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'Blue Sky' to be performed in October at “Music Like a Curve of Gold…", an evening of songs, vocal duets and opera that highlights music by contemporary women composers-members of NYWC

The Borzova-Tonna Vocal Duo (Alla Borzova, soprano and composer, and Anna Tonna, mezzo soprano), accompanied by pianist Olga Gurevich, will present a concert “Music Like a Curve of Gold…” dedicated to the works of contemporary women composers in two locations: in Chappaqua, Westchester, and in New York City.

The first concert will take place on Friday, October 14, at 7:30 PM at historic St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church in Chappaqua, New York. The address is 191 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Church phone: (914) 238-8751.

The second concert will take place on Friday, October 21st, at 7:30 PM at the Marc A. Scorca Hall of the National Opera Center in New York City. The address is 330 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001. Tel: (212) 796-8630

Tickets are $20/15 (seniors and students) in advance and $25/20 at the door. Advance tickets can purchased at

Post-concert talk with the artists and composers. Reception to follow at Chappaqua location.

The program will feature the arts songs and duets by Beth Anderson, Alla Borzova, Juliana Hall, Patricia Leonard, Binnette Lipper, Julia Mandel, Nataliya Medvedovskaya, Melanie Mitrano, Anne Phillips, Hilary Tann, Tawnie Olson, and Joelle Wallach. The scene from Alla Borzova’s chamber comic opera The Wedding Gift of Pirate Granny will be presented as well. (Please, see below for a complete program.)

The themes range from mysticism, immigration & resistance, communion with nature and domestic bliss to the bawdy world of carnivals and piracy!

Borzova-Tonna Vocal Duo, formed in 2014, is two-time recipient of the New York Women Composers Association award. The duo presented recitals featuring music by historical and contemporary women composers. In December of 2014 they presented a recital entitled “There Is a Magic Made by Melody” at historic St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in White Plains. Now they bring the extended program to Chappaqua, Westchester County, and New York City.

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