Events
Events

Bringing Music to the Community

We believe in cultivating a sense of unification and equality in our community. And we do it by providing the community with access to music.

Community Music Events

Our community events are free and open to the public. Our hope is that interested community members will come out to the events to support our students, enjoy the performances, and appreciate the musical talent.

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17
Jun

June 2019 Sharing Hours

Sharing Hours

Bloomingdale School of Music Sharing Hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and levels of ability. Please contact your teacher about signing up!

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14
Sep

Instrument Discovery Day

Open House

During this FREE open house event, people of all ages will have the opportunity to hear, hold, and play over 14 different instruments with the guidance of BSM's experienced faculty.

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12
Oct

A Companion Guide to Sound

Concert

Chartreuse String Trio, featuring faculty Carrie Frey, presents a program of works by Amy Brandon, Andrew Norman, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir.

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01
Nov

The Music of Brazil

Concert

Faculty artist Jocelyn Medina presents a program of the music of Brazil, tracing the cultural origins of the country’s national identity through the musical styles of choro, forró, bossa nova, samba

November 1, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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08
Nov

The Legend of Bebop

Concert

In celebration of Bloomingdale's 55th Birthday, this concert will feature the masters of Bebop performed by faculty members Eli Asher and Zach Lapidus.

November 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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15
Nov

Voice of the Violin: In the World of Lili Boulanger

Concert

Violin faculty artist Claudia Schaer presents a concert featuring the imaginative musical worlds of Lili and Nadia Boulanger as well as their compatriots Vincent D’Indy and Gabriel Fauré.

November 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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16
Nov

A Tribute to Wayne Shorter

Concert

This concert is a tribute to the great jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, featuring BSM Faculty Members Michael Cochrane and Brandon Vazquez.

November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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18
Nov

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

November 18, 2019, 7:00p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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22
Nov

Music by Russian Composers

Concert

Piano faculty artist Olga Gurevich performs great Russian music for piano of the 19th and 20th centuries, featuring the brilliant masterpiece “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky.

November 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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05
Dec

Adult Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

December 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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06
Dec

Jazz Heroes of the Upper West Side

Concert

This concert by faculty member Douglas Marriner celebrates our distinguished Upper West Side jazz composers neighbors including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin.

December 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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08
Dec

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

December 8, 2019, 3:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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13
Dec

Carribbean Music for Two Guitar

Concert

This program explores the rich and diverse music of the Caribbean for two guitars including original compositions and arrangements of music from Puerto Rico, Curaçao, and Cuba.

December 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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14
Dec

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

December 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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12
Jan

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

January 12, 2020, 2:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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12
Jan

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

January 12, 2020, 3:30 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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16
Jan

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

January 16, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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17
Jan

MAP Student Recital

Recital

Music Access Project students present an end of semester recital

January 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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18
Jan

BTP- Classical Guitar History Master Class | Jordan Dodson

Master Class

Classical guitarist Jordan Dodson will explain and illustrate the rich and diverse history of the classical guitar. This lecture will include performances by Mr. Dodson, featuring music from the renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, and modern era.

January 18, 2020, 2:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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20
Jan

Sing Play Learn – FREE OPEN HOUSE

Open House

Parents and children ages 3 months – 8 years are welcome to join us at Bloomingdale on Monday, January 20, 2020, from 10 AM to 12:30 PM for a morning of musical adventure led by the school’s early education faculty. There also will be Instrument Discovery Classes for children ages 6-8 years.

January 20, 2020, 10:00 a.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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24
Jan

Love and Life in Many Languages

Recital

Faculty member Christine Browning presents a recital of High Voices singing of love in many forms and languages.

 

 

January 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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25
Jan

Chamber Groups Recital

Recital

Recital by BSM chamber music students lead by faculty member Carrie Frey

January 25, 2020, 5:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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27
Jan

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour

Sharing Hours

Sharing hours are informal recitals that are open to students of all ages and level of ability

January 27, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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09
Feb

Flutes of The World with Tereasa Payne

Concert

Musician and Author, Tereasa Payne, invites audiences to explore how flutes are used around the world to communicate, connect and create a sense of belonging.

In this dynamic interactive program, you can see your world through fresh ears.

February 9, 2020, 2:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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28
Feb

Electronic Voices

Concert

Faculty member Amber Evans presents works by contemporary women composers for voice and electronics.

February 28, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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29
Feb

Vocal Festival

Festival

Join us for our annual Vocal Festival

February 29, 2020, 3:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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06
Mar

Flute Rarities

Concert

Flute faculty Rie Schmidt presents a program of rarities for solo and duo flutes, including original and transcribed music from the Baroque period to the 21st century.

March 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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Free Faculty Concert Series Flute Rarities
13
Mar

Triptych: Clara, Johannes, and Robert (POSTPONED -TDB)

Concert

This concert features a set of variations by Clara Schumann and Brahms as well as short pieces by Robert Schumann performed by faculty pianist Lynn Rice-See.

With the COVID-19 threat escalating across New York City at an alarming pace, we have decided to temporarily close Bloomingdale School of Music building and postpone all scheduled events at least through March 29, 2020. As circumstances change, we will update you periodically as to rescheduling of events.

March 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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20
Mar

Piano Project Prelude (POSTPONED -TDB)

Concert

This prelude recital will offer a preview of the day-long Piano Project event on March 28. The Prelude recital will feature Beethoven's music performed by faculty members Tim McCullough, Anna Khanina, Monica Verona, and Roberto Hildago.

With the COVID-19 threat escalating across New York City at an alarming pace, we have decided to temporarily close Bloomingdale School of Music building and postpone all scheduled events at least through March 29, 2020. As circumstances change, we will update you periodically as to the rescheduling of events.

March 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
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27
Mar

The World Through The American Lens (POSTPONED -TDB)

Traveling from America to Africa to Europe, this concert will feature chamber music inspired and influenced by folk music, performed by faculty members Naho Parrini, Marc Peloquin, and guest artist Alberto Parrini.

With the COVID-19 threat escalating across New York City at an alarming pace, we have decided to temporarily close Bloomingdale School of Music building and postpone all scheduled events at least through March 29, 2020. As circumstances change, we will update you periodically as to the rescheduling of events.

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15
May

A Musical World Tour | Virtual Faculty Concert Series

Our second virtual concert will be a musical journey from Puerto Rico to Paris.  Music for solo guitar, as well as violin and cello duo, will be performed by BSM faculty artists Jose Moldonado and Naho Parrini and special guest artist Alberto Parrini.  Get your passports ready and see you Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

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29
May

Bravo Beethoven! | Virtual Faculty Concert Series

Concert

BSM piano faculty artists Roberto Hidalgo and Monica Verona perform two of Beethoven's great piano sonatas, No. 7 (Op. 10 No.3) dating from 1798 and  No. 30 (Op. 109) from 1820.  Join us as BSM celebrates Beethoven's 250th anniversary with these great treasures from the piano repertoire.

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12
Jun

The Hungarian Spirit: Piano Miniatures

Judith Olson and her students perform solos and duets by prominent Hungarian composers, including Liszt, Kodaly, Bartok and Ligeti, plus works written by non-Hungarian composers in “style hongrois”, which evokes the music and performance style of Hungarian gypsies.

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18
Jun

Guitar Lecture Recital: Astor Piazzolla, his influences, and his music

Guest Artist: Federico Díaz | Program Coordinator: José Maldonado

Argentine composer and bandoneonist Astor Piazzolla revolutionized tango music forever. He created his own style in which elements of classical music, tango, and jazz are blended. His life experiences, his education, and his performance career shaped his music. Through a selection of pieces and stories, the world of Astor Piazzolla will be presented in this concert.

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10
Jul

Summer Strings: Music for Two

Concert

The first concert of our first-ever summer series features folk, rock, jazz, and disco music as well as a world premiere by Michael J. Vince. Join BSM faculty members Mark Mollica and Molly Anderson along with guest Christopher Bush in this not - to- be missed program!

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24
Jul

Musical Stories: Tereasa Payne & Rebekah Griffin-Greene

Our second summer concert will feature flutes from around the world played by BSM faculty member Tereasa Payne and music and stories combined with a mix of improvisation performed by BSM faculty member Rebekah Griffin Greene and guest Terry Greene. 

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07
Aug

Musical Romance: Daniel Lamas & Roberto Hidalgo

Our third summer concert will feature romantic music with its expressions of love and passion. Piano faculty member Roberto Hidalgo will be joined by his daughter Luisa in a program of romantic songs. Faculty member Daniel Lamas will perform great nineteenth-century romantic works for the viola.

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21
Aug

Musical Identity: Tahira Clayton & Weiwei Zhai

Concert

Our fourth concert will feature music that expresses and celebrates identity. BSM voice faculty member Tahira Clayton will present music of self-discovery and acceptance for blackness. Piano faculty member Weiwei Zhai will perform dances and blues from around the world, including from her native China.

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11
Sep

MAP Orientation

Join MAP Directors and Faculty to learn more about the expectations for the school year, hear more about the classes and opportunities available for students at BSM, and get to know your MAP classmates.
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09
Oct

Faculty Concert Series | South American Sounds

Virtual Concert

Join us for our opening concert featuring music from Argentina, Brazil and beyond.  Voice faculty member Jocelyn Medina will perform songs by Brazilian singer/songwriter Djavan in music that fuses bossa nova, samba and jazz.  Cello faculty member Maria Figueroa joins Paloma Ferante in a program of music for two cellos which will include Astor Piazolla’s Oblivion and a rarely heard set of variations on Mozart’s La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni by J.J. Friederich Dotzauer.

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22
Oct

#JustForFun | Family Trivia Night

Do you know the year Bloomingdale was founded?
How about the name of Ursula's pets from the Little Mermaid?
Come test your knowledge with us at the #JustForFun Trivia Game Night! Families will have the chance to compete with their friends, neighbors, and cohorts in three rounds of speed trivia, covering topics such as Halloween facts, Pop culture, Bloomingdale history and more!
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23
Oct

Faculty Concert Series | Music with a voice

Virtual Concert

Music with a Voice

Our second concert highlights the melodic element of music.  Piano faculty member Nuno Marques performs Beethoven’s lyrical Piano Sonata Op. 110 whose first movement is marked espressivo cantabile molto which translates “in a singing style, very expressively”.  Voice faculty member Rachel Querreveld performs her own original songs with such titles as Just Say the Word and Can You Keep a Secret.

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30
Oct

Faculty Concert Series | Musical Imageries

Virtual Concert

Musical Imageries

This concert features the combination of violin and piano in repertoire from around the world.  Piano faculty member Mina Kusomoto and guest Everhard Paredes will perform transcriptions of such composers as Chopin, Rameau and Liszt.  Resident Teaching Artists Naho Parrini and Marc Peloquin will present William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano, a work that was inspired by three sculptures including Richmond Barthe’s African Dancer and Sargent Johnson’s Mother and Child.

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06
Nov

Faculty Concert Series | Happy Birthday BSM

Virtual Concert

Happy Birthday, BSM!

Join us as we celebrate BSM’s 56th birthday with two of our piano faculty members in an exciting evening of music from Beethoven to Paquito D’Rivera.  Allison Lander will perform one of Beethoven’s most famous and emotionally powerful works, the “Appassionata”  Piano Sonata No. 23.  Marianela Torres will join clarinetist Hila Zamir in music by George Gershwin, Claude Debussy and D’Rivera.  Come and be a part of this special celebration!

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12
Nov

#JustForFun | Anna and Elsa’s Musical Adventure

Join Anna and Elsa LIVE on an interactive quest to rescue Olaf from the evil Ice Monsters. Work together to solve musical puzzles and sing songs to retrieve all of Olaf’s missing pieces and build him back together again!

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13
Nov

Faculty Concert Series | Music in Solitude

Virtual Concert

Music in Solitude

This program will feature two BSM faculty members in solo works for the clarinet and violin.   Clarinetist Alicia Bennett will perform Stravinsky’s jazzy Three Pieces for Clarinet Alone as well as works by Jacob T.V. and Arvo Part.  Claudia Schaer will perform one of J.S. Bach’s most poignant and inventive works, the Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor.

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20
Nov

Faculty Concert Series | Evening Fantasies

Virtual Concert

Evening Fantasies

Our final program in the fall series will explore the world of fantasies and memories.  Piano faculty member Judith Olson will join guest Rolf Schulte in a program which will include Nikolai Medtner’s Night Song as well as Debussy’s evocative Sonata for Violin and Piano.  Bassoon faculty member Gili Sharett leads an ensemble of faculty and guests in a program of traditional and original music from Colombia that will include works by BSM theory faculty member Sebastian Cruz and Rafi Malkiel as well as Duke Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy

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17
Dec

#JustForFun | Holiday Trivia Night

#JustForFun

Don your most festive attire, from ugly sweaters to light up socks, and join us for an evening of holiday trivia on December 17th at 6:00pm! Families will have the chance to compete in three rounds of speed trivia with a special holiday twist where gift card prizes are up for grabs for trivia masters and most festive attire. Join us 30 minutes before the event for a special paper snowflake craft time!

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18
Dec

BSM’s Holiday Concert

Virtual Concert

BSM celebrates the holiday season with a concert featuring faculty and students in the music of the season.  Join us for a festive treat to spice up your December!

Featuring: Jose Maldonado, Tereasa Payne, Naho Parrini & Alberto Parrini, Celeste and Dashiell Kwan, Roberto Hidalgo, Marc Peloquin, Erika Atkins, Brandon Vazquez and Eli Asher.

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09
Jan

#JustForFun | Yoga For Musicians

#JustForFun

Join guest yoga teacher and violinist, Brian Ford, for a yoga class designed for musicians and musicians at heart! Students will have the chance to engage in a gentle yoga practice to help counteract daily activities such as practicing an instrument and working at a desk that can cause bodily tension and stress. By cultivating mindfulness and body awareness through physical techniques, students can support their music-making and create more relaxation and creativity. Although this class is geared toward musicians, all are welcome regardless of vocation or yoga experience (beginners are especially welcome). Stay to the end for a chance to share thoughts and ask questions!

 

 

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28
Jan

#JustForFun | Vision Board Party

#JustForFun
Kick-off 2021 by creating your very own vision board and bring positivity to your new year! Grab some magazines and construction paper, or anything you have around the house and join BSM staff for a fun night of crafting and mindful goal-setting!
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03
Feb

A Rough Guide to World Percussion | 1 Day Lecture Series

Lecture Class
A Rough Guide to World Percussion - Wednesday, February 3. 6:30-8:00 pm. (Presented by Douglas Marriner) Go on a guided tour of world rhythm through the lens of percussion. This workshop will explore the colorful universe of percussion instruments and their musical origins—from West Africa, India, the Middle East, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Europe. Experience a wide palette of percussive flavors and broaden your rhythmic horizons, knowledge and imagination!
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11
Feb

Performance Class | 1 Day Lecture Series

Lecture Class
Performance Class - Thursday, February 11. 6:30-8:00 pm. (Presented by Tereasa Payne) In this interactive workshop, discover valuable performance techniques through demonstrations, conversation, and fun exercises designed to increase your performance skills and lessen stage fright. Students with any level of prior experience on their instrument or voice are welcome!
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12
Feb

Transcendental Sounds

Our opening concert of the spring season explores great works of transcendental beauty for the guitar and the piano. Nora Spielma will perform music for solo guitar by Brazilian composers including Villa-Lobos and Clarice Assad. Pianist Tim McCullough will present two composers whose music transcends both time and place. Beethoven with his famous Hammerklavier Sonata and the Concord Sonata of Charles Ives, a piece whose movements are named after the great American Transcendentalists.
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26
Feb

Narrative Music

Concert
This concert will explore the fascinating relationship between music and narration. Cellist Molly Aronson will perform a multidisciplinary program that combines works for solo cello with texts by such writers as Shakespeare and J.R.R. Tolkein as well as nature imagery by Marcia Scott. Pianist Olga Gurevich will perform Schubert”s virtuosic masterpiece The Wanderer Fantasy, a deeply evocative work based on one of his own songs in which a wanderer expresses the conviction of being a stranger everywhere.
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26
Feb

IX Guitar Festival ft João Luiz

Festival
Join us to celebrate Bloomingdale's annual Guitar Festival with 2 days of guitar events of student performances, faculty concert, and guest artist João Luiz in concert and masterclass.
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07
Mar

A4TY – An Afternoon of World Premieres

Recital
For 17 years Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) has maintained a special focus on introducing students (ages 7-17) to composition through their A4TY (Album for the Young) Student Composing Program. The March 7th online concert will feature 29 student compositions for solo instruments, all miniature works, 100 notes or less. The concert will also feature the premiere of a newly commissioned work for solo guitar by composer, Jacinta Clusellas.
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12
Mar

Moonlight Rhythms

Concert
This concert will feature music that expresses both rhythmic energy and melodic beauty. Percussionist Mark Katsaounis will perform on a variety of percussion instruments from the Middle East, the Meditarranean, and North Africa. Pianist Nuno Marques will perform Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, a work of haunting lyricism and exciting rhythmic drive, as well as Chopin’s famous Nocturne in E flat major.
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20
Mar

Piano Project 2021

In recognition of the 250th anniversary of his birth, we are thrilled to present our 13th season of the Piano Project in recognition of Beethoven whose influence is widely regarded as seminal to the history of Western music. He became the fountainhead for all that succeeded him proving Mozart’s prediction that “he would make himself a name in the world.” Join us as we explore the richness of this remarkable composer’s vision and legacy.
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26
Mar

Dance of the Winds

Join us for a concert of scintillating folk dances and exciting orchestral excerpts from some of the great composers of our time. Bassoonist joins cellist Margalit Cantor in a program that will include Gili’s arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s hypnotic Bolero. Flutist Tereasa Payne will perform a program of international dances including from Africa, China, and Peru.
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09
Apr

Musical Stories: Jocelyn Medina & Roberto Hidalgo

Concert
Join us for an evening of songs with words as well as song transcriptions for solo piano. Vocalist Jocelyn Medina joins bassist Bill McCrossen in a program of classic hits from the early jazz days of Tin Pan Alley. Pianist Roberto Hidalgo will perform famous songs adapted for the piano including Robert Schumann’s Widmug and Percy Grainger’s Irish Tune.
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13
Apr

A Symphony of Bloomingdale – Annual Spring Benefit

Benefit
join us for a lively evening as we honor Erika S. Floreska for her contributions to the Bloomingdale School of Music and celebrate the power of music and our talented & dedicated community! TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021 7:00 PM EST Honoring Erika S. Floreska (Bloomingdale School of Music Executive Director from 2014-2020)
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22
Apr

#JustForFun | Trivia Night: Music of the World

#JustForFun
Pack your bag, grab your passport, and prepare to embark on an international music-themed trivia event covering topics such as world music, pop culture, and more! Prizes will be awarded for the top three trivia buffs as well as a special Best Dressed prize for the best location-themed costume.
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23
Apr

Original Music: Amber Evans, Rachel Querreveld, & Michael Cochrane

Concert
This program features music that was composed by the performers themselves. Vocalists Amber Evans and Rachel Querreveld will collaborate in a program of original songs whose theme is lifting women’s voices. Jazz pianist Michael Cochrane performs his own compositions with bass player Daryl Johns, including a piece that was written during the pandemic and meant to be a source of comfort during these difficult times.
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07
May

Two by Two: Daniel Lamas & WeiWei Zhai and Eli Asher & Zach Lapidus

Concert
This concert will feature a program of two sets of music performed by two duos. Violist Daniel Lamas and pianist WeiWei Zhai will present works by composers who studied at the Paris Conservatoire, including Cesar Franck and Nadia Boulanger, in music that invokes nostalgia and stimulates the imagination. Eli Asher and Zach Lapidus will perform music that they have been collaborating on remotely, both for their own instruments as well as for non-traditional electronic instruments of their own design.
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21
May

Night Songs: Jose Maldonado & Judith Olson

Concert
Join us for our final spring concert in an evening of evocative music for solo guitar and violin and piano. Guitarist José Maldonado will perform a program of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti as well as scintillating danzas from his native Puerto Rico. Judith Olson and Rolf Schulte present the great Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy, as well the rarely heard Night Song by Nikolai Medtner, a work evoking a dreamlike night scene.
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