Joel Mandelbaum

Musician and Composer

Upcoming events:
 
Sunday, February 25, 3:30 P.M
Two of my songs, Love Is Not All (Millay) and Refuge (Caren Shilling) 
will be sung by Helene Spierman accompanied by Leonard Lehrman (piano)and Bixby Kennedy (clarinet)
as part of the Composer Members Concert of The Musicians' Club of New York, 
at Scandinavia House, 
58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Street.



Sunday March 3rd, 3:00 P.M.



My choral setting of Wallace Stevens' magisterial poem, Sea Surface Full of Clouds 

will be sung by the New York Virtuoso Singers, 

at the Ethical Culture School, 

2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West).   

Blog:

The second of a series of blog essays related to the performance of my setting of Wallace Stevens’ Sea Surface Full of Clouds.

In my first essay I promised some form of analysis of the poem and its musical setting. The poem is in five stanzas, each containing 18 symmetrically spaced lines.  Here is the first stanza   In that November off Tehuantepec The slopping of the sea grew still one night. And in the morning summer hued the deck …

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Thoughts Before the March 3rd, 2024 Concert

On Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. at the Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street at Central Park West, the New York Virtuoso Singers, conducted by Harold Rosenbaum will be presenting my choral setting of Wallace Stevens’ poem, Sea Surface Full of Clouds.   This is the first of three essays to appear …

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