In the Loop | April 11, 2010

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A reminder: Our APRIL SALON is again on a Saturday: April 24 at 2:30pm, with special guest Neil Baldwin, author, teacher, and former head of the National Book Awards Botanical Garden, served on the program committee for the 2008 annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, and is a member of the Writers Guild of America (East), the National Arts Club literary committee, the Director’s Council of the Montclair Art Museum, the Century Association, and PEN American Center.
We’ll meet in the rehearsal studio of Symphony Space, 95th street and Broadway.

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Our THIRD CONCERT of our 2009-2010 season is Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 8pm. A program should be uploaded to the NYCC blog this week, but for now, here’s the short list: We’ll be again at Saint Peters Church at Citigroup Center Lexington & 54th Street; there’s a $20 suggested donation, payable at the door
Roger Blanc, Four Vignettes for Solo Clarinet.
Robert S. Cohen, String Quartet # 2 “A Day in the Life”
Hubert Howe, Sextet, for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, & piano
Eugene Marlow, Une Jeune Fille… For violna & cello
Peri Mauer, Morning, Night, & Noon, for 2 clarinets 
Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Fantasy for viola and piano

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Several NYCC names will be featured in “Facebook Friends: A Concert Curated by Douglas Townsend” to be held Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 7:30pm at Saint Peter’s Church at Citigroup (54th Street and Lexington Ave.) Six premieres from nine composers who are Facebook Friends, to be performed in a live concert and videotaped for YouTube by Dan Simon and podcast by Classical Music Discoveries. Townsend’s CHAMBER CONCERTO NO. 3 for flute, horn and piano included.
In addition to works by Douglas Townsend,  Katherine Hoover, Daniel Dorff, Steve Cohen, Bruce Lazarus, Carl Worthey, three NYCC composers included on the concert are TANIA LEONPAUL MORAVEC, and NATALIYA MEDVEDOVSKAYA. A reception will follow.

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Soprano MELISSA FOGARTY has several concerts coming up this spring, and was the recipient of an Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant. Congrats, Melissa! Have a look at www.melissafogarty.com

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RICHARD RUSSELL was among four composers commissioned by Fordham University’s in-house poetry group, Poets Out Loud, to set texts by their poet members. The resulting compositions will be premiered Saturday, April 24 at 7:30pm in a concert billed as “Voices Up!” Rich was paired with poet Elisabeth Frost, and the resulting song cycle is called “Time is Not an Option.”
The concert has been coordinated by the esteemed musicologist Lawrence Kramer, who will also have original work on the concert. Other composers on the bill include Martin Hennessy, Alexander Nohai-Seaman, and Mary Ann Joyce-Walter. In addition the poet Elisabeth Frost, other featured poets are Heather Dubrow, Edward Hirsch, Janet Kaplan, and D. Nurkse.
The performers are from Bard College’s music program: sopranos Clarissa Lyons and Ilana Zarankin, with Shun-Yang Lee on piano.
The premiere will be Saturday, April 24 at 7:30pm at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, Columbus Avenue at 60 Street, in the 12th Floor Lounge. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Celebrating the poems of Emily Dickinson, the inaugural concert of In Mid Air Productions will be held April 25 at 3pm at the Bell and Barter Theater & Cultural Center, 13 Church Street, Rockaway NJ 07866. Billed as “A Little Madness in the Spring” the concert features compositions by Robert Butts and Raphael Fusco, along with two pieces by RICHARD RUSSELL: “When Time is Over” and a chamber ensemble arrangement of “The Tune is in the Tree.” The singers are Marjorie Berg and Pamela Stein. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
For ticket info, directions, and more info, head to inmidairproductions.wordpress.com or email seasonal.sunday.salons@gmail.com.

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