Announcing the 2010-21011 Concert Season

Saturday, June 5, 2010 9:04 PM

Dear NYCC Community,

This is to announce the Program Committee’s approved works for performance during the NYCC’s 2010-2011 season, it’s ninth consecutive season of public concerts.

After examining all of the works submitted for next season, the Program Committee determined that all were acceptable and suitable for performance and programming at the NYCC’s record fourth season of four public concerts.

Shown below are the final selected compositions with their instrumentations.

In all, 26 works by NYCC Composer Members, Honorary Members, and our annual Composition Competition winner, will be performed at public concerts next season, in addition to which will be other works (not yet determined), included as part of our Community Encores outreach recital series. 

This demonstrates yet again how and the extent to which the NYCC provides continuing annual opportunities for its members to have their work publicly presented.

As always, many thanks are due to our fellow members (several of them new this round) who served on the Program Committee, chaired by Honorary Member John Eaton, for performing this indispensable function for our organization. 

Yours in music,

John de Clef Piñeiro

NYCC Executive Director

Concert 1:

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010: Saint Peter’s Church, Citigroup Center

Richard Brooks  Impressions, Two Songs on poems of Oscar Wilde, for high voice and piano

Don Hagar  Four Songs Old and New, for tenor and piano

Martin Halpern  The Testament of Koheleth, for baritone and piano

Debra Kaye  Finding Accord, for piano trio

Eugene McBride  Chancy, for violin and cello

Christopher Montgomery  Grasping the Present, for unaccompanied cello

Frank Retzel  Three Songs of Seamus Heaney, for soprano and piano

Concert 2:

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011: Saint Peter’s Church, Citigroup Center

John Eaton  Piano Variations 1957

Jacob E. Goodman  Three Bagatelles, for piano

Carl Kanter  Suite for Violin and Piano

Paul Moravec  Impromptus for Piano (1999)

Dana Dimitri Richardson  Für Elitza, for piano

Concert 3:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011: Saint Peter’s Church, Citigroup Center

Brian Fennelly  Sock Monkeys, for two clarinets

Eugene Marlow Three Pieces for Woodwind Trio (fl, cl, alto sax)

Peri Mauer  Rhapsodance, for clarinet and piano

Gayther Myers  Sonata Solo, for unaccompanied bassoon

David Picton  Music for the Birds, for woodwind quintet

Richard D. Russell  Fast Tides, Slow Tides, for flute and piano

Cesar Vuksic  Tango Variations, for clarinet and piano

Concert 4:  

Saturday, June 4, 2011: Thalia Theatre (at Symphony Space)

Roger Blanc  Poem for Guitar and Harp

John Eaton  Elegy for Jane, for mezzo soprano, mandolin, guitar, and harp  (world premiere)

Hubert Howe  Timbre Study No. 7. CD (electronic) and dancer

Richard McCandless  Rivers, for two percussionists

Joseph Pehrson  Motorfogger, for electric cello

Robert S. Cohen  An Ant’s World, for 5-octave marimba

And the NYCC’s Fourth Annual Competition Winner, to be announced