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February 2015
Traverso (1987)

Luisa Sello, flute; Bruno Canino, piano

Allegro, Allegrissimo!
Recital Duo Sello Canino
'Omaggio a Severino Gazzeloni'

Music by Bach, Maderna, Donizetti and Biscardi

Monday, February 23, 2015
7:00 PM

Palazzo Sternberg
Italian Institute of Culture
Ungargasse 43
A - 1030 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (0) 1 7133454 o 7134657
Fax: +43 (0) 1 7133454-10
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The Viola Had Suddenly Become a Voice (2005)
Traverso (1987)

Michael Hall, viola; Luisa Sello, flute; and Mario Eritreo, piano

Musika Follia at Brick 5
Music by C. Biscardi, R. Bischof, J. S. Bach, M. Publig, M. Gibson, and F. Devienne

Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:30 PM

Brick 5
Fünfhausgasse 5
1150 Wien, Austria

Tickets: € 15; students & seniors € 7

The Viola Had Suddenly Become a Voice (2005)

Michael Hall, viola; Mario Eritreo, piano

Stagioni di concerti:
'Concerto per viola e pubblico' Progetto SAC Sapere Ascoltare Capire

Music by Bach, Biscardi, Gibson, Hindemith, and Ligeti

Saturday, February 28, 2015
18.30 PM and 20.30 PM

Sala Ajace
Udine, Italia

March 2015
Traverso (1987)

Luisa Sello, flute; Mario Eritreo, piano

Music by Mozart, Casella, Verdi, Rossini, Biscardi, Bach, and Donizetti

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:00 PM

Gesellschaft für Musiktheater
1090 Wien - Türkenstraße 19
Große Stiege links - Lift (Ausstieg 2)
Österreich /Austria
Telefon: (#43-1) 317 06 99 - 0
Telefon Abendkassa: (#43-1) 317 06 99 - 3
Fax: (#43-1) 310 82 92

Incitation to Desire (Tango) (1984)

Nanyi Qiang, piano

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
7:30 PM

Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall
University of Minnesota


April 2015
The Gift of Life (1990-1993)

Elaina Robbins, soprano
Travis Jones, piano

Sunday, April 11, 2015
Walgreen Drama Center, Stamps Auditorium
3:00 PM

School of Music, Theatre & Dance
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor

The Viola Had Suddenly Become a Voice (2005)

Michael Hall, viola; Yu-Sui Hung, piano

Music by Biscardi, Mansurian, Mozart and Schumann

This is part of a new series called the South Loop Music Festival. The concerts feature freelance musicians and teaching artists from around the Chicago area performing works that are for unusual combinations of instruments by a wide variety of composers both past and present. The concerts are being sponsored by FORTY WINKS Wines.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
4:00 PM

South Loop Music Festival
PianoForte Studios
1335 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
(312) 291-0000

Tickets for all concerts are only $20/person and children under the age of 18 are free of charge.
Purchase tickets here.

Traverso (1987)

Luisa Sello, flute; Bruno Canino, piano

Music by J. S. Bach, Biscardi, Martinů, Mobberley and Verdi

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
1:30 PM

Reisinger Concert Hall
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York

Traverso (1987)

Luisa Sello, flute; Bruno Canino, piano

Music by J. S. Bach, V. Bellini, C. Biscardi, A. Casella, C. Debussy, G. Donizetti, C. Chaminade, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, B. Schober

See the program here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
8:00 PM

Weill Recital Hall | Carnegie Hall
New York City
or call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800

Incitation to Desire (Tango) (1984)

Rhonda Rizzo, piano
Portland, OR

Guru (1995)
     Text by Allen Ginsberg
Chez Vous (1983; rev. 2007) World Premiere
     Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
I Dance the Tango from Sailors & Dreamers (2007-2010)
     Lyrics by Shirley Kaplan
Modern Love Songs (1997-2002)
     Lyrics by William Zinsser
       What a Coincidence
       I Wouldn't Know About That
       Someone New
       Now You See It, Now You Don't
       At Any Given Moment
Baby Songs of the Four Winds (1994)
     Text by Carl Sandburg
The Gift of Life (1990-1993)
     Texts by Emily Dickinson, Denise Levertov and Thornton Wilder
Do You Remember? from Sailors & Dreamers (2007-2010)
     Lyrics by Shirley Kaplan

Judith Bettina, soprano, and James Goldsworthy, piano
Dennis Tobenski, tenor, and Marc Peloquin, piano
Chester Biscardi, voice and piano

Eine Kleine Hausmusik presents
Meet the Century Composer: Songs of Chester Biscardi

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 PM

The Century Association
7 West 43rd Street
New York, New York

Reservations are required.

June 2015
In Time's Unfolding (2000)

J. Y. Song, piano

International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML)/International Musicological Society (IMS) Congress: "Music Research in the Digital Age" 21-26 June 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
8:00 PM

Peter Jay Sharp Theater
The Juilliard School
New York City

Welcome: Joseph W. Polisi
Comments on the program: Jane Gottlieb

Chester Biscardi. In Time's Unfolding (commissioned by the Music Library Association for its 70th anniversary). J.Y. Song, piano

Eugene Ysaÿe. Sonata No. 2, "Obsession." Ray Iwazumi, violin

Hector Villa-Lobos. Rudepoema. J.Y. Song, piano

Corelli. Sonata No. 4 in F major, op. 5 [ornaments from John Walsh edition, ca. 1711]. Melody Nishinaga, harpsichord; Anna Lester, violin; Sarah Stone, cello

Margaret Bonds: Selected arrangements of spirituals. "Go tell it on the mountain," "Hold the wind: a spiritual for Leontyne Price," "No man has seen His face," "Sinner, please don't let this harvest pass," and "This little light of mine." Tiffany Townsend, soprano; John Arida, piano

Mozart. Selections from Le Nozze di Figaro. "Voi che sapete" [Cherubino aria]. Kara Sainz, mezzo-soprano; John Arida, Piano. Countess, "Porgi amor." Tiffany Townsend, soprano; John Arida, piano.

Stravinsky. Three Scenes from Petrushka. Conrad Tao, piano

Conference website:

August 2015
Piano Quintet (2004)

Kyu-Young Kim, violin, and Edward Janning, piano; with Airi Yoshioka, violin, Kathleen Overfield-Zook, viola, and Pitnarry Shin, violoncello

Staunton Music Festival – Summer Festival
American Soundscapes
Works by Barber, Bernstein, Biscardi, Crumb, and Rosen

Wednesday, August 20. 2015
12:00 PM

Trinity Episcopal Church
214 West Beverley Street
Staunton, VA 24401

Tickets: Free

Contact: Jason Stell @ (540) 569-0267 or

September 2015
Photo | Pier | Moonlight, for violin duo (2015)

World Premiere

Madeleine Jansen and Michelle Painter, violins

Violin Duo Project. 2015 Five College New Music Festival, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music & Dance and the Music Departments of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges (Fives Colleges, Inc.).

Saturday, September 12, 2015
2:00 PM

Bezanson Hall
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

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October 2015
Incitation to Desire (Tango) (1984)

Chris Garofalo, piano

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
7:00 PM

Downers Grove Music Club
Downers Grove Public Library
1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Groves, Illinois


In Time's Unfolding: The Poetry of Chester Biscardi

Presented by KeyedUp MusicProject – Sixth Season

In Time's Unfolding (2000) Chester Biscardi
Marc Peloquin, piano

"Poet's Aria" from Tight-Rope (1985)
Libretto by Henry Butler
30th Anniversary of the first performance.
Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Chester Biscardi, piano

Piece (Peace!) for Peggy (2015) Chester Biscardi
Chester Biscardi, piano

Nel giardinetto della villa (1994)
Chester Biscardi and Marc Peloquin, piano four hands

Go, Little Poem Dennis Tobenski
(World Premiere)
Poetry by Billy Collins, Kenneth Koch, and Jorn Ake
Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Marc Peloquin, piano

Kinderscenen, Op. 15 (1838) Robert Schumann
Marc Peloquin, piano

Sailors and Dreamers (2007-2010) Chester Biscardi
Lyrics by Shirley Kaplan
(World Premiere of complete performance of piano/vocal version)
Dennis Tobenski, tenor
Marc Peloquin, piano

Friday, October 9, 2015
8:00 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street
New York City

Tickets: $20 each at the door
and general link to program, etc.

December 2015
"What a Coincidence" from Modern Love Songs (1997-2002)

Matthew Silver, tenor
Jacob Rhodebeck, piano

Sunday, December 6, 2015
5:00 PM

Reisinger Concert Hall
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, New York

Tenzone (1975)

Ammon Swinbank and Patricia Cardona, flutes
Francesca Khalifa, piano

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
7:30 PM

Black Box Theatre
Pless Hall
New York University

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