Performance Saturday, March 24, 2012 | 8 PM

The Kitchen: Instrumentals II

The Kitchen
Arthur Russell's Instrumentals and Mary Halvorson’s Septet Nos. 30–33
This double-bill begins with a new septet by Brooklyn-based guitarist Mary Halvorson, who effortlessly connects jazz, pop, and experimental strategies. Concluding the concert is a performance of Instrumentals by the late Arthur Russell, former music director of The Kitchen and protean composer who moved freely between avant-garde composition, traditional songwriting, and commercial disco. Originally performed at The Kitchen in 1975, Instrumentals is given a new reading, directed by composer Peter Gordon, who was a friend and collaborator of Russell’s.

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

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  • Mary Halvorson Septet
    ·· Kirk Knuffke, Cornet
    ·· Greg Ward, Alto Saxophone
    ·· Ingrid Laubrock, Tenor Saxophone
    ·· Jacob Garchik, Trombone
    ·· Mary Halvorson, Guitar
    ·· John Hebert, Bass
    ·· Tom Rainey, Drums
  • Instrumentals Ensemble
    ·· Ernie Brooks, Bass Guitar
    ·· Peter Gordon, Saxophones and Organ
    ·· Katie Porter, Bass Clarinet
    ·· Bill Ruyle, Mallets and Percussion
    ·· Elio Villafranca, Piano
    ·· Alex Waterman, Cello
    ·· Peter Zummo, Trombone
  • Peter Gordon, Musical Director
  • Nick Hallett, Curator
Presented by The Kitchen.

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