NYCC – In The Loop – May 14, 2007

Two reminders about the NYCC: Our next SUNDAY SALON is this Sunday, May 20, from 2-5pm at the Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43rd Street, second floor.

And, our last NYCC CONCERT of the season is June 5, at 8pm, at Saint Peters at Citicorp, 54th Street at Lexington Avenue.

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FEDOR KABALIN invites us to hear his Divertimento in a concert presented by the Sylvan Winds. The concert is at Weill Recital Hall, this Wednesday, May 16, at 8pm. NYCC Composer and Performer members will enjoy reduced rate (the student / senior rate) upon mentioning their affiliation when purchasing tickets for the concert alone or concert & reception. The players are Svjetlana Kabalin, flute; Alexandra Knoll, oboe; Amy Zoloto, clarinet; Thomas Sefcovic, bassoon; Chad Yarbrough, horn, with guest artists: Don Batchelder, trumpet, Theodore Primis, horn. In addition to Fedor’s piece, other composers are Irving Fine, Carols Chavez, and Carl Reinecke. Ticket prices for the concert ALONE are $30 & $25 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors. The program will be followed by a post-concert fund-raising reception in the Jacobs Room next to the recital hall at $250, $125, $100 & $85 for seniors for both concert & reception. For further program information & reservations, please call or fax 212 / 222-3569.

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MARTIN HALPERN‘s opera, The Well of Immortality, will be presented by the Theater for the New City, at the Community Theater Space (155 First Avenue) June 7, 8 and 9 at 8 P.M., June 10 at 3 P.M. Described as a chamber opera in the style of Japanese Noh Drama, the plot concerns two men – one old and withered (bass), one young and robust (baritone) – who pursue a dream of earthly immortality offered by the waters of a magic well guarded by a mute and mysterious woman. Two other singers (tenor and soprano) serve as both narrators and commentators, and a flute and cello accompany all the singing and all the action. Martin wrote the music and libretto, freely based on W.B. Yeats’s play At the Hawk’s Well. The cast includes Jacqueline Thompson, soprano; Aram Tchobanian, tenor; Chad Armstrong, baritone; Samuel Smith, bass; and Jeanette Stoner in a silent role. Jill Sokol, flute and Katherine Cherbas, cello make up the instrumentalists. Tickets $15; Seniors and Students $10
Or phone Theater Mania at 212-352-3101
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