New Music for New York Composition Competition

The MCE continues its long-running choral composition program New Music for New York with world premieres of the three winners of our springtime competition:

The Gentlest Lady
Doug Brandt

Central Park at Dusk
Justin Giarrusso

Elizabeth Lim

These three new works for choir based on themes of New York City will open our concert, and we will close with a repeat performance of the audience-selected grand prize winner. In between, the MCE will perform favorite folksongs, partsongs, and madrigals to round out an engaging evening combining the new and the familiar.

The MCE will also reprise excerpts of Victoria Bond’s Cyclops, which was performed on April 1, 2013, as part of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival at Symphony Space. The piece—based on the “Cyclops” episode from James Joyce’s Ulysses—features a masterful arrangement of text and music that parodies the many voices and styles contained within Joyce’s prose.

Sat, May 18, 2013, 8pm
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 West 37th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue