The quartet recently traveled to Saranac, NY for a recording session and retreat at Hill and Hollow Music. After three intense days of 6-hour recording sessions, we successfully recorded 6 pieces which we hope to release soon. Two days after the recording session was done, we also performed a concert of some of the works
The Guidonian Hand welcomes trombonist Matt Melore as the newest member of the quartet. Matt is a busy freelancer in New York City and has performed with the Hand frequently during the past several years as a guest. We are thrilled to have him onboard as we move forward with some new and exciting projects.
In early November we performed for the Music for Autism Program at the Central Queens Y in Forrest Hills, NY. Joined by an audience of all ages, we played an interactive concert for autistic children, adults, and their families.
We are happy to have participated in the Northern Manhattan Alliance’s Uptown Arts Stroll. The stroll is an annual event featuring artists and musicians from Washington Heights and Inwood (the northern most neighborhoods of Manhattan). It is great to be part of such a vibrant community and it was nice to be able to walk to
At the end of May we were part of an amazing show presented by MADArt Creative at the Flamboyán Theater, CSV Cultural Center on New York’s lower east side. It was a multimedia event joining music, dance, and painting. The result was irresistible. Choreographer Lauren Camp created this video.
From MADArt’s website: Change is the essential process of all life forms. Inspired by the morphing nature of the waterfront, MADArt director Santino Lo built a water installation with ultraviolet light and fluorescent enhanced water. Based on the installation, resident choreographer Lauren Camp creates a dance piece with 6 dancers with music performed by America’s
We have three new dates in NYC this month full of premieres and our other favorite works, come out to one, two or all three! Each concert will be a unique program so we’d love to see you out there! August 12, 3pm: “Concerts on the Slope presents the Guidonian Hand” – St John’s Episcopal
Great news! We are honored to announce that we are the recipients of a 2012 Chamber Music America Grant for their Classical Commissioning Program! We were one of 13 ensembles chosen out of 102 and will be commissioning the supremely talented Minnesota composer Mary-Ellen Childs to write a piece for trombone quartet and amplified violin to
In our continuing efforts to expand the repertoire for trombone quartet, we are excited to announce that Alex Weiser will join Jeremy Howard Beck as Composer-in-Residence for the 2012-13 Season. The Hand will premiere the first movement of Alex’s quartet this August and the rest of the work will be premiered in installments throughout the course of the coming season. You
We were overwhelmed by the Twitter response to our performance at the Bang on a Can Marathon! Here are some highlights: River To River @R2RFestival Jeremy Howard Beck’s triumphant piece “Awakening” has the audience spellbound. Epic trombones! http://pic.twitter.com/rrJHzzWQ Rob Deemer @robdeemer I loves me some trombone quartet – esp. Jeremy Beck’s “Awakening” performed by Guidonian Hand. Piece kicked my ass mightily…#marathon2012