Washington Square Contemporary Music Society, 33rd season


Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 8:00pm

Concert I: The Washington Square Ensemble Timbre Journeys Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at 8pm with music of Sheree Clement, Brian Fennelly (Skyscapes IV (2006) NY Premiere, Arthur Kampela, Caroline Mallonee, Morris Rosenzweig, and Brian Schober. Additional concerts this season coming up on March 3rd and April 7th. Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. Admission $20/$15 seniors/$8 students.

Golden Fleece Ltd, The Composers' Chamber Theatre


Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 8:00pm

Golden Fleece, Ltd. The Composers Chamber Theatre, Lou Rodgers, Producing Artistic Director presents:  Song New York Concert, Thursday, Dec. 17th at 8pm. Works by Seymour Barab, Richard Brooks, Thomas Carlo Bo, Charles Coleman, Lou Rodgers, Ned Rorem, Mira J. Spektor, Virgil Thomson; Greenwich House Music School 46 Barrow Street. Admission $15/$10 students and seniors.  Also, The Square One Series of Opera/Music Theater works in Progress, Nov. 1, 8, and 15, at Studios 353 W. 48th St. 2nd floor. Reservations/More Info 212-691-6105.

"The Secret Agent" with music by Michael Dellaira, CCO season opener, Oct. 22 and 23 in NYC


Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 8:00pm

The Center for Contemporary Opera's 2009-2010 season opener, The Secret Agent; Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23 @ 8pm

Atelier: New Work-in-Progress, Michael Dellaira, composer; J.D. Mcclatchy, librettist

Based on Joseph Conrad's novel, The Secret Agent, this new operatic work-in-progress is set in fin-de-siècle London.
Conrad's masterpiece and the only novel he set in England, The Secret Agent (1907) is the terrifying tale of an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory, at the time the world’s most modern symbol of learning and science.

Tickets $20 include post-performance wine reception; the cell 338 West 23 Street new york new york

John Eaton's "Lettere" to be performed by the American Modern Ensemble at Lincoln Center


Monday, February 8, 2010 - 8:00pm

John EatonCelebrating John Eaton's 75th birthday, AME will perform Lettere, a setting of Poems of Michaeli Ranchetti, for Mezzo Soprano, flute, harp, and string quartet -- on Monday, February 8th, 2010, at 8pm. Location: Rose Building, 10th Floor, Lincoln Center, New York City. Tickets are here, or call 800-838-3006. $20 advance/$25 at the door. On-stage discussion with the composers, wine reception after the perfomance. Other works on the program: Christopher Rouse's Compline and Sebastian Currier's Crossfade. 

World Premiere of John Eaton's opera, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 8:00pm

Save the Date: John Eaton's new opera, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, premieres June 15, 2010 at Symphony Space's Sharp Theatre, featuring a libretto by Estela Eaton and the performing ensemble, Pocket Opera Players. The production is being staged by New York's Center for Contemporary Opera, and will be co-produced by the American Composers Alliance.

ACA moves uptown

The corner music shop in Washington Heights is open for business. Nestled in a neighborhood full of musicians, composers, and kids on skateboards, the new ACA office is located on a breezy corner with a view. Thursday night, several composers, artists,  new-music advocates, and friends stopped by to celebrate the grand opening. Pictured from left, Gene Caprioglio, Vice-President of New Music at C.F. Peters Corp, Gina Genova, ACA Director, and Frank Oteri, Founding Editor and Publisher of New Music Box.


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