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September 13, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Repast Baroque Ensemble Announces First 2018-19 New York City Period-Instrument Concerts

New York, NY – Repast Baroque Ensemble has announced the first of its New York City period-instrument concerts for the 2018-19 season. Dates, locations and programs are:

Thursday, October 18 & Friday, October 19 @ 8:00PM both evenings – “Them Foreigners”: Musical Portraits of “The Other” in Baroque Music. Thursday at McKinney Chapel at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights, NY, Friday at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St. in Manhattan.

Many Baroque composers made musical characterizations of peoples who were exotic to them, such as Native Americans, Turkish, Polish, and French. Tapping into the current national issues about immigration and racism, Repast presents a cultural flashback to relevant issues of encountering “the other” in musical discourse.

Works by Telemann, Guignon and Rameau.

Performers will be Amelia Roosevelt & Beth Wenstrom, violins, Stephanie Corwin, bassoon, Sarah Stone, cello, Arash Noori, theorbo and Gabe Shuford, harpsichord.

Tickets are $30 General Admission, $20 seniors and $10 students. Thursday tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3610105 and Friday at  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3610114.

Thursday, March 14 & Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:00PM both evenings – Wanderlust: Nature and escape in German music from the 17th and 19th Centuries. Thursday at McKinney Chapel at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights, NY, Friday at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St. in Manhattan.

Repast explores the German fascination with nature and travel, with inspired repertoire from the early Baroque as well as the early romantic periods.

Works by Buxtehude, Bernhard, Spohr, Schubert, and Mendelssohn

Performers will be Nell Snaidas, soprano, Amelia Roosevelt, violin, Stephanie Corwin, bassoon, Katie Rietman, cello, Arash Noori, theorbo and guitar and Gabe Shuford, harpsichord.

Tickets are $30 General Admission, $20 seniors and $10 students. Thursday tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3611053 and Friday at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3611040.

Thursday, May 9 & Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 8:00PM both evenings – The Curious Inventions of Biagio Marini. Thursday at McKinney Chapel at First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights, NY, Friday at Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway at 93rd St. in Manhattan.

Marini’s music was considered to be avant garde in his time. Repast presents this audacious and innovative 17th Century repertoire with an ensemble that includes the dulcian (the early bassoon), theorbo (a large lute), 2 violins, a portative organ, and cello. Works by Dario Castello are also included.

Performers will be Amelia Roosevelt & Beth Wenstrom, violins, Stephanie Corwin, dulcian, Sarah Stone, cello, Arash Noori, theorbo and Gabe Shuford, organ.

Tickets are $30 General Admission, $20 seniors and $10 students. Thursday tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3610260 and Friday at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3610281.

All Repast performances are ADA accessible. For more concert information, call 347-453-9137.

Founded in 2003 in New York City, Repast performs on period instruments and has been part of  Miller Theatre’s Bach and the Baroque series, and been presented by the Getty Center in Los Angeles; Bargemusic; the Miami Bach Society; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Peak Performances, and many other venues. Repast presents a concert series of three programs a year, each performed in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The group has been featured on WKCR and Vermont Public radio, and its CD on the MSR Classics label is aired frequently on radio stations nationally. Visit them at http://www.repastbaroque.org/. Their new CD of their own arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by JS Bach will be appearing later this year.

Repast’s concert season is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

For photo requests and other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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August 27, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director

2018-2019 Concert Season at Carnegie Hall –

Handel’s Messiah – Music Inspired by Poetry of Walt Whitman – New Work from The Brothers Balliett

New York, NY – The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Mark Shapiro, Music Director, has announced its 2018-2019 concert season, including two concerts at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage and a third concert at Manhattan’s Church of St. Francis Xavier.  Dates and programs are:

Saturday, December 8 at 8:00PM – Handel’s Messiah

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street & 7th Avenue

Handel’s perennial classic in a suspenseful and luminous interpretation.

The Cecilia Chorus of New York will perform this timeless masterwork with full orchestra and soloists Shakèd Bar, soprano, Nicholas Tamagna, countertenor, Michael St. Peter, tenor and William Guanbo Su, bass.

Maestro Shapiro said, “One of the myriad elements that make conducting Handel’s Messiah ever new and exhilarating is the opportunity to discover what different soloists bring to its perfectly written roles. An individual vocal color or turn of phrase can illuminate a passage in a way that is completely new, even surprising.  The Cecilia Chorus of New York has a longstanding practice of identifying and presenting remarkable up-and-coming singers in role and hall debuts.  This year’s outstanding quartet of Messiah soloists is sure to impart fresh poignancy and sparkle to this timeless music.”

This performance will be the Carnegie Hall mainstage debut for both Shakèd Bar (http://ceciliachorusny.org/shaked-bar-soprano) and Michael St. Peter (http://encompassarts.com/artist/michael-st-peter/). Nicholas Tamagna (http://nicholastamagna.com/) was soloist in CCNY’s A Bach Family Christmas in December 2016  – his Carnegie Hall main stage debut – and William Guanbo Su (https://williamguanbosu.com ) was soloist in the group’s presentation of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in December 2017. This was also Guanbo Su’s Carnegie Hall debut.

More concert information at http://ceciliachorusny.org/.

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 8:00PM – Sing Me the Universal – A Walt Whitman Bicentennial

Church of St. Francis Xavier, 46 W 16th St. in Manhattan

American composers Vincent Persichetti (in his Celebrations) and Jorge Martín (in his One Hour to Madness and Joy) capture the power and transcendence of the words of Walt Whitman, while excerpts from the Mass in D minor (1860) of Bostonian John Knowles Paine highlight the poet’s radical individualism. With soloists, chorus, organ and percussion.

Mark Shapiro writes, “The American original Walt Whitman has long been a favorite of composers.  I think this is because his poetry, itself, sings.   Its rhythms and textures leap from the page, calling out to be not merely read silently, but heard aloud. There is music already latent in Whitman’s sound, as well as his meaning.  Not surprisingly, we turn to American composers to give heightened expression to this free-spirited poet’s take-no-prisoners sensuousness and fire.   To do further honor to Whitman’s amazing breakthrough, we introduce each of the two cycles with excerpts from the monumental and beautiful Mass in D minor by John Knowles Paine, a justly admired musical emissary from Whitman’s time and place.”

Soloists in the Paine excerpts will be Ganson Salmon, tenor (https://www.gansonsalmon.com) and Nicole Mitchell, contralto ((https://www.contraltocorner.com/nicole-mitchell.html).

More concert information at http://ceciliachorusny.org/.

Saturday, May 3, 2019 at 8:00PM – Brahms, Elgar and the Brothers Balliett

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street & 7th Avenue

A triptych of choral-orchestral works featuring the solo mezzo-soprano voice. Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody and Elgar’s buoyantly optimistic The Music Makers frame the newly commissioned Fifty Trillion Molecular Geniuses (working title) from The Brothers Balliett. With soloists, chorus and orchestra.

Shapiro said, “Presenting three electrifying mezzo-soprano soloists in a single program makes me deeply happy.  Although all vocal categories are irresistible, who among us has not secretly got a crush on the mezzo voice?   And I love the idea of surrounding a commission from the lean and slyly lyrical Brothers Balliett — and their absolutely sui generis contemporary imaginations — with the warm embrace of two luxurious works evoking the height of Romanticism.”

Soloists will be mezzo-sopranos Renée Tatum, Amanda Lynn Bottoms (https://www.amandalynnbottoms.com/), and Naomi Louisa O’Connell (http://www.naomioconnell.com/). Ms. Tatum, who is appearing with CCNY courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera, sang mezzo solo with the chorus’s Bach Christmas Oratorio of December 2017 and Ms. Bottoms sang Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with them in May 2016 (her Carnegie hall debut.)

This concert honors the life and legacy of mezzo-soprano Alice Mandelick Flagler (1872-1918), a founding member, officer and benefactor of The Cecilia Chorus of New York.

More concert information at http://ceciliachorusny.org/.

For tickets:

Single tickets for the December 8 and May 3 concerts range from $25 to $85 and are available online at http://www.carnegiehall.org/, by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or visiting the box office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue. Season subscriptions are also available.

For more information about these concerts, visit http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/ or call 646-638-2535.

CCNY Carnegie Hall concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

The Cecilia Chorus of New York was founded in 1906 as The St. Cecilia Chorus.  The Chorus was the 2015 winner of the Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award.  Recent highlights include the New York premiere of The Prison by Dame Ethel Smyth, the U.S. premiere of Thierry Escaich’s Messe Romane, and the World Premiere of The Brothers Balliett’s Oedipus the King.  The Chorus takes pride in offering hall and role debuts to talented young singers, recently including soprano Julia Bullock and baritone Ryan Speedo Green.

Music Director Mark Shapiro was appointed the seventh Music Director of The Cecilia Chorus of New York in 2011. He is one of a handful of artistic leaders in North America to have won a prestigious ASCAP Programming Award six times, achieving the unique distinction of winning such an award with three different ensembles. The New York Times has praised his work as “insightful” and has noted its “virtuosity and assurance,” as well as its “uncommon polish.” His bio is online at http://www.ceciliachorusny.org/music-director-mark-shapiro/.

For photos or press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Art Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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August 9, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

The New York Virtuoso Singers Announces 2018-2019 New York City Concert Season

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, have announced dates for their 2018-2019 concert season at Manhattan’s Advent Lutheran Church and Symphony Space.

Sunday, October 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM Morton Gould/ASCAP Young Composer Award Recipients and 80th Birthday Celebrations Concert – Advent Lutheran Church, Broadway at 93rd Street in Manhattan.

With the generous support of the ASCAP Foundation, NYVS has commissioned 50 winners of this award over the last six years. This concert presents numbers 41-45. These recent ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Award winners are Natalie Dietterich, Chen Yihan, Wang Lu, Simon Frisch and Nina Shekhar. Many of today’s leading composers are previous recipients of this award.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary six years ago, The New York Virtuoso commissioned 25 composers to write short pieces for them. Five of these, plus another by Katherine Hoover, will be performed on this concert to celebrate all six of the composers’ 80th birthdays in 2018. The composers are William Bolcom, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Katherine Hoover, Joan Tower, and Charles Wuorinen.

Maestro Rosenbaum will host a pre-concert discussion with the composers at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $25, with discounts for seniors and students, available at https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/261206/morton-gouldascap-young-composer-award.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM Competition Winners/9 Premieres Advent Lutheran Church, Broadway at 93rd Street in Manhattan.

NYVS recently reached out to high school choral teachers in NY State to ask their students who have already begun composing to submit works. They commissioned five gifted composers to write choral works and will mentor them throughout the composition process. This concert presents the winners of The New York Virtuoso Singers High School Choral Composition Competition: Yusei Hata, Peter Mainetti, Paige Pearson, Justin Taveras, and Alex Whittington.

In addition, The New York Virtuoso Singers has had an ongoing competition of its own for over 10 years. This program also features the most recent Winners of the New York Virtuoso Singers Choral Composition Competition, Guy Barash’s Stimmen (World Premiere), Elizabeth Skola Davis’s In Memory (World Premiere), Russell Horton’s Evening Waterfall (World Premiere), Louis Karchin’s Hymns from the Dark (American Premiere) and Thomas Stumpf’s season of sorrow. The ensemble will also perform the American Premiere of Thea Musgrave’s Missa Brevis.

Maestro Rosenbaum will host a pre-concert discussion with the composers at 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $25, with discounts for seniors and students, available at https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/261211/competition-winners-9-premieres.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM – ChoralFest USA – Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan

NYVS will again participate in the fourth annual ChoralFest USA – A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, which was created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American and non-American composers, both past and present, in the spirit of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall” events. More about this day-long, free event at http://choralfestusa.org/.

New York Virtuoso Singers concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

Founded in 1988 by conductor Harold Rosenbaum, The New York Virtuoso Singers has become the country’s leading exponent of contemporary choral music. Although the chorus performs music of all periods, its emphasis is on commissioning, performing and recording the music of American composers. The choir appears on over 45 commercial CDs, including releases on Bridge, Albany and Kasp. Their latest release is Virtuoso Choral Works, Volume 1: Works by Hoover, Davies and Lipten on the 4Tay label. More about the CD at http://www.jamesarts.com/4tay/. More about the Virtuoso Singers at http://www.nyvirtuoso.org/aboutus.htm. Join their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-York-Virtuoso-Singers/130509011774.

NYVS programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The October 27, 2018 program is also supported by The ASCAP Foundation. Founded in 1975, they are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs, and public service projects for senior composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States. Visit them at http://www.ascapfoundation.org.

NYVS concerts are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. NYVS concerts are also made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For photos or other press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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August 16, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Chamber Orchestra of New York Announces 2018-2019 Season – Concerts at Manhattan’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Cary Hall at DiMenna Center for Classical Music and Long Island’s Adelphi University Performing Arts Center

Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio – conductorThe Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director and Conductor, has announced dates for their 2018-2019 Masterworks concert series at Manhattan’s Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Cary Hall at DiMenna Center for Classical Music and Long Island’s Adelphi University Performing Arts Center.

The programs for this season are:

Bach’s Brandenburg, Vivaldi, and Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:30pm

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue in Manhattan

The season opens with principal flutist Ginevra Petrucci joining harpsichordist Aymeric Dupre la Tour and concertmaster Kelly Hall-Tompkins for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Maestro Di Vittorio’s own Baroque-inspired composition, Sarabanda Antica, serving as a prelude to the orchestra’s June 2019 Naxos recordings, receives its World Premiere. Principal Stephanie Corwin plays Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto RV477, followed by principal Slava Znatchenii’s performance of Marcello’s Oboe Concerto. The program then concludes with Mozart’s ever popular Serenade in GEine Kleine Nachtmusik.

Single tickets are General Admission: $50 (Orchestra); $45 (Balcony), Senior/Student: $35. Senior/Student Tickets only available at box office. Students must show ID. Tickets available at CarnegieCharge – 212-247-7800 or https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/11/16/chamber-orchestra-of-new-york-0730pm.

Mahler’s Adagietto, Tchaikovsky and Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:30pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue in Manhattan

The orchestra’s Valentine’s Day concert presents soprano Sarah Shafer in the World Premiere of Shanan Estreicher’s Songs of Emily Dickinson. Khachaturian’s Adagio from Suite No. 2 from the ballet Spartacus is followed by Mahler’s Adagietto from his Symphony No. 5. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky’s soaring Souvenir de Florence.

Single tickets are General Admission: $50 (Orchestra); $45 (Balcony), Senior/Student: $35. Senior/Student Tickets only available at box office. Students must show ID. Tickets available at CarnegieCharge – 212-247-7800 or https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2019/02/14/chamber-orchestra-of-new-york-0730pm.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Second Flute Concerto

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:30pm

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue in Manhattan

Respighi Prize-winning flutist Tommaso Benciolini returns to play Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2. Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio then leads the world premiere of Respighi Prize-winning composer Andrea Montepaone’s Il Sogno del Cielo. The program concludes with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.

Single tickets are General Admission: $50 (Orchestra); $45 (Balcony), Senior/Student: $35. Senior/Student Tickets only available at box office. Students must show ID. Tickets available at CarnegieCharge – 212-247-7800 or https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2019/06/06/chamber-orchestra-of-new-york-0730pm.

Vaughan Williams’s Eighth Symphony and Piano Concerto

Friday, June 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Avenue in Garden City, NY

Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio presents Vaughan Williams’ Eighth Symphony. Pianist Juan Carlos Fernández-Nieto returns to play Vaughan Williams’ rarely performed Piano Concerto on the Italian piano Fazioli at the Concert Hall of Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Long Island.

For tickets and information, call 516-877-4000 or visit http://aupac.adelphi.edu/.

Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Di Vittorio’s Temples

Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30pm

Cary Hall at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th Street in Manhattan

This concert celebrates the orchestra’s June recordings of two new Naxos Records albums, featuring the music of Ottorino Respighi and Music Director Salvatore Di Vittorio, who is the recipient of the Respighi family commission. The program highlights works from both recordings, featuring special guest Davide Alogna, who returns to play Respighi’s second Concerto for Violin “All’Antica”. Di Vittorio’s Palermo Overture, Venus and Adonis and the New York Premiere of his Symphony No. 3 “Temples of Sicily” will also be presented. This special evening will be videotaped before a live audience surrounding the orchestra and conclude with a post-concert reception with the artists present.

For tickets and information, visit https://chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/concert-season-respighis-ancient-airs-and-di-vittorios-temples/.

Season subscription information is available at https://chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/concert-season/.

All Chamber Orchestra of New York Carnegie Hall concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

Chamber Orchestra of New York is the city’s premier young professional’s orchestra. Founded to advance the careers of extraordinary artists, the orchestra presents works that bridge the classical and modern traditions. Internationally recognized for its championing of the Italian repertoire, the orchestra aims to cultivate a wider audience for the future of classical music. For more about them, visit http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/.

Born in Palermo, Italy, composer and conductor Salvatore Di Vittorio has been hailed “a lyrical musical spirit, respectful of the ancient Italian tradition, following in the footsteps of Ottorino Respighi” – Luigi Verdi, Philharmonic Academy of Bologna. He was first noticed when Italian chamber orchestras programmed his works alongside Respighi, and later gained considerable attention with his completion of the first Violin Concerto (in A) and other works of Respighi – a commission from the great nieces and archive curator. With La Villa d’Este a Tivoli in 2016, Di Vittorio reached a significant milestone when he became the first composer to dedicate a work to The Morgan Library & Museum, and the first Italian composer during his lifetime to be invited to donate an autograph manuscript to the museum’s world-renowned music archive. Much more about him at http://www.chamberorchestraofnewyork.org/music_director.html.

For photos, press inquiries or more about the Chamber Orchestra of New York and Salvatore Di Vittorio, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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August 7, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Parthenia Viol Consort Announces First 2018-2019 New York Season Concert Events in Manhattan

New York, NY – Parthenia, New York’s premiere viol consort, has announced the first dates for their 2018-2019 New York concert season.

Sunday, November 4 at 4pm – Corpus Christi Church, 529 W. 121 Street in Manhattan

Music with Her Silver Sound – Fantasias, motets and polychoral masterpieces from Italy and England with guests New World Recorders (Gwyn Roberts, Héloïse Degrugillier, Rainer Beckmann and Tricia van Oers).

All tickets $25, reserved seating available in advance. For more information, call 212-866-0468 or visit http://www.parthenia.org.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4pm – The Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th Street in Manhattan

Al Naharot Bavel (By the Waters of Babylon) – Jewish musicians at the courts of England and Italy – esteemed NYC ensembles ARTEK (Gwendolyn Toth, director) and Parthenia offer a glorious concert of music by Jewish composers of the Renaissance and early Baroque. Madrigals, motets, fantasies and dances by Salamone Rossi in Italy and members of the Lupo and Bassano musical dynasties in England.

All tickets $25, general admission ($15 for CJH members and Yeshiva University ID). For more information, call 212-866-0468 or visit http://www.parthenia.org.

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8pmCorpus Christi Church, 529 West 121 Street in Manhattan  

Come Life, Come Death, I Care Not – A Musical Tour of Jacobean London – Madrigalists Les Canards Chantants join Parthenia, and guest viol player Motomi Igarashi, for a presentation of Michael East’s Third Book of Madrigals of 1610. Anthems, madrigals, Neapolitans and pastorals for voices and viols, and a cycle of eight remarkable viol fantasias.

All tickets $25, reserved seating available in advance. For more information, call 212-866-0468 or visit http://www.parthenia.org.

Special Bonus Concert – Last season’s acclaimed performance with Ryland Angel has been selected by The National Gallery of Art for a concert in the Spring in Washington, D.C. We’re offering the New York audience the opportunity to hear this program again this season in NYC.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at 8pm – The Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan

Music in The Age of Tintoretto – Artist of Renaissance Venice – Vocalist Ryland Angel and Parthenia present sublime songs from Renaissance Italy, and Tomb Sonnets (2014) a new work for viol consort and countertenor by Martin Kennedy. The piece is a reflection on death and burial sites in poems by Keats, Longfellow and Petrarch.

All tickets are $25, reserved seating available in advance. For tickets, call the box office at 212-866-0468, or visit http://www.parthenia.org.

Parthenia is Beverly Au, Lawrence Lipnik, Rosamund Morley and Lisa Terry. This dynamic quartet of viols animates ancient and contemporary repertoires with a ravishing sound and a remarkable sense of ensemble. Parthenia is presented in concerts and festivals across America including Bargemusic, Music Before 1800, Maverick Concerts, The Rockport Chamber Music Festival, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Miller Theatre and the Yale Center for British Art, and in Europe at the Regensburg Tage Alter Musik. The ensemble produces its own concert series in NYC, collaborating regularly with the world’s foremost early music specialists including Piffaro, Julianne Baird, Paul O’Dette, Blue Heron and ARTEK. They actively commission and premiere works by today’s composers including Eleonor Sandresky, Richard Einhorn, Phil Kline, Frances White, Max Lifchitz, Will Ayton, Nicholas Patterson and Kristin Norderval. Parthenia records on the MSR Classics label. Visit them at http://www.parthenia.org.

Parthenia is represented by Shirley Hunt, Director of Booking and Artist Representation, GEMS Live! Their concert season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Parthenia is a sponsored organization of the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is a member of Early Music America and Chamber Music America.

Group photos are available online at http://parthenia.org/press/. For press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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August 8, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

The Canticum Novum Singers Announces 2018-2019 Season Performances

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, has announced New York dates for their 2018-2019 concert season. The choir will present concerts in New York City and Westchester. Programs will be:

Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 PMA Canticum Novum Christmas with Jim Adams, Organ and The Canticum Novum Youth Choir, Edie Rosenbaum, Director – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 68 Bedford Road in Katonah in Westchester.

Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 PM – A Canticum Novum Christmas with Jim Adams, Organ and The Canticum Novum Youth Choir, Edie Rosenbaum, Director – Advent Lutheran Church at 93rd St. and Broadway in Manhattan.

Both programs will include Nova Nova (Medieval Carol), arrangements of Lo How a Rose by Praetorius, Brahms, Distler, Rosenbaum and Sandström, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (selections), Britten’s Missa Brevis, White Christmas, Silver Bells, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! and more.

Tickets for the December 9 concert are $20, $10 for students and seniors 65 and over, available from https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/261191/a-canticum-novum-christmas. For more information, call 914-763-3453 or visit http://www.canticumnovum.org/season.html.

Tickets for the December 15 concert are $25, $20 for students and seniors 65 and over, available from https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/261186/a-canticum-novum-christmas.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM – A Baroque Banquet with The Canticum Novum Singers and Jim Adams, Organ – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 68 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM – A Baroque Banquet with The Canticum Novum Singers and Jim Adams, Organ – Advent Lutheran Church at 93rd St. and Broadway in Manhattan.

Selections will include works by Bach, Scarlatti, Rameau, Vivaldi, Purcell, Monteverdi. Telemann, Handel and many more.

Tickets for the April 28 concert are $20, $10 for students and seniors 65 and over, available at the door. For more information, call 914-763-3453 or visit https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/261201/a-baroque-banquet.

Tickets for the May 11 concert are $25, $20 for students and seniors 65 and over, available from https://cvi.yapsody.com/event/index/261196/a-baroque-banquet.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM – ChoralFest USA – Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan

Canticum Novum will again participate in the fifth annual ChoralFest USA – A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, which was created by its Artistic Director Harold Rosenbaum to present performances of choral works written by American and non-American composers, both past and present, in the spirit of Symphony Space’s “Wall to Wall” events. More about this day-long, free event at http://choralfestusa.org/.

Canticum Novum Singers concerts are ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

Called “an elite chorus” by the New York Times, The Canticum Novum Singers is now in its 46th season under the direction of its founder, Harold Rosenbaum. The choir has achieved both national and international recognition for its stylistic versatility, vocal blend, and expressive range. The ensemble has presented dozens of world, American, and New York premieres by composers ranging from Handel, J.C. Bach, Fauré, and Bruckner, to Harbison, Berio, Schnittke, Rorem, Schickele and George Benjamin. Visit them at http://www.canticumnovum.org.

The Canticum Novum Singers’ concerts are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. CNS concerts are also made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

For press inquiries, please contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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August 8, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble Announces First 2018-2019 Season New York Area Concerts

Northport, NY – The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble has announced the first concert dates for their 2018-19 New York area season. Each performance will feature varied repertoire for flute, harp and strings.

Saturday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. – Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY

Canta Libre plays celestial music evoking flying angels, twinkling stars, and all things eternal, under the state-of-the-art planetarium dome. The ensemble will be joined by special guest artists.

Tickets for this Fall Equinox Concert are $20 on-line; $25 at the door; and $15 for children 15 and younger.  For more information, call 631-854-5579 or visit https://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org/event/canta-libre-chamber-ensemble-to-perform-in-planetarium/

Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m. – Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery, NY

Repertoire will include works by Debussy, Faure, Jongen, Grandjany, and Vivaldi. This Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series Opening Concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 845-457-9867 or visit https://montgomerychambermusic.com/#about-us.

Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m. – Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street in New York, NY

A program celebrating the chamber music of composer Dana Richardson, including a new work by him for the ensemble. Tickets are $20/$30 after September 15, available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3508872.

For more information, call 212-645-2800 or visit http://www.tenri.org/.

Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.  – Northport Arts Coalition Do-Ing Music Concert Series at Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport, NY

This program will include works from the September and October concerts. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 631-261-6930 or visit http://www.nenpl.org/.

More season concert dates TBA.

Canta Libre was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of musical literature specifically written for flute, harp and strings. Other core members are Bradley Bosenbeck, violin, Veronica Salas, viola, Bernard Tamosaitis, cello and Karen Lindquist, harp. They have been acclaimed by audiences throughout the Northeast, with regular performances in Connecticut, Westchester and Long Island. They were featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference, and have appeared at Lincoln Center, on WNYC at The Green Space, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Barge Music, Concerts at One at Trinity Church in Manhattan, WLIW TV, National Public Radio of Long Island, and The Brooklyn Public Library. Trained at the finest conservatories, many of the members have performed and toured internationally with appearances at major festivals, including Aspen, Spoleto and Tanglewood. Their critically-acclaimed CD of music by Jean Francaix, Joseph Guy Ropartz, Jean Yves Daniel-Lesur and Maurice Ravel is available on the 4Tay label from http://www.jamesarts.com/4tay/4033-cantalibre-popup.html. Much more about them at http://www.cantalibre.org.

For photos and other press inquiries about Canta Libre, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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August 7, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

American Chamber Ensemble Announces Gala Annual Music Party and 2018-2019 Concert Season

Hempstead, NYThe critically-acclaimed American Chamber Ensemble, celebrating its 53rd Anniversary, has announced its Gala Annual Music Party and 2018-2019 concert season:

Sunday, September 16 at 3 PM – the American Chamber Ensemble will present its Annual Music Party concert and fundraiser on the 10th floor of Hofstra University’s Joan & Donald E Axinn Library, located at 123 Hofstra Blvd in Hempstead, New York.

Guest soprano Karen Lehman DiMartino will join ACE Director, pianist Marilyn Lehman, along with pianist and founding Director Blanche Abram, violinist Deborah Wong, violist Lois Martin and cellist Chris Finckel in a program of informal music making that will preview the upcoming 53rd season.

Admission to the Gala Annual Music Party concert is $25. Admission to the Party fundraiser is by contribution only. For category information, benefits and fundraiser reservations, please visit http://americanchamberensemble.com/ or call 631-242-5684 or 516-586-3433.

Sunday, November 4 at 3 PM – The Music Department of Hofstra University presents ACE at the University’s Monroe Lecture Center Theater on California Avenue, Hempstead

Debussy: 100 Years Later will recreate the ambience of the Impressionist period through music, period images including paintings and a special selection of French desserts at a post-concert reception.

Performers will include ACE members, pianist Marilyn Lehman, violinists Eriko Sato and Deborah Wong, violist Lois Martin and cellist Chris Finckel. Special guest artist will be clarinetist Stanley Drucker.

Tickets at Hofstra University Box Office – $20 general admission; $15 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. For ticket information, call 516-463-6644 or visit https://tkt.xosn.com/tickets/TicketLanding.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=22200&db_oem_id=22200.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3 PM – The Music Department of Hofstra University presents ACE at the University’s Monroe Lecture Center Theater on California Avenue, Hempstead

Celebrating Women Composers – From the 19th Century till Today – Celebrating the remarkable contributions of women to the art of composition, including a new work by renowned composer Joelle Wallach, along with works by Clara Schumann, Rebecca Clarke and others.

Performers will be ACE Director and pianist Marilyn Lehman, other core ensemble members and special guest, Hofstra ACE Award recipient Julianna Pierdomenico, clarinetist.

Tickets at Hofstra University Box Office – $20 general admission; $15 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. For ticket information, call 516-463-6644 or visit https://tkt.xosn.com/tickets/TicketLanding.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=22200&db_oem_id=22200.

Directed by Marilyn Lehman, ACE was founded in 1965 by pianist Blanche Abram and clarinetist Naomi Drucker. In residence at Hofstra University, the ensemble explores the great chamber music literature for piano, strings, woodwinds and voice and presents performances featuring world-class artists. ACE consists of the finest freelance musicians in the New York area and has been cited by critics for their superb presentations of chamber masterworks. Their latest CDs on Elysium are American Clarinet Treasures, featuring core members of ACE performing works by George Kleinsinger, Virgil Thomson, Daniel Gregory Mason, Elliott Carter, Douglas Moore and Gary Schocker, with guest artist Stanley Drucker and The American Chamber Ensemble Plays Peter Schickele, which features five of this modern master’s most important chamber works.

For the latest American Chamber Ensemble concert listings, updates and information, log on to  http://americanchamberensemble.com/. Follow ACE on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Chamber-Ensemble/150032171984.

For more information about the American Chamber Ensemble, call Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or email them at jamesarts@att.net.

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