september 29-30, 2018

north country Chamber Players Fall Concert

Susan will be leading a woodwind ensemble in Sugar Hill and Whitefield New Hampshire Saturday and Sunday September 29 & 30, performing chamber music of Poulenc, Nielsen and others. 


On February 13, 2018 Susan will perform at TARISIO, the leading international venue for fine string instruments and bows, for the second season of salon-style chamber music, entitled Twilight at Tarisio.  Each of the five concerts features music and food inspired by some of the greatest European cities.  Susan will lead a program titled "Lisbon, City of Explorers" featuring music from Portugal.  Susan will be joined by renowned guitarist Pedro Jóia, the redoubtable percussionist Ruca Rebordão and Susan's great friend and colleague from Orpheus, cellist Melissa Meell who will perform on one of Tarisio's prized instruments - perhaps a Stradivarius or Guarneri.  The group will perform the music of Carlos Paredes, Alain Oulman, Armandinho and a new composition by Pedro Jóia "Velho Mondego". 

Tarisio {244 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019, 11th Floor Salon. T +1 800 814 4188; T +1 212 307 7224.Tickets $60.00, food 

Preceding the Tarisio concert, in early February, Susan, Leo Traversa, Melissa, Pedro, Ruca and others will perform the music from her soon to be released LISBOA À SOLTA, in Manhattan.  Stay tuned for venues and times.


Ruca Rebordão, Susan Palma-Nidel, Pedro Jóia

Ruca Rebordão, Susan Palma-Nidel, Pedro Jóia

From 2017.......



Guest Artists: Pedro Jóia, guitar, Laura Frautschi, violin, Ruca Rebordão, percussion

July 8 at 7:30 pm, Sugar Hill Meeting House, Sugar Hill, NH
July 9 at 4:00 pm, Mountain View Grand Resort, Whitefield, NH

FALLA: Siete Canciones Populares for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano
ALAIN OULMAN: Alfama for flute and guitar
CARLOS PAREDES: Verdes Anos, Danças Palaciano/Cançao for flute and guitar
PACO DE LUCIA: Flamenco pieces for solo guitar
JÚLIO PEREIRA: Ler Devagar for flute, guitar, bass and percussion

ALBENIZ: Excerpts from “IBERIA” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
BOCCHERINI: Quintet No. 4 in D, G. 448 ‘Fandango’ for guitar and string quartet

Recognized as one of New England’s foremost musical ensembles for nearly four decades, the
North Country Chamber Players proudly announce their summer season, the 39th annual White
Mountains Music Festival


May 10, 2017, 8 PM

El Taller Latino America

215 East 99th Street

Susan will perform on May 10, 2017 at "El Taller Latino America", located at 215 East 99th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, (North side of the street, in an old school, now an Artists Residence and performance workshop space. Enter to the right, downstairs).
The music begins at 8:00 PM; wine and refreshments at 7:30.

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Pedro Jóia (musical director for Mariza) and the multi-talented percussionist and vocalist Ruca Rebordão have travelled from Lisboa to New York to perform with Susan and special guests including Leo Traversa and Philip Hamilton.

212 665 9460 for more info about El Taller.


Friday, May 12 at 7:30

Once Upon a Tart

Reservations Recommended:  Call 212 387 8869
Music at 7:30
Full dinner menu, wine and beer
$20 minimum at the bar and tables