The concert will include "music new and old that lampoons, laments, and lambastes our democracy, from both the left and the right."
The evening will feature several world-premieres and includes such composers as Michael John LaChiusa, William Finn, Sam Davis, Peter Foley, Dick Gallagher, Steve Marzullo, Joshua Rosenblum and Georgia Stitt. Newcomers to the New Voices family include Carmel Dean and Andrew Gerle.
Lyricists include Mark Waldrop and the humorist Calvin Trillin (whose work has been featured in The New Yorker and The Nation), "as well as the political musings of such notable poets" as Maya Angelou and e.e. cummings.
The concert wil be held at 8 PM Oct. 18 in Symphony Space's intimate 170-seat Leonard Nimoy Thalia.
Performers include Rebecca Luker, Brooks Ashmanskas, Kate Baldwin, Judith Blazer, Will Chase, Destan Owens, and Alice Playten, as well as a special performance by William Finn. Grant Wenaus accompanies the singers at the piano with Peter Sachon on cello. The concert is directed by Annette Jolles, and the evening will be hosted by Danny Burstein.
Tickets ($15-$25) are available by phone at (212) 864 5400 or at www.symphonyspace.org.
Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.