The Sept. 30 concert at the Donnell Library Theater is being produced, directed and hosted by John Znidarsic. In a statement Znidarsic said, "I have never been one to settle for hearing the same music day in and day out. I love discovering new songs — just like I discovered the 'classics' when I was child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. When I moved to New York, I found nothing more exciting than discovering new songs that made my heart laugh, cry or even skip a beat. " The 6 PM concert will feature songs by Tom Andersen, David Arthur, Charles Bloom, Mark Campbell and Stephen Hoffman, Douglas J. Cohen, Frank Evans and Christopher Berg, Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler, Ron Kaehler, Paul Katz and Michael Colby, Noel Katz, Brian Lasser, Jeffrey Lodin and William Squier, James Merillat and John Kenrick, Ben Moore, Rob Lindsey Nassif, Kim Oler and Allison Hubbard and Richard Pearson Thomas. Additional performers include Mana Allen, Richard Danley, Christopher Denny, Rebecca Eichenberger, Jennifer Goode, Andrea Green, Maree Johnson, Aaron Lazar, Eddie Korbich, Cindy Marchionda and Maureen Taylor. Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "A Life of My Own" from The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, "Castles in the Air" from Speakeasy, "For Laura" from The Enchanted Cottage, "Gertrude Irvington's Box" from Saratoga Trunk Songs and Splendora's "Grateful."
Admission to the concert is free of charge. The Donnell Library is located in Manhattan at 20 West 53rd Street. For more information, call (212) 265-3495, ext. 218.