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2013-2014 Season

Now in our 91st season, the League of Composers/ISCM, in collaboration with Flute Force, Lois Martin, the Manhattan String Quartet, Loadbang and the NYU Music Department, will present a series of four chamber concerts, and the annual orchestra concert. 

The League/ISCM presents FluteForce: Poems, Songs and Dreams: music for diverse flutes, theremin, and stop-motion animation”

Flute-Force-3_500_web1Sunday, January 12, 2014, 5:30 PM
Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets:  Advance Purchase: $25 / $15 at League TicketsAt the door: Free to NY Flute Club members, $25 for non-members, $15 for students and seniors (65+)


Marty Regan Poem in December for Shakuhachi, 2 Flutes and Alto Flute (2011)
Richard Arnest Jacob’s Ladder(2007)
Joseph Schwantner Silver Halo (2007)
A Bookmobile for Dreamers (2012) A Meet the Composer Commission – Music by Elizabeth Brown, Video and Models By Lothar Osterburg

The League/ISCM presents: Lois Martin, viola “New Music and Friends” – CANCELLED


Monday, April 7, 2014, 8:00 PM
The Stone (Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Tickets: $15 general admission (at the door only) — special arrangements will be made for season pass holders

Edward T. Cone Ostinato, Cadenza & Finale (1998)
Richard Festinger Recit for solo viola world premiere, written for Lois Martin
Matthias Pintscher Janusgesicht (2001) for viola and cello
Neal Kirkwood Three Boppisms and Four Thinking Songs world premiere, written for Lois Martin
Philippe Hurel Recueil for viola and percussion (2008)
Sheree Clement Viola Trio (2010) world premiere, commissioned by Lois Martin

 The League/ISCM presents: Manhattan String Quartet
  “100 Years of the String Quartet”


Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:30 PM
Tickets: $20 general admission / $10 student/senior 

Eric Moe The Salt of Broken Tears** (2012) commissioned by MSQ, New York premiere
Craig Walsh Quartet** (2010) MSQ commission, New York premiere
Henri Dutilleux Ainsi la Nuit (1976)
Anton Webern Five Pieces for String Quartet (1909)
Igor Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
** written for the Manhattan Quartet’s participation in the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival


The League/ISCM presents: loadbang – Alphabetical Ashbery

loadbangseated2tSaturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music – Mary Flagler Cary Hall
Tickets: $20 general admission / $10 student & senior (in Advance at League Tickets or at the door)




Charles Wuorinen – Alphabetical Ashbery (NYC Premiere)
Rob Deemer – New Work (World Premiere)
Ryan Francis – New Work (World Premiere)
Alexandre Lunsqui – Guttural I, II, and III (2010)
Christian Carey – Prayer (2011)
Evan Johnson – my pouert and goyng ouer  (World Premiere) - * Winner of 2013 Loadbang Call for Scores

The League/ISCM Season Finale 2014 featuring the Orchestra of the League of Composers

compressed_performance2013-112lrMonday, June 16, 2014 8:00PM
Miller Theatre, Columbia University
Tickets: $20/$10 (students & seniors 65+) / (advanced Purchase at League Tickets or at the door)

David Froom Amichai Songs (2010)
Anton Webern Op. 21 “Symphony” (1928) (League commission in 1927)
David Lang Pierced (2007)
Philip Glass Akhnaten (Act 2, Scene 2 “Akhnaten and Nefertiti“) (1983)
Suzanne Farrin  L’étoile mange (the star eats) (2014)- League commission, world premiere




NYU Graduate Composers Concert featuring the Orchestra of the League of Composers



Monday, May 5th 8PM 
Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center
Tickets: $10 general admission / FREE for students
Jue WangChildren Rhymes
Gordon Beeferman – Racket, Last Wash 
Moon Young Ha – scene iv – full ensemble
Federico Camara Halac – the Impossible Line of the Horizon
Timucin SahinNothing Bad Can Happen III  with Timucin Sahin, guitar soloist
Ioannis Angelakis – TR- 6.1 – X12 with Marianne Gythfeldt, solo bass clarinet
Wang Jie – A Longing For Spring with Mary Mackenzie, solo soprano


This season would not be possible without the generous support of the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Amphion Foundation,  New Music USA,  The Edward T. Cone Foundation, the Reed Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, League Board Members, individual donations, + Pinnacle Prep (David & Jen Gordon).