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Composers Concordance
Pianos, Strings, & Other Things
September 28th at 8pm, 2019
The DiMenna Center - Mary Flagler Cary Hall

Composers Concordance presents 'Pianos, Strings, & Other Things' on Saturday, September 28th at 8pm at The DiMenna Center - Mary Flagler Cary Hall. The program features a broad palette of contemporary compositional styles for piano with string orchestra. Acclaimed pianists Steven Beck, Matt Herskowitz, and Mark Kostabi join the CompCord String Orchestra, to perform compositions by Dan Cooper, Matt Herskowitz, Peter Jarvis, Mark Kostabi, Arkady Leytush, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, and Dave Soldier.

CompCord String Orchestra: Philip Payton, Lynn Bechtold, Mioi Takeda, Adrianne Munden-Dixon, Dan Auerbach, Denise Stillwell, Whitney LaGrange - violin; Brian Thompson, Arman Alpyspaev - viola; Talia Dicker, Brian Sanders - cello; Evan Runyon - bass; Arkady Leytush - conductor.

$20 General Admission
$15 Early Bird Tickets

The DiMenna Center - Mary Flagler Cary Hall | 50 West 37th Street
(between 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York, N.Y. 10018
A, C, E trains to 34th Street and 8th Avenue
1, 2, 3, LIRR trains to 34th Street and 7th Avenue
N, R, Q, B, D, F, M trains to 34th Street and 6th Avenue
N, Q, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7 trains to Times Square 42nd Street and 7th Avenue
M11 bus to 38th Street and 9th Avenue
M42 bus to 42nd Street and 10th Avenue

Ecstatic Music: Alarm Will Sound: The Hunger
Thursday September 19th. 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Merkin Concert Hall

Alarm Will Sound, “one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene” (The New York Times), tours the concert version of Donnacha Dennehy’s modern cantata The Hunger to Merkin Hall in collaboration with Irish Arts Center on September 19, 2019, part of Ecstatic Music’s 10th anniversary season. Rooted in the emotional, political, and socioeconomic devastation of Ireland’s Great Famine (1845-52), The Hunger features Alarm Will Sound with soprano Katherine Manley and sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird. The Irish folk music narrative is interwoven with personal, historical accounts, where the libretto principally draws from first-hand accounts by Asenath Nicholson, an American humanitarian so moved by the waves of immigrants arriving in New York that she travelled to Ireland to report from the cabins of starving families.

Tickets $15-$35. For more information visit

Merkin Concert Hall | 129 W 67th Street New York, NY 10036


New York Philharmonic Fall Gala
Conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden
With Pianist Lang Lang
All-Beethoven Concert
Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphony No. 5
October 7, 2019 @ 7:30
David Geffen Hall

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic Fall Gala Concert, October 7, 2019, celebrating the Philharmonic’s 178th season with an all-Beethoven program featuring pianist Lang Lang as soloist. The program will feature Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphony No. 5.


David Geffen Hall | 10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023-6970

Sex with Mum Was Blinding

Award-winning international theatre company ODC Ensemble, based in Athens, Greece, with New York City's The Directors Company, proudly present the New York premiere of the innovative cinematic opera "OEDIPUS: Sex with Mum Was Blinding." Conceived, written, and directed by 2018-19 Fulbright Artist's Award recipient Elli Papakonstantinou, "OEDIPUS: Sex with Mum Was Blinding" has original music composed by Tilemachos Moussas and Julia Kent performed live into an array of surreal cinematic environments created by Stephanie Sherriff. "OEDIPUS: Sex with Mum Was Blinding" will play a strictly limited engagement at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), located at 321 Ashland Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, from Wednesday, September 25 - Sunday, September 29, 2019.

Tickets to "OEDIPUS: Sex with Mum Was Blinding" are $30 General Admission and are available at



Four more performances at Behind the Door
Beginning on Constitution Day, September 17, 2019.
By Benjamin Yarmolinsky
Four Performances Only
Tuesday, September 17 (Constitution Day), 2019, 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:00 pm
Behind the Door

Vertical Player Repertory premiered The Constitution, A Secular Oratorio, by American composer Benjamin Yarmolinsky in June 2019 for two sold-out performances. A setting for chorus and soloists of substantial portions of the United States Constitution, including highlights of Articles 1-7, the Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendments, the premiere of this timely new work will be extended for four more performances in September, in VPR's original staging and with the original cast of 24 singers accompanied by piano.

The U.S. Constitution and the structure of the U.S. government have been much in the forefront of recent news. We invite you to revisit our democracy's rule book in a new way, and reflect on the rights it guarantees. Yarmolinsky, a composer called "wildly eclectic" by The New York Times, specializes in tackling legal texts, for example, the Miranda Rights, the IRS 1040, and the transcripts of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings set as an opera (Clarence & Anita). In this oratorio, he draws from the history of American and European music, combining jazzy rhythms, blues, folk, gospel, and Handelian flourishes, to give voice to the Constitution's iconic words in a clear, vigorous, unexpectedly humorous, and highly singable style.

OperaWire called The Constitution "one of the most unique and fascinating works in New York" and included it on the national list of "5 Operas to See." Parterre Box praised VPR's "lively, impassioned performances," and "nuanced, vibrant interpretation of the composer

General Admission $35 / Premium Front Row Seating $60

Behind the Door | 219 Court Street
Brooklyn NY 11201
F and G trains to Bergen Street and 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains to Borough Hall


presented by the Sing Sing Prison Museum and Flyaway Productions
Sept. 20 at 8 PM; Sept. 21 at 3 & 8 PM; Sept. 22 at 3 PM
Outside of Sing Sing Correctional Facility

San Francisco's Flyaway Productions and the Sing Sing Prison Museum present "The Wait Room," a performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Creator Jo Kreiter is a recipient of a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, and is the first choreographer named as a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 2017 Artist as Activist Fellow.

Concert is free to the public. Information at 914.236.5407

Performance will take place at a site just outside the walls of Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York

Sing Sing Correctional Facility | 354 Hunter St | Ossining, NY | 10562



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