Come to our First Evening Concert of the Season!

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


From the Bible to Bernstein

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 […]

Are we all plagiarists of ourselves?

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 […]

My Favorite Quotation of All-Time

“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