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Music for Farms at Bechstein Piano Centre

// March 23rd, 2010 // Comments Off on Music for Farms at Bechstein Piano Centre // Calendar, News

May 6, 2010
7:00 pm

Music for Farms (John McDowell, piano; Emmanuel Vukovich, violin, and cellist Julia MacLaine ) perform as part of the Golden Key Salon Series at Manhattan’s Bechstein Piano Centre. The series features new and distinguished performers, wine receptions and premiere performances. Concerts are on the first Thursday of the month, October through May at the Bechstein Piano Centre, 207 West 58th Street, New York. All performances begin at 7:00pm

Suggested donation: $20 general admission; $10 for students with ID

Seating is limited, reservations are required.
For more information, or for reservations, call 212-581-5550

Music for Farms to play Novalis Hall in Angus, Ontario

// March 19th, 2010 // Comments Off on Music for Farms to play Novalis Hall in Angus, Ontario // Calendar

May 2, 2010
3:00 pm

John McDowell teams up with Canadian violinist Emmanuel Vukovich and cellist Julia MacLaine to create the musical ensemble Music For Farms which will perform at Novalis Hall in Angus, Ontario on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 3pm. Novalis Hall is located at 7841 4th line in Angus, Ontario. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 1-705-722-5408, or e-mail at rsvp@novalisproject.com. For more information, visit www.novalisproject.com. Downloadable PDF here.

Emmanuel Vukovich and John McDowell, who practice music and farming side by side, have formed an international initiative, Music for Farms, which works to revive and sustain local organic agriculture and farming communities through the arts. Julia MacLaine joins them for this special concert at Novalis Hall. The program includes the music of Bach and several original works in contemporary and classical idioms, such as their own composition based on the Parcival legend. The trio’s creative arrangements reflect a weaving of eastern and western traditions, incorporating African Drum rhythms.

Juilliard and McGill trained Emmanuel Vukovich is the recipient of Canada’s first Golden Violin Award, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts Orford String Quartet scholarship. His twin passions of farming and music are brought to expression in this artistic Rite of Spring. John McDowell is best known as composer of the score to Oscar winning Born into Brothels. He has toured with platinum selling rock/world music band Rusted Root and his internationally acclaimed band Mamma Tongue. Cellist Julia MacLaine has been consistently singled out by critics for her rich tone, sweet throbbing vibrato and superb musicianship. Her performances at Carnegie Hall, in Europe, North and South America and Iceland have established her as one of today’s prominent cellists.

Tibetan Home of Hope Fundraiser

// January 25th, 2010 // Comments Off on Tibetan Home of Hope Fundraiser // Calendar

March 7, 2010
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

John will be appearing with Krishna Das at the Tibetan Home of Hope fundraising benefit at the Nyack Center, in Nyack, NY on March 7th. VIP admission is at 4:00, food and beverages included. General admission ($30) is from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

Attendees will enjoy The Music of Krishna Das, an auction, chanting monks, home made tibetan delicacies, aromatic teas, wines, and much more. If you are not already on The Tibetan Home of Hope mailing list and want to receive an invitation, please contact them at info@tibetanhomeofhope.org.

The Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew Avenue (corner of Depew & Broadway) in beautiful Nyack, NY.

John McDowell in recital with Emmanuel Vukovich at Bechstein Piano Centre

// November 6th, 2009 // Comments Off on John McDowell in recital with Emmanuel Vukovich at Bechstein Piano Centre // Calendar

December 3, 2009
7:00 pm

These concerts on the first Thursday of the month, October through May, feature new and distinguished performers, wine receptions and premiere performances.

Held at the Bechstein Piano Centre
207 West 58th Street, New York
All Concerts begin at 7:00 pm
Suggested donation: $20 general admission; $10 for students with ID
Seating is limited, reservations are required.
For more information, or for reservations, call 212-581-5550

The Golden Key Salon Series at the Bechstein Piano Centre aims to foster artistic development by bringing artists and audience together in an intimate setting for uplifting musical evenings. Held on the first Thursday of the month from October to May, the Salon Series features new and distinguished artists, premiere performances, and post-concert “meet the artists” wine receptions. The concerts are presented in partnership with the Golden Key Music Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and educating musicians to perform with ease and communicative power.

Complete program as follows:

  • Abbe Rose Krieger, flute and Helene Jeanney, piano: Dvorak Sonatina
  • Andriy Milavsky, clarinet and Pavel Gintov, piano: Poulenc sonata
  • Anna Shelest: Chopin Sonata in B minor
  • Emmanuel Vukovich and John McDowell: pieces by Piazzola, another Argentinian composer, and a latin-jazz arrangement of Black Orpheus.

An Integral Affair

// November 5th, 2009 // Comments Off on An Integral Affair // Calendar

November 5, 2009
7:00 pm

John is performing at this exciting benefit event for the Cabbagetown Community Arts Centre. The evening takes place at the Integral House in Toronto, Canada.

More information here…