Saturday, April 18, 2009 6:59 PM

Our April SUNDAY SALON is tomorrow, April 19, at The Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza, 400 West 43 Street, second floor, from 2-5pm. GENE MC BRIDE will introduce our special guest, the esteemed composer Raoul Pleskow. Still composing at age 78, he will be speaking about changes in his personal compositional style over time, and will discuss his own life in music and his great wealth of knowledge of new music spanning many years. He will present his latest composition “Dialogue for Three Instruments.” 

Also, tomorrow we will hear NATALIYA MEDVEDOVSKAYA‘s The First Snow for oboe, bassoon, violin, and piano recorded by the Poulenc Trio with Anton Lande, violin

And also: GENE McBRIDE‘s Movements for Violin and Piano presented as a Sibelius generated file.


RICHARD MCCANDLESS‘s percussion quartet, Pile Driver, was performed this past Tuesday at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. The performance was by The Oberlin Percussion Group under the direction of Michael Rosen. Regarding Pile Driver, the Washington Post wrote “The concert ended with a piece by McCandless called ‘Pile Driver,’ which he introduced with the half-boast ‘This piece is not subtle,’ but the poetry McCandless found in the cacophony made Pile Driver absorbing.” 


Guitarist OREN FADER writes: “I’m playing two amazing pieces this Saturday, April 18th at 8 pm, accompanied by members of the Fireworks Ensemble.” The pieces are Joan Tower’s Snow Dreams(guitar and flute), and Charles Wuorinen’s Sonata for Guitar and Piano. Also on the program: Nataraja, for flute and piano, by Jonathan Harvey; Vox Balanae, for amplified flute, cello and piano, by George Crumb; Time of Desperation, for solo piano by Caleb Burhans. The musicians are Oren Fader, guitar, Elizabeth Janzen, flute, James Johnston, piano, Leigh Stuart, cello. Details: “Members of the Fireworks Ensemble play Tenri” TONIGHT: Saturday, April 18th at 8 pm. Admission by donation at Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, NY, New York 10011. 


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