Mariam Adam,clarinet & Evelyn Ulex, piano
with special guest JP Jofre, Bandoneo
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 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, with works written for them by Paquito D'Rivera and other leading New York composers.
TransAtlantic Ensemble brings their unique programming to the German House in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 6 pm.
They will be joined by master bandoneonist JP Jofre. Mr. Jofre joins the duo onstage for performances of his compositions and music by Miguel del Aguila. Also on the program are Poulenc's clarinet Sonata and pieces from Cape Cod Files by Paquito D'Rivera. The Ensemble's dedication to collaborations with living composers is evident in their CD "Crossing America" with performances of works by Jeff Scott, Paquito D'Rivera, Miguel del Aguila, and Valerie Coleman. Crossing America features a collection of dynamic, contemporary concert music with streaks of Latin and jazz. Miguel del Aguila whose Pacific Serenade is performed on Crossing America, praised TransAtlantic for their "beautiful musicality and refinement." Mariam Adam, a native of Monterey, California is an internationally distinguished clarinetist and chamber mu-sician. 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 Berlin's Konzerthaus and Philharmonie, New York City's Carnegie Hall, the Library for the Performing Arts, Symphony Space, and Steinway Hall.
More information about TransAtlantic Ensemble can be found at transatlanticensemble.com
Out of courtesy to the artists and fellow concert-goers, please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time. Doors close promptly.