Sunday, February 21, 2010 8:34 PM

Our first NYCC CONCERT of the season is upon us! February 23, 2010 at Saint Peters Church at the Citigroup Center, 8pm. Suggested donation is $20.

When Time Is Over: Four Emily Dickinson Songs by Richard D. Russell; Sofia Dimitrova, soprano; Tamara Cashour, piano

Michael’s Suite by Ezra Laderman; Michael Laderman, flute 

Vocalise by Cesar Vuksic; Sofia Dimitrova, soprano

Pollypiano, a Musical-Theatre Diorama by Tamara Cashour; Manhattan Saxophone Quartet: Dan Kochersberger, Wonki Lee, Jay Rattman, Jordan Smith; Tamara Cashour, piano

Three Nocturnes for Violin and Piano by Jacob E. Goodman; Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; Sookkyung Cho, piano

Three Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson by Martin Halpern; Dan Molkentin, tenor; Michael Laderman, flute, Cesar Vuksic, piano

Twister by Donald Hagar; Kevin Weng-Yew Mayner, double bass; Mia Elezovic, piano

The Players, four movements for violin and piano by Eugene W. McBride; Lori Miller, violin; Jim Abbott, piano

(The pieces by Mr. Goodman, Mr. Halpern, Mr. McBride, Mr. Vuksic, and Ms. Cashour are all world premieres.)

There will be a reception after the concert! Please come, join us, and say hello! 


A reminder about the scheduling change regarding our Sunday Salons! Our next meeting will be on a Saturday (not Sunday) and in a new location…Mark your calendars: Saturday, February 27th at 2:30 p.m. (until 5:30 p.m.) at the rehearsal studio of Symphony Space 95th street and Broadway. 

JOHN DE CLEF PIÑEIRO offers the following hints on finding the right room: (1) if the Symphony Space box office is open (and I presume that it would be), you can enter the Symphony Space lobby, and ask the guard there how to get to the rehearsal studio from the lobby, or (2) you can enter the first glass door down from the south west corner of Broadway and 95th street (where Symphony Space is located), which will take you to the steel stairs leading down from the street level to the actual ticket entrance (not the box office) to the Thalia’s hall. On a wall to the left of the entrance, you will see a yellow sign that says STUDIO, and just follow the signs from there.

All are invited; hope to see you in our new time and space!


If you are in Boston this week, take note: On Thursday, February 25, Charles Peltz will lead the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble in the premiere of BRIAN FENNELLY‘s The Other Side of Time, written for the ensemble last year. The approximately 13-minute single-movement piece is scored for 30 woodwind, brass, and percussion players. The free concert will be at 8 p.m. in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory, and will also include music by Christian Wolf, David Noon, and Richard Strauss. The full score with program notes is posted on Brian’s American Music Center webpage:


RICHARD BROOKS‘s Sonata for Solo Guitar will be premiered March 5 at Adelphi University (8 pm) by William Zito to whom it is dedicated.