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Peri Mauer NUDIBRANCH FRIDAY, for violin & cello [2012]
Amanda Lo, violin
Zsaz Rutkowski, cello

Saturday, June 8, 2013
7:30 PM
Symphony Space Thalia
2537 Broadway at 95 St., NYC

NUDIBRANCH FRIDAY is in 7 continuous sections, each named after a species of nudibranch.

Nembrotha kubaryana
Clown nudibranch
Nembrotha christata
Chromodoris willani
Nembrotha chamberlaini
Pteraeolidia ianthina

The piece was originally inspired by the Facebook postings of composer Randy Woolf, whose pictures of the unique shell-less marine mollusks are enthusiastically celebrated on his Facebook page every Friday.

Complete Concert Program:
Madelyn Byrne In a Winter Landscape, for flute
Robert S. Cohen Dream Journals for Brass Quintet
Memrie Innerarity Songs on Two Poems by Nina Cassian
Peri Mauer Nudibranch Friday, for violin and cello
Scott D. Miller Phrenology: The Proper Study of Man, for amplified violin, tenor sax, trombone, and percussion
David Picton Ocean Waves, for brass quintet, double bass, & drum set
Kala Pierson Cumulus Flow, for cello and piano
Dana Richardson Kyrie, for alto voice and piano
Jesse Diener-Bennett Ninth for Two, for flute and violin

Admission: $20, Symphony Space Members $12; Students, NYCC Members FREE








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On Thursday, September 6th, New York Chamber Music Festival celebrates Joan Tower’s seventy-fourth birthday with an All-Tower concert. Performers include flutist Carol Wincenc, violinist Emma Steele, pianist Blair McMillen, the Da Capo Players, and the Escher String Quartet: all commissioners of or longtime collaborators with Tower.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Happy Birthday, Joan Tower concert at Symphony Space

Thursday, September 6 at 6 PM

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990
Phone: 212-864-5400
Fax: 212-932-3228

Joan Tower page at Schirmer’s website.

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Thalia Cafe July 21

Get elevated at the Thalia Cafe for a free show on July 21st with some of New York’s newest frontier chamber music, featuring the septet Elevator Rose, the BACK voice and percussion duo, and the avant-prog outfit Kites of Saturn. Repertoire will include: the world-premieres of pieces written for Elevator Rose by up-and-coming composers Daniel Liot Fine, Laurence Goldman, and Patrick Kelley; a delightfully bizarre rearrangement of John Dowland by articulated-noise wizard Eric Lyon for the BACK Duo; a collection of genre-defying original tunes by the guitar/bass/drums/violin quartet Kites of Saturn; and a teaming-up of Elevator Rose and BACK members for a rollicking rendition of John Cage’s percussion + piano classic “Credo in US”. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear fresh new music for free!

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The Day Boy and the Night Girl The After Dinner Opera Company presents the world premiere of Jordan Wentworth Farrar’s The Day Boy and the Night Girl, an operatic re-imagining of the classic Victorian fairy tale by George MacDonald. Wentworth Farrar’s new three-act opera debuts at Symphony Space on December 29, 2009.

The Day Boy and the Night Girl follows the lives of Phytogen and Nycteris, both of whom have been imprisoned by the sorcery of Watho, the she-wolf. The boy, Phytogen, has been cursed never to see night while Nycteris, the girl, is doomed never to see the light of day. This retelling of the fairy tale was adapted by Wentworth Farrar from her memory of reading the story as a child. “I wanted to take the premise of the book and make it my own,” she says.

According to Curator Magazine, “Wentworth Farrar’s music is tonal, with haunting melodic themes interspersed with tightly stacked vocal harmonies… a new and unusual work.”

AOL-DigitalCity notes “an eerie yet beautifully melodic chorus adorned with splendid vocal harmonies reverberates out from a fantastical scene of dancing fireflies, mystical mermaids and other apparitions.”

The Village Voice calls it “An enchanted evening.”

The opera also marks the 60th anniversary of the After Dinner Opera Company, which commissioned The Day Boy and Night Girl to celebrate its milestone birthday. Since 1950, the After Dinner Opera has produced hundreds of American chamber operas by more than 70 composers, many of them historic debuts; including works by Gian-Carlo Menotti, Ned Rorem, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein.

For more information about The Day Boy and the Night Girl by Jordan Wentworth Farrar please visit

To hear music samples from The Day Boy and the Night Girl go to the DBNG Facebook page: click here

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Hall at Symphony Space
December 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m.
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
Tickets: $12 students and seniors, $15 general admission, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, call 212-864-5400 or go to

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