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You Missed It!

(or maybe you were there?)

Here’s where you can find information about performances, etc., from the past few months:

November 8, 2017: Douglas Anderson’s new song Paul Bunyon Mourns for Babe the Ox, with words by Andrew Joffe, received its world premiere.  The performance, by Charles Samuel Brown, bass-baritone and Mark Victor Smith, piano, was part of the BMCC Fall Faculty Recital, which will took place in Theatre II of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street, in Manhattan, NYC.

Fall, 2017: Three Strings & a Whistle revived Douglas Anderson’s Chamber Symphony No. 3  into their current concert repertoire; performances included their annual concert at the Ten-Ri Institute on Friday, October 27.  They commissioned the piece and premiered it in 2001, and have periodically revived it since then.  Their recording of it is part of Douglas Anderson Chamber Symphonies 2, 3, & 4, a CD released on the Ravello label.

Nov. 1, 2017: Douglas Anderson conducted the BMCC Downtown Symphony in Theatre I of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center located in lower Manhattan, NYC.  The program included Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead PrincessMendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica.

May 15, 2017: Douglas Anderson conducted the BMCC Downtown Symphony in the 25th Annual Opera on the Terrace, a concert performance of Giuseppi Verdi‘s opera Il Trovatore.  At the Richard Harris Terrace, 199 Chambers Street, NYC.  Singers included Nita Baxani, Leonora; George Kasarjian, Manrico; Helen Fanelli, Azucena; and Fred Redd, Count di Luna.

April 30, 2017: Douglas Anderson conducted the Putnam Chorale in a performance of music by Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (Solemn Vespers), K. 339; and Requiem, K. 626.,  in Brewster, New York.  Soloists were Alison Davy, soprano; Marguerite Moussett, mezzo-soprano; George Kasarjian, tenor; and Steven Fredericks, baritone.

March 15, 2017: Douglas Anderson conducted the BMCC Downtown Symphony in a concert of orchestral music.  The program will include Mendelssohn’s rarely heard Trumpet Overture; Schumann’s Piano Concerto in a minor with soloists Amber Yiu Hsuan Liao; and Schumann’s Fourth Symphony.  8:00 p.m., Theatre II, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., NYC.

February 25, 2017: Two of Douglas Anderson’s chamber works were among those featured on the Composers Now presentation of BMCC Composers.  Ina Litera performed “…mood, enough…” for viola solo, and Jin-Ok Lee performed Abe’s Rag on the piano.  At the Shirley Fiterman Art Gallery, 81 Barclay Street (three blocks below Chambers), New York, NY.

December 11, 2016: Douglas Anderson conducted the BMCC Downtown Symphony in its 29th Annual Messiah Sing-along.  Theatre I, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., NYC

December 4, 2016: Douglas Anderson conducted the Putnam Chorale in performance of the complete Messiah, by G. F. Handel. First United Methodist Church, Brewster, NY.  Written responses from the audience for this first-ever performance of the complete Messiah in Putnam County, NY:

Beautiful, excellent, superb…Brilliant!…Fabulous…Absolutely outstanding – just marvelous….Amazing performance…Spectacular! Great!…This was Fantastic…Messiah performed with the most heart I’ve ever seen/heard.  Loved the flow – I was swept away, transported…

November 2, 2016: Douglas Anderson conducted the BMCC Downtown Symphony in a concert including Dvorak’s 9th (New World) Symphony, Chabrier’s Habanera, Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question, and his own piece The Half King.  8:00 pm, Theatre I of the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street, NYC.

July 8, 2016: Release of Sparks, an album of Orchestral Miniatures on the Navona label including Douglas Anderson’s solemn and moving In Memoriam, written in the wake of the 2001 disaster at the World Trade Center in New York City. Now available from your favorite online download or CD outlet!

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June 24 and 25, 2016: Faust Triumphant, a 10 minute chamber opera composed by Douglas Anderson to a libretto by Andrew Joffe; and Lisa’s Room: A Dream by Melissa Shiflett performed by the American Chamber Opera Company, conducted by Douglas Anderson.  Riverside Church Theatre, NYC.   For production pictures and information, click here

May 15, 2016: Douglas Anderson conducted the BMCC Downtown Symphony, the BMCC Downtown Chorus and soloists Devin Provenzano, Lars Woodul, Doris Holz, Karen Jolicoeur, Marguerite Mousset, Melissa Gerstein, Ethan Fran, Sanford Rothenberg, and Shanade Hernandez in the 24th Annual Opera on the Terrace, a concert performance of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang A. Mozart.  In the Richard Harris Terrace, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY.

April 24, 2016: Douglas Anderson conducted the Putnam Chorale and soloists Nita Baxani and Peter Clark in a performance of Casey at the Bat, by William Schuman; also other baseball songs. Starr Ridge Banquet Center in Brewster, NY.

March 16, 2016:  Douglas Anderson conducted Symphony No. 9 (Choral) and Consecration of the House Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven; performed by the BMCC Downtown Symphony with the BMCC Downtown Chorus and more.  Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Chambers Street in Manhattan, NYC.

February 20, 2016: performances of Douglas Anderson’s Vocalise No. 1 and Haiku, for voice alone, performed by Mark Victor Smith, tenor; also “…increasingly, physical…”, for flute solo, performed by Maureen Keenan; on the Composers Now presentation of BMCC Composers.  At the Shirley Fiterman Art Gallery, 245 Greenwich Street, New York, NY.

January 22, 2016: the world premiere of Douglas Anderson’s “mini-scene” Schrödinger’s Cat, also Directions, performed by Bonnie Lubinsky, flute, with Mark Victor Smith, tenor, and the Different Hats Ensemble.  Third Street Music School Settlement, 235 East 11th St., New York, NY.

January 8, 2016: Ravello Records released a new CD- Douglas Anderson Chamber Symphonies 2, 3, & 4 .

Read the latest reviews here!

Order your copy now at your favorite online outlet!

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December 19, 2015: Douglas Anderson conducted the (Boy Scout) Troop 182 Band in its annual concert of seasonal music at the Cardinal Hayes Home in Millbrook, NY.

December 13, 2015:  Douglas Anderson conducted the 28th annual Messiah Sing-along with the BMCC Downtown Symphony and the BMCC Downtown Chorus (Eugenia Yau, Director) at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.  Soloists were Anastasiya Roytman, soprano; Marguerite Mousset, mezzo-soprano; David Gordon, tenor; and Bryan Glenn Davis, bass-baritone.

December 12, 2015: Douglas Anderson conducted the annual Messiah Sing-along of the Putnam Chorale in Carmel, New York.

December 6, 2015: Douglas Anderson conducted a program of Magnificats with the Putnam Chorale and orchestra.  Works included the Magnificat movement from Mozart’s Solemn Vespers; Purcell’s Magnificat in B-flat; Vivaldi’s Magnificat; and J. S. Bach’s Magnificat.  Soloists included Cynthia Simeone and Sheila Gayle, sopranos; Melissa Gerstein, mezzo-soprano; George Kasarjian, tenor; and Lars Woodul, baritone.

November 18, 2015: Douglas Anderson’s solo flute piece “…increasingly, physical…” was performed by Maureen Keenan at a BMCC Faculty Recital at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

November 4, 2015: Douglas Anderson conducted the BMCC Downtown Symphony in concert at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.  The program included the Medea Overture by Luigi Cherubini; Brahms’ Symphony No. 2; and his own Medea Suite.

August 30, 2015: Douglas Anderson conducted the Putnam Chorale and guests in its annual Summer Sing (with orchestra!); the program included Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Requiem.

Send a comment or question to damusic2016@gmail.com if you’d like to know more about any of them.

Youtube links are imbedded when available, if you’d like to visit the past.