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An October Intermezzo – Celebrating the Future of New York Women Composers on October 22, 2023!

October 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for An October Intermezzo: New York Women Composers 2023 Gala! This exciting event celebrates the incredible talent and creativity of women composers in New York. The gala will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at 330 7th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. It’s going to be an evening filled with captivating performances, a silent auction, and a vibrant atmosphere.

We invite you to immerse yourself in the diverse world of music created by talented women composers. Mark your calendar and get ready for a night of celebration, inspiration, and extraordinary music. We can’t wait to see you there!



An October Intermezzo Performance Program:

> Debra KayeDialogues with the Distant Mountains (1987, rev. 2006)

I. Andante espressivo

II. Moderato

III. Allegro Moderato

Performed by 2022 Seed Money Grant Recipient Javier Oviedo, alto saxophone, and Laura Ahumada, piano

> Faye-Ellen SilvermanFrom Adam’s Diary (2023) (world premiere)

Commissioned by Aram Tchobanian via the Silent Auction of NYWC 2022 Gala

Text excerpted from Mark Twain -The Complete Diaries of Adam and Eve.

Part I – In the Garden

Interlude (clarinet solo)

Part II – After the Fall

Performed by 2021 Seed Money Grant Recipient Aram Tchobanian, tenor and Karl Watson, clarinet

> Kim D. Sherman – selections from Unfathomable Things (2021)

Water Circles


Listening to the Moon

Performed by 2022 Seed Money Grant Recipient Donna Weng Friedman, piano

> Stefania de Kenessey – selections from Microvids (2020)

Out of Place


In a moment

Fooled you

Hiding in Plain Sight

That’s what you think

Performed by 2022 Seed Money Grant Recipient Donna Weng Friedman, piano


** If you can’t make it to our gala, you are still welcome to donate to New York Women Composers and support the future of our organization here

Please feel free to reach out to Administrative Director, Mykel Nairne, with any questions or concerns at


New York Women Composers


The Opera Center
330 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001 United States