NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 13-20, 2009

           Cecile Gray Bazelon:  BETWEEN THE SPACES (1995)                   



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Chamber Music Festival Fills a Void

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI

AUG. 30, 2014

In recent years, the New York Chamber Music Festival has stepped up during the early September lull in the classical music calendar with innovative programs at Symphony Space featuring both established and emerging artists. This year’s festival offers some intriguing programs on Friday and Saturday.The Russian-born, Juilliard-trained pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, who has been adopting rock star trappings of late, offers a typically unusual program at 5 p.m. Friday, including his own transcriptions of scenes from Strauss’s “Capriccio,” Massenet’s “Manon” and other operas. That evening at 8, the veteran 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. Saturday afternoon at 2, there is a free program of works by “Very Young Composers,” as the concert is billed. That evening at 8, 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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    2015 SEASON:








January 24, 2015   7:00 PM
   

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

  QUINNTESSENTIALLY YOURS II 
 

                                   
   A GALA BENEFIT CONCERT
  featuring the written words of TERRY QUINN



 set to music by composers Gary S. Fagin,    Matthew Harris, Stephen Paulus, Terry       Quinn, Tom Wallace and Richard White,



               in collaboration with the

          CHELSEA  OPERA

                                 www.chelseaopera.org
  "...A diamond among small companies..." - Opera News


       with      Aaron Blankfield, Blythe Gaissert , David Gordon, Heather Michelle Meyer, Brace Negron, Kate Oberjat, Leonarda Priore, Terry Quinn, Jessica Sandidge, Christopher Sirois, Robert Aaron Taylor, Victoria Tralongo and other guest artists.  

Musical accompaniment by: Christopher Cooley (piano), Elmira Darvarova (violin), Evan Leslie (cello), Tom Wallace (guitar).


                         
 
  more info

This production is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.


             Preferred  $75 adv /  $85 door 
                Gen Adm   $50 adv /  $60 door
                Snr/Stdt     $30 adv /  $35 door

                        Buy tickets online
                
or call  212-260-1796   or  866-811-4111


                    
 

                               www.chelseaopera.org



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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







     Tickets:  $25 Advance,  $35 Day of Performance  at symphonyspace.org

                                       Box Office: 212-864-5400












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     Thursday, March 5, 2015    7:00 PM



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


 DELTA PIANO TRIO
       
(Netherlands)


Photo: Sarah Wijzenbeek
     

 GERARD HANS SPRONK, Violin
           IRENE ENZLIN, Cello
          VERA KOOPER, Piano



  Winners of the 2014 Salieri-Zinetti          International Chamber Music        Competition in Verona & Mantova



       (NEW YORK RECITAL DEBUT)

                             
                                     

               Program:

 Beethoven: Piano Trio Op. 70, No. 2      Lera Auerbach: Piano Trio No. 1
       Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
                                 (transcr. E. Steuermann)
 



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      Sunday, March 8, 2015  2:00 PM


                
St. Stephen's Church
              
122 W. 69 St., New York            



       VOCAL MASTERCLASS                            with


   MET Opera Star Soprano


 CAROLE FARLEY
 
 At the Piano: Yelena Kurdina (MET Opera)


                       
  LIVE STREAMING!




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               DATE: To Be Announced

 THE MUSIC OF GREGG KALLOR
 (including two World Premieres!)

                   with the participation of



GREGG KALLOR, Piano








  ELMIRA DARVAROVA 
 Former Concertmaster, MET Opera








  HOWARD WALL, Horn
New York Philharmonic

Photo: David Finlayson



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               BREAKING NEWS!


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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         2014 SEASON:



          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







  NOTE: This concert is in Toronto, ON (Canada)
                                          



                 




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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 and VIOLA



           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

                      Art Club 101

                                       New York City


 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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         Sunday, June 8, 2014   3:00 PM

                        SubCulture

                                       New York City






    TANGOS by PIAZZOLLA

              with the participation of

  ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin
   OCTAVIO BRUNETTI, Piano

Photo: Vasilka Balevska



http://www.subculturenewyork.com/event/570163-tangos-by-piazzolla-octavio-new-york/




  


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Friday, September 5, 2014   5:00 PM

                     
Symphony Space
                                     New York City




 KONSTANTIN 
            SOUKHOVETSKI

            Rock Star Pianist

                   
    FROM MOONLIGHT TO TWILIGHT


       




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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 SPENCER, Flute

                  


Photo: Peter Schaaf












           PATRICIA ZUBER
     Flute, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

               









        


              BART  FELLER
  Principal Flute, New Jersey Symphony
                   








        


      LAURA  CONWESSER
                    Principal Flute,
        American Symphony Orchestra

                                                        













          HOWARD WALL
      Horn, New York Philharmonic
              

    Photo: David Finlayson









 

   ELMIRA DARVAROVA,Violin
 Former Concertmaster, MET Opera

              
Photo: David Finlayson











        LINDA HALL, Piano
   Assistant Conductor, MET Opera














 TOMOKO KANAMARU, Piano
                          
Photo: Richard Blinkoff




  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  3:30 PM


                    
Symphony Space            


       VOCAL MASTERCLASS                            with

   MET Opera Star Soprano




       CAROLE FARLEY

           




               
         
                 FREE TO THE AUDIENCE!



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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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   Sunday, September 7, 2014   8:00 PM

                     
Symphony Space
                                     New York City



PASCAL ROGÉ & FRIENDS


           In the program:
 
  works for two pianos and               two percussion by

    

   BARTOK, RAVEL, HINDSON



  Bela Bartok - Sonata for two        pianos and two percussion


      Maurice Ravel - Bolero



Matthew Hindson-
                            Pulse Magnet
 
for 2 pianos and 2 percussion           (American premiere)

 



                    with the participation of

PASCAL ROGÉ, Piano

Photo: Nick Granito








   

      AMI ROGÉ, Piano
                   

Photo: Nick Granito



           

       GREG ZUBER

   Principal Percussionist, MET Opera    











   DUNCAN PATTON

     Principal Timpanist, MET Opera










        ROB KNOPPER
 Percussion, MET Opera

                       


 


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 Wednesday, December 10, 2014   7:00 PM



              St. Stephen's Church
                              122 W. 69 St., New York City



   MASTERPIECES for VIOLIN and GUITAR




                with the participation of



 ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin


Photo: Ashley Inguanta




                                                  and



  GEORGE VASSILEV, Guitar

           
Photo: Claude Dussez







                                            PROGRAM:


        Nicolo Paganini - Sonata concertata

          Astor Piazzolla - Histoire du Tango 



                            Isaac Albeniz - Asturias

    Maximo Diego Pujol - Suite Buenos Aires



Konstantin Soukhovetski: Postcard from                                                                the Edge


     Willy Burkhard - Serenade Op.71, No.3
                    (New York premiere)


              Jacques Ibert - Entre'acte


Heitor Villa Lobos- Bachianas brasileiras #5








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              RECENT EVENTS:

                  

Supreme Court Justice SONIA SOTOMAYOR rang in the 2014 New Year at Times Square, where she pushed the ceremonial button for the traditional ball-drop. The native New Yorker 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.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/29/supreme-court-justice-to-push-button-for-new-years-eve-countdown-ball/





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BREAKING NEWS: 

                                          JUNE 29, 2014  

excerpts from our new CD "THE CHAMBER MUSIC of DAVID AMRAM - 
LIVE at the NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL  aired on wprb.com (streamed live on wprb.com, 103.3 Princeton Radio)


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  BREAKING NEWS!


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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       2013 SEASON:

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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







    


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 Sunday, October 13, 2013   2:00 PM


               St. Stephen's Church
                        122 West 69 Street



       VOCAL MASTERCLASS                               with

   MET Opera Star Soprano




         CAROLE FARLEY 


    




    



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   Friday, November 22, 2013   8:00 PM




     
                   
St. Stephen's Church
                      122 West 69 Street







    DUO HILLER - SIEBER (Germany)


  Winners of the 2013 Salieri-Zinetti          International Chamber Music        Competition in Verona & Mantova




                  (New York Recital Debut)




     
                        SARAH HILLER, Piano









                  LUKAS SIEBER, Cello



                In the program:

 
Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Piazzolla




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Wednesday, December 4, 2013  7:30 PM



           
St. Stephen's Church
                      122 West 69 Street






    FROM BACH TO BLUES



                                      with


   
ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Solo Violin

                                 

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                  December 5, 2013
 


                           St. Stephen's Church
                    122 West 69 Street





              PIANO MASTERCLASS with

          world-renowned pianist

         
PASCAL ROGÉ

 Photo: Nick Granito

 



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                                December 16, 2013  


           
St. Stephen's Church
                     122 West 69 Street





       MUSIC OF FOUR CENTURIES

                        with

      ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin


                           HOWARD WALL, Horn

                              


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                December 18, 2013  


             St. Stephen's Church
                      122 West 69 Street







         VIOLIN  MASTERCLASS with

                     ELMIRA  DARVAROVA
 
                             
                              
Photo: David Finlayson


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  BREAKING NEWS!
                                          BREAKING NEWS!


     
   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   

                                        ========================

                    

THE NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 

 was founded to celebrate chamber music, to  recognize and support exciting new and  established artists, to present premieres and    special live appearances, and to enhance  awareness, accessibility and understanding of  chamber music among a broad and diverse  audience. 

Some of the world's most prominent musicians, such as legendary singers Thomas Hampson and Samuel Ramey,   as well as world's #1 solo double bassist Gary Karr,   are members of the Advisory Board, while among the participants are such esteemed performing artists as soprano Carole Farley, pianist Pascal Rogé, cellist Christine Walevska, violinist Rachel Barton Pine, pianist Simon Mulligan, and many principal musicians from the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, including Glenn Dicterow, legendary concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic.

THE NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL  is   dedicated to promoting the power of  chamber         music to build bridges between  American                    audiences and diverse cultures.



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     ELMIRA DARVAROVA, President & CEO

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

       GREG ZUBER, Chairman of the Board

    PATRICIA ZUBER, Co-Chair of the Board


               Donna Kyro, Operations Manager

                  Leslie Fleming,  Special Events

               Zarry Bizeva, Outreach Coordinator
  
                         Kevin Powell, Volunteer

                             

              


                                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 legendary violinist
   RUGGIERO RICCI, an Advisory Board member.





                    

                             



                  

                             

  
                   P.O. Box 231284, New York, NY 10023







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                               WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU !

                      PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION !


As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, the New York Chamber Music Festival depends on contributions from many people and organizations in order to maintain artistic quality, as well as reasonable ticket prices.  Your contribution in any amount will be greatly appreciated, and is fully tax-deductible.

  Please send a check to:
                       

           New York Chamber Music Festival

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CONTENT, ARTISTS AND CONCERT PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.