2014-2015 Concert Season

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Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Benzaquen Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music


New Music for Clarinet,

Piano and Electronics


Six Intermezzi for Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob E. Goodman

                                             1. Moderato

                                             2. Allegretto

                                             3. Lingeringly

                                             4. Giocoso

                                             5. Furioso

                                             6. Somberly

Craig Ketter, piano     


Morning, Night, & Noon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peri Mauer

                                             1. Morning

                                             2. Night

                                             3. Noon

Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski, clarinets


Three Preludes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nailah Nombeko

                                             1. Lively

                                             2. Meditation

                                             3. Playful

Craig Ketter, piano


Summer Souvenirs* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin McCarter

                                             1. Woodland Song

                                             2. Hillside Lookout

Kevin McCarter, piano


INTERMISSION


                     "Theia" (2014) for Bass Clarinet, Two MIDI Foot Controllers,

and Bar Chimes** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Giteck Duykers


Christina Van Alstine, clarinet


Two Piano Pieces* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emiko Hayashi

                                             1. New Prelude

                                             2. Piano Sonata


Martha Locker, piano


Pentachordal Etudes* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hubert Howe

                                             4. Larghetto

                                             5. Adagietto


Jonathan Howe, piano


Four Piano Pieces for Maestro Hsu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paoul Pleskow

                                             1. Maestro Hsu: His Pavane

                                             2. Maestro Hsu: His Fantasy

                                             3. Maestro Hsu: His Elegy

                                             4. Maestro Hsu: A Rembereance*


Craig Ketter, piano


                                             * World Premiere

                                             ** New York Premiere


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Tuesday, December 1, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center


New Music for Strings and Piano

Dedicated to Leo Kraft


Six Pieces for Violin with Piano Obbligato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leo Kraft

                                             1. Cantilena

                                             2. Capriccio

                                             3. Ombre

                                             4. Dialogo

                                             5. Ripresa del Capriccio

                                             6. Finale


Curtis Macomber, violin

  Blair McMillen, piano


Obscurity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nailah Nombeko


Curtis Macomber, violin

  Blair McMillen, piano


Trio for violin, cello, and piano (excerpts)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carl Kanter


Curtis Macomber, violin     Greg Hesselink, cello  

Blair McMillen, piano


Moments for Violin, Violoncello, and Piano*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene McBride


Curtis Macomber, violin     Greg Hesselink, cello  

Blair McMillen, piano



INTERMISSION


Andante for String Quartet* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Jacob E. Goodman

                                            

Curtis Macomber, violin     Gregor Kitzis, violin

Daniel Palmer, viola     Greg Hesselink, cello


Coots and Rails for violin trio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Scott D. Miller

                                             

Miranda Cuckson, Ken Hamao & Marina Kifferstein, violins


Quiet Moments for Viola and Piano* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin McCarter

                                             1. Andante

                                             2. Andante tranquillo

                                             3. Adagio


Daniel Palmer, viola     Blair McMillen, piano


String Quartet* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Craig Slon

                                            

Gregor Kitzis, violin     Calvin Wiersma. violin

Daniel Palmer, viola     Greg Hesselink, cello



                                             * World Premiere


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center


New Music for Voice and Piano

In Memory of Steven Leibholz


Memoria*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Fennelly

                                             1. Ballade

                                             2. Babbittelle

                                             3. Eidolon

Christopher Oldfather, piano


Prelude and Toccatina for Piano* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cesar Vuksic


Christopher Oldfather, piano


Three Pairings  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard D. Russell

                                             1. So, we'll go no more a-roving

                                             2. When We Two Parted

                                             3. On This Day . . . (excerpted)


Sofia Dimitrova, soprano     Stanichka Dimitrova, violin

James Waldo, cello     Michael Brofman, piano


Suite for Solo Piano (excerpts) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nataliya Medvedovskaya

                                             1. Cranes' Dances at the Festival of Animals and Birds

                                             2. Pas de Deux of Marta and Martin Geese

                                             3. Lace Craftswomen in the Underwater City

                                             4. Squirrels' Story


Nataliya Medvedovskaya, piano



INTERMISSION


Ad Luciam Beatricem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Eaton

Tranquillo, ma molto libero un poco più mosso – tempo primo – Agitato – Più

Tranquillo With a lilt – Chant-like – Flowing – tempo primo, Tranquillo


Phoebo Haines, mezzo-soprano

David Keberle, clarinet


Three Later Poems of Walt Whitman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Halpern

                                             1. Youth, Day, Old Age and Night

                                             2. Whispers of Heavenly Death

                                             3. Roaming in Thought


Jim Trainor, baritone

Craig Ketter, piano


The Doppleganger**  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debra Kaye


Haim Avitsur, trombone


Moonsongs for Soprano and Piano** . . . . . . . . . . Dana Dimitri Richardson

                                             1. Dark Moon

                                             2. I Kiss the Moon

                                             3. The Moon is Bare


Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano

Simon Mulligan, piano



                                             *New York Premiere

                                             **World Premiere


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Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Benzaquen Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music


A Concert of New Music


Winter Ballade*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nataliya Medvedovskaya


Nataliya Medvedovskaya, piano


What Is Going. What Is Coming* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan J. Fischer


Michaela Mechlovitz, alto     Craig Ketter, piano

Kathleen Mulready, soprano     Amanda Farley, alto

Luis Gutierrez, tenor     Philip Allen, bass


Americana Journey: City and Country*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Weber

                                          

Craig Ketter, piano


Friezes of Dreams*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Dimitri Richardson

                                             1. You Alone Remain

                                             2. Remembrance of a Greek Soldier

                                             3. Long Ago

                                             4. When Springtime Comes


Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano

Craig Ketter, piano



INTERMISSION


From the Hebraic Songbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene Marlow

                                             1. Hallelujah

                                             2. Yotvata

                                             3. Heiveinu Shalom Aleichem


Craig Ketter, piano


eMIly DIckinson: towaRd TECH-NO-lo-gy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamara Cashour


Biraj Barkakaty, countertenor

Tamara Cashour, piano


An Ant's World (for two violins*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert S. Cohen

                                             1. The Work Never Ends

                                             2. Dat Roach Is a Heavy Load

                                             3. Invasion of the Anteaters


Lynn Bechtold and Stanichka, violins


Daughter of Dawn (1993) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Retzel

                                             1. I Am My Beloved's

                                             2. One Woman

                                             3. Upon That Lucky Night

                                             4. Sleep, My Darling

                                             5. I Remember

                                             6. Postscript


Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano

Craig Ketter, piano



                                             *New York Premiere

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center


New Music for Winds and Piano


Intermezzo*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan J. Fischer


Christa Robinson, oboe     Esther Noh, violin

John Popham, cello     Stephen Gosling, piano


Journey* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peri Mauer


Virginia Cheng Chien, oboe


The Workday* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gayther Myers


Roberta Michel, flute     Christa Robinson, oboe

Christa Van Alstine, clarinet     Kate Sheeran, horn

Stephen Gosling, piano


Dark Body*  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Giteck Duykers

                                

Margaret Lancaster, flute     Esther Noh, violin

John Popham, cello     Stephen Gosling, piano



INTERMISSION


Turning Leaves for Sandy* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Picton

                                             1. Blossom

                                             2. First Spring Bud

                                             3. The Turning of the Leaves

                                             4. Red Passion


Keve Wilson, oboe

Oren Fader, guitar


Vortici D'etere** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orlando Legname

                                             1. = 60

                                             2. = 90


Margaret Lancaster, flute     Christa Van Alstine, clarinet

Ester Noh, violin     John Popham, cello

Stephen Gosling, piano     Tamara Cashour, conductor


Trois Chansons pour une Poetesse**  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene Marlow


Margaret Lancaster, flute

Roberta Michel, alto flute


Into the Twilight* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Brooks


Margaret Lancaster, flute     Nanci Belmont, bassoon

Ester Noh, violin    Hannah Levinson, viola

Stephen Gosling, piano



                                             *New York Premiere

                                             **World Premiere


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Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space


A Concert of New Music


Mood Swings for Jazz Quartet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Blanc


Roger Blanc, guitar     David Sherr, clarinet/soprano saxophone

Steve Sandberg, piano     Jennifer Vincent, double bass


First Flight, Early Spring* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madelyn Byrne


Ellen Weller, flute


End of Hot Summer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emiko Hayashi


David Sherr, soprano sax     Derin Öge, piano

Cesare Papetti, vibraphone     David Picton, bongos

Roger Blanc, conductor


Baseball: I Opening Day** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dary John Mizelle

Presto – Andante – Adagio – Poco Meno Mosso –  Poco Piu Mosso


Dary John Mizelle, piano

Rina Okubo, marimba



INTERMISSION


Contextual Enigma** / ***  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vladimir del Orbe


David Sherr, clarinet     Evan Runyon, double bass

Nina Siniakova, piano


Inharmonic Fantasy No. 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hubert Howe



Galapagos Suite**  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert S. Cohen

                                             1. Rise of the Archipelago

                                             2. Dance of the Blue-Footed Boobies

                                             3. Iguana Rock

                                             4. Tortoise Moon

                                             5. Run Sally Lightfoot Run


Jonathan Singer, marimba


Queen Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamara Cashour

                                             1. JS–Queen of Versailles – solo violin

                                             2. LT–Queen of Vail – violin, cello, harp

                                             3. KM–Queen of the Labor Party (Not Quite Queen!) – violin, viola, cello

                                             4. SS–Queen of Pisa – violin, harp

                                             5. KC–Queen of Hoards – solo cello

                                             6. MC–Queen pf Lanlords . . . er . . . Landladies – solo viola

                                             7. PDS–The Genuine Article – violin, viola, cello, harp


Karen Rostron, violin     Gregor Kitzis, viola

Peter Prosser, cello     Aliz Raspé, harp



                                             *New York Premiere

                                             **World Premiere

                                             ***Winner of the 2014 New York Composers Circle Composition Competition



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