NEW YORK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
September 13-20, 2009

           Cecile Gray Bazelon:  BETWEEN THE SPACES (1995)                   



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 BREAKING NEWS

Legendary DAVID AMRAM has been 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 has been commissioned by the New York Chamber Music Festival to compose a new work for the recently founded Amram Ensemble: THREE LOST LOVES for violin, saxophone and piano, based on stories by authors Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston and Jack Kerouac, to be world-premiered on October 2, 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).
                     
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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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    2016 SEASON:








 January 26, 2016   7:30 PM

                            
                         FREE CONCERT

     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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                        FREE CONCERT




   March 2, 2016   7:30 PM
                            

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


   FOYLE-STSURA DUO
            (England/Estonia)

          

            New York Recital Debut



          Winners of the 2015 Salieri-Zinetti  International Chamber Music Competition




                                
             MICHAEL FOYLE, Violin
     MAKSIM STSURA, Piano




                       

        Photos: Alastair Merrill



 



      








Duo Foyle-Stsura performing at the 2015 Salieri-Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy




        
                                 


         

                                                     


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      Saturday, March 12, 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)      



                       
  LIVE STREAMING!






To register, please send an e-mail to: info@newyorkchambermusicfestival.org



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                            FREE CONCERT



   May 10, 2016   8:30 PM
                            

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


  MUSIC FROM FIVE CENTURIES

              
                                                    
                                                            


  In the program: works        from five centuries
          (17 C. - 21 C.)
  including some American and                        world premieres!










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    2015 SEASON:








January 24, 2015   7:00 PM
   

      Christ & 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, 8PM



 
Christ & 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)

                             
                                    



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Sunday, March 8, 2015  2:00 PM


             
St. Stephen's Church
       
120 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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 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 24, 2015  8:00 PM


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



  MUSIC FROM FIVE CENTURIES

                   with

  ELMIRA DARVAROVA 
 Former Concertmaster, MET Opera



                    and


  HOWARD WALL, Horn
New York Philharmonic




  In the program: works        from five centuries
          (17 C. - 21 C.)
  including some European and                        world premieres!








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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, 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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         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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     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



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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 was founded 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.  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, while among the participants are such esteemed performing artists as MET star 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.

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 has named David Amram as its Composer-in-Residence and has 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, to be world-premiered by the Amram Ensemble on October 2, 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


               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 its Vice President, legendary cellist JANOS STARKER, as well as the loss of legendary violinist RUGGIERO RICCI, an Advisory Board member.





                    

                             



                  

                             

  
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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.

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