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NYCC founding composer-member Jacob Goodman has announced that his work Variations on a Theme of Beethoven has been performed by Libby Kardontchik, piano on a concert presented by NACUSA’s San Francisco chapter. The concert was streamed live on YouTube on February 12, 2021 from The Center for New Music in San Francisco. Goodman’s work is one of seven works presented on the program, which included the following:
Davide Verotta, Crisp, Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Simon Bokman, Ballet-Sonata...
It is always sad to have to report the death of anyone, but when you have to report that of a dear friend, it makes it all the more difficult. It is with a very heavy heart that I must relay the news of the passing of our composer-member Bunny Beck. When things open up a bit more, her sister told me she would like to do a memorial concert of Bunny’s music.
Bunny (born Fredrica Levinson) was an accomplished jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist, and she was a very dear friend to me....
Check out Richard Brooks’ Places in Time today on the Classical Music Discoveries podcast . . .
Episode #14195 Places in Time Richard Brooks’ PLACES IN TIME travels through the acclaimed composer’s personal history with each piece representing a different period in the composer’s life. Many of these recordings were originally released by Brooks’ label, Capstone Records. Each piece gains new life as Brooks and Navona Records team up to share this fascinating work in tonality, soundscapes,...
May your days be merry and bright!
'Twas the night after Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The presents were scattered and broken I fear
And St. Nicholas won’t come again for a year . . .
But the music goes on, and we have promises to keep! As the year comes to a close, we hope you will consider New York Composers Circle as a worthy recipient of your donation dollars. Your year-end tax-deductible gift will make a big...
Composer Robert Cohen will be interviewed by conductor Jason Tramm on an upcoming video podcast "Music Matters.” The episode, titled “Innovative Composer On Finding A Unique Voice," will air on Tuesday, December 22 at 6:00 PM (EST).
Music Matters with Jason Tramm is a new video podcast that features distinguished members of the performing community and explores the most important issues effecting active engagement in the arts today, impacted by the global COVID- 19 pandemic.
I am happy to announce that last Saturday night a Portuguese radio station devoted its entire classical music broadcast hour to my music. The program will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, December 1st at 6 p.m. and again on Friday, December 4th at 10 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time. Click the link below, and enjoy . . .
During these trying times, creating new music has been difficult, to say the least. With nearly every live concert opportunity canceled and musicians withdrawn to their living rooms, the business of music-making has suffered greatly. Yet in the face of such difficulties, we must persist. Composers are still writing new music and musicians are still practicing. The loss of in-person rehearsals and live events has cost the world of art music dearly. Our composers and musicians and have been forced...
Our clarinet friends from Italy, DUO NAMASTE, which is Guido Arbonelli and Natalia Benedetti, will perform a concert of clarinet music on October 25, 2020 at the Teatro degli Oscuri, Piazza Matteotti in Torrita di Siena, Italy. Included in their program will be music by NYCC composer members David Mecionis, Richard Brooks, and Robert Cohen.
Below is the full text of the announcement in the original Italian, which includes the program, followed by an English translation. Click the link below...
Three New York Composers Circle composers are included in "A Modern Day Version of Pictures At An Exhibition," a joint presentation by the Nassau County Museum of Art and the Long Island Composers Alliance. The program features original music written by LICA composers inspired by artwork in the Nassau County Museum of Art Blue Exhibition, which includes music by NYCC composer members Hubert Howe, Nataliya Medvedovskaya, and Catherine Neville.
The details are as follows:
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...
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