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TransAtlantic Ensemble Gives a Free Performance at Steinway Hall, Monday, January 14 at 7:00 PM

January 9, 2013 | By Gail Wein
What happens when two dynamic musicians join forces to follow their hearts? Mariam Adam, clarinetist and founding member of the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, and the pianist Evelyn Ulex have been collaborating in their chamber music duo, TransAtlantic Ensemble for most of the past decade. Dedicated to directing the course of classical music's evolution, the TransAtlantic Ensemble focuses on music by living American composers, and revels in incorporating Latin rhythms and jazz inflections into their repertoire.

TransAtlantic Ensemble brings their unique programming to Steinway Hall in New York City in a free performance on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30). Steinway Hall is located at 109 West 57th Street in Manhattan. The concert is free and reservations are required. To make a reservation please send an email to evelyn@evelynulex.com with the number of those attending. More information is available on TransAtlantic Ensemble’s website at www.TransAtlanticEnsemble.com. After the one-hour performance, you will have a chance to meet the musicians in an informal reception.

The award-winning Argentine bandeon player and composer JP (Juan Pablo) Jofre joins TransAtlantic Ensemble for this program, which includes his own compositions, as well as music by Jeff Scott, Paquito D'Rivera, Robert Schumann and Rodian Schtschedrin.

This concert celebrates the release of TransAtlantic Ensemble’s debut CD, Crossing America (Eroica JDT 3469). The Ensemble’s dedication to collaborations with living composers is evident in Crossing America with performances of works by Jeff Scott, Paquito D'Rivera, Miguel del Aguila, and Valerie Coleman. Featuring a collection of dynamic, contemporary concert music with streaks of Latin and jazz, Crossing America is sure to attract a diverse range of audiences and listeners.

Mariam Adam, a native of Monterey, California is an internationally distinguished clarinetist and chamber musician. A founding member of the Grammy-nominated woodwind quintet, Imani Winds, she maintains an active international touring schedule performing at venues from Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center to La Villette in Paris.

Evelyn Ulex, a finalist for the Frienna Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York City, is an established pianist in both the United States and Europe. She performs worldwide as soloist, chamber musician and with orchestras. Among her many performances, she has appeared at New York City's Carnegie Hall, the Library for the Performing Arts, Symphony Space, and Steinway Hall.

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TransAtlantic Ensemble Mariam Adam, clarinet; Evelyn Ulex, piano With guest artist J.P. Jofre, bandoneon

Monday, January 14, 2013, 7:00 PM (Doors 6:30) Steinway Hall 109 West 57th Street New York, NY

FREE: reservations required Contact evelyn@evelynulex.com with reservation requests

Program

Jeff Scott, Toccata

Paquito D’Rivera, Invitation al Danzon

Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 I. Zart und mit Ausdruck II. Rasch und mit Feuer

Rodion Schedrin, Basso Ostinato

J.P. Jofre, Primavera & Tango Selections

Paquito D’Rivera, Cape Cod Files I. Bandoneon II. Benny at 100



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