Composer Waddy Thompson premieres new work in NYC

New York City based composer Waddy Thompson‘s works have been performed at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., St. Louis Spring Festival, Chicago Festival of New Music, Florida New Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, and on many recitals. February 2011 sees two NYC performances for his new work for string quartet, “Winter Morning by a Lake”:

On February 21, 7:25 p.m., at Symphony Space, Thompson’s new work will be performed by the Cassatt Quartet, as part of The Music of Now marathon concert (which begins at 4 p.m.). In addition to Thompson, featured composers during this segment include Shirish Korde, David Del Tredici, Charles Wuorinen, Evan Ziporyn, and Daniel Godfrey, as well as composer-performers  Matt Sullivan (oboe) and Gustavo Casenave (jazz piano). Performances by Alice Jones (flute), Alison Deane (piano), Fidelio Trio, Cassatt Quartet, and Ursula Oppens (piano).

On February 26, 5:00 p.m., at the Nicholas Roerich Museum the same work will receive its “Above 96th Street Premiere” performed by violinist Vita Wallace and others as part of a program on meditation. In addition to Thompson’s work, this gathering for music and meditation also features music by Hannah Lash, Carl Voss, and David Loeb, and simple mindfulness meditation instruction. This is a day for people of all backgrounds to hear music differently – seating on the floor, as well as chairs: feel free to bring a cushion.