B3+ & Sabine Players
Wednesday, June 03rd, 2009 at 7:00pm Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
Subway: C,E to West 23rd Street
B3+’s, Dave Taylor/John Clark/Franz Hackl, blend of improvised and composed passages defy every attempt to categorize it. You will hear an exciting meeting of Bartok, Pastorius, Schubert, Bach along with early classical music, jazz standards, free jazz, original music, authorized and non-authorized interpretations of pop tunes, and Welsh hymns. Think: Gunther Schuller meets P. Diddy meets Yo-Yo Ma meets Gil Evans meets Michael Jackson. Get the picture?
Founded by Rachel Drehmann, Renate Rohlfing and Chris Otto, The Sabine Players is an East Coast based collective of musicians bent on the creation of concerts promoting newly commissioned works and seldom performed masterpieces written for chamber ensemble. This concert features the premier of John Clark’s ‘Fakes and Snakes,’ which was made possible by a grant from the International Horn Society’s Meir Rimon Commissioning Fund. Also on the program is ‘Trinity’ by NYC-based musician Michael Atkinson who has collaborated as a performer/arranger with Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond, Clogs, Christina Courtin, Osso, Bryce Dessner (of The National), and St. Vincent and is principal French hornist of the Knights Chamber orchestra.
This concert is presented in partnership with Performing Arts at CAM and will feature art from Chelsea Art Museum’s permanent collection by Jean Miotte, whose extensive collected works are preserved as a legacy for New York, where he has had a studio in SoHo since 1978.
This performance is made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.