IN THE LOOP

Saturday, March 28, 2009 5:56 PM

REMINDER: Our THIRD CONCERT OF THE SEASON is just around the corner: Sunday, April 5 at 3pm at St. Marks Church, 131 East 10th Street. To see the flier (and please forward it to your colleagues!) for all the pieces and performers, click: http://www.nycomposerscircle.org/April_5_2009_Flier.jpg

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Congratulations to RICHARD BROOKS whose Lyric Piece for solo cello was premiered by Zoe Hassman on March 26 at 11:30 am at Nassau Community College in Garden City.

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CESAR VUKSIC is the recipient of a Composition Grant from “New Music Collective”, a Brooklyn based organization devoted to the performance of Contemporary Music. The Grant allowed him to write for any combination of instruments or voices he wanted. His choice was writing a piece for Choir and Piano titled Wind. The composer explains: “In this composition, based in my own lyrics, I intend to express my impressions and feelings about “wind”, which has been always a fascinating subject for me.” The piece will be premiered on May 16 at the Brooklyn Conservatory. It will receive two more performances in June, in a Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale Program titled Songs of Nature.   

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BILL VOLLINGER will be having two premieres of his piece Raspberry Man, for narrator and instrumental ensemble, based on the story of a man who used to stand outside Jack Dempsey’s Broadway Restaurant in the 1960s and stick his tongue out at the passers-by. The quartet version will be performed on March 31 at the University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival with Andrew White narrating, and the septet version will be performed on April 4 at the SCI National Conference in Santa Fe NM with the composer narrating. 

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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!



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