Violin & Bass duo musicale + Artists Q&A
Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Grant Award and former bassist for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the eclectic duo Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber is bringing two baby sets of genre-bending bluegrass, jazz, classical, and original works to an intimate musicale on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.
Tessa will be performing on her 1683 ex-Gingold Stradivarius violin, on loan from the Josef Gingold Fund for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
Brazilian folk jazz piano improvisation on Hebrew literature
Recently appointed as a faculty member at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Jewish-Brazillian jazz pianist Henrique Eisenmann is performing his own compositions inspired by both of his roots - Brazilian folk music paired with Hebrew text, taking place right by Central Park, few floors above where George Gershwin used to live.
Polish themed piano recital with infused card tricks performance + Polish dessert pairing
Hailed as 'the reincarnation of Victor Borge', the enthralling one-man act pianist & magician 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 + artists panel Q&A
To dust off some lesser-known treasures of the Tin Pan Alley era, 'American treasure' Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive and duo partner 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-Piano duo recital infused with poetry readings as interludes, readings by seasoned writer Michele Herman, 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“, magician & pianist Igor Lipinsk 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 and among many other international awards, Sandro is joined by his mentor Seymour Bernstein for a night of intimate musical salon.
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 is joined by Artistic Director-violinist CheHo Lam for an all-French duo program.