Bloomingdale School of Music announces its 2023/24 Faculty Concert Series at the David Greer Concert Hall, 323 West 108th Street, NYC. Praised as one of the finest concert series on the Upper West Side, this season will include a wide variety of musical genres spanning the centuries from the Baroque period to today. The concerts feature our professional artist-teachers as well as special guest performers. The diverse 2023/24 season includes music from classical and jazz to folk and experimental styles and features music by composers from countries such as Brazil, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Italy, and the United States. The series kicks off with Virtuosic Violinistic Folk Inspiration on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7pm.
For over 20 years Bloomingdale has presented its faculty, as well as guest artists, in concerts for the community. Bloomingdale’s Free Faculty Concert Series has established itself a vital part of the musical life of the Upper West Side, taking place most Fridays at 7pm in our state of the art David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public. Go to bsmny.org/events/ for a full list of our events or use the links below to RSVP.
Virtuosic Violinistic Folk Inspiration
Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7pm
This concert of virtuoso violin works takes us on a journey through such richly diverse styles as Romani and Hungarian music, American jazz and ragtime and traditional fiddle music.
100 Years of Saxophone
Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7pm
Music for saxophone and piano that will take listeners on a journey through 100 years of music in works by composers including Eugène Bozza, Alec Wilder and Paul Kirby.
Brazilian Music for Two Guitars. Gabi & Edu: Guitar Duo
Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7pm
A program of original jazz compositions by Michael Cochrane that were recorded in 2022 at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Michael will perform this special concert as part of the Bloomingdale Birthday Celebration and will be joined by his quartet as well as two BSM jazz colleagues.
A Tribute to Bill Evans – Bloomingdale’s 59th Birthday Celebration
Friday, November 3, 2023 at 7pm
Michael Cochrane and his ensemble pay tribute to one of his major influences, American jazz composer and pianist Bill Evans, in a concert featuring selections from Evans’ album “We Will Meet Again.”
What’s in a Name?
Friday, November 10, 2023 at 7pm
Aaron Butler performs piano sonatas by Beethoven (Op. 81a “The Farewell”) and Muzio Clementi (Op. 50 No. 3 “Didone Abandoned”) that were given their descriptive titles by the composers.
Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7pm
A program of fascinating American works for violin and piano by major composers of our time including David Del Tredici, Ned Rorem and Paul Schoenfield.
Max Kutner presents “High Flavors”
Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7pm
Max Kutner and his ensemble perform original alternative and experimental jazz music on a variety of instruments.
Bloomingdale Holiday Concert “Holiday Brass!”
Friday, December 15, 2023 at 7pm
Join us for a festive program of holiday brass! A Bloomingdale faculty quintet will perform holiday favorites from the 18th century to the present.
There will be more concerts coming up in the spring semester. Information is coming soon.