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Inwood Art Works: EUROPEAN MASTERS

Inwood Art Works presents

EUROPEAN MASTERS
Featuring the Inwood Chamber Players

Sunday, June 2, 2024 – 2:00pm
Good Shepherd Auditorium – 620 Isham Street
Minimum Suggested Donation of $20 Adults, $5 Children. Pay online or at the door.

A classical program featuring arrangements by Gilbert Dejean.

Johannes Brahms, Franz Doppler, Maurice Ravel, Ottorino Respighi, Giacomo Puccini, Serge Prokofiev, Almilcare Ponchielli, Antonin Dvorak

Bring your family and meet your friends to enjoy an afternoon community concert of classical music performed by the Inwood Chamber Players. All are welcome!

Reception with light snacks and beverages following the performance.

All proceeds benefit Good Shepherd School

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Concert: Orchestrating Dreams Sinfonietta

Thursday May 30th, 2023 at 7pm

Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, 2nd Floor

530 West 166th St, New York, NY 10032

Program

  • Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber
  • Serenade for Strings, Antonín Dvořák
  • Camerata en Guaguancó, Guido Lopez-Gavilán

This program runs approximately 1 hour and will be performed without an intermission.

El concierto dura aproximadamente 1 hora sin intermedio. Español a continuación.

About the Sinfonietta

The Orchestrating Dreams Sinfonietta is a community chamber orchestra that combines Orchestrating Dreams’ top students with college students majoring in music and professional musicians . Established in 2023, the Sinfonietta offers a unique mentorship opportunity for advanced music students and early professionals who have been historically underrepresented in the professional field of classical music. As a community chamber orchestra, the mission of the Sinfonietta is to cultivate a music community that provides a pathway from “student” to “professional” in a profession that has so many invisible barriers for black and brown young people. Led by Music Director Andrea Profili and Guest Concertmaster Eric Wyrick (Concertmaster of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra). The Orchestrating Dreams Sinfonietta is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Artists

Andrea Profili, Music Director

Panamanian conductor Andrea Profili is music director of American Youth Orchestra, in New York City. Since 2016 she has served as executive director of Orchestrating Dreams and is a founding board member of The Bach Store.

Profili has conducted The Music Educators Workshop String Ensemble at Carnegie Hall and served as a panelist at the LA Philharmonic: Take a Stand Symposium. She has collaborated with Fundación Musical Simón Bolivar (El Sistema Venezuela) to prepare the first binational youth orchestra of Venezuela and the United States. From 2008-2011 Andrea served as conducting assistant at the Spartanburg Philharmonic in South Carolina.

Andrea Profili is a Sistema Fellow graduate of The New England Conservatory, and has a B.M in violin performance and a M.M Ed. from Converse College. She studied with Sarah Ioannides at Curtis Institute of Music SummerFest and with Mark Shapiro in the Juilliard Extension Division.

José Iglesias-Carnot, Assistant Conductor

Maestro José Iglesias is a founding member of Orchestrating Dreams and serves as conductor of the American Youth Orchestra as well as professor of violin.

A cuban native, Maestro Iglesias embarked on his musical journey under the mentorship of professors Jose Radosvek and Carmelo Alvarez de La Rosa. Continuing his studies with Emil Chalbasch, he honed his skills at the Cuban National Arts Center under the guidance of Mijail Pitulko. Additionally, he pursued orchestral conducting with Maestro Jorge Luis Betancourt, a disciple of the renowned director and professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Ilyas A. Musin. Iglesias traveled to Saint Petersburg twice for further violin pedagogy training from mentor Mijail Pitulko

For twenty years, Maestro Iglesias served as concertmaster of both the Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra in his hometown and served as Conductor and First Violinist of the Union Quartet, contributing to various recordings for National Radio and National Television in Cuba. The quartet performed in numerous music festivals across the Republic of Cuba and internationally, earning significant acclaim at the 1994 Chamber Music Festival in Colonia Tovar, Venezuela.

Between 1999 and 2005, Maestro Iglesias conducted over two hundred concerts, leading the San Pedro Sula Chamber Orchestra, the Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the San Pedro Sula Symphony Orchestra in Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and as a special guest at the contemporary music festival in El Salvador on five occasions.

Eric Wyrick, Guest Concertmaster

Violinist Eric Wyrick is Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony and has been an Orpheus Chamber Orchestra member and frequent leader since 1988.

Born in New York City, Wyrick started playing the violin at 4 years old. He attended The Juilliard Pre-College Division and later The Juilliard School, studying with Dorothy DeLay. His varied orchestral career began with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic at the age of 14. He has been Concertmaster of the American Symphony, Eos and L’opera Francais de New York, as well as the Christmas String Seminar under the direction of Alexander Schneider.

An active chamber musician, Wyrick can be heard frequently with the New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players and is a founding performer at the Bard Music Festival. He has recorded for Bridge Records, Vanguard and, with Orpheus, Deutsche Grammophon. He is the soloist on a recording of Kubian’s 3-2-1 Concerto for Acoustic and Electric Violin with the Orquesta Sinfónica of Michoacan, available online.

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Sobre la Sinfonietta

Orchestrating Dreams Sinfonietta es una orquesta de cámara comunitaria que combina a los mejores estudiantes de Orchestrating Dreams con estudiantes universitarios con especialización en música y músicos profesionales. Establecida en 2023, la Sinfonietta ofrece una oportunidad única de tutoría para estudiantes de música avanzados y profesionales noveles que históricamente han estado subrepresentados en el campo profesional de la música clásica. Como orquesta de cámara comunitaria, la misión de la Sinfonietta es cultivar una comunidad musical que proporcione un camino de “estudiante” a “profesional” en una profesión que tiene tantas barreras invisibles para los jóvenes negros y morenos. Dirigido por la directora musical Andrea Profili y el concertino invitado Eric Wyrick (concertino de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Nueva Jersey). La Orchestrating Dreams Sinfonietta cuenta con el apoyo del Fondo Nacional de las Artes.

Acerca de los artistas

Andrea Profili, directora musical

La directora panameña Andrea Profili es directora musical de la American Youth Orchestra, en la ciudad de Nueva York. Desde 2016 se desempeña como directora ejecutiva de Orchestrating Dreams y es miembra fundadora de la junta directiva de The Bach Store.

Profili ha dirigido el conjunto de cuerdas The Music Educators Workshop en el Carnegie Hall y ha sido panelista en la Filarmónica de Los Ángeles: Simposio Take a Stand. Ha colaborado con la Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar (El Sistema Venezuela) para preparar la primera orquesta juvenil binacional de Venezuela y Estados Unidos. De 2008 a 2011, Andrea se desempeñó como asistente de dirección en la Filarmónica de Spartanburg en Carolina del Sur.

Andrea Profili se graduó en el Conservatorio de Nueva Inglaterra como parte del Sistema Fellows, y tiene una licenciatura de música en violín y una maestría en educación musical de Converse University. Estudió con Sarah Ioannides en el Curtis Institute of Music SummerFest y con Mark Shapiro en la Juilliard Extension Division.

José Iglesias-Carnot, Director Asistente

El maestro José Iglesias es miembro fundador de Orchestrating Dreams y se desempeña como director de la American Youth Orchestra y profesor de violín. Originario de Cuba, el Maestro Iglesias se embarcó en su viaje musical bajo la tutoría de los profesores José Radosvek y Carmelo Álvarez de La Rosa. Continuando sus estudios con Emil Chalbasch, perfeccionó sus habilidades en el Centro Nacional de las Artes de Cuba bajo la dirección de Mijail Pitulko. Además, estudió dirección de orquesta con el maestro Jorge Luis Betancourt, discípulo del reconocido director y profesor del Conservatorio de San Petersburgo, Ilyas A. Musin. Iglesias viajó dos veces a San Petersburgo para ampliar su formación en pedagogía del violín con su mentor Mijail Pitulko

Durante veinte años, el Maestro Iglesias se desempeñó como concertino tanto de la Orquesta Sinfónica como de la Orquesta de Cámara de su ciudad natal y se desempeñó como Director y Primer Violinista del Cuarteto Unión, contribuyendo en diversas grabaciones para la Radio Nacional y la Televisión Nacional de Cuba. El cuarteto actuó en numerosos festivales de música en la República de Cuba e internacionalmente, obteniendo importantes elogios en el Festival de Música de Cámara de 1994 en la Colonia Tovar, Venezuela.

Entre 1999 y 2005, el Maestro Iglesias dirigió más de doscientos conciertos, dirigiendo la Orquesta de Cámara de San Pedro Sula, la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil y la Orquesta Sinfónica de San Pedro Sula en Honduras, Guatemala, México, Nicaragua y como invitado especial en el Festival de Música Contemporánea en cinco ocasiones.

Eric Wyrick, concertino invitado

El violinista Eric Wyrick es concertino de la Sinfónica de Nueva Jersey y ha sido miembro y líder frecuente de la Orquesta de Cámara Orpheus desde 1988.

Nacido en la ciudad de Nueva York, Wyrick comenzó a tocar el violín a los 4 años. Asistió a la Juilliard Pre-College Division y más tarde a la Juilliard School, estudiando con Dorothy DeLay. Su variada carrera orquestal comenzó con la Filarmónica del Valle del Hudson a los 14 años. Ha sido Concertino de la American Symphony, Eos y L’opera Francais de New York, así como del Christmas String Seminar bajo la dirección de Alexander Schneider.

Wyrick, un músico de cámara activo, se le puede escuchar con frecuencia con los New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players y es uno de los intérpretes fundadores del Bard Music Festival. Ha grabado para Bridge Records, Vanguard y, con Orpheus, Deutsche Grammophon. Es solista en una grabación del Concierto para violín acústico y eléctrico 3-2-1 de Kubian con la Orquesta Sinfónica de Michoacán, disponible en línea.

HVG: Harmony 3 Reed Trio

PAG Concerts

Join us in the HVG Lounge on Sunday, March 24 at 5 pm, Harmony 3 Reed Trio (Katelyn Simone, oboe; Ella Avni-Levi, clarinet; Melissa Kritzer, bassoon) performs French music that came into prominence in Paris in the 1920s … right around the same time that Hudson View Gardens was built. Includes music by Jacques Ibert, Joseph Canteloube and more.

Admission: $15 (suggested donation), $12 (seniors/children), children under 8 free.

MOSA – Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Art of Song

Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Art of Song

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  • Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church 178 Bennett Avenue New York, NY,  10040 United States (map)

Ariadne Greif is one of today’s most powerful communicators of the song literature. Traversing opera to recital forms, she is sought after for her interpretations of traditional repertoire to world-premieres by today’s compositional luminaries, via her “luminous, expressive voice (New York Times).” We can’t wait to hear this voice soar in the beautiful acoustics of Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church for this special event! Harpist Bridget Kibbey has toured and recorded with vocal luminaries Dawn Upshaw, Kathleen Battle, to Nick Phan and Iranian Chanteuse Mahsa Vahdat. According to the New York Times, “Kibbey was a marvel once more, her dramatic sweeps and robust lines repeatedly cause for shivers… “

Ariadne Greif, soprano
Bridget Kibbey, harp

House of Time: A Poisonous Affair

A POISONOUS AFFAIR
Confessions of a Royal Mistress
starring Brooke Bloom

“Delicate, white-knuckled composure” – New York Times

March 22nd, 2024
at 7:30pm
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
128 Pinehurst Ave
New York, NY 10033

March 23rd, 2024 at 7:30pm
The Rockefeller Lounge at Riverside Church
91 Claremont Ave. 9th Fl.
New York, NY 10027

Louis XIV’s favorite mistress has something very important to tell us. Madame de Montespan bares her soul in a new theatrical production, bringing glamour, gossip, and palace intrigue into her gripping tale. Is she a murderous villain or an innocent victim of public frenzy? Only you can be the judge, as actress Brooke Bloom stars in a never before seen one-woman play co-written with Gonzalo X. Ruiz and based on Montespan’s published memoirs, offering intimate glimpses of Versailles under Louis XIV’s reign and set to the magical music of Marin Marais. 

Ms. Bloom has an accomplished career in film, television and theatre with memorable turns on FX’s “Atlanta,” “Kindred,” Amazon’s series “Homecoming” and “Alpha House”, and regular stints on HBO’s “Gypsy.” Brooke can be seen in the critically acclaimed Jeremy Hersh indie The Surrogate (SXSW), Eric Steel’s Minyan which premiered at Berlin Film Festival, Anja Marquardt’s She’s Lost Control (two Indie Spirit Award nominations), and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story.