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Tania León Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'Stride'

Friday, June 18, 2021
Tania León Wins Pulitzer Prize For 'Stride'

The New York Composers Circle is extremely proud of the accomplishments of our long-time member and current honorary member, Tania León. She has been bleesed with a long and distiguished career, and now to be awarded the crowning achievement in music, the Pulitzer Prize, for her orchestral piece Stride, is yet another in a long stream of deserved accomplishments and recognitions for her incredible body of work. Following is an article published by NPR on June 11 celebrating Tania’s accomplishments...

Eugene Marlow's JAZZ IN CHINA Documentary Now Streaming

Monday, May 24, 2021
Eugene Marlow's  JAZZ IN CHINA Documentary Now Streaming

Longtime NYCC composer member Eugene Marlow has completed a feature-length documentary called “Jazz in China,” which is based on his 2018 acclaimed book of the same name. The documentary was announced as an official event of International Jazz Day, April 30, 2021.
The central theme of the documentary is timely. It’s about jazz—a democratic form of music—existing in a country with a long tradition of adherence to central authority—namely, China. 
The documentary reveals the significant...

Linda Marcel, Artistic Director of Nabla Festival

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Linda Marcel, Artistic Director of Nabla Festival

The Nabla Virtual Festival is an international concert series that promotes contemporary performances of music, dance and multimedia.  This series entitled “Spells” (In-Canti) contemplates man’s connections to nature and the human desire to inwardly reach and influence reality. The organization is supported by three non-profits; Nabla Ensemble, DMT2 Ensemble, and International Arts Educators Forum (IAEF).

Max Duykers Performance Announcement

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Max Duykers Performance Announcement

Tiffany Mills Company | Home Project (excerpts-in-process)Thursday, May 20 and Saturday, May 22 at 7pmStreamed live from the Ellen Stewart TheatreTiffany Mills Company's Home Project weaves movement, text, and electronics music together to create an environment inspired by one word: home. Mills and her collaborators take a close look at their relationships with the places in which they live. They draw upon memories of their diverse childhood homes-some stableand constant, some mobile and unpredictable....

Hubert Howe Premiere Performance

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Hubert Howe Premiere Performance

This Sunday, May 23, 1:30 PM, there will be a free concert in Manhattan featuring the premiere of Hubert Howe's Inharmonic Fantasy No. 14 for trombone and fixed media. Performing will be NYCC composer member Jacob Elkin. The concert will take place at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden at East 9th Street & Ave C.

David Picton Performance Announcement

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
David Picton Performance Announcement

David Picton's second woodwind quintet, A Pandemic Era for Change, has recently been premiered with four live performances in the New Brunswick area of Canada, by Ventus Machina Woodwind Quintet.
The performances took place on April 18, May 1, May 2, and May 4 of 2021.
A Pandemic Era for Change was composed specifically for Ventus Machina following a year of several successful Canadian performances (mostly in pre-pandemic 2020) of his first woodwind quintet, Music for the Birds.
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Simona Smirnova Performance Announcement

Monday, April 26, 2021
Simona Smirnova Performance Announcement

An eclectic jazz singer returns to The Red Room with a selection of upbeat swing tunes, romantic ballads, and folkloric melodies.
About this EventSIMONA SMIRNOVA JAZZ DUO: "A NIGHT OF VOCAL JAZZ"
May 14th (Friday)
7pm - 9pm 1st show
9pm - 11pm 2nd show
Simona Smirnova is returning to the Red Room on May 14th Friday night for two shows, one at 7pm and another one at 9pm, with a vocal jazz duo, Gabriel Chakarji on piano, and Simona on vocals, kanklės and theremin.
Simona...

Spread Spectrum Festival Returns

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Spread Spectrum Festival  Returns

Sunday, April 18, 20:00
Spread Spectrum Festival 
Electronic music of Russia and the USA
Cost: 300 (RUS)
Attention! Due to the peculiarities of listening to multichannel music, the number of seats is limited. 
The Expanding the Spectrum Festival concert features works by seven American composers from New York and two Russian composers from Moscow.
American composers - Craig Slon, Dary John Mizell, Hubert Howe, Jacob Elkin, Gene Pritzker, Adam Holtzman and Alon Nechustan...

Summer Composition Intensive at St. Mary's College

Saturday, April 17, 2021
Summer Composition Intensive at St. Mary's College

The summer composition intensive at St. Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana, would welcome additional applicants for this year (July 12-24). It's a two week workshop for composers of all ages that includes lecture presentations, master classes, workshops, and private lessons. I attended in 2016-2018 and will be there again this year. I've found it both helpful and enjoyable. I’d be happy to answer questions from anyone who would like to know more. CDC and state health safety protocols will be...

New Director of Development Announced

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
New Director of Development Announced

We are proud to announce that NYCC composer member Linda A. Marcel has been appointed to the position of Director of Development. Marcel joined NYCC in 2018 and has been an informal member of the Steering Committee for the last couple of years. Her role as the Director of Development will include the application and procurement of grants and other funding, as well as developing new partnerships and opportunities within our community. 
In addition to her Directorship, Linda Marcel has also...

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