[ Composer's Voice ]
Composer's Voice Concert
Children's Month Concert
September 18, 2011
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street
New York
New York
The Composer's Voice Concert Series is an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their musical aesthetic and personal "voice" created in their compositions.
The Composer's Voice Concert Series presents Our 1st Children's Month Concert Compositions by children & about children But NOT children's music! Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:00 PM Jan Hus Church, 351 East 74th St. NYC Music and performances by: Greg Bartholomew Steve Cohen Douglas DaSilva John Falcone Suzanne Mueller Jessie Montgomery Nick Revel Leah Tehrani Rob Voisey David Wolfson Fifteen Minutes-of-Fame: <15 Sophia Yan, piano 15 pieces by 15 composers 15 years or younger in 15 Minutes also THE PAINTINGS OF HENRY CORDOBA


Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: <15

1. J.P. Redmond

2. Lucy Kiernan

3. Sasha Voinov

4. Milo Talwani

5. Adam Zolty

6. Nuha Dolby

7. Emma Liddle

8. Jimmy Pigott

9. Jason U. DaSilva

10. Gabe Straus

11. Reesab Pathak

12. Patrick Hayward

13. Julia Pigott

14. Kai Lesser

15. Seth Ewing-Crystal

Sophia Yan, piano
Funeral for a Ball
Douglas DaSilva

Suzanne Mueller, cello
John Falcone

Suzanne Mueller, cello, voice
Window 5 & Window 6 from Seventeen Windows
David Wolfson

David Wolfson, piano
Nick Revel

Jessie Montgomery, violin
Nick Revel, viola
You Cannot Pass the Mother By
Greg Bartholomew

Leah Tehrani, soprano
David Wolfson, piano
Rob Voisey

.Leah Tehrani, soprano
Dos Naye Lid
Steve Cohen

Leah Tehrani, soprano
Steve Cohen, piano


John Falcone

Born in North Babylon, NY in 1962, John Falcone has earned degrees in Bassoon from Carnegie Mellon University and The Juilliard School. As bassoonist, he has performed with many professional orchestras including the Costa Rica National Orchestra, the New York City Opera National Company and the New Jersey Symphony. Since 1991, John has served as Coprincipal Bassoon with the Symphony Orchestra of the Principality of Asturias, Spain. Also a proficient saxophonist, he has recorded two jazz CD's with his quartet "John Falcone Group." As composer, John has premiered many orchestral and chamber works, most of which feature the bassoon in a prominent role. His compositions are published by EditionsViento and several of their performances can be viewed on his YouTube channel "JayBassoon."

Jessie Montgomery

Jessie Montgomery is a New York native violinist, composer and music educator. She is a composer and performer of film, theater and concert music, performing regularly among New York's classical and new music scenes. Jessie is a founding member of PUBLIQuartet, an ensemble made up of composers and arrangers, featuring their own music as well as that of other New York based composers. Jessie holds a Bachelor's degree from The Juilliard School in violin performance and is currently a Master of Music Candidate for Composition in Film Scoring at NYU. Composition teachers and mentors include Hollywood film composer Ira Newborn, Mark Suozzo, Joan Tower and DerekBermel.

Suzanne Mueller

Cellist Suzanne Mueller is a graduate of both the Pre-College and College of The Juilliard School .She is a founding member of CROSS ISLAND, a cello/piano/clarinet ensemble , and of the guitar/cello duo Mueller & Russo. She has been Beech Tree Concerts Artist-in-Residence at Old Westbury Gardens on LI for 8 years, presenting a series of outdoor summer concerts. She enjoys collaborating with composers and her concerts generally feature new works written or arranged for her.A proponent of non-traditional cello performance styles and genres, Suzanne is a member of the New Directions Cello Association. This marks her second appearance on this series.For more information, to hear sound clips of her playing, and for a performance calendar, visit http://www.myspace.com/cambiatagn or on Facebook.

Nick Revel

Nick Revel received his Bachelor's of Music in viola performance from the Eastman School of music in 2008.. He has made appearances performing on stages in Berlin Germany, Tokyo Japan, in the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and in concerts all over NYC. As violist and founding member of PUBLIQuartet String Quartet, Revel coached at the Juilliard Quartet Seminar as well as the Deer Valley Contemporary Music Festival with Joan Tower and the Muir Quartet. As a budding composer, he has been commissioned to write original works for the New York Viola Society, and choral works for the Xoregos Performing Company. His music has been featured in concerts with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra; PUBLIQuartet and the Silver Bay Concert Series in Silver Bay, NY.

Leah Tehrani

Leah Tehrani, a native of Toronto, moved to New York City to pursue her singing career. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has graduated from the Internship Affiliate Program at Broadway Dance Center, was a student at The Juilliard School and completed her studies at Mannes College of Music. Leah has performed on numerous occasions with The New York Grand Opera, including Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" at Central Park's Summer Stage and Verdi's "Requiem" at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Maestro Vincent La Selva. Leah also had the honor of playing the role of Cassie in "A Chorus Line" at the Colleen Dewhurst Theater in upstate New York. Leah studied opera in Siena, Italy at the Senese Per La Musica.

Sophia Yan

Pianist Sophia Yan performed at age 4 in Carnegie Hall and at 9 at the Kennedy Center. Sophia is a four-time first prizewinner of the Steinway Society Competition and winner of International Concert Alliance and International Young Artist Competitions. Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times writes, "...the music literally pulls her off the piano bench; she ranges up and down the keyboard so quickly and with such ferocity that mere sitting will not do." Yan has appeared in Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, CAMI Hall, Chateau de Fontainbleau (France), St. Nicolo's Auditorium (Italy) and Niagara Courthouse (Canada). Recognized as an exceptional artist by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.


Greg Bartholomew

The music of award-winning composer Greg Bartholomew is frequently performed across the United States and in Canada, Australia and Europe. NPR classical music reviewer Tom Manoff called him "a fine composer not afraid of accessibility." Five commercial recordings of his works are available, with upcoming releases scheduled by the Freudig Singers of Western New York and trumpeter James Ackley. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1957, Bartholomew earned degrees from the College of William & Mary and the University of Washington. His music is published by Art of Sound Music, Ars Nova Press, Imagine Music, Orpheus Music and Burke & Bagley. For further information visit: www.gregbartholomew.com

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen received his training at the Manhattan, Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music. Mr. Cohen's choral music has been performed by the Zamir Chorale, Kol Zimrah (Chicago), the Zemel Choir of London and is heard regularly at Congregation Emanu-El and the North American Jewish Choral Festival. Honors for Mr. Cohen include the Composer's Award given jointly by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and the Museum in the Community (for the orchestral piece Juggernaut), prizes in the Susan Galloway Sacred Song Award contest (for Psalm 84 and Psalm 121), the New York Treble Singers Composition (for Hashkiveinu), and Shalshelet Festival (for Hashkiveinu and Y'did Nefesh) and Aeros Prize (Wind Quintet).

Douglas DaSilva

Artistic Director of the Composer's Voice concert series, Douglas DaSilva is a composer, guitarist, educator and curator in New York City. He composes in various styles including jazz, pop, children's music, chamber music and experimental. Much of his writing is influenced by Brazilian music and self-inflicted stress. His compositions have been described as "very individual, and to us has a very clear personality" in Classical Guitar Magazine. His pieces Sarabande; How to Build a Totalitarian State and Contrails have been included in 60x60 projects. His works have been performed in Brazil, England, Italy, Germany, Romania, Brazil & throughout the USA.

Robert Voisey

"The word 'viral,' comes to mind as a trendy but disquietingly accurate image for Robert Voisey's infectious enthusiasm. He is always ready to mutate and reinfect the process as indicated to maintain the highest degree of project fever" -60x60: netsuke for the musical mind -- Richard Arnest, Sounding Board, Spring 2011. "With few opportunities and much competition, young composers show creativity in just getting heard." And in Chris Pasles's article in the Los Angeles Times, Robert Voisey is highlighted as one of those composers. Composing electroacoustic and chamber music, his aesthetic oscillates from the romantic to the Post Modern Mash-Up. His work has been performed in venues throughout the world including: Carnegie Hall, World Financial Center Winter Garden Atrium, and Stratford Circus in London.

David Wolfson

David Wolfson is an eclectic, versatile composer of songs, concert music and music for theatre, as well as other genres. The New York Times has called his work "musically inventive" and "theatrically forceful." He has written art songs, theatre songs, comedy songs, pop songs and songs for big-headed-costumedcharacter amusement parks shows; he has written music for bassoon quartet, percussion ensemble, SATB chorus and cello quartet; he has composed incidental music for plays and done sound design for Macy's display windows. Please visit www.davidwolfsonmusic.net !

15 one-minute selections for < 15 with Sophia Yan

Program Notes

Artist Henry Cordoba, a native of Cali, Columbia started to paint when he was working a nightshift job in Florida soon after coming to the United States. His roommates were on a different sleeping schedule and he found the need to express himself at first by painting on small pieces of paper and as he grew as an artist, expanding into larger works on canvas. His "rich, colorful and mature works" (The Scribbler) are influenced by his life experiences: past and present and his vision for his future. As an artist, he is entirely self taught. Henry is well known in the international community of New York City for his other passion as a chef. Henry is the first painter to be featured on a Composer's Voice concert.

Support from the Puffin Foundation "...continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people."

Vox Novus is a collective of composers, musicians, and music enthusiasts collaborating together to create, produce, promote, and enjoy the new music of today. Our members are from a variety of composers committed to the creation and dissemination of new music. Their music is of a variety of styles, aesthetics, and ideologies. Vox Novus produces and promotes new music. They are dedicated to contemporary music, the musicians who perform, and the composers that write the music of today. Their mission is to cultivate a music community and make their work available to the greater public.

Remarkable Theater Brigade founded by Christian McLeer, Dan Jeselsohn and Monica Harte, creates and produces new operas and musicals and takes children's versions out to special-needs and at-risk children free of charge.


Remarkable Theater Brigade

Remarkable Theater Brigade founded by Christian McLeer, Dan Jeselsohn and Monica Harte, creates and produces new operas and musicals and takes children's versions out to special-needs and at-risk children free of charge.

Remarkable Theater Brigade creates and produces new works including operas, orchestral pieces, ballets, musicals, and electro-acoustic works and co-produces the Composer's Voice Concert Series concerts. Remarkable Theater Brigade was founded in 2002 by Christian McLeer, Monica Harte, and Dan Jeselsohn.

Jan Hus Church

This is the place you were welcome, long before you arrived!

Vox Novus

Vox Novus promotes contemporary music and its creators through concerts, recordings, publications, broadcasts, and online publicity. Vox Novus believes strongly in the intrinsic value of contemporary music, recognizing it as a force in the advancement of culture and art. Our goal is to keep music alive by strengthening the connection between composer and audience, providing greater exposure to new music.

Funding by

Puffin Foundation

Funding also provided by the Puffin Foundation, "...continuing the dialogue between art and lives of ordinary people."