Monday, June 21, 2010 8:05 PM

Just one more event to wrap up the 2009-2010 season, and that is next weekend’s JUNE SALON, to be held Sunday, June 27, at 3:30pm. We’ll be meeting in the Symphony Space Rehearsal Room, Broadway and 95th Street (entrance on 95th Street). Many thanks to RICHARD McCANDLESS for organizing the program:


1. Discussion of Organizational Matters and Reports

John de Clef Piñeiro, NYCC Executive Director, will bring us up to date on administrative matters. This will be his valedictory Salon as NYCC Executive Director, concluding his second two-year term. (Approx. 30 min.)

2. Audition of Members’ Works

Aleksei Stevens — “Movement for Piano” with pianist Na Rong performing. Mr. Stevens’ presentation is in response to the NYCC’s American Music Center opportunities listing.

(Approx. 7’30”)

Gene Marlow — “Bilbililos” and “Adon Olam” for saxophone, piano, bass, drums and percussion featuring composer member Gene Marlow’s “The Heritage Ensemble” in a studio recording.

(Approx. 17 min. for both pieces.)

Dana Richardson — “Dark Energy” for piano four hands featuring Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia on a CD recording.

(Approx. 7’30”)

David Picton — “Adirondack Nostalgia” for baritone voice and piano. This will be a live performance, performers to be announced.

(Approx. 3 min.)

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

3. Conclusion and Refreshments


JOSEPH PEHRSON writes, “On June 21, 2010, I will have the privilege of having my music played on a concert organized by Patrick Grant called H2Opus, part of “Make Music New York.” The time is 7-9PM and the location is Waterside Plaza, NYC, 23rd Street & the East River.” This is a FREE event and I will also be performing keyboard in all the pieces with a terrific ensemble consisting of:

Patrick Grant, – composer/keyboard/electric guitar,

Kamala Sankaram – composer/voice/accordian,

Gene Pritsker – composer/ electric guitar,

Dan Cooper – composer/electric bass,

John Ferrari – drums, marimba,

Kathleen Supove – keyboard,

Lynn Bechtold – violin and

Marija Ilic -keyboard

This should be a fun concert, right on the river with a “water based” theme. Specific information and directions can be found here on Patrick Grant’s website:

___________________ < br />JOSEPH PEHRSON and performer member CHRISTINA ASCHERfigure in our next item, in which Christina presents a recital called “Perchance to Dream” featuring John Patrick Popham on cello. “Perchance to Dream” is a program exploring dichotomous states of perception and spaces between dreams and reality and includes three world premieres.



Present music by


Sunday, June 27, 2010, 8 p.m.

Tenri Cultural Institute

43A West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

(212) 645-2800

Admission: $20 / seniors & students – $10

tickets at the door.


ROGER BLANC writes: “I’m performing an original piece of mine for electric guitar and digital piano on Sunday, June 27 at 1:00 PM at Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th Street, NYC (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) as part of the “Composer’s Voice” concert series (, Transportation – take the 6 train to 77th and Lexington, walk south and east. Please view the attachment for further details, and I hope to see you there!”


RICHARD RUSSELL will have two song cycles performed at Mannes College of Musc on June 30 at 8pm. Performer member SOFIA DIMITROVA will perform “Time is Not an Option,” the Voices Up! awarded commission recently performed at Fordham University. Sophia Munoz will be the accompanist. Also, a premiere of “Four Shakespeare Songs in Madrigal Style” will be performed by Sofia Dimitrova and mezzo Christina Goyne. Mannes is at 150 West 85 Street, and the concert is free.