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Tel.: (516) 256-4209 after 10 a.m.For the current status of The Long Island Composers Alliance (founded 1972),
On May 19, 1972, the first concert by The Long Island Composers Alliance was held at the South Huntington Public Library. Since that time, close to 200 LICA concerts have presented nearly a thousand new works by more than a hundred composers. LICA remains the only organization devoted exclusively to the presentation, preservation, and promotion of performances of original serious music by composers living and working on Long Island (including Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk). The Long Island Composers Alliance Archive, founded in 1994 at the Instructional Media Center of the B. Davis Schwarz Library at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, was renamed The Long Island Composers Archive in 2000.
Incorporated in 1975, LICA has been funded by various organizations and foundations including the Nassau County Office of Cultural Development, Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, Huntington Arts Council, Hempstead Cultural Arts Center, Long Island Arts Council, N.Y. State Council on the Arts, International Jewish Arts Festival, Maldeb Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation, Key Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Independence Savings Bank. Individual endowers of LICA are listed on programs and calendars in the following categories: Donor $50+, Friend $100+, Contributor $250+, Patron $500+. All donations are tax deductible.
Our members live and/or work (or have lived/worked) on Long Island, from Brooklyn to Orient Point. Teachers, doctors, business, performers... they are all composers on a professional level. Works by our members have been heard at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, Merkin Hall, Kaufman Auditorium, and all over the United States, Europe, Israel, and the United Nations. They have been broadcast over radio and television stations locally, nationally, and internationally. An NPR series is planned, based on holdings of the LICA Archives at Long Island University's Instructional Media Center. Our members have scored films, ballets and TV movies, and have had works commissioned and performed by orchestras, opera companies, choruses and chamber ensembles in this country and abroad. Capstone Records (Richard Brooks, President) has begun a series of LICA CDs:
LICA is a decentralized performing arts organization. Performances are held over a wide geographical area ranging from Eastern Suffolk to N.Y. City (Carnegie Recital Hall) and beyond. In 1996 LICA presented its first European concert, at the Kleine Szene of the Semper Oper in Dresden, Germany. Emphasis is on regional performances heard at many locations including:
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: Adelphi, Hofstra, C.W. Post, Nassau Community, Queens College, Suffolk Community, SUNY Purchase, SUNY Stony Brook, Hebrew Union College, NYU
LIBRARIES: Bethpage, Bryant (Roslyn), Center Moriches, East Meadow, Elmhurst (Queensborough), Farmingdale, Freeport Memorial, Garden City, Great Neck, Half Hollow Hills, Hewlett-Woodmere, Hicksville, Huntington, Longwood, Merrick,North Bellmore, North Merrick, Northport-East Northport, Oceanside, Plainview-Old Bethpage, Queens Borough, Rockville Centre, South Huntington, Shelter Rock, Syosset, Wading River, Westbury
MUSEUMS AND ARTS CENTERS: Borough Hall (Brooklyn), Broadhollow Theater, Brookwood Hall, Coindre Hall, Chapin Rainbow Stage (Heckscher Park), Great Neck House, Hempstead Town Hall, International Jewish Arts Festival of Long Island, Leisure Village, Nassau County's Fine Art Museum and Chelsea Center, Southampton Cultural Center, National Council of Jewish Women (Manhattan), and Chez Stella Russell (Oyster Bay)
CHURCHES AND SYNAGOGUES: Community Presbyterian Church (Malverne), North Shore Synagogue (Syosset), Temple Sinai (Roslyn)
LICA has featured music by composers from Northwestern University and Composers Concordance, which have in turn programmed works by LICA composers on their concerts. Other exchanges are in process with composers from Connecticut, Kiev (Ukraine) and elsewhere.
In 1973, the first Music By and For Students concert was held. This annual event features performances and compositions by young people. Emphasis is on encouraging young composers and in recent years LICA has presented awards in the form of U.S. Government Savings Bonds for outstanding works. As another aspect of these concerts, students perform the works of composer members. This dual-purpose programming introduces them to the vocabulary of contemporary music and provides them with the opportunity to discover other young people who share their special gifts.
Sun. Jan. 4, 3PM Vladeck Auditorium, 74 Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx Helene Williams sings Songs of Love, accompanied by Leonard Lehrman. LICA's first concert in the Bronx. Works by Berk, Lehrman(CM), Singer, Spektor, Siegmeister, Tepper. Tel. 718-796-9300. Admission: $2.00 LICA members free. Co-sponsor: Herbert Liebman Memorial Concert Series
Sat. Jan. 10, 2PM Queens Borough Public Library, Bellerose Branch, 250-06 Hillside Ave. Music for the Theater. Works by Deutsch, Lehrman, J.Mandel(CM), Tepper, performed by Grace Anderson, Helene Williams, sopranos; Mary Lou Shriber, mezzo; with Leonard Lehrman & Albert Tepper at the piano. Tel. 718-831-8644.
Sun. Jan. 11, 3PM Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St., Boston Songs of Love, Peace, Justice and Equality (see Jan. 4 program) LICA's first concert in Boston. Tel. 617-266-6710.
Sun. Jan. 18, 3PM Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 39 E. Main St. J. Willard Roosevelt 80th Birthday Celebration. Works by Roosevelt, Lehrman, J.Mandel, Rothgarber, and Siegmeister, performed by Helene Williams, the Progressive School Choir, and others. Co-sponsor: Nassau County Office of Cultural Development Tel. 516-922-1212.LICA's first concerts in Florida:
Sun. Jan. 25, 4:15 PM Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, Florida Songs of Love + additional works of Spektor and Dale. CM: Spektor. Co-sponsor: Guild for International Piano Competitions Tel. 561-833-8817. Admission: $15.00 LICA members free.
Thur. Jan. 29, 7 PM North Miami Beach Performing Arts Center, 17011 N.E. 19th Ave., North Miami Beach. Tel. 305-948-2957. Songs of Love + additional works of Dale, Spektor and VunKannon. CM: Dale. Admission: $5.00 LICA members free.
Wed. Feb. 18, 1 PM LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College/CUNY. Works by Griffin, Halpern, J. Mandel, Smaldone (CM). Co-sponsor: Maldeb Foundation
Wed. Mar. 18, 7:30 PM Wantagh Public Library, 3285 Park Ave., Wantagh Saxophone Quartets by Foss, Griffin, Scinto(CM), Smaldone. Tel. 516-221-1200.
Fri. Mar. 27, 8 PM Chelsea Center, East Norwich. Student performances of works by LICA composers. CMs Rothgarber and Sternklar.
Sat. Apr. 4, 2:30 PM Queens Borough Public Library, Forest Hills Branch 108-19 71st Ave. Works by Queens Composers: Broadhurst, Griffin, Hagar, J.Mandel(CM), Mandelbaum and Pleskow. Tel. 718-268-7934.
Tue. Apr. 7, 8 PM SUNY-Stony Brook. Works by Goldstein (CM), Ryan, Weymouth and others. Tel. 516-689-6162.
Fri. Apr. 17, 7 PM Queens Borough Public Library, Ozone Park Branch 92-24 Rockaway Blvd. Music for the Theater. Works by J.Mandel (CM), Spektor, Tepper and others. Tel. 718-845-3127
Sun. Apr. 26, 8 PM Governor's Lounge, Brooklyn Heights Casino. 75 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights, N.Y 11201 Tel. 718-624-0810 Works by Brooks, M.Cohen, Dorff, Halpern (CM), H.Martin, Gary Schocker.
Thur. May 14, 7 PM Queens Borough Public Library, E.Flushing Branch 196-36 Northern Blvd. Music for the Theater. Works by Deutsch, Lehrman, J.Mandel (CM), Spektor and Tepper. Tel. 718-357-6643.
Fri. May 29, 8 PM Axinn Library, Hofstra Cultural Center Theater. Music by & for students. CM: Deutsch. Tel. 516-463-5490.
Fri. June 12, 8 PM South Huntington Library, 2 Melville Rd., Huntington Station. Works by co-CMs Deutsch and Richter and others, including student awardees. Tel. 516-549-4411.
Mon. June 15, 6:30 PM Queens Borough Public Library, Broad Channel Branch 1626 Cross Bay Blvd. Music for the Theater. Tel. 718-318-4943.
Tue. June 16, 1 PM Adelphi University Ballroom, Garden City Works by Musolino (CM), Richardson; preview of EastEuroFest. Tel. 516-877-4284.
Sun. June 21, 3 PM Glenwood Presbyterian Church, 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing. EastEuroFest. Works by Ghezzo, Hosza, Jitomirskaia, co-CMs Lehrman and Polezhayev, Sainte-Croix, Suny. Preview of Lehrman's opera after Chekhov, THE BIRTHDAY OF THE BANK, performed by Janis Sabatino Hills, Lucy Sorlucco, Ronald Edwards, Benjamin Spierman, Boaz Tarsi, Helene Williams. Tel. 516-676-4138. Co-sponsor: Nassau County Re-Grant Program for the Arts.
Mon. June 22, 8 PM New York University Theater, 35 W. 4th St., Manhattan Repeat of EastEuroFest. Premiere of THE BIRTHDAY OF THE BANK. Tel. 212-998-5438/5424.
Sun. August 16, 11 AM Pianohaus Steingraeber, Bayreuth + Vienna, Berlin, Bedoin, and London TBA Aug. 11-21 Works in German/Yiddish by Lehrman (CM), Pleskow, Richter and Siegmeister
Thur. Aug. 6, 8:30 PM Heckscher Park, Huntington. CM: Deutsch Tel. 516-271-8423
Mon. Oct. 5, 8 PM 2d annual New York University concert. Little Recital Room, 35 W. 4th St., Rm. 779 Tel. 212-998-5438
Additional programs planned: collaboration(s) with Society for New Music and/or North/South Consonance at Nassau Community College, CM: Brooks; two more concerts at Queens College (co-sponsor: Maldeb Foundation), one possibly featuring soprano Nancy Ogle who also plans to perform a LICA concert in August, Maine (CM: Goldberg); solo piano recital by Henry Martin at Mannes College and New School; Asian music at a Korean church, CM: Lee; Songs of Love at Bryant Library; choral works performed by Gregg Smith Singers, CM: Berk; Hofstra Chamber Singers, CM: Tepper; Long Island University Chamber Singers, CM: Rovics; Combined Synagogue-Church Choir at Malverne Community Presbyterian Church, CM: Lehrman
Jan. 1999: Elie Siegmeister 90th birthday program at Hofstra featuring N.Y. premiere of his Piano Concerto with Alan Mandel and Leonard Lehrman.
Aug. 20, 1999: Leonard Lehrman semi-centennial birthday program at Bryant Library, featuring L.I. premiere of his Violin Concerto with Cyrus Stevens and Leonard Lehrman.
a Adele Berk
ah Harold Branch
a Allen Brings firstname.lastname@example.org
a Denise Broadhurst
b Richard Brooks email@example.com
b Eleanor Cory
a Herbert A. Deutsch firstname.lastname@example.org
ah Arline Diamond
ac Daniel Dorff
a Lukas Foss http://newalbion.com/artists/fossl
a Dinu Ghezzo
a William Goldberg
a Perry Goldstein
Deborah Nodel Gordon
h Norman Greenspan (Recording Engineer)
a Charles Griffin
b Donald Hagar
a Martin Halpern email@example.com
Janis Sabatino Hills
b Hubert S. Howe http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/hhowe
a Andre Hosza
a Mary B.B. Inwood
a Patricia W. King
a Leo Kraft
b David Lalama
Inwha Nam Lee
ag Leonard J. Lehrman firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Leslie email@example.com janelesliemusic.com
a Julie Dachs Mandel Juliemandel@nyc.rr.com
a Joel Mandelbaum
b Henry Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
h Edgar J. Moore
a Angelo Musolino
b Raoul Pleskow
a Vladimir Polezhayev
b Dana Richardson
a Marga Richter
b J. Willard Roosevelt
a Steven Rosenhaus email@example.com
a Herbert Rothgarber
b Howard Rovics
b Judith Sainte-Croix
a Bruce Saylor
a Walter Schneider
ah George Selbst
b Harold Seletsky
ah Elie Siegmeister
ah Jeanne Singer
a Edward Smaldone
b Hale Smith
b Mira Spektor
a Avraham Sternklar firstname.lastname@example.org
a Serge Suny
ce Joyce Suskind
h Dorothy Taylor
a Albert Tepper
a Ludmila Ulehla
e Raymond VunKannon
a Daniel Waitzman
a Ernest Waxman
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