Our 29th Anniversary Season
September 2016 - May 2017

 

You do not need to be a classical music buff to enjoy the simple delight of arriving at this small, landmark church with wonderful acoustics, taking your seat, and allowing the music to wash over you. A true escape from the rigors and unwanted noise of our lives.”

– Joshua Worby,
Executive Director,
Westchester Philharmonic

 

 

2016-17 Weekend Discoveries Schedule

Sunday, November 13, 5:00PM

REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music
MUSICK FROM THE FAIREST ISLE

Hailed by the New York Times as “Sophisticated and Beguiling” and praised by the Los Angeles Times for their “astonishingly vital music-making”, REBEL has earned an impressive international reputation for virtuosic, highly expressive performances of the baroque and classical repertoire.

Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer, violins; John Moran, baroque cello, and Dongsok Shin, harpsichord, will perform an all English program including works of Avison, Handel, Purcell and Boyce.

Adults: $25, Seniors: (65+) $20,
Students age 25 and under (with valid ID): $15,
Children age 5-12 with parent: $5

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Sunday, February 26, 5 pm

The Highbridge Voices Chamber Choir
Mary Clementi, Direct
A Benefit Concert for Highbridge Voices Downtown Music

The Chamber Choir, made up of 60 students in grades 7-12, is the premiere touring ensemble of Highbridge Voices. Singing an average of ten performances a year, the Chamber Choir performs throughout New York City, as well as in Florida, Quebec, and Washington, D.C.  They have had the honor of performing at several high profile events, including the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual gala, and at the Major League Baseball Division Championship at Yankee Stadium.

Founded in 1998, Highbridge Voices is an extended-day music and academic program serving the South Bronx. The mission of Highbridge Voices is to inspire excellence in the lives of the children of the Highbridge Community through their active participation in music.

Premium seating $50, General Admission $30,
Seniors and Students $20, Children 5-12 with parent: $15

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Sunday, March 26, 5:00PM 

Young Artist’s Concerto Concert
Mackenzie Melemed and Angie Zhang, Piano
Downtown Sinfonietta, Vincent Lionti, Conductor

Downtown Music continues its collaboration with the young prize winners of the New York International Piano Competition, a biennial event sponsored under the auspices of the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation.  Mackenzie Melemed and Angie Zhang play the Mozart Concerto No. 23 in A Major K. 488, and the Beethoven Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15.  They will be accompanied by our resident chamber orchestra, Downtown Sinfonietta, which features members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Mackenzie Melemed was a Prize Winner of the Sixth New York International Piano Competition in June, 2012.  He is First Prize Winner of the 18th International Hamamatsu Piano Academy Competition in Japan. Mackenzie is a recent winner of the Juilliard School’s Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, awarding him a full-tuition scholarship. Upon being accepted into the accelerated B.M./M.M program, he will be both a senior and a first-year master’s student at The Juilliard School in New York.

Angie Zhang, became the Second Prize Winner of the Eighth New York International Piano Competition in June 2016. She won the 2016 Juilliard Concerto Competition as well as a top prize in the PianoArts North American Competition. Angie has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. She has been featured on National Public Radio’s popular show, “From the Top,” as well as Aspen Public Radio, Portland’s All Classical KQAC, Seattle’s KING FM, and WGBH in Boston.

Adults $25, Seniors (65+) $20, Students $15

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