Hailed as 'the reincarnation of Victor Borge', the enthralling one-man act Dr. Igor Lipinski is blending magic & card tricks into piano playing, performing at a historic apartment building on Fifth Avenue. Program will be paired with Polish desserts prepared by Osmanthus NYC, all under the backdrop of the MET Museum. And yes, there will be Chopin.
Jazz duo concert + panel discussion Q&A
To dust off some lesser-known treasures of the Tin Pan Alley era, RACHAEL PRICE of Lake Street Dive and VILRAY graced us at our second season opener with their voices of gold and vintage gears from 1930's, to ring in the new year with a handful of classic tunes as well as new works that would be at home in the same pantheon, which took place few floors above where George Gershwin used to live!
featuring Food Pairing reception prepared by Robin Ferriere
Jazz trio soirée + dessert pairing by Sweet Buttons Desserts
Emerging jazz star DAVIS WHITFIELD was joined by brother Mark Whitfield Jr, with acclaimed bassist Matt Dwonszyk as the Maniacs of The Fourth Dimensions. The group presented sets of originals and covers tunes, with the guest appearance of New York jazz guitar legend Mark Whitfield, father of the Whitfield brothers.
In early celebration of Mother's Day, pianist JUNKO ICHIKAWA and colleagues presented Johannes Brahms' Horn Trio, written when he was thirty-two in commemoration of his mother, along with other compositions honoring motherhood, including Junko's teacher Seymour Bernstein's, and works by international composers.
Trio concert featuring works by German composers with German pastries paring presentation by Osmanthus
A showcase of instrumental and vocal works by Richard Strauss & other German Greats from the Romantic era featuring pianist JOSEPH YUNGEN, soprano ELIZABETH SMITH, and violinist CHEHO LAM, taking place right across from the Metropolitan Museum on Fifth Avenue, with food pairing and deutschen Pasteten prepared by ROBIN FERRIERE.
Flute & Harp Duo Recital with artwork slideshow presentation
Through the literary work of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, flutist CATHERINE GREGORY and harpist MÉLANIE GENIN presented a musical program intertwined with the sea, where "meditation and water are wedded together" (Melville), taking place right across from Carnegie Hall.
Cello recital infused with poetry readings as interludes by writer Michele Herman herself, and from Animalinside by László Krasznahorkai.
COLIN STOKES is a New York based cellist performing and recording extensively in the United States and Europe. His wide ranging interests have led to collaborations with artists from many genres, including Yo-Yo Ma, Rodney Crowell, Olafur Arnalds and Max Richter.
Half magic show-half piano recital
Described as the “next Victor Borge“ , Eastman School of Music graduate IGOR LIPINSKI is a one-of-a-kind concert pianist who enchants audiences with his unique musical talent and sleight-of-hand artistry. As the winner of the WQXR Classical Comedy Contest at Caroline’s on Broadway, Lipinski performs his innovative program of music & magic in recital halls and with the symphony orchestras throughout the United States.
Piano recital with guest speaker Seymour Bernstein
Steinway artist SANDRO RUSSO receives accolades for his sparkling virtuosity and his playing has often been referred to as 'a throwback to the grand tradition of elegant pianism'. Winner of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition, Mr. Russo has performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris and Teatro Politeama in Palermo, the Rachmaninoff Society, the Husum Festival of Piano Rarities in Germany and the Chetham's International Piano Festival in Manchester.
Violin & Piano Duo recital with excerpt screening from 'Seymour: an introduction'
Winner of Ann Fehn pianist's First Prize in the 14th Annual Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition and 88th Annual Schubert Club Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota, JOSEPH YUNGEN is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, where he studies with Jonathan Feldman. He holds Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance & Literature and Accompanying & Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Jean Barr and Douglas Humpherys.