with arrangements by Evan Lurie, David Handler, Anthony Coleman, John Medeski, Jane Scarpantoni, Doug Wieselman and more
Tue September 9th, 2014
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 8:00PM
Show Time: 9:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $18
free for members
Immediately following the opening of John Lurie’s “The other side of The Great Wall of Fuck” on September 9 there will be a performance of Lurie’s string quartets alongside arrangements of his music for string quintet performed by Ensemble LPR. The performance will give a unique turn on Lurie’s music with The Lounge Lizards, which the New York Times’ Robert Palmer described as “staking out new territory west of Mingus, east of Bernard Herrman.” The quintet will perform arrangements by John Medeski, Evan Lurie, Ensemble LPR co-founder David Handler, Anthony Coleman, Doug Wieselman, Jane Scarpantoni and others.
As part of Strange and Beautiful: The Music and Art of John Lurie festival.
Bounce (arr. Evan Lurie)*
The Hanging (arr. Evan Lurie)*
Breath Suite (arr. Doug Wieselman)*
Breath – Pygmy 1 – One Half Dopey – Pygmy 3
Little (arr. Anthony Coleman)*
Scary Children (arr. Jane Scarpantoni)*
Bella By Barlight, from Stranger Than Paradise (arr. David Handler)*
Car Cleveland, from Stranger Than Paradise (arr. David Handler)*
Music from Fishing with John (arr. David Handler)*
Horse Guitar – Leon’s House – Struggle of Man
Selections from Manny & Lo (arr. John Medeski)*
Hypnotize the Lizard – Monster Trucks, and more
Queen of All Ears (arr. Paola Prestini)*
*world premiere arrangements
Conrad Harris, violin
Pauline Kim Harris, violin
William Hakim, viola
Rubin Kodheli, cello
Mariel Roberts, cello
Interview with John Lurie on Pleasekillme.com
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
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Named after and headquartered at the acclaimed New York City venue Le Poisson Rouge, Ensemble LPR is an assemblage of New York’s finest musicians. The group personifies the venue’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence.
Ensemble LPR performs an eclectic spectrum of music—from works by the finest living composers, to compelling interpretations of the standard repertoire—and collaborates with distinguished artists from classical and non-classical backgrounds: Timo Andres, Simone Dinnerstein, San Fermin, Daniel Hope, Taka Kigawa, Jennifer Koh, Mica Levi, David Longstreth (of Dirty Projectors), John Lurie, Ursula Oppens, Max Richter, André de Ridder, Christopher Rountree and Fred Sherry, to name a few.
In January 2015 Ensemble LPR made its Deutsche Grammophon debut with Follow, Poet, featuring the music of Mohammed Fairouz and the words of Seamus Heaney and John F. Kennedy. Ensemble LPR’s acclaimed Central Park performance last June, part of the 110th Anniversary of the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts.
In 2008 Le Poisson Rouge changed the classical music landscape, creating a new environment in which to experience art music. In doing so, Le Poisson Rouge expanded classical music listenership. The New York Times has heralded Le Poisson Rouge as “[a] forward-thinking venue that seeks to showcase disparate musical styles under one roof” and “[the] coolest place to hear contemporary music.” The Los Angeles Times raves, “[The] place isn’t merely cool…the venue is a downright musical marvel.” Le Poisson Rouge Co-Founder David Handler brings this same ethos to Ensemble LPR, of which he is Founding Executive & Artistic Director.