NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 13-20, 2009

BREAKING NEWS!

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BREAKING NEWS:





       

     New York Chamber Music Festival
                           presents  


               June 18, 2018, 7:30 pm
    Weill Hall &Carnegie Hall 
  
          


 ELMIRA DARVAROVA
violin

 VASSILY LOBANOV
piano


  BRAHMS, FRANCK, CLARA SCHUMANN
                                      
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      Legendary DAVID AMRAM was named               Composer-in-Residence of the New York Chamber Music Festival, coinciding with the 50th       Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein selecting Amram as the first ever Composer-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic.      Amram was commissioned by the New York Chamber Music Festival to compose a new work for the Amram Ensemble: THREE LOST LOVES for violin, saxophone and piano, based on stories by authors Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston and Jack Kerouac, world-premiered on October 3, 2016, at the ZKM Center for Art & Media in Karlsruhe, Germany by the Amram Ensemble: Elmira Darvarova (violin), Kenneth Radnofsky (saxophone) and Thomas Weaver (piano). The work was recorded for the CD "David Amram - So in America"  (released by Affetto Records in March 2018).

In this photo: David Amram and Leonard Bernstein (photo by Henry Grossman)


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OUR CD  "THE CHAMBER MUSIC of DAVID AMRAM - LIVE at the NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL"  was released by Urlicht AudioVisual (UAV-5987). It was recorded live at the 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.      Buy on Amazon.com





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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



                                             

Supreme Court Justice SONIA SOTOMAYOR rang in the 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.



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     QUINTETO DEL FUEGO:
       INFINITE PIAZZOLLA

       January 22-26, 2017: US TOUR
     New York, Philadelphia, Princeton

  
          

                          


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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

                       and

      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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                   May 10, 2016, 7:30 pm
 MUSIC FROM FIVE CENTURIES 

                                          
   ELMIRA DARVAROVA & HOWARD WALL 


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            December 18, 2016, 7:30 pm

          BRAHMS - SONATAS

 Elmira Darvarova & Zhen Chen

Photo by Jiyang Chen

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February 10, 2015  8:00 PM
          
                Symphony Space


   SAROD SUPERSTARS:
      AMAAN &AYAAN ALI BANGASH
             with ELMIRA DARVAROVA, violin


Photo: Sure Fire Media



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




   
AMAAN ALI BANGASH, Sarod

   AYAAN ALI BANGASH, Sarod

    ELMIRA DARVAROVA, Violin

          SALAR NADER, Tabla 


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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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          Friday, April 18, 2014   7:30 PM

                      
Heliconian Hall
                           Toronto, Ontario


  SOUVENIRS d' YSAŸE

           with the participation of


      ELMIRA DARVAROVA
 Former Concertmaster, MET Opera
  


       RONALD CARBONE
                    Principal Viola,                           American Ballet Theatre


        WINONA ZELENKA
        Assistant Principal Cellist,               Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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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

                                        
               

                 

  NEW YORK PIANO QUARTET

 
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     Saturday, September 6, 2014   2:00 PM

                     
Symphony Space
                                     New York City


  VERY YOUNG COMPOSERS

                          a FREE CONCERT

                      with the participation of

                        JON DEAK

                New York Philharmonic

                 and musicians from
        The New York Philharmonic                   The Metropolitan Opera

                                                               

Photo: Michael DiVito


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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 by Jiyang Chen

                              

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  PASCAL ROGÉ, Piano

                                           
Photo by 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

                                          

         THIS CONCERT IS CANCELLED




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


 OCTAVIO BRUNETTI
                                
(1975 - 2014)

                                           
Photo by Sergio Reyes

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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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     Thursday, October 3, 2013   7:30 PM


        
Consulate General of Hungary
                       223 East 52 Street, New York



   JANOS STARKER TRIBUTE
                                       



                    with the participation of

                ELMIRA DARVAROVA, violin
                 RAPHAEL FIGUEROA, cello
                                


                    Works by Zoltan Kodaly


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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

  

Justin Davidson's Top 10 Classical Music Performances of 2012

By Justin Davidson

December 2, 2012

               

5. “John Cage at 100”
Among the centennial bashes for the impish master of randomness was the New York Chamber Music Festival’s varied retrospective at Symphony Space. A highlight: their bewitching treatment of Cage’s organic-instruments piece Branches.




   JOHN CAGE at 100!


 OUR 2012 FESTIVAL OPENED ON SEPT.5, 2012 (JOHN CAGE's ACTUAL 100th BIRTHDAY) WITH A MARATHON OF CONCERT EVENTS     HONORING THE CENTENNIAL OF JOHN CAGE'S BIRTH

                           John Cage (Zürich, 1990) by Niklaus Strauss
                                     (Courtesy of the John Cage Trust)

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                                 SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 





              
THE ART OF AMERICAN SONG

                                      AN EVENING WITH

  METROPOLITAN OPERA STAR SOPRANO
 
        CAROLE  FARLEY 





                    ACCOMPANIED BY THE                             DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COMPOSERS
                            


                   NED ROREM 



                      WILLIAM BOLCOM



                         
                 DAVID LEISNER




                           
PAUL MORAVEC



         in their own songs


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                       September 6, 2012

      

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOAN TOWER!



Photo: Bernie Mindich



         A concert celebrating one of America's most prominent composers,
with the participation of distinguished performers of Joan Tower's chamber music works




                                                       
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Actor JOHN VENTIMIGLIA           ("The Sopranos")
      joined the line-up of
 

        DAVID AMRAM & FRIENDS


                                September 7, 2012


    



          
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      THE NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SALIERI-ZINETTI INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION IN VERONA and MANTOVA, ITALY.  


   For more info: salieri-zinetticompetition.eu



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                  U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
                       SONYA SOTOMAYOR
participated with a spoken tribute in our September 11           Tenth Anniversary commemorative concert                                                         on 9/11/11.






       
                          THE REV. AL SHARPTON
participated with a spoken tribute at our September 11           Tenth Anniversary commemorative concert                                                   on  9/11/2011.




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                          POULENC's CHAMBER OPERA

                LA VOIX HUMAINE 

               WAS PERFORMED ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

   by WORLD-RENOWNED METROPOLITAN OPERA SOPRANO


               
CAROLE FARLEY 


                      AND  "THE AMBASSADOR OF FRENCH MUSIC" -

                      PIANIST
PASCAL ROGÉ.



                               



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   MET OPERA CONDUCTOR   MAESTRO DERRICK INOUYE

  appeared at the New York Chamber Music Festival on September 18, 2011            and on September 5, 2012







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LEGENDARY JAZZ TRUMPETER
 
           JON FADDIS
                  PERFORMED
         on September 11, 2011



Photo: John Abbott

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The acclaimed AMERIGO TRIO           
    performed on September 19, 2011

Photo: Chris Lee

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   NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC's             PRINCIPAL CLARINETIST                ANTHONY McGILL
  (Former MET Principal Clarinet)   performed in the World Premiere of Sean Hickey's clarinet trio "Avatar"
    

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      THE PRINCIPAL FLUTIST of
the METROPOLITAN OPERA & the
  LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
        DENIS BOURIAKOV 
participated in the World Premiere of   William Susman's         
"Seven Scenes for Four Flutes"    
        

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 MET  PRINCIPAL  PERCUSSIONIST         GREG  ZUBER

participated in the World Premiere of 
William Susman's        
"Seven Scenes for Four Flutes"
          

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               MUSIC AND POETRY

                            BY  THE  ACCLAIMED

                 LERA   AUERBACH

     was performed during our 

    September 11 

 Anniversary Concert,

       on September 11, 2011.

(Lera Aurbach's Violin Sonata #2 "September 11" had been composed in the immediate aftermath of the tragic events).         (Photo: F.Reinhold)


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The young Hungarian violin virtuoso ADAM BANDA was presented in his highly anticipated New York recital debut, co-sponsored by the Consulate of Hungary in New York and with the generous support of Mrs. Annaliese Soros.   Adam Banda has won prizes in numerous competitions and is performing all over the world, earning great accolades in the press.

Photo: Kata Schiller



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    www.AMTL.org

    THE ASSOCIATED  MUSIC TEACHERS' LEAGUE SPONSORED THE PIANO MASTER CLASS OF THE WORLD-RENOWNED PASCAL ROGÉ                                       




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       SEPTEMBER 11 Tenth Anniversary                     Commemorative Concert

            OUR GIFT TO NEW YORK CITY

A FREE CONCERT  -  MEMORIAL TRIBUTE TO  9/11 TOOK PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2011, WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF WORLD-FAMOUS MUSICIANS AND ACTORS, PRESENTING MUSIC AND POETRY POIGNANT TO THE EVENTS of 9/11

        
                     
  HOSTED by B.D. WONG

                 




                             SPOKEN TRIBUTES were presented by:

                   U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE
                              SONYA SOTOMAYOR
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THE REV. AL SHARPTON,  ISAIAH SHEFFER,  JON FADDIS, TAMARA                     TUNIE, FRANK MESSINA, JOAN COPELAND  and others.


            Our Special Guest was Mr. LESLIE ROBERTSON
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                             Chief Engineer of the twin towers
 

               


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