In The Loop – September 3, 2007

Welcome to the NYCC 2007-08 season! This will be our biggest year yet, as we plot and plan for four (count ’em – four!) concerts! 

Don’t forget scores for this season’s programming consideration are due to JACOB GOODMAN on September 10.

And while we’re talking deadlines: those of you submitting a score to our first NYCC competition, the deadline is September 17. Details about that can be found here.

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Some of you may wish to submit your score to Jacob directly at next week’s Sunday Salon. The Salon is at The Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza, 400 W 43 St, 2nd floor. We get started at 2pm, and RICHARD McCANDLESS will be talking with us about scoring for percussion. However, those of you who have expressed interest in producing or assisting in concert production are asked to come at 12 noon, when STEPHEN LEIBHOLZ will head a discussion about successfully managing our events this year. (Note: showing up doesn’t commit you to producing this year; even if you’ve just considered it or might want to do it in a future year, come have a listen. Should be interesting!)

Although the season has hardly begun, we already have many concert events to share! Read on.

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Don’t forget JOHN EATON‘s opera, Pumped Fiction, is being repeated this Thursday, September 6 at the Symphony Space Thalia at 8pm. The librettist is Estela Eaton, John Eaton’s daughter, and is all about the inventor-maker of Penis Pumps. The New York Times declared it a “considerable achievement”! The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, Broadway and W. 95 St. New York City, (1, 2, or 3 subway to 96th St. and Broadway, or C subway to 96th St. and Central Park West). Tickets $25; $20 for students, members, and seniors. For tickets, call (212) 864-5400, or go to www.symphonyspace.com. For further information, or to read reviews of previous operas by the creative pair or the libretto, go to www.pocketoperaplayers.org

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Mezzo ANNA TONNA reports that she is a Fulbright Scholar this upcoming year, with a residency in Spain. Congrats, Anna!

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Composer and tenor STEVEN EBEL is back in New York City after his 2nd place win at the Concours de Montreal International and singing Peter Quint with Opera Cleveland this summer. He has a number of impressive concerts lined up this season; visit him at http://www.novoartists.com/ebel.html

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DONALD HAGAR is the featured composer in an upcoming concert. Pianist Geoffrey Burleson and soprano Maria Tegzes will present a recital of works by Don at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, 43A West 13th Street at Sixth Avenue, Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 7:00 PM. Admission: $15 ($10 for students and seniors).
The program features the New York premieres of Don’s “Little Suite”for solo piano and several songs with texts by various authors such as William Blake, W. H. Auden, e.e. cummings, and a Latin translation of Shakespeare by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Also included will be Mr. Burleson’s realizations of Hagar’s jazz tunes “Pat’s Tap,” “My Song” and “It’s So Bad,” as well as “Piano Sonata No. 7” by Vincent Persichetti, and “Parisian Thoroughfare” by Bud Powell. In addition, flutist Patrick Dillery will perform Hagar’s “Reminiscence.”
Sunday, September 16, 2007 – 7:00 pm, Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, 43A West 13th Street (at Sixth Avenue)
Complete program: Donald Hagar “Little Suite” for Solo Piano (New York Premiere); Hagar “Reminiscence” for Flute and Piano; Hagar “Four Songs”; Vincent Persichetti “Piano Sonata No. 7”; Hagar “Three Jazz Songs” for piano; Bud Powell “Parisian Thoroughfare”
General admission is $15 ($10 students/seniors), although there will be a discount to for NYCC members; $10 for members, $5 for senior members

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