Julius Eastman: Thruway plus Gerry Eastman
An important landmark in the recovery of Julius Eastman's music, this concert features one of Eastman's earliest works—Thruway (for soprano, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, and large choir)—in its New York City debut performed by the Arcana New Music Ensemble. They will also be performing Eastman's piece Buddha. Opening the evening will be a special performance by Gerry Eastman, brother of Julius.
Julius Eastman: Buddha (1984)
EASTMAN COMMUNITY CHOIR directed by Dustin Hurt
Gerry EAstman: In memory of Julius
Gerry Eastman, solo guitar
Julius Eastman: THRUWAY* (1969)
Tara Middleton, soprano
ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Anthony Bob, flute;
Joseph Dvorak, clarinet;
Min Young Kim, violin;
Tom Kraines, cello;
Rodney McGhee, trombone
Aaron Stewart, saxophone
EASTMAN COMMUNITY CHOIR
Atamanu Zaki Hagins
David Middleton, electronics
John JH Phillips, video
*reconstruction by Dustin Hurt
GERRY EASTMAN has emerged as a prominent musician on the New York music scene with work as a composer, producer, bassist, arranger, conductor, and bandleader under his belt. It is, however, his remarkable fluidity on the guitar that makes him stand out from the rest.
In 1981, Gerry Eastman founded the Williamsburg Music Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.
This institution exists to foster
the creation, performance, and appreciation of American classical music.
It is Brooklyn’s only black-owned and operated non-profit jazz institution, and the only one in
New York City to offer classes and
workshops in jazz history and performance.
Gerry Eastman is the brother of Julius Eastman. [WEB]