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2020 John Eaton Memorial Competition Winner Announced

Thursday, August 6, 2020
2020 John Eaton Memorial Competition Winner Announced

The New York Composers Circle is happy to announce that the winner of its 2020 John Eaton Memorial Composition Competition is Jeffrey Niederhoffer  for his composition Picking Up Where I Left Off. Honorable mention is also awarded to David Hier for his String Quartet in Two Movements and to Zach Gulaboff Davis for his work Prism for piano trio.  Each of these composers will be awarded a free one-year membership in the New York Composers Circle, and the winner will have his piece performed on one...

David Picton Performance Announcement

Friday, July 17, 2020
David Picton Performance Announcement

David Picton's woodwind quintet Music for the Birds will receive five new performances in New Brunswick, Canada later this summer and early fall. This is part of an on-going concert series called In Flight presented by woodwind ensemble Ventus Machina, which is Karin Aurell, flute; Christie Goodwin, oboe; James Kalyn, clarinet; Jon Fischer, French horn; Patrick Bolduc, bassoon. The group is based in New Brunswick, Canada. 
In Flight is a concert series featuring birds as its central theme....

Spread Spectrum Russian Festival Info

Thursday, July 16, 2020
Spread Spectrum Russian Festival Info

Several New York Composers Circle composers will take part in Russia's Spread Spectrum Music Festival, online this Saturday, July 18, starting at 6:30 AM New York time (1:30 PM Moscow time), with events throughout the day from New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Melbourne, St. Petersburg, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Kazan, and more. It will feature music and video presentations for piano, organ, strings, brass, chamber ensembles and live electronics by NYCC members Robert S. Cohen,...

Pipedreams: The American Muse Featuring Richard Brooks

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Pipedreams: The American Muse Featuring Richard Brooks

[Pipedreams: program #2026]A new show will be aired this week featuring organ music by great American composers on American Public Media's famous Pipedreams program.
New York Composers Circle composer member and chairperson RICHARD BROOKS is featured in this delightful new program of American organ music, along with Florence Price, Gardner Read, Louis Alter, Harold Stover, Dudley Buck, Roger Bourland, John Knowles Paine, William Grant Still, Pamela Decket, Robert Ward, Dale Wood, Craig Phillips,...

Remembering Composer Joseph Pehrson

Monday, April 6, 2020
Remembering Composer Joseph Pehrson

Dear members,
We have received the sad news that Joseph Pehrson passed away last Friday at Jacobi Hospital in the Bronx.  He had been living at the Pinnacle Nursing Home for a while, and was taken to the hospital because he had taken a turn for the worse.  Unfortunately, it was too late.
Joseph had been a member for many years, and he was also a key person in the Composers Concordance and other organizations.  We will try to dedicate a concert to him in the coming season, when we can...

NYCC Launches Discussion Forum

Friday, April 3, 2020
NYCC Launches Discussion Forum

We have decided to offer a discussion forum to our members and followers where we may discuss all things pertaining to the New York Composers Circle, music, and the music industry in general. We ask that you locate the forum through our menu bar above, or click the link below and check it out. Please feel free to join any discussion, or open a new topic. However, we ask that you please abide by the rules of conduct as outlined on the Forum page. We look forward to hearing from you and engaging...

STATEMENT on COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

It is now abundantly clear that the coronavirus pandemic is in full sway in New York. In Keeping with the directives given by the city, state, and federal governments, we regretfully announce the cancellation of the remainder of the New York Composers Circle concert season and all remaining salons. We will attempt to reschedule the concerts at a later date, or on the next season (2020-21). We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, but the seriousness of the situation dictates the need for...

March 24 Musical Bridges Concert Flyer

Thursday, February 27, 2020

14th Annual John Eaton Memorial Competition Announced

Friday, February 21, 2020
14th Annual John Eaton Memorial Competition Announced

The New York Composers Circle proudly announces its 14th Annual John Eaton Memorial Competition, in memory of our beloved long-time honorary member John Eaton (1935-2015), for chamber music compositions of up to four performers. The competition is open to composers who live in the New York metropolitan area without age restriction, other than current NYCC members and prior NYCC competition winners. The winning composition will be performed at one of the NYCC's concerts during the 2020-2021 season,...

Tania León talks about "Stride" and Project 19

Friday, February 14, 2020
Tania León talks about Stride and Project 19

New York Composers Circle Honorary Member and Peermusic Classical composer Tania León's "Stride" is the second piece to be premiered as part of Project 19,  a New York Philharmonic commissioning initiative to mark the centenary of the 19th amendment, which extended suffrage to American women. León is one of 19 female composers to receive a commission for the project; she discusses the historic inspirations of her piece, her musical influences, and some features of the new work.
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