The next Recorded Reading of the season is this Thursday evening, April 19, 6:30-8:30 PM at Frank and Camille’s Fine Pianos, 29 West 57th Street, Second floor. We’ll be hearing pieces from JOHN DE CLEF PIÑEIRO, VICTOR FROST, RICHARD RUSSELL, and ROGER BLANC. Although everyone is invited, seating is extremely limited and is first-come, first-served.
Our next Sunday Salon is this Sunday, April 22, 2-5pm at the Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza 400 W 43, enter 9th Avenue. The Ellington Room is on the second floor.
It’s not too early to start thinking about ways to publicize our June 5 concert, our last of the 2006-07 season. It should be an exciting event as we’ll feature several performers and composers new to the NYCC, including a piece by our Honorary Composer Member for the current year, 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner PAUL MORAVEC. With publicity in mind, JACOB GOODMAN is preparing a flier and will bring copies to this Sunday’s Salon. Please email him and let him know how many copies you can make use of, to post around your neighborhood or to send to your mail list. Jacob can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a note from DEBRA KAYE:
Dear NYCC’ers: I wanted to let you know about my concert this Sunday. I realize there’s a conflict with the NYCC salon, but I thought I’d say “hi” and let you know about it anyway.
Hope you are all well and thriving, –Debra
It’s happening, the premiere of My American Shtetl, for piano trio and narrator. The text comes from two classic stories by Yiddish author, Sholom Aleichem. And it’s been a special treat to have his granddaughter, the author Bel Kaufman, (Up theDown Staircase) narrating. I have a recording of her reading the text, and it’s something I can listen to again and again. She is adirect link to the source and the spirit of these stories that so vividly describe the immigrant experience.
Weill Hall, 154 West 57th St.
Composer and percussionist RICHARD McCANDLESS (a new NYCC member this year) is presenting the premiere of his piece Canyons for percussion and electronics on the North River Music Series on Thursday, April 26, 2007, 8:00 PM, Greenwich House Arts, 46 Barrow Street, New York, NY. Other works on the program by McCandless include Voyager for percussion and tape; Childhood for speaking percussionist; and Pile Driver for percussion duet. Also on the program are three pieces by composer/percussionist Rich O’Meara. More information is available at www.gharts.org.
Honorary Composer Member PAUL MORAVEC‘s Northern Lights Electric will receive its World Premiere with The Mannes Orchestra, under the direction of David Hayes, Tuesday May 1, at 8PM. Also on the concert are works by Mannes faculty David Loeb and Robert Cuckson, and Mannes students Rafael Fusco and Gilad Cohen. The concert is free and open to the public, and will be at Mannes College’s Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street. More information at http://www.newschool.edu/Mannes/events.aspx?id=5296