IN THE LOOP
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:40 PM
Announcing the New York Composers Circle Blog! Visit (and bookmark!) nycomposerscircle.blogspot.com. We'll keep a record here of past In the Loops, so if you forget a date you can always look back to this spot. Also, if you are up to speed on RSS feeds, you can subscribe to the blog so NYCC news can be "pushed" to your feed reader. This blog is still in its infancy, but we hope to be able to accommodate different kinds of new music posts here. Stay tuned!
PAUL MORAVEC, our honorary composer member, wants us to know about the following concert. He writes: "This will be a fantastic recital on Thursday night at Symphony Space/Thalia. It's the opening concert in the Composers Project series. Note that rush seats @ $10 are available beginning an hour before showtime, so one can just show up at the box office. See you there I hope – best – Paul
John Corigliano – Mr. Tamborine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan A part of the The Composers Project series.
Composer John Corigliano first attracted international attention for his Sonata for Violin and Piano (1963), which was awarded top prize at the 1964 Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. Corigliano's score for Ken Russell's Altered States (1980) got him an Academy Award nomination and he then went on to win the Oscar for his score to François Girard's The Red Violin (1998). He was also awarded the Grawemeyer Award, the most lucrative prize in the world of contemporary classical music, for his Symphony No. 1 (1990), written in response to the AIDS crisis.
The composer's numerous vocal and choral works include the "memory play in the form of an oratorio", Dylan Thomas Trilogy (1999), the song cycle Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (2000) and his most ambitious work to date, the opera The Ghosts of Versailles (1991), presented in New York by the Metropolitan Opera.
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NYCC percussionist STEVE SOLOOK is a member of new music ensemble Tonal Center Trio, which also features Tiffany DuMouchelle, soprano, and Adam Berkowitz, clarinet. They will will be presenting a concert this Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 at 8pm. The concert is at Second Presbyterian Church, 4 West 96th St. (at Central Park West). Pieces are by Raphael Fusco, David Loeb, Jules Massenet, Roberto Sierra, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Heitor Villa-Lobos. Suggested donation is
$10. Hint: This group aggressively seeks out new music, so for all of you composers out there interested in writing for an interesting ensemble, come and see what they're all about. More info about the group is at www.tonalcentertrio.com
Keep your announcements, concerts, and good news coming to your friendly In The Loop editor, Richard Russell, at InTheLoop@nycomposerscircle.org. (And let me know if you prefer to be removed from the list.) Until next time, let's keep each other In The Loop!