A Christmas Gift to the Typhoon Haiyan Victims --- The Pookestra and the "Rise of the Downtown Avengers"

Dec 21, 2013 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

...tired of Christmas muzak?
...don't have a present for your friend yet?
...trying to find meaning in Christmas?

Typhoon Haiyan wiped out multiple Filipino towns and left over 2 million people in need of food and shelter. One can only imagine how their Christmas will be like this year.
For this one of a kind celebration, musicians from all corners of New York City will join forces to raise money and awareness of this tragic disaster and send out a gift to the people in need.

The Pookestra (directed by Carolin Pook) and the Downtown Avengers (curated by Fung Chern Hwei) follow the same musical vision of gathering adventurous improvisers with different musical backgrounds to create a beautifully coherent sonic experience. Every member of the Pookestra will be featured as a soloist with their favorite Christmas song, and the Downtown Avengers -as always- will take the audience on a wild journey to wherever the music leads them.

Experience the power of a Christmas song in a whole different way...
Escape from the rampant shopping crowds and bitter cold of NYC!
Buy a ticket and give it to your friend ~
…and celebrate Christmas in its true spirit

$20 (all proceeds will be donated to the victims through Mercy Corps)

8pm
- Rise of the Downtown Avengers -

Fung Chern Hwei /violin
Min Xiao-Fen / pipa
Lola Danza / voice
Gina Izzo (RighteousGIRLS) / flute
Sylvain Leroux / fula flute
Vasko Dukovski / clarinet
Shoko Nagai / piano, electronics
Satoshi Takeishi / drums,percussion
Gregor Huebner / violin
Pauline Kim Harris / violin
Conrad Harris / violin
Carolin Pook / violin
Jeremy Harman / cello
Ken Filiano / double bass
Andrea Wolper / voice
Jennifer Choi / violin
George Spanos / drums
Keaton Akins / trumpet
Tyler Gilmore / electronics
Michael Bates / double bass

9pm
- the Pookestra -
a different x-mas music

Carolin Pook / arrangments, musical direction
Fung Chern Hwei / violin
Jen Herman / viola
Brian Sanders / cello
Christof Knoche / bass clarinet, flute, harmonica
Paul Orbell / electric guitar
Craig Akin / double bass
tba / electric bass
Jeff Gretz / drums

10pm
the Pookestra and the Downtown Avengers
+special guests
…sending out a musical prayer to the Philippines

ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place

Brooklyn NY
USA

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