Mayfield Presbyterian Church
22 North Main St. Mayfield, NY
Do you ever wonder how a composer begins to write a piece of music or about the process? Or what the composer hears when the music is being brought to life for the first time... that is, as it "becomes" music when it's played by performers rather than just a computer-generated audio file? Here's your opportunity to experience this and gain an insight into the composition process of composer Philip Spaeth.
In this concert reading of Philip Spaeth's new work, Adirondack Sketches: Five Mountain Dances, Philip brings together a stellar ensemble in order to bring this composition to life; a composition that has it roots in the Adirondack oral tradition as well as the Western "classical" style. The performance features:
Werner John, Native American flute
Dan Duggan, hammered dulcimer
John Kirk, fiddle
Scott Hopkins, banjo
Kara Pitkin, piano
After a first listen you can take part in a feedback "roundtable" style conversation with the composer and players! A reception with Adirondack-themed goodies will follow.
To read Philip's Adirondack Sketches blog journalizing some of his research in preparation to composing the new piece, click here.
Hosted by the Sacandaga Artist Network (SVAN), this is a public event with no admission charge. Donations are welcomed to help offset expenses.
***Saratoga Arts made this program possible with an Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature***