Will Lang presents: Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts
11/20/18, 7 & 9 pm, each $15 at the door
7 pm – loadbang presents: Andy Kozar
9 pm – Rosie Moore (solo harp)
Andy Kozar: Contemporary works for trumpet and electronics.
Music by Adam Zahller, Paula Matthusen, Eve Beglarian, Scott Worthington, Tyler Harrison and Ken Ueno.
A native of Pittsburgh, Andy Kozar is a New York City based trumpeter, improviser, composer and educator that has been called a ‘star soloist’ by TimeOutNY and has been said to be ‘agile as he navigated leaps and slurs with grace…he shifted between lyricism and aggression deftly’ by the International Trumpet Guild Journal. A strong advocate of contemporary music, he is a founding member of the contemporary music quartet loadbang which has been called ‘inventive’ by the New York Times, ‘cultivated’ by The New Yorker, and ‘a formidable new-music force’ by TimeOutNY. With loadbang, his playing has been said to be ‘polished and dynamic, with very impressive playing’ by the Baltimore Sun, and that he ‘coaxed the ethereal and the gritty from [his] muted instrument…and revealed a facility for shaping notes and color’ by the San Francisco Classical Voice. He is also a member of TILT Brass, the Byrne:KozarDuo, and has performed with new music ensembles including Bang on a Can, Ensemble Signal, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Echappe, Ensemble ACJW, Wet Ink, and Mark Gould’s Pink Baby Monster. He has performed alongside artists such as Dave Douglas, Pablo Heras Casado, James Thompson, Mark Gould and Brad Lubman, in addition to working closely with numerous composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Augusta Reed Thomas, Christian Wolff and Pulitzer Prize winning composers David Lang and Charles Wuorinen. Kozar has performed has performed at venues both domestically and abroad including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, MoMA, Rothko Chapel, The Barclays Center, and Shanghai Symphony Hall.
“Roll up, roll up! Ladies and gentlemen, come closer, come closer. Welcome to the greatest show on earth!” Join harpist, actress and storyteller Rosanna Moore as she presents a variety of theatrical works for harp (plus a cameo from a stray trombonist). This show presents the harp in a new and quirky light and will make you both laugh and cry as you watch mosquitos being swatted, a solo London soap opera, a Greek tragedy, a terrifying retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher, and many more musical and theatrical skits.
Harpist and actor, Rosanna Moore, has made it her aim to combine theatre and music wherever possible. As a harpist, she plays with Ensemble Signal, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. She was the first harpist to be a finalist at the Gold Medal Competition at RNCM, won the Stan Baker award, was a semifinalist in the Dutch Harp Competition and placed third at Tierra47’s improvisation competition. As an actress, she has worked as a narrator for Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra and done voice over work. Finally, as a combination of both, she has worked with trombonist/ actor John Kenny, and was awarded honorable mention in the Eastman Lecture Recital Prize for her research and performance into the choreography used in R. Murray Schafer’s Crown of Ariadne.