Our 2014-15 Performances
Friday, September 5 at 12:10 pm
White Plains Jazz Fest Opening Concert
Free Admission - Details.
Wednesday, September 10, 12:10 PM
Sounds of the Scottish Highlands – Celebrated piper Jonathan Henken returns to Downtown Music with a program of ancient airs and dances of Scotland. Free Admission
Wednesday, September 17, 12:10 PM
Nicole Sharlow, violin, Paul Swensen, cello, and David Kim, piano play music of Beethoven, Dvorak, and the Ashokan Farewell of Jay Ungar. Free Admission
Wednesday, September 24, 12:10 PM
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved my Life - 109 year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, pianist and Holocaust survivor, shares her views on how to live a long and happy life in this 35-minute Oscar® winning documentary from director Malcolm Clarke. A recital by pianist Irena Portenko follows, featuring works of Chopin mentioned in the film. Please note that this program will conclude at 1:15 pm. Free Admission
Wednesday, October 1, 12:10 PM
Leann Osterkamp, prize winner of the 2008 New York International Piano Competition, returns to Downtown Music with a program of personal favorites.
Wednesday, October 8, 12:10 PM
Pianists Tanya Gabrielian and Dustin Gledhill will present a piano-duo concert of works for one piano, four hands. This program will include music of Faure and Gershwin. A Downtown Music debut.
Wednesday, October 15, 12:10 PM
John Charles Thomas plays virtuoso works for trumpet spanning three centuries with organist Timothy Lewis. The program includes music of Viviani, Purcell, Bach, Hovhaness and Persichetti. Free Admission
Wednesday, October 22, 12:10 PM
Junah Chung, viola, Eugene Briskin, cello, and Anna Vinnistky, piano, play the Viola Trio of Johannes Brahms and selections from the Mendelssohn Songs Without Words. A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission
Wednesday, October 29, 12:10 PM
Pianist Ning Yu has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Praised by the New York Times for her “taut and impassioned performance”, Ning has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art. She has given dozens of world premiers, including music by Terry Riley and Michael Gordon. She will play music of Bach, Beethoven, Chin, and Gubaidulina. A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission
Wednesday, November 5, 12:10 PM
Laura Hamilton, violin; Lanny Paykin, cello; and Carla Auld, flute perform music by Haydn, Danzi, Paganini, and Villa-Lobos.
Wednesday, November 12, 12:10 PM
Martin Agee, violin and Elke Velazquez, piano perform music by Handel, Mozart, Brahms, and Gershwin.
Wednesday, November 19, 12:10 PM
Anna Dmytrenko, 2012 prize winner of the New York International Piano Competition plays a program of virtuosic works. A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission
Sunday, November 23 at 5 PM
The Highbridge Voices in Concert - Details.
Wednesday, November 26, 12:10 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 12:10 PM
Critically acclaimed pianists Svetlana Gorokhovich and Irena Portenko return with a program of virtuoso works for piano four-hands including music of Bach, Rachmaninoff, Piazzolla and Liszt. Free Admission
Wednesday, December 10, 12:10 PM
Jörg-Michael Schwarz, violin, and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord, principals of the internationally acclaimed REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, play Sonatas of J. S. Bach. Free Admission
Wednesday, December 17, 12:10 PM
Angelica, a women’s chamber choir directed by Marie Caruso, presents a program drawn from the vast treasury of Medieval, Renaissance and 20th century music celebrating the wonder and beauty of the Christmas season. Free Admission
Sunday, December 21 at 5 PM
Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols - Details.
Wednesday, December 24, 12:10 PM
Wednesday, December 31, 12:10 PM
Wednesday, January 7, 12:10 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 12:10 PM
Pianist Tanya Gabrielian rose to international acclaim with first prizes in the Scottish International Piano Competition, and the Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition. Hailed by the London Times “a pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle”, she plays the Bach Partita No. 4 and the Bach-Siloti Chaconne.
Wednesday, January 21, 12:10 PM
Scape Trio – Nicole Sharlow, violin, Joseph Dermody, viola, Adriana Maria Pera, cello. The program includes string trios of Beethoven and Dohnanyi. A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission
Sunday, January 25 at 5 PM.
REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music – Details.
Wednesday, January 28, 12:10 PM
Vincent Lionti, a member of the viola section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, has served as guest principal viola for the Indianapolis, New Jersey and American Symphony orchestras. A former member of the Detroit Symphony, he is joined by pianist Alex Ruvinstein for “Lost Gems of the Romantic Era VI”. Free Admission
Wednesday, February 4, 12:10 PM
Peter Muir, Ph.D., is one of the most creative pianists of his generation, with an impressively broad repertoire embracing jazz, blues, ragtime, and classical. His program “The Worlds of Rhapsody in Blue” celebrates the diverse styles which came together to form Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in a program which culminates with a triumphant performance of this iconic work in his own arrangement. The New York Times has described his playing as “potent” and Newsday has praised his “terrific” performances. Free Admission
Wednesday, February 11, 12:10 PM
Fantee Jones, piano. We welcome the most recent prize winner of the New York International Piano Competition. A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission
Wednesday, February 18, 12:10 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 12:10 PM
The A.W. Duo – Cellist James Waldo and pianist Alyona Aksyonova return to Downtown Music with an all Beethoven program including the Sonata No. 3 in A Major, and a set of variations for cello and piano. Of the Duo, Ellen Dressler Moryl, founder of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston says, “These gifted young players are true artists who can transport the listeners in their audience straight to heaven!”. Free Admission
Wednesday, April 1, 12:10 PM
Violinist Brian Krinke and pianist Anna Vinnitsky will perform a Fantasy based on themes from the Magic Flute of W.A. Mozart and and "Fantasy on Themes from Der Rosenkavalier. Free Admission
Wednesday, April 8, 12:10 PM
Black Marble Violin Duo Jörg-Michael Schwarz & Karen Marie Marmer, co-directors of the internationally acclaimed REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, play virtuosic works by Leclair, Shield & Telemann on instruments of the period. Free Admission
Wednesday, April 15, 12:10 PM
Organist Ryan Kennedy, First Prize Winner of the American Guild of Organists Region II Competition, returns to Downtown Music to play works of Bach, Reger and Mendelssohn on the magnificent Guilbault Therien organ at Grace Church.
Sunday, April 19, at 4 PM
27th Anniversay Concerto Celebration - Details.
Wednesday, April 22, 12:10 PM
Pianist Alex Ruvinstein, heralded by the Moscow News as a player of “phenomenal technique and emotional depth”, returns to Downtown Music with a program which includes the French Overture, BWV 831, of J.S. Bach, and the “Moonlight” Sonata of Beethoven. Free Admission
Wednesday, April 29, 12:10 PM
Violinist Sashiko Uchida, a rising star on the concert scene and pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich will perform the Beethoven "Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C Minor" as well as a Fantasy on the Gounod opera "Faust."Free Admission
Wednesday, May 6, 12:10 PM
Allen Yueh, 2008 First Prize Winner of the New York International Piano Competition, returns to Downtown Music with a program of virtuoso works. Free Admission
Wednesday, May 13, 12:10 PM
The Klezmer Tradition – Best known to Downtown Music audiences for his stellar recitals of the classical repertoire, clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky has appeared at some of the world's major klezmer music festivals, and toured Israel and Europe with a klezmer trio and toured Israel and Europe with a Klezmer Trio. A founding member of the Jewish Arts Ensemble of New York, he is joined at the piano by Anna Vinnitsky who has appeared at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Free Admission
Wednesday, May 20, 12:10 PM
REBEL Plays Mozart: Jörg-Michael Schwarz, violin; Karen Marie Marmer, viola; John Moran, cello and Dongsok Shin, fortepiano, principals of the celebrated REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, play works of W.A. Mozart for strings and fortepiano. Free Admission
Wednesday, May 27, 12:10 PM
Gilda Lyons, a composer and vocalist who is a fierce advocate of contemporary music, has commissioned and premiered new works by dozens of composers. Of her performance in Daron Hagen's “Shining Brow” (Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta) (Naxos) David Shengold of Opera, UK writes “Gilda Lyons’s clear soprano compels admiration.” She is joined at the piano by Daron Hagen, one of America's most prominent, prolific, and respected composers. Alleight of his major operas are currently in production or revival throughout the U.S., Europe, or Asia. In collaboration with the Phoenix Concerts, the program includes music of Blitzstein, Brel, Hagen, Lyons, Sondheim and Weill. A Downtown Music debut. Free Admission
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