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Events for May 2016
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May 5, 2016
Baryshnikov Arts Center presents the Aeolus Quartet
Dates: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30pm
Auditorium: Baryshnikov Arts Center, Howard Gilman Performance Space
  450 West 37th Street
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 8668114111
Web: http://bacnyc.org/performances/performance/aeolus-quartet

The Baryshnikov Arts Center presents the exciting young string ensemble Aeolus Quartet in a BAC Salon performance. Aeolus Quartet will perform Washed by Fire, written in 2007 by the "arrestingly gifted" (The New Yorker) American composer Keeril Makan, alongside Antonin Dvorak's 1895 masterwork String Quartet in A-flat Major, Op. 105. Formed in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Aeolus Quartet has been praised by The Strad for its "high-octane" performances and by the Dallas Morning News for its "sophisticated and committed" music-making. The Aeolus Quartet was the Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas (Austin) in 2011 and at The Juilliard School from 2013-2015. The Austin-American Statesman reports, "The Aeolus Quartet is a powerful and thoughtful group of young musicians who are plotting an ascending course ... this vibrant group shows great promise."

Benjamin Beilman & Yekwon Sunwoo
Dates: May 5 at 7:30pm
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
  165 W. 65th Street, 10th floor
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212.875.5788
e-mail: info@chambermusicsociety.org
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/1963

The Art of the Recital The timeless art of the recital is perpetuated in the hands of present-day masters of the genre. Experience the musical journeys crafted by these thrilling performers in the intimate Rose Studio. Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro for Violin and Piano (1910) Bach Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin and Piano, BWV 1006 (arr. Kreisler) (1720) Corelli Concerto Grosso in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 5, No. 12, “La Folia” (arr. Kreisler) (1700) Viotti Concerto No. 22 in A minor for Violin and Piano, G97 (c. 1793-94) Kreisler Tambourin Chinois for Violin and Piano, Op.3 (1910) Kreisler Lotus Land for Violin and Piano (after Cyril Scott’s Op. 47, No. 1) Wieniawski Caprice in E-flat major for Violin and Piano (arr. Kreisler) Kreisler Caprice Viennois for Violin and Piano, Op. 2 (1910) Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta for Violin and Piano (1941-42)

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Dates: April 8 to May 5
Sponsor: North/South Consonance, Inc
Auditorium: Christ & St. Stephen's Church
Contact: Max Lifchitz
  120 West 69t Street
  New York City, NY United States
Phone: 212-663-7566
e-mail: ns.concerts@att.net
Web: http://www.northsouthmusic.org

The North/South Chamber Orchestra conducted by Max Lifchitz present a special free-admission concert featuring works by composers from Mexico. Music by Carlos Chavez, Leandro Espinosa, Max Lifchitz and Salvador Torre will be featured. Concert starts at 8 PM.

Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer
Dates: May 5
Sponsor: The Defiant Requiem Foundation
Auditorium: Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center New York
Contact: Gail Wein
  321 East 73rd Street
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 202-244-0220
e-mail: reservations@defiantrequiem.org
Web: http://www.defiantrequiem.org/

“Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer” is a concert-drama that showcases music by 15 composers imprisoned in the Terezín concentration camp during World War II. This is the U.S. premiere, and is in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah). “Hours of Freedom” combines video, music and narrative to highlight works by Viktor Ullmann, Gideon Klein, Zikmund Schul, Pavel Haas, Rudolf Karel, and ten others. This music was often the last that was composed by these gifted artists - many of whom were in their 20s and 30s when they perished. Several were destined to be the next generation of significant Czech composers, following in the footsteps of Dvo?ák, Smetana, Janá?ek, Martinu, and Suk. The performance on May 5 at 7 pm features actor Jane Arnfield as narrator, soprano Arianna Zukerman and bass-baritone Philip Cutlip with the Hours of Freedom Chamber Players. To confirm seats, please send an email to reservations@defiantrequiem.org with your name, address, phone and number of seats.

New Hampshire Music Festival
Dates: July 5 to August 4
Auditorium: Silver Center for the Arts
  Plymouth, NH United States
Phone: 603.535.2787
e-mail: info@nhmf.org
Web: http://www.nhmf.org

With a theme of “Wanderlust,” the Festival’s 64th season will highlight cultural richness and diversity. The Festival is thrilled to welcome back Conductor Laureate Paul Polivnick to the podium, and we also welcome violinist Yulia Milshtein as our new concertmaster. In addition to our Tuesday and Thursday night concerts at the Silver Center in Plymouth, we will present a new three-concert chamber music series in Wolfeboro, a family concert with composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram, Make Music Plymouth and Music in the Mountains events.

May 6, 2016
Chiara String Quartet performs Beethoven & Schubert at The Met Museum
Dates: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7pm
Auditorium: Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  1000 Fifth Avenue
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 2125703949
Web: http://www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/met-live-arts/chiar

The Met Museum presents the Chiara String Quartet in its final MetLiveArts concert of the season. The concert, titled Death and the Maiden, focuses on two awe-inspiring meditations on death by two great masters. The first, Schubert's dramatic String Quartet No. 14, depicts the composer's struggle to accept his own mortality, juxtaposed by Beethoven's String Quartet No. 12 - the first of his "late" quartets - when he was completely deaf and near the end of his life. Now in its 16th season, the Chiara has adopted a new way of performing: from memory, without printed sheet music, which The New York Times has described as "fresh and vital." Of the process, the Chiara's cellist Gregory Beaver says, "Each member must find a way to know the music inside and out - it has brought us much closer together in our music-making."

WQXR Classical Moonlighters Competition Grand Finals Concert
Dates: May 6 at 7:00pm
Auditorium: The Greene Space at WQXR
  44 Charlton Street
  New York, NY United States
Web: http://www.thegreenespace.org/events/thegreenespace/2016/may

For the last nine months, amateur classical artists from across the tri-state area have submitted their finest performances to participate in WQXR’s CLASSICAL MOONLIGHTERS COMPETITION. Hundreds of audition videos were entered by chamber ensembles, instrumental soloists, and vocalists, who dazzled audiences—as well as WQXR staff and hosts—with their performances, and over 10,000 online votes were cast in the semi-final round alone. On Friday, May 6, nine finalists will have the opportunity to take the stage at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR and vie for the title of top amateur classical artist in three age categories: 13-18, 19-34, and 35+. The event will be emceed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest and features an esteemed panel of classical celebrity judges including pianist Alessio Bax, cellist Nina Lee, and bass-baritone Eric Owens.

May 7, 2016
Europa Regina – Bohemian Baroque
Dates: May 7 @7:30PM
Sponsor: Early Music Foundation
Auditorium: First Church of Christ
Contact: info@earlymusicny.org
  First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th Street New York, NY 10023
  New York City, NY United States
Phone: 212-749-6600
Fax: 212-749-6600
e-mail: info@earlymusicny.org
Web: http://www.earlymusicny.org

Welcoming spring, EM/NY's first chair players perform 17th-century Central and Eastern European chamber works composed for the Crown Lands of the Habsburg Empire: Italian expatriates Antonio Bertoli & Giovanni Valentini, native born Austrians Heinrich Biber & Johann Schmeltzer and French import, Georg Muffat.

The Bronx Opera | Rossini's "Cinderella"
Dates: May 7, 2016
Sponsor: The Bronx Opera
Auditorium: Lovinger Theatre
Contact: Daniel Guss
  250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
  Bronx, NY United States
Phone: 917-921-1468
e-mail: daneguss@gmail.com
Web: http://bronxopera.org

To round out its 49th season, The Bronx Opera Company (BxO) will present Gioachino Rossini’s "Cinderella." There will be four performances at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre: Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 pm; Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day) at 3:00 pm. Tickets start at $20 and are available online and at the box office. Conductors: Michael Spierman (May 1, 7, 8); Eric Kramer (April 30) | Director: Rod Gomez | Set Designer: Meganne George | Costume Designer: Peter Fogel | Lighting Designer: Joshua Rose | Production Manager: Scott H. Schneider | Chorus Master: Michael C. Haigler Presented with the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; State Assembly member Jeffrey Dinowitz; and City Council member Andrew Cohen.

May 8, 2016
Crane Chorus & Crane Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Dates: May 8, 2016
Sponsor: The Crane School of Music at The State University of New York at Potsdam
Auditorium: Carnegie Hall: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
  57th St. & Seventh Ave.
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-247-7800
Web: http://https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/5/8/0830/P

The Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra concludes the bicentennial celebration of SUNY Potsdam with a performance at Carnegie Hall with guest conductor Duain Wolfe, director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, and baritone Christopher Feigum. Founded in 1886, The Crane School of Music in Potsdam, N.Y., is home to one of the world's oldest and largest music teacher education programs. Program: FAURÉ Requiem VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Serenade to Music GARY FRY "Awake, Celestial Airs!" Plus works by Franck and Bruckner

The Bronx Opera | Rossini's "Cinderella"
Dates: May 8, 2016
Sponsor: The Bronx Opera
Auditorium: Lovinger Theatre
Contact: Daniel Guss
  250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
  Bronx, NY United States
Phone: 917-921-1468
e-mail: daneguss@gmail.com
Web: http://bronxopera.org

To round out its 49th season, The Bronx Opera Company (BxO) will present Gioachino Rossini’s "Cinderella." There will be four performances at Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre: Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 pm; Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 pm; Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day) at 3:00 pm. Tickets start at $20 and are available online and at the box office. Conductors: Michael Spierman (May 1, 7, 8); Eric Kramer (April 30) | Director: Rod Gomez | Set Designer: Meganne George | Costume Designer: Peter Fogel | Lighting Designer: Joshua Rose | Production Manager: Scott H. Schneider | Chorus Master: Michael C. Haigler Presented with the generous support of the New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; State Assembly member Jeffrey Dinowitz; and City Council member Andrew Cohen.

May 9, 2016
Haskell Small: Journeys in Silence
Dates: May 9, 2016
Sponsor: Haskell Small
Auditorium: St. Malachy's/The Actors' Temple
Contact: Gail Wein
  239 West 49th Street
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 646-484-9691
e-mail: ClassicalCommunications@gmail.com
Web: http://classicalmusiccommunications.com

Pianist and composer Haskell Small leads a quiet and contemplative life, despite living in the fast-paced urban environment of Washington DC. Small, an acclaimed composer and pianist, has long been fascinated with music that is primarily quiet, spacious and mystical. As part of his ongoing concert series, "Journeys in Silence", Small has performed solo and chamber programs around the world. On Monday, May 9, at 7:30 pm, Small performs at St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel (239 West 49th Street in midtown Manhattan). The program features New York premieres of John Tavener's "Pratirupa" for solo piano and Small's own composition, "A Journey in Silence: Reflections on the Book of Hours." Tickets are $20 ($15 for students and seniors), available at the door.

May 10, 2016
Haskell Small: Journeys in Silence at The Crypt Sessions
Dates: May 10, 2016
Sponsor: The Crypt Sessions
Auditorium: Church of the Intercession
Contact: Gail Wein
  550 West 155th Street at Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 646-484-9691
e-mail: ClassicalCommunications@gmail.com
Web: http://deathofclassical.com/

Pianist and composer Haskell Small leads a quiet and contemplative life, despite living in the fast-paced urban environment of Washington DC. Small, an acclaimed composer and pianist, has long been fascinated with music that is primarily quiet, spacious and mystical. As part of his ongoing concert series, "Journeys in Silence", Small has performed solo and chamber programs around the world. On Tuesday, May 10, at 8 pm, Small performs on the new series “The Crypt Sessions” presented by Unison Media. The program includes works by Beethoven, Arvo Pärt and Alan Hovhaness alongside John Tavener's “Pratirupa” and an improvisation by Small. The concert is in the atmospheric crypt area at the Church of the Intercession. There is a pre-concert reception at 7 pm, with Indian hors d'oeuvres prepared by the acclaimed chef Yamini Joshi of The League of Kitchens. Tickets are $35 in advance and include the reception and the concert. Tickets are not available at the door, and space is limited.

May 11, 2016
GlamourTango
Dates: May 11
Sponsor: The Cutting Room and PAMAR
Auditorium: The Cutting Room
Contact: Audrey Ross, 212.877.3399
  44 East 32 St.
  NY, NY United States
Phone: 212.877.3399
e-mail: audreyrosspub@aol.com
Web: http://glamourtango.com

A performance of Polly Ferman's "GlamourTango," a unique all-female multi-media music and dance show that pays tribute to the unheralded women who quietly wrote the pages of Tango from the beginning. The evening also includes fascinating and rarely seen b/w tango films from Argentina, recorded in the early 40's. Musicians are pianist Polly Ferman, violinst Ina Paris, double bass player Iris Ornig, and bandoneonist Shinjoo Choo. Vocalist is Mariela Marco of Argentina; dancers are Mariana Parma, Karina Romero, and Valeria Solomonoff. Tickets are $30 at the door, with a $20 food/drink minimum.

May 12, 2016
Havana Nights
Dates: May 12
Sponsor: Harlem School of the Arts
Auditorium: Harlem School of the Arts
Contact: Dwight Johnson
  http://hsanyc.org/havananights2016/
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 2129264100
e-mail: dwight@dwightjohnsondesign.com
Web: http://hsanyc.org/havananights2016/

Harlem School of the Arts invites you to walk the red carpet and enter its doors to Havana Nights. On May 12, 2016 HSA will transport you from Harlem to the vibrant city Havana, Cuba. Connect with peers, faculty, and the community while sipping on a mojito in the courtyard. Allow nostalgia to wash over you as you enjoy live Cuban performances and dance to the Afro-Cuban beats mixed by DJ China. More surprises await you in Havana. This is a large scale celebration of culture, with catered food, drinks and premier entertainment! Purchase your tickets today! http://hsanyc.org/havananights2016/

Series Finale of The 68
Dates: May 12, 2016
Auditorium: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York City
  3 W 65th St, New York, New York 10023
  New York, NY United States
Web: http://https://www.facebook.com/events/865347163610889/

Join us for our final concert in the six-year long project covering “The 68,” the complete cycle of 68 string quartets composed by Joseph Haydn. Op 1 no. 1 Op. 42 Op. 103 Op 76 no. 5 Pre-concert talk begins at 7pm, music at 7:30pm. Suggested donation of $20 - Students free

May 13, 2016
(Un)Silent Film Night
Dates: May 13
Auditorium: Tishman Auditorium
  63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100
  New York, NY United States

The New School’s College of Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the public for the third edition of its (Un)Silent Film Night series, in which the College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra will perform Jazz student Nathan Kamal's original score to Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece The Birds. The event will be hosted by Ed Rothstein, Critic at Large at The Wall Street Journal and Hitchcock devotee. This production follows November 2015’s edition of (Un)Silent Film Night which was hosted by actor, clown, and comedian Bill Irwin. The inaugural event in April 2015, hosted by Matthew Broderick, drew a capacity crowd to the 800-plus-seat Tishman Auditorium at University Center. The upcoming (Un)Silent Film Night will take place Friday, May 13, 2016 at 7pm at the Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003. Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

“The 9 Secrets” with Ute Lemper and Paulo Coelho
Dates: May 13
Sponsor: Presented by Chamäleon Productions
Auditorium: Symphony Space
Contact: 212-864-5400
  2537 Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-864-5400
e-mail: boxoffice@symphonyspace.org
Web: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/9183/Music/9-secrets-ute-

Ute Lemper in collaboration with Brazilian author Paulo Coelho will perform her newest musical creation. “The 9 Secrets” is a brand new song cycle that transforms the beautiful words of Coelho’s novel "Manuscript found in Accra." The music features exotic middle eastern guitars and percussion, bass, bandoneon, piano, shepherd flutes and saxophones German filmmaker Volker Schloendorff will reimagine the music inside 24 hours of magical scenery.

American Opera Projects Presents “First Glimpse” Concert Of World Premiere Songs By Emerging Opera Composers And Librettists
Dates: Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 201
Sponsor: American Opera Projects
Auditorium: South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Contact: Marisa Novak, aopapprentice@gmail.com
  South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
  Brooklyn, NY United States
Phone: 718-398-4024
e-mail: info@operaprojects.org
Web: http://www.aopopera.org

On Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8:00pm, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THEVOICE: FIRST GLIMPSE 2016, a concert of songs from ten artists quickly emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will hear compositions written by composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, who were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works focusing on the operatic voice in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). The compositions will be performed by AOP's Resident Ensemble of Singers: soprano Tookah Sapper,soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper (NYCO), mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert (Met Opera), tenor Blake Friedman (BAM), baritone Michael Weyandt (Lyric Opera of Virginia), and bass Jonathan Woody (BAM). $25 general admission, $20 for students/seniors Available at: www.aopopera.org.

HSA Presents: One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Dates: May 13 to 15
Sponsor: HSA Young Theatre Alliance
Auditorium: Harlem School of the Arts
Contact: Eva
  645 Saint Nicholas Ave
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 2129264100
Fax: 2129264100
e-mail: dscott@hsanyc.org
Web: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2543284

The Harlem School of Arts Theatre Department is launching "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" a consistently hilarious, emotionally stirring and beautifully written satirical comedy directed by Artistic Director Alfred Preisser. Written by Donald Evans, One Monkey Don't Stop No Show is a hilarious foray into 1970 Philadelphia, mixing romance, religion and the declining jazz scene into a completely unique comedic stew. This not-to-be-missed production drama stars HSAs Young Theatre Alliance Company. The performance will run from May 13 through 15 at 7:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday at the Harlem School of the Arts, The Herb Alpert Center, HSA Theatre, 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue. Tickets go on sale April 20, 2016 ($20 in advance, $25 at the door; $18 Group Rates; $10 Students & Seniors). The production is open to the public and suitable for ages 12 and up.

Macabre
Dates: May 13 at 7:30pm
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Alice Tully Hall
  Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212.875.5788
e-mail: info@chambermusicsociety.org
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/1952

The best way to spend the evening of Friday the 13th is hearing some of the scariest music ever written. Join an all-star cast of CMS artists as they offer eerie, spine-chilling, and beautifully unnerving musical statements of Herrmann, Caplet, Ravel, and Schubert. Herrmann Psycho: A Narrative for String Ensemble (1960) Caplet Conte fantastique for Harp, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello (1922-23) Ravel Gaspard de la nuit for Piano (1908) Schubert “Erlko?nig” for Baritone and Piano, D. 328, Op. 1 (1815) Schubert Quartet in D minor for Strings, D. 810, “Death and the Maiden” (1824)

May 14, 2016
Cassandra, Melodia Women's Choir Spring Concert 2016
Dates: May 14, 2016
Sponsor: Melodia Women's Choir of NYC
Auditorium: West End Collegiate College
Contact: Teri Duerr
  245 West 77th Street
  New York City, NY United States
Phone: (212) 252-4134
e-mail: jenny@melodiawomenschoir.org
Web: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/

Melodia Women’s Choir, New York’s premier ensemble for women’s choral music conducted by Cynthia Powell, welcomes listeners to experience the world premiere of “Cassandra,” a dynamic and original new work from emerging composer Hilary Purrington, winner of Melodia’s 2015 Women Composer Commissioning Competition. “Cassandra” lends its name to Melodia’s spring concert, an evening celebrating myths and stories in song. Scored for women’s voices, percussion and piano, “Cassandra” takes its inspiration from the saga of the Trojan princess of Greek mythology. The program also spotlights the powerful rhythms of Néo Ensemble in “Dreams,” a special work for taiko drums written by Kaoru Watanabe, formerly of Kodo. Also featured is “Quarry Weave” by Meredith Monk, the “Five Limericks” by Emma Lou Diemer and a selection of soulful pop favorites. Taisiya Pushkar, Melodia’s longtime collaborative pianist, accompanies the program.

May 15, 2016
Spring Winds
Dates: May 15 at 5:00pm
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Alice Tully Hall
  Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212.875.5788
e-mail: info@chambermusicsociety.org
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/1953

The incredible octets of Mozart and Beethoven, originally used as entertainment for sophisticated gatherings, deserve nothing less than the rapt attention of today’s listeners. Utilizing improvements in instrument design, French composers created a kaleidoscopic array of wind sonorities, heard here in Gounod’s charming Petite Symphonie and Ibert’s colorful Cinq pie?ces en trio. Beethoven Octet in E-flat major for Two Oboes, Two Clarinets, Two Bassoons, and Two Horns, Op. 103 (before 1793) Gounod Petite Symphonie for Flute, Two Oboes, Two Clarinets, Two Bassoons, and Two Horns (1885) Ibert Cinq pie?ces en trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (1935) Mozart Serenade in C minor for Winds, K. 388 (c. 1782)

May 19, 2016
An Evening Of Eastern And Western Sacred Music
Dates: MAY 19th 2016 at 7PM
Sponsor: Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Auditorium: Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Contact: Artist Pianist Productions (917) 608-1184
  Fifth Avenue & 50th Street, New York City 10022
  New York, NY United States
Phone: (212) 753-2261
Web: http://www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/events/an-evening-of-e

Join the ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL CHOIR directed by Dr. JENNIFER PASCUAL as they conclude the 2015-2016 season with an "Evening of Eastern and Western Sacred Music". Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic musicians unite during this important concert to promote ecumenism. The concert will include works of Lambillotte, Palestrina, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns,and original Byzantine choral & organ works by ELENI TRAGANAS and THE ALEXIAD CHORALE. Free Admission.

Argento Chamber Ensemble: Spectralism in America: Objets Trouvés
Dates: May 19
Sponsor: French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Auditorium: FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
  55 East 59th Street
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 1 800 982 2787
e-mail: jmeyer@fiaf.org
Web: http://fiaf.org/events/spring2016/2016-05-19-argento.shtml

New York's premiere virtuoso chamber ensemble presents a night dedicated to the legacy of French composer Tristan Murail. A pioneer of spectralism—a prominent movement in contemporary classical music that arose in 1970s France—Murail influenced a generation of composers in his mesmerizing style of early electronic music. In conjunction with the French American Cultural Exchange, this second concert of a two-part series features the music of Tristan Murail alongside works of three of his New York protégés.

Le Nozze di Figaro
Dates: May 19
Sponsor: Mozart In Vienna Presents
Auditorium: Embassy of Austria
Contact: music@mozartinvienna.com
  3524 International Court
  Washington, DC United States
Phone: 571-232-1873
e-mail: music@mozartinvienna.com
Web: http://www.mozartinviennapresents.com

Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) debuted in Vienna, Austria on May 1, 1786. Mozart's comic masterpiece about love and marriage in the "upstairs downstairs" castle of the Count and Countess Almaviva thrills with Mozart's most magnificent melodies, glorious arias, comic fun and the timeless message of love, fidelity and forgiveness. This special performance celebrates the 230th anniversary debut of Mozart's greatest opera, and shines with internationally-acclaimed singers, costumes and chamber ensemble in the fabulous Embassy of Austria atrium hall in Washington, DC. General Seating.

The Kirchner Cycle
Dates: May 19 at 7:30pm
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio
  165 W. 65th Street, 10th floor
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212.875.5788
e-mail: info@chambermusicsociety.org
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/1960

String Quartet Cycles in the Rose Since Beethoven’s lifelong exploration of the string quartet, great composers have embraced the genre to display their finest efforts and reveal their own musical biographies. Experience these remarkable legacies in the Rose Studio, performed by the same ensembles who are presenting the Beethoven cycle this season. Join us 15 minutes prior to the concert in the Rose for a screening of an informative, miniature video documentary on the string quartets of Kirchner, curated by Bruce Adolphe. Kirchner Quartet No. 1 for Strings (1949) Kirchner Quartet No. 2 for Strings (1958) Kirchner Quartet No. 3 for Strings and Electronic Tape (1966) Kirchner Quartet No. 4 for Strings (2006)

Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Dates: May 19-21
Sponsor: Pacific Symphony
Auditorium: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
  615 Town Center Drive
  Costa Mesa, CA United States
Phone: (714) 755-5799
Web: http://pacificsymphony.org

Thursday – Saturday, May 19-21, 2016, 8 p.m. Carl St.Clair, conductor Philippe Quint, violin Two all-time favorites provide a feast for the ears! One of The most beloved works of the Baroque repertoire, Vivaldi’s lyrical masterpiece paints tantalizing pictures of Earth’s changing seasons. Then, a full-day excursion up and down the Bavarian Alps, brought to life by Richard Strauss’ lush, splendid musical descriptions. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons Strauss: An Alpine Symphony Box Office: (714) 755-5799 www.PacificSymphony.org Tickets start at $25. http://www.facebook.com/PacificSymphony http://www.twitter.com/PacificSymphony

May 20, 2016
Pirates of Penzance
Dates: May 20 - June 12, 2016
Auditorium: Skylight Music Theatre
  158 N. Broadway
  Milwaukee, WI United States
Phone: 414.291.7800
e-mail: info@skylightmusictheatre.org
Web: http://skylightmusictheatre.org

At first glance, Pirates may seem out of place in this season celebrating women but if you look closely you’ll see that the women are pulling all the strings! Join our band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. No one performs Gilbert & Sullivan like Skylight Music Theatre! Book by W.S. Gilbert Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert

May 21, 2016
41st Annual Stulberg International String Competition
Dates: May 21, 2016
Sponsor: Stulberg International String Competition
Auditorium: Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University
Contact: Margaret Hamilton
  Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University
  Kalamazoo, MI United States
Phone: 269-343-2776
e-mail: stulbergcomp@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.stulberg.org

Twelve semifinalists from around the world compete for a chance to win cash prizes and performance opportunities on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Judges will be violinist Glenn Dicterow, violist Steven Tenenbom and cellist Peter Wiley. The daytime semifinals run from 9 am to 4 pm, with performances on the half hour - free and open to the public. Evening Finals Concert begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20/Adults and $5/Students, available online (www.Stulberg.org) or at the door.

May 22, 2016
Strauss, Brahms, & Dvorák
Dates: May 22 at 5:00pm & May 24 at 7:30pm
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Alice Tully Hall
  Alice Tully Hall, 1941 Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212.875.5788
e-mail: info@chambermusicsociety.org
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/1954

The CMS season comes to a close with the sumptuous sonority of multiple strings, the perfect vehicle for the boundless romantic expression of Strauss, Dvorak, and Brahms, three of music’s most beloved composers. Strauss Sextet for Strings from Capriccio, Op. 85 (1940-41, arr. 1943) Brahms Quintet in F major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Cello, Op. 88 (1882) Dvorák Sextet in A major for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos, Op. 48 (1878)

May 23, 2016
Chamber Music Reading Party
Dates: May 23, 2016
Sponsor: Birdfoot Festival
Auditorium: The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, Faubourg Tremé
Contact: Tracey Sherry
  1225 N. Rampart Street
  New Orleans, LA United States
Phone: 504-451-6578
e-mail: info@birdfootfestival.org
Web: http://birdfootfestival.org/community-chamber-music-reading-

This event will provide pianists, string players, wind, and brass players (dependent on repertoire availability and sign-up) the opportunity to spend a fun and relaxed evening playing through wonderful chamber music repertoire with other chamber music enthusiasts. While this event is primarily designed for adult amateur musicians, exceptionally mature musicians under the age of 18 may be considered (contact the Birdfoot Festival for more information). Professional musicians are also welcome to participate, whether to play chamber music with their students or support the development of a thriving amateur musical community in New Orleans (space-permitting — preference will be given to amateurs). If you plan on attending, please complete the online response form no later than Friday, May 15th (registration is limited). Please note that sign-up is required!

May 25, 2016
Tango Labyrinth Concert
Dates: May 25, 2016
Sponsor: Birdfoot Festival
Auditorium: Café Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center
Contact: Tracey Sherry
  2372 St. Claude Avenue
  New Orleans, LA United States
Phone: 504-451-6578
e-mail: info@birdfootfestival.org
Web: http://birdfootfestival.org/tango-labyrinth/

Labyrinths can be places for getting lost, for spiritual wanderings, or paths towards finding ourselves. This concert of musical labyrinths invites you to lose yourself in the musical riddles of J.S. Bach, the libraries of Jorge Luis Borges, and the seductive steps of Astor Piazzolla’s tangos and songs. Who knows what you might find… Bring your dance shoes and stay for a Milonga tango party after the concert! The concert starts at 8 PM, and the Milonga starts at 9:30 PM. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, or $15 students with I.D.; $30 for the concert and the dance; or $15 for just the dance.

May 26, 2016
Birdfoot Backstage Musical Event
Dates: May 26, 2016
Auditorium: The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, Faubourg Tremé
  1225 N. Rampart Street
  New Orleans, LA United States
Phone: 504-451-6578
e-mail: info@birdfootfestival.org
Web: http://birdfootfestival.org/birdfoot-backstage-2016/

Join Birdfoot Festival musicians and WWNO 89.9 FM “backstage” in a conversation about chamber music at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, one of New Orleans’s newest live music venues. Come early for cocktails with Birdfoot’s 2016 artists. This event is an opportunity to get inside a work of music alongside musicians from the Birdfoot Festival as they explore one of chamber music’s greatest works. The event will be recorded live for future broadcast on WWNO 89.9 FM. Join the conversation! Cocktails are available starting at 6 PM, and the main event begins at 7 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults; or free for youth and children ages 18 or younger. Advance tickets are strongly suggested, due to the annual popularity of this event.

May 27, 2016
Ma Mère L’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) Concert
Dates: May 27, 2016
Sponsor: Birdfoot Festival
Auditorium: Contemporary Arts Center, Warehouse District
Contact: Tracey Sherry
  900 Camp Street
  New Orleans, LA United States
Phone: 504-451-6578
e-mail: info@birdfootfestival.org
Web: http://birdfootfestival.org/ma-mere-loye/

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs into a musical world of myths and fairytales. Ravel’s beloved Mother Goose Suite colorfully paints a Pavane for Sleeping Beauty, the dance of Beauty and the Beast, and other stories, while Anton Webern’s miniature Bagatelles evaporate more quickly than Tom Thumb’s bread crumbs. The Goose Daughter is the world premiere performance of pianist and composer Prach Boondiskulchok’s new chamber song-cycle, inspired by the poems of Sarah Howe (winner of the 2016 TS Eliot prize). Dvorak’s adventurous String Quintet rounds out a not-to-miss concert. The concert starts at 8 PM, preceded by a concert featuring young artists from the festival's Young Artist Program at 7 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission, or $15 for students with I.D.

May 28, 2016
Final Gala Concert (Lost to the World)
Dates: May 28, 2016
Sponsor: Birdfoot Festival
Auditorium: Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market, Central City
Contact: Tracey Sherry
  1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
  New Orleans, LA United States
Phone: 504-451-6578
e-mail: info@birdfootfestival.org
Web: http://birdfootfestival.org/final-gala-concert-lost-to-the-w

Waltz into the arms of turn-of-the-century Vienna — this musical journey begins with Mozart’s “Dissonance” String quartet which stretched the musical rules of its time. It then time-warps into the ecstatic mania of Europe’s gilded age. Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, one of the composer’s most intimate song-cycles, may leave you “lost to the world,” but Schoenberg’s shimmering Transfigured Night will redeem. The concert starts at 8 PM, preceded by a concert featuring young artists from the festival's Young Artist Program at 7 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission, or $15 for students with I.D.



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