News and Events
February 7 – Tibet House US 32nd Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating The Year of the Earth Dog, featuring Philip Glass, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Jon Batiste, Tenzin Choegyal, Stephen Colbert, Jason Isbell, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Nathaniel Rateliff, Sturgill Simpson, featuring the Scorchio Quartet and Patti Smith Band. Additional artists to be announced soon!
March 3 – Tibet House US 31st Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating The Year of the Earth Dog, featuring Philip Glass, Artistic Director, Carly Simon, Patti Smith and her Band, Techung, Devonte Hynes, Rhiannon Giddens, Angel Olsen, Stephin Merritt, Resistence Revival Chorus, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and Los Vega
Scorchio mentioned in NewYork.com “5 Intimate New York City Show Venues to Check Out”!!
When Sex and the City’s Chris Noth (and partner Steve Walter) were forced to shutter the Cutting Room after a decade-long run because of a rent hike, locals were saddened the Flatiron District lair would be no more. But its new home, in an old carpet store in the shadow of the Empire State Building, impresses with soaring ceilings, a guitar chandelier and palatial, ornate surfaces that call to mind old-timey theatres. After hearing, say, the electric-meets-jazz Scorchio Quartet or German chanteuse Olivia Trummer bang out “Nature Boy” on the piano, late-night BBQ awaits at one of the vibrant Korean joints lining the street. 44 E. 32nd St., 212-691-1900, thecuttingroomnyc.com
March 16 – Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass’s 80th Birthday featuring Philip Glass, Artistic Director, Laurie Anderson, Ben Harper, New Order’s Bernard Sumner, Tom Chapman, and Phil Cunningham, Iggy Pop, Alabama Shakes, Sufjan Stevens
Patti Smith and her Band, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith, Scorchio Quartet, Lavinia Meijer
May 19 – Scorchio Artistic Director, Martha Mooke and Beatboxing legend Rahzel collaborate on the Beats Per Revolution Residency at Symphony Space featuring the world premiere of Beats Per Revolution with an all star ensemble. Joining Scorchio will be Sexmob’s Steven Bernstein, Jaimeo Brown and Jaleel Shaw of Transcendence, jazz violinist Sara Caswell, Headbanging violinist/violist Earl Maneein, Imani Wind’s Jeff Scott, Chad Smith and Konrad Adderley of Wicked
February 22 – 26th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall. With Philip Glass, Iggy Pop, Basia Bulat, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, FKA twigs, Gogol Bordello, Sharon Jones, Lavinia Meijer, Foday Musa Suso, 7:30
March 28 – IGM celebrates the worldwide release of the new album of alternative classical music singer Radmila Lolly. The concert premieres works by New York based composer Julián de la Chica: String Quartet No.1 op.7 performed by the cutting edge Scorchio Quartet and IV Short Stories at the Standard Hotel op.6 performed by Ms. Lolly.
April 5 – Two Sides of Seidler: A Tribute by Orchestra of Our Time. Music by Alan Seidler, Frank Zappa, John Cage, Gregory Aslani, David Sherr, and more. Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space. 8:00 p.m. 2537 Broadway @ 95th Street, 212-864-5400
October 23 – Madison Square Garden with Blur, NYC
Fall 2015 – Recording with composer/guitarist David Torn for upcoming ECM release
August 27 – Performance demonstrating Yamaha’s Active Field Control audio system. The Manhattan Center, NYC
March 5 – 25th Annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall. With Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Tenzin Choegyal, Sturgill Simpson, The Flaming Lips, Debbie Harry, Blood Orange, NYC
June 5 – The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
June 6 – Governors Ball Music Festival (Randall’s Island, NYC)
June 14 – Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (Manchester, TN)
April 17 – TriBeCa Film Festival event with Damon Albarn. The Highline Ballroom. NYC.
Mar 11 – Annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall With Philip Glass, The National’s Matt Berninger, Bryce Dessner and Aaron Dessner, Nico Muhly, New Order, Iggy Pop, Robert Randolph, Patti Smith and her Band, Techung and Mike Garry, Jesse Smith and Eric Hoegemeyer, The Scorchio Quartet and invocation by the Drepung Gomang Monks. Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Ave, NYC.
Feb 24 – Scorchio Quartet w/ Special Guests: Rahzel, Earl Rose, Richard Sussman and Alicia Svigals
Scorchio’s latest and most eclectic collaboration to date brings to life new works by Beatboxing sensation Rahzel, electric tinged jazz pianist/composer Richard Sussman,
Emmy Award-winning composer Earl Rose, Klezmer Violinist Alicia Svigals and Scorchio founder/electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke. The Cutting Room. 44 E. 32nd St., NYC.
Remembering David Bowie
Scorchio’s very first performance was with David Bowie at the 2001 Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall. That same year we were privileged to spend many hours in the studio with David and producer Tony Visconti laying down string tracks for his 2002 release “Heathen”. We had the honor of performing with David again at the 2002 and 2003 benefits and will always remember his incredible talent, generosity and creativity.