Dana Richardson Concert Announcement

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:50 PM



The Chamber Music of Dana Richardson No.3 


Craig Ketter, Peter Seidenberg, Susan Fancher, Mark Engebretson & Ryan Williamson 

Sunday, October 14, 2021 at 3 PM 


The Chamber Music of Dana Richardson is characterized by a syntonal system of harmony that supports dramatic narrative and melodic lyricism. 

Performed by cellist Peter Seidenberg and Craig Ketter, the Kol Nidre Variations is informed by the spiritual power of this traditional melody. 

Currently, Peter is the cellist for the Oracle Trio, the Queen’s Chamber Band, and the New York Chamber Soloists, and has collaborated with members of the Cleveland, Tokyo, Juilliard and Emerson Quartets. 

Craig regularly joins forces with international singers and chamber groups. Venues include NPR’s Performance Today series, CBS Sunday Morning, Sirius Satellite Radio, Carnegie Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall. Craig will also perform the solo works Three Rhapsodies and Espana which exploit the piano’s extended palette of instrumental color imbued with melodic lyricism. 

Susan Fancher and Mark Engebretson will perform the Little Suite for soprano and alto saxophones, which is a light-hearted take on unrequited love. 

A much sought-after performer of new music, Susan has inspired and premiered over 100 new works for saxophone and has performed in many of the world’s leading venues including Sala São Paulo, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Vienna’s Konzerthaus. 

Mark is Professor of Composition and Electronic Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a performer, he is a member of the Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, and was for many years a member of the Vienna Saxophone Quartet. In addition to being a saxophone virtuoso who has recorded for Innova and Albany records, Mark is a composer who is a recipient of a Barlow Commission and commissions from Harvard University’s Fromm Music Foundation among others. 

Accompanied by Craig Ketter, the French Horn virtuoso Ryan Williamson will perform the Sonata for French Horn and Piano which displays the French Horn in its somewhat unusual role as chamber music solo instrument. Ryan has performed with the Montclair Orchestra, New Jersey Sinfonietta, and the Little Orchestra Society. He was formerly a member of Zephyrus Winds, winning first prize in the Wind Division of the 2017 Barnett Chamber Music Competition. 

There will be a wine and cheese reception following the concert. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 3PM 

Tenri Cultural Institute 

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


Admission: $30 

For tickets visit: or at the door.