On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 7pm, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra returns to Naumburg Orchestral Concerts for the series' 114th season, this year held in Temple Emanu-El due to repairs on the iconic Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.
The free program, titled "Pasión – A Concert Of Spanish/South American Music," features bandoneon virtuoso JP Jofre in his own composition Tangodromo 1 for bandoneon and strings (2016) and Piazzolla's Adiós Nonino for bandoneon and strings. Orpheus recorded Jofre's Double Concerto for Violin and Bandoneon with Jofre and violinist Michael Guttman for a 2018 release on the Progressive Sounds Label.
The program also includes Turina's La Oración del torero, Op. 34; Rodrigo's Zarabanda lejana y villancico; Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasilieras No. 9; Gabriela Lena Frank's "Chasqui and Coqueteos" from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout; and Ponce's Estampas Nocturnas.
Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Presents Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 7pm (Doors Open at 6:15pm)
Temple Emanu-El | Fifth Avenue and 65th Street | NYC
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
JP Jofre, bandoneon
RSVP link: https://emanuelskirballnyc.ticketleap.com/naumburg-orchestral-concert-orpheus-chamber/dates/Aug-06-2019_at_0700PM
Tickets: These FREE events ALL require tickets, available online or by registering with a form at the door. Allow extra time for tickets and for a security check when arriving for the concerts.
For more information about Orpheus, call 212.896.1700 or visit www.OrpheusNYC.org.
--Katy Salomon, Morahan Arts and Media
We Can't Do It Without Your Help
On average, Young People's Chorus of NYC choristers spend 7-9 years participating in the Young People's Chorus. Your support will allow our choristers to continue making
memories that will last a lifetime.
We are just six days away from the end of our text-to-donate campaign. Please help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 to support YPC's Scholarship Fund! All gifts made between now and June 30th will be doubled by a matching grant!
Join our Text-to-Donate campaign by texting the code "YPC19" to 443-21 or donate here:
"Singing with YPC meant building and sharing values that I hope to bring with me forever...." --YPC Graduate 2019
--Young People's Chorus of New York City
Opera Rara Announces Change of Artistic Directorship
Opera Rara, are delighted to announce the appointment of Carlo Rizzi as Opera Rara's Artistic Director to succeed Sir Mark Elder who will be stepping down in September 2019.
Speaking about his work with Opera Rara since 2012, Sir Mark Elder said: "My years as Artistic Director of Opera Rara have been enormously rewarding and I have now decided that it is time to hand on the baton. Bringing so many unknown operas to life has been challenging, but there is certainly an appetite for discovery among artists as much as the public. Opera Rara has an important role to play in that discovery, and I am so happy that my distinguished colleague, Carlo Rizzi, will continue the work of this remarkable organisation."
Commenting on his new role at Opera Rara, Carlo Rizzi said: "Opera is my passion and I strongly believe in its future. Just as it is important to present known masterpieces afresh and to commission new works, I believe that finding and bringing back to life the hidden jewels of this endlessly enriching art form is equally vital to excite modern audiences. Throughout my career I have conducted many "opera(s) rara(s)" and the journey that I am starting here with this unique organisation will allow me to go even further in exploring many strands of less known repertoire. I am looking forward to it!"
--Martina Furlan, Macbeth Media Relations
Summer at Strathmore
School's out, summer's here, and it's time to unwind, relax, and enjoy spending more time with the family. Finding fun activities to suit all budgets and tastes can be challenging, but whether you're looking for a fun date night, time with friends and family, or children-oriented programs, Strathmore has a host of fun and enriching events to keep the whole family entertained over the coming months.
Enter the magical world of David Dimitri and his L'homme Cirque—or one-man circus—in the intimate setting of a one-of-a-kind tent. He'll keep you on the edge of your seat as he balances dramatic feats like high wire flips and a human cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion. Gasp as you watch him exit the tent on his high wire 150 feet above the ground against the backdrop of Strathmore's new Bernard Family Foundation Pavilion in Bethesda, Maryland.
Continuing its long tradition of bringing the community together, Strathmore's Live from the Lawn free concert series returns.
For information about each event, please visit:
L'homme Cirque: https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/l-homme-cirque
Backyard Theater For Kids: https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/backyard-theater-for-children
Live From The Lawn: https://www.strathmore.org/livefromthelawn
--Amy Killion, Bucklesweet
Great Classics, Italian Charms, and Romanticism Mark the Festival de Lanaudière
To kick off its 42nd season, the Festival de Lanaudière will receive the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) and the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
The opening concert will be presented by the OSM on Friday, July 5, under the renowned French conductor Alain Altinoglu, back after his highly successful Montreal debut last fall. On the programme are works inspired by the great classics of literature: Felix Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard Wagner's Prelude and Death of Isolde, and Till Eulenspiegel by Richard Strauss. The extraordinary pianist Francesco Piemontesi joins the orchestra for his first concert in the province of Quebec, performing Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1.
For complete details, visit http://www2.lanaudiere.org/en/
SF Girls Chorus Announces European Summer Tour Appearances
Artistic Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe and the San Francisco Girls Chorus (SFGC) announce details of their European summer tour, which will include six performances at festivals and venues across England and France over a ten-day period, July 18–29.
The tour opens in London with a performance at Cafe OTO (July 20), the renowned free jazz, experimental, and free improvisation venue. SFGC will present the European premiere of excerpts from its recent commission from English composer/avant-rocker Fred Frith, Rags of Time, just three weeks after the venue fêtes the composer in a three-day 70th birthday celebration. Following this, SFGC will be presented at Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge by the prestigious Cambridge Summer Music Festival (July 21), the ensemble's first return to the festival since its 1985 debut.
The ensemble will then make two more concert appearances in England including St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle (July 23) and London's St. Marylebone Festival (July 24), before heading to France for the final leg of its tour. In Paris, SFGC will be presented in two performances, at Église Saint-Sulpice (July 27), which replaces a performance originally scheduled on July 26 at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and at L'Église de la Madeleine as part of the Les Dimanches Musicaux Series (July 28).
For complete details, visit http://www.sfgirlschorus.org.
--Brenden Guy PR
International Contemporary Ensemble Returns to Lincoln Center's "Mostly Mozart"
The pioneering International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) returns to Lincoln Center's 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival for its twelfth consecutive season with three unique programs: Fure and Thorvaldsdottir on July 25, Inside Voice on August 3, and IFCA Composer Portraits on August 5. Having performed annually at the Mostly Mozart Festival since 2008, ICE was named Artist-in-Residence for the festival in 2011.
On Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:30pm in Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium, the International Contemporary Ensemble performs a concert celebrating the sound worlds of pioneering composers Ashley Fure, Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir. Works to be performed include Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Sequences (2016) and Illumine (2016), Ashley Fure's Something to Hunt (2014), and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir's Esoteric Mass (2014).
The International Contemporary Ensemble performs the music of Anahita Abbasi, Aida Shirazi, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh from the Iranian Female Composers Association (IFCA) at Bruno Walter Auditorium on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 7:00pm.
For more information, visit http://www.lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart-festival
--Katy Salomon, Morahan Arts and Media
JACK Quartet Announced as One of Kaufman Music Center's 2019-20 Artists-in-Residence
Kaufman Music Center recently announced that the JACK Quartet, a 2019 Avery Fisher Career Grant winner hailed as the "nation's most important quartet" (New York Times) and "superheroes of the new music world" (Boston Globe), will take part in their new Artist-in-Residence program that embeds acclaimed, multi-faceted artists who are transforming the music world within a broad range of KMC programs spanning the concert stage and the classroom.
The JACK joins Nathalie Joachim, flutist, composer, multi-genre performance artist and member of the urban art pop duo Flutronix and the multiple Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird; and Rob Kapilow, NPR and PBS music commentator, conductor, composer, author and host of the concert series What Makes It Great?
For complete information, visit http://jackquartet.com/
--Andrew Ousley, Unison Media