NYCC STAR February 14 Concert

Sunday, February 8, 2009 6:43 PM


Regular listeners of WNYC can tell you they have heard mention of a certain “New York Composers Circle” lately. That’s right, we are the same one! New York Public Radio recently announced the NYCC has been selected for the monthly Salute the Arts *STAR* Initiative. See for more info.

Large congrats to our all our members, performers, and audience for supporting the NYCC and making it a success. 

And there’s no better time then now to keep the momentum going; come and hear what all the hullabaloo is about! As it happens, the NYCC’s second concert of the season is being held next Saturday, Valentine’s Day. As our Executive Director, John de Clef Piñeiro put it, “consider spending this special evening with those who are in love — with new music!”

With this concert, the NYCC presents, for the first time, works by three of our renowned Honorary Members:  Tania León, Elliott Carter and Dinu Ghezzo, as well as other works by our composer members — see program below.

This Special New York Composers Circle Valentine’s Day concert at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on 95th Street (just off Broadway), starts at 7:30 on Saturday, February 14th. (Note the early start time of 7:30pm.) Tickets are $20 and can be arranged by calling 212-864-5400. Tix also available at the door.

 Dinu Ghezzo’s Contraste

   Cesar Vuksic, piano 

Martin Halpern’s Three Later Poems of Walt Whitman

   Jim Trainor, baritone

   Victor Frost, piano

John de Clef Piñeiro’s Breaths

   Michael Laderman, flute

   Cesar Vuksic, piano

Tania León’s Love after Love

   Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano

   Steven Solook, marimba

Elliott Carter’s Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred

   Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano

   Steven Solook, marimba


Tamara Cashour’s Two Songs from “Emily Unleashed

   Ample make this bed

   Hope is the thing…

     Tamara Cashour, soprano and synthesized harp

     Margaret O’Connell, mezzo soprano

     Michael Laderman, piccolo

     Marcia Eckert, piano

Jacob Goodman’s Oui, J’aime Brahms

   Arthur Cook, cello

   Marcia Eckert, piano

Dana Dimitri Richardson’s The Dutch Muse
    I. Bathsheba: Rembrandt Van Rijn
   II. Malle Babbe: Franz Hals
  III. Girl In A Turban: Jan Vermeer

Maria Rose, piano

Richard Russell’s Violin Sonata No. 1

  Stanichka Dimitrova, violin

  Bethany Porter, piano