The 8 PM concert will spotlight the work of Matthew Friedman, Rosemary Loar, Sean McCourt and Catherine Porter. Those scheduled to interpret these composers' songs include Manu Narayan, Randy Redd, Beth Thompson, Michele Pawk, John Dossett, Brian d'Arcy James, Jim Price and Becca Ayers. The performers will be backed by a four-piece band comprising Jim Abbott on keyboards, Gary Seligson on drums, Leo Huppert on bass and Roger Butterly on guitar. Emily Mikesell will be a guest violinist.
Rosemary Loar, who created the "Torch" series, will host the concert, which will also feature back-up singers Alicia Irving and Daniel and Evan Friedman.
"Alternative Torch" will be held in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Tickets, priced at $21 ($18 for members/seniors and $15 for students), are available by calling (212) 864-5400. Visit www.symphonyspace.org for more information.