The Seed Money Grant Application for 2023-2024 is now available!
Deadline: May 26th, 2023
You can learn more about the Seed Money Grant program here: https://newyorkwomencomposers.org/seed-money-grants/
New York Women Composers Showcase Concert
Performed by the Marsyas Trio
Sunday 30th January 2022
7-8pm GMT (2-3pm EST)
Music by Whitney George, Chen Yi, Elisenda Fabregas, Hilary Tann and Marilyn Bliss.
Live on Facebook, find us here: https://www.facebook.
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Concert also available as ‘Catch-Up’ after the live event.
Sunday, September 12 @ 5pm EDT
Clarinetist and Hichiriki player Thomas Piercy performs Tokyo to New York “Celebration”
– A CELEBRATION of live music coming back to NYC. For many people, this will be one of their first live concerts to attend since early 2020. Featuring works by NYWC composers Elisenda Fabregas, Jane Leslie, Beata Moon, and Frances White. As well as Tania León, Miho Sasaki, Tengku Irfan, Masatora Goya, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and Michael Schelle.
Marc A. Scorca Hall, National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001
This concert is open to the public free of charge thanks to the “New York City Artists Corps” Initiative to bring live music back to NYC. Seating is limited; early arrival recommended. Doors open at 4:30pm. The concert will last approximately 90 minutes with an intermission. Covid-19 safety protocols are in place at the hall.
If you can make it, contact Thomas to let him know how many guest tickets you would like by Friday, Sept. 10, and I’ll leave your name(s) at the front desk.
If you can’t make it in person, this concert will also be live-streamed. The livestream will be aired from the National Opera Center Youtube Channel. The event will show up within 24 hours of the event.
RESULTS OF THE NYWC 2021 SEED MONEY GRANTS
Presenting the winners of our 2021 Seed Money Grants! We have awarded seven grants, two foreign and five domestic. One grant is in a disseminated format, and the rest are focused grants.
1) Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone , with Paula Fan, accompanist (disseminated format). Mr. Williams is a well-known Welsh baritone whose thirty-year career has featured performances both in concert and on CDs of many women composers. He has toured widely throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America and will be undertaking a new tour this fall starting in the US and Canada. http://jeremyhuwwilliams.com
2) Quintocracy Wind Quintet, (focused concert): Quintocracy is an established wind quintet based in the Capital District of New York State that presents concerts throughout that area and beyond. It is comprised of flutist Melanie Chirignan, oboist Kelly Lockwood, clarinetist Michael Dee, hornist Kathryn Svatek, and a bassoonist who is currently a guest. https://www.quintocracy.com/.
3) Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble (focused concert) Canta Libre, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of musical literature specifically written for flute, strings and harp. Canta Libre’s members are Sally Shorrock, flute, Bradley Bosenbeck, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp. https://www.cantalibre.org
4) Joel Braun, double bassist (focused concert): Joel Braun is Associate Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin. As an orchestral musician he has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic. http://www.joelbraunbass.com/
5) Aram Tchobanian, tenor (focused concert with additional performances): Tenor Aram Tchobanian, in an ensemble including Adam Kent, pianist, Anna Tonna, mezzo-soprano, and the 2Flutes ensemble, plans to present “The Faucon,” a vocal and chamber music concert that intends to be a tribute to mid-20th century and contemporary composers, by showcasing works inspired by “mystical” poems as well as texts from the Middle English and Elizabethan poets. https://www.conbrioensemble.org/aram-tchobanian-tenor
6) Hypercube Ensemble (focused concert): A quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, HYPERCUBE embraces the boundaries of chamber music, at home in both electric and acoustic worlds. This group of gritty NYC musicians formed with the goal of performing high quality, cutting-edge, challenging repertoire that is often underperformed. The members of HYPERCUBE are Erin Rogers (saxophones), Jay Sorce (classical and electric guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano and accordion), and Chris Graham (percussion). http://www.hypercubemusic.org/
7) Marsyas Trio (focused concert): The Marsyas Trio is the UK’s leading flute, cello, and piano ensemble. They have several CDs to their credit and a long history of performing music by women. In the past year they have established a successful online series with an audience of over 5000 views. http://www.marsyastrio.com/