In introducing my Adagio for String Quartet at the recent Dec. 20 NYCC performance, held at the Saint Peter’s Church at Citigroup Center, I explained that this is a movement from a larger string quartet which is yet to be completed.
I’ve written three movements, but the quartet seems somehow incomplete still, needing a final movement to wrap up the whole artistic statement. That said, I’m very fond of this Adagio and am anxious to bring it to a larger audience.
There was a very large crowd on hand as this concert sadly marked the recent passing of one of the New York Composers Circle’s most prominent and enthusiastic members, Dr. Dinu Ghezzo. He will be missed.
On a happier note, this concert marked the start of the NYCC’s 10th year.
I received some of the nicest, most enthusiastic comments yet for a performance of a piece of mine. I heartily thank the evening’s performers, Stanichka Dimitrova and Arthur Moeller on violin, Kim Mai Nguyen on viola, and Hamilton Berry on cello.