[ Composer's Voice ]
Composer's Voice Concert

November 13, 2011
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street
New York
New York
Music and performances by: 15 Minutes-of-Fame: Jenny Greene, soprano with David Friend piano 15 pieces by 15 composers in 15 Minutes Marie Incontrera, curator


15-Minutes-of-Fame: Jenny Greene

1. If Music Be the Food of Love
Marie Incontrera

2. Figureheads
Scott Brickman

3. Don't Let Me Sleep
Wolfgang Devine

4. Broader Ripples
Kala Pierson

5. The Inferno of Dante
Malcolm Rector

6. Antiprism
Paul Lombardi

7. Unsex Me Here
David Morneau

8. A Drinking Song
Jeremy Beck

9. Precipice
Danielle Barry

10. no msg
Andy Cohen

11. Fifth Blackbird
David Drexler

12. Spit Out Your Gum
Douglas DaSilv

13. How Doth the Little Crocodile
Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn

14. Sorry
Matt Frey

15. Spray
Russell Phillips

Jenny Greene, soprano
David Friend, piano
Ebb, The Future is Space
Alex Weiser

Julie Hall, voice
Alex Weiser, piano
Julie Hall

Julie Hall, voice
Alex Weiser, piano
My Eyes are Dry
Richard Ford

Jasmine Presson, soprano
Melissa Castelvetre, alto
Marie Incontrera, piano
It's Not You, It's Me
Marie Incontrera

Lindsey Kowalik, soprano
Suzanne McGuire-Oberdorfer, alto
Marie Incontrera, piano
Matt Frey

Samantha K Enriquez, flute
Sam Teuring, flute
Ashley Williams, flute
Yoobin Whang, flute


Samantha K Enriquez

Samantha K Enriquez, NY, NY, BM & MM - NYU. Member of W4 New Music Collective, Brooklyn Wind Symphony, ensemble mise-en. Performances with One World Symphony, New York Youth Symphony (under Ryan McAdams and Paul Haas), the NYU Orchestras and the Queens College Orchestra. Heard at Alice Tully, Carnegie Hall, United Nations, NPR's "From the Top" and various WQXR and UN Radio broadcasts. Collaborations with Charles Neidich, Shanghai Quartet, Mindy Kaufman, Carter Brey, Alan Gilbert. Studied with Keith Underwood, Mindy Kaufman, Robert Langevin, Michael Parloff; master classes with James Galway, Davide Formisano, Maxence Larrieu, Leone Buyse, Robert Dick.

Jenny Greene

Soprano Jenny Greene has made a name for herself specializing in new works on both coasts, creating the roles of Amy (The North Arcade) and the Cat (Jack Prelutsky's Something Big Has Been Here) in Seattle before moving to NYC. She created the role of The Composer (Elodie Lauten's The Two Cents Opera) and participated in Remarkable Theatre Brigade's Summer Young Artist Program. In 2010, Jenny made her debut with Village Light Opera, Opera Manhattan and Regina Opera and the production team of Alphabet Soup Productions as Director of Opera & Artist in Residence. This season, Jenny made a well-received debut as Pamina (Die Zauberflote) for Opera Manhattan and is Resident Artist at Dicapo Opera Theater. She is joining Regina Opera as Peep-Bo (The Mikado).

Lindsey Marie Kowalik

Lindsey Marie Kowalik is a graduate of Old Dominion University and Texas State University, where she obtained her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance. She frequented the stages of both institutions, most notably as The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Marenka in The Bartered Bride, and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte. She recently had the honor of performing a concert with Alphabet Soup Productions for contemporary New York Women composers in New York City. She is currently studying with Tyson Deaton.

Suzanne Oberdorfer

Suzanne Oberdorfer is a mezzo soprano performer and teacher in the Hampton Roads, Virginia region. She graduated magna cum laud from Old Dominion University with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. While there on vocal scholarship, she performed as a regular soloist for all vocal ensembles. She has performed as both a soloist and chorus member in the Todi Festival and Operafestival di Roma summer programs as well as performing as a soloist for the Virginia Arts Festival Duffy Composer's Institute. Currently Suzanne is a soloist of St. Pauls Episcopal Church and Ohef Sholom Temple, both in Norfolk. She also performs with Virginia Opera as a cover artist and in their chorus and teaches voice privately.

Jasmine Presson

Jasmine Presson (soprano) recently completed her MM at Northwestern University, where she performed in Street Scene (Greta Fiorentino), The Ghosts of Versailles (Opera Box Soprano), and in scenes as Donna Anna and Fiordiligi. She originated the role of the Barista in the Too Much Coffee Man Opera by Daniel Steven Crafts and the role of Michelle in Rain by Hae Kyoung Park. Jasmine toured Oregon in Hansel & Gretel (Gertrude) as part of Portland Opera's outreach ensemble. Before receiving a bite from the opera bug, Jasmine spent half a decade acting and directing in NYC in venues including WOW Cafe Theatre, Dixon Place and The Looking Glass Theatre. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Kalamazoo College and studied music at Brooklyn College.

Sam Theuring

Flutist Sam Theuring is currently earning her Master's degree in flute performance at NYU with Robert Dick. She holds a Bachelor's degree in flute performance from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where she studied with Paul Doebler, Jessica Dunnavant and Julie Hobbs, and substituted with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. Sam has participated in masterclasses with Trevor Wye, Chris Norman, Jill Felber, Eva Amsler, Gro Sandvik and Bud Beyer.

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams, flutist, earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, from Western Connecticut State University where she attended on full scholarship and studied flute with Dr. Kerry Walker. She is currently attending New York University to obtain her Master of Music in Flute Performance. She has performed as principal flute in many Connecticut orchestras, and has also performed on various woodwinds in pit orchestras all over Connecticut. She has performed in masterclasses for many notable artists, including Juilius Baker, Jeffrey Khaner, Sandra Church, Gary Schocker, Jeanne Baxtresser, Keith Underwood, and others. She has also studied flute privately with Susan Hoeppner and Nobutaka Shimizu. She has performed as soloist with the Western Connecticut State University Wind Ensemble.


Richard Ford

Richard Ford is Houston Heights Orchestra's first Composer in Residence. His latest works for piano, string quartet, and solo horn recently premiered at the Highscore Music Festival in Pavia, Italy. Performances of new works are scheduled in Houston and New York this year. With a degree in Composition from the University of Oklahoma, Ford has studied with Michael Hennagin, David Diamond, Dan Welcher, and is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Music Theatre Workshop and Aspen Music Festival.Ford has written five musicals, incidental music for six plays, and scored the feature film iCrime and twelve short films. He is an accomplished theater and film producer. His first ballet for choreographer Kate Buck Jr. is available on iTunes and iCrime is available on DVD

Matt Frey

Matt Frey is a Brooklyn-based composer of contemporary concert music, both for vocal and instrumental ensembles. Recent projects have included residencies, commissions, and/or premieres with the JACK String Quartet, the NYU Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan Wind Ensemble, and the BACK Vocal + Percussion Duo. Currently studying with composers Joan La Barbara and Julia Wolfe while pursuing his Master's degree in composition at New York University, Frey is a co-founder/artistic director of the West 4th New Music Collective, a cooperative of NYC-based composers and performers. Combining inspiration from modern concert composers with a love for the bold gestures of electronic and popular music has become Frey's trademark, creating a sound uniquely recognizable and popular.

Julie Hill

Julie Hill is a composer/ vocalist from Hollywood, Florida. She currently studies with Dr. Nils Vigeland and Dr. Reiko Fueting from Manhattan School of Music. Her music incorporates evocative sonorities into a form that is accessible and stimulating to both the well-rounded listener and the individual listening to classical music for first time. Jazz, rock, and sounds of the street are among her many influences, and she strives to create music that spans across multiple genres. She believes that rigorous development and a clear presentation of musical ideas are paramount in guiding one's listener to a place of reflection as a result of musical interaction. Through this language, she communicates innovative ideas that awaken and reaffirm those old adages we have heard over and over again.

Marie Incontrera

Pianist/composer Marie Incontrera has been a recipient of the Miriam Gideon Composition Award for women composers, a winner of the Remarkable Theater Brigade Art Song Competition, a 2010 recipient of the ASCAPlus award, a winner of the 2011Vocalessence/American Composers Forum "Essentially Choral" readings, and was a finalist in the Iron Composer 2010 competition. She was awarded a Meet the Composer Metlife Creative Connections award , and a New York Women Composers Seed Money Grant. Commissions have come from Remarkable Theater Brigade, ANALOG arts, the Virginia Arts Festival, and The Atlanta Opera. Marie has participated in the New York Youth Symphony's Making Score program and the John Duffy Composer's Institute.

Alex Weiser

Alex Weiser is a composer of patient and thought provoking, yet visceral and dramatic chamber, orchestral, and vocal music. Alex recently graduated from Yale University where his teachers included Michael Klingbeil, Kathryn Alexander, Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Ingram Marshall, and Chris Theofanidis. Alex's music has been performed by groups such as the JACK quartet, Argento New Music Project, Fifth House Ensemble, and New Triad. At Yale Alex's works were commissioned and performed by many of the school's premier ensembles including the Jonathan Edwards College Philharmonic, Berkeley College Orchestra, Resonance Chamber Ensemble, Opera Theater Yale College, Yale Percussion Group. Alex was also the president of Yale's undergraduate composer's organization "IGIGI" which hosts numerous concerts of new music each year.

15 Minutes of Fame Composers

Program Notes

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."