C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present Visual - Choral Works with Visual and Electronic Components, the first concerts of its Collaboration 2016-17 New York season on Thursday, November 10 and Saturday, November 12, 8:00 PM each evening at Leonard Nimoy/Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street) in Manhattan.

C4 continues its second decade with this program featuring the group's trademark eclecticism. Works to be presented include Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's Tag des Jahrs and French composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière's Sensation/Eternity. Both composers will be part of a November 12 (at 7 PM) discussion before the concert. Barrière wrote his new work specifically for C4 and for the Nimoy/Thalia venue. Works by C4 member composers Jacob Gelber's Colorado Offering, Brian Mountford's Downfall, Bettina Sheppard's Art? Works!, Martha Sullivan's Dynamism will also be presented, along with Illya Filshtinskiy's Telegram.

Guest artists will be composer Barrière and aTonalHits (violinist Katha Zinn and pianist Illya Filshtinskiy).

The presentation of composers Barrière and Saariaho is part of a number of performances of their works throughout New York City this Fall.

Tickets for the November 10 and 12 concerts are $20 general admission, $25 day of performance, with 10 $4 "Rush" admissions 30 minutes advance at the door. Tickets can be ordered at www.c4ensemble.org/november-2016-concerts.html. All C4 concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective exists to enrich artists and audiences alike through passionate advocacy of new choral works: performing pieces written within the last 25 years; premiering and commissioning new choral work; and mentoring emerging singers, composers, and conductors of today's choral music. C4's adventurous programming ?lls an important niche in the cultural life of New York, and the ensemble has proven its commitment to presenting high caliber music in a welcoming atmosphere.

C4 received the 2014 Chorus America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. This is the first time they have received this honor. Their first CD release, Volume 1: Uncaged (www.c4ensemble.org/c4-uncaged-release.html), is on the 4Tay label. Visit them at www.c4ensemble.org, and find them on Facebook.

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