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February 2012
"I Wouldn't Know About That" and "Someone New"
from Modern Love Songs (1997-2002)

Danielle Munsell Howard, soprano
Dan Franklin Smith, piano

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing:
An Evening of Love Songs.

Works of Purcell, Schubert, R. Strauss, Hahn, Massenet, Stanford, Mozart, Debussy, Quilter, Brahms, Biscardi, Donaudy, Schumann, Vuillermoz, Fauré, Sondheim, Copland, and Mahler.

Friday, February 10, 2012
7:30 PM

St. John's in the Village
218 West 11th Street (one block west of Seventh Avenue)
New York City

March 2012
Resisting Stillness (1996)

Cygnus Ensemble: William Anderson and Oren Fader, guitars

Inaugurating the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
8:00 PM

Coolidge Auditorium / Whittall Pavilion
Jefferson Building
The Library of Congress
First Street, SE, between Independence and East Capitol Streets
Washington, D. C.

All concerts are free but require tickets available from Ticketmaster (there is a small service charge associated with each ticket order). There is a limit of 2 tickets per patron. Please visit the "Season-at-a-Glance" page to find the ticket availability dates for all concerts.

Patrons who are unable to obtain tickets are encouraged to try for stand-by tickets at the door on the day of the concert starting at 6:00pm (for 8:00pm).

Due to the Library's security procedures, we strongly urge patrons to arrive thirty minutes before the start of each event.

Latecomers will be seated at a time determined by the artists for each concert. Children must be at least 7 years old for admittance to the concerts. Reserved tickets not claimed by five minutes before the beginning of the event will be distributed to standby patrons.

Request ASL and ADL accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or

TicketMaster Information
• By phone – (703) 573-7328, (202) 397-7328, (410) 547-7328 (Balt.)
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Service charges:
• $2.75 per ticket (via the Web, Outlet, or Telephone)
• $2.00 handling fee (Telephone and Web only) Per Order
• $3.50 charge to print Web tickets at home (no charge for Will Call or Mail delivery)

The Ticketmaster ticketing system is designed to sell tickets on the "best available seat" basis. Therefore, the sooner patrons order tickets, the better the seat and the wider the selection. In past seasons, many patrons waiting in line for tickets were turned away for popular concerts. Under the new system, when a concert becomes "Sold Out," that information will be immediately available when patrons call Ticketmaster. Patrons will also be able to choose specific seat locations for events in the Coolidge Auditorium.

April 2012
Resisting Stillness (1996)

Cygnus Ensemble: William Anderson and Oren Fader, guitars

New Music from Milton Babbitt, Chester Biscardi, Matthew Greenbaum, Stephen Jaffe, David Rakowski, Martin Rockeach and Charles Wuorinen

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
8:00 PM

HiArt Gallery
227 West 29th Street
New York City

Modern Love Songs (1997-2002)

Rebecca Saltzman, soprano
Sondra Boyle, piano

Friday, April 13, 2012
9:00 PM
Nabenhauer Recital Room
Ithaca College

Tickets are free
or 607.274-3717

June 2012
Master Class – Composition

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FUBiS, Freie Universität Berlin

For further information, please click here , or write to the following address:

German University Alliance
Music Composition in Berlin
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA

August 2012
Staunton Music Festival

Music for Witch Dance (1983)

Collaboration with LeAnn Yannelli, dancer and choreographer

Program includes works by Beethoven, Berio, Biscardi, Grieg, Lou Harrison, Haydn, and Piazzola

Thursday August 23, 2012
7:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
214 West Beverley St.
General $20
Senior $18 Student $8

Moderator, Emerging Composers Concert

Works by 2011 SMF Emerging Composers Shen Yiwen and Michael-Thomas Foumai.

Friday August 24, 2012

Trinity Episcopal Church
214 West Beverley St.

Admission is free.

September 2012
Footfalls (after Beckett) (2012)

Kathleen Chalfant & Holly Twyford, Actors
Joy Zinoman, Founding Artistic Director,
The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC
Cygnus Ensemble, William Anderson, Music Director

*Friday, September 14, 2012 (8 PM, preview)
*Saturday, September 15, 2012 (8 PM, opening night)
*Sunday, September 23, 2012 (3 PM, matinee)

*Note: Footfalls (after Beckett) is one of two musical responses to Beckett's Footfalls (1975) and alternates in performance with another version on the Sounding Beckett event. Footfalls (after Beckett) will be performed only on the three days listed above.

Center Stage Company
136 East 13th Street
New York City

For further information and tickets go to or call 866.811.4111

December 2012
Footfalls (after Beckett) (2012)

Cygnus Ensembles

Music Tuesday

December 4, 2012
1:30 PM

Reisinger Concert Hall
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York

Tenzone (1975)

Rachel Deren and Hyunmin Choo, flutes;
Anna Grudskaya, piano

December 13, 2012
8:00 PM

Black Box Theatre
New York University
New York City

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