Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving to charitable causes. In uncertain times like these we can rely on the Arts to rekindle our hope and to keep the light on in the darkness. Producing a full series of inspiring and thought provoking new music concerts every season, New York Composers Circle has kept the creative fire burning for over 20 years. This year, please consider a gift to New York Composers Circle in your charitable giving.

New York Composers Circle depends on ticket sales, small grants from charitable organizations, and gifts from generous patrons like you. We are a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit and all donations are 100% tax deductible. Click on the big blue below to become a Friend of NEW YORK COMPOSERS CIRCLE and make a tax-deductible gift today.

Upcoming Events:

  • Salon #4: Sunday, December 17, 2023, 2:00-5:00 PM — This is a VIRTUAL event only available via ZOOM. Presentations by member composers. A link to join the call will be published the week of the event.

  • Monday, December 18, 7:00 PMMOMENTS IN AND OUT OF NATURE, Marc A. Scorca Hall of the National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, New York, New York. Music by Scott D. Miller, Cameron Wentz, Hubert Howe, John Wineglass, Simona Smirnova, Galen Brown, Dary John Mizelle, and Linda Marcel. Click HERE to see the program. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by clicking HERE.

New York Composers Circle depends solely on ticket sales, small grants from charitable organizations, and gifts from generous patrons such as you for our survival. We kindly ask that you consider helping us reach our goals for the season by making a contribution to the NEW YORK COMPOSERS CIRCLE General Fund. If you have enjoyed our concerts and want to see them continue, please consider a donation today. Every gift, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. New York Composers Circle is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization, and all donations are 100% tax deductible. Click the big blue button below to make your gift and become a Friend of NEW YORK COMPOSERS CIRCLE today.


We would like to welcome the following composers as new members of the New York Composers Circle. Each brings a diverse background of experiences and musical eclectic to our ever-evolving roster of composers, which now stands at 63 members.

Galen Brown, Judith Lynn Stillman, Peter Traunmueller, Los Angeles-based John Wineglass, and Yotam Ishay.

Also new to the ranks by way of complimentary one-year membership are 2023 Honorary Mentions in the John Eaton Memorial Competition Kurt Nelson and Sami Seif, and 2023 Winner of the John Eaton Memorial Competition Will Stackpole.

Welcome to the Circle.

Galen Brown

Judith Lynn Stillman

Peter Traunmueller

John Wineglass

Kurt C. Nelson

Sami Seif

Will Stackpole

Yotam Ishay


Tania León, the 78-year-old Cuban-born composer, won the Pulitzer Prize in Music on Friday for her orchestral work Stride. The Pulitzer jury described the 15-minute piece as a "musical journey full of surprise, with powerful brass and rhythmic motifs that incorporate Black music traditions from the U.S. and the Caribbean into a Western orchestral fabric." The two other finalists were Place, by Ted Hearne and Data Lordsby Maria Schneider, both recordings. 

Stride received its world premiere by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center Feb. 13, 2020. The music was born out of Project 19, an ambitious commissioning program where 19 women composers were chosen to write music to mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. León's inspiration was Susan B. Anthony, the women's rights activist and a prominent leader in the suffrage movement.

Reached by telephone Friday afternoon at her home in Nyack, N.Y., León said she was the first musician in her poor Havana family. Her success was a dream of her mother and, especially, her grandmother, who suspected that she was interested in music. "They created a dream and I grabbed the dream and went into the world, and here I am," León said.

Continue reading at NPR . . .  

Archives of Past Performances

We have meticulously documented past performances of New York Composers Circle through videos and photographs. To watch videos of past performances, please click the YouTube button below where you will find videos of every concert dating back to the 2013-2014 Concert Season, as well as special video performances such as The Dreamflower Sessions that stemmed from the recent lockdowns that precluded our ability to host live concert events. To view our photo gallery such as those at right, please click the Photo Gallery button below.

YouTube Videos

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