Young Composer Award Recipients Concert

Samuel Adler

Samuel Adler, © Nathalie Schueller

16.10.2019 - Article

The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents Morton Gould/ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards Concert on November 9 at Manhattan’s St. Michael's Episcopal Church.

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The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present Morton Gould/ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award Recipients Concert, the first event of their 2019-20 concert season on Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 PM at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Amsterdam Ave. between 99th and 100th St. in Manhattan.

This concert presents the final five works from the 50 composers it has commissioned with the support of the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund over the past six years. It will feature the music of Juhi Bansal, Will Healy, Vera Ivanova, Patrick O’Malley, J.P. Redmond, and Samuel Adler, the evening’s honoree and teacher of 20 of the 50 composers. The program will include the American premiere of a work by Mr. Adler to honor the German Jews who died during Kristallnacht on this date 81 years ago. Mr. Adler witnessed these events as a ten-year old child.

Tickets for the November 9th concert are available from: ASCAP

Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country's leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on 45 commercial CDs, including releases on Naxos, SONY Classical, Bridge, Albany and Kasp. Their latest release is Virtuoso Choral Works, Volume 1: Works by Hoover, Davies and Lipten on the 4Tay label.

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural.


The program is also supported by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund. Founded in 1975, they are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Visit them at: ascapfoundation

Location and time:
Michael's Episcopal Church,
 Amsterdam Ave. between 99th and 100th St., NY
Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 PM

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