New York City Classical Concerts
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26 May 2017
 
7pm
Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue, Manhattan
New York
NY 10019
United States of America

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US$20-100
Celebration and Reflection

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Thomas Scott, conductor
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Vladimir Silva, conductor
Dieter Wagner, conductor

Danilo Guanais: Missa de Alçacuz
Fauré: Requiem
Works by Bach and Mendelssohn

DCINY presents Celebration & Reflection featuring Swiss conductor Dieter Wagner and an international choir in a Memorial Day weekend performance with works by Bach and Mendelssohn. Brazilian conductor Vladimir Silva directs the premiere of Danilo Guanais’ Mass of Alcaçus. American conductor Thomas Scott closes out the evening with Faure’s Requiem.
 
21 May 2017 until 28 May 2017
 
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue
New York
NY 10010
United States of America

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US$35 ($50 premium seating, $15 students)
Heartbeat Opera performs Carmen and Butterfly

Banlingyu Ban, Cio Cio San
Siobahn Sung, Suzuki
Matthew Singer, Sharpless
Mackenzie Whitney, Pinkerton
Jordan Pitts, Goro
Noah Spagnola, Boy
Cantata Profana
Jacob Ashworth, conductor

Puccini arr. Daniel Schlosberg: Madama Butterfly

Heartbeat Opera Spring Festival

May 20-28 the acclaimed indie opera company Heartbeat Opera presents the world premiere of a daring new 90-minute adaptation of Puccini’s iconic romance, BUTTERFLY. The radically staged and re-orchestrated production (stripped down to a string quintet and harp) explodes the stereotype of Puccini’s tragic geisha, which has dominated the Western imagination for over a century. BUTTERFLY is presented as part of the third annual Spring Festival alongside Bizet’s CARMEN (May 21-28). General Admission is $35 ($50 premium, $15 Students) and can be purchased online at Baruch Performing Arts Center.
 
29 May 2017
 
7pm
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

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US$20-100
With Strength and Joy

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
William Powell, conductor
Pepper Choplin, conductor

Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria
Pepper Choplin: new work

DCINY presents Composer/Conductor Pepper Choplin’s Lincoln Center premiere of his new setting of the twenty-third Psalm: A Journey with the Shepherd. Maestro William Powell leads Distinguished Concerts Singers International in Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria.
 
30 May 2017
 
7pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue, Manhattan
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

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Ian Gindes, piano

American pianist Captain Ian Gindes performs a variety of patriotic, uplifting music including works by Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Captain Gindes recently released his latest album, American Visions, and also serves as a commissioned officer in the United States Army National Guard.
 
4 June 2017
 
2pm
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

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US$20-100
Portraits of Healing: Tyler's Suite and the Music of Ola Gjeilo

Kellan Christopher, tenor
Andrew Caldwell, tenor
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Timothy G Seelig, conductor
James Meaders, conductor

Tyler's Suite is a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college.

Created under the leadership of Composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Dr Timothy Seelig (Conductor/Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus), Tyler's Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of nine of today's top composers, including Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz. Presented in partnership with DCINY and the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

The music of Norwegian Composer Ola Gjeilo conducted by DCINY Associate Artistic Director James Meaders will include the New York Premiere of Gjeilo's Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul. The set will also include Gjeilo's well known work, The Ground from his Sunrise Mass.
 
3 June 2017 until 4 June 2017
 
8pm
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St
New York
NY 10018
United States of America

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Emily Wong
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Season finale of TCS's 2017-18 season Flight Paths featuring Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

The Chelsea Symphony
Michael Blancaflor, vibraphone
Melissa Kritzer, bassoon
Rebecca Steinberg, trumpet
Sara Sherman, piano
Matthew Aubin, conductor
Nell Flanders, conductor
Mark Seto, conductor

Seth Bedford: Ms Rubinstein's Beauty (first performance)
Frank Picarazzi: Keyboard Concerto (Michael Blancaflor, vibraphone; Saturday only)
Fernande Breilh Decruck: Scherzo Fantasque (Melissa Kritzer, bassoon; Saturday only)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op 35 (Rebecca Steinberg, trumpet; Sara Sherman, piano; Sunday only)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

 
8 June 2017
 
7.30pm
Lethe Lounge
618 West 113th Street
New York CIty
NY 10025
United States of America

US$10
Silken Threads

What a Neighborhood! presents the Orfeo Duo (Ishmael Wallace, baritone, and Vita Wallace, violin), MESH (Susan Hefner, dancer, and Michael Evans, percussion), Talia Dicker, cello, and Rick Quantz, viola, in a wild show at the intimate Lethe Lounge on Thursday 8 June at 7:30 pm at the Lethe Lounge, 618 West 113th Street. Suggested donation $10. Vivid sketches of the mundane in cosmic glory: short readings from Plato, Italo Calvino, and Wendell Berry followed by new music by neighborhood composers Elizabeth Adams, Rosalie Burrell, Mark Ettinger, and Ryan Pratt and improvisations with dance. Artwork by quilt artist Laura Gadson will be for sale. For more information, please call 347-799-2668 or email orfeoduo@gmail.com.
Michael Evans and Susan Hefner (MESH) appear as guests with What a Neighborhood! for the first time. In this show, their mad, eye-opening humor brings down to earth and up to date scenes from mythology, poetry, and fiction in which women performing domestic work literally make the world go 'round.
The World Premiere of Mark Ettinger's setting of Rilke's Sonnet to Orpheus Book II #21 focuses our minds on how our own lives participate in the pattern of the universe. As Michael Evans's kitchenware resonates with the starry, gritty, chaotic whirling strings in solo violin music by Elizabeth Adams and Rosalie Burrell and a string trio with electronics by Ryan Pratt, we glimpse how our daily work spins out in time and space.
What a Neighborhood! is a series of concerts, workshops, and other gatherings founded in 2003 by the Orfeo Duo. It celebrates Morningside Heights and West Harlem primarily by showcasing the music of living local composers, developing grassroots support for their work and drawing neighbors together.
 
11 June 2017
 
2pm
Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue
Manhattan
NY 10019
United States of America

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US$20-100
The Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra
Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Craig Jessop, conductor
Nina Nash-Robertson, conductor

DCINY presents an afternoon dedicated to the music of English choral composer Ralph Vaughan Williams whose works have continued to be a staple of the British concert repertoire. Former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Craig Jessop conducts the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International in Williams’ Sancta Civitas and Dr. Nina Nash Robertson leads Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem.
 
23 June 2017
 
8pm
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Ave
New York
NY
United States of America

Free
Free: Organist Christopher Houlihan performs Solo Recital in NYC

Christopher Houlihan, organ

J S Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542
Hannah Lash: Ludus (first performance)
Claude Debussy (trans Alexandre Guilmant): Andantino, from String Quartet
Maurice Duruflé: Suite, opus 5, Prélude - Siciliènne - Toccata

On Friday 23 June 2017 at 8pm the acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan performs free solo recital for his home-town crowd at Manhattan's Church of the Holy Apostles (296 9th Ave). Houlihan's solo program features works by French composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Duruflé, a selection from Houlihan's newly released CD, Christopher Houlihan plays Bach (Azica ACD-71314), and the New York premiere of award-winning composer Hannah Lash's Ludus.
 
12 August 2017 until 27 August 2017
 
7.30pm
La MaMa Theater
66 East 4th Street
New York City
NY 10003
United States of America

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Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble - Cavalli and Janácek (12-27 August)

Cavalli and Janáček

Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble - Hailed for its 'compelling and innovative programming' (WQXR Radio)
 
24 October 2017 until 6 November 2017
 
New York
United States of America

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George Gershwin International Music Competition

 
17 November 2017
 
7.30pm
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd Street
New York
NY 10022
United States of America

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Free, Reservations Required
Vienna-based ensemble LUX makes North American debut at Austrian Cultural Forum New York

ensemble LUX

Olga Neuwirth: settori for string quartet
Hans Erich Apostel: 6 Epigramme for string quartet Op 33
Schoenberg: String Trio Op 45
Webern: 5 Movements for string quartet Op 5
Thomas Wally: la pureté de l’envie blanche for string quartet

 


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