Tuesday, May 6, 2008 5:01 PM

GENE MCBRIDE is stage managing the following production, and wants to pass it along to In The Loop readers. He reports last Sunday’s performance was excellent and strongly recommends the program.

Yom Hashoah |Holocaust Remembrance Program
Waltz for a Shattered World (1990) | Wednesday May 7 @ 8 pm
Sasha Spielvogel’s Labyrinth Dance Theater
“Avishai Ya’ar,” Composer: David Majzlin Orchestrator
Downtown Chamber Players conducted by Mimi Stern-Wolfe
Michael Cohen: From The Wall (N.Y. Premiere)
Roz Woll, mezzo–soprano; & the Downtown Chamber Trio
Leo Smit (1900-1944): Sextet for winds and piano; Dutch-Jewish composer who perished in Sobibor.
John Williams: Theme from “Schindler’s List” for Violin with piano, Galina Heifetz, violin

Suggested Donation $10-$20

info: or 212 477 1594

Downtown Music Productions, Mimi Stern-Wolfe, artistic director
East Village Concert Series |St Marks in the Bowery 10th street (near 2nd Ave.)
Downtown Chamber Players: Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; David Hopkins, clarinet; Jeffrey
Hale, oboe; Atsuko Sato, bassoon; Joseph Trent, flute; Daniel Barrett, cello; Rachel Golub,
violin; Elizabeth Rodgers, piano; Sam Lazzara, percussion; Mimi Stern-Wolfe, conductor


DON HAGAR is producing the following concert and can offer a $5 admission charge to NYCC Members. And hey, he has a piece scheduled on the program, as well! Here’s the press release…

Boston’s newest contemporary chamber group Xanthos Ensemble brings a riveting program of chamber works to New York, presenting a concert at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery on Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 (students and seniors $10).

Xanthos Ensemble, currently Ensemble in Residence at The Boston Conservatory, will perform a program to include Charles Wuorinen’s New York Notes, Pierre Boulez’s Dérive, and Mario Davidovsky’s Flashbacks, and world premiere of Three Nature Songs by Ohio native Daniel Knaggs, student of Bright Sheng. Also included on the program will be works by Brooklyn resident DONALD HAGAR and Canadian composer and flutist Derek Charke.

The seven core members of the Xanthos Ensemble will be joined by special guests, Jeffrey Means, conductor, Chi-Ju Juliet Lai, clarinet, and Leo Eguchi, cello. Currently in its third year of performing, the ensemble has championed the works of American composers and premiered  dozens of pieces. This appearance marks the Xanthos Ensemble’s second New York City performance,with the first being at St. Marks Church during the 2006-2007, in collaboration with the Boston-based Composers in Red Sneakers. The Xanthos Ensemble is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary chamber music, through the exposure of new music repertoire to new audiences in the Boston area, throughout the country, and abroad. Its mission has grown from the belief that the inspiration and knowledge of contemporary music in the community at large will increase the awareness and educational benefits of new music for our musical
culture, and for our society as a whole.