Free Concert, Featuring New Holiday Songs, Presented in NYC Dec. 14
14 Dec 2013
Lianne Marie Dobbs
Broadway's Future Songbook Series — presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul — continues Dec. 14 at 2:30 PM with a holiday concert featuring new holiday songs; a second concert will be offered Dec. 16 at 6 PM.
Both concerts, each with a unique program, will be held in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Produced, directed and hosted by John Znidarsic and co-produced by Erica Ruff, the free concerts spotlight the songs of up-and-coming composers and lyricists.
The Dec. 14 concert features the songs of Landon Braverman and Derek P. Hassler, Sam Carner and Derek Gregor, Drew Fornarola, Joe Iconis, Max Mamon and Laura Kleinbaum, Annie and Jenna Pasqua, Brad Ross, Charlie Sohne and Tim Rosser, Andrew David Sotomayor, Katie Thompson, Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann, Niko Tsakalakos, Micah Young, Jay Alan Zimmeran and Eli Zoller.
The Dec. 16 concert will feature the songs of Jerrod Bogard, Joey Contreras and Kate Thomas, Derrick Davis, T. Defoe and Tidtaya Sinutoke, John Gerosimo, Julia Gytri and Avi Amon, Brian Katona, Gordon Leary and Julia Meinwald, Salomon Lerner and Laura Kleinbaum, Taijlei Levis, Kevin Cotter and John Mercurio, J. Oconer Navarro, Arianna Rose and Ben Bonnema, Rona Siddiqui, Santino Tomisetti, Diane Uniman and Dan Wolpow.
Those interpreting the new holiday songs include Sarah Stiles, Alicia Sable, Lianne Marie Dobbs, Derrick Davis, Santino Tomisetti, John Gerosimo, Angela Travino, Mary Kate Morrissey, Brian Cavanagh-Strong, Madeline Trumble, Laura Kleinbaum, Emily Walton, Chris Blacker, Emily Borromeo, Lauren Marcus, Olli Haaskivi, Bruce Winant, and Karl Michael Johnson, Victoria Huston-Elem, Traci Bair, Chris Critelli, Laurie Wells, Amanda Savan, Jenna Pasqua , Jason "SweetTooth" Williams, Daniel Everidge, Andrew David Sotomayor, Katie Ferber, Sam Ludwig, Morgan Assane, Hannah Elless, Alyssa McGuigan and Christina Little.
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter Auditorium is located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!