Coronavirus Update

Last updated: 27 June 2020

Dear NYCEMF participants,

We regret to inform you that we have had to cancel the NYCEMF for 2020. In New York, people were quarantined at home until recently, and gatherings in public places are still restricted. As we expected, life did not get back to normal by the scheduled dates of the festival, and life has still not gotten back to normal. Besides that, New York University, where we were going to hold most of our events, was closed at the time the festival was supposed to happen.

However, we have prepared, as promised, a virtual online version of our festival!

All musical works that we accepted, and for which we obtained permission, are now playable from this Web site. Some works are hosted on our server, others are links to pieces published online by the composers. Many of the works are playable in high-resolution video and audio. The pieces can be played from hyperlinks in our online Program Book, and the pieces also can be played from our Web page for each concert.

We hope to have an even bigger festival in 2021. We wish to thank everyone who submitted works this year, and we hope to see you in 2021!

With every best wish for your health, safety, and musical work,

Hubert Howe, Director