FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2007
Contact: Eugene Marlow, Director, Media Relations
New York Composers Circle
NEW YORK COMPOSERS CIRCLE
ANNOUNCES FOUR-CONCERT SEASON;
WINNER OF 1ST ANNUAL NYCC COMPOSITION COMPETITION
(New York, NY, September 26, 2007) The New York Composers Circle (NYCC) is pleased to announce it will host four concerts during its 2007-2008 season, including several juried premieres of new works.
The four concerts will take place on: December 13, 2007 (Baruch College Performing Arts Center); February 23, 2008 (Leonard Nimoy Thalia, Symphony Space); May 20, 2008 (Frederick Loewe Music Theater, New York University); and June 7, 2008 (Saint Peter’s Church, Citigroup Center).
The NYCC is also pleased to announce the winner of its inaugural annual composition competition: Dana Dimitri Richardson (www.danarichardson.org) for his solo piano piece “Ballade.” This work will be performed at the NYCC’s May 20th concert at New York University’s Frederick Loewe Music Theater.
With this competition announcement, the NYCC also acknowledged three honorable mentions: Steve Cohen’s “Serenade for String Quartet”; Marc-Antonio Consoli’s “Tre per Due” for flute, clarinet and piano; and Alex Temple’s “Her Name Was Renée” for clarinet, percussion, double bass and piano.
According to John de Clef Piñeiro, NYCC Executive Director, “This is the first time in its six year history that the NYCC will mount four concerts and present a record number of new chamber music works to New York audiences in a single season. We’re also delighted each concert will take place in an established concert venue located in diverse parts of Manhattan as a way of bringing the new music experience to various communities.”
About the New York Composers Circle:
The mission of the New York Composers Circle–now in its 6th season–is to provide a platform and forum for composers of new concert music of all genres, for the development and performance of composer-member works, and for the development and education of new audiences for new music.
For more information, go to: www.nycomposerscircle.org.
The NYCC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit New York State corporation.
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