Non-LICA Related Events

2012/03/11 – Leo Kraft Concert

Leo Kraft’s 90th birthday will be marked a bit a head of time by a concert of his music on Sunday March 11, 2012 AT 3:00 P.M. at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16 St. in Manhattan.
The program will include works written in recent years, with first performances of testimonium, for piano solo written for Morey Ritt, who will give the work its premier.
Another first will be Partita a tre, written for Charles Neidich, Marcy Rosen and Morey Ritt.
Six pieces for violin with piano obbligato, will be performed by Renee Jolles and Morey Ritt.
Other works on the program are seven Hebrew songs, sung by Thomas Meglioranza with David Jolley horn and konstantza Chernov piano.
The program will conclude with a performance of Omaggio (Spencer Oshima, Jolles, Holloway, Rosen).

2011/12/09 – Joel Mandelbaum Concert

I joined the Queens College faculty in 1961. On Friday, December 9th at 7:30 P.M. I shall mark the 50th anniversary of my becoming part of its Music Department (now School) with a concert. The concert will feature works that were performed at the college during my first years there, which I remember fondly but which have not been heard there since. These include Hugo Weisgall’s Soldier Songs (3 of the 9 will be sung by Rob Weintraub): Karel Rathaus’ Five Moods to American Poets (2 will be sung by Kathryn Wieckhorst); and Luigi Dallapiccola’s Piccola Musica Notturna (the chamber version, commissioned by and dedicated to Queens College—conducted by Charles Neidich). The Partita from that era by Leo Kraft will be played by Donald Pirone. In addition, the first work of mine to be performed at Queens College will be sung by the Queens College Choir, and one or two other pieces of mine will be included. We will try to evoke the sense of the Queens College Music Department of 50 years ago and joggle our memory for its legacy toward the present. I would be delighted to have you share in this occasion with me, at Lefrak Concert Hall in the Music Building at Queens College.

2011/11/18 – ROB SCHWIMMER’S “Expanding Universe for Continuum, Theremin and Piano!”

“Expanding Universe for Continuum, Theremin and Piano!”
When: Friday November 18th, 2011 — 8:00 PM
Where:Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY, 718-624-4061/2083 Price: $25 ($20 senior, $15 student)
Artists: Rob Schwimmer, Piano and Theremin
I’m thrilled to be back at Bargemusic, one of my favorite concert venues on the planet ! This time, in addition to my original music for piano ( barring asteroids including the rarely played Frederic Rzewski piece No Place To Go But Around as well as a piano version of Carla Bley’s Hotel Overture from Escalator Over The Hill ) and theremin ( Miklos Rosza’s Spellbound w. spoken narrative about the piece between theremin parts ) I’m also planning to play (for the first time in public) my newest instrument the Haken Continuum!

2011/02/28 – Jayoung Hong – Piano Sonatas – NYC

Concert: Jayoung Hong – Piano Sonatas
When: Monday, February 28, 2011, 8PM
Where: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
154 West 57th Street, New York City
Info: The theme of the program is the piano sonata. Among the works Jayoung isperforming is Henry Martin’s Piano Sonata No. 4: At Midnight’s Hour, a commission awarded as winner of the Barlow International Composition Competition. Jayoung is giving the work its New York premiere.

2010/12/14 – QUEENS COLLEGE NEW MUSIC GROUP Finale Concert

Kissena Blvd & Long Island Expwy
When: Tuesday, December 14th, 2010, 8pm
Price: Free
Numerous composers will be featured, with repertoire covering a wide
range of styles including classical, contemporary, ethnic, electronic,
minimalist and everything in between. A reception will follow the
concert. For more information: