In The Loop | April 3, 2011

Our NEXT NYCC CONCERT is this Tuesday, April 5, at 8pm. The venue is Saint Peters Church at Citigroup Center, Lexington & 54th Street. A $20 suggested donation is payable at the door, but as always, students are admitted free. The concert lineup is as follows:
Brian Fennelly’s Sock Monkeys, for two clarinets
Debra Kaye’s Finding Accord, for piano trio
Eugene Marlow’s Three Pieces for Woodwind Trio (fl, cl, alto sax)
Peri Mauer’s Rhapsodance, for clarinet and piano
Gayther Myers’s Sonata Solo, for unaccompanied bassoon
David Picton’s Music for the Birds, for woodwind quintet
Richard D. Russell’s Fast Tides, Slow Tides, for flute and piano
Cesar Vuksic’s Tango Variations, for clarinet and piano
Our many performers include Michael Laderman, flute; Keve Wilson, oboe; Lis Rubard, horn, Adam Berkowitz & Vasko Dukovski, clarinet; Timothy Emerson & Edward Zeigman, bassoon, Javier Oviedo, saxophone, Cesar Vuksic & Nina Yenik, piano, Amy Kimball, violin; Arthur Cook, cello.
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Our next SUNDAY SALON Salon is Sunday, April 17, at 2:00 pm, at Eugene McBride’s apartment, 484 West 43rd St., Apt. 14M.
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Soprano SOFIA DIMITROVA will perform two pieces by Mannes College composers on April 10th at 4:30PM at Mannes Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street, second floor. The concert is free and open to the public, and is the Masters graduation recital for both composers. The pieces are Tomer Adaddi’s “Green Eggs and Ham”, a witty and fun piece, and Avner Finberg’s “Anfractuous Songs”, a set of songs on the poetry of Updike. Both works are scored for voice, flute, clarinet, violin,  ‘cello, percussion and piano.
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BRIAN FENNELLY’s The Other Side of Time, a 15-minute piece for 30 winds, brass, and percussion, will receive its  European premiere on April 12, in Zagreb, Croatia, as part of the annual World Music Days festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music, held this year in conjunction with the Zagreb Biennale. Chosen for performance by the ISCM International Jury, it will be part of a full program by the Croatian Army Symphony Wind Orchestra conducted by Tomislav Fačini. This is the fifth time Brian’s music has been chosen for performance at the World Music Days, previously in Reykjavik, Jerusalem, Brussels, and Toronto.
The Other Side of Time (2009), music intended to convey an unspecified kind of spiritual journey, was commissioned by the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble and its director Charles Peltz. It was premiered at Jordan Hall, Boston, in February 2010. Their performance has been recorded for release on Albany Records.
The full score can be viewed at Brian’s American Music Center webpage:
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DEBRA KAYE’s The North Wind & the Sun (1998), a cantata for young voices based on the fable by La Fontaine, will be performed May 31 & June 2 at 6pm. Performed by children of the Greenwich House Music School, Mimi Hsu will direct with Debra at the piano. The venue is the Greenwich House Music School, Renee Weiler Concert Hall (2nd floor), at 46 Barrow St.
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Last week CESAR VUKSIC performed a solo recital, “Night Music”  with pieces by Debussy, Bartok, Piazzolla, Ginastera, and a premiere, “Wild Vocalise” written by Cesar. The venue was the Consulate General of Argentina, and special guest was contralto Christina Ascher.
Also last week ROGER BLANC’s piano piece “Sixty Second Man” was performed at the Jan Hus Church, on East 74th Street as part of a Vox Novus “Composer’s Voice” series concert. The pianist was virtuoso Shiau-uen Ding.
Congrats, Cesar and Roger!
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