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Apr 23, 2014
Juilliard Opera presents Massenet's 'Cendrillon'
Dates: April 23, 25, 27
Sponsor: The Juilliard School
Auditorium: Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Contact: Juilliard Box Office
  155 W 65th Street
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-769-7406
e-mail: news@juilliard.edu
Web: http://www.juilliard.edu/cendrillon

Emmanuel Villaume, conductor Peter Kazaras, director Avery Amereau as Mme. de la Haltière, Lacey Jo Benter as Le Prince Charmant, Julia Bullock as Cendrillon, Joseph Eletto as Le Surintendent des plaisirs, Marguerite Jones as Dorothée, Kurt Kanazawa as Le Premier Ministre, James Edgar Knight as Le Doyen de la Faculté, Szymon Komasa as Pandolfe, Onay Köse as Le Roi, Hyesang Park as La Fée, Elizabeth Sutphen as Noémie French conductor Emmanuel Villaume, whose talents have been hailed by the New York Times as "vividly illuminating," returns to Juilliard to lead Juilliard Opera's production of Jules Massenet's Cendrillon (1895)--a four-act staging of librettist Henri Cain and author Charles Perrault's 1698 version of the beloved Cinderella fairy tale Tickets $30 available 3/19 at the Juilliard Box Office or online Patron/Senior/Student/Alumni tickets $15 available at the Juilliard Box Office only (Alumni must present alumni ID cards)

New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music: Festival Evening
Dates: April 23, 2014, 7:30PM
Auditorium: Symphony Space
Contact: New York Youth Symphony
  2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 2125815933
e-mail: info@nyys.org
Web: http://www.nyyouthsymphony.org/concerts/2013-2014/compositio

The Festival Evening Concert is a culmination of the year's achievements by the students of the 2013/2014 Chamber Music program. Please note: different chamber ensembles perform at the April 23 and 24 concerts.

Apr 24, 2014
Cyrille Aimee and Friends
Dates: April 24
Auditorium: Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Contact: Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office
  750 E. Shaw Lane
  East Lansing, MI United States
Phone: (517) 432-2000
e-mail: whartoncenter@gmail.com
Web: http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/cyrille-aimee

Cyrille Aimée is an unstoppable, undeniable new talent in jazz today. Internationally renowned and praised for her unparalleled abilities, Cyrille’s vocal stylings are enchanting and mesmerizing. Her rich background has supplied her with the driving force of Dominican rhythm and French Gypsy swing, receiving rave reviews and a fan following wherever she goes. In 2007, Cyrille won both the First and Public Prizes in the Montreaux Jazz Festival Competition, and at the tender age of 26, she has already released four CDs internationally. See this up-and-coming artist early in her star- bound trajectory, in the intimate setting of the Pasant Theatre!

New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music: Festival Evening
Dates: April 24, 2014, 7:30PM
Auditorium: Symphony Space
Contact: New York Youth Symphony
  2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 2125815933
e-mail: info@nyys.org
Web: http://www.nyyouthsymphony.org/concerts/2013-2014/compositio

The Festival Evening Concert is a culmination of the year's achievements by the students of the 2013/2014 Chamber Music program. Please note: different chamber ensembles perform at the April 23 and 24 concerts.

The Art of the Recital: Ida Kavafian and Peter Serkin
Dates: April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sponsor: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
Contact: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  165 W. 65th St., 10th Floor
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-875-5788
e-mail: info@chambermusicsociety.org
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/1199

The inaugural season of the Art of the Recital series will celebrate this classic art form with programs curated by the performers. In the intimate Rose Studio, these recitals offer a rare opportunity to hear masters perform matchless repertoire in the ultimate setting for chamber music. Ticket Price: $45 Program: Schubert Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano ('Duo'), D. 574, Op. 162 Wolpe Sonata for Violin and Piano (1949) Nielsen Prelude and Theme with Variations for Violin, FS 104, Op. 48 (1923) Schumann Sonata No. 2 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 121 (1851) Artists: Ida Kavafian, violin Peter Serkin, piano

Virginia International Tattoo
Dates: April 24-27
Sponsor: Virginia Arts Festival
Auditorium: Scope Arena
Contact: 757-282-2822 // VAFEST.ORG
  201 East Brambleton Ave
  Norfolk, VA United States
Phone: 877-741-2787
Web: http://www.vafest.org

The Virginia Arts Festival’s spectacular Virginia International Tattoo performances will once again inspire audiences, leaving them with a renewed sense of pride and optimism. The Virginia International Tattoo invites military and non-military bands, drill teams, bagpipe and drum bands, highland dancers and more from around the globe to create a unified and extraordinary performance. The Virginia International Tattoo offers an astounding display of patriotism and the spirit of international cooperation. Inspirational music…majestic massed pipes and drums… show stopping drill team maneuvers…colorful and elegant dancers…ALL give reasons for the crowd to roar! You’ll understand why the American Bus Association has put this Tattoo on their must-see list of the most exciting events in the world.

Apr 25, 2014
InterHarmony Concert Series: Rite of String
Dates: Apr 25, 2014 8PM
Sponsor: InterHarmony International Music Festival
Auditorium: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Contact: Ellen Jacobs Associates
  Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 881 7th Ave
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212.397.1102
e-mail: cmcconnell@interharmony.com
Web: http://www.interharmony.com/interharmony-concert-series

A musical meeting of Johannes Brahms, Astor Piazzolla, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Prokofiev, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Pablo de Sarasate is scheduled for April 25 at Weill Recital Hall, when InterHarmony International Music Festival performs a series of mostly short chamber and solo works by the masters, as well as a world premiere by Nigel Keay. The concert marks InterHarmony’s third and final concert at Weill this year. The program of diverse works was designed by cellist Misha Quint to challenge the musical versatility of the musicians, a mix of advanced, award-winning young artists and faculty from the InterHarmony Festival, which Quint founded 14 years ago. The performers, all virtuosic musicians, include InterHarmony artist faculty members Ning An, piano; Eugenia Choi, violin; Svetlana Gorokhovich, piano; Howard Klug, clarinet; and Misha Quint, cello. The upcoming musical stars are Clarice Collins, violin; Carson Hayes, piano; Xiangyuan Huang, violin; and Shu Liu, violin.

Monica Huggett Leads Juilliard415: Celebrate Corelli!
Dates: April 25 & 27
Sponsor: The Juilliard School
Auditorium: Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Contact: Juilliard Communications
  921 Madison Avenue
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-288-8920
e-mail: news@juilliard.edu
Web: http://www.juilliard.edu/springhistorical

Two Concerts: $35 ($25 Students/62+); Single Tickets: $20 ($15 Students/62+) available at the door or online. Save by purchasing tickets to both concerts at a discount! Celebrate Corelli! Violinist Monica Huggett leads members of Juilliard415 in an all-Corelli program: a rare complete performance of Corelli's Violin Sonatas, Op. 5, along with selected Concerti Grossi, Op. 8, by the virtuoso Italian violinist and composer Friday, April 25 at 7:30 Sunday, April 27 at 3:00

New York City Master Chorale: An A Cappella Renaissance
Dates: April 25, 2014
Auditorium: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  213 West 82nd Street
  New York, NY United States
Web: http://www.nycmasterchorale.org/boxoffice

New York City Master Chorale presents "An A Cappella Renaissance" featuring a cappella works by 16th and 17th century composers, including Palestrina, Monteverdi, Gesualdo, Allegri, Gibbons and Lotti. Friday, April 25, 8 pm Holy Trinity Catholic Church 213 West 82nd Street, New York Thea Kano, conductor Tickets: www.nycmasterchorale.org/boxoffice

Transient Glory: A Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli
Dates: April 25, 2014
Sponsor: Young People's Chorus of New York City and Francisco J. Núñez
Auditorium: Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y
Contact: kgibson@ypc.org
  1395 Lexington Avenue
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-415-5500
e-mail: kgibson
Web: http://www.ypc.org/transientglory/

Transient Glory, YPC's groundbreaking series of choral music for young people commissioned from today's most important composers, returns with a Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli, whose genre-spanning works include chamber rock, indie classical, minimalist, post-rock and pseudo-classical. The concert features an entire evening of music by Ms. Mazzoli composed and arranged specifically for YPC and Victoire, her all-star, all-female ensemble. The program includes the world premieres of a YPC commission - "New New York Songs" - and a "Best of" selection of Missy's compositions newly arranged by her to be performed by YPC and Victoire for this unique spotlight. Among them are excerpts from "Cathedral City" and her acclaimed opera "Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt." Soprano Mellissa Hughes will be the soloist in "A Thousand Tongues" and two movements from a new work - "Vespers for a New Dark Age."

Young People's Chorus and Francisco J. Núñez present Transient Glory: A Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli
Dates: Apr. 25
Sponsor: --
Auditorium: Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y
Contact: Angela Duryea, YPC, 212-289-7779, Ext. 31
  1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd St.
  New york, NY United States
Phone: 212-415-5500
Fax: 212-415-5500
e-mail: aduryea@ypc.org
Web: http://www.92y.org

An evening of specially selected music--in Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y--from the imaginative musical mind of Missy Mazzoli, adapted for an ensemble of young voices and Victoire, with soprano soloist Mellissa Hughes. An inspired aural and visual experience, conducted by Francisco J. Núñez, directed by Mark DeChiazza, and hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer. Tickets: $15, at the box office (92nd St. and Lexington Ave.), by calling 212—415-5500 or online at www.92y.org

Apr 26, 2014
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Dates: April 26, 2014
Sponsor: Donna and Mike Egan
Auditorium: Berklee Performance Center
Contact: Celebrity Series of Boston
  136 Massachusetts Ave.
  Boston, MA United States
Web: http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2013_14/schneid

Saturday, April 26, 2014 8pm — Berklee Performance Center Schneider and her orchestra have a distinguished recording career with nine Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards. “To call Schneider the most important woman in jazz is missing the point ... She is a major composer—period.” —TIME Magazine “An exultant and spacious orchestral power suggests furthermore, that she is on her way to being Aaron Copland’s inheritor.” —The Guardian (UK)

Musicians from Marlboro
Dates: Apr. 26, 2014
Sponsor: People's Symphony Concerts
Auditorium: Washington Irving High School
Contact: David Himmelheber
  40 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 2125864680
e-mail: info@pscny.org
Web: http://www.pscny.org

Since 1900, the People's Symphony Concerts have presented outstanding classical artists at budget prices. Tickets are as low as $6.17 on subscription, or $13.00 each.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
Dates: April 26 & 27
Auditorium: Capezio Theater at Peridance
Contact: audreyrosspub@aol.com
  126 East 13 St.
  NY, NY United States
Phone: (800) 650-0246
e-mail: audreyrosspub@aol.com
Web: http://nainichen.org

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrates its 25th anniversary with the world premiere of Ms. Chen's "Not Alone," along with repertory favorites. A very special feature of the celebration will be live music by Chen's frequent collaborators over the years: Joan La Barbara, Glen Velez, The Ahn Trio, and the Prism Saxophone Quartet, all joining in the celebration.

Apr 27, 2014
An Evening with Schumann
Dates: April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM
Sponsor: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Alice Tully Hall
Contact: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  1941 Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-875-5788
e-mail: info@chambermusicsociety.org
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/1200

Among musical couples in history, it would be hard to find a more passionate relationship than that found between Clara and Robert Schumann. This program features multiple facets of Robert’s music making, from the simplicity of his Fantasiestücke to the almost desperate cries of his A minor violin sonata, complemented by Clara’s rarely heard romances. Ticket Price: $70, $54, $37 Program: R. Schumann Fantasiestücke for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73 (1849) R. Schumann Quartet in A minor for Strings, Op. 41, No. 1 (1842) R. Schumann Selections from Fantasiestücke for Piano, Op. 12 (1837) C. Schumann Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 (1853) R. Schumann Sonata No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 105 (1851) Artists: Inon Barnatan, piano Ani Kavafian, violin Orion String Quartet, ensemble Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet

Deborah Voigt, soprano and Brian Zeger, piano
Dates: April 27, 2014
Sponsor: Eleanor and Frank Pao
Auditorium: Symphony Hall
Contact: Celebrity Series of Boston
  301 Massachusetts Ave.
  Boston, MA United States
Web: http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_performers_2013_14/voigt_r

Sunday, April 27, 2014 3pm — Symphony Hall Deborah Voigt returns to the Celebrity Series with a much-anticipated vocal recital,featuring selections by Amy Beach, Richard Strauss, Respighi, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein. “It is a privilege to present a singer with the stunning voice and rare communicative gifts of Deborah Voigt. Ever since her last appearance with us we have anticipated her return.” — Amy Lam, Celebrity Series Artistic Programmer “The first thing to be said about Deborah Voigt … is that she knows how to put together a compelling recital program.” —The New York Times “Voigt wasn’t just warmed up, but positively burning … Terrific recital. World-class voice.” —The Independent (UK) Media partner Classical New England

Midwest Young Artists Spring Youth Orchestra Concerts at Ravinia
Dates: April 27
Sponsor: Illinois Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Private MYA donors & Program book Sponsors
Auditorium: Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia Festival
Contact: Jeremy Krifka
  418 Sheridan Rd
  Highland Park, IL United States
Phone: 8479269898
e-mail: carl@mya.org
Web: http://www.mya.org

Midwest Young Artists has announced the details for an exciting day of concerts on April 27th at Ravinia. Join Midwest Young Artists for a day of musical excitement on April 27th with four concerts featuring all of our MYA youth orchestras, concluding with a moving tribute to the graduating seniors at the 6:00pm Symphony Concert. The 3:30 and 6:00pm concerts feature trumpet soloist and MYA alum Ethan Bensdorf of the New York Philharmonic. Schedule for the day: 12:30pm: Reading, Cadet, and Concertino Orchestras 2:00pm: Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras 3:30 & 6:00pm: Symphony Orchestra, feat. Ethan Bensdorf Choose your concert and purchase your tickets on our secure online store: www.mya.org/store/tickets.php For more info about Midwest Young Artists visit: www.mya.org or call (847) 926-9898

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf
Dates: April 27
Auditorium: Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  750 E Shaw Ln
  East Lansing, MI United States
Phone: (517) 432-2000
e-mail: whartoncenter@gmail.com
Web: http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/the-true-story-of

Think you know the real story behind the huffing and puffing? Think again. There’s only one individual who knows the true story about one wolf, three houses and three little pigs: Alexander T. Wolf. In this revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story. He only wanted a cup of sugar and he did have a cold. For years we have only known this story from the pigs’ point of view. Mr. A. Wolf tells all about what really happened to those three little houses made of straw, sticks and bricks and the three pigs who lived in them. SHOWTIMES 1:30 PM & 4:00 PM

Apr 29, 2014
New York Choral Society Presents Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms Gustav Holst’s The Hymn of Jesus
Dates: APRIL 29, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sponsor: NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY
Auditorium: Carnegie Hall
Contact: Dan Dutcher, 917-566-8413 dan@dandutcherpr.com
  881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
  New York, United States
Phone: 212-247-7800
Web: http://www.carnegiehall.org

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes on Tuesday, April 29th at 8pm to perform the New York premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms in Carnegie Hall with a special appearance by acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh. Composer Jennifer Higdon has been described as a “hot commodity” (NY Times) and is one of the most performed living composers today. The Singing Rooms, for chorus, orchestra and solo violin has been described as “one of Higdon’s best” (Philadelphia Inquirer). ConcertoNet.com says, “The emotional spectrum is almost staggering - from pastoral to cataclysmic.”

New York Choral Society Presents Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms Gustav Holst’s The Hymn of Jesus
Dates: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY
Auditorium: Carnegie Hall
Contact: Dan Dutcher, 917-566-8413 dan@dandutcherpr.com
  881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-247-7800
e-mail: Dan@dandutcherpr.com
Web: http://www.carnegiehall.org

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes on Tuesday, April 29th at 8pm to perform the New York premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms in Carnegie Hall with a special appearance by acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh. Composer Jennifer Higdon has been described as a “hot commodity” (NY Times) and is one of the most performed living composers today. The Singing Rooms, for chorus, orchestra and solo violin has been described as “one of Higdon’s best” (Philadelphia Inquirer). ConcertoNet.com says, “The emotional spectrum is almost staggering - from pastoral to cataclysmic.” Ms. Higdon describes The Singing Rooms as a house where the violin sings, the choir sings and the orchestra sings. Every room is its own sound world. The program will also include a performance of Gustav Holst’s seldom-performed The Hymn of Jesus, which uses Gnostic texts from the apocryphal Acts of St. John that Holst translated himself. A work

New York Choral Society Presents Gustav Holst’s The Hymn of Jesus Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms
Dates: APRIL 29, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sponsor: NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY
Auditorium: Carnegie Hall
Contact: Dan Dutcher, 917-566-8413 dan@dandutcherpr.com
  881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-247-7800
Web: http://www.carnegiehall.org

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, as Music Director on Tuesday, April 29th at 8pm for a presentation of two choral works. The concert will open with a performance of Gustav Holst’s rarely performed The Hymn of Jesus and Jennifer Higdon’s The Singing Rooms, commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra as a concerto for violin with chorus, with violinist Jennifer Koh. NYCS Music Director David Hayes conducts. To purchase tickets, please call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Tickets may also be purchased at www.nychoral.org or www.carnegiehall.org, or at the Carnegie Hall box office at 57th Street & 7th Avenue.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Cello Sonatas
Dates: April 29
Auditorium: Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Contact: Matt de la Pena
  205 E. Randolph Drive
  Chicago, IL United States
Phone: 312-334-7777
e-mail: harristheaterchicago.org
Web: http://www.harristheaterchicago.org/

Beethoven’s works are milestones of the cello repertoire. Esteemed Co-Artistic Directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Wu Han and David Finckel, praised for the boldness, imagination, and collaborative intimacy of their performances, return to the Harris to join forces for this concert. They stated, “To close CMS’ 2013-2014 residency, we offer a performance of the complete Beethoven Cello sonatas. Performing the entire cycle in a single evening provides a journey from Beethoven’s fiery youth, through his heroic middle period, to the moving and momentous final sonatas of his late career."



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