Events 1999-2004
(for current event listings, click here)

October 10, 2004:

Alpher performs and discusses the piano solo version of his Las Meninas: Variations at the Trail Mix Music Festival at the Odd Fellows Lodge in Olivebridge, N.Y. The concert begins at 11 A.M.

October 2, 2004:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The Elegant and the Immigrant: Cole Porter and Irving Berlin Together at a fundraising event in Kingston, N.Y., for the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown, of which David Alpher is artistic director.

September 10, 2004:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The Elegant and the Immigrant at a fundraising event in High Falls, N.Y., for the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown.

September 5, 2004:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform at the New Paltz/ Woodstock Crafts Fair, Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, N.Y. at 12:30 P.M.

July 22, 2004:

Alpher and baritone Christopheren Nomura perform Schumann's Dichterliebe at Trinity Church, Wall Street at Broadway, New York City, at 1:00 P.M.

July 10, 2004:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The Elegant and the Immigrant at The Greentree Vacation Homes, Monticello, N.Y. at 9 P.M.

June 5, 2004:

Alpher and Jennie Litt perform their show The Elegant and the Immigrant at Christ Church, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

May 12 and 19, 2004:

Alpher and Jennie Litt premiere their new show, The Elegant and the Immigrant, at two private events in Stone Ridge, N.Y. to benefit the Chamber Arts Festival of Marbletown.

May 9, 2004:

Quartetto Sereno performs Alpher's Ritornello for flute and piano at the International Bodensee Festival, Germany.

March 20, 2004:

Jennie Litt and Alpher perform a cabaret at the People's Voice Cafe, 45 W. 33rd Street, New York City, at 8 PM.

February 28, 2004:

Alpher and soprano Katherine DeFiglio perform a program of songs and arias at Barnes & Noble, 2518 South Road, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., at 8 PM. Also a special duet with Jennie Litt.

January 15, 2004 (approximate):

Never Broken, a Center Stage Records CD, will be released. This recording features David Alpher's Song of Witness, sung by Christopheren Nomura, baritone, with Alpher joining an instrumental ensemble as pianist. Also on the disc is Stefania de Kenessey's Autumn Elegy, in which Alpher plays the piano part, and Syvie Bodorová's Terezin Ghetto Requiem.

December 4, 2003:

David Alpher's Song of Witness is performed by Christopheren Nomura, baritone, David Alpher, piano, and The Gainsborough Trio at Trinity Church, Wall St., New York City at 1:00 PM.

November 8, 2003:

David Alpher's Las Meninas:Variations will be performed by Rainer Gepp, pianist of the Quartetto Sereno, at the Stadtmuseum, Sieburg, Germany. The concert will start at 8:00 PM.

November 7, 2003:

Quartetto Sereno will present three of David Alpher's compositions: Las Meninas:Variations , The Walrus and the Carpenter, and Ritornello. The concert will take place at the Theater im Park, Eitorf, Germany, at 8:00 PM.

June 11, 2003:

David Alpher's Las Meninas:Variations will be performed by Rainer Gepp, pianist of the Quartetto Sereno, at the Gustav-Luebcke-Museum in Hamm, Germany, during the museum's Picasso exhibition. The concert is at 7:30 PM.

June 8, 2003:

Alpher and flutist Reva Youngstein present the United States premiere of Alpher's Ritornello for flute and piano, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 346 West 20th Street, New York City.

June 1, 2003:

Alpher and Jennie Litt present a Broadway cabaret for the New York Institute for Psychotherapy Training, at the Private Gallery of Jason McCoy, Inc., 525 West 22nd St., #2D, New York City.

March 13, 2003:

Alpher and Jennie Litt present a cabaret to benefit the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. The event is at 7 PM at the Sparrow Hawk B&B, Stone Ridge, NY. For tickets call 845-687-4492

February 21, 2003:

Alpher and Baritone Christopheren Nomura perform a recital at St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H. at 7:30 PM. Included are four of Alpher's Songs of Transcendence.

December 6, 2002:

David Alpher and baritone Christopheren Nomura perform at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The concert includes four of Alpher's Songs of Transcendence, and will take place at 8 PM in the Artemus Ham Concert Hall.

November 16, 2002:

Cabaret singer Jennie Litt and Alpher perform at The Uptown, 33 N. Front St. in Kingston, New York.

October 26, 2002:

Baritone Christopheren Nomura and Alpher present a recital as part of the Columbus State University Premier Concert Series in Columbus, Georgia. Included will be four of Alpher's Songs of Transcendence.

June 1, 2002:

Quartetto Sereno premieres Alpher's newly-commissioned work for flute and piano at an American music concert at the Klosterkirche Thalbuergel in Buergel, Germany.

May 9, 2002:

Flutist Suzanne Gilchrest and Alpher perform a recital at St. George's Church, 105 Grand St., Newburgh, NY at 12 noon. For information call Grand Music at (845) 561-5355.

April 8, 2002:

Baritone Christopheren Nomura and David Alpher present a collaborative recital at Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana. Included are four of Alpher's Songs of Transcendence.

March 21, 2002:

David Alpher and flutist Suzanne Gilchrest present a recital of music by Bach, Martin, Schumann, Martinu, and Dutilleux at the Church of St. Luke-in-the-fields, 487 Hudson St. in New York City, at 8 PM.

March 9, 2002:

Crossroads Arts Council presents the premiere of David Alpher's Song of Witness, which it commissioned. Scored for baritone, flute/alto flute, viola, cello and piano, the work is based on ten haiku written by inmates at Japanese-American detention camps during World War II. It is performed by the celebrated baritone Christopheren Nomura, David Alpher (piano), and The Gainsborough Trio. The event takes place in Rutland, Vermont.

December 29, 2001:

David Alpher is at the piano, music-directing an evening of Viennese waltzes by Johann Strauss, Jr., in rare archival arrangements for violin, cello and piano, and also performing as collaborative pianist with Marvis Martin, soprano, and Troy Cook, baritone. This event is presented by Crossroads Arts Council in Rutland, Vermont, and will be held at the Paramount Theater, 36 Center St. in Rutland.

September 8, 2001:

"We're going to perform another Walrus on Saturday, 8th of September at the Cloister Church Thalbuergel in the east of Germany.

Just the other day I had a good broadcast ... with soundbites from our Walrus - after that people called for more tickets."

Christiane Meininger, flutist of Quartetto Sereno

June 7, 2001:

The Rockport Chamber Music Festival (Massachusetts) presents the premiere of Alpher's Songs on the Passage of Time, Performed by Lila Deis, soprano; Anthony Cecere, horn; Renée Jolles, violin; Jonathan Spitz, cello; David Alpher, piano. This work was commissioned by the Festival in celebration of its 20th season. The Rockport Chamber Music Festival was founded by David Alpher, Lila Deis, and businessman Paul Sylva in 1982.

March 23, 2001:

The ensemble Eight Strings and a Whistle performs Alpher's The Walrus and The Carpenter at the Third Street Music School Settlement, New York.

January 21, 2001:

Isaiah Sheffer and the ensemble Guitar Among Others perform Alpher's The Walrus and The Carpenter at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields, New York. Isaiah Sheffer is artistic director of Symphony Space and host of WNYC's "Selected Shorts."

December 31, 2000:

Jennie Litt, singer, with David Alpher at the piano, present a festive New Year's Eve cabaret in Cleveland, Ohio. The program includes great American standards by Gershwin, Berlin, and Porter, as well as rarities by Earl Robinson and Allan Sherman.

July 11, 2000:

The Verdehr Trio premieres Alpher's Pathways, at Michigan State University. Pathways had been commissioned by the trio as part of its ongoing commitment to originating a literature for clarinet, violin and piano.

May 18, 2000:

Quartetto Sereno performs Alpher's The Walrus and the Carpenter in Cologne, Germany.

November 25, 1999:

Jennie Litt, singer, with David Alpher at the piano, present a cabaret of original songs and American standards at The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H.

November 12, 1999:

Jennie Litt, narrator, and David Alpher, piano, perform Alpher's Land of the Farther Suns at The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, N.H.

January 17, 1999:

D'Anna Fortunato, mezzo-soprano and Anne Françoise Perrault, piano, perform four songs from Hinting of Other Places (David Alpher, music; Anne Spencer Lindbergh, poems) at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, Mass., as part of a program featuring American art songs from the ends of the twentieth and nineteenth centuries.

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