Issue #69

Last Update October 31, 2010

Arts Elliot Carter and The New York Composers Circle by David Katz November 20, 2008   This year is Elliot Carter's centennial, and a number of orchestras have given concerts in his honor. It is especially fitting for a New York composer that the New York Composers Circle (of which he is an honorary member) will be featuring Carter's Woodwind Quintet, composed in 1948, on its concert of woodwind music by member composers. The concert will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at 8 PM at the Steven Engelman Recital Hall of Baruch College, 25th Street and Lexington Avenue. The Quintet dates from before his absorption with atonal music, and, though it has a contemporary sound, is quite melodic in nature.  

In addition to the Carter quintet, the concert will include: Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy’s Woodwind Quintet, Don Hagar’s Little Suite for woodwind quintet, Fedor Kabalin’s Divertimento for woodwind septet, Eugene Marlow’s Playtime for woodwind quartet and piano, Joseph Pehrson’s Windjammer for woodwind quintet, and Cesar Vuksic’s Dialogues for woodwind quintet and piano

A full review of this concert will appear in our December issue.

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