Music from the old masters – Bach and Beethoven – to the new genius of American composers Mary Ellen Childs and Russell Platt with Catalani, Wagner and Strauss in between!
Our first evening concert of the season is Monday, November 27th at 7:30pm at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center – 129 West 67th Street. Featuring flutist Elizabeth Mann, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson, mezzo-soprano Hyona Kim, pianists Reiko Uchida, Donna Weng and Craig Ketter with soprano Allison Charney
In these unusually discordant times, I think of Leonard Bernstein’s edict to “make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” I’m especially proud, then, to be able to offer a dose of much needed “goodness and pleasantness” on the opening concert of our season at Merkin Concert Hall by featuring Moshe Knoll’s […]
I recently saw New York City Opera’s performance of Puccini’s “American” opera, Fanciulla del West. Hard to deny the number of composers who were influenced by Puccini – Andrew Lloyd Webber famously “borrowed” a theme from this opera that features prominently in his musical, Phantom of the Opera; and the show-stopping ballad from Les Miz, “Bring […]
“If we respected only what is inevitable and has a right to be, music and poetry would resound along the streets.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden