Remembering Composer Joseph Pehrson

Monday, April 6, 2020

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.

NYCC Launches Discussion Forum

Friday, April 3, 2020

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...


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....

March 24 Musical Bridges Concert Flyer

Thursday, February 27, 2020

14th Annual John Eaton Memorial Competition Announced

Friday, February 21, 2020

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...

Tania León: Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine Review

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine, had this to write about Tania J. Leon composition Stride commissioned by the NY Philharmonic as part of Project 19. 

Born in Havana in 1943, Tania León is a perfect example of how the immigrant experience can pay off to the advantage of the US. A noted composer,...

Tania León talks about "Stride" and Project 19

Friday, February 14, 2020

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...

Richard Brooks on Contemporary Music for Organ with Brian Schober, Organist

Monday, February 10, 2020

Join us on Sunday, February 23 for a concert of contemporary music for organ, with ACA composer-organist Brian Schober, at Church of the Heavenly Rest, in New York City.  The organ at Heavenly Rest is one of the largest in NYC.  It contains five manuals, 137-ranks and over 8,000 pipes and was built...

A Composer Puts Her Life in Music, Beyond Labels

Monday, February 10, 2020

By William Robin | The New YorkTimes
Feb 7, 2020
She was supposed to end up inParis.
When the composer Tania León was 9, her piano teacher, traveling in France, sent a postcard back to Cuba with a picture of the Eiffel Tower. “I don’t know what happened to me when I saw the card,” Ms....

Chris Sahar Performance Announcement

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Chris Sahar writes:
"Three of my set of four violin duos will be performed by the violin duo Auerbach and Perkinson at the College of Staten Island in New York City on February 25th.  Composer Gene Pritsker and our good friend Anton Rovner will also have their works also performed."
The concert...

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