New York Composers Circle will present a concert of new music for voice and instruments

The New York Composers Circle will perform A Concert of New Music for Voice and Instruments on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Manhattan’s Church of the Transfiguration (“Little Church Around the Corner”), 1 East 29th Street in Manhattan.

Works by NYCC members that will be performed are Three Pieces on Paintings by Kandinsky by Catherine Neville and By Night by Paul Aljian. By Day, Jauna Meil?- by Simona Smirnova, Five Mirror Canons by David Mecionis, Hallie Quinn Brown by Madelyn Byrne, Eric Heilner’s Short Story for Violin & Piano Nº 1, Patricia Leonard‘s Remember Me, excerpt from “Written in the Stars”, Shortcuts for Solo Piano by Christopher Sahar and Mysterious Star by Anton Rovner, song cycle on poems by Edgar Allen Poe.

Pieces by Aljian, Smirnova, Mecionis, Heilner, Sahar and Rovner will be world premieres. Information about NYCC composers is available at

The performers will be Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano; Simon Mulligan, piano; Kyle Miller, electric guitar; Matthew Kowalski, vibes; David Steinbergviolin; Daniel Barrette, cello; Simona Smirnova, soprano; Vivienne Aerts, viola; Takuma Matsui, tenor; Erik Schark, bass; Rich Wardlow, trumpet and Marina Kifferstein, violin.

Tickets for the April 21 concert are $20, available at, or at the door. Seniors are $15 and students are free.

For more information, call 201-675-7096 or visit This concert is accessible to ADAs. For more information on MTA transportation, visit

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


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