Sam Sfirri and N.M.C. present new musical pieces 

Transitions and New Works

Charleston's busy New Music Collective added quite a few special concerts to its fall schedule. On Sun. Nov. 15, they present a concert-length work at the Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting St.) composed by pianist/multi-instrumentalist Sam Sfirri (of the Western Polaroids and the Pulse Trio). Last March, Sfirri received support from the Coastal Community Foundation's Expansion Arts Fund. The free concert features guest performances by Bill Carson, Jason Brogan, Nathan Koci, and NMC's Ron Wiltrout.

The NMC inaugurates a brand-new program later this fall called The New Works Program. "It's a new way of approaching and utilizing generous support to our organization," says Wiltrout. "It's directing your donations straight to the creation of new music, by way of a New Works Fund, created with help from the Coastal Community Foundation and continued solely with your participation. It will enable us to commission the composition of two new works each year by composers from Charleston and beyond."

The NMC Chamber Ensemble will perform some of the latest compositions by local musician Nick Jenkins and N.J.-based composer Sean Friar at its annual New Music New Charleston concert on Fri. Dec. 4 at the Circular Congregational Church.

See newmusiccollective.org for more.


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