Maggots'  bari sax concerto as well as 'Kostabi-isms'

7/14

Premiere of ‘Journey Home Poetry’ for soprano & chamber group. As part of 'Coming Home’ a New Music Drama presented by The Art Song Collaborative Project in Toronto, ON

7/15

 Premiere of ‘Journey Home Poetry’ for soprano & chamber group. As part of 'Coming Home’ a New Music Drama presented by The Art Song Collaborative Project  in London, Ontario

7/15
Jasna Popovic performs ‘Lacerations’  for solo piano as part of her Around the Piano World CD Pre-release Party! @ Spectrum in Brooklyn NYC. 

7/17

Eclectic Music eXtravaganza (EMX) Ensemble - performs at Coco Loco in Alba Adriatica, Abruzzo, Italy
 

7/18

Eclectic Music eXtravaganza (EMX) Ensemble - performs at the Pescara Jazz Festival in Pescare, Italy 

7/24

Gene's orchestration of Zappa's 'Inca Roads' performed at the Stressa Festival with Ensemble "Giorgio Bernasconi" of the Scala Theater Academy

at Verbania, Il Maggiore in Pallanza Italy, Kristjan Jarvi - conducting

7/27
William Schimmel premieres ‘Boxacaglia’ for solo accordion at the Tenri Cultural Institute as part of the 2018 Accordion Seminars.

  

 

 

Aug.

Marco Pastor and Lara Diaz perform ‘Bitter Suite’ for violin & bass clarinet  at the  Roaring Hooves Festival, in Mongolia.

 

8/2-11

Gene is back at the Outreach Music Festival in Schwaz, Austria. Where he performs concerts, teach workshops and classes as well as perform a concert with Eclectic Music eXtravaganza (EMX) Ensemble

 

8/3

Outreach Orchestra performs 'Criminal Cello S'gon We Miss You' as well as an arrangement of the song 'Sapphire Dreams' by Chanda Rule and Gernot Bernroider at the 2018 Outreach Festival

 

8/3

EMX Ensemble Performs at the 2018 Outreach Festival. Gene's compostions include: 'Disruptive Forms of Nonsense II', 'Sentient', 'Larva' and 'Kostabi-isms'

 

8/3 
Release of the CD Eclectic Music eXtravaganza  on Composers Concordance Records. 11 composition of Gene's performed by various musicians associated with EMX. Including 'Suite # 1' performed by Petro Krysa ad Kai Schumacher, 'Migration Song' featuring Bel and the Clair Obscur Sax Quartet, 'Haiku Shout Song Cycle' with Thomas Fischer, Philipp Bernhardt and Kai Schumacher. 

 

8/8

Performing at the Stams Abbey in Stams, Austria with the B3+ trio. Premiering 'David Bowie Variations' as well as arrangements of David Bowie songs.

 

8/16

Warren Nicholson plays ‘Snehg’ for solo guitar at the St. Georges Summer concert in Kingston, Canada.

 

8/24

Dan Auerbach  performs 'Prelude and Fugue’ from Suite #1 as part of  the festival "We are Gathering Friends" at the Moscow Conservatory. Moscow, Russia

 

8/28 
Accordionist Rocco Jerry and  Guitarist Jeff Marks perform ‘Traffic Signals III’ as well as  'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression Electronic' and 'Curves' for Accordion and Samplestra at Troy Public Library in Troy, New York

 

 

 

  

Sept.

9/7

Sound Liberation performs at 
Connolly's Klub 45 NYC - Gene's Birthday concert  -  We @ The Party! 

 

9/8

Mioi Takeda performs ‘Misfortune Has Its Uses’ for violin and Samplestra at  Glen Oaks Library in Queens

 

9/12

Performing as a Di.J. with Borislav Strulev at Birdland, Gene's 'Libertango ReMix' and 'Russia Old & New' will be featured. 

 

9/17
'Lost City! Drum Battle for 4 Percussionists’ commissioned by the Impuls Festival and premiered at Press salon! Round Table and New Music at the State Representation Saxony-Anhalt at the Federal Government, Berlin Germany 

 

9/24

Three of he '4 Choral Pieces on Hebrew Letters' performed at William Paterson University as part of Composers Concordance 'Chorus 72' concert. Also Gene's arrangements of mark Kostabi's music for chorus. 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Oct.

10/7
The Other Elements Plays Sidewalk Cafe. Premiere of Elements II

 

10/7

'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression Electronic’, Curves, Traffic Signal III, and Causes performed at Troy Public Library in Troy, NY. By Rocco Jerry and the Progression Trio

 

10/7
Pianist Susanne Kessel performs ‘Progression’ at the Knights' Hall of Schloss in Raesfeld, Germany

 

10/13
'Traffic Signal III - electronic, performed at Hudson valley center for contemporary art in Peeksill, NY. By Eric Despard

 

10/14
Warren Nicholson performs ‘Snyeg’ at the St Luke's Recital Series, Ottawa Canada

 

1014

Mioi Takeda performs ‘Misfortune Has Its Uses’ for violin and Samplestra at Second Sunday Series  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, NYC

 

10/18
 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’  performed by The Progression Ensemble Oslo in Biermannsgaarden, Oslo, Norway as part Bidrobon Concert Series 

 

10/19

CompCord Ensemble performs a private event at Kostabi World Uptown. Gene's 'Salon' and '71' will be performed. Also a jazz arrangement  of Velvet Undergrounds 'Velvet & Furs'

 

10/21

'Gene & The Guitarists' @ Le Poisson Rouge Gallery. Premiere of a new quintet for 3 classical guitars and 2 electric guitars, performances of 'Quaalude & Fugue #1', 'Beneath The Wheel', 'Still', 'Still Laughing Even Louder'.

 

10/21

Warren Nicholson performs ‘Snyeg’ at "Music at the Drummer Series" in Burlington Ontario, Canada

 

10/22

Bass trombonist Stefan Schulz (from the Berlin Phil.) and the  Clair Obscur Sax Quartet premiere 'The Devil Would Die In His Own Tracks Of Ennui’ and 'Schubert Freeze II’ at Ballhaus, in Berlin Germany 

 

10/22
‘What The Waves Were Always Saying’ performed by Payton MacDonald at William Paterson University as part of the New Music series concert. 

 

10/26
Threeds oboe trio premieres ‘In Time & Intimate' at 'The Owl’  in Brooklyn, New York

 

10/28
 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression’  performed by The Progression Ensemble Oslo in Hølen Kunstcafé (Hølen Art Café).  Oslo, Norway

 

10/30
'Lost City! Drum Battle for 4 Percussionists’ commissioned by the Impuls Festival performed by four percussionists from the Magdeburg Philharmonic, the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the Staatskapelle Halle: Csaba Pillinger, Thomas Winkler, Ivo Nitschke, Sven Pauli. In Steintor-Varieté Hall, Halle Germany 

 

10/31

'Blood Scenes' for trumpet & Di.J. with live horror film premiered at The Delancey s part of Seth & Gene Live Score Horror Show On Halloween with Franz Hackl on trumpet and Sean satin Narrator.

 

   2018

 

Nov.

11/11

Violinist Refael Negri premieres 'Redeem' for solo violin as part of 'Kostabi Salon Series
Presented in association with Composers Concordance 

 

11/16

Warren Nicholson plays ‘Snehg’ for solo guitar at St Andrew's lunchtime concerts series in Toronto, Canada.

 

11/16

'Lacerations' & 'She's So Chaconne' performed by pianist Jasna Popovic and
violinist Kinga Augustyn as part of Composers Concordance 'Around The World' concert at the DiMenna Center co presented with Project 142. 

 

11/17
Many compositions performed at the Hudson New Music Festival. Including ‘Causes’, 'Traffic Signal III’ and 'If Her Waters Flow Not In Perpetual Progression Electronic' performed by Rocco Jerry, 'Mysterious Restlessness' performed by Joshua Thomas and 'Nursery Rhymes And Their Sordid Histories', performed by the Baseless Ensemble. Also the premiere of 'Nothing Difficult to Imagine’ for clarinet and accordion, performed by Rocco Jerry and Emily Herder 

 

11/17
Pianist Jasna Popovic performs ‘Lacerations’ at her Around The Piano World CD Release concert at Opera America 

 

11/18

Baseless Ensemble performs 'Nursery Rhymes And Their Sordid Histories' at Eastern Connecticut State University

 

11/22

Premiere of  'Canon - Speak Your Mind III' for four trumpets and rhythm section as part of 'Trumpet Madness' feat Alex Sipiagin at Wittelsbach Castle Friedberg. As part of Outreach Satellite Festival, Friedberg, Germany 

 

11/23  

'Berlin Suite' and Gene's early jazz style arrangement of music from the TV series 'Babylon Berlin' performed by Schlossensembleat at the 'Berlin Style' concert at Wittelsbach Castle Friedberg. As part of Outreach Satellite Festival, Friedberg, Germany  

 

11/24

Premiere of ‘Mozart’s Step Grandmother’ for trumpet and big band Peter Oswald - trumpet soloist and the Uni - Bigband Augsburg  at a concert featuring Gene’s music inspired by Mozart - "Gene & Mozart's step-grandmother". Other music includes: 'Mozart ala R&R', 'Signify', 'Mozart and 21st Century Klezmer', 'Cajun Mozart', 'Weeping'. at Wittelsbach Castle Friedberg. As part of Outreach Satellite Festival, Friedberg, Germany 

 

11/24

'Workshop - Concert: with Gene Pritsker' 
with the XXXL Kids Big band. Will perform some semi aleatoric music as well arrangements made especially for this event. Including: 'Bach Blues', 'SLI #7 ', 'All blues / Come on in my Kitchen'. At Castle Friedberg Concert Hall. As part of Outreach Satellite Festival, Friedberg, Germany 

 

11/26

Workshop 'New York City Style' concert in University Augsburg with the Uni Big band in Augsburg, Germany. Repeat of  "Gene & Mozart's step-grandmother" repertoire. 

 

11/29

Premiere of ''Estonian Connection', a concerto for 2 flutes and string orchestra as part of Composers Concordance  'Estonian Connections' concert  with CompCord String Orchestra and flutists Maarika Järvi and Monika Mattiesen, Arkady Leytush -  conductor. At DiMenna Center - Mary Flagler Cary Hall.. The concert will also feature Gene's arrangements of 'Tunturi/Sarvelugu' by Tuulikki Bartosik, '1,000 Kites' by Mark Kostabi.

 

 

 

  

 

Dec.

12/2

Martin Kuuskmann & David Taylor duo perform ‘Gradual Doses’ presented by Composers Concordance @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 3

 

12/12

Kai Schumacher premieres 'Human Rights Sentiment'  for 2 pianos and narrator as part of the Human Rights Project at Arp - Museum Rolandseck in Remagen, Germany 

 

12/15
The Formica's Age Duo (Lara Diaz and  Marco Pastor) perform Bitter Suite at the Porto Conservatory of music in Porto, Portugal as part of the Festival ClarMeet Porto 18.

 

12/16

Premiere of Concept II' for violin, cello, and Samplestra as part of 'Concept Lab' at  Cornelia Street Cafe

 

12/20

Pianist Jasna Popovic performs ‘Lacerations’ at Around the Piano World Holiday Concert concert at Opera America 

 

12/21

Sophie Dunér / Mark Kostabi / Gene Pritsker - ‘Eclectic Songs' @ Bar Thalia - Symphony Space. Gene's songs include 'Smiles', 'Funeral Blues', 'In Hours' and 'Slippery Slope'

 

12/23

Pianist Jasna Popovic performs ‘Lacerations’ at Around the Piano World concert in Boston, MA 

 

12/29
'You’re Hopeless When The Sun Goes Away' for guitar and piano performed with Seth Boustead as part of Composers Concordance presents  Kostabi World Salon concert at Kostabi World Uptown.