Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

Erik Satie Quartet @ Barbès

The Erik Satie Quartet (Monthly Residency)

The Erik Satie Quartet is a mixed­-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of Erik Satie, Les Six, and related composers. Trombonist/arranger Ron Hay's arrangements feature the novel instrumentation of trombone, trumpet (Ben Holmes), bass trombone (Max Seigel) and baritone saxophonist (special guest Carl Marighi). Performances incorporate related poetry.


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Erik Satie Quartet
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Erik Satie Quartet

The Erik Satie Quartet is a mixed­-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to the music of Erik Satie, Les Six and related composers. Trombonist/arranger Ron Hay's original arrangements feature the novel instrumentation of trombone, trumpet (Ben Holmes), bass trombone (Max Seigel) and baritone saxophone (Alex Hamlin), and incorporate related poetry.

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Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Naked Lore

 

“A soundtrack to the folktales your great-grandparents vowed to forget”, Naked Lore is a trio dedicated to new music with ancient origins. Led by trumpeter Ben Holmes, the band features Brad Shepik on acoustic guitar and Shane Shanahan on percussion. The wordless stories they tell are by turns sinister, sweet, majestic, mischievous, rampaging and ruminative.

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

New Klezmer Music with Winograd & Holmes

Ben Holmes & Michael Winograd been writing veritable SHEAVES of new klezmer music. Seriously, they’ve got about a sheaf each. They’ve been performing this music in public once a month at Barbes, while continuing to add new tunes. Come out to hear the debut of newly composed works that both fit within the klezmer idiom and assertively, if not downright aggressively, push at its boundaries. 

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May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Erik Satie Quartet

The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn)

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Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

New Klezmer Music with Winograd and Holmes

Ben Holmes & Michael Winograd been writing veritable SHEAVES of new klezmer music. Seriously, they’ve got about a sheaf each. They’ve been performing this music in public once a month at Barbes, while continuing to add new tunes. Come out to hear the debut of newly composed works that both fit within the klezmer idiom and assertively, if not downright aggressively, push at its boundaries. This months installment will feature Carmen Staaf (piano) and Zoe Guigueno (bass).

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Naked Lore
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Naked Lore

Naked Lore is a trio dedicated to the performance of new music with ancient origins. Led by trumpet player and composer Ben Holmes and featuring Brad Shepik on guitar and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion, the group’ melodies, harmonies and rhythms combine in a dance that’s both spontaneous and tightly orchestrated.

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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell

 Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell have collaborated for the last 6 years to create new arrangements and compositions for the unusual instrumentation of trumpet and accordion. Drawing on their experiences in the folk music of eastern Europe, classical piano repertoire, American pop songs, their repertoire also showcases their own compositional sensibilities. They'll be playing some brand new music this time around, conceived of intercontinentally (Patty lives in Germany) but executed quite locally (assuming you, the reader, are near Brooklyn). 

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Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Erik Satie Quartet

THE ERIK SATIE QUARTET. The Erik Satie Quartet is a wind group whose focus of repertoire starts with Erik Satie, his times, and beyond. The four lithe and muscular voices present music that is unique and strange for the uninitiated, yet with warmth and humanity at its core. Repertoire is drawn from the works of Milhaud, Auric, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Britten, Durey, Sibelius, and of course the Velvet Gentleman himself. Featuring arrangements by leader and trombonist Ron Hay, the group includes Alex Hamlin (bari sax/clarinet), Max Seigel (bass trombone), Ben Holmes (trumpet/flugelhorn)

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Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

New Klezmer with Michael Winograd and Ben Holmes

Clarinetist Michael Winograd and trumpeter Ben Holmes have performed with a veritable Who's Who of the klezmer world. In this afternoon performance, they present a set of works in progress in, composed firmly within the klezmer idiom but assertively confronting its boundaries. This month's installment will feature Matt Pavolka on bass and Will Holshouser on accordion. 

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