Arda Cabaoglu, DMA

Performer, Educator, Scholar of Music & The Trumpet

8:00 PM20:00

Poulenc Gloria & Organ Concerto


Poulenc Gloria & Organ Concerto
Time: Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 pm
Location: Church  of St. Ignatius Loyola

Francis Poulenc (1888-1963)
Mass in G Major, FP 89
Concerto for organ, strings and timpani, FP 93
Gloria, FP 177

Choir and Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola
K. Scott Warren, conductor
Renée Anne Louprette, organ
Wendy Baker, soprano

Hailed by the New York Timesas “a finely polished, stylistically nimble ensemble,” the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola is comprised of New York’s finest professional choral singers. The Choir’s “tremendous expressive and dynamic range” and “remarkable vocal discipline and finesse” (the New York Times) is featured in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series, now in its 27th season. Each member is a soloist in his or her own right in a variety of genres including early music, opera, oratorio and contemporary repertoire. The core group of 20 members sings a demanding schedule of weekly parish worship services in a wide range of repertoire, with particular emphasis on new works, the sacred Renaissance repertoire, and Gregorian chant. The Choir may be heard on recordings for the MSR Classics and AMDG labels. In March 2006, the Choir was invited as the headline chorus at the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association convention in St. Louis, Missouri. In April 2009, the Choir performed in the opening festival of radio station WNYC’s new Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, on a concert bill with René Pape, John Zorn, Ute Lemper, and Nico Muhly. The Orchestra of St. Ignatius Loyola, lauded by the New York Times for their “lean, taut and fiery playing,” participates in the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space concert series and enhances a number of parish worship services throughout the year. Members are drawn from among New York City’s most talented and stylistically versatile freelance musicians and have often been heard in the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the orchestras of the New York City Opera and New York City Ballet, and various period-instrument orchestras.

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New York Times review the concert:

I haven’t encountered much Poulenc in recent years, except for the farcical opera “Les Mamelles de Tiresias,” heard twice: at Tanglewood in 1997 and at the Juilliard School in 2015. I can’t say that I thought a lot about what I was missing, but I was forcibly reminded on Wednesday evening, by Sacred Music in a Sacred Space’s Poulenc program at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, just how delightful his best works are. René Anne Louprette played the Organ Concerto beautifully, and K. Scott Warren conducted St. Ignatius choirs in Poulenc’s crowning Gloria, with Wendy Baker as an excellent soprano soloist. The Gloria is heard here on YouTube, with Georges Prêtre conducting French forces.

 Trumpet Section after the concert. With Thomas Verchot and Chris Coletti

Trumpet Section after the concert. With Thomas Verchot and Chris Coletti

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7:30 PM19:30

MOD BRASS plays Högberg, Rautavaara, Prillaman, Theo Chandler


The culminating piece we have on the program is "Playgrounds for Angels" by Einojuhani Rautavaara, who died recently in July of 2016. The angels in this piece are not cherubic or happy, but terrifying apparitions: “Again and again in my dreams, an enormous, grey, powerful, silent creature would approach me and clasp me in its arms so I feared its mighty presence would suffocate me. I struggled for dear life… until I awoke. The figure came back night after night, and I spent the days fearing its return. Finally, after dozens of these battles, I learned to surrender, to become part of it.” 

The piece we paired with the Rautavaara is a Quintet by the Swedish composer Fredrik Högberg titled "Melancholy Tango for Five Brass Players and their Voices". This piece compliments the sound world of the Rautavaara and employs a lot of similar techniques. 

The third component for our program is two commissioned works by Nathan Prillaman and Theo Chandler's "Ceremonial Music" for brass ensemble.

Jesse Brault, conductor
Church of the Blessed Sacrament on 71st between Broadway and Columbus

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MOD Brass is not the status quo
We seek out the new
We exist to solve a problem
To challenge assumptions and change stereotypes about brass
To make a contribution
We have a modular brass instrumentation
We perform modern music
By composers of our time
For people who crave new sounds
MOD Brass is an ensemble for the present

MOD Brass would like to invite you to attend our launch concert!

The central work for the program is Einojuhani Rautavaara's "Playgrounds for Angels". Rautavaara's angels are not winged cherubs, but terrifying apparitions. “Again and again in my dreams, an enormous, grey, powerful, silent creature would approach me and clasp me in its arms so I feared its mighty presence would suffocate me. I struggled for dear life… until I awoke. The figure came back night after night, and I spent the days fearing its return. Finally, after dozens of these battles, I learned to surrender, to become part of it.” 

Rautavaara's work will be paired with Fredrik Högbergs "Melancholy Tango for Five Brass Players and Their Voices". This piece is the tango infused with a more melancholy Scandinavian spirit. Högberg utilizes vocalization to create a deeper dimension to his sound world and to highlight the vocal quality of brass.

We are incredibly excited to feature premieres of works by Nathan Prillaman and Theo Chandler. Nathan's piece is scored for brass and electronics, and Theo's piece "Ceremonial Music" is scored for brass choir. 

Featuring the following brilliant musicians:

Conducted by Jesse Brault

Brian Olson
Sam Wells
Arda Cabaoglu
Andrew Jeng

Oliver Barrett
Stephen Whimple
Ricardo Pedrares
Aaron Albert

Eric Huckins

Jay Uschold

$10 for students

Banner graphic designed by Ava Barrett

 After the World Premieres of composer Nathan Prillaman's works

After the World Premieres of composer Nathan Prillaman's works

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8:00 PM20:00

Carnegie Hall: 2 World Premieres with Oratorio Society of New York


Kent Tritle conducts two timely world premieres. Sanctuary Road, by Pulitzer Prize-winners Paul Moravec (music) and Mark Campbell (text), tells of journeys toward freedom on the Underground Railroad led by William Still, an African American abolitionist. We Are One by Juilliard professor Behzad Ranjbaran presents texts from different periods, cultures, and languages, reflecting on the human desire for mutual respect and peace. Together, these pieces seek to encourage us to hope that human dignity will prevail.

ratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Laquita Mitchell, Soprano
Raehann Bryce-Davis, Mezzo-Soprano
Joshua Blue, Tenor
Malcolm Merriweather, Baritone
Dashon Burton, Bass-Baritone
Orchestra of the Society


PAUL MORAVEC / MARK CAMPBELL Sanctuary Road: An Oratorio Based on the Writings of William Still, a Conductor for the Underground Railroad (World Premiere)

BEHZAD RANJBARAN We Are One(World Premiere)

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Concert Review Click HERE

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8:00 PM20:00

Ensemble Échappé: SOLO


Join Ensemble Échappé at Saint Peter's Church for a captivating program of concertos and world premieres co-presented by Lex54 Concerts. Guest soloist Miranda Cuckson will give the NY premiere of Michael Hersch's Violin Concerto, Vasko Dukovski will premiere Jonathan Dawe's new clarinet concert, and the ensemble will join together to give the premiere of EÉ commissioned sinfonietta Snowlight by Phil Taylor and the NY premiere of Nina C. Young's Vestigia Flammae.

DAWE - Astounding Angels - (soloist Vasko Dukovski), world premiere
YOUNG - Vestigia Flammae - NY premiere
TAYLOR - Snowlight - world premiere
HERSCH - Violin Concerto - (soloist Miranda Cuckson), NY premiere

Stick around after the concert for a post-concert discussion with the soloists, composers, and conductor Jeffrey Milarsky.

Tickets (Suggested Donation): 
$25 / $15 students (at the door)
$20 / $10 students (advanced sale 04/18/18)
Follow ticket link below.

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8:00 PM20:00

Talea in New York: Saunders, Bryan*, Dulaney* *World Premiere

Talea in New York: Saunders, Bryan, Dulaney


Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m.


 ----> Rebecca Saunders: Fury II (2009) 12’

solo double bass, accordion, clarinet, cello, piano, percussion, conductor

----> Courtney Bryan: Thicket (2018) 10’

flute, clarinet, violin, cello, conductor


----> Max Dulaney: Already Root, a one-act opera (2018) 30-35’

Soprano solo, tenor solo, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, conductor


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9:00 AM09:00

at Cathedral of St.John the Divine New York City

Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music & Organist

Music for Brass Quintet, Timpani, Choir, and Organ

-Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612) Canzona Prima a 5 & Canzona per sonare
-Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Messe Solennelle, Op.16
-Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
adapt. and arr. William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
-Jean Langlais (1907-1991), Laudate Dominum de cælis (Psaume solennel No.3)
-Ellacombe, melody from Gesangbuch...der Herzogl. Wirtembergischen katolishen Hofkapelle, 1784

Harold Friedell (1905-1958) Magnificat and Nunc dimittis; hymns

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7:30 PM19:30

Music of David Sampson with Jonathan Heim @ CUNY New York City

Jonathan Heim Trumpet Recital
Music of David Sampson
Breakaway for Two Trumpets and Electronic by David Sampson
Commissioned by Raymond Mase
Dedicated to Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb
with Jonathan Heim, trumpet


The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

Elebash Recital Hall

March 12, 2017: 7:30 PM

(212) 817-8590


 Photo after the concert with David Sampson (composer), Professor Raymond Mase, Jonathan Heim. 

Photo after the concert with David Sampson (composer), Professor Raymond Mase, Jonathan Heim. 




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8:00 PM20:00

New Levant Initiative presents A World Premiere: Ibrahim Maalouf's Levantine Symphony No. 1

This unique piece was commissioned by The New Levant Initiative and combines Ibrahim Maalouf Band, Levantine Trumpet Section, The Free Spirit Symphony Orchestra (Members of Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra)  and The National Children's Chorus of the United States. 

Our Levantine Trumpet Section will continue working with Mr.Ibrahim Maalouf for future projects.

New Levant Initiative presents A World Premiere: Ibrahim Maalouf's Levantine Symphony No. 1

Thursday, March 1, 2018 8:00 PM

The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

The New Levant Initiative is honored to present distinguished trumpeter and composer Ibrahim Maalouf in the world premiere of his impassioned composition, Levantine Symphony No. 1.

New Levant Initiative presents A World Premiere
Ibrahim Maalouf's Levantine Symphony No. 1

Heralded by the New York Times as a “virtuoso of the quarter-tone trumpet,” Maalouf gracefully marries musical traditions from his native Lebanon and his adopted France, blending Levantine melodies with modern jazz improvisations. In 2016, he performed at Lincoln Center, alongside pianist Frank Woeste, saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Clarence Penn, in an unforgettable tribute to Oum Kalthoum, the legendary Egyptian vocalist.

New Levant Initiative commissioned Levantine Symphony No. 1 to celebrate the vibrant and shared identity of the Levant. Maalouf describes this musical composition as an ode to the Levant. Built as a hymn of sorts—both delicate and powerful, both Near Eastern and influenced by the West—it seeks to link all of the Levantine cultures in their commonalities and modern spirits. There is a global culture which the Levant recognizes, embraces, and interacts with. And so, this contemporary symphony is rooted both in tradition—in classicism and the values that shape its identity—and in modernity, in the popular cultures of our age that are universal.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, in the midst of the Lebanese Civil War in 1980, Ibrahim Maalouf has today emerged as the most popular instrumentalist in France, and his work has been recognized for over ten years. Trained by his father in both traditional Arab music and western classical music, he was the winner of major international classical trumpet competitions (in the U.S., Hungary, France, Finland, among other countries), embarking on an inspiring career as a classical music soloist at the age of twenty. Today, Maalouf works with world-renowned orchestras, children's choirs, and other groups at the highest level of musical excellence and creativity.

Performance Timing: Approximately 1 hour, with no intermission.


 right to left: Arda Cabaoglu, Jonathan Heim, Alejandro Lopez, Ibrahim Maalouf, and Sam Jones

right to left: Arda Cabaoglu, Jonathan Heim, Alejandro Lopez, Ibrahim Maalouf, and Sam Jones

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12:00 PM12:00

Music for Autism at YM- YWHA Central Queens, NY

Arda joins The Brooklyn Brass as a guest musician.

 October 29, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dedicated to the performance and advancement of contemporary music and art with a decidedly Brooklyn flare, The Brooklyn Brass Quintet is a collective of five of New York City’s most virtuosic brass-playing contemporary music interpreters.

Music for Autism concerts are fully subsidized and free for individuals with autism and their family members, but RSVP’s are essential. Please RSVP under the “Concert Calendar” on (preferred) or by calling (877) 863-7473.

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10:00 AM10:00

Upper East Side Music Studio Opens

UES Music Studio serves the community in New York City as a private music lesson studio. UES Music Studio offers individuals private music lessons.
UES Music Studio offers beginner to advanced music lessons designed specially for the needs of the individuals of all ages.

Founded by Arda CabaogluDMA (Doctor of Musical Arts), an international trumpeter, educator, scholar, entrepreneur,
and also a Faculty Member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

As a multiple award winning performer, Arda Cabaoglu also holds the highest degrees in music from the top institutions in the world

Doctor of Musical Arts - Eastman School of Music New York, USA
Master of Music - Malmö Academy of Music Malmö, SWEDEN

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8:00 PM20:00

"Time After Time" - Ensemble Échappé

"Time After Time"

8:00 PM | Wednesday, May 3, 2017

DiMenna Center for Classical Music - Cary Hall

633 W 155th St, New York, NY 10032



Matthew RICKETTS Burrowed Time (US premiere)

Nina YOUNG EarPlay (world premiere, ft. Jocelin Pan, viola)

Eric GUINIVAN Pocket Concerto

Fred LERDAHL Time After Time

For more Information:

$25 / $15 students (at the door)
$20 / $10 students (advanced sale 5/2/17)


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11:00 AM11:00

Jury Member - National Trumpet Competition

Lions Musikpreise 2017
European Musical Competition
Competition for National Winner at Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall
Ankara, Turkey

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11:00 AM11:00

Easter Service at Cathedral of St.John the Divine New York City

Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music & Organist

Festal Eucharist of Easter Day

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017
11 AM – 1 PM

The Cathedral will be brimming, as we sing together great hymns for Easter with glorious brass accompaniment. The Cathedral Choirs sing and The Bishop of New York preaches.

Music by G.Gabrieli, K.Tritle, W.Williams, F.Peeters, and many more. 

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to Mar 5

Scope Art Show - New York City

Arda Cabaoglu is also a director at Art Projects by Cagla Cabaoglu Gallery. The next show will take place at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City to be held March 02-05, 2017. This project is called "Istanbul Cabinet of Curiosities, an installation comprising the works of 32 contemporary artists.

Istanbul‘s Cabinet of Curiosities




   Held for the 17th time this year, the Scope New York Art Show will be held at the Chelsea, Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, in which 60 international galleries participate. Cagla Cabaoglu Gallery will be participating in the Scope New York Art Show with "Istanbul's Cabinet of Curiosities". 

     Following The Scope Art Show in Miami, Cagla Cabaoglu Gallery, active in Istanbul for 17 years, is introducing its mural collage installation in New York City. This installation is composed of multidisciplinary works inspired by the city, emerging from the cultural layers of Istanbul under the concept entitled “Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities” can be seen at The Scope New York Art Show between March 02 – 05, 2017.

    The concept behind “Istanbul‘s Cabinet of Curiosities”* at the same time suggests intercultural dialogue and transitivity.

    Objects carried to Istanbul, the Mediterranean, and South America via trade routes of the Phoenicians can also serve as indicators of a process discovering common grounds dating back in time and hinting at dialogue diversities.

    “Cabinet of Curiosities” originating with the impetus of the Renaissance, initially brought together items which were discrepant, amazing and heterodox. From there, the eclectic structure posed within framework of a homogeneous universe is reintroduced, ranging from individual items in a collection to the idea and concept of a museum.

   Cabinet of Curiosities is a symbol of curiosity, research & inquiry, propagating knowledge, and new perspectives. In addition to being a symbolic conveyance of the personal universe, it also transforms whatever belongs to the culture and accumulation of humanity.

  The project involves 32 participating artists from different generations and at the same time attempts to attract attention to Istanbul’s semi-centennial artistic creation through exhibition of these artists.  

   “Istanbul’s Cabinet of Curiosities” combines works of a very select group of artists and sets sail on a new odyssey in pursuit of the historic accumulation. The project follows in the footsteps of civilizations originating from the time of the Phoenicians, and brings talented artists from Istanbul together in the 21st century. By bringing together the time-integrated works of those artists with the mutual language of the greater global terrain.

Artists whose works are included in the project:



For further information;


Abdi İpekçi Cad. Lalezar Apt.  

(Kat: 2) No: 49/8 Teşvikiye/İstanbul - Turkey

T: +90 212 291 37 91

Fax: +90 212 291 37 90



*Please click for the publication link of Miami project

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to Jul 14

SoundSCAPE Festival Italian Alps - Maccagno, Italy 

Featured Repertoire to be performed at festival, with links:
Franco Donatoni, De Près
Gérard Grisey, Vortex Temporum I
Oliver Knussen, Songs without Voices
György Ligeti, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Silvestre Revueltas, Sensemayá
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Diaries
Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Comala

soundSCAPE facilitates the flowering of new music and the exchange of ideas and culture between musicians of tomorrow’s generation. Each summer in idyllic Maccagno, Italy, soundSCAPE attracts composers and performers from around the world for two weeks of concerts, lectures, master classes and workshops. The essence of the festival is process and collaboration – soundSCAPE has been the starting point for new music initiatives that have flourished long beyond the festival, all around the globe. We approach all music with open ears and a passion for making your voice heard… please join us for a celebration of new music in 2016!

Established in 2005, soundSCAPE is directed by Nathanael May.

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2:00 PM14:00

Lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology

Arda Cabaoglu will present a lecture to Rochester Institute of Technology students on the history of sacred and secular music in the Middle East (Persian/Iranian, Turkish, and Arabic) and its adaptation to today's global world. 

This lecture will also include a demonstration of the concept and purpose of Mr.Cabaoglu's newly design quarter-tone modern trumpet, a modern instrument design that can serve musics of both Western and Middle Eastern as well as the music of the past, and the future. 

 Aşık Veysel (1894-1973) 

Aşık Veysel (1894-1973) 

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3:00 PM15:00

Aristéa Mellos Presser Award Concert: The Ritsos Project

 The Ritsos Project is a festival founded in 2014 that seeks to engage meaningfully with the local community of Samos, Greece, by staging a series of free music recitals, collaborative performances, and outreach and education events. The festival takes its name from the famed poet and social activist Yiannis Ritsos, a long time resident of Karlovasi, Samos. In celebrating Ritsos’s artistic legacy, The Ritsos Project seeks to provide greater access to live classical music, and it serves as a spring-board for the creation of new works of art by uniting artists from all disciplines to work together.

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