Thursday, June 4, 2009 7:29 PM

Our final SUNDAY SALON of the 2008-2009 season is this Sunday, June 7 at the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza. 400 West 43, Second floor. Come join us as we wrap up another season with some special guests. (See below for the lineup.) We get started at 2pm!


Apologies to RICHARD BROOKS for the lateness of this posting, but there is still a chance to catch Part 2 of his opera, Robert and Hal, on June 21 on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. He writes: “For those residing within the metropolitan New York area I am pleased to announce that my latest opera will be broadcast by Manhattan Cable TV. This is a production staged by The Golden Fleece, Ltd, directed by Lou Rodgers, with musical director Thomas Carlo Bo, at the Stanford Meisner Theater in June 2008.”

It will be broadcast in two parts with following schedule:

Part 1: Thursday May 26, 4:30 p.m.. channel 67; Sunday May 31, 10:00 p.m., channel 56

Part 2: Thursday June 4, 5:00 p.m., channel 34; Sunday June 21, 10:30 p.m., channel 56

For those outside New York City, you may view the broadcast online at exactly the times above (EST) at


OREN FADER will offer up the American premiere of a guitar concerto composed by David Del Puerto on Friday evening, June 5 at 7:30 pm. Presented by New Paths in Music, David Alan Miller, conductor. The venue is Elebash Recital Hall at Graduate Center, City University of New York; Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, Manhattan.
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm; Friday June 5 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $20, students $10, online at or 212-868-4444

For more information: or 212-262-2509


JOSEPH PEHRSON offers a friendly reminder of the Composers Concordance concert of Wednesday, June 10, 7PM [NOTE TIME] at the Chelsea Art Museum. The museum is at 556 West 22nd St. at 11th Ave. Since the last In The Loop, there have been some “hip additions”:  for one thing VIDEO, with the remarkable Astrid Steiner. Any of you who have happened to see Astrid in conjunction with some of Gene Pritsker’s activities know what I’m talking about.  She will make the dark side of our moon glow. Also, the amazing percussionist Peter Jarvis will be on our show playing Patrick Hardish’s SONORITIES VI for solo vibraphone.  And, the incredibly versatile Michiyo Suzuki, one of the best “new music” performers around, will be performing in our own Dan Cooper’s TRIO.  Dan is also going to be coordinating the Otto Luening pieces, as a long-time Luening assistant and authority on his works.

The original Composers Concordance press release: Performing Arts at CAM presents the Composers Concordance Spring 2009 concert Wednesday, June 10, at the Chelsea Art Museum, home of the Miotte Foundation, 556 West 22nd Street at 11th Avenue. For this second concert of the 2008-2009 season, the Composers Concordance will present a program in which On the Moon and Beyond, the theme of a multi-media summer exhibition at the museum celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first human walk on the moon, will be reflected in new pieces written for flute, clarinet and piano. The program will feature new and recent works, including three world premieres, by the directors of Composers Concordance and music by Otto Luening, a composer long-associated with the organization. There will also be large-scale projections of the visuals behind the performers: Margaret Lancaster, flute/piccolo, Esther Lamneck, clarinet, Michiyo Suzuki, bass clarinet and Paul Hoffmann, piano. Compositions include Otto Luening’s Moonflight for tape-recorded flute (1968) transcribed for flute & live electronics by Dan Cooper (2009) and performed by Margaret Lancaster, Gene Pritsker’s Galileo Starry Messenger for flute, clarinet, & piano (2009) (premiere) performed by Lancaster, Lamneck and Hoffmann, Patrick Hardish’s  Meyer’s Moon Blues for solo clarinet (2009) (premiere), a tribute to composer Meyer Kupferman written for clarinetist Esther Lamneck, Dan Cooper’s Trio for flute, clarinet, & piano (2003) performed by the three players, and JOSEPH PEHRSON‘s new Lunar Tunes for flute, clarinet, & piano (2009) (premiere), also for Lancaster, Lamneck and Hoffmann. Otto Luening’s Chords at Night for solo piano (1988) played by Paul Hoffmann will conclude the moon and star-studded program. Tickets are $15/ $10 students/seniors and are available at the door on the evening of the concert.


Here is the lineup for this Sunday’s 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. 1/2 hour.)

2.  Special Presentation

Contralto Christina Ascher  will present a live performance of the following two works.  (Approx. 9 min.)

Julia Werntz (1966), “This bread I break” (1996),

from “To You Strangers” text by Dylan Thomas.

Bojidar Spassov (1949), “Vili-Samovili” (1999), after texts by W. Chlebnikov.

3.  Audition of Members’ Works

Noah Haverkamp Frere –“String Quartet” as recorded by the Portland String Quartet.  (Approx. 9 min.)

Dana Richardson — “Für Elitza” for solo piano, recorded by Elitza Harbova (Approx. 17 min.)

The remaining time will be devoted to presenting other works by members in attendance.

4.  Conclusion and Refreshments