Coming Up: Donna Weng Friedman’s Seed Money Grant Concerts in NYC | November 12 & 14, 2023

2022 Seed Money Grant Recipient Donna Weng Friedman, who just performed at the New York Women Composers Gala, will be presenting two concerts this month in New York City. The first concert is presented by Bargemusic, the second by Steinway Hall. Details are below.


Sunday, November 12, 2023, 4-5PM

Bargemusic, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tickets: $35 (Also sold at the door, cash or check)


Featuring 2022 Seed Money Grant Recipient Donna Weng Friedman, pianist, performing music by de Kenessey, Sherman, Moon, Nourbakhsh, and Mandel. Donna Weng Friedman has chosen to perform the following works:

  • Beata Moon’s Prelude

  • Kim D. Sherman’s Quiet Poems (a set of 3 poems to nature) and Four Moods

  • Julie Mandel’s Two selections from Intervals

  • Stefania de Kenessey’s Microvids, 19 miniatures for solo piano

  • Niloufar Nourbakhsh’s HbeaRt for piano and electronics

Donna Weng Friedman, piano

William Hirtz, Piano, and Diana Solomon-Glover, reciter

FIVE COMPOSERS AND A PIANIST featuring pianist Donna Weng Friedman

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 10:30AM

Steinway Hall, 1133 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036


Created with STEINWAY Teacher & Educational Partners in mind, this concert features gorgeous music composed by Beata Moon, Julie Mandel, Kim D. Sherman, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and Stefania de Kenessey, with poetry recited by Diana Solomon-Glover.

Much of this music was composed for tween/teen piano students, an often-neglected age group especially when it comes to new music.

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion with the composers and pianist, led by Jed Distler, radio host of Between the Keys.

If you are curious about the title Five Composers and a Pianist, here’s a recent article about the  BargeMusic concert in Broadway World that explains it:

These concerts are made possible in part through funding from the New York Women Composers organization. We’d like to thank The Puffin Foundation for their support of this project.