Contemporary Record Society is pleased to present various competitions for Performing Artists and Composers:
CRS Competition for Performing Artists
CRS is pleased to announce its National Competition for Performing Artists. The Award of first prize will consist of a commercially distributed new compact disc recording grant, featuring the performance of several composers’ works. The winner will be eligible for public exposure through articles in prestigious publications, reviews and appearances. The second and third prize winners will receive honorable mention toward future recordings with CRS and eligibility for honorary life membership to Contemporary Record Society for distinguished participation. Application fee is free for each composition submitted, together with name, address, category/composition(s). All applicants accepted by CRS committee must send acceptance letter and submit a final date of work(s) to be recorded upon the approval of CRS. In the event a jointly approved date is not accomplished in sixty days of acceptance, applicants will forfeit all rights to recording with CRS. Accepted applicant/ensemble, will contribute all artistic service to this recording for the above benefits. Each contestant must complete their agreed recorded work(s) for CRS before becoming free to release new recordings elsewhere. Each annual competition is limited to the first 300 applicants.
CRS Competition for Composers’ Recordings
CRS is pleased to announce its National Competition for Composers. The Award of first prize will consist of a commercially distributed new compact disc recording grant featuring one composition along with other distinguished composers and performing artists. Second and Third Prizes will be eligible for Honorable Mention toward future recordings with CRS and Honorary Life Membership to the Society. The application fee is free for each tape submitted, together with name, address, category/ composition(s). All applicants accepted by the CRS committee must send acceptance letter and submit a final date of work(s) to be recorded upon the approval of CRS. In the event a jointly approved date is not accomplished in sixty days of acceptance, applicants will forfeit all rights to recording with CRS. Each contestant must complete their agreed recorded work(s) for CRS before becomeing free to release new recordings elsewhere. Accepted applicant/ensemble, will contribute all artistic service to this recording for the above benefits. Each annual competition is limited to the first 300 applicants.
Marriott/City Sites New York City Society News!
New York City comprises a space of more than 300 square miles and five boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At the core is the area of Manhattan, the widely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial, and cultural centers and its sites include skyscrapers including the One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building and the sprawling Central Park. The Broadway theater district is in Times Square. This city has a population of more than eight million and more than 1035 hotels with a surprising selection in the Time Square region nearest to the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Among the vast number of hotels available, CRS chose the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott at 330 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018 with current pricing averaging at $664 per night. It is known for its fine service; the front desk has its clients’ best interest in mind! The hotel features a small fitness center, the usual accommodations and a full breakfast menu, buffet style. And the room accommodations are among the best in NYC! The city is a mecca of cultural entertainment which is conveniently nearby this Marriott real estate. Manhattan has a vast sampling of entertainment, which includes the opera, the symphony orchestra, varied chamber orchestras and chamber music venues galore. It hosts some of the most prestigious music institutions such as the renowned Juilliard School of Music. New York City cultural attractions includes The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MOMA Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Opera House. There is also Broadway and the many theaters showcasing big name musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, The Color Purple and more. The New York Public Library offers visually all educational resources. The structure has the most beautiful chandeliers over the marble staircases, and massive reading rooms, it also has a lot to offer intellectually, apart from the fact that it is a library filled with books on almost every subject. The origins of this institution date back to the time when New York was emerging as one of the world’s most important cities. By the second half of the 19th century, New York had already surpassed Paris in population and quickly catching up with London, which was then the world’s most populated city. Fortunately, this metropolis counted among its citizens, men who foresaw that if New York was indeed to become one of the world’s great centers of urban culture, it must also host a grand library. Another site to behold is, Little Italy which is a small section of NYC with lots of pride and culture of Italian quinine. This section of town is well known for its food, with an abundance of fine food along the blocks that make up Little Italy. On some days, its restaurant owners are outside, welcoming passersby to enjoy an Italian meal. One can get a gelato at a local shop, and or browse in the little boutiques. In September, the streets shut down to allow the festivities of San Gennaro, which takes place in Little Italy. Among the Top Tourist Attractions include, The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park! Some of the newer tourist attractions that have become available for visitors in New York in recent years, include the High Line and One World Observatory, which offer unique perspectives of the city. Any time of year and any time of day or night there are an endless array of things to see and do in New York. On a tour to the Statue of Liberty, one may have the option to stop at Ellis Island and explore the Immigration Museum. Many Italian immigrants have entered over the years from this island site before officially becoming citizens, including my father, who immigrated from Sicily. This fantastic museum, which is located in the historic immigration station complex where thousands of these immigrants were processed before entering the United States. In winter, there is ice skating across Wollman Rink. This huge park in the city center, a half-mile wide and 2.5 miles long, is one of the things that makes New York such a beautiful and livable city, especially in winter. Some of the most popular places to visit include the Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, the Central Park Zoo, and the Lake. If you explore the park on your own, you can pick up a map at the visitor center.
My favorite hotel value in Manhattan must be the Fairfield Inn by Marriott: For quality; price; comfort; in a great location, within walking distance of Times Square, one can rest assured in its’ value. Closer to Times Square than many hotels and the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, this prestigious location is worth the often very affordable rates. John P. Russo