Wednesday, November 29, 2006 3:11 PM

New York Composers Circle

In The Loop


Remember, our first concert of the season is Friday, December 8 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street. Suggested donation is $15, free admission is being offered to students who present a valid ID. Watch for a PDF flier about this concert later today…


JENNIFER GRIFFITH writes: On November 30th,  the wonderful Tessera Quintet (hear them at plays my Wind Quintet at 7:30pm with other fine performances of new music at the Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue. Also, at the same place next Wednesday (Dec 6th), I will be playing piano with the CUNY Graduate Center Contemporary Music Ensemble, performing my new piece “Tania,” a tribute to composer Tania León–, also at 7:30pm. Admission is free. Visit for more details about this piece, and the performances.


Guitarist OREN FADER‘s group, Fireworks Ensemble, is performing a premiere with a terrific dance company, Risa Jaroslow & Dancers, with new music by Scott Johnson. November 30-December 3, 2006, 8:30pm at 

Danspace Project, 131 East 10th St at 2nd Avenue. Tickets $15 or TDF members $10. For reservations, call 212-674-8194 or go to (Also, have a look at Choreography: Risa Jaroslow Music: Scott Johnson, performed live by Fireworks Ensemble Set: Perry Gunther Costumes: Clint Ramos Costume Assistant: Jessica Pabst Lighting Design: Carol Mullins. Performed by Gabriel Forestieri, Luke Gutgsell, Elise Knudson, and Paul Singh, with special guests including a NYC firefighter, a math teacher, a journalist and others.


RICHARD RUSSELL’s Three Elegies for soprano and percussion will be premiered at Mannes College of Music on Wednesday, December 6 at 8pm. Performing will be the duo, Aurora Borealis, comprised of Tiffany DuMouchelle (hot off her recent Alice Tully Hall debut) and NYCC percussionist STEPHEN SOLOOK. Also on the bill: Adam Berkowitz on clarinet (with whom the duo becomes the trio called Tonal Center). Other composers being performed are Keith Fitch, Jorge Sosa, Seth Rozanoff, and Raphael Fusco. Mannes College’s Concert Hall is at 150 West 85th Street on the second floor. This is a free concert!


Keep your announcements, concerts, and good news coming to your friendly In The Loop editor, Richard Russell, at (And let me know if you prefer to be removed from the list.) Until next time, let’s keep each other In The Loop!


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