GC Composers Alliance presents: New Music Marathon

Monday, February 23, 2015, at 7:00 pm

This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.

Elabash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan, NY

Admission Free


The Graduate Center Composers Alliance is excited to be part of the Composers Now Festival once more, and to present brand new pieces by its composers. Join us for a full evening of new, creative, exciting music! Two concerts, with a wine and cheese party in between, to let the audience mingle and meet our talented composers and performers. Composers with world premieres on the 23rd include: Adams, Bridges, George, Giannattasio, Lee, Menillo, Nazaykinskaya, Stafylakis, Shadduck, and Thiebaut.

The GC Composers' Alliance is an organization dedicated to supporting the work of doctoral candidates in Music Composition at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded and maintained by composers in the program, the Composers' Alliance presents regular concerts of new works and invites collaborations with performers and ensembles both from within CUNY and from New York's various, vibrant new music communities. The goal of the organization is thus to build bridges between composers, performers and audiences, while highlighting the musical activities of Graduate Center composers.


Hyperion by Harry Stafylakis
Patrick Kearney, guitar
Improvisation by Patricia Giannattasio
Patricia Giannattasio, piano
Eight Again by Austin Shadduck
Austin Shadduck, shakuhachi
Pulse Timbre Weather Agents by Elizabeth Adams
Vita Wallace & Aaron Packard, violins
Kristen McKeon, alto sax
Jen Baker, trombone
A Glimpse of Hope by Polina Nazaykinskaya
Christopher Janwong McKiggan, piano
Three Caprices by David Bridges
  I. Playful
  II. Fickle
  III. Jazzy
Lisa Tipton, violin
Miho Zaitsu, cello
Dear Mr. Bokhossi by Hyun-Kyung Lee
Carl Patrick Bolleia, piano
Night, like Velvet: in Twelve Letters by Whitney George (selections)
"Burning a Name with Black Edges"
"A Compass as My Planchette"
"Rope at the Throat"
Martha Cargo, flute
Charlotte Munn-wood, violin
Pat Muchmore, cello
Melinda Faylor, piano
Joe Tucker, percussion

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