Riverside Symphony features composer Matthew Greenbaum, Jan. 20

Roni Gal-Ed, oboe
Jan 20 2018 - 8:00pm

The Jig is Up, for solo oboe and string orchestra, by Matthew Greenbaum, will be performed by the Riverside Symphony, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center,

Stanley Alexandrowicz performs an evening of virtuoso guitar works, Feb. 3

Feb 3 2018 - 8:00pm

“The Genesis of Fantasy” — Internationally Renowned classical guitarist Stanley Alexandrowicz performs an evening of virtuoso guitar works spanning four centuries. Beginning with the masterful “Ouverture de la Grotte de Versailles (de Lully)” by Robert de Visee (court guitarist to Louis XIV), his program will feature masterworks by the 19th Century’s greatest composer-guitarists: Napoleon Coste (France), J. K. Mertz (Hungary), and Johann Dubez (Vienna). Contemporary compositions by some of America’s greatest living composers dominate the second half of the program, and include Ernst Bacon’s tuneful “Americana—Hymn-tune Suite,” Edward Green’s powerful “Genesis—Variations for Guitar,” Brian Fennelly’s urbane “Maverick Prelude and Tango,” and conclude with Eric Sessler’s fantasy-work “Bombadiliana” — based on Tolkien!

February 3 at 8 pm and Sunday, April 29 at 7:30 pm Location: 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center, in Ewing, New Jersey, is a large stone building located at

The Rhythm Method - new music for strings by Lewis Nielson and more, Jan. 12

Jan 12 2018 - 7:30pm
The Rhythm Method together with Longleash
And Nobody Gets Everything Right
The Rhythm Method presents works which bend, sidestep, or shatter the classical frame of the string quartet, from Dame Elizabeth Maconchy’s concisely dramatic String Quartet No. 3 (1938) to violinist-composer Marina Kifferstein’s extraterrestrial musings in An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities (2017), from Lewis Nielson’s anti-colonialist tour de force Le Journal de Corps (2010) to Kristin Bolstad’s disruptive And Nobody Gets Everything Right (2012).
Leah Asher and Marina Kifferstein, violins
Miranda Sielaff, viola*
Meaghan Burke, cello

Richard Brooks - American Elegy - New York Premiere - North/South Orchestra - Jan. 9

Richard Brooks, composer
Jan 9 2018 - 8:00pm

The North/South Chamber Orchestra welcomes the New Year on Tuesday evening January 9, 2018 performing optimistic and vibrant works by four living  American composers.

Violinist Kurt Nikkanen and pianist Maria Asteriadou will appear as soloists in the first New York performance of Encore II  by  Dinos Constantinides --  the Greek-American composer celebrating his 90th birthday next year. Other works also receiving their first hearing in New York include the American Elegy by Richard BrooksHextet  by Paul Reale; and Fire Within by the ensemble's conductor, Max Lifchitz. “American Elegy” for string orchestra, by Richard Brooks, was composed in 2002 with a profound love for New York and a deep sadness for those who were lost on September 11, 2001. 

Second half NYCC season features five upcoming concerts - beginning Jan. 25

Jan 25 2018 - 7:30pm

Sample of upcoming season concerts from New York Composers Circle. *

New Music for Cello, performed by Craig Hultgren, Marc A. Scorca Hall, National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave., between 28th & 29th Sts., January 25, 2018, 7:30 PM

Tamara Cashour, Queens' Suite Nr. 5: “KC: Queen of Hoards”;
Max Giteck Duykers, Black Meadow;
Monroe Golden, Pinhoti;
Hubert Howe, Chimera;
Carl Kanter, Cello Song;
Debra Kaye, Dialogue With the Ghost;

Public premiere of RABA by Scott L. Miller, in Estonia, Dec. 29th

Dec 29 2017 - 6:00pm

Raba Virtual Reality Concert Premier by Ensemble U - Friday, December 29 at 6 PM - 7:30 PM
The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital on the Baltic Sea.

Scott L. Miller, with support from a St. Cloud State University 2017 Research Faculty Improvement Grant, has created Raba, a virtual reality concert piece. This work was created in collaboration with Mark Gill of the SCSU Visualization Lab, Rein Zobel of Maru VR, and Ensemble U:, Estonia’s premier new music ensemble, based in Tallinn.

Solo cello concert with Robert LaRue, New York City, Jan. 14th

Jan 14 2018 - 3:00pm

Arion Chamber Music Events presents  cellist Robert LaRue in concert at Christ and Saint Stephens Church in Manhattan, on Sunday, January 14th at 3pm, with music of Joan Tower, Egon Wellesz, Bach, and more.

Premiere of In Search of Holly by Philip Carlsen, Berklee Marimba Concerts, Dec. 11

On Monday, December 11, the Berklee Marimba ensembles,  together with the Boston Conservatory marimba ensembles, directed by Nancy Zeltsman and Richard Flanagan, performed the premiere of In Search of Holly, by Maine composer Philip Carlsen, for three marimbas with snare drum.  Various ensembles performed music of Ivan Trevino, Steven Scher, Scarlatti, and more, at the David Friend Recital Hall in Boston.

US Premiere of Matthew Greenbaum's Oboe Concerto - "The Jig is Up" - Riverside Symphony, Jan. 20th

Riverside Symphony
Jan 20 2018 - 8:00pm

Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 8pm Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City;

The Riverside Symphony, featuring Roni Gal-Ed, oboe.

TELEMANN  Concerto 'alla Francese' in C Major
GREENBAUM  The Jig is Up
CPE BACH  Berlin Symphony in Eb Major
MOZART  Symphony 29 in A Major

Tickets link here


Beginning its 37th season, Riverside Symphony is widely credited for bringing a unique musical perspective to classical music audiences in New York City. Its vibrant performances of innovative programs are routinely lauded by The New York Times, and its seven CDs have been acclaimed in both the U.S. and international press.


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