Save-The-Date! CHIRON FESTIVAL

Hello Everyone!

THE CHIRON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AND ENVIRONMENT!
Sunday – December 10th – starting at 4PM! – The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn!
World-class musicians, Multimedia Art Works, Environmental Speakers!

Join us and see/hear opera star Jennifer Roderer, world-renowned flutist/composer Robert Dick, concert pianist Daniel Rieppel, hornist/composer Jeffrey Weeks Harrison, young artists Sofia Rose Kaufman and Elias Peretz,  and the work of creative director, Christopher Kaufman!

MORE HERE! CHIRON FESTIVAL 2018!            TICKETS HERE!

The event is in two parts.  4pm – The Phantastic Theater – presents a program designed for families!  6PM – Christopher Kaufman’s long running series CHIRON Performing Arts continues with exciting performances by world class artists in a creative setting!  Environmental speakers will address the audience and give action steps!

Ticketing:
$15 for one person, one part.  $25 for both parts.  $5 for additional family members (one or both parts = potential free part for them).  Buy tickets now! Here!  Press LOGO.
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Summer Project Complete!

It took a few extra weeks than originally planned, but the massive project is complete. String Quartet #1 – which addresses our political condition, offers homage to my mother, actress Anna Filameno and two of my mentor/teachers, composers Karel Husa and Donald Erb and ends in an emphatic rendition of our national anthem… is in the books!  Thanks to the amazing Amernet Quartet who will be premiering it soon!

Now to my next project… most of the book of which I wrote while vacationing in Oregon in July… titled ‘Dancing Night Hawk’, this new interdisciplinary work is an amalgam of Native American myths wrought into an original new story… Music, Live Performance, Lots of Visuals and Stage Craft!  Better get to work, the premier is set of October 29th!  See you there!

Performance! My NOCTURNAL SPIRIT for String Quartet

amernetSEPTEMBER 13th! (Tuesday)
All are invited to hear and see my NOCTURNAL SPIRIT for String Quartet! Performed by:
THE AMERNET STRING QUARTET
National Opera Center: 8:30 concert time
[330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001] Tickets $20.
order via chamberplayersinternational.org , or call 1(877)444-4488 or at the door.

NOCTURNAL SPIRIT is an ‘Environmental Work’. As the Amernet Quartet performs you will see a video comprised of natural images which tells the story of the work and hear ‘sound backdrops’ composed of hundreds of natural sounds. For more on this work press the picture below!title page NOCSPIR stq (dragged) copy

Performance! My NOCTURNAL SPIRIT for String Quartet

amernetSEPTEMBER 13th! (Tuesday)
All are invited to hear and see my NOCTURNAL SPIRIT for String Quartet! Performed by:
THE AMERNET STRING QUARTET
National Opera Center: 8:30 concert time
[330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001] Tickets $20.
order via chamberplayersinternational.org , or call 1(877)444-4488 or at the door.

NOCTURNAL SPIRIT is an ‘Environmental Work’. As the Amernet Quartet performs you will see a video comprised of natural images which tells the story of the work and hear ‘sound backdrops’ composed of hundreds of natural sounds. For more on this work press the picture below!title page NOCSPIR stq (dragged) copy

Phantastic Recording!

nu_zoo_cov_1024x1024Audio Album nearly complete! – The Book is ready… we are very psyched! Great fun recording the ‘Music Magic is Everywhere’ song… Sofia sounds excellent!… gentle duets with my ‘vaudeville Stravinsky’ 🙂 – song style… very effective.  Will be ready to go early next week!

Now back to grant writing for our next season! Our first season gave us a great deal of material to work with… Education and the Fine Arts combined! A unique and imaginative method!  Wish us luck!wagon

THE PHANTASTIC THEATER – March 26th!

phant 3:26:16 smallTHE PHANTASTIC THEATER – Fine Arts for the Young (of all ages) Our second concert is Saturday, March 26th at 11AM AT:
THE BROOKLYN COMMONS (388 Atlantic Ave. between Hoyt and Bond) – See the full production of Christopher Kaufman’s THE PHANTASTIC ZOO starring flutist/composer Robert Dick, dancer Sofia Rose and the voice talents of actor Stephanie Erb! Full Orchestral Music, Colorful Illustrative Art, Dancing, Acting, Singing and Giant Art Puppets!  See guest young artist Ben Shifrel impersonate Claude Debussy and perform his music!  See Episode Two from Kaufman’s THE MUSICAL FOREST which teaches music fundamental concepts in the context of imaginative storytelling and music!  See you there! Tickets At Door: Adults $10, children $9 – under three for free.