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The North/South Consonance Ensemble under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiere works by Zosha Di Castri, Daniel Kessner, Mei Fang Lin and Jonathan Russell on Thursday June 6 at 8 PM.

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Richard Brooks

Composer Richard Brooks will present The Other Schoenberg, a talk about the life and work of composer Georg Schoenberg, on Wednesday, February 13 at 3:00 PM as part of the Society of Composer’s Inc. National Conference at The Ohio State University School of Music in Columbus.

Georg Schoenberg (1906-74), was the Austrian-born son of Arnold Schoenberg and his first wife, Mathilde von Zemlinsky. He is the composer of the 1959 autobiographical cantata Mein Lebenslauf. Video artist Nancy Bogen has created a video to accompany the music, which can be seen at

Mein Lebenslauf was never performed in Georg Schoenberg’s lifetime. The piece only existed in a piano-vocal score, so Ms. Bogen had Richard Brooks arrange it for vocal quartet and Pierrot Lunaire instrumental ensemble. Full texts of this work in the original German and English translation and more about Georg Schoenberg at

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Composers must be age 35 or under on January 1 of the present year.

Compositions may be for any instrumentation or length (from solo to full ensemble) that draw upon the Juventas core instrumentation: flute (including piccolo & alto flute), clarinet (including Eb, Bb, and bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano, percussion.

For more information, please email Juventas at

Application available at

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BNMI Calls for Scores

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Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic return to the Music Guild for an exciting and varied program. Ariana Ghez, Principal Oboe of the LA Phil will be joined by members of the string section.  Come hear three centuries of beautiful chamber music by Haydn, Beethoven, Britten, Arthur Bliss and Ennio Morricone.

• Ennio Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe” (title theme from “The Mission”)
• Benjamin Britten’s Opus 2 Phantasy Quartet
• Arthur Bliss’s Oboe Quintet
• Beethoven’s “Eyeglasses” Duo for Viola and Cello
• Haydn’s “Rider” Quartet

• Ariana Ghez, oboe
• Johnny Lee and Jin Shan-Dai, violin
• Dana Hansen, viola and piano
• Jason Lippman, cello

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Visit Catherine Manoukian’s blog to read about her recent recording session with the Staatskapelle Weimar for her next album, which will feature several pieces by Edward Elgar. See below for an excerpt…

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Patricia Caicedo, one of the leading interpreters of the Latin American Art Song repertoire, will present her only New York recital of the season on May 2.

The free-admission concert sponsored by North/South Consonance, Inc. will take place at the intimate and acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St, Manhattan). It will commence at 8 PM.

The multi-lingual program will include songs in Catalan, Spanish, Nahautl (the language of the Aztecs), Quechua (the language of the Incas) and Portuguese. Ms. Caicedo will sing songs by among others, Mexican composers Manuel M. Ponce, Salvador Moreno and Sivestre Revueltas; Peruvian composer Theodoro Valcarcel; Colombian composer Jaime Leon; Argentinean composer Alberto Ginastera; Catalan composer Edmund Toldra; and Brazilian composers Camargo Guarnieri and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Caicedo has resided in Barcelona, Spain for more than 10 years where she is active as both performer and musicologist. She is the founder and director of the Barcelona Festival of Song, held during the summer and now entering its 6th edition.

Her books The Latin American Art Song: A Critical Anthology and Interpretative Resource for Singers (Ediciones Tritó, 2005) and The Colombian Art Song – Jaime Leon: Analysis and Compilation of his works for voice and piano Vol. 1 & 2 (Mundo Arts Publications, 2009) have become reference books in the field of vocal pedagogy.

She has performed throughout Europe and Latin America and has presented lectures and workshops at numerous American universities.

Her acclaimed albums include: De mi corazón latino – Latin Songs of All time (Mundo Arts, 2010), A mi ciudad Nativa – To My Native City (Mundo Arts, 2005), Lied: Art songs of Latin America (Albert Moraleda, 2001) and La Felicidad, recorded with the Banda Sinfónica Santafé de Bogotá in 1997.

Ms. Caicedo will be accompanied at the piano by the versatile Max Lifchitz. Born in Mexico City. Lifchitz has resided in New York City since 1966 and has appeared on concert stages throughout Latin America, Europe and the US. He has released 9 solo piano albums and appears as conductor and collaborative artists in many more.

Ms. Caicedo will be available for interviews and media events while in New York City. She may be contacted through the North/South Consonance office at

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Tone Builders CD Release and Party

Tuesday, October 26th, Party starts @ 8pm

AC Institute – 547 West 27th St, 6th Floor

Featuring performances by: Yarn/Wire, Loud Objects, Katie Young, The Kenners, and the screening of a new music video by Corey Fogel.

$20 – admission includes a CD!

Free beer will be served all evening, generously provided by the Chelsea Brewing Company

Recorded at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at RPI, Tone Builders documents a portion of Yarn/Wire’s recent commissioning activity and provides a snapshot of NYC’s varied and vibrant compositional landscape. Released by Carrier Records on October 26, 2010.

Piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services

TB tracks

Yarn/Wire is: Ian Antonio & Russell Greenberg, percussion / Laura Barger & Jacob Rhodebeck, piano

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Moving Painting/Live Piano

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WHO: Greenwich Village Orchestra

WHAT: “Brilliant”

WHEN: Sunday, April 1, 2007, 3:00 PM
WHERE: Washington Irving Auditorium
40 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003-2399

Music Direction by: Barbara Yahr

Concert Featuring:

Mendelssohn The Hebrides
Elgar Cello Concerto
Raman Ramakrishnan, cello
Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

“Offering Lincoln Center quality at East Village prices”

TICKETS: $15 Regular Admission. $10 students /seniors at the door. Regular admission tickets can be ordered in advance online at


Our concerts are held in the Washington Irving Auditorium at 40 Irving Place, at the southeast corner of Irving Place and 17th Streets in Manhattan. For the main entrance, look for the big green doors while on Irving Place. Wheelchair access is also available.

By subway:
4, 5, 6 to 14th Street
N, R, L to Union Square

By bus:
M1,2,3,15,101,102 to 16th Street
M14 to Irving Place
M9 to Irving Pl & 16th Street

For more information visit us online at or call us at (212) 932-0372.

About GVO: The Greenwich Village Orchestra (GVO) is the only symphonic orchestra of it’s kind in downtown Manhattan. We’re a 70-person volunteer outfit (with a full brass section), committed to providing Lincoln Center quality at East Village prices AND having fun in the process. Our membership is ethnically diverse, and we range in age from 22-82. We are accountants, actors, artists, attorneys, carpenters, editors, physicians, professors, programmers, psychologists, retirees, scientists, secretaries, teachers, writers and dedicated musicians. Under the baton of outstanding music director, Barbara Yahr, the GVO performs Bach to Bartok and beyond (yes, we’re brave enough to premiere modern compositions). In addition to our regular concert season, we get off the stage and into the community. We hold an annual children’s concert (complete with an instrument petting zoo), we’ve recorded on the forthcoming album with Irish band, Mr. North, and we continue to collaborate with the Union Square Partnership on a neighborhood benefit concert. For more information, visit us online at, and find out how we continue to put the ‘cool’ back into classical.

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