NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 13-20, 2009

           Cecile Gray Bazelon:  BETWEEN THE SPACES (1995)                   



   New York Chamber Music Festival

                           presents    



   JACOPO TADDEI
         saxophone
  

photo: Pablo Massa


    LUIGI NICOLARDI
              piano

                 


    Absolute Winners      of the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber
 Music Competition in
 Verona/Mantova, Italy


                April 22, 2018, at 7:00 pm

                St. Stephen’s Church

              120 West 69th St., New York City

                (  New York Recital Debut )      


          

 Takashi Yoshimatsu --Fuzzy Bird Sonata for alto saxophone and piano 

Roberto Molinelli -- Pictures from New York for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano 

 Piet Swerts -- Klonos for alto saxophone and piano 

Alessandro Solbiati -- Elan for soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone and piano (composed in 2018 and dedicated to Duo Taddei - Nicolardi)  WORLD PREMIERE

 Michael Nyman -- Shaping the Curve for soprano saxophone and piano 

 Paul Creston -- Sonata Op. 19 for alto saxophone and piano

 Graham Fitkin -- Gate for soprano saxophone and piano




        FREE ADMISSION


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  Celebrating the 100 Anniversary of Estonia,

   New York Chamber Music Festival

                     presents two concerts




      of the acclaimed Estonian artists

 Sten Heinoja (piano)

                                 Theodor Sink (cello)
                

            February 23, 2018, at 7:30 pm

                St. Stephen’s Church

              120 West 69th St., New York City

                (New York Recital Debut)                          


                               and



             February 24, 2018, at 5:00 pm

          Philadelphia Ethical Society

          1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

             (Philadelphia Recital Debut)

     presented with the kind collaboration of EESTI Concert,                      and the Estonian Consulate in New York City.

                   Music by  Beethoven and Heino Eller.

        FREE ADMISSION
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         January  17, 2018, 8:00 pm
          St. Stephen's Church
  
           120 W. 69th St.  New York City



 ELMIRA DARVAROVA
violin

 VASSILY LOBANOV
piano
               


     Brahms, Franck, 

     Clara Schumann




        FREE ADMISSION

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     June 2017

 ELMIRA DARVAROVA &                  ZHEN CHEN

  U.S. & Canada TOUR                       with
    THE COMPLETE      BRAHMS SONATAS     for Violin & Piano

   June 26 - Seattle Town Hall
June 27 - Portland (Old Church)
 June 30 - Sidney, BC, Canada

presented by New York Chamber Music Festival 

                 



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       April 30, 2017

  FRANCO  ALFANO
 Transcending Turandot
               

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       February 28, 2017

      

    CHRISTOPH CROISÉ, cello 


OXANA SHEVCHENKO, piano




                        WINNERS of the 2016

                       

 SALIERI-ZINETTI

International Chamber Music Competition in Italy



           New York Recital Debut



In the program: Brahms, Tchaikovsky,Rachmaninoff                     
                                         




photo: Elmira Darvarova


        FREE ADMISSION

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      BRAHMS - SONATAS
         for Violin & Piano


                      with

   
 Elmira Darvarova, violin
          Zhen Chen, piano



 December 16, New York City
   December 18, Jersey City

                       



               





   

         FREE ADMISSION



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Chamber Music Festival Fills a Void

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI

In recent years, the New York Chamber Music Festival has stepped up with innovative programs at Symphony Space featuring both established and emerging artists. This year’s festival offers some intriguing programs. The Russian-born, Juilliard-trained pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, who has been adopting rock star trappings of late, offers a typically unusual program, including his own transcriptions of scenes from Strauss’s “Capriccio,” Massenet’s “Manon” and other operas. Soprano Carole Farley appears with the flutist Patricia Spencer, the Delphinium Trio and the New York Piano Quartet in “Prokofiev & Friends,” with works by Prokofiev’s colleagues Stravinsky, Gershwin and Vernon Duke. There is a free program of works by “Very Young Composers,” as the concert is billed. The violinist Elmira Darvarova joins the acclaimed French pianist Pascal Roge for some French sonatas. (Broadway and 95th Street, 212-864-5400, symphonyspace.org)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/arts/music/chamber-music-festival-fills-a-void.html






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 January 26, 2016   7:30 PM

                            
                        

     Christ and St. Stephen's Church
                              120 W. 69 St., New York City


                BAROQUE MUSIC
                       for Violin and Double Bass




                                
     
ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin
Former Concertmaster, MET Opera

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      MARIA CHIROKOLIYSKA, 
  Solo Double Bass, National Orchestra of
                                                 France


                


           





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       Saturday, March 12, 2016, 7PM



             
American Opera Center
        
330 Seventh Avenue, New York            



       VOCAL MASTERCLASS                            with


   MET Opera Star Soprano


 CAROLE FARLEY









 






      At the Piano: Linda Hall (MET Opera)      








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 February 10, 2015  8:00 PM

          
                Symphony Space

                              

   SAROD SUPERSTARS:
AMAAN ALI KHAN &AYAAN ALI KHAN


 
Photo: Sure Fire Media




    
                       WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF:


     
ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin
          SALAR NADER, Tabla
 

                                       
   This concert is CO-PRESENTED with Music For Life International, and                                the Indo-American Council for the Arts





















  
                 

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       Friday, April 17, 2015  8:00 PM


       
Sheldonian Theatre
        Oxford, England
 
          




 
     
  
         TANGO CONCERT                                    with

      FERNANDO OTERO                         Piano 
                     &
     ELMIRA DARVAROVA                       Violin


                     

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       Thursday, April 23, 2015  8PM


  American Church in Paris
   65 quai d'Orsay, Paris, France
 



         TANGO CONCERT                                    with

      FERNANDO OTERO                         Piano 
                     &
     ELMIRA DARVAROVA                       Violin


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OUR CD  "THE CHAMBER MUSIC of DAVID AMRAM - LIVE at the NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL"  was released in 2014 by Urlicht AudioVisual (UAV-5987). It was recorded live at the 2012 New York Chamber Music Festival, with the participation of David Amram and his jazz quartet, the world-famous flutist Carol Wincenc, the internationally-renowned cellist Wendy Sutter, the acclaimed New York Piano Quartet, Delphinium Trio, Face the Music Ensemble, and musicians from the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera.

                                                   
       
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          Friday, April 18, 2014   7:30 PM

                      
Heliconian Hall
                           Toronto, Ontario


  SOUVENIRS d' YSAŸE



          with the participation of



      ELMIRA DARVAROVA
 Former Concertmaster, MET Opera
                     
Photo: David Finlayson







        RONALD CARBONE
Principal Viola, American Ballet Theatre


Photo: Richard Blinkoff









          WINONA ZELENKA
    Assistant Principal Cello, Toronto Symphony
                    
photo: Elaine Ling


                                         

                




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         Monday, April 28, 2014   8:00 PM

                St. Stephen's Church

                              122 W. 69 St., New York City


  MASTERPIECES for VIOLIN & VIOLA                  by  Bach, Handel, Mozart



           with the participation of

    ELMIRA DARVAROVA
 Former Concertmaster, MET Opera
  


                                                                 
Photo: David Finlayson



                                                        and



            RONALD CARBONE
Principal Viola, American Ballet Theatre






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            Sunday, May 18, 2014   5:00 PM

                     

 BORIS CHRISTOFF at 100!
   A festive celebration of the 100th Anniversary        since the birth of the world's greatest basso
                                  BORIS CHRISTOFF as PHILIP II  (Photo: Wikipedia)





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Friday, September 5, 2014   5:00 PM

                     
Symphony Space
                                     New York City




 KONSTANTIN 
            SOUKHOVETSKI

             

                   
    FROM MOONLIGHT TO TWILIGHT

          
 Works by Jules Massenet, Richard Strauss




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         Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM

                    
Symphony Space
                                     New York City




   PROKOFIEV & FRIENDS 

                    with the participation of


  MET Opera Star Soprano

   CAROLE FARLEY



     


                                                     





   




           PATRICIA ZUBER
     Flute, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

               




  NEW YORK PIANO QUARTET 


Photo: Yui Kitamura





   

         DELPHINIUM TRIO                                              

  Photo: Yui Kitamura




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     Saturday, September 6, 2014   2:00 PM

                     
Symphony Space
                                     New York City




  VERY YOUNG COMPOSERS

              

                      with the participation of

                        JON DEAK

                     New York Philharmonic                       

Photo: Chris Lee

               

                                     and



       Musicians from the New York Philharmonic and                           the 
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra




                                     
Photo: Michael DiVito

                                 
                                     
FREE CONCERT!








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Saturday, September 6, 2014   8:00 PM

                     
Symphony Space
                                     New York City


FRENCH VIOLIN SONATAS
 Debussy, Poulenc, Franck


                    with the participation of


  ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin
                     
Photo: David Finlayson

                                  and


  PASCAL ROGÉ, Piano
                   

Photo: Nick Granito



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      Sunday, September 7, 2014   3:00 PM

                     
Symphony Space
                                     New York City

   TANGOS by PIAZZOLLA


             with the participation of


  ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin
   OCTAVIO BRUNETTI, Piano
                                       
Photo: Vasilka Balevska


         THIS CONCERT IS CANCELLED






  THE NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC    FESTIVAL DEEPLY MOURNS THE      LOSS OF OUR SPLENDID ARTIST                          


 OCTAVIO BRUNETTI
                                
(1975 - 2014)



       

Photo: Sergio Reyes



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Supreme Court Justice SONIA SOTOMAYOR participated at the 2011 New York Chamber Music Festival, where she presented a spoken tribute at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary commemorative concert at Symphony Space.




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    OUR CD  "THE CHAMBER MUSIC of DAVID  AMRAM - LIVE at the NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL"  has been released by Urlicht AudioVisual (UAV-5987)! It was recorded live at the 2012 New York Chamber Music Festival, with the participation of David Amram and his jazz quartet, world-famous flutist Carol Wincenc, internationally renowned cellist Wendy Sutter, the New York Piano Quartet, the Delphinium Trio, Face the Music Ensemble, and musicians from the New York Philharmonic and MET Opera


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     Thursday, October 3, 2013   7:30 PM


       
Consulate General of Hungary
                       223 East 52 Street, New York






   JANOS STARKER TRIBUTE
  


 



                                 with the participation of


     RAFAEL FIGUEROA
Principal Cellist, Metropolitan Opera



Photo: Richard Blinkoff









         ELMIRA DARVAROVA
  Former Concertmaster, MET Opera



Photo: David Finlayson



     
         Works by Zoltan Kodaly





    


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   The New York Chamber Music          Festival deeply mourns the           passing of JANOS STARKER,  legendary cellist, pedagogue and recording artist, a Grammy-award  winner and Vice-President of the          New York Chamber Music               Festival. Our sincerest  condolences go out to his family,  friends, colleagues and students

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    Our 2012 season          opening concert
   JOHN CAGE at 100!       was selected by
  New York Magazine as one of the Top 10       Classical Music Performances of 2012

http://www.vulture.com/2012/11/justin-davidson-top-ten-classical-music-performances.html


    

                                             John Cage (Zürich,1990)

                                        Photographer: Niklaus Strauss         

                                     Courtesy of the John Cage Trust   

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The NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL - a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, was founded in 2008 to celebrate chamber music, to recognize and support exciting new and established artists, to present premieres and special live performances, and to enhance awareness, accessibility and understanding of chamber music among broad and diverse audiences. Directed by violinist Elmira Darvarova (President and Artistic Director) and by the late great cellist Janos Starker (who was the festival’s Vice-President from 2008 until his death in 2013), the New York Chamber Music Festival has quickly established itself as one of New York’s premier and most prestigious music series, presenting free concerts and masterclasses with internationally-renowned artists, in addition to annual education events featuring children-composers in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic’s popular series “Very Young Composers”. Some of the world's most prominent musicians, such as the legendary singers Thomas Hampson and Samuel Ramey, as well as the world's #1 solo double bassist Gary Karr, are members of the Advisory Board of the festival (as was the late virtuoso violinist Ruggiero Ricci), while among the participants are such esteemed performing artists as Metropolitan Opera star soprano Carole Farley, MET Opera bass-baritone Morris Robinson, the world-renowned pianists Pascal Rogé and Vassily Lobanov, the cellist Christine Walevska, the violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the saxophonist Ken Radnofsky, the acclaimed pianists Simon Mulligan, Shai Wosner, Konstantin Soukhovetski, Anne-Marie McDermott, Bryan Wagorn, Scott Dunn, Linda Hall, Thomas Weaver, Zhen Chen, and many principal musicians from the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, including Glenn Dicterow - legendary concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Anthony McGill - principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic, Denis Bouriakov - principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in addition to renowned chamber groups such as the New York Piano Quartet, New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Escher String Quartet, the Amram Ensemble, the Amerigo Trio, the Delphinium Trio, the Delta Piano Trio, among many others.

 Prominent actors who have performed at the New York Chamber Music Festival include the “Law and Order” stars B.D. Wong and Tamara Tunie, John Ventimiglia and Frank Messina from “The Sopranos”, Oscar®-winner Estelle Parsons (“Bonnie and Clyde”). The United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor presented a speech at the 2011 New York Chamber Music Festival, honoring the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary during the Memorial Concert which took place at the New York Chamber Music Festival. Legendary tango and jazz musicians, such as Octavio Brunetti, Fernando Otero, Jon Faddis, Arturo O’Farrill, David Amram, the Turtle Island Quartet, have appeared at the New York Chamber Music Festival, in addition to world music icons such as the Indian sarod virtuosos Amjad Ali Khan and Amaan & Ayaan Ali Bangash. In its 10 years of existence the New York Chamber Music Festival has commissioned dozens of new music works and has presented over 100 world-premiere performances. The festival’s Composer-in-Residence is David Amram, who in the past was appointed by Leonard Bernstein as the New York Philharmonic’s very first composer-in-residence. In 2014 the American record label Urlicht AudioVisual released a commercially available CD recorded “live” at the New York Chamber Music Festival. Several national and international tours have been successfully realized by the New York Chamber Music Festival as visiting presenter throughout the United States, Canada, England, France and Italy. A regular collaborative relationship between the New York Chamber Music Festival and the Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona (Italy) exists since 2011, whereby the competition winners are presented with a New York debut concert at the New York Chamber Music Festival.  Reviews by The New York Times and other prominent publications are published on a regular basis, reflecting performances and events at the New York Chamber Music Festival. “Chamber Music Festival Fills a Void” proclaimed Anthony Tommasini, a major critic at The New York Times, while Justin Davidson of the New York Magazine included the New York Chamber Music Festival in the Top Ten Classical Music Performances of 2012. Some of the most exciting young performers who are emerging as the new stars of tomorrow have been masterclass participants at the New York Chamber Music Festival -- such as the “rock star” violinist Charles Yang (recipient of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein award) and soprano Kirsten Chambers, who made a Metropolitan Opera debut shortly after being coached at the New York Chamber Music Festival. Bringing world-class artistry and exciting top-level performances and educational events in the most affordable way - through “free admission” - has become an important mission to which the New York Chamber Music Festival continues to dedicate its efforts and resources.











Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein selecting David Amram as the first ever Composer-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic, the New York Chamber Music Festival named David Amram as its Composer-in-Residence and commissioned him to compose a new work, "Three Lost Loves" for violin, saxophone and piano, based on stories by authors Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston and Jack Kerouac, world-premiered by the Amram Ensemble on October 3, 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany.  



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   NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL


   DAVID  AMRAM, Composer-in-Residence



      ELMIRA DARVAROVA, President & CEO

  JANOS STARKER, Vice-President Emeritus
                                 (1926-2013)



       GREG ZUBER, Chairman of the Board

    PATRICIA ZUBER, Co-Chair of the Board


               

              

                         


                                New York Chamber Music Festival

                                             Tel. (646) 797-3136

                              info@newyorkchambermusicfestival.org






               Advisory Board:

             Thomas Hampson
               Samuel Ramey
                   Gary Karr
             Enrique Diemecke
                   Scott Dunn
               Catherine Cahill 
                Jacques Ysaÿe
           Kurt Sassmannshaus
             Vladimir Galousine
          Mary Gene Sondericker




         The New York Chamber Music Festival
     deeply mourns the loss of its Vice President, legendary cellist JANOS STARKER (1924-2013), as well as the loss of legendary violinist RUGGIERO RICCI, an Advisory Board member until his death in 2012.

                    

                             



                  

                             

  
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