Time is Not an Option” featured in NYCC Outreach

On May 16, 2011, soprano Sofia Dim­itrova per­formed “Time is Not An Option” accom­pa­nied by Tamara Cashour–in an out­reach pro­gram pre­sented by the New York Com­posers Cir­cle. The venue was Hunter Col­lege High School on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side. The hour-long recital was emceed by the Exec­u­tive Emer­i­tus of the NYCC, John de Clef Pi√±eiro. Ms. Dim­itrova per­formed many 20th (and 21st) Cen­tury works, includ­ing pieces by Menotti, Paul Moravec, and Aaron Copland.

The con­cert was attended by about 100 ninth and tenth graders. A question-and-answer ses­sion yielded some inter­est­ing thoughts: does a singer pre­pare dif­fer­ently for mod­ern music than for music by (say) Mozart? What is the process of com­pos­ing all about? How does one go about start­ing a new composition?

Here are sev­eral pic­tures from the afternoon–click image for a larger view.

Richard D. Rus­sell intro­duces his piece


Tamara Cashour, Sofia Dim­itrova, John de Clef Pi√±eiro

Tamara Cashour, Sofia Dimitrova

Tamara Cashour and Sofia Dimitrova

Sofia Dim­itrova

About Richard D. Russell

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