Music from the Pulsating Heart of New York
Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez
Edward Ruchalski
Marc Mellits
Nicolas Scherzinger
Sally Lamb
Robert Morris
Dan Trueman
Society for New Music
Catalog Number: 
new classical

Syracuse, NY

Release Date: 
May 25, 2010
Liner Notes: 
2 CD
One Sheet: 

“Serendipity: Music from the Heart of New York” is a 2-CD set of world premiere recordings by seven Society for New Music commissioned composers and released on Innova 719. Serendipity brought these composers to Central New York, where the Society for New Music endures through snow and ice, sun and rain, to present new music year-round, commissioning and performing music by regional composers. Some of these composers earned their degrees from Eastman and Cornell (‘in the zone’ regionally), while others came via Mexico, Yale, Miami, Cal Arts, San Diego, Western Washington and Michigan. Their music is as diverse as they are. 

The performers on this recording also came from throughout the U.S. and Europe to settle in the Heart of New York. Their passion for bringing new repertoire to life has kept them performing together for many years. The 2009-2010 season is the Society’s 38th consecutive season, and continues the tradition of commissioning and premiering one to two works each and every year. Commissioned works are repeated several times over the course of subsequent seasons and recorded. 

The Society’s 5-CD set of American Masters for the 21st Century, also on Innova, featured 29 previously commissioned composers, including four Pulitzer Prize winners. 

Performers: Linda Greene & Kelly Covert, flutes; David Abrams & John Friedrichs, clarinet/bass clarinet; Patricia Sharpe, oboe; Cristina Buciu, Ann McIntyre & Stephanie Koppeis, violin; Amy Diefes, viola; David LeDoux, George Macero & Wesley Baldwin, cello; Steven Heyman, Adrienne Kim, Sar Shalom Strong & Kirk Severtson, piano; Rob Bridge & Jennifer Vacanti, percussion; Cynthia Johnston Turner & James Tapia, conductors; James Abbott, engineer; Neva Pilgrim, producer