New York Composers Circle Announces Concert Celebrating Contemporary Masters

The New York Composers Circle will present a Celebration of Contemporary Masters concert on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration (“Little Church Around the Corner”), 1 East 29th Street in Manhattan.

The program will feature violinist Rolf Schulte, who will perform the 20th century master Stefan WolpeSecond Piece for Violin Alone by Donald Martino, Fantasy-Variations by Donald Martino, and will be joined by pianist Christopher Oldfather for Contrasts for Violin and Piano by Wolpe disciple Raoul Pleskow. Performers will also include Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano; Jessica Bower, mezzo-soprano; Linda Wetherill, flute, Esther Lamneck, clarinet and Oren Fader, guitar.

Works by NYCC members to perform are Pleskow Contrasts, David Mecionis’s Waiting in Six Lines, Roger Blanc’s Pendulum, Tamara Cashour’s ‘Baldi Buddy Ol’ Pal, Jeffrey Niederhoffer’s The Stones Break Out, Dary John Mizelle’s A World of Differences and The Late John Eaton‘s Tocotin.

The Mecionis, White, Cashour, Pleskow. Pieces by Niederhoffer, Eaton and Mizelle will be world premieres. Information about NYCC composers is available at https://newyorkcomposerscircle.org/composers/member-directory.html.

Tickets for the May 18 concert are $20, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nycc-presents-a-celebration-of-contemporary-music-masters-tickets-224121763227, or at the door. Seniors are $15 and students are free.

For more information, call 201-675-7096 or visit https://newyorkcomposerscircle.org/. This concert is accessible to ADAs. For more information on MTA transportation, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

The New York Composers Circle is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) arts and education organization dedicated to new music – its creation, performance, and development of new audiences. Its members and supporters are composers, performers and music lovers. Its activities include new music concerts, monthly salons where composers perform and discuss new works and works in progress for other members and guests and hear talks from various members of the new music community, a annual competition open only to non-members and an outreach concert program to benefit the wider community and to attract new concert audiences. Much more about them on https://newyorkcomposerscircle.org/.

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