December 9–10, 2010 / 8pm
December 11, 2010 / 3pm
111 West 67th Street NYC


It takes a long time to become a good composer

Music by Timothy Andres and Robert Schumann

Timothy Andres, Composer / Piano
Owen Dalby, Violin
Tema Watstein, Violin
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director


On the Program

Robert Schumann: Kreisleriana
for piano

Timothy Andres: It takes a long time to become a good composer
for piano — world premiere

Timothy Andres: Clamber Music
free variations for two violins and piano


About the Concert

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.

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.

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?


It Takes A Long Time To Become A Good Composer