2011-2012 Concert Season

2011-2012 Season

Concerts

December 20, 2011 @ 8 pm
Saint Peter’s Church at Citigroup Center
Lexington Avenue and 54th Street

DINU GHEZZO 70th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

$20 suggested contribution, payable at the door

Elliott Carter Gra for solo clarinet
Dinu Ghezzo Breezes of Yesteryear for flute, clarinet, and piano
Jacob E. Goodman Beneath the Trees for baritone and piano
Martin Halpern Three Shakespearean Sonnets for baritone, violin, and cello
Eugene McBride Fancy for tenor, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
Gayther Myers Songs of Anxiety for tenor and piano
Richard D. Russell Adagio for String Quartet


February 5, 2012 @ 3 pm
St. Mark’s in the Bowery
131 East 10th Street

$20 suggested contribution, payable at the door

IN MEMORIAM: DINU GHEZZO
With this concert, the New York Composers Circle pays tribute to our friend and esteemed composer, Dinu Ghezzo.

Dinu Ghezzo Wild Flower for clarinet (American premiere)
Elliott Carter La musique for soprano
Robert Cohen An Ant’s World for marimba
Debra Kaye Slants of Light for mezzo-soprano and piano
Peri Mauer Pixeliance for flute, harp, and marimba (world premiere)
Nataliya Medvedovskaya The Firts Snow for oboe, bassoon, violin, and piano
Nailah Nombeko Four Songs to Poems of William Blake for soprano and piano
Matt Weber Swing Sonata for saxophone and piano


Special Presentation:
New York Composers Circle Gala Concert

March 18, 2012

The New York Composers Circle, in commemoration of its 10th anniversary, will host a gala at 3 PM on Sunday afternoon, March 18th, at 310 West 72nd St., Apt. 16A in New York. The noted pianist Cesar Vuksic will play a recital of piano music, including works by Bela Bartok, Richard Brooks, Claude Debussy, John Eaton, and Astor Piazzolla, among others, and this will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception. (As critic Harold C. Schonberg wrote, “Vuksic is a sound and sensitive musician with a technique big enough to handle anything that comes his way.”)

The NYCC plans to ask everyone who comes to contribute at least $50, and more if possible, to support its various artistic and educational programs.

Seats are very limited and must be reserved. If you are interested in coming to this unusual event, please write directly to our Founding President, Jacob E. Goodman, at *contact Jacob E. Goodman*, giving your name and the number of seats you would like to reserve.

You may know that among its other activities, the Circle sponsors a community outreach program, in which we send professional performers to such senior centers as the Hebrew Home in Riverdale and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House at Saint Peter’s Church, and to such schools as the Bronx High School of Science and Stuyvesant High School; all costs are borne by the NYCC. If you cannot come to the gala but wish to make a contribution to help support this important program, please click on the green “Donate Now” button on the Home Page of this website (or go directly to the Contributing page) and fill in the amount of your contribution.


April 15, 2012 @ 3 pm
St. Mark’s in the Bowery
131 East 10th Street

$20 suggested contribution, payable at the door

John Eaton Dirge without Music for mezzo-soprano and piano
Carl Kanter Five Etudes for piano
Eugene Marlow Three Excerpts from “Les sentiments d’amour” for piano
Scott Miller Pause = Pause for piano
David Picton Seascape for piano
Dana Dimitri Richardson Seasons for piano


Saturday, June 2, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
Broadway & 95th Street

$15, if purchased in advance from Symphony Space, or $20 at the door.
Roger Blanc No Bones About It for tenor and bass trombones
Richard Brooks Four Miniatures for viola and guitar
Madelyn Byrne Dream Tableaux for guitar and CD
Hubert Howe 19-tone Clusters CD, with dance accompaniment
Cesar Vuksic Wild Vocalise for alto and piano
Plus the 2011-2012 Composition Competition winner, Max Giteck Duykers, Glass Blue Cleft

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