Saturday, February 21, 2009 5:51 PM

Our next Sunday Salon is tomorrow, Sunday Feb 22 from 2-5pm 

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 2:00pm, Manhattan Plaza Ellington Room

400 West 43rd Street

All are invited! See the end of this In the Loop for the scheduled program.


February and March have been very busy months for our composers and performers. Remember that you can read back issues of In The Loop by going to the blog, There you will find an archive of published In the Loops in case you can’t quite remember where such-and-such performance is…


STEPHEN SOLOOK and TIFFANY DU MOUCHELLE, performing as Aurora Borealis, will be involved in several upcoming performances. They write:

March 3, 7pm – Instituto Cervantes (211 E. 49 St.) – Ibero-American Music Festival “Lorca in New York Revisisted” – We are a large part of this one day festival, all works we are a part of are inspired by poet Federico Garcia Lorca.  Albert Carbonell’s “Gacella’s” (World Premiere – This is only part of this Amazing 1.5 hr. work “Divan del Tamarit”),  Raphael Fusco’s “Danza da Lua en Santiago” (A georgeous gem from our repertoire), and Jorge Sosa’s “El Que se Inventa Solo” (One of our earliest commissions and partially re-orchestrated)

March 4, 8pm – The Italian Academy @ Columbia University – Lucy Shelton Recital – We are very please and honored to take the stage for our first time with legendary performer Lucy Shelton!  Ms.Shelton will be performing Berio’s “Sequenza” and “Folk Songs” with chamber ensemble. The duo will join Lucy for a performance of Karen Rehnqvist “Puksanger – Lokcrop” (Timpani Songs) composed for 2 sopranos and timpani.

March 22, (Time TBA, please check website for updates) – Garden City Concert Series (Garden City, Long Island) – Aurora Borealis and Lucy Shelton joint concert. We are very please for our return concert to Bruce Adolphe’s concert series, after a succeful concert here last season. This concert will have a repeat performance of “Puksanger – Lokcrop” and also feature a duo for Tiffany and Lucy by Dusapen.  Other rep TBA.


There is going to be one more memorial concert in New York in honor of the memory of former NYCC member TERRY WINTER OWENS. The internationally acclaimed English twin pianists Claire and Antoinette Cann are performing at the Yamaha Piano Salon, 689 Fifth Avenue, New York on Tuesday March 10th  at 7.30pm. Their virtuosic programme on 2 pianos includes Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 , Lutoslawski’s Paganini Variations, Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltzes and three works by the late distinguished New York composer, Terry Winter Owens, in whose memory this recital is given.

Tickets are $10 available from (212) 339-9995 or e-mail


Program for the February 22 Sunday Salon 

1.  Discussion of Organizational Matters and Reports

John de Clef Piñeiro, NYCC Executive Director, will bring us up to date on administrative matters.  (Approx. 30 min.) 

2.  Audition of Members’ Works

Gene Marlow – “Undiminished” for string orchestra in a Sibelius MIDI version.  (11 min.) 

Dana Richardson – “Viola Sonata No. 2, Second Mvmt.”  This recording features

violist Liuh-wen Ting and pianist Chris Oldfather.  (9 min.)

3. Special Guest Performers

Olga Subbotina – “The Flap of the Wing of a Violet Butterfly” 

for solo piano performed live by the composer.  (5 min.)

Olga Subbotina – “The Hieroglyph of a Ship” for reciter and piano. 

Set to a poem of Igor Vishnevetsky.  Olga Subbotina, piano; Igor Vishnevetsky, reciter.  Live performance (7 min.)

Arthur Lourie (1892-1966) “Formes en l’Air” for solo piano. 

A live performance by Olga Subbotina, piano.  (7 min.)

Igor Vishnevetsky will talk about his activities as a poet and his new biography of Serge Prokofiev to be published this spring.  (10 min.)

4.  Conclusion and Refreshments