NYCC – In The Loop – April 20, 2007

Quick reminder: 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. If you’ve asked JACOB GOODMAN for some fliers advertising the June 5 concert, this will be your opportunity to pick them up.
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There are three local NYC performances by JOSEPH PEHRSON coming up. Two of them have free admission, and one a $10 charge. Joe writes:
“On Saturday, April 28, the NYU Steinhardt School of Education is honoring the retirement of composition director, Dinu Ghezzo on a concert at NYU Loewe Theatre, 35 W. 4th Street, (between Greene Street and Washington Square East). The concert begins at 5PM. (PLEASE NOTE TIME). Admission is free. I am pleased to have a piece on this concert, my new “Microproj,” an electronic work in the near-just-intonation 21-note scale of “Blackjack,” which I have been working with for several years now. My wife, Linda Past, will be doing one of her “dramatic-dance” interpretations of this piece on the concert as well. In addition to several pieces by Dinu Ghezzo, many using multimedia, John Gilbert has arranged an “internet multimedia” presentation, so there should be lots of variety there.
Monday evening, April 30, the Dinu Ghezzo honoring festivities continue with a concert at the Romanian Cultural Center, 200 East 38th Street (corner of 3rd Ave) honoring Ghezzo’s 38 years of composing in the US. I am also happy to be included on this event with a performance of my “Profondo” for bass flute by Gerardo Levy. This concert begins at 7PM (AGAIN PLEASE NOTE TIME). It is also free of charge. Other composers on the concert include Leo Kraft, Robert Rowe, Wendy Luck, and several others.
On Wednesday, May 2, the American Festival of Microtonal Music and Johnny Reinhard will host a performance of my “Blackjinn,” a work for woodwind quintet in the near-just-intonation 21-note “Blackjack” scale. The concert is at the Bowery Poetry Club, located at 308 Bowery at Bleecker Street (6 train to Bleecker). The club concert begins at 10PM (YET AGAIN, PLEASE NOTE TIME). Other composers on the program include Elodie Lauten, Kyle Gann and Johnny Reinhard. Bass trombonist Dave Taylor will also be featured. Tickets are $10 and, as in most club concerts, food and beverages are available. Further information may be found at www.afmm.org, in addition to some great streaming videos of previous events.”

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Composer and tenor STEVEN EBEL would like to invite composers to a concert on May 1, featuring 10 World Premieres of songs on Shakespeare texts. In fact, he’d like to offer comps to the composers on our In The Loop list, but you’ll have to contact him, as no comps will be given at the door. You can contact Steven at stevenebel@gmail.com or call him at 646-344-0535. (Please RSVP by April 29.)


Here’s some of the PR about the concert:

When: May 1st 8pm

Where: St. Peters at Citicorp, E. 54th Street at Lexington Ave
New Music New York will present “21st Century Shakespeare: Chamber Music Inspired by the Bard for the New Millennium”, featuring music by established and rising American composers and well known international composers. The concert will feature an ensemble of some of the finest contemporary music performers in the city, including 6 vocalists, harp, guitar, flute, violin, cello, and piano. Words from The Tempest , Twelfth Night, Much Ado , King Lear, Cymbeline and Shakespeare’s immortal sonnets …
Pieces are by Sondra Clark, Steven Ebel, Scott Gendel, Stephen Gorbos, William George, William Holab, Gustav Hoyer, Marga Richter and Lou Warde as well as the world premiere of Marc Blitzstein’s trio from a Winter’s Tale, which was recently discovered at the Library of Congress. Chris Berg’s Fear no more, a New Music New York 2003 commission will be reprised, as well as songs by NYC composers David Amram, Tom Cipullo, Lee Hoiby, Richard Hundley, Leonard Lehrman, Thomas Pasatieri and Ben Yarmolinsky.

Tickets are $20 available through SmartTix: (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com, and at the door. (OR: Take advantage of the comp as mentioned above!) For more information, visit www.newmusicnewyork.com.

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