Calendar of Music Events
**REGRETTABLY, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED**
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 7:30pm
Mozart's Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285, is at the center of a program that features chamber music by 18th-century composers. Works by Giuseppe Cambini, Joseph Boulogne, and Luigi Boccherini demonstrate varying musical styles in Italy, Vienna, Paris, and Madrid, are performed by Les Délices, one of the country's leading period instrument ensembles, appearing for the first time with Friends of Mozart.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 3:00pm
is familiar with the story of Cinderella, immortalized by the French
author Charles Perrault. Yet this is not quite the story of the Rossini
version of Cinderella. There are the wicked stepsisters, there is a
wicked Stepfather and, instead of a fairy godmother, Rossini gives us a
mysterious man who seems to have magical powers. The voices sparkle,
flow forth, and mingle in arias and ensembles punctuated with clever puns
and witticisms: this is Rossini’s musical comedy at its finest, which he
wrote when he was only 24 in just three weeks. There is certainly some
magic in that! Sung in Italian.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 7:00pm
The Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School invites you all to show your appreciation and embrace the musical talents of our incredible faculty at a Valentine’s Day recital entitled “Through The Eyes of Love”! The program will feature music from an array of genres exploring classical, jazz, rock, musical theatre, and more!
The program is FREE and open to the public! Donations are welcome and accepted.
Learn more about FMDG Music School and their faculty on their website: www.FMDGMusicSchool.org
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 3:00pm
The New York Virtuoso Singers conducted by Harold Rosenbaum present American Invention, featuring vibrant American choral music from the 18th century to today. The concert will comprise a wide range of American works including world premieres by Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Davis, Peter Zummo, Elena Ruehr, and William McClelland; New York premieres by Pulitzer Prize winner Tania León and David Patterson; music by other outstanding American composers, including Florence Price, Annea Lockwood, Jessie Montgomery, Mari Esabel Valverde, Nancy Wertsch, and Edie Hill, and 18th, 19th and 20th century choral works by William Billings, Lowell Mason, Charles Ives, Milton Babbitt, plus an arrangement by William Appling.
The program embraces the inventive and adventurous spirit that has been part of American music's DNA since William Billings, the country's first great native-born composer, published his first collection, "The New-England Psalm-Singer," in 1770. This spirit infused the pioneering work of Charles Ives, one of the towering figures of 20th century music, the innovations in electronic and serial music by Milton Babbitt, and the musical explorations by many of the contemporary composers on this program. At the same time, the works do not sacrifice feeling and beauty for mere originality, and there are many moving, joyful and uplifting compositions that will be performed.
Tickets are $20 (students: $10) and may be purchased at the door, or at this link.
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 8:00pm
North/South Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Max Lifchitz
introduces to NY recent works by composers from China, Europe and the
Americas. Featured will be music by Munir Beken, Richard Heller, Sheli
Nan, Alexandro Rodriguez, and Xuesi Xu.
The concert is free and open to the public, with donations being welcome.
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 7:30pm
the Orchestra presents cellist Suren Bagratuni, silver medalist of the
prestigious Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition (1986) and
professor at Michigan State University. In this concert conducted by
Karén Hakobyan, the program features Mozart’s Divertimento in D major,
K. 136 and Grieg's Holberg Suite "Suite in olden style" in the first
half. Following intermission, Schnittke mirrors Grieg in his Suite in
old style for cello, string orchestra and harpsichord. The concert
concludes with Haydn’s - Cello Concerto No 1 in C major.
Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 2:30pm
Associated Music Teachers League presents Mid-Season Musicales, a
wonderful annual event featuring talented music students. This
non-competitive event is open to all instruments and voices.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 each.