December 9–10–11, 2010  |  111 West 67th Street, Apt 34D  |  New York, NY

Thursday/Friday:   7pm Members Reception   |   7:30pm Doors   |   8pm Concert

Saturday:   2:30pm Doors   |   3pm Concert

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The Composer

Timothy Andres


The Performers

Timothy Andres


Owen Dalby


Tema Watstein


Andrew Cyr

Artistic Director

On the Program

Due to overwhelming response, we've added a third concert on Saturday, December 11 (3pm). Buy tickets and RSVP now...

Join Metropolis Ensemble and Artistic Director Andrew Cyr for an intimate solo piano recital featuring featuring the music of rising-star composer Timothy Andres and Robert Schumann. Composer/pianist Timothy Andres will perform the world premiere of his new suite, It takes a long time to become a good composer, paired with Schumann's youthful masterpiece, Kreisleriana. Also on the program, Andres' Clamber Music (2010), free variations for two violins (Owen Dalby and Tema Watstein) and piano.

Enjoy the performance with a sweeping panorama of Central Park and the Upper West Side as your backdrop. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the concert, with many opportunities to interact with Metropolis artists and other audience members. Learn more...

Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana

for piano

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Timothy Andres: It takes a long time to become a good composer

for piano — world premiere

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Timothy Andres: Clamber Music

free variations for two violins and piano

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The Production

This concert is a production of Friends of Metropolis. The concept and execution of the concert originated with Friends members June Wu and Mali Sananikone Gaw. This is a true collaboration between Friends members and Metropolis artists, meant to inspire and engage arts enthusiasts in the creative process. Friends of Metropolis is a group of talented and enthusiastic supporters who contribute their time, talent, and resources towards the mission of Metropolis. Get involved...

Metropolis Ensemble is a nonprofit professional chamber orchestra dedicated to emerging the next generation of performers and composers. Learn more...

It takes a long time to become a good composer is a Metropolis Ensemble 2010 Commission. This concert is generously sponsored in part by Who's In My Fund?