upcoming events

Guildhall School, London Residency
Mar
2
to Mar 8

Guildhall School, London Residency

Decoda returns to London to coach chamber ensembles in how to do interactive performance, using creativity and thinking outside the box. This will be Decoda’s seventh collaboration with valued partners Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD). Decoda is GSMD’s Resident Ensemble in Creative Performance.

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Decoda Artists
Sarah Beaty, clarinet - Carol McGonnell, clarinet - James Austin Smith, Oboe


Schedule of Events
GSMD Coachings - March 2-8 (not open to public)
Meet the Artists Presentation and MasterClasses at GSMD - March 6, 10am - 1pm (open to public)


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Decoda at Caramoor
Jun
29
1:00 PM13:00

Decoda at Caramoor

  • Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts; Spanish Courtyard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda presents an interactive performance based on Prokofiev’s score to a lost ballet about the circus. Experience feats of ups and downs, meet the different characters involved, and catch a secret look into the dark underbelly of the circus; Trapeze, A Family Concert.

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Decoda Artists
ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe - Moran Katz, clarinet
Anna Elashvili, violin -Nathan Schram, viola - Evan Premo, double bass



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Police Athletic League Concert #2
Feb
16
3:00 PM15:00

Police Athletic League Concert #2

  • Weill Music Room, Resnick Education Wing, Carnegie Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda musicians facilitate a collaborative songwriting with New York City police officers and teenagers from the Police Athletic League. Over 15 weeks, participants will create original songs and perform them alongside Decoda musicians in two culminating concerts.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - Brandon Ridenour, trumpet - Brad Balliett, bassoon
Laura Weiner, horn - Hamilton Berry, cello - Evan Premo, double bass
*Dylan Greene, percussion - *Brandon Ilaw, percussion
*guest artist


*Concert
Feb 16, 2019, 3:00 pm
Weill Music Room, Resnick Education Wing, Carnegie Hall
*(RSVP required. Please see below for instructions)


Program
Original songs created by NYPD officers, NYC teenagers, and Decoda musicians

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/officers-and-teens-come-together-through-music/

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Police Athletic League Songwriting Showcase
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Police Athletic League Songwriting Showcase

  • Police Athletic League's Harlem Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda musicians facilitate a collaborative songwriting with New York City police officers and teenagers from the Police Athletic League. Over 15 weeks, participants will create original songs and perform them alongside Decoda musicians in two culminating concerts.

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Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - Brandon Ridenour, trumpet - Brad Balliett, bassoon
Laura Weiner, horn - Hamilton Berry, cello - Evan Premo, double bass
*Dylan Greene, percussion - *Brandon Ilaw, percussion
*guest artist


Concert
Feb 14, 2019, 7:30pm
Police Athletic League's Harlem Center

To RSVP, please contact April Okpwae at aokpwae@palnyc.org or call 212-477-9450 ext. 342


Program
Original songs created by 30 NYPD officers and teenagers, and Decoda musicians

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/officers-and-teens-come-together-through-music/

To RSVP, please contact April Okpwae at aokpwae@palnyc.org or call 212-477-9450

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New York Youth Symphony Composers' Reading
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

New York Youth Symphony Composers' Reading

  • DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda joins the New York Youth Symphony for the 4th year to read and record the works of aspiring young composers. The reading is followed by a reflection session, where Decoda musicians will offer feedback to the composers and help answer any questions.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - *Arthur Sato, oboe - Paul Cho, clarinet - Brad Balliett, bassoon
Laura Weiner, horn - *Brandon Ridenour, trumpet - Anna Elashvili & *Mari Lee, violins
*Meagan Turner, viola - Hamilton Berry, cello - Kris Saebo, bass
*guest artist


Schedule of Events

DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts
February 2, 2019
*10am-12pm Reading of NYYS Composers' music
*12-1pm Reflection

*please note that this event is not open to the public


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Decoda at Curtis Institute of Music Speaker Series
Jan
30
4:00 PM16:00

Decoda at Curtis Institute of Music Speaker Series

A quartet of Decoda musicians presents a seminar on engaging audiences to students at Philadelphia's prestigious Curtis Institute of Music.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - Brad Balliett, bassoon - Laura Weiner, horn - Claire Bryant, cello


Curtis Speaker Series
*
1/30/19, 4-6 PM - Presentation for Curtis Students
performances to include original arrangements for Decoda musicians
*(please note that this event is not open to public)


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Decoda at the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Jan
28
to Jan 31

Decoda at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Mills Concert Hall - University of Wisconsin - Madison (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda will be on campus at UW-Madison for a four-day residency. We will work closely with selected student chamber ensembles to learn how to present interactive performances to audiences of school children in Madison. The week will culminate with a showcase concert featuring students performing side-by-side with Decoda artists, communicating what they love about their music and providing an opportunity to share with the audience and to engage their listeners on a deeper level.

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Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - Alicia Lee, clarinet - Kris Saebo, bass - Michael Mizrahi, piano


Details
January 31, 2019; 7:30pm; Mills Concert Hall

455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States

Program to include works by Bartok, Schubert, and Prokofiev.


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University of Michigan EXCEL Career Expo
Jan
25
to Jan 26

University of Michigan EXCEL Career Expo

  • University of Michigan EXCEL 2019 Career Expo; UM School of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As resident artists of UM’s 2019 EXCEL Career Expo, Decoda will facilitate the exploration of what it means to be socially engaged artists in the 21st century. This expo features interactive workshops and panels about community art-making, DEI from the lens of artists, and how to curate engaging performances.

Decoda Artists
Michael Mizrahi, piano
Carol McGonnell, clarinet
Claire Bryant, cello

Schedule
University of Michigan EXCEL 2019 Career Expo

Friday, January 25
2-6pm
meet with EXCEL student projects (private event)

Saturday, January 26
10am
Decoda Keynote at EXCEL Career Expo
2:15 - 3:30pm Decoda “Framing Music”- interactive session

Program
selections from
Kinan Azmeh The Fence, the Rooftop, and the Distant Sea

Daniel Bjarnason Five Possibilities

Brahms Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
for piano, clarinet and cello

 
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Punk, Funk, and Circumstance: Carnegie Hall debut part II
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Punk, Funk, and Circumstance: Carnegie Hall debut part II

  • Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda invites you to explore the alternative world of classical music off the beaten path! From the dark trapeze world of Prokofiev’s Quintet to Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale, which reimagines Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale for the modern age - infused with jazzy and funky elements. Then a quick dip into the pomp and circumstance of Britten’s Oboe Quartet, before arriving at the final stop in the world of Victorian England, with David Bruce’s Steampunk.

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Punk, Funk, and Circumstance

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

6:30pm Pre-concert drinks in the Jacobs Room, Carnegie Hall

7:30pm Concert in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall

Followed by a reception with the artists in the Jacobs Room

Ticket levels below are SOLD OUT.

Please contact Carnegie Hall at 212-247-7800 to inquire about ticket availability.


Discover Decoda & Pay It Forward

We believe that great artistry and civic engagement go hand in hand. On this occasion, we are proud to feature one of our anchor programs, Building Bonds, Decoda's partnership with the New York Police Department and the Police Athletic League that brings NYC teens and police officers together for collaborative after school workshops exploring topics of adversity, prejudice, community, and hope through music.

Reserve your seats today and a complimentary Pay It Forward ticket will be gifted to a NYC teen or police officer from Building Bonds. See options below.

Pay It Forward
150.00

• One (1) reserved seat, plus one (1) Pay It Forward ticket

• Priority reservations for Building Bonds final showcase on Feb 16 at Carnegie Hall

(tax-deductible contribution is $80)

SOLD OUT

Ticket Only
40.00

One (1) reserved orchestra seat (includes processing fees)

SOLD OUT

Decoda Artists
James Austin Smith, oboe - ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe - Alicia Lee, clarinet
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet - Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon
Laura Weiner, horn - *Stephen Dunn, trombone
Owen Dalby, violin - Anna Elashvili, violin - Meena Bhasin, viola
Claire Bryant, cello - Caitlin Sullivan, cello - Evan Premo, double bass
*Jared Soldiviero, percussion
*guest artist


Program
PROKOFIEV
Quintet
MARSALIS Selections from A Fiddler’s Tale

- INTERMISSION -

BRITTEN Phantasy Quartet
DAVID BRUCE Steampunk

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Decoda returns to South Korea
Dec
17
to Dec 18

Decoda returns to South Korea

Presented by South Korea’s Christian Broadcasting System, Decoda is excited to be visiting South Korea for the second time. We will be performing concerts on Dec. 17 & 18 at the COEX Auditorium in Seoul. Program to include selections from Brahms D major Serenade and Schubert Octet.

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Decoda Artists
Erin Lesser, flute - ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe - Paul Won Jin Cho, clarinet
Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon - *Nicolee Kuester, horn -
*Angie Cho, *Yonah Zur, violins - *Andrew Gonzalez, *Jack Stulz, violas
Yves Dharamraj, Caitlin Sullivan, cellos - Kris Saebo, double bass
*guest artists


Concerts
December 17, 2018 at 8pm
December 18, 2018 at 8pm

Venue: COEX Auditorium in Seoul 


Program
Selections from Brahms Serenade D major, Schubert Octet, Vivaldi Largo from Winter

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Decoda in South Carolina
Dec
10
to Dec 14

Decoda in South Carolina

  • Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Returning to Camden, South Carolina for its 10th season, Decoda will present a week-long community residency sponsored by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. A trio of Decodans will visit all of the county’s high schools with an interactive performance exploring music from other cultures including the Nordic regions and Middle East. The week will culminate in a main stage performance at Wood Auditiorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County on Thursday, December 13th at 7pm.

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Decoda Artists
Michael Mizrahi, piano - Alicia Lee, clarinet - Claire Bryant, cello


Schedule of Events
12/11
5:30pm
*Happy Hour & Very Open Rehearsal - Fine Arts Center
*(this is a closed event, but if interested in attending please email claire@decodamusic.org)

12/12
*Interactive Performance Tour
9:45am Lugoff-Elgin High School
12pm Camden High School
2pm North Central High School
*closed to the public

12/13
7pm Concert in Wood Auditorium - Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

12/14
Community Performance


Program
Kinan Azmeh The Fence, the Rooftop, and the Distant Sea

Daniel Bjarnason 5 Possibilities (2014)

Chopin Ballade No. 1 in g minor, Op. 23

Chopin Mazurka

Brahms Trio for piano, clarinet, and cello in A minor, Op. 114



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Decoda returns to Gettysburg
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Decoda returns to Gettysburg

Decoda returns to Gettyburg College to play with Sunderman Conservatory's Symphony Orchestra. Seven Decoda artists will spend three days rehearsing and working with students. On Novemeber 30th, we will join forces in concert.

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Decoda Artists
Yoonah Kim, clarinet - Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon - Nicolee Kuester, horn
Anna Elashvili, violin - Nathan Schram, viola - Hamilton Berry, cello
Kris Saebo, bass


Schedule
Nov. 30th, 8pm - The Majestic Theater
side by side with Gettyburg College's Symphony Orchestra


Program
Beethoven
Septet (Decoda)
Mozart Symphony No. 40 (Decoda and Symphony Orchestra)
Strauss Kaiser Walzer (arr. Schoenberg/Saebo)

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Bay Area Residency
Nov
29
to Dec 2

Bay Area Residency

Decoda is back in the bay area with three concerts with Noe Valley Chamber Music in San Francisco and a debut show at Stanford Live.

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Decoda Artists
Owen Dalby, violin - Meena Bhasin, viola - Evan Premo, bass
Alicia Lee, clarinet - James Austin Smith, oboe
special guest Mary Bonhag, soprano


Scheduled Events

November 29 at 7pm - Noe Valley Chamber Music presents SNAPSHOTS and morning interactive performances

November 30 - Decoda Masterclass at Stanford University (private event)

November 30 at 7pm - Stanford Live

December 1 at 10:30am - NVCM's Classical Kids

December 2 at 4pm - Noe Valley Chamber music presents Sundays at Four


Program

EVAN PREMO Seasonal Song Cycle

BRITTEN Six Metamorphoses after Ovid

MORTON GOULD Benny’s Gig

PREMO Variations and Polska

BARBER Nuvoletta

PROKOFIEV Quintet

SCHUBERT/arr. Dalby Hirt auf dem Felsen


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Decoda Los Angeles Residency
Nov
16
to Nov 19

Decoda Los Angeles Residency

  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda embarks on its first residency at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, working with student chamber ensembles on audience engagement, presenting alongside LA Street Symphony at Midnight Mission with its founder and 2018 MacArthur Fellow, Vijay Gupta, and performing at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Sundays Live series, which is broadcast live on KUSC Radio, featuring works by CPE Bach, Brahms, Schumann, George Crumb, and Reza Vali.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - *Yonah Zur, violin
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello - David Kaplan, piano
*guest artist


Schedule of Events
Nov. 16, 1pm
- Interactive Performance at UCLA Lab School
Nov. 17 - Workshop with HASoM Students (private event)
Nov. 18, 6pm - Concert, Sundays Live at LACMA
Nov. 19 - Workshop with HASoM Students (private event)


Program
CPE Bach Trio Sonata in B-flat, H. 578
Reza Vali Folk Song Set No. 9 (from the F.A.E. Sonata)
R. Schumann Intermezzo
J. Brahms Sonatensatz
George Crumb Vox Balaenae


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Revelers: Carnegie Hall debut (1/2)
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Revelers: Carnegie Hall debut (1/2)

  • Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us in celebration of our Weill Recital Hall debut with this festive party-mix of serenades, parades, dances and scherzos. Discover two special works written for Decoda: a world premiere by Valerie Coleman and the New York premiere of Reveler-Scherzo by Decoda’s own Brad Balliett set to imaginative sketches by Will Storie.  

VIP packages are available for preferred seating, access to private events and to sponsor a concert ticket for a youth participant of Decoda's songwriting program with the Police Athletic League and NYPD.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - James Austin Smith, oboe - Paul Cho, clarinet
Moran Katz, clarinet - Brad Balliett, bassoon - Laura Weiner. horn
Anna Elashvili, violin - Nate Schram, viola - Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello
Kris Saebo, double bass - David Kaplan, piano


Performance
November 14, 2018
7:30pm, Weill Recital Hall

more info


Program
 

BRAHMS Serenade No. 1 - V. Scherzo
LUTOSLAWSKI Dance Preludes
STRAUSS/arr. HASENORHL Till Eulenspiegel-Einmal Anders!, Op. 28 (Grotesque musicale)
VALERIE COLEMAN New Work [Commission]
GUILLAUME CONNESSON Techno Parade

 - INTERMISSION -

BRAHMS Serenade in D, Op. 11 for Nonet, VI. Rondo
BRAD BALLIETT Reveler-Scherzo (NY Premiere)
POULENC Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 100

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Residency at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Oct
22
to Oct 26

Residency at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda returns to the Royal Conservatoire for an intensive week of working with student chamber ensembles. The week culminates with an exciting programme of chamber music and a masterclass.

Decoda Artists
Carol McGonnell, clarinet - Anna Elashvili, violin
Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello - Michael Mizrahi, piano


Masterclass - Friday September 26th at 3PM


Program
Bjarnason 5 Possibilities for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

Bartók Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, sz III

Schumann Piano Trio in d minor, Op. 63

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Decoda in Las Vegas presented by Notes with a Purpose
Oct
15
to Oct 19

Decoda in Las Vegas presented by Notes with a Purpose

Presented by Notes with a Purpose as part of their Music Juicebox series, a Decoda duo for flute and cello embark on a week long interactive performance tour of elementary schools in Las Vegas exploring the theme, 'The science of sound’ through Reza Vali’s evocative Folk Song Set No.9.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - Yves Dharamraj, cello


Program
Reza Vali - Folk Song Set no.9

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Lyrica Chamber Music/Greenwood Gardens Autumn Soiree
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

Lyrica Chamber Music/Greenwood Gardens Autumn Soiree

  • 274 Old Short Hills Road Short Hills, NJ, 07078 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda sends a trio of winds and strings to Greenwood Gardens, a gorgeous historic estate with breathtaking views and enchanted grounds. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres, as the intrepid musicians immerse you in the space and the specially themed program.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - Moran Katz, clarinet - Yves Dharamraj, cello


Performance
Oct. 7, 2018 - 5pm to 7pm

Sleep No More style- Decoda artists will perform a rotation of solo sets in different corners of the beautiful gardens, before meeting at the main house for an ensemble set featuring works by Haydn, Vali, Devienne, and Paquito D'Rivera.

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Decoda @ Bryant Park, NYC
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

Decoda @ Bryant Park, NYC

Decoda performs outdoors at NYC's Bryant Park!  Arrangements of Bach, Barber, Bartok, Beatles, and other composers not starting with the letter B to be performed.

Photo by Angelito Jusay

Photo by Angelito Jusay

Decoda Artists
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet - Alicia Lee, clarinet - Anna Elashvili, violin
Hamilton Berry, cello - Kris Saebo, bass


Event Information
Carnegie Hall Citywide; Bryant Park, NYC
July 25 - 5:30pm


Program
Barber  Excursions Nos. 1 and 4
Bartok  Romanian Folk Dances
Bach solo violin and cello
Bach  Agnus Dei (trio)
Beatles  Blackbird/Yesterday
Messiaen  Intermede
Morricone  Cinema Paradiso
Rimsky Korsakov  Scheherazade
Piazzolla  Libertango


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Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
Jul
8
to Jul 21

Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

The Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute is a 2 week summer intensive for young musicians offering multiple performance opportunities and meaningful community engagement. Under the guidance of Decoda artists, students will learn how to fully engage their audiences and communities through scripted interactive chamber music performances while improving their own performance and public speaking skills. Program participants will live on the beautiful campus of Skidmore College and will rehearse and perform at the state of the art Arthur Zankel Music Center.

2018 DSCMI Faculty and Artists
Alicia Lee, clarinet and Festival Director
Anna Elashvili, violin and Recruitment Director
Catherine Gregory, flute
James Austin Smith, oboe
Brad Balliett, bassoon
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet
Jenny Ney, horn*
Alana Vegter, horn*
Laura Weiner, horn
Angelia Cho, violin
Nathan Schram, viola
Jack Stulz, viola
Hamilton Berry, cello
Claire Bryant, cello
Kris Saebo, double bass
Michael Mizrahi, piano

guest artist*


Special Guest Artists

 

Lembit Beecher, composer

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Jennifer Koh, violin


Schedule of Events
July 10, 2018, 7:30pm
Ladd Concert Hall at Zankel Music Center
Decoda artists in concert
with special guest composer, Lembit Beecher

July 12, 2018, 7pm
Upbeat on the Roof at the Tang Museum

July 14, 2018 2pm
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls
Participants of the Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute

July 17, 2018, 7:30pm
Ladd Concert Hall at Zankel Music Center
Decoda artists in concert
with special guest artist, Jennifer Koh

July 20, 2018, 9am
Ladd Concert Hall at Zankel Music Center
Participants of the Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute present interactive performances for a family-friendly concert - All Ages Welcome!

July 20, 2018, 5pm
Ladd Concert Hall at Zankel Music Center
Participants of the Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute present their final performances in the culminating concert of the two-week institute.


Programs
July 10, 2018
SCHUBERT Piano Trio in Eb Major, D.897 Notturno
BEECHER Small Suite
BEECHER Stories from my Grandmother
BEECHER A Paradoxical Thing
BEETHOVEN Septet in Eb Major, Op. 20

July 12, 2018
Featuring works by Kodaly, Bernstein,
as well as works and arrangements of Decoda composers

July 14, 2018
Works by Saint-Saens, Beethoven, Mozart, Elliott Carter, Walter Piston, Schubert, and Fauré.

July 17, 2018
JEAN-FERY REBEL Le Cahos
BARTOK Contrasts
COPLAND Quiet City
GOUNOD Petite Symphonie

July 20, 2018
Works by Zelenka, Martinu, Erwin Schulhoff, Kodaly, Shostakovich, Andrew Norman, and David Bruce.


for more information
skidmore.edu/decoda

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Green Box Arts Festival Residency
Jul
4
to Jul 7

Green Box Arts Festival Residency

  • Green Box Arts Festival Residency (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda presents a four day artistic residency at the Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, July 5th-8th. Joining world-wide centennial celebrations of legendary American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, Decoda musicians are performing a chamber program focused on works of Bernstein and his friends, as well as three performances of Bernstein's Piano Trio and Clarinet Sonata with choreography by KEIGWIN + COMPANY, a New York-based contemporary dance company. As part of the residency, Decoda is taking part in the ArtDesk Conversations series; A free quarterly publication devoted to the contemporary arts, performance, and thought.

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Decoda Artists
*Grace Park, violin - *Michael Katz, cello
Catherine Gregory, flute - Angelina Gadeliya, piano
*guest artists


Schedule of Events
July 6 - 7pm
Bernstein & Friends: A Centennial Celebration (SOLD OUT)

 July 5 - 6:15pm
Patron Art Sampler (closed event)
KEIGWIN+COMPANY and musicians from Decoda, at Bear Crossing Studio

July 6 - 12pm
ArtDesk Conversation with Decoda: Creating meaningful musical experiences for all.

July 6 - 2pm, July 7 - 2pm & 7pm
Bernstein's Piano Trio and Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
choreography by KEIGWIN + COMPANY
with guest artist Sergei Vassiliev, clarinet

 
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Programs
July 6th, 7pm
AARON COPLAND Duo for flute and piano
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Meditation No. 3 from Mass, arranged by composer
SAMUEL BARBER Excursions Op. 20, No. 1 and No. 4, arranged by Brandon Ridenour
AARON COPLAND Sonata for violin and piano
PAUL SCHONFIELD Cafe Music for piano trio


July 6th at 2pm, July 7th at 2pm and 7pm
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Piano Trio and Sonata for clarinet and piano
choreography by KEIGWIN + COMPANY


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WQXR Interactive Performances, part 2
May
7
to May 9

WQXR Interactive Performances, part 2

Decoda teams up with WQXR to present interactive performances at six New York City public schools over three days. In this second of two installments, Decoda presents Trapeze, a concert in which students take an in depth look into Prokofiev's Quintet by exploring thematic elements, different instrumental qualities and how music can be experienced in all of our senses.  Please note: these events are not open to the public.

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Decoda Artists
Anna Elashvili, violin - Meena Bhasin, viola - Evan Premo, bass
James Austin Smith, oboe - Moran Katz, clarinet


*Schedule of Events
May 7 - PS 103 Hector Fontanez Elementary - PS 20 Anna Silver
May 8 - PS 139 Alexine A Fenty School - PS 14Q The Fairview School
May 9 - PS 21Q Edward Hart Elementary - PS 513 Castle Bridge
*Please note: these events are not open to the public.


Program
Trapeze, an Interactive Performance
Music by Sergei Prokofiev - Quintet Op. 39

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Decoda in Las Vegas, presented by Notes with a Purpose
Apr
23
to Apr 27

Decoda in Las Vegas, presented by Notes with a Purpose

  • Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas showroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by Notes with a Purpose as part of their Music JuiceBox series, three musicians from Decoda embark on a week-long interactive performance tour for ten elementary school students in the wider Las Vegas community. Decoda will also be featured in a pop-up performance at the Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas showroom.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - Moran Katz, clarinet - Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon


Schedule of Events
Notes with a Purpose - Music JuiceBox series

School interactive performances (closed to the public)

Wednesday April 25th, 6-10pm - Performance
at the Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas showroom


Valerie Coleman - Rubispheres for flute, clarinet, and bassoon
Selections from Bach's Goldberg Variations for wind trio


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Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Children's Concert
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Children's Concert

  • Montgomery Auditorium at the Free Library of Philadelphia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Decoda presents an immersive and creative concert experience for Philadelphia students, presenting music by Nielsen, Kurtag, and Balliett.

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Schedule
April 12th, 10am-11am- *Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Children's Concert
Montgomery Auditorium at the Free Library of Philadelphia; 1901 Vine Street
*open to the public by reservation

This concert is sold out.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list,
please email Erik Petersons at epetersons@pcmsconcerts.org or call 215.569.8080.

to reserve or for more info


Program
selections from
Quintet (Nielsen), Quintet, op.2 (Kurtag), and Reveler-Scherzos (Balliett)

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Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Decoda presents a program of music for winds as part of their debut on the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's series.

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Program
Kurtág Wind Quintet, Op. 2
Balliett Reveler-Scherzos [Philadelphia Premiere]
Schulhoff Divertissement
Nielsen Wind Quintet, Op. 43


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Decoda at Lee Correctional - Lincoln Portrait
Apr
1
to Apr 5

Decoda at Lee Correctional - Lincoln Portrait

  • Lee Correctional Facility (map)
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Decoda has been working at Lee Correctional Institution since 2014, cultivating a week-long creative and collaborative songwriting projects each year. The men from LCI and Decoda spent the past year writing, editing, and refining their original show called “Lincoln Portrait” -about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln, inspired by the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton: An American Musical.”

Starting on April 1 to April 5, Decoda will return to LCI to work with 40 incarcerated residents who are instrumentalists, singers, and spoken word artists. Following the four-day intensive songwriting workshop, LCI participants and Decoda will present a culminating performance of their original program “Lincoln Portrait” for fellow residents, staff, officers, members of the media, and local and state officials on Thursday, April 5 at 1:30 PM. This year’s project is funded by individual donations to Decoda’s social justice initiative, Music for Transformation.

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Decoda Artists
Brad Balliett, bassoon - Claire Bryant, cello


Culminating Performance
April 5th at 1:30pm
Lincoln Portrait - 19 original, new songs about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln

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Decoda in Denmark, South Carolina
Mar
26
to Mar 30

Decoda in Denmark, South Carolina

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Four Decoda artists will be in residence for a week at Denmark Olar High School in Denmark, South Carolina. Decoda will lead a 5-day songwriting workshop with the high schoolers, based on the theme “Where I’m From” and will host an open jam for local musicians in the community. This artist residency is made possible through an Arts Education Partnership Grant of the South Carolina Arts Commission and is also part of its Art of Community: Rural SC Initiative.

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Decoda Artists
Brandon Ridenour, trumpet - Brad Balliett, bassoon - Claire Bryant, cello
*Dylan Greene, drums/percussion
*guest artist


Schedule of Events
March 26  3:30-6:30pm closed workshop
March 27  3:30-6:30pm closed workshop
March 28  3:30 - 6:30pm *open workshop
*(visitors welcome - email claire@decodamusic.org)
March 29  3:30-6:30pm closed workshop
March 29  7pm International Night at DOHS - Song Showcase!
March 30 2:15pm Culminating Performance - public welcome


Denmark Olar High School
197 Viking Circle
Denmark, SC 29042


Program
New songs written by Denmark Olar High School participants and Decoda artists

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WQXR Interactive Performances
Mar
20
to Mar 22

WQXR Interactive Performances

Decoda teams up with WQXR to present interactive performances at six New York City public schools over three days. In the first of two installments, Decoda presents a concert called Character in Music, in which students learn to use the same tools composers use to portray characters, settings, and mood. Please note: these events are not open to the public. For more information about projects like this please email info@decodamusic.org.

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Decoda Artists
Alicia Lee, clarinet - Brad Balliett, bassoon - Claire Bryant, cello - Kris Saebo, double bass


Schedule of Events
Please note, these events are not open to the public.

March 20 - PS 14, 9:55am; Castle Bridge School, 1pm
March 21 - PS 139, 9:20am; PS 20, 11:45am
March 22 - PS 103, 10am; PS 21Q, 1pm


Program

Character in Music, an Interactive Performance

music by Rossini, Poulenc, Schumann, Austin, and traditional folk tunes


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Decoda Residency at Schenectady County Community College
Mar
19
to Mar 21

Decoda Residency at Schenectady County Community College

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Decoda visits Schenectady County Community College for three days of recitals, masterclasses, coachings, lessons, and class lectures.

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Decoda Artists
Catherine Gregory, flute - James Austin Smith, oboe - Angeliya Gadeliya, piano


Schedule of Events
Monday March 19, 5:30-7PM Masterclasses with members of Decoda
 Tuesday March 20, 7:30PM Decoda Performance - Carl B Taylor Auditorium
Wednesday March 21, 12PM Decoda Performance - Carl B Taylor Auditorium



Programs

Tuesday March 20, 7:30PM
IBERT
Deux Interludes for flute, oboe and piano
GINASTERA Duo for flute and oboe
POULENC Sonata for oboe and piano
-Intermission-
FARRIN l’onde della non vostra, solo oboe
PROKOFIEV Sonata for flute and piano

Wednesday March 21, 12PM
SCHUMANN Three Romances for oboe and piano
DANIELPOUR The Four Elements for solo piano
OFFERMANS Honami
GOOSSENS Pastorale et Arlequinade for flute, oboe and piano

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Tertulia presents Decoda
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Tertulia presents Decoda

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Tertulia returns to San Francisco for a delicious food and music pairing featuring Decoda.

Read a delicious review of this event:
Decoda Enchants with Clarinet Quintets between Courses at Town Hall

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Decoda Artists
Carol McGonnell, clarinet - Owen Dalby, violin - Anna Elashvili, violin -
Meena Bhasin. viola - Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello


Performance Schedule
7pm
- Sunday, February 25, 2018
Tertulia Chamber Music, Town Hall
 


Program
David Bruce Gumboots
J. Brahms Clarinet Quintet
F. Schubert Quartettsatz


Read a 2016 review to get a taste of a Decoda/Tertulia pairing.

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Decoda at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Decoda at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School

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Decoda presents an Interactive Performance at Stanford for the Bing Nursery School.

Decoda Artists
Carol McGonnell, clarinet - Owen Dalby & Anna Elashvili, violins
Meena Bhasin, viola - Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello


Performance
February 25, 2018, 11am-12pm


Program
DAVID BRUCE Gumboots
 

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