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February 2017
Incitation to Desire (Tango) (1984)

Neil Nanyi Qiang, piano, with Kathleen Allen, soprano

Barber, Biscardi and Rorem

Thursday, February 23, 2017
12:00 PM

Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky

March 2017
Incitation to Desire (Tango) (1984)

Neil Nanyi Qiang, piano, with Kathleen Allen, soprano

Barber, Biscardi and Rorem

Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:00 PM

Central State University
Robeson Recital Hall
Wilberforce, Ohio

Nel giardinetto della villa (1994)

Bari Mort & Mi-Won Kim, piano four hands


Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:00 PM

Croton Free Library
Croton on Hudson, NY

Information here

April 2017
Nel giardinetto della villa (1994)

Bari Mort & Mi-Won Kim, piano four hands


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:30 PM

Reisinger Concert Hall
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY

Nel giardinetto della villa (1994)

Bari Mort & Mi-Won Kim, piano four hands


Saturday, April 8, 2017
7:00 PM

Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns
42 Broadway
Tarrytown, NY

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Witch Dance (1983)

An Evening of Dance

Meghan Meehan Schreiber, dancer
LeAnn Yannelli, choreographer

Music recorded live on August 23, 2012 at the Staunton Music Festival,
I-Jen Fang and Elayne Harris, percussionists

Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00 PM

Kent Place School
42 Norwood Avenue
Summit, New Jersey

For more information: 908.273-0900

May 2017
Di Vivere (1981)

Da Capo Chamber Players: Curtis Macomber, violin, Chris Gross, cello, Patricia Spencer, flute, Meighan Stoops, clarinet, and Steven Beck, piano

Crossing the Musical Waters to Italy: Da Capo salutes American composers who were influenced by Italian composers or by spending an extended time in Italy.

Program includes David Rakowski's Thickly Settled, Arlene Zallman's Triquetra, Chester Biscardi's *Di Vivere, Judith Shatin's Secret Ground, Harvey Sollberger's To the Spirit Unappeased, Luciano Berio's O King, and Salvatore Sciarrino's Lo Spazio Inverso.

*Di Vivere was written for the Da Capo Chamber Players under a National Endowment for the Arts Composer / Librettist Grant, 1980-1981. It was premiered by Da Capo on May 17, 1982 as part of their "Connections with the Past" series at Carnegie Hall and paired with Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp (1915). Da Capo recorded it for Naxos in 2010.

Monday, May 1, 2017
7:30 PM

Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York City

Single tickets: $20 ($10 students/seniors)
Merkin Concert Hall Box office: 212.501-3330
Information here

Piano Quintet (2004)

Internationales Kammermusikfest Ruhrtal
May 18-21, 2017

Program includes Biscardi, Brahms, Willem Jeths and Schubert.

Friday, May 19, 2017
7:00 PM



Lecture, Concert, and Composition Masterclass at Oxford University UK

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Lecture: Chester Biscardi: Composer's Thoughts

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
5:00 PM

The Lee Shaw Kee Scholar Seminar Room
Wadham College, Oxford

June 2017
Recital: Chester Biscardi: In Time's Unfolding
Music for Piano, Voice and Ensemble

Thursday, June 1, 2017
1:00 PM

Wadham College Antechapel, Oxford

Incitation to Desire (Tango), for piano (1984)

Guy Newbury, piano

"I Dance the Tango" from Sailors & Dreamers, for voice and piano (2007-2010)
     Lyrics by Shirley Kaplan

Danae Eleni, soprano
Guy Newbury, piano

The Gift of Life, for soprano and piano (1990-1993)
     Texts by Emily Dickinson, Denise Levertov and Thornton Wilder

Danae Eleni, soprano
Guy Newbury, piano

Piano Quintet, for piano and violin, with violin, viola and violoncello (2004)

George Needham, piano, and Athelie Armon-Jones, violin
Anna Homes, violin
Georgia Russell, viola
Joseph Davies, violoncello

"Broken Stars That Go Dark," for voice and piano (2016)
     Lyrics by Shirley Kaplan
     World Premiere

John Lee, baritone
Chester Biscardi, piano

In Time's Unfolding, for piano (2000)

Guy Newbury, piano


Composition Masterclass

Thursday, June 1, 2017
3:00 PM

Gilese Badun Room
Wadham College, Oxford

August 2017
Mestiere (1979)

Bennett Lerner, piano

The 13th Thailand International Composition Festival presents "MANY MINDS OF TICF," a program of contemporary piano music by past and present Thailand International Composition Festival composers. THE PIANISTS: Bennett Lerner, Pawatchai Suwankangka, and Remi Namtep.

THE PROGRAM: Narong Prangcharoen: Three Minds, Tison Street: Poem (If By Chance), Chaipruck Mekara: Kaek Chern Jao Fantasy, Patiparn Jaikampan: Rájas (premiere), Chester Biscardi: Mestiere, John Corigliano: Fantasia on an Ostinato, and Narong Prangcharoen: Pact Ink.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 PM

Music Auditorium
College of Music
Mahidol University
Salaya, Nakhon Pathom

Admission Free

For more information about the festival, please contact the College of Music, Mahidol University; tel.: 02-800-2525; e-mail:

Traverso (1987)

Mary Boodell, flute
Clement Acevedo, piano

20th Anniversary of the Staunton Music Festival

La Bonne Chanson

Program includes Poulenc's Sonata, for piano four hands, Britten's Two Folksong Settings, for voice and harp, Biscardi's Traverso, for flute and piano, and Fauré's La Bonne Chanson, for tenor, string quartet, and harp.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

First Presbyterian Church
100 E. Frederick Street
Staunton, Virginia

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