The Folk Tune Project

New Works for Piano Trio and The Tunes That Inspired Them

Featuring Gilda Lyons&Elaine Valby, Roger Zahab, David Russell, Robert Frankenberry

 Since 2005, THE PHOENIX CONCERTS, New York's “intrepid” and "plucky Upper West Side new-music series" (The New Yorker), has commissioned, premiered, and presented over one hundred and sixty contemporary composers' works on over fifty concerts in Manhattan, Beijing, Saratoga Springs, and Seattle. In this celebratory program—commissioned to launch the series’ 10th-anniversary season—The Phoenix Concerts continues its commitment to music and to community: The Folk Tune Project pairs new works for piano trio with the traditional songs that inspired them, featuring composers Juhi Bansal, Robert Carl, Daron Hagen, Katarina Leyman, Gilda Lyons, Jorge Martín, Frank J. Oteri, Glen Roven, Dan Sonenberg, and performances by entelechron (Roger Zahab, violin; David Russell, cello; and Robert Frankenberry, piano), and vocalists Gilda Lyons & Elaine Valby. 

Red Is The Rose (traditional)

Red is the Rose (Daron Hagen)