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CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH W/ ENSEMBLE LPR STRING QUARTET
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH W/ ENSEMBLE LPR STRING QUARTET

Alec Ounsworth, better known as indie icon Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, is joining the LPR X season for a unique chamber concert that challenges popular and classical concert convention. Reimagined by (Le) Poisson Rouge founder David Handler and performed with Ensemble LPR, the concert will feature unique arrangements of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah material for a string quartet.​​​​​​​ Don't miss this collaborative composition and performance between Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Ensemble LPR!

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LPR X: Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois with Ensemble LPR and Joanne Pollock
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

LPR X: Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois with Ensemble LPR and Joanne Pollock

No collaboration is unlikely when the end goals are the same. A meeting of two artists who illustrate different corners of the musical landscape, come together to create a new statement that takes their collective strengths to higher elevations and encompasses new terrains.

So it is on the first collaborative journey of Canadian musicians Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois. What started as mutual respect for one another’s work, led to several years of a creative germination resulting in an eight-track full-length exploration released May 4th on Timesig/Planet Mu. The path began in 2014, after Lanois reached out to Venetian Snares (Aaron Funk) as a fan of his work. The project started to take root in Summer of 2016, after Funk hung around Toronto between shows. Taking his gear to Lanois’ studio, the two began to play for the first time together in what would prove to be a formative moment in their creative journey together.

To kick off the show, Ensemble LPR will be performing a variation of Solstice, an original composition by its Founding and Artistic Director, David Handler. 

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Ensemble LPR at Naumburg Orchestral Concerts in Central Park and David Handler World Premiere
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Ensemble LPR at Naumburg Orchestral Concerts in Central Park and David Handler World Premiere

Starting off the 2018 Naumburg Orchestral Concert season on Tuesday, June 12, Ensemble LPR celebrates the birthdays of two living composers. The East Coast premiere of Thea Musgrave’s Aurora is part of a world-wide celebration of her 90th birthday. Inspired by lines from Act III of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the work represents dawn and the vast potential of youth. In honor of John Corigliano’s 80th birthday, Ensemble LPR will perform his The Red Violin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra with award-winning violinist Tessa Lark. In keeping with the group’s mission of presenting works by living composers alongside new interpretations of the standard repertoire, the concert will also feature a world premiere by David Handler the ensembles' Founding Artistic and Executive Director, Fanfare & Fugue (for a Fish), an ode to Le Poisson Rouge. Performances will also include well-known favorites, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune.

The performance of Ensemble LPR has been made possible by a generous grant from the Hess & Helyn Kline Foundation and the concert will be hosted by Paul Cavalconte.

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LPR X at SummerStage: Bowie Symphonic
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

LPR X at SummerStage: Bowie Symphonic

The cultural influence that the late musician, iconoclast, and actor David Bowie had on millions of people can’t be overstated. The late British star, who called New York his home, recorded his final album Blackstar in secret. Ensemble LPR will perform Bowie’s Blackstar in full with Conductor and Arranger Evan Ziporyn, plus a special performance by the Donny McCaslin Group, whose ensemble worked with Bowie on Blackstar.

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