Two Rilke Songs at Saint Peter’s

I’m very excited about this con­cert, Invis­i­ble Land­scapes, by soprano Sofia Dim­itrova. It will be held Octo­ber 16, 2007. The venue is the beau­ti­ful Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lex­ing­ton Avenue at 54th Street, in the Cit­i­group Center.

What I’m so excited about is the qual­ity of the per­form­ers and com­posers on the con­cert. Sofia will be joined by her sis­ter, vio­lin­ist Stani Dim­itrova, and pianist Cathy Miller in per­form­ing my piece, Two Rilke Songs. Other com­posers include David Tcim­pidis, Raphael Fusco, and Kevin McCarter.

I’d also like to sin­gle out two com­posers round­ing out the bill: Mar­i­lyn Bliss, who is a past pres­i­dent of New York Women Com­posers and a Charles Ives Prize win­ner. Sofia will also sing a song cycle by 2004 Pulitzer Prize win­ner Paul Moravec. It’s pretty cool to be on the same con­cert with such a dis­tin­guished group of musi­cians! (As of this writ­ing, all the com­posers plan to be present at the concert.)

I hope to see you at what will prove to be a ter­rific show. And best of all: There’s no admis­sion charge!

About Richard D. Russell

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