Wednesday, March 7, 2007 2:56 PM

Looking ahead to the rest of March…

On March 18 we’ll have our monthly Salon at the Ellington Room in Manhattan Plaza. (And while you have your calendar out, add April 22, also at the Ellington Room.) We meet from 2-5pm.

On March 29 we’ll have a Recorded Reading session at Frank and Camille’s Fine Pianos, 29 West 57th Street, second floor, from 6:30-8:30. Composers being performed are KEVIN McCARTER, JACOB GOODMAN, GENE MARLOW and RICHARD RUSSELL

(We’ll have another Recorded Reading on April 19 — members: if you want to have a piece read, please contact Rich Russell at


The aforementioned GENE MARLOW, NYCC Director/Media Relations and Membership Coordinator, asks if any NYCC member or a friend of a member would be interested in writing three short poems (8-12 lines each) that would accompany the three pieces for flute/alto flute he is currently revising. The umbrella title of the three pieces is “Chansons Pour Une Poetess.” 

His concept is that each poem would be read prior to the playing of each of the three pieces in performance. The three pieces are called “Lyric Glances,” “Poignant Touch,” and “Dance.” In total the three pieces run about 10 minutes. “Lyric Glances” is very neo-Romantic in tone. “Poignant Touch” is written in whole tone primarily, and “Dance” is quite up-tempo. All three pieces will be read at the NYCC reading at Frank and Camille’s on March 29. Mary Barto is one of the players.

Any takers? You can contact Gene at


Friend of the NYCC cellist MADELEINE SHAPIRO writes in with a concert that will be of interest to new music audiences: ModernWorks in collaboration with the Electronic Music Foundation will present a concert Tuesday, March 13th at 8:00 PM. The venue is Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South. The concert is being called WILD AND WIRED! and features works for violin, cello, accordion and dancer, featuring both taped and interactive electronics and video.

The pieces and composers are: 

Anthony Cornicello, Spiral Jetty-world premiere-Meet the Composer Commission; Judith Shatin, El Grito Del Corazon- inspired by Goya’s Black paintings; and the moving and mystical Silenzio by Sofia Gubaidulina. Plus, Burton Beerman’s work for cello, computer electronics, dancer and video, “A Still, Small Voice;” and “Many Times Madeleine” by EMF founder Joel Chadabe.

Performers are Madeleine Shapiro, director/cello, Airi Yoshioka, violin, William Schimmel, accordion and Celeste Haraszti, dancer.

For more information plus detailed program notes visit: