The second concert of the Tobenski-Algera Concert Series occurred last night at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Chelsea, NYC.

The program was:

Jeff Algera, XX for clarinet, cello, piano and percussion
Ned Rorem, excerpts from Piano Sonata No. 2
Chris Czubay, String Quartet
Philip Wharton, Jokesters and Straightmen for solo violin
Darien Shulman, Teyze Variations for Pierrot plus percussion


Gilda Lyons, Owl-Light for solo violin
Jeff Algera, Movement II
Dennis Tobenski, Songs of Love & Madness for Pierrot plus percussion

The performers were:

Hadar Noiberg, flute
Chris Cullen, clarinet
Paye Srinarong, violin
Philip Wharton, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Ryan Murphy, cello
Rob Frankenberry, piano
Ingrid Gordon, percussion
Dennis Tobenski, conductor

I conducted the premieres of Jeff Algera’s XX, Chris Czubay’s String Quartet, Darien Shulman’s Teyze Variations, and my own Songs of Love & Madness.