Menon Dwarka and the
Greenwich House Music School

March 3, 2011
Joel Chadabe


Greenwich House Music School, located on Barrow Street in New York's West Village neighborhood, has a faculty of about 50 instructors and 520 students ranging from 3 years old to seniors, from beginning to advanced, in classes and private lessons, in piano, voice, violin and viola, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, five-string banjo, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, harp and the Chinese qin, a seven-string plucked instrument.

Menon Dwarka in front of the Greenwich House Music School

The Renee Weiler Concert Hall is located on the second floor. It contains a 20’ wide x 15' deep stage with two Steinway Model B pianos and seating for up to 90 guests. The hall combines excellent acoustics with an intimate atmosphere to accommodate all forms of artistic expression.

Menon Dwarka, composer, recently became Executive Director of the Greenwich House Music School.

Dwarka speaks:

The tradition

The role of Greenwich House Music School

On Friday, March 11, Menon Dwarka's composition Leave to Remain will be featured in a concert performed by multi-woodwind performer and master improviser J. D. Parran.

Leave to Remain, for solo alto clarinet and electronics, derives its name from a British legal term. Dwarka talks about his compositional background.

Musical thoughts

This concert is presented as part of the 25th anniversary of North River Music, one of New York City’s first concert series devoted to new and experimental music.

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