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The New York Virtuoso Singers in Concert on October 16 at Manhattan’s Miller Theatre as Part of SONiC - Sounds of a New Century Festival

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
October 11, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
The New York Virtuoso Singers in Concert on October 16 at Manhattan’s Miller Theatre as Part of SONiC - Sounds of a New Century Festival
 
The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will be in concert on Sunday, October 16 at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway in Manhattan. This performance will be during the 12 noon to 3 PM block, the first of three concerts of the day-long Extended Play event, part of the October 14 through 22 SONiC - Sounds of a New Century festival.
 
The all-professional choir will perform Jenece C. Gerber’s Je me delace, Nicholas Reeves’ In Memoriam Dmitri Shostakovich, Michael Fletcher’s H, Thomas Lavoy’s White Stones and the World Premiere of Yotam Haber’s I Am, with special guests the Jack Quartet. This last piece was commissioned by the Community of Living Ethics.
 
Other performers on the Extended Play day-long event are Jack Quartet, Talea Ensemble, Prism Quartet, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Imani Winds, Dither Electric Guitar Quartet, and the Now Ensemble.
 
An all-day pass for the October 16 SONiC program is $25 ($20 with SONiC Pass) and $15 for each 3-hour concert block ($12 with SONiC Pass). For more information, call 212-977-8495 or visit http://sonicfestival.org/. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.
 
Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on 20 commercial CDs. They are Chorus-in-Residence at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan. More about them at http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/aboutus.htm.
 
SONiC – Sounds of a New Century, a new festival of 21st century music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under, will run from Friday, October 14 through Saturday, October 22. Events will range from a day-long marathon to a DJ/VJ night, from a free symphony concert at the World Financial Center Winter Garden to collaborations between emerging choreographers and composers. SONiC concerts will take place at ten different venues throughout New York, and will include performances by 16 extraordinary ensembles featuring at least 18 world premieres, eight US premieres, and eight New York premieres. SONiC is co-curated by composer Derek Bermel and pianist Stephen Gosling and is a production of American Composers Orchestra and The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University. SONiC is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall and Miller Theatre at Columbia University. New York Public Radio’s online radio station, Q2, is the media partner and digital venue. Visit them at http://sonicfestival.org/.
 
For New York Virtuoso Singer photos or other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.
 
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