In The Loop, March 16, 2007

Come sunshine or snow, our next monthly Salon is this Sunday, March 18 from 2-5pm at the Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza 400 West 43 Street. Enter at Ninth Avenue, head up to the second floor.
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We are a busy bunch of spring composers, so now, on with the concert announcements! (I’m pretty sure I’ve got these in chronological order…)
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NYCC guitarist OREN FADER‘s new music ensemble, Glass Farm, presents “Serenade for a Satellite,” with Taimur Sullivan, saxophone, Oren Fader, el.guitar, Matthew Gold, percussion, and Yvonne Troxler, piano. The date is this Saturday, March 17, 8pm, at the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 A West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Suggested donation $15. Composers on the bill include Maderna, Veldhuis, Fankhauser, Latham, and Hoffman. For more information go to www.glassfarm.org, (212)244-6422, glassfarm@yahoo.com

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NYCC violinist ANA MILOSAVLJEVIC performs with Numinous+ on March 20,
at 8:00 pm, at Makor, 35 West 67th Street. Tickets are $15 at the door. More info at www.numinousmusic.com and www.ana-violin.com

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Several NYCC folks heard RICHARD RUSSELL‘s Three Elegies at the Thalia last Friday evening. The performers, NYCC percussionist STEPHEN SOLOOK and soprano Tiffany DuMouchelle perform it again on Sunday, March 25, at 7:30pm. The venue is Mannes College of Music, 150 West 85th Street, in Goldmark Hall on the third floor. They will be joined by guest artist Evi Jundt. Other composers on the bill include Alejandro Vinao, Giacaomo Manzoni, Minoru Miki, David Loeb and David Zannoni. This is a free concert, so if you were unable to hear it at Symphony Space (or just want to hear it again!) please do tune in.

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Spend an easy going early evening in the East Village on Wednesday, March 28th, at the performance friendly venue, SideWalk, 94 Ave A at East 6th Street, 212-473-7373. Arrive at 7PM to socialize, at 7:30 -8 unique half-hour piano set by PETER DIZOZZA (collect them all), beginning a full night of music that goes until 12. Two-for-one drinks, good food, cover charge is at audience discretion. "See you sooner!" says Peter.

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For those who are curious about the piece that earned the Pulitzer Prize for this year’s NYCC Honorary Composer Member PAUL MORAVEC, it is being performed on March 29 at 7:30 at the Thalia at Symphony Space (95th and Broadway). The piece is called Tempest Fantasy, and was the 2004 winner. Also on the concert is Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango and Mendelssohn's Trio in C minor. The performers are Trio Solisti, joined by Adam Kay on the clarinet. This is Concert IV of Paul’s ongoing concert series "The Composers Project." Ticket info can be found at http://www.symphonyspace.org/genres/seriesPage.php?genreId=1&seriesId=90

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Longtime members of the NYCC will remember composer Edward Ficklin. Well, TAMARA CASHOUR is the pianist for a performance of his MASS for soprano, countertenor, tenor, bass and piano, in conjunction with a dance festival sponsored by The Bang Group. Festival is entitled Soaking Wet/Delicately Hinged; Mr. Ficklin’s piece is the accompaniment to the piece Soaking Wet #8. Performances are at the West End Theatre, 263 West 86th St., second floor, March 29, 30, 31 @ 7p.m., and April 1 @ 3:00 p.m. Tix: $15. Reservations: (212) 337-9565.

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The first recorded reading of the season is March 29, where KEVIN McCARTER, EUGENE MARLOW, JACOB GOODMAN, and RICHARD RUSSELL will all have pieces read. There is still space on the April 19 Reading. If you are interested, please get your information to Richard.Russell@mac.com. (Information would be title, length of piece, instrumentation…)

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