April 2020 Meeting: Patterson/Sutton Duo

Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 7:00 PM

Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center, 311 West 43rd Street, 8th floor

Eclectic Influences: An In-Depth Look at Stephen Goss’s Park of Idols for Cello & Guitar

This lecture-recital will provide an in-depth, multi-media discussion of the eclectic influences and compositional process that shaped Stephen Goss’s Park of Idols, and an examination of the strengths of cello and guitar as chamber music partners. The musical “idols” from whom Goss drew inspiration for the work included Frank Zappa, Dmitri Shostakovich, Pat Metheney, Allan Holdsworth, and Robert Fripp. Each of the six movements pays homage to the “idols” by quoting or referencing their music. Patrick Sutton and Kimberly Patterson will explore these references by providing side-by-side comparisons, theoretical analysis, and a live performance of each movement. The set culminates in a kaleidoscopic pastiche of avant-garde rock and jazz that deftly displays the myriad stylistic capabilities of cello and guitar.

The presentation will be followed by our Open Mic. Sign up in advance to play — see the Member Events page for details. NYCCGS Member Events are free and open to all members and first-time guests.