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White Light Festival
Tenth Anniversary of Festival
Includes Two U.S. Theater Production Premieres
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 19 - November 23

Composers Concordance
- Spooky Salon -
October 31st at 7pm, 2019
Kostabi World Uptown

"Then one night as I listened at the door I heard the shrieking viol swell into a chaotic babel of sound; a pandemonium which would have led me to doubt my own shaking sanity had there not come from behind that barred portal a piteous proof that the horror was real - the awful, inarticulate cry which only a mute can utter, and which rises only in moments of the most terrible fear or anguish..." -HP Lovecraft

On Halloween at 7pm, haunting musical treats and trickery abound at Kostabi World Uptown, on a 'Spooky Salon' concert featuring Lynn Bechtold - violin and Warren Nicholson - guitar, together with special guests Erik T. Johnson - poet / narrator, Mark Kostabi - piano, Sean Satin and Gene Pritsker - guitar. Compositions by Jose Ardevol, Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Carlo Doneniconi, Mark Kostabi, Nick Peros, Gene Pritsker, and Joseph Waters will be performed, accoutred with masks and headpieces created by Milica Paranosic.

NOTE: Tickets Must Be Reserved in Advance: $10 on


Kostabi World Uptown | 357 East 62nd Street, NYC
By Subway: F or Q train to Lexington Avenue 63rd Street.


Composers Concordance Presents
- Estonian Connections -
Seth Boustead, Dan Cooper, Kristjan Järvi, Tõnu Kõrvits, Mark Kostabi,
Arvo Pärt, Gene Pritsker, David Rozenblatt, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Mari Vihmand
Sunday, November 10th, 2019 at 7:30pm
Symphony Space - Leonard Nimoy Thalia Thea

On November 10th at 7:30pm at Symphony Space - Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, Composers Concordance presents 'Estonian Connections,' featuring flutists Maarika Järvi and Monika Matthiesen, bassoonist Martin Kuuskman, and the CompCord Ensemble, conducted by David Rozenblatt. Cultures collide as works by contemporary Estonian composers are heard alongside those from American composers, inspired by the event's theme. Premieres include 'The Man Who Loved Locks,' based on Estonian legend, with music by Gene Pritsker and poetry by Erik T. Johnson. This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of The Estonian Ministry of Culture.


Symphony Space - Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre | 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)
New York, NY 10025

New York Composers Circle Concert of New Music
October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Church of the Transfiguration

The New York Composers Circle presents a concert of members' new compositions for saxophone quartet on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Transfiguration (aka "Little Church Around the Corner") located at 1 East 29th St., in Manhattan. The concert will be performed by the Cobalt (Saxophone) Quartet.

Featured are two world premieres: Hubert Howe's Inharmonic Fantasy for Alto Saxophone and Fixed Media and Christopher Sahar's Amsterdam 1983 for Soprano Saxophone; four New York premieres: David Mecionis's Grand Quartet in Eb Minor; Raoul Pleskow's Three Madrigals, Timothy Lee Miller's Dappled Light Mid' Mountain Gleams and Bunny Beck's Fantasy for Saxophones. Richard Brooks' Four Play and Eric Heilner's The Source of the Beat will also be performed.

The members of the Cobalt Quartet include: Raymond Kelly, soprano; Anthony Izzo, alto; Ryan Mantell, tenor; and Josh Lang, baritone.

Tickets are $20. Students admitted free. Wine and cheese reception follows the concert.

For more information, call or text 646-202-3422 or visit For public transit information, visit
All NYCC concerts are ADA-accessible.

The Church of the Transfiguration | 1 East 29th St., New York City


The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award Recipients Concert – The New York Virtuoso Singers’ First Concert of 2019-20 Season
Saturday, November 9, at 8:00 PM
St. Michael's Episcopal Church

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award Recipients Concert, the first event of their 2019-20 concert season, on Saturday, November 9, at 8:00 PM at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Amsterdam Ave. between 99th and 100th St. in Manhattan.
This concert presents the final five works from the 50 composers it has commissioned with the support of The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund over the past six years. It will feature the music of Juhi Bansal, Will Healy, Vera Ivanova, Patrick O’Malley, J.P. Redmond, plus Samuel Adler, the evening’s honoree and teacher of 20 of the 50 composers. The program will include the American premiere of a work by Mr. Adler to honor the German Jews who died during Kristallnacht on this date 81 years ago. Mr. Adler witnessed these events as a ten-year-old child. Piano accompanist will be Nic Gerpe.

Tickets for the November 9 concert are; $30, ($25 when purchased online), $20 for seniors 65+ and $10 for students up to the age 25, available from
This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
About The New York Virtuoso Singers

St. Michael's Episcopal Church | Amsterdam Ave. between 99th and 100th St., NY, NY

Theater Resources Unlimited
presents a 3-part feedback lab for new works,
How to Write a Musical that Works
(Part #1: The World and the Want)
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Studios 353

How To Write a Musical that Works (Part 1: The World and the Want) will take place on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at Studios 353, 353 W. 48th Street, Studio 1 (2nd floor), NYC.

For application as a writable PDF: and email - submission fee is $10 for TRU members, $20 for non-members. Submission deadline is Monday, October 14, 2019. The lab encourages directors and producers to attend and observe the presentations and feedback. The Observer fee is $55 for the full day.

This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works. Each workshop will accept up to 10 writing teams and/or producers who will share works in progress and get feedback from a panel of expert evaluators. Audience members will also have a chance to offer their observations, participate in discussions and networking, and enjoy coffee and refreshments.

If accepted for presentation, in addition to the submission fee there will be a participation fee of $80 ($75 for TRU members), which includes two seats for the entire day workshop as well as a 20-30 minute presentation-plus-feedback slot. Space is limited. Any additional attendees from the musical team (including music director, additional collaborators and cast members) who wish to observe the entire workshop must reserve in advance and will be charged $25 per person. There is an additional price break for writers who presented the same show at previous parts of the How to Write a Musical workshops.

Writers or producers are invited to submit no more than the first 25 pages of a show you are working on, plus mp3s of the songs within those pages. In "Part 1: The World and the Want" we will focus on two main aspects of your show: 1) the opening number (or any number that invites the audience into the world of the show, and sets the storytelling rules); and 2) the songs and scenes in which you introduce your characters and invite us to follow their journey. We will discuss "I want" songs, "I am" songs and "I feel" songs, and the function of each, with special attention to the way they move the action. In addition, we will continually explore the delicate balance between script and song.


10:15am to 10:45am - Discussion: how do you engage an audience in the world of your show? What constitutes an effective opening number? What does the audience need to know?
11:00am to 1:30pm - Five writing teams will explain their work's overall concept (in 30 seconds or less) and present up to 12 minutes of the opening scene and song. After each presentation, panelists will provide feedback.
LUNCH BREAK (On your own. Great time to make new friends in the industry!)
2:30pm to 3:30pm - Discussion: How does the audience know whose story to follow? Who is the engine of your show? Do all of your characters have "wants"? Do they need to? Panelists will comment and invite additional audience feedback.
3:30pm to 5:30pm - Four writing teams will explain their work's overall concept (in 30 seconds or less) and present up to 12 minutes that include the main characters' "I Want" song or songs. After each presentation, panelists will provide feedback.

All writers are expected to be in attendance for the entire day, or at least the full half day session in which your work is presented.

353 Studios | 353 W. 48th Street, Studio 1 (2nd floor), NYC.





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