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The Hartt School and The Phoenix Concerts Co-Present a Concert of Contemporary Works

Posted 03/12/2018
Submitted by Ashley Fedigan
Category: Accolades, Campus Announcements

Hartt faculty, students, and alumni collaborate with The Phoenix Concerts for uncommon practice/ open studio on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.  at The Phoenix Concerts location in New York City.

Exploring artistic partnership from multiple vantage points, uncommon practice / open studio is a project built on the belief that collaboration nourishes creators, expands communities, and has the potential to unfold into new projects, unexpected learning, exceptional growth, and innovative creation.

Hartt Faculty performing include Carrie Koffman, saxophones, and Rita Porfiris, viola - each paired with one of their students - bolstered by vocalist member of The Phoenix Players, Gilda Lyons.   New chamber works will include the world premiere of a series commission for voice and electronics by Ken Steen, composer-faculty member of The Hartt School, and the world premiere of a new student work by Dan Minogue, the winner of the 2017/18 Phoenix Concerts / Hartt School Score Call 

Uncommon practice/open studio also features work by Hartt composition faculty member David Macbride. Students participating in the project include Connor Baba, saxophones; Kasey Calebaugh, viola; Bradley Karas, saxophones; Daniel Minogue, composition; Tyson Salinas, viola; Perry Roth, saxophones; Joseph Spence, saxophones. Alumni include Tim Deighton ‘AD ’92, viola and Erberk Eryilmaz ’12.

About The Phoenix Concerts

Since 2005, THE PHOENIX CONCERTS, New York's “intrepid” and "plucky Upper West Side new-music series" (The New Yorker), has commissioned, premiered, and presented over one hundred and sixty contemporary composers' works on over fifty concerts in Manhattan, Beijing, Saratoga Springs, and Seattle. Thousands of additional listeners have been reached through streaming videos, visuals, and program notes on its comprehensive website ( as well as rebroadcasts on WUOL 90.5 FM, Louisville, Kentucky's Fine Arts Station.