Thrive Music Series - Preview

Thrive Music @ Jordan Faye Contemporary

We, your curators, aim to keep Baltimore large on the map of who’s who in the New Music scene. After all, why should National Sawdust and Poisson Rouge have all the fun? We seek to promote local composers and musicians as well as host great collaborators from across the country.

We want to revive the music-meets- gallery movement started by Megan Ihnen at Jordan’s original Federal Hill location called The Federal Hill Parlor Series, which inspired many offshoots including Joshua Bornfield’s War Memorial Concerts and our own James Young’s work with Occasional Symphony.

We seek to watch what happens when music and audiences collide at monthly concerts that are anything but formal. No stage will separate you from the musicians and we hope to see performers react to the work displayed on the walls, floors and ceilings around them. No barriers or categories need apply.

Meet Your Curators:

Samantha Buker is a writer-editor- cultural critic-at- large and runs 7 Veils Studio in Mt. Vernon. Her published work ranges from classical music criticism to financial journalism and has appeared in such pubs as The Daily Reckoning, City Paper, The Washington Post, What Weekly and BmoreArt. She serves on the board of directors of PostClassical Ensemble and is Vice-President of Occasional Symphony here in Bmore.

James Young is a composer and Executive Director of Occasional Symphony. He has been read and performed by groups across the US, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Talujon Percussion Quartet, Waco Symphony Orchestra, and the avant-garde performance troupe, Bonecrusher. Grown in Texas, James now resides in Baltimore, where he enjoys playing his part in the young, strong-willed arts community of the beltway. His diverse projects include collaborating with the Maryland Institute College of Art on a multimedia concert series to underscoring horror movies and videogames.

Preview our Series on Saturday, September 10th , 8:15PM

Tyrone Page kicks off the new series: Thrive Music at Jordan Faye Contemporary. Come hear masterful sax while enjoying the premier of two new solo art exhibitions as Page fills the gallery with sound. PRICE = FREE.

Joji Yuasa - Not I, but the Wind…

Joan Tower - Wings

James Young - Fluorescent Skeleton Reassembled

Tyrone Page is an accomplished, decorated graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and Baltimore School for the Arts. Page has a history exploring and performing music of our time, working closely with composers and artists in a variety of mediums. We’re excited to hear what happens when we bring James Young’s piece into Jordan Faye Block’s great Saratoga Street place.