EVENTS


2021-2022 Concert Season

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021


FIRST CONCERT of NEW MUSIC for ORGAN
Little Church Around the Corner, Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, New York, New York

Richard Brooks — Preludes to Milton’s 'Paradise Lost'
— Book I
— Book II

Kevin McCarter — Two Preludes after Jean Langlais ‡

Dana Dimitri Richardson — Chiaroscuro †

Eugene Marlow — Three Pieces for Organ
— Clasico Bolero
— A La Russe †
— D'humeur Melancolique †

Catherine Neville — Prelude & Fugue in the Time of COVID †

† World Premiere ‡ New York Premiere

Claudia Dumschat, organ

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Thursday, September 9, 2021


NEW MUSIC for STRINGS & ELECTRONICS
Little Church Around the Corner, Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, New York, New York

Jacob E. Goodman — String Quartet No. 1 †
— I. Allegro
— II. Adagio
— III. Rondo

Catherine Neville — Mukuntuweap †
— I. Sanctuary
— II. Grafton
— III. Mukuntuweap

Debra Kaye — Turning in Time
— Special Guest Soloist Kinga Augustyn, violin

Timothy L. Miller — Three Miniatures for String Trio †
— I. Going Someplace
— II. Having Been There
— III. And Back Again

Hubert Howe — Inharmonic Fantasy No. 9
— for cello and electronics

Kevin McCarter — Sketches From Nature ††
— I. Walking, with Wind and Leaves
— II. Along a Stream
— III. Among Birds
— IV. Flowers
— V. Recollections

Rushaniya Nizamutdinova — The Sun and Immersion ‡
— for electronics

Eric Heilner — SQrt: Season 1, Episode 2

† World Premiere †† New York Premiere ‡ US Premiere

Featuring the Klang String Quartet
— Gregor Kitzis, violin; Katie Thomas, violin
— Arthur Dibble, viola; Molly Aronson, cello

Special Guest Soloist, Kinga Augustyn, violin

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Thursday, October 14, 2021


SECOND CONCERT of NEW MUSIC for ORGAN
Little Church Around the Corner, Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, New York, New York


Robert Cohen — Rabbi Schmuley Rides the Cyclone to Heaven †

Thomas Parente — Pandemia †

Dary John Mizelle — Passacaglia, Toccata & Fugue †

Hubert Howe — Prelude for Organ †

David See — Three Hymn Preludes for Organ
— Fugue on "St. Ann and Ellacombe"
— Little Brown Church (In The Vale) ††
— There's A Song In The Air

† World Premiere †† New York Premiere

Claudia Dumschat, organ


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Wednesday, November 10, 2021


NEW MUSIC for INSTRUMENTS, ELECTRONICS & VIDEO
Marc A. Scorca Hall of the National Opera Center
330 7th Ave, New York, New York

Raoul Pleskow — Souvenir (to Craig Ketter) †
— Craig Ketter, piano

Craig Slon — The Siren †
— Tammy Scheffer, soprano; Blair McMillen, piano

Peter Kelsh — Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano †
— Stefan Williams, horn; Eunmin Woo, violin; Craig Ketter, piano

Frederick Boyle — Palindrome Canon Nº 9 †
— for electronics & video
— video by Craig Stockwell

Linda A. Marcel — Distant Waves, New Worlds ‡
— Michael Laderman, flute
— electronics and video by Linda Marcel

Hubert Howe — Inharmonic Fantasy Nº 10 ‡
— Hubert Howe, electronics
— Blair McMillen, piano
— video by Gazinur Rakhmatullin

Rushaniya Nizamutdinova — Electroacoustic Improvisation Nº 2 ‡
— video by Martin Mukhametzyanov

Emiko Hayashi — Song Cycle †
— Tammy Scheffer, soprano; Blair McMillen, piano


† World Premiere ‡ U.S. Premiere

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Thursday, December 16, 2021


A CONCERT OF NEW CHAMBER MUSIC
Marc A. Scorca Hall of the National Opera Center
330 7th Ave, New York, New York

Nataliya Medvedovskaya — Millennium Sonata, movement II †
— Peter Sachon, cello; Criag Ketter, piano

Kevin McCarter — Reconsidered †
— David Valbuena, clarinet; Peter Sachon, cello

David Picton — The Crafty Huntsman †
— David Valbuena, clarinet; Peter Sachon, cello; Criag Ketter, piano

David See — Caffeine Rag
— David See, piano

Roger Blanc — Duology †
— Melissa Slocum, double bass; Steve Sandberg, piano

Olivia D. Jones — It Is She Who Made Us †
— David Valbuena, clarinet; Peter Sachon, cello

Dana Dimitri Richardson — Three Rhapsodies
— Criag Ketter, piano


† World Premiere

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022


A CONCERT of NEW CHAMBER MUSIC
Little Church Around the Corner, Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, New York, New York

Dana Dimitri Richardson — "Sunsongs"
— Performed by Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano, Craig Ketter, piano

Kevin McCarter — "Under Sun Or Stars" †
— Performed by Jessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano, Craig Ketter, piano

Robert S. Cohen — "So You Think I'm Funny?" †
— Performed by Will Short, bassoon, Craig Ketter, piano

David See — Caffeine Rag
— David See, piano

Nataliya Medvedovskaya — Millennium Sonata, movement II
— Peter Sachon, cello, Craig Ketter, piano

David Picton — The Crafty Huntsman
— Rodd Palmer, clarinet, Peter Sachon, cello, Craig, Ketter, piano


† World Premiere

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Thursday, April 21, 2022


NEW MUSIC for VOICE & INSTRUMENTS
Little Church Around the Corner, Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, New York, New York

Catherine Neville — Three Pieces on Paintings by Kandinsky
— Kyle Miller, electric guitar; Matthew Kowalski, vibraphone

Paul Aljian — By Night, By Day † — David Steinberg, violin; Daniel Barret, cello

Simona Smirnova — Jauna Meilė †
— Simona Smirnova, soprano; Vivienne Aerts, alto
— Takuma Matsui, tenor; Erik Schark, bass

Madelyn Byrne — Hallie Quinn Brown
— Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano
— Simon Mulligan, piano

Eric Heilner — Short Story for Violin & Piano Nº 1 †
— Marina Kifferstein, violin; Simon Mulligan, piano

Patricia Leonard — Remember Me, from “Written in the Stars”
— Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano; Simon Mulligan, piano

Christopher Sahar — Shortcuts for Solo Piano †
— Simon Mulligan, piano

Anton Rovner — Mysterious Star, song cycle on poems by Edgar Allan Poe †
— Jacqueline Milena Thompson, soprano; Simon Mulligan, piano


† World premiere

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022


A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC MASTERS
Little Church Around the Corner, Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, New York, New York

David Mecionis — Elegy for Joey ‡
— Linda Wetherill, flute, Lois Martin, viola

Roger Blanc — Pendulum †
— Oren Fader, guitar

Tamara Cashour — ’Baldi Buddy Ol’ Pal †
— Christopher Oldfather, piano

Stefan Wolpe — Second Piece for Violin Alone
— Rolf Schulte, violin

Raoul Pleskow — Contrasts †
— Rolf Schulte, violin, Christopher Oldfather, piano

Jeffrey Niederhoffer — les pierres éclatent †
— Christopher Oldfather, piano

John Eaton — Tocotín ‡
— Jessica Bowers, mezzo-soprano, Oren Fader, guitar

Dary John Mizelle — A World of Differences †
— Esther Lamneck, clarinet

Donald Martino — Fantasy-Variations
— Rolf Schulte, violin


‡ New York Premiere † World Premiere

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022


A CONCERT OF NEW MUSIC
Little Church Around the Corner, Church of the Transfiguration
1 East 29th Street, New York, New York

Cheng Jin Koh — Ecstasy
Winner of the 2019 John Eaton Memorial Competition
— Daniel Ketter, clarinet, Olivia Moaddel, violin
— Mark Serkin, cello, Craig Ketter, piano

Christopher Kaufman — Nocturnal Phantasy for clarinet and piano ‡
— Daniel Ketter, clarinet, Craig Ketter, piano

Raoul Pleskow — Souvenir for solo piano
— Craig Ketter, piano

Timothy L. Miller — String Quartet No.3: “l'Ode au Vermont” †
— Klang String Quartet

Jeffrey Niederhoffer — Askew, But Not Amiss for alto saxophone solo ‡
— Anthony Izzo, alto saxophone

Carl Kanter — String Quartet 2021 †
— Klang String Quartet


The Klang String Quartet:
— Gregor Kitzis, violin, Katie Thomas, violin
— Arttie Dibble, viola, Molly Aronson, cello


‡ New York Premiere † World Premiere


2021-2022 Concert Season