Sunday, October 4, 2009 8:18 PM

For your calendar: Our next SUNDAY SALON will be Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43 Street, second floor. We’ll meet from 2-5pm.


Soprano MELISSA FOGARTY will perform with Percussia in a concert featuring six new works written especially for the ensemble. Texts are by Auden, Kipling, Gertrude Stein, and others. Composers are Jamie Keesecker, Scott J. Ordway, David Roberts, Dennis Tobenski, Matthew Welch, and Alejandro Viñao. The concert is Oct. 10 at 3:30 in the Queens Public Library, Jackson Heights Branch at 35-51 81st Street. Subway is E/F/R to Roosevelt Avenue|Jackson Heights, or you can take the 7 to 82nd Street. The concert is free admission; more info at


EUGENE MCBRIDE encourages folks to check out his website for details on his upcoming performances, which include premieres of Intermezzo on Oct. 23rd in a recital by David Holzman at Bargemusic. See for more information.


RICHARD RUSSELL‘s new song cycle, The Tune is In the Tree, will receive it’s premiere on Sunday, November 8 at 4:30pm. The piece was commissioned by soprano Marjorie Berg, who will also be performing pieces by Hildegard of Bingen, Barber’s Hermit Songs, and a new cycle by Raphael Fusco. (Mr. Fusco is the day’s accompanist.) The Tune is in the Tree is a five-song cycle based on Emily Dickinson poems. The concert is free and takes place at Mannes College of Music, 150 West 85th Street, in Goldmark Hall on the third floor.


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