Music for Farms

John McDowell and Emmanuel Vukovich. Photo by Janet Maya.

John McDowell and Emmanuel Vukovich. Photo by Janet Maya.

 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE BY EMMANUEL VUKOVICH AND JOHN MCDOWELL:
MAY 4, IN CHESTNUT RIDGE

“Music for Farms” is an international initiative which works to revive and sustain local organic agriculture and farming communities through the arts. Founded and conceptualized in New York and Canada by musicians and farmers John McDowell (piano, percussion) and Emmanuel Vukovich (violin, percussion), Music for Farms is a steadily growing ensemble which tours venues and farms performing traditional classical music as well as original compositions and world music arrangements.  The group (now expanded to include cellist Julia MacLaine and bassist Evan Premo)  is particularly interested in music inspired by an exploration of connecting seeming opposites – such as in their original work based on Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parcifal legend, the meeting of Eastern and Western classical music in their own transcription of Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin’s Swara Kakali, in their personal backgrounds of jazz and classical music, and finally in their own lives of practicing music and farming side by side.

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ENSEMBLE MEMBER BIOS:
JOHN MCDOWELL
EMMANUEL VUKOVICH
JULIA MACLAINE
EVAN PREMO

Selected Past Music for Farms performances:

2011
November  12 & 13 – Vermont
June 4 – Cropsey Community Farm Benefit, NY

2010
May 2 – Novalis Hall, Angus, Ontario, Canada
May 6 – Bechstein Piano Centre, New York, NY
May 7 – Threefold Auditorium, Chestnut Ridge, NY
May 8 – St. John’s Church, Montreal, Canada
September 10 – Threefold Auditorium, Chestnut Ridge, NY.

2009
September 11, Brooklyn, NY
September 13, Chestnut Ridge, NY
September 18, Toronto, ON, Canada
September 20, Angus, ON, Canada