New York City Classical Concerts
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1 April 2017
 
4pm
Union Theological Seminary
3401 Broadway
New York City
NY 10027
United States of America

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Dessoff Choirs - Bach, Buxtehude, and Barber

The Dessoff Chamber Choir
The Dessoff Chamber Ensemble
Malcolm J Merriweather, conductor and baritone

J S Bach: Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227
Dietrich Buxtehude: Herzlich, lieb hab ich dich, o Herr
Samuel Barber: Dover Beach

Hailed as 'one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its 'full-bodied sound'.
 
3 April 2017
 
7.30pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York
NY 10025
United States of America

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US$20 advance, $30 at door
Eroica Trio performs Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 20th Anniversary Season

Eroica Trio


Paul Schoenfield: Café Music
Bruce Wolosoff: The Loom
Kevin Puts: Trio-Sinfonia

The Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio, praised for their 'unbridled passion', has performed around the world and produced numerous recordings. They open Victoria Bond's Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival with music by Paul Schoenfield, Bruce Wolosoff, and Kevin Puts. This concert is the first of three concerts celebrating the 20th anniversary season. Upcoming performances are on April 24 with Taka Kigawa and the String Orchestra of NYC, and “Offbeat Operas” with the Cygnus Ensemble May 1, also at Symphony Space.
 
6 April 2017
 
7.30pm
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York
NY 10016
United States of America

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Masterpieces for Two Pianos

Per Tengstrand, piano
Shan-shan Sun, piano

Music on Park Avenue

Virtuosic versions for two pianos of two great masterpieces: Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story and Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
 
8 April 2017
 
7.30pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center (Engleman Recital Hall)
New York City
United States of America

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Israeli Chamber Project with violist Paul Neubauer

Israeli Chamber Project
Paul Neubauer, viola

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K 493
Jean Françaix: String Trio
Richard Strauss: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13

On Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 pm international viola soloist Paul Neubauer joins the award-winning Israeli Chamber Project as guest artist in a program framed by two energetic piano quartets written a century apart: Mozart's lyrical Piano Quartet No. 2 and Richard Strauss' impassioned and rarely played Piano Quartet in C minor, written when he was just nineteen years old. Jean Françaix's 20th century neo-classical String Trio completes the program.
 
8pm
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street btw Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street
Brooklyn, New York
NY 11217
United States of America

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US$20/10
The Composer as Redeemer

Stanichka Dimitrova, violin
Yezu Elizabeth Woo, violin
Chieh-Fan Yiu, viola
Adrian Daurov, cello

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No 6, Op 80 in F minor
Schubert: String Quartet No 14, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden'

“The Composer as Redeemer” is the fourth and last concert in PhiloSonia’s inaugural season Revelations. It explores how composers facing death find solace and redemption in the
immortality of their works: Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6, Op 80 in f minor, Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 14, D.810, "Death and the Maiden".
About PhiloSonia’s 2016-17 Season Revelations:
This season of four concerts takes you on a journey through the struggles and triumphs of different composers as expressed through their masterpieces.
About PhiloSonia:
Founded by violinist Stanichka Dimitrova, PhiloSonia is an innovative concert experience, designed to create a personal connection between audience members and classical music. PhiloSonia offers an insight into established and new works from the chamber music repertoire. Through compelling programming and interactive elements listeners are guided through an in- depth exploration of a wide variety of works. PhiloSonia has been featured in the award- winning online magazine Guernica.
 
8pm
St Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Ave
New York
NY 10022
United States of America

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+1 800 838 3006

US$40
St Luke Passion

Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Jason Roberts, organ
David Hayes, conductor

James MacMillan: St Luke Passion (first New York performance)

James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation.
 
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St
New York
NY
United States of America

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Free (Reservations Recommended)
New music from Hong Kong

Linda Chatterton, flute
Rachel Brandwein, harp
Aristo Sham, piano

O Ka-wai: The Lonely Octans (solo flute) (first performance)
Austin Ho-Kwen Yip: The Poetess (flute and piano) (first US performance)
Cynthia Chi-Wing Wong: Trace of Butterfly (alto flute and piano) (first US performance)
Chi-hin Leung: The Groove is in the Groove (solo piano) (first US performance)
Donald Man-Ching Yu: The Maximum Speed of Raphael's Madonna (flute and piano)
Wendy Wan-Ki Lee: Sprinkles and Splashes (solo harp)
Wendy Wan-Ki Lee: Whirlwind (flute and harp) (first US performance)
Galison Lau: Six Sketches (flute, harp, piano) (first performance)

Celebrate the unique blend of East and West with premieres from some of Hong Kong's most talented up-and-coming composers (composer bios below). Acclaimed instrumentalists Linda Chatterton (flute), Rachel Brandwein (harp) and Aristo Sham (piano) premiere works by contemporary Hong Kong composers Wendy Wan-Ki Lee, Austin Yip, Galison Lau and others. The concert program features chamber works for flute, harp and piano, in addition to solo and duo works for combinations of those instruments.
 
9 April 2017
 
2pm
Carnegie Hall
881 7th Avenue, Manhattan
New York
NY 10019
United States of America

Details:
DCINY
Web site
E-mail
+1 212 707 8566

US$20-100
Total Vocal 2017

Distinguished Concerts Singers International
Guest Artists from ‘Pitch Perfect’ and the ‘Sing Off’
Deke Sharon, guest conductor and creative director

DCINY presents Total Vocal, the third annual celebration of contemporary a cappella music featuring arrangements from Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off, and the American pop lexicon. The performance includes many surprise celebrity Special Guest Artists and is conducted and hosted by Deke Sharon, a pioneer of the contemporary a cappella genre.
 
24 April 2017
 
7.30pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York
NY 10025
United States of America

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US$20 advance, $30 at door
Taka Kigawa and String Orchestra of NYC

Taka Kigawa, piano
String Orchestra of NYC

Richard Carrick: la touche sonore sous l'eau
Zosha Di Castri: Work yet to be titled (world premiere)
Sean Shepherd: Preludes
Lisa Bielawa: The Trojan Women
Victoria Bond: Frescoes and Ash

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 20th Anniversary Season

Pianist Taka Kigawa and the String Orchestra of New York City split the bill on a concert of new music by Lisa Bielawa, Zosha Di Castri, Richard Carrick and Victoria Bond. This concert is part of the 20th anniversary season of Victoria Bond’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. Also included in the concert series is Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio April 3, and upcoming on May 1: “Offbeat Operas” with the Cygnus Ensemble, also at Symphony Space.
 
7.30pm
Sheen Center
18 Blecker Street
New York
NY 10012
United States of America

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US$35
Les Violons du Roy with Anthony Marwood

Les Violons du Roy
Anthony Marwood, violin

Richard Strauss : Capriccio Sextet
Mozart : String quintet in G minor, K 516
Enescu: String Octet

A varied program of works by Mozart, Strauss and Enescu.
 
25 April 2017
 
7.30pm
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York
NY 10016
United States of America

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Marco Fusi - new compositions by Scandinavian composers

Marco Fusi

In this unique concert, musician Marco Fusi performs four new compositions by Scandinavian composers.
 
28 April 2017
 
8pm
St Jean Baptiste Church
184 East 76th Street
New York City
United States of America

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Erica Kelly
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E-mail
+1 917 326 1422

US$25-50
New York City Master Chorale presents Rachmaninoff Vespers

New York City Master Chorale
Dusty Francis, conductor

Rachmaninov: Vespers

On Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 8pm, the New York City Master Chorale, will present Rachmaninoff Vespers under the direction of Associate Conductor, Dusty Francis. Friday’s concert will take place at St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church (184 E. 76th St.) and Saturday’s concert will take place at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th St.).

Tickets cost $35 (general admission), $25 (student/senior) or $50 (premium reserved) and can be purchased at www.nycmasterchorale.org.

New York City Master Chorale
Dusty Francis, Conductor

St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church (184 E. 76th St.), at Lexington Avenue, is accessible by subway via the 6 to 77th Street.

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street), between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, is accessible by subway via the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, and S trains to 42nd Street/Times Square or the B, D, F, and M trains to Rockefeller Center.

 
29 April 2017
 
8pm
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th Street
New York City
United States of America

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E-mail
+1 917 326 1422

US$25-50
New York City Master Chorale presents Rachmaninoff Vespers

New York City Master Chorale
Dusty Francis, conductor

Rachmaninov: Vespers


On Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at 8 pm, the New York City Master Chorale, will present Rachmaninoff Vespers under the direction of Associate Conductor, Dusty Francis. Friday’s concert will take place at St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church (184 E. 76th St.) and Saturday’s concert will take place at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 W. 46th St.).

Tickets cost $35 (general admission), $25 (student/senior) or $50 (premium reserved) and can be purchased at www.nycmasterchorale.org.

New York City Master Chorale
Dusty Francis, Conductor

St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church (184 E. 76th St.), at Lexington Avenue, is accessible by subway via the 6 to 77th Street.

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street), between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, is accessible by subway via the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, and S trains to 42nd Street/Times Square or the B, D, F, and M trains to Rockefeller Center.
 
30 April 2017
 
7pm
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan
New York
NY 10023
United States of America

Details:
DCINY
Web site
E-mail
+1 212 707 8566

US$20-100
DCINY presents Viva La Musica de Argentina

Distinguished Concerts Orchestra
Distinguished Concerts Singers International

DCINY presents a brand new world premiere tango choral work, Tango Credo by Argentinean Composer Martin Palmieri, conducted by Argentinean born Maestro Saul Zaks. Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor conducts Misa Criolla, by Ariel Ramirez, the world’s chief exponent of Argentine folk music. Both acts will feature the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.

DCINY presents a brand new world premiere tango choral work, Tango Credo by Argentinean Composer Martin Palmieri, conducted by Argentinean born Maestro Saul Zaks. Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor conducts Misa Criolla, by Ariel Ramirez, the world’s chief exponent of Argentine folk music. Both acts will feature the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International.
 
1 May 2017
 
7.30pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York
NY 10025
United States of America

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US$20 advance, $30 at door
'Offbeat Operas' - Cygnus Ensemble

Cygnus Ensemble

William Anderson/Djuna Barnes: Eight Rhythms, Settings
Frank Brickle/Ezra Pound: Le Testamente de Villon
Victoria Bond/James Joyce: Sirens

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 20th Anniversary Season

The Cygnus Ensemble presents a program of 'Offbeat Operas' featuring works by William Anderson, Frank Brickle and Victoria Bond, including two world premieres. This concert is part of the 20th anniversary season of Victoria Bond’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. Cutting Edge Concerts also includes performances by Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio April 2, Pianist Taka Kigawa and the String Orchestra of New York City April 24, also at Symphony Space.
 
21 May 2017
 
Brooklyn
New York
United States of America

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New Voices

 
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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