Don’t forget our next Sunday Salon is on Sunday, October 14 at 2pm in the Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza 400 W 43. The Ellington Room is on the second floor.
RICHARD BROOKS writes: “My Four-Play for saxophone quartet was performed by the New Hudson Quartet at Rowan University, Wednesday September 25. On November 16, my My Soul’s Satisfaction for SATB and piano will be performed during the LICA SCI Festival at Queens College, Lefrak Recital Hall at 8 pm. In December my American Elegy for string orchestra will be done at Nassau Community Concert. I don’t have the exact date yet but will post it as soon as I know.”
Here’s a concert featuring several NYCC folks. Called “Vier Hande, Zwei Herzen” (Four Hands, Two Hearts) the concert features pieces composed by DEBRA KAYE and RICHARD BROOKS. Our own NATALIYA MEDVEDOVSKAYA is one of the pianists. In addition to Debra and Richard, there will be pieces by Mozart, Schubert, and a world premiere by Olga Novakovic, one of Schoenberg’s pupils.
The concert will be presented twice:
Friday, October 19, 8pm
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street
Admission – FREE
Friday, October 26, 8pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church
81 Christopher Street
Admission by contribution
Call or email for reservations: NancyRBogen@cs.com or 212-741-2417.
Those of you at the June NYCC concert will remember hearing the Three Songs of Carl Sandburg by RICHARD RUSSELL (your friendly In the Loop editor). He has (that is, “I have”) since arranged this piece for soprano and marimba. Aurora Borealis, comprised of NYCC members TIFFANY DUMOUCHELLE and STEPHEN SOLOOK will perform this piece twice in October.
The second performance, for you Manhattanites, is in the Mannes College of Music concert hall, October 22, at 8pm. Mannes is at 150 West 85th Street in New York City. Free admission! Other composers on this concert are Weber, Villa-Lobos, Loeb, and Beall.
The first performance will be convenient for you Long Islanders. It’s on Sunday October 21, at 3pm, at the Garden City Chamber Music Society, where Bruce Adolphe & Marija Stroke are the artistic directors. Location: Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau, Long Island, NY. 223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530. (516) 248-8855. On the corner of Stewart Avenue and Nassau Blvd. It is reachable by the Long Island Rail Road (the stop is Nassau Boulevard on the Hempstead Line).