Three Elegies selected for NYCC presentation at Bronx Science HS

My piece, Three Ele­gies, was chose for per­for­mance at the Bronx Sci­ence High School on Jan­u­ary 6, 2010, and I answered a few ques­tions from the stu­dents. Here is the blurb as writ­ten by the NYCC exec­u­tive direc­tor, John de Clef Pi√±eiro.

On Jan­u­ary 6, 2010, the NYCC gave two back-to-back recitals, each last­ing a full school period, to nearly 200 stu­dents and their music fac­ulty at the Bronx High School of Sci­ence (the NYCC’s first Com­mu­nity Encores recital in a school venue to teenagers). In a sur­vey of art songs span­ning the last 100 years, soprano Sofia Dim­itrova and pianist Cather­ine Miller, with intro­duc­tions and com­men­tary by exec­u­tive direc­tor, John de Clef Pi√±eiro, pre­sented sam­ples of the new music vocal reper­toire of Charles Ives, Aaron Cop­land, Gian Carlo Menotti, as well as music by cur­rent and for­mer NYCC mem­ber com­posers. Notably, Com­poser Mem­ber Richard Rus­sell was on hand to intro­duce and com­ment on the com­po­si­tion of his Three Ele­gies, and to answer ques­tions from the audi­ence. Both pre­sen­ta­tions were very well received and the NYCC was invited back by the fac­ulty to give other future recitals. This first out­reach recital of 2010 is part of an expanded series of out­reach pro­grams that the NYCC will present dur­ing the spring.

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About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.