When Time is Over” presented by NYCC

I’m a lit­tle late in post­ing a recap, but bet­ter late than never! On Feb­ru­ary 23, 2010, Sofia Dim­itrova, accom­pa­nied by Tamara Cashour (not pic­tured) per­formed “When Time is Over” in a con­cert pre­sented by the New York Com­posers Cir­cle. The venue here is Saint Peters Church at the Cit­i­group Build­ing. I was delighted to see so many old and new friends at the concert.

Address­ing the audience

Sofia Dim­itrova
After the con­cert congratulations!

As is the habit of the NYCC, I was asked to say a few words about the piece before­hand. Instead, I couldn’t help but remark this is the sec­ond time the NYCC has asked me to open a con­cert with a piece that is rather dark in tone. (The first time was “Three Ele­gies” at Sym­phony Space, back in 2007, per­formed by Tiffany DuMouchelle and per­cus­sion­ist Stephen Solook.) It doesn’t seem like the best idea to open a con­cert with pieces along the lines of “Three Ele­gies” or “When Time is Over!” So I joked that if you want some­one to open your con­cert with one of those slow, med­i­ta­tive, rumi­na­tive pieces about life and death, I’m obvi­ously your go-to guy! For­tu­nately, the audi­ence got the joke. Here’s some pics and, because of the low light­ing, apolo­gies for the qual­ity! (Click images for larger size.)

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About Richard D. Russell

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