NEW YORK COMPOSERS CIRCLE LAUNCHES ITS SECOND SEASON
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NEW YORK COMPOSERS CIRCLE
LAUNCHES ITS SECOND SEASON:
APRIL 13, 2004 CONCERT
AT SAINT PETER'S CHURCH (CITICORP CENTER)
New York: Debra Kaye, President of the New York Composers Circle (NYCC), has announced two concerts featuring new solo and chamber works by New York area composers.
On April 13, 2004, 8 p.m., the New York Composers Circle will present a concert at Saint Peter's Church at the Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street). The Circle is proud to feature Alaria (Yuri Vodovoz, violin; Diliana Momtchilova, cello; and Nancy Garniez, piano) now celebrating its 20th year. Alaria will be joined by Mary Barto (flute), Andy Teirstein (viola), Yvonne Troxler (piano), and Cesar Vuksic (piano).
The ensemble will perform an eclectic mix of new music by New York area composers Richard Brooks, Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, Jacob E. Goodman, Jennifer Louis Griffith, Fedor Kabalin, Debra Kaye, Eugene W. McBride, Andy Teirstein, and Cesar Vuksic.
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The mission of the New York Composers Circle is to create an active community of composers and performers, and to provide them with a meeting ground that fosters camaraderie, collaboration, and development, both musically and professionally.
According to Ms. Kaye, "One of the things I love about the Composers Circle is the opportunity it gives for composers and performers to work closely together in bringing new music to life. The fact that these relationships are ongoing opens up a lot of creative possibilities including the opportunity for developing a repertoire and performing the music more than once. This benefits everyone, audiences as well as the musicians involved. Another very special thing about the Circle is the atmosphere of congeniality, respect, and camaraderie of the informal music salons. Musicians sit in circle, listening together and exploring musical questions. This common purpose is a real bond. The fact that the Circle has nearly doubled in its second year shows what a need for this there is in the New York area."
A second concert is scheduled for May 21st, 2004, at the Second Presbyterian Church, 6 West 96th Street (just off Central Park West). Details TBA.
The NYCC presented its inaugural concert at Saint Peter's Church on May 4, 2003. New works by 12 composers were performed, including those of special guest, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici. The composers were hailed by The New Music Connoisseur for their "raw power," and "sensitive" and "passionate" writing.
The New York Composers Circle, founded by composer Jacob E. Goodman in 2002, was formed as an association of composers meeting monthly to play their music for each other. In its second season it has grown into an alliance of both composers and performers. The Circle continues to evolve by tapping the rich vein of talent and resources among its members. In addition to formal concerts, the NYCC now hosts new music readings with its partner Alaria. The next reading is scheduled for March 25, 2004, 6:30 pm at Frank and Camille's Fine Pianos, (29 West 57th Street, 2nd Floor). The NYCC also hosts occasional Sunday afternoon Jam & Tea sessions in which musicians experiment with improvisational forms.
Honorary members include Tania Leon and Ezra Laderman.
For more information, contact Debra Kaye, NYCC President, at 212-932-1376 firstname.lastname@example.org or Eugene Marlow, Chair, NYCC Publicity Committee, at 646-312-3924 NYComposers@aol.com .