NYCC | In the Loop | Feb 7, 2010

Our first NYCC CONCERT of the season is almost upon us! February 23, 2010 at Saint Peters Church at the Citigroup Center, 8pm. The concert features new music by Tamara Cashour, Jacob E. Goodman, Don Hagar, Martin Halpern, Ezra Laderman, Eugene McBride, Richard Russell, and Cesar Vuksic. A rich line up of performers includes the Manhattan Saxophone Quartet: Dan Kochersberger, Wonki Lee, Jay Rattman, Jordan Smith. Also: Sofia Dimitrova, soprano; Daniel Molkentin, tenor; Tamara Cashour, piano; Michael Laderman, flute; Stanichka Dimitrova, violin; Sookkyung Cho, piano; Cesar Vuksic, piano; Lori Miller, violin; Jim Abbott, piano. Suggested donation is $20, and you can sneak a peak at the program by going to
An important scheduling change regarding our Sunday Salons! Our next meeting will be on a Saturday and in a new location…Mark your calendars: Saturday, February 27th at 2:30 p.m. (until 5:30 p.m.) at the rehearsal studio of Symphony Space 95th street and Broadway. All are invited; hope to see you in our new time and space!
JOHN EATON writes: “Please come to hear what some consider my most moving chamber work, Lettere, on Monday, Feb. 8th at 8PM in the Rose Studio, 10th floor of the Rose Building at Lincoln Center. It will be performed by Jennifer Roderer, the mezzo-soprano soloist with the Pocket Opera Players, and the American Modern Ensemble conducted by Robert Paterson. The instrumentation is flute, harp and string quartet, in addition to the mezzo-soprano.  It was written in memory of my father.”
MARTIN HALPERN ‘s two new one-act chamber operas will receive world premiere productions Thursday, March 4; Friday, March 5; and Saturday, March 6. The starting time for each performance is 8 PM. The two projects are The Enchanted Stone, freely based on W.B. Yeats’s early play “The Pot of Broth” and The Hour Glass, freely based on images from Yeats’s early play of the same name. The venue is St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street. Performed by JIM TRAINOR, baritone, YVONNE  BILL, soprano, and EARL BUYS, pianist. All three were featured in the October, 2009 production of Halpern’s operas Purgatory and The Death of Oedipus at St. Gregory’s Church, which reviewer Joel Benjamin called “an intensely satisfying evening of music and drama.” Tickets:  $20; $10 for students and via TDF. Reservations: Online at or by telephone at 212-352-3101.
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