Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Amanda + James: The PARTY

  • 75 Wall Street New York, NY, 10005 United States (map)
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Join me for this short preview of the upcoming season with Amanda + James! I’ll be performing Benjamin Britten’s Canticle V and selections from A Ceremony of Carols, which will be presented in its entirety later this December. For tickets and more details, visit amandaplusjames.com/theparty.

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Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Dessoff Choirs: Fauré Requiem

One of my favorite harp parts! The Dessoff Choirs sings Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in the original 1893 version with orchestra and soprano and baritone soloists. Considered to be the composer’s masterpiece, the setting is well-balanced with moments of sensitive reflection and fiery drama. The Requiem is complemented by Ich lasse dich nicht, a motet attributed to J.S. Bach, and William Schuman’s evocative Prelude for Voices.

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Oct
27
3:00 PM15:00

Harlem Chamber Players: An Afternoon of Chamber Music

  • Goddard Riverside Community Center's Bernie Wohl Center (map)
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The Harlem Chamber Players, in partnership with Goddard Riverside Community Center, present an afternoon of chamber music by the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Debussy, Miguel del Águila, and Schubert. Joined by my wonderful colleagues of HCP, including flutist Julietta Curenton, violinists Joyce Hammann and Claire Chan, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellists Robert Burkhart and Caryl Paisner.

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Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Chamber Players: A Musical Soirée

  • 101 Central Park West New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)
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HCP is presenting a beautiful, intimate evening of music as a fundraiser for our June 2020 performance of Nathaniel Dett’s The Ordering of Moses. The program features IMG artist pianist/composer Damien Sneed, soprano Brandie Sutton, and performer and host Terrance McKnight along with members of HCP. Rounding out the program will be William Grant Still’s Ennanga for harp, piano, and string quartet. For more information on this Harlem Renaissance-style salon, click here.

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Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

Dessoff Choirs: Welcome Yule! (Harlem)

The Dessoff Choirs ushers in the winter solstice with a performance of Margaret Bonds’ The Ballad of the Brown King with orchestra, coinciding with Dessoff’s CD release of this never-before recorded work. A holiday cantata focusing on Balthazar of the Three Kings, the text was written by Langston Hughes and the entire work was written in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert opens with traditional holiday motets and concludes with Silent Night by candlelight and the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. Please join me for the pre-concert talk on Bonds’s piece at 3:15!

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Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

p r i s m

As a member of NOVUS NY, in January 2019, we presented the New York premiere of Ellen Reid’s Pulitzer-prize winning opera p r is m. Captivating and haunting, musically it remains one of my favorite performances of this year. So I’m particularly excited to revisit the work in March 2020 for two performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. If you’re in town, you’ll definitely want to check this out!

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Mar
14
2:00 PM14:00

p r i s m

As a member of NOVUS NY, in January 2019, we presented the New York premiere of Ellen Reid’s Pulitzer-prize winning opera p r is m. Captivating and haunting, musically it remains one of my favorite performances of this year. So I’m particularly excited to revisit the work in March 2020 for two performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. If you’re in town, you’ll definitely want to check this out!

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Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Ethereality: Celestial Dreams and the Great Beyond

  • The Great Hall of The Historic Nineteenth Street Baptist Church (map)
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Thrilled to be a part of this evening of music and meditations exploring the intersectionality of science and spirituality. Conceived by Nolan Williams, Jr. this concert experience will feature contemporary classical works and stirring spiritual arrangements by living Black composers. Co-presented by the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Center for the Study of African American Religious Life and NEWorks Productions.

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Harlem Chamber Players: Harlem SongFest

Harlem Chamber Players will close their 10th Anniversary Season with a gala concert, presenting some of the best voices in Harlem—Met Opera sopranos Janinah Burnett and Brandie Sutton, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, tenor Phumzile Sojola, and baritone Kenneth Overton. Maestro David Gilbert will conduct. This concert features selected works for voices and orchestra chosen from the operatic repertoire.

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May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cantori New York: Harp/Lark

An excursion to seldom-visited musical landscapes: the U.S. premiere of Dutch composer Daan Manneke’s luminous multi-part Psalmenrequiem for chorus with harp, and Baroque motets by Catalan composer Francisco Valls, with harp continuo. Plus Choruses from The Lark by Leonard Bernstein.

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Cantori New York: Harp/Lark

An excursion to seldom-visited musical landscapes: the U.S. premiere of Dutch composer Daan Manneke’s luminous multi-part Psalmenrequiem for chorus with harp, and Baroque motets by Catalan composer Francisco Valls, with harp continuo. Plus Choruses from The Lark by Leonard Bernstein.

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Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

Total Embrace: Bernstein at 100

Trinity celebrates the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a wide-ranging selection of the iconic composer-conductor’s music, as well as works by other notable New York City composer-conductors including Bernstein’s lifelong friend Lukas Foss, as well as Gustav Mahler, Pierre Boulez, Aaron Copland, and Julian Wachner. With a special emphasis on lesser-known and vocal compositions, the concerts will feature resident contemporary music orchestra NOVUS NY and a roster of North America’s leading instrumental and vocal soloists, all under Wachner’s direction.

Copland – El Salon Mexico (arr. Bernstein/Wachner)
Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde
Snider – Mass for the Endangered (world premiere)
NOVUS NY and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street featuring John McVeigh, tenor and Stephen Salters, baritone; Julian Wachner, conductor

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

MetLiveArts: Time Travelers to Versailles

  • The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art (map)
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Early-music vocal group TENET and the contemporary Metropolis Ensemble come together for a hall-of-mirrors time warp. Charpentier's masterpiece Les Plaisirs de Versailles is coupled with two world premieres: a new cello concerto by Timo Andres inspired by John Vanderlyn's Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, and a new work for period and modern instruments by Pulitzer Prize–winner Caroline Shaw inspired by the exhibition.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789) on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.

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Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Alice | Anne | Ashley

Joining flautist Alice Teyssier and violist Anne Lanzilotti for a contemporary music program focusing on the theme on light. Works to be performed include a new composition by Anne, Jocelyn Morlock's Vespertine, and Debussy's classic Sonata for flute, viola, and harp.

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Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Reverie

Featuring flautist Anna Urrey and cellist Caleb van der Swaagh, Reverie is my latest chamber music project featuring the stunning and innovative arrangements by harpist Carlos Salzedo of two classic French piano works: Debussy's Children's Corner and Ravel's Sonatine. The program also includes works by Jean-Michel Damase and Gabriel Fauré.

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Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

NY Philharmonic: Van Zweden Conducts Wagner's Die Walküre (Act 1)

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner’s epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

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Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

NY Philharmonic: Van Zweden Conducts Wagner's Die Walküre (Act 1)

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner’s epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

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Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

NY Philharmonic: Van Zweden Conducts Wagner's Die Walküre (Act 1)

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden leads immense orchestral forces and world-class singers in Act I of Die Walküre, part of Wagner’s epic The Ring — a glorious marriage of drama and music. Burning passion seizes Siegmund and Sieglinde, two mortal children of the god Wotan, climaxing in a love duet whose emotional impact will stay with you long after the last note has faded to silence.

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Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an extraordinary new composition fusing music, film, voice and movement. It is the first major symphonic work that addresses the traumas that occurred in Cambodia in the late seventies, and is the first collaboration between the Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh and lauded composer Him Sophy — both survivors of the Khmer Rouge and now at the forefront of Cambodia’s cultural renaissance. Anchored in “bangsokol” — a ritual for the dead or soon to be deceased — the performance intertwines traditional Khmer instruments with The Metropolis Ensemble orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir. All together, they create something innately Cambodian but relatable to audiences everywhere.

Bangsokol is an act of cultural renewal, aiming to return the arts to their place at the heart of Cambodian society. While the world continues to witness new genocides, wars and destruction, Bangsokol urges us to express our scars from the past in order to forge a new path forward.

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Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an extraordinary new composition fusing music, film, voice and movement. It is the first major symphonic work that addresses the traumas that occurred in Cambodia in the late seventies, and is the first collaboration between the Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh and lauded composer Him Sophy — both survivors of the Khmer Rouge and now at the forefront of Cambodia’s cultural renaissance. Anchored in “bangsokol” — a ritual for the dead or soon to be deceased — the performance intertwines traditional Khmer instruments with The Metropolis Ensemble orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir. All together, they create something innately Cambodian but relatable to audiences everywhere.

Bangsokol is an act of cultural renewal, aiming to return the arts to their place at the heart of Cambodian society. While the world continues to witness new genocides, wars and destruction, Bangsokol urges us to express our scars from the past in order to forge a new path forward

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Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country’s dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace.

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Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Reverie

  • Fort Washington Collegiate Church (map)
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Featuring flautist Anna Urrey and cellist Caleb van der Swaagh, Reverie is my latest chamber music project featuring the stunning and innovative arrangements by harpist Carlos Salzedo of two classic French piano works: Debussy's Children's Corner and Ravel's Sonatine. The program also includes works by Jean-Michel Damase and Gabriel Fauré.

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Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country’s dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace

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Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Pumpkin King Danny Elfman is coming to Brooklyn on December 6 & 7 to perform his legendary role of Jack Skellington in a very special screening, with the music performed live by a full orchestra and choir, of Disney’s timeless holiday classic, “TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.” Elfman will be joined by other original cast members, including Catherine O’Hara (Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie), who will all sing live during the movie.

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Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Pumpkin King Danny Elfman is coming to Brooklyn on December 6 & 7 to perform his legendary role of Jack Skellington in a very special screening, with the music performed live by a full orchestra and choir, of Disney’s timeless holiday classic, “TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.” Elfman will be joined by other original cast members, including Catherine O’Hara (Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie), who will all sing live during the movie.

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Gregory Spears: Wolf-in-Skins

  • SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center (map)
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Philadelphia Dance Projects in partnership with American Opera Projects will present an “Informance” with Choreographer, Christopher Williams and Composer, Gregory Spears as the culmination of a creative artist residency to further develop their original dance opera, WOLF-IN-SKINS.

An “Informance” is a work-in-progress showing, where the artists are in conversation with the audience about the content of the work, their ideas and inspiration.  Dancers, singers and musicians will perform sections from the work.

Wolves, hounds, fay milkmaids and other mythical characters fill this dance opera that draws inspiration from a cycle of Welsh romance tales that preserve pre-Celtic and pre-Christian elements. It views marginalized or outmoded cultural relics, celebrating the “otherness” inherent in early Welsh literature, through a contemporary lens.

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Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Gregory Spears: Wolf-in-Skins

  • SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Philadelphia Dance Projects in partnership with American Opera Projects will present an “Informance” with Choreographer, Christopher Williams and Composer, Gregory Spears as the culmination of a creative artist residency to further develop their original dance opera, WOLF-IN-SKINS.

An “Informance” is a work-in-progress showing, where the artists are in conversation with the audience about the content of the work, their ideas and inspiration.  Dancers, singers and musicians will perform sections from the work.

Wolves, hounds, fay milkmaids and other mythical characters fill this dance opera that draws inspiration from a cycle of Welsh romance tales that preserve pre-Celtic and pre-Christian elements. It views marginalized or outmoded cultural relics, celebrating the “otherness” inherent in early Welsh literature, through a contemporary lens.

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