New Scholarship Fund for Black Music Pioneer Covered by New York Daily News Online

Pace’s new scholarship fund for black music pioneer Sydney Small was covered by New York Daily News online.

Pace’s new scholarship fund for black music pioneer Sydney Small was covered by New York Daily News online on September 16. Click on the link or read the excerpt of the text below.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2010/09/16/2010-09-16_black_pioneers_legacy_to_live_on.html?r=entertainment

“A scholarship fund has been established at Pace University for the late Sydney Small, who ran WWRL (1600 AM) and was a lifelong advocate for minority voices in the mainstream media.

Small died Aug. 8 while cycling in Central Park. He was 72.

The Brooklyn native founded the National Black Network (NBN) in 1972. NBN evolved into Access 1, which owns WWRL and other radio stations.

He was a founding member of the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and a prominent spokesman for minority media ownership.

When ratings for minority stations dropped under Artbitron’s new Portable People Meter (PPM) system, he was among the station owners asking Arbitron to reassess the system.

He also helped press Madison Avenue to give minority media a greater share of advertising dollars and led NABOB’s efforts to get federal distress loans for minority broadcasters threatened by the recession.

To contribute to the Sydney L. Small scholarship fund at Pace, go to pace.edu/givenow.”

Diva of the Avant-Garde to Perform on Toy Piano at Pace University Schimmel Center for the Arts: January 8, 1999

Margaret Leng Tan will perform three works on her
toy and regular pianos on January 8, 1999 at the Pace
Downtown Theater. Tan is internationally recognized for
her radically individual style that fuses sound,
choreography and performance art, and is considered to be
one of the pre-eminent interpreters of John Cage’s
keyboard music. On January 8th, Tan will perform a new
composition by Toby Twining, Wandering, Before Sleep and
Dreams by Aaron Jay Kernis, and The Raven by Arthur Bergh.
The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Pace
Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the
Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is
$15 and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more
information, please call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
News@Pace.Edu
NEW YORK-Margaret Leng Tan will perform three works on her
toy and regular pianos on January 8, 1999 at the Pace
Downtown Theater. Tan is internationally recognized for
her radically individual style that fuses sound,
choreography and performance art, and is considered to be
one of the pre-eminent interpreters of John Cage’s
keyboard music. On January 8th, Tan will perform a new
composition by Toby Twining, Wandering, Before Sleep and
Dreams by Aaron Jay Kernis, and The Raven by Arthur Bergh.
The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Pace
Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the
Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission is
$15 and $10 for students and senior citizens. For more
information, please call the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Specially commissioned for this occasion is Wandering by
Toby Twining — a collection of songs and instrumental/
narrative interludes based on selected poems and essays
by Herman Hesse. Twining will provide guest vocals.

The Raven op. 20, is a 1908 melodrama by American composer,
Arthur Bergh (1882-1962). Bergh fashions a Victorian,
neo-gothic setting for a dramatic narration of Edgar Allan
Poe’s most famous poem.

Before Sleep and Dreams (1987-1990) is a five-movement
piano suite by Aaron Jay Kernis.

This event is made possible with public funds from the New
York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and a grant
from the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York.

The Schimmel Center for the Arts is part of the Pace
University Center for Cultural Affairs providing
intellectual and cultural enrichment through fine and
performing arts programming, lectures and conferences.
In New York City, the Center includes the Pace Downtown
Theater and Art Gallery that have served lower Manhattan
for over 25 years. Cultural and intellectual events are
also featured on the Pace Pleasantville campus.

Classical Music Highlights Dyson College Lecture, Nov. 18

Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
will sponsor a lecture titled “The Miracle of Mozart and Beethoven: The
Classical Era in Music,” from 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, in the
Choate House Art Gallery, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville. It is free and
open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3781.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
will sponsor a lecture titled “The Miracle of Mozart and Beethoven: The
Classical Era in Music,” from 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, in the
Choate House Art Gallery, 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville. It is free and
open to the public. For more information, call (914) 773-3781.

Concert pianist Judith Alstadter, professor of music and artist-in-residence
in the theater and fine arts department at Pace University’s Dyson College of
Arts and Sciences, will explore the classical works of Mozart and Beethoven
using recorded musical examples and video excerpts.

Alstadter is a graduate of the Juilliard School, and she received her doctoral
degree from Yale Music School. She has performed in the United States, Europe
and the Caribbean. Her Allice Tully Hall series, devoted to the complete piano
works of Gabriel Fauré, was widely acclaimed. She is founder and director of the
Minneswaska Chamber Music Society, which performs classics to jazz repertoire.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate
and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin
School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Members of New York Philharmonic to Perform Chamber Music at Pace University

Members of the New York Philharmonic and Pace music faculty member/artist-in-residence will perform “Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon” at Pace University on Sunday, November 8th at 3:00 p.m. Works by Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn will be performed by New York Philharmonic members Kenneth Gordon,
Qiang Tu, and Pace music professor and artist-in-residence Judith Alstadter. The concert is presented by Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Theatre and Fine Arts Department. General admission is $10 and $6 for students and senior citizens. All proceeds will benefit the Alan J. Abrams
Theatre Scholarship Fund. The performance will be held at The Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan (between Gold Street and Park Row). For more information, please call the Theater and Fine Arts Department at (212) 346-1352 or the box office at (212) 346-1715.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1696
News@Pace.Edu
NEW YORK – Members of the New York Philharmonic and Pace music
faculty member/artist-in-residence will perform “Chamber Music
for a Sunday Afternoon” at Pace University on Sunday, November
8th at 3:00 p.m. Works by Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn will
be performed by New York Philharmonic members Kenneth Gordon,
Qiang Tu, and Pace music professor and artist-in-residence
Judith Alstadter. The concert is presented by Pace University’s
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences’ Theatre and Fine Arts
Department. General admission is $10 and $6 for students and
senior citizens. All proceeds will benefit the Alan J. Abrams
Theatre Scholarship Fund. The performance will be held at The
Pace Downtown Theater, located in the Schimmel Center for the
Arts on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan (between Gold Street
and Park Row). For more information, please call the Theater
and Fine Arts Department at (212) 346-1352 or the box office
at (212) 346-1715.

Kenneth Gordon has played violin with the Philharmonic since
1961, and was named assistant concertmaster in 1971. Qiang
Tu, a Chinese native, served as principal cellist for the
Princeton Chamber Symphony and has appeared in Chicago, St.
Louis and New York. Tu joined the New York Philharmonic in
1995. Pianist Judith Alstadter has performed concerts in the
U.S. (including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Recital Hall),
Europe and the Caribbean. Alstadter is a graduate of Julliard
and Yale music schools. She will perform Mozart’s piano sonata.
Together the three will perform trios for violin, cello and
piano by Haydn and Mendelssohn.

Audience members are invited to a “Meet the Artists” reception
after the concert. Light refreshments will be served.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses
in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000
students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts
and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer
Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School
of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade
Institute.

Members of the New York Philharmonic to Perform at the Downtown Theater

Classical works by Brahms, Fauré and Chopin will highlight
“Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” a concert featuring members of the New
York Philharmonic and Pace University Professor Judith Alstadter, on Sunday,
November 9, at 3 p.m., in the Pace Downtown Theater on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission
is $7, $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information call (212) 346-1352.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

NEW YORK — Classical works by Brahms, Fauré and Chopin will highlight
“Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon,” a concert featuring members of the New
York Philharmonic and Pace University Professor Judith Alstadter, on Sunday,
November 9, at 3 p.m., in the Pace Downtown Theater on Spruce Street in lower Manhattan. Admission
is $7, $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information call (212) 346-1352.

“Chamber Music for a Sunday Afternoon” will be performed by New York
Philharmonic members Kenneth Gordon, violin; Barry Lehr, viola; and Qiang Tu, cello;
joined by Judith Alstadter, piano, a Pace professor in the theater and fine arts
department.

A member of the New York Philharmonic since 1961, Gordon was named
assistant concertmaster in 1971. Lehr has performed with the Boston Opera and Boston
Ballet and he was a principal violist with the New York Virtuosi. He joined the New
York Philharmonic in 1972. Born in China, Tu served as principal cellist of the
Princeton Chamber Symphony. He has appeared in Chicago, St. Louis and New York
among other major cities. He joined the New York Philharmonic in 1995. Alstadter has
performed in Europe, the Caribbean and the United States, including at Lincoln Center’s
Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and
graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.