Unison Media's acclaimed concert series The Crypt Sessions (in the Crypt under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem, NY) will kick off its fourth season on February 5, 2019, with a performance of Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, performed by a luxury-cast ensemble of Stefan Jackiw (violin), Jay Campbell (cello), Yoonah Kim (clarinet), and Orion Weiss (piano).
Tickets for the performance will go on sale January 3, 2019, alongside an exciting announcement about The Crypt Sessions, and Unison's other series, The Angel's Share (which takes place in the Catacombs of The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY).
For more information, visit www.deathofclassical.com
--Andrew Ousley, Unison Media
A Baroque New Year's Eve
A Baroque New Year's Eve at the Opera
December 31 2018, featuring soprano Mary Wilson and countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen.
American Bach Soloists • Jeffrey Thomas conductor.
One performance only: Monday December 31 2018 4:00 p.m., Herbst Theater, San Francisco, CA.
This special event, presented in San Francisco's beautiful Herbst Theatre--a cornerstone and jewel among the city's most prestigious venues--will feature one of the opera world's exciting new vocal talents, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen. The 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Young Artists Award Winner, former Merola Opera Program participant, 2018 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, and ABS Academy alumnus has been capturing the hearts of opera lovers around the world. Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen will be featured in arias by Handel and Gluck.
The New York Times wrote that the young breakout artist "possesses a remarkable gift for intimate communication in a vast hall, combined with a voice of velvety gentleness--surprisingly penetrating given the tenderness of its texture — and a taste for adventure.… Expressive yet dignified, his phrasing confident and his ornamentation stylishly discreet, he brought tears to my eyes."
Joined by the incomparable soprano Mary Wilson, and along with a delightful program of instrumental music from opera and concert, this early night on the town will joyfully ring in the New Year in elegant style.
Concert length: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Tickets for this event are available only through CITY BOX OFFICE
Charge-By-Phone / Information: (415) 392-4400
In Person at City Box Office, 180 Redwood Street, San Francisco.
Order Online: americanbach.org/NYE
--American Bach Soloists
Happy New Year from Experiential Orchestra
Dear Friends of EXO,
We want to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a joyous New Year!
This has been another great year for the orchestra, with performances at Lincoln Center, the Bohemian National Hall, and in Washington, D.C. at the Phillips Collection and American University. We have also completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, with your help, to help fund our world-premiere commercial recording of Dame Ethel Smyth's The Prison, scheduled for 2019.
We can't do any of this without your help. If you have been waiting to donate until the end of the year, it is now officially the end of the year! Please help support our future programming by clicking donate, or by writing a check as below. All donations are fully tax-deductible.
To donate on-line, visit https://www.paypal.com/us/home
To donate by check, make payable to:
c/o James E. Moskin, Treasurer
205 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128
With thanks for your role in making all of this happen–with EXO, you are truly inside the orchestra, and you are all an essential part of what we do.
For more information, visit www.experientialorchestra.com
--James and the EXO team
New Year Wishes and Musical Magic in 2019 from PBO
With unforgetable performances of Mozart, Vivaldi, and Bach now behind us, we enter 2019 anticipating more incredible music with violinist Rachel Barton Pine in Feburary, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in March, and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen in Handel's Saul in April. We couldn't do it without you--our friends and supporters!
From the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale's family to yours, we wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to sharing more music together in 2019.
For more information, visit https://philharmonia.org
--Your friends at PBO