EVENTS


2014-2015 Concert Season

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Friday, October 24, 2014


Benzaquen Hall, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
NEW MUSIC for CLARINET and PIANO

Six Intermezzi for Piano — Jacob E. Goodman
Craig Ketter, piano

Morning, Night, & Noon — Peri Mauer
Vasko Dukovski and Ismail Lumanovski, clarinets

Three Preludes — Nailah Nombeko
Craig Ketter, piano

Summer Souvenirs — Kevin McCarter
Kevin McCarter, piano

"Theia" (2014) for Bass Clarinet, Two MIDI Foot Controllers, and Bar Chimes — Max Giteck Duykers
Christina Van Alstine, clarinet

Two Piano Pieces — Emiko Hayashi
Martha Locker, piano

Pentachordal Etudes — Hubert Howe
Jonathan Howe, piano

Four Piano Pieces for Maestro Hsu — Paoul Pleskow
Craig Ketter, piano

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center
MEMORIAL CONCERT for LEO KRAFT

Six Pieces for Violin with Piano Obbligato — Leo Kraft
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

Andante for String Quartet — Jacob E. Goodman
Calvin Wiersma, violin, Gregor Kitzis, violin
Daniel Panner, 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
Daniel Panner, viola
Blair McMillen, piano

String Quartet — Craig Slon
Calvin Wiersma, violin, Gregor Kitzis, violin
Daniel Panner, viola, Greg Hesselink, cello


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Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center
MEMORIAL CONCERT for STEVEN LEIBHOLZ

Memoria — Brian Fennelly
Christopher Oldfather, piano

Prelude and Toccatina for Piano — Cesar Vuksic
Christopher Oldfather, piano

Three Pairings — Richard D. Russell
Sofia Dimitrova, soprano, Stanichka Dimitrova, violin
James Waldo, cello, Michael Brofman, piano

Suite for Solo Piano (excerpts) — Nataliya Medvedovskaya
Nataliya Medvedovskaya, piano

Ad Luciam Beatricem — John Eaton
Phoebo Haines, mezzo-soprano
David Keberle, clarinet

Three Later Poems of Walt Whitman— Martin Halpern
Jim Trainor, baritone
Craig Ketter, piano

The Doppleganger —Debra Kaye
Haim Avitsur, trombone

Moonsongs for Soprano and Piano — Dana Dimitri Richardson
Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano
Simon Mulligan, piano

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Friday, March 13, 2015


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
Kathleen Mulready, soprano, Michaela Mechlovitz, alto,
Amanda Farley, alto, Luis Gutierrez, tenor
Philip Allen, bass, Craig Ketter, piano

Americana Journey: City and Country — Matt Weber
Craig Ketter, piano

Friezes of Dreams — Dana Dimitri Richardson
Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano
Craig Ketter, piano

From the Hebraic Songbook — Eugene Marlow
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
Lynn Bechtold and Stanichka Dimitrova, violins

Daughter of Dawn (1993) — Frank Retzel
Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano
Craig Ketter, piano

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Saint Peter's Church, Citicorp Center
A CONCERT of NEW MUSIC

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

Turning Leaves for Sandy — David Picton
Keve Wilson, oboe
Oren Fader, guitar

Vortici D'etere — Orlando Legname
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

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Saturday, May 30, 2015


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
Dary John Mizelle, piano
Rina Okubo, marimba

Contextual Enigma — Vladimir del Orbe
Winner of the 2014 NYCC Composers Competition
David Sherr, clarinet, Evan Runyon, double bass
Nina Siniakova, piano

Inharmonic Fantasy No. 3 — Hubert Howe
electronics

Galapagos Suite — Robert S. Cohen
Jonathan Singer, marimba

Queen Suite — Tamara Cashour
Karen Rostron, violin, Gregor Kitzis, viola
Peter Prosser, cello, Aliz Raspé, harp


2014-2015 Concert Season