Volume 73, Number 43 | February 25 - March 2, 2004



COMPOSER AND SOLDIER Ezra Laderman, now 80, a Brooklyn native and one of “America’s most respected composers of symphonies, operas, chamber music and film scores. Laderman was a central figure in the U.S. Army’s musical activities, conducting and composing while serving in Germany during World War II. He is being honored at a concert at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Sun., Feb. 29 at 2:30 pm; 36 Battery Place; 212-945-0039 or www.mjhnyc.org,

CONCERTS AT ONE AT TRINITY CHURCH Dorrit Matson conducts the Scandia Symphony, performing music by Scandinavian composers. Trinity Church, Broadway and Well St. Thurs., Feb. 19 at 1. 212-602-0747.

‘LITERATE SONG WRITING AND SWEET VOCALS’ is one description for ‘Fragile Alex,’ Boston’s piano-pop band, performs at Acme Underground, 9 Great Jones St. on Fri., Feb. 13. 212-677-6963 or acmeunderground.com

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE The museum launches its Saturday evening programming with ‘Hasidic Music From The Edge: A Shabbat Shira Celebration.’ Pictured above is one of the performers, Adrienne Cooper, who sings traditional mystical Hasidic music. Sat., Feb. 7 at 8. 36 Battery Place, 212-945-0039.

Jazz series at Tribeca Performing Arts
On February 9, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College will present the Strickland twins - Marcus and EJ - in concert as part of “Jazz in Progress,” a new music series that presents jazz as interpreted by young performers. The Strickland twins are strongly influenced by hip hop, spoken word, world music and other forms and incorporate all into this three part-series that runs until May 10. Neo-soul singer Lizz Wright and avant-garde trumpeter Tom Harrell are their special guests on February 9. Shows begin each night at 7pm in Theater 2. Tickets are $10 general / $8 students & seniors. Each concert concludes with an organized jam session featuring young, emerging jazz and contemporary artists. $5 admission for jam participants. BOX OFFICE: (212) 220.1460. Located at 199 Chambers Street.

BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER presents “Kalighat” by Paul Knox about workers for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Pictured l-r, G.R. Johnson and Susham Bedi. Thru Feb. 15; 55 Lexington Ave. 646-312-4085 $19; $15 students/seniors.

LUNAR NEW YEAR celebration sponsored by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. The festival of Chinese Dance, Music and Peking Opera will be held at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Sat., Jan. 24 and Sun. Jan 25 at 2; Sat. eve Jan 24 at 7:30. $25, $20. 212-992-8484 www.ticketweb.com


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