IN THE LOOP
Friday, June 6, 2008 6:06 PM
The NYCC 2007-08 Season comes to a close tomorrow evening, Saturday, as we present our annual year-end concert at Saint Peters Church at the Citigroup Center, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street. We’ll be hearing the musical talents of over 15 different performers, playing the works of ROGER BLANC, TAMARA CASHOUR, MARGARET FAIRLIE-KENNEDY, JACOB E. GOODMAN, KEVIN MCCARTER, NATALIYA MEDVEDOVSKAYA, GAYTHER MYERS, and CESAR VUKSIC. Looks like there will be something for everyone! The concert starts at 8pm and the suggested donation is $15; A reception will follow!
RICHARD BROOKS writes that his Third String Quartet was presented yesterday at the Symphony Space Thalia during the Annual American Composers Alliance Festival. Also, next week will afford six chances to see the Golden Fleece Ltd. production of his new opera, “Robert and Hal.” This is being presented of the Composers Chamber Theatre under the auspices of the 16th Annual Commissioned operas. In addition to Richard’s opera, the opening scene of “Antigone” by Lou Rodgers will be staged. Musical Direction is by Thomas Carlo Bo, Stage Direction by Lou Rodgers. The dates are June 12 & 13 at 8 pm, June 14 at 4 pm and 8 pm, and June 15 at 3 pm and 7 pm. General admission: $20; Students & Seniors: $15. The venue is the Sanford Meisner Theatre, 164 11th Avenue, (between 22nd and 23rd Streets). Reservations and more information available at (212) 691-6105.
Apologies for CESAR VUKSIC for getting this out so late, but he writes: My piece “Queens Rhapsody” is being perform one more time. This time at the same place it was premiered 2 years ago: the “Kew Gardens Community Center” at 80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 202. Friday, June 6th at 1pm. This is a few steps from the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike and also a few steps from the F and E Express at the Union Turnpike Station.” Cesar also notes that the Community Center received a Grant for a Series of Concerts, and happily have invited Cesar and his performers again. Performers include NYCC’s Performer Members STEPHEN SOLOOK (percussion) and HAIM AVITSUR (trombone), with Cesar on piano.
Soprano PATRICIA SONEGO will give the world premiere of “In Darkness” for soprano and computer. Composed for the singer by award-winning composer John Melby, this beautiful and complex 18 minute “symphony” is “a setting in one uninterrupted movement for soprano and computer-synthesized sounds of three poems by the American “imagist” poet Amy Lawrence Lowell (1874-1925): At Night, New York at Night, and In Darkness, which all deal with very different images of night. The work was composed in 2007 for Patricia. Presented by the ACA Festival of American Music 2008 at the Thalia Theater, Symphony Space, 95th St. & Broadway. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $5 Students, and there is also a $50 Festival Pass (5 Events). See http://www.symphonyspace.org/series/126 or call: (212) 864-5400. For more information visit http://www.PatriciaSonego.com.
EUGENE MARLOW, NYCC’s Director, Media Relations Membership Coordinator, wishes to announce the recent launch of a new service out of his company MEII Enterprises. It’s called Bio-Write. The purpose of Bio-Write is provide people specifically in the fine and performing arts (whether in the early part of their career or well-established professionals) with strategically effective biographies for a variety of purposes, among them web sites, concert and exhibit programs, CD tray cards, and teaching grant applications. To find out more about this service go to www.bio-write.info.