Events

PhiloSonia rounds out their “Voyage” season with a musical road trip across America!

The program is as follows:

John Adams – “Road Movies” for Violin and Piano
Amy Beach – String Quartet op. 89
Jessica Meyer – “Getting Home (I  must be..)” for String Quintet
Libby Larsen – Four on the Floor for Violin, Cello, Bass, and  Piano
A. Dvorak – String Quartet Op. 96, “American”

Performers include Stanichka Dimitrova & Igor Pikayzen on violin; Chieh-Fan Yiu on viola; Michael Katz on cello; Try Rinker on bass; Nana Shi on piano

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This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the following traditions: Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and maybe even Scandinavian. Songs are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear, and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by SLOW JAM? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great (!), but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Sign up here!

Two-hour round robin songfest featuring the songs that Woody Guthrie sang. Performers include Vincent Cross, Beth Kotkin, Joel Landy, Mike Lee, Nancy Moccaldi, Pinetree, and Steve Suffet. Each is an established artist in his or her own right, and all are longtime Woody Guthrie admirers.

This event is co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

A woman kneels while playing violin for onlooking children

Arias, sing-alongs, piano, and more will showcase the wide range of soprano, Jessica Fishenfeld, accompanied by piano and cello. The program will feature music and magic!

Mozart for Munchkins creates an interactive and engaging atmosphere in which families can experience and enjoy music! Children of all ages are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers can sit back and unwind.

Everyone 12 and under enters free!

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The 2019-20 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, February 13th with composer Paula Matthusen.

Splitting her time between New York City and Middletown, CT where she is Associate Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, Matthusen writes acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her work often considers discrepancies in musical space—real, imagined, and remembered.

Tonight’s program will include a new work for electric guitar performed by guitarist James Moore, an experimental piece for two resonating cymbals, and a solo work for electronics performed by the composer. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Tickets are available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets and will also be available at the door.

PhiloSonia returns to OSH to continue their “Voyage” season with a musical get away to Vienna on February 7 at 7:30 pm. This travel inspired concert is the third in this five part series.

The program features classics including W. A. Mozart – String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515,
A. Webern – 6 Bagatelles for String Quartet Op. 9, and J. Brahms – String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111

Performers include: Stanichka Dimitrova and Regi Papa on violin, Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu and Andrew Gonzalez on viola with Adrian Daurov on cello.

Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets.

This acoustic instrumental meet-up focuses on tunes in the following traditions: Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and maybe even Scandinavian. Songs are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home for folks interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear, and overall increasing their own musical skill. It’s fun and welcoming to all ages and levels of playing. While we won’t play from sheet music, you can certainly use this as a reference on your own!

What do you mean by SLOW JAM? All acoustic instruments (e.g., fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, etc.) are welcome and the typical format is that we sit in a circle (or circle-ish, depending on the space) and take turns suggesting/leading a song. The songs will typically follow the AABB format (two “A” parts followed by two “B” parts) and we will simply play it over many repeats and if you know it, great (!), but if you don’t, you try to figure it out as we go along, maybe picking up a few notes here and there. We’ll play tunes at a slow to moderate speed so that they are accessible to a variety of levels.

It’s fun and can be challenging, but is a great way to improve your playing. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. If you want to suggest a song, you should either know the song well enough to play it on repeat or we can see if anyone else does!

Sign up here!

Jan Christensen is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist known for his maritime music. Join us on February 2 at 4 pm to hear a mix of sea shanties and original songs!

Christensen’s music celebrates the water ways of New York City, he is a member of The Hudson River Sloop Singers, The New York Packet, and leads the monthly William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island.

Tickets are $10 at the door.