RAM 2017-18 Season announced

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


RAM 2017-2018: Random Places, Random Spaces

Random Access Music is excited to announce its 2017-2018 season, Random Places, Random Spaces, which features performances in studios, theaters, and concert halls in Queens and Manhattan. RAM will explore captivating and virtuosic music for solo instruments, chamber works for cello, piano and voice, and fresh compositions for the violin, clarinet, and piano trio genre. World premieres of RAM and guest composers will be heard alongside works from the 20th century canon performed by the RAM Players and special guests. In a new initiative, RAM is fostering relationships with institutions in Queens through educational outreach events at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and Sage Music Studios (a community music school in Long Island City), while continuing to support and promote national and international new music communities through the annual “call for scores” and presentation of the 7th Annual Queens New Music Festival. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details. We look forward to seeing you this season!


RAM Presents: Solo Expositions

Friday, January, 26, 2018, 8:00 PM, Sage Music, 44-02 23rd St #414 Long Island City, NY 11101

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 3:00 PM,The Lab at Alchemical Studios,104 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011


RAM Players Maya Bennardo (violin), Nadav Lev (guitar), and new to our roster, pianist Tristan McKay, perform virtuosic and poignant solo works. Nadav takes on David Fetherolf’s Parar la Oreja, Maya will deliver Guy Barash’s Talkback II, and Tristan serves a work by Frances White and tackles Berio’s Sequenza IV.


RAM Presents: Kate Dillingham and Friends

Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:00 PM, Sage Music, 44-02 23rd St #414 Long Island City, NY 11101 Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8:00 PM, Cary Hall at The DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St New York, NY 10018


Kate Dillingham, cellist and RAM’s Executive Director, curates this program featuring Steinway artist Susan Svrček and bass vocalist Matthew Curran as guest performers in world premieres by Chicago composer Seth Boustead, Grammy award-winner Gabriela Lena Frank with David Fetherolf, and newest RAM composer, Kamala Sankaram. Also featured on the program is Kwanju, May 1980  by Yuji Yakahashi for solo piano, and Claude Debussy’s Sonate for cello and piano. Join us for a delightful evening full of color and imagery in music composed for cello, piano, and bass voice.


RAM Presents: RAM Band Exposition at the Queens New Music Festival

Sunday, May 20, 2018, Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, Queens


In the final program of the season RAM Band Exposition, RAM coalesces into trios and duos for this program of works for clarinet, violin, and piano. Performed by the RAM Players, RAM composers Frances White, David Fetherolf, and Gilbert Galindo contribute new works to the repertoire and the winning score from the annual “call for scores” will be presented.


Save the date!


7th Annual Queens New Music Festival:

May 16-20, 2018 Secret Theatre, Main Stage 4402 23rd St Long Island City, NY 11101

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