Here is my short list of upcoming events:

Mary Jane Leach has a premiere this Friday October 28, a piece for soprano and 8-part women’s chorus, at Fifth Ave Presbyterian (55 St), at 7:30PM.

Next Saturday, October 29, French composer Gérard Grisey is featured at St Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University, at 8PM.

Thursday Nov. 3, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents works by Allen Shawn, Veli-Matti Puumala, Athanasia Tzanou and Eric Moe.

Wed. November 9, the Beth Custer Ensemble performs an original soundtrack to a 1929 Soviet film, at Merkin Hall (8:00PM). The same evening, Maryanne Amacher appears at Roulette (20 Greene St) at 8:30PM. Also at Roulette – same location, multimedia artist Julia Heyward will perform on November 11.

Both Maryanne Amacher and Julia Heyward are important artists who have won NEAs, Guggenheims, International Awards, major recognition for their work – why are they performing downtown? Wouldn’t a Lincoln Center gig be more appropriate? Or conversely, how many NEAs and Guggenheims does it take to get a gig at Roulette?

..and your truly has a piece in the Artistas de Loisaida annual group show at the Cork Gallery (downstairs Avery Fisher at Lincoln Center), opening reception on Friday November 4, 4-6PM. Other featured artists are: Deborah Aslanian, Mario Bustamante, Hector Cardenas, Lois Carlo, Ken Ecker, Dennis Edge, Lauren Edmond, Walter Fields, Keiko Kato, Yiannos K, Patricia Melvin, Horacio Molina, Susie Rankine, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Ana Ruiz- Castillo, Anna Sawaryn, Gavin Spielman, Leslie Tanner, Mario Vallejo, Anastasia Zielinski. The show’s theme is ‘life in a time of decadence’.

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