Events
Events

Bringing Music to the Community

Bloomingdale makes music accessible to the community with a full season of events that are free and open to the public.

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Community Music Events

Join us for our Free Faculty Concert Series, Instruments Festivals, Student Concerts and Recitals, Master Classes, Performathon, and other open house events. Most events take place at our brownstone in our state of art David Greer Recital Hall or the newly renovated Baisley Powell Elebash Salon. Bloomingdale also presents music events at other Upper West Side institutions, churches and concert halls, and outdoors in the nearby city parks.

FEATURED EVENTS

See featured community music events here or use the calendar below to see events by month.

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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!

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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
RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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!

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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!
RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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!

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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

RSVP REQUIRED
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!

RSVP REQUIRED
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.

RSVP REQUIRED
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!

 

 

RSVP REQUIRED
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!
RSVP REQUIRED
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!
RSVP REQUIRED
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!
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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)
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
15
May

Bloomingdale School of Music’s 21st Annual Performathon Online Concert

Performathon
Join us on May 15th for a culminating live event featuring student performance highlights. Hear from BSM students how studying music at our school has impacted their lives. Join the chat to celebrate BSM's musical community from near and far! While we can't feature every student's performance at the live event, all the wonderful performance videos live here on this platform for people to listen to and enjoy!
RSVP REQUIRED
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.
RSVP REQUIRED
27
May

#JustForFun | The Witches of Oz: Virtual Sing-Along

#JustForFun
Grab your broomsticks and get ready to Defy Gravity! Glinda and Elphaba have arrived in New York City and they need your help to navigate through the city’s most famous landmarks, perform musical spells, and join in some wicked fun singalongs. This ode to Musical Theater and the city that never sleeps will fill the Broadway-sized hole in your heart and make for a fun night for the whole family!
RSVP REQUIRED
12
Jun

BSM Virtual Voice Festival

Our annual Voice Festival returns on Saturday, June 12 with a Masterclass with special guest Vanessa Ballam at 1:30pm and Student recital at 4pm. ZOOM ID: 88087832327
RSVP REQUIRED
08
Oct

A Tribute to John Coltrane

Concert

This concert will celebrate the music and legacy of the legendary American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane.

This year’s Faculty Concert Series will take place in person with limited space available. Seating is first-come, first-served. Masks required.

October 8, 2021, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
RSVP REQUIRED
05
Nov

Music of Anthony Branker

Concert

Join us for our BSM Birthday Concert!

This concert pays special tribute to noted jazz composer, trumpeter and educator, Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker.

Featuring
Eli Asher and Brandon Vazquez, trumpets
Michael Cochrane, piano
Kevin Farrell, bass
Chris Carroll, drums

RSVP REQUIRED
19
Nov

Celebrating Jack Beeson

Concert

This concert is part of the 100th anniversary celebration of American composer Jack Beeson. Christine Browning and Marc Peloquin will present a program of vocal works, solo piano music, and the world premiere of Beeson’s revised edition of “Leda” for speaker and piano.

Featuring
Christine Browning, soprano
Marc Peloquin, piano

RSVP REQUIRED
03
Dec

Musical Portraits

Concert

This program highlights the piano in imaginative and scintillating works by such composers as Debussy, Prokofiev, Ravel, and Tan Dun.

Featuring
Weiwei Zhai
Olga Gurevich

PROGRAM

Weiwei Zhai, piano

Selections from Five Caprichos – Carlos Chávez
No. 1 Animato
No. 4 Adagio

Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. 46 – Joseph Haydn
I. Allegro moderato

Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy
L’isle Joyeuse

Olga Gurevich, piano

“Valses nobles et sentimentales” – Maurice Ravel
Two pieces from Op.75 – Sergei Prokofiev
“Juliet as a Young Girl”
“Montagues and Capulets”

RSVP REQUIRED
17
Dec

Second Annual Holiday Concert

Concert
Join us for our second annual BSM Holiday Concert TONIGHT featuring faculty and student performers. The program will include works of Bach, Tchaikovsky, Piazolla as well as some fun holiday surprises. Featuring: Naho Parrini, Marc Peloquin, Molly Aronson, Christine Browning, Ongama Mhlontlo, Brandon Vazquez, Eli Asher, and the BSM Students
RSVP REQUIRED
16
Jan

BTP Guitar Lecture Recital

Dobro player and guitarist James "Pony" Kerr will be performing original Dobro instrumentals and songs. He will be discussing the history of the Dobro and the instrument's role in bluegrass, as well as the influence of bottleneck blues slide guitarists from the 1930's.
RSVP REQUIRED
29
Jan

Ensemble’s Concert

Join us online for our Ensembles Concert livestreamed from Broadway Presbyterian Church featuring BSM Guitar Orchestras and MAP Chamber Ensembles.
RSVP REQUIRED
06
Mar

Voice Festival 2022

Festival
Join us for an afternoon of vocal selections from the Broadway, Disney, Classical, Jazz, and Pop repertoire.
March 6, 2022, 2:00 p.m. | St. Matthew & St. Timothy
RSVP REQUIRED
19
Mar

“An Afternoon of World Premieres”A4TY: STUDENT COMPOSING PROJECT

Concert
For 18 years Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) has maintained a special focus on introducing students (ages 7–18) to composition through their A4TY (Album for the Young) Student Composing Program. The March 19th concert will feature 16 student compositions, ranging from solo works for piano, to works for small chamber ensembles of mixed strings, percussion and winds. The concert will also feature the premiere of a new commissioned work for cello, 3 violins, and vibraphone by composer Yvonne Troxler. "And yes, they were works of art indeed - no kiddie recital this! Professional composers, take note: This hopping center of creativity at Bloomingdale deserves national attention!" - John Deak, Founder, New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers Program, Commenting on A4TY
March 19, 2022, 3:00p.m. | Symphony Space
RSVP REQUIRED
01
Apr

Dance In The Light

A program of sonorous joy featuring some of the most charming and popular Baroque music ever written, performed on period instruments.
RSVP REQUIRED
13
May

Trios in Technicolor

Trios in Technicolor will allow audiences to enjoy the rich range of hues produced by the violin, cello, and piano, featuring works that directly draw inspiration from the color palate.
RSVP REQUIRED
10
Jun

Memories of Childhood: French Piano Duets

Judith Olson and her students perform works by Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, and Florent Schmitt, French composers who captured the imagination and adventurous spirit of childhood in these colorful miniatures for piano four hands.
RSVP REQUIRED
18
Jun

Ensembles Concert

Join us at Broadway Presbyterian Church (601 W 114th Street) for our ensembles concert. Performances by the BSM Guitar Ensemble, Broadway Ensemble, and BSM String Ensemble
RSVP REQUIRED
27
Jul

Bloomingdale Sharing Hour and BBQ

Join us on July 27th for our Summer BBQ and Sharing Hour! FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come meet us, enjoy live student performances and get to know our beautiful Upper West Side Community!
July 27, 2022, 7:00 p.m. | Bloomingdale School of Music
RSVP REQUIRED
07
Oct

Rare Pairing: An Evening of Guitar and Clarinet

This concert features rarely heard music for Guitar and Clarinet, including composers Ferdinand Rebay, Libby Larsen, André Victor Correia and J.S. Bach - Featuring Nora Spielman on guitar and Kathryn Vetter on clarinet. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
21
Oct

Sounds from the Neighborhood: An Evening of Songs Old and New

An evening of songs inspired by the Upper West Side featuring composers from George and Ira Gershwin to Ned Rorem, and Paul Ziegler. Come enjoy vocal selections celebrating the beauty and creativity of our unique neighborhood. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
04
Nov

The Music of Michael Cochrane

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. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
18
Nov

Music Inspiring Music

A program of piano works that are inspired by other musical compositions. George Crumb’s chimeric celebration of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight and Leo Smit’s take on dances from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story will be featured. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
02
Dec

String Quartet Gems

This concert features two hidden gems for string quartet, the Quartet in G Major by Florence Price and the Lyric Quartet by William Grant Still. Paired with these works will be Claude Debussy’s String Quartet, considered a cornerstone of the quartet repertoire. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
16
Dec

Virtuosic Violin-Piano Collaboration: Two Sonatas and a Ballet

This concert features two Sonatas in which the violin and piano converse about many subjects and a ballet transcription in which both instruments give lively musical inspiration for storied dancing. Works will include Bach's Sonata in B minor, Beethoven's Sonata No. 8 for Piano and Violin and Stravinsky's Suite Italienne. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
13
Jan

Guitar Faculty Concert

Concert, Virtual Concert
Join the Bloomingdale Guitar Department for a free concert featuring classical, jazz, and contemporary music. RSVP on eventbrite to attend! All Bloomingdale faculty concerts are free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
RSVP REQUIRED
26
Jan

Adult Student Sharing Hour and Mixer

Sharing Hours
Join us for an adult student recital ("Sharing Hour") on Thursday, January 26th at 7pm followed by a reception with wine and light bites. A chance for adult students, staff, and faculty to mingle and get to know more of the Bloomingdale community, this event is also free and open to the public. All are welcome. Adults potentially interested in taking lessons or group classes are encouraged to attend and learn more about our class offerings.
RSVP REQUIRED
27
Jan

Ensembles Concert

Concert
Join us for our Ensembles Concert featuring Bloomingdale's Guitar Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble, and Jazz Ensembles. This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
04
Feb

Bloomingdale Voice Festival

Concert, Recital
The Bloomingdale Voice Festival will begin at 2:00pm with a 2 hour long masterclass, featuring opera expert, Mitch Roe. Followed by performances by faculty and students at their recital at 4:30pm. Both masterclass and recital are located in The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy at 26 W. 84th Street, NY, NY.
RSVP REQUIRED
10
Feb

Internet Intermezzi II: Chamber Improv Rebooted

The events of the past two years have accelerated the development of remote collaboration technology. Zach Lapidus and Eli Asher will be joined by contemporary classical music specialist and improvisor Carrie Frey in a live concert bringing these innovations into the concert hall in an engaging set of interactive performances. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
17
Feb

A Tribute Concert to Leontyne Price

Soprano Cheryl Warfield and pianist Olga Gurevich present a musical program of arias and spirituals with historical narrative about the life and career of legendary singer Leontyne Price, the first Black soprano to sing a lead role at the Metropolitan Opera House. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
03
Mar

New Beginnings

Concert
The music in this concert explores, through imagery and metaphor, the way universal themes of nature, inventiveness and past experience of all kinds create new beginnings. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
04
Mar

“An Afternoon of World Premieres” A4TY: Student Composing Project

Concert
For 18 years, Bloomingdale School of Music has maintained a special focus on introducing students (ages 7-18) to composition through our A4TY (Album for the Young) Student Composing Program. This concert will feature student compositions, ranging from solo works for piano, to works for small chamber ensembles of mixed strings, percussion and winds. The concert will also feature the premiere of a new commissioned work for violin, piano, flute and congas by composer, Mariel Mayz. "And yes, they were works of art indeed - no kiddie recital this! Professional composers, take note: This hopping center of creativity at Bloomingdale deserves national attention!" - John Deak, Founder, New York Philharmonic's Very Young Composers Program, Commenting on A4TY
RSVP REQUIRED
11
Mar

Piano Project: The Four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, & Water

Concert
Now in our 16th year of the Bloomingdale Piano Project Concerts, our theme which explores the natural elements of Earth, Air, Fire & Water ignites the imagination through sound illustrations.  With music from every style of the piano repertoire, the Four Elements can be heard in the floating chords of the French Impressionists to the fiery turbulence of the German Romantics to the vitality of the Spanish Dance to the soulful Russian Melody.  These are expressions of the vast piano literature that cover every area of the human experience in more than three centuries. Featuring Bloomingdale's exquisitely talented faculty and their piano students and will be held in our David Greer Recital Hall.
RSVP REQUIRED
17
Mar

Celebrating Roberto Sierra

Concert
Roberto Sierra was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico and is one of the most important composers of our time. This program features recent works for solo piano that explore the colorful and virtuosic range of the instrument. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
22
Apr

Bloomingdale Jazz Fest!

Concert
April is Jazz Appreciation Month! The BSM Jazz Festival is Saturday, April 22 at 3pm. The festival will feature performances from the BSM Youth Jazz Ensemble, MAP Jazz Combo and two Adult Jazz Ensembles. The event will also feature solo performances from BSM jazz students. Bloomingdale School of Music jazz ensembles are directed by Daniel Bennett, Michael Cochrane and Eli Asher. The festival will feature music of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and more. Bloomingdale School of Music students have consistently earned top ratings in the NYSSMA Jazz competition, Interlochen Jazz, and Essentially Ellington competition. The festival is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.
RSVP REQUIRED
29
Apr

11th Annual Guitar Festival

Concert
The Festival will feature a masterclass and performance by classical guitarist Koh Kazama, and additional performances by the exquisitely talented Bloomingdale Guitar faculty and their students.
RSVP REQUIRED
05
May

Kaleidoscope of Moods

Concert
Violist Aundrey Mitchell joins faculty pianist Judith Olson in a program of evocative character pieces by Robert Schumann, Rebecca Clarke, Nino Rota, and Astor Piazzolla. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
19
May

Into the Future! A Modern Jazz Odyssey of Woodwind Music

Concert
Saxophonist Daniel Bennett presents a concert of Modern Jazz for all ages including music by Daniel Bennett, Lennon and McCartney, Gustav Holst, Harold Arlen and Joni Mitchell. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
02
Jun

Sounds of Nature: Piano Miniatures

Concert
This concert presents piano works inspired by the sights and sounds of nature: birds, insects, animals, water, landscapes, and atmospheric conditions. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
03
Jun

23rd Annual PERFORMATHON & BBQ

Concert
Performathon is student-driven fundraising campaign which supports Bloomingdale’s scholarship fund. Students begin fundraising online and in person beginning on May 8. The campaign culminates in a marathon day of live performances at the school (“Performathon”). All are welcome to join us on site for the performances, BBQ, and crafts for kids. We believe all people who want to study music should have access! Help support Bloomingdale’s Scholarship Program and Financial Aid Program, the core of our mission to provide open access to quality music education.
RSVP REQUIRED
16
Jun

Ensembles Concert

Concert
Join us for our Ensembles Concert featuring Bloomingdale's Guitar Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble, and Jazz Ensembles. This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
18
Jun

MAP Chamber Orchestra & MAP Jazz Ensemble Concert

Join us for our MAP Chamber Orchestra & MAP Jazz Ensemble Concert on June 18th at 4:30pm. The concert is located at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church at 152 West 66th Street, NY, NY 10023. There will be performances by our MAP Chamber Orchestra and MAP Jazz Ensemble, including Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals”, “Cherokee” by Ray Noble, “Short Story” by Kenny Dorham and more! This event is free and open to the public. Come celebrate 30 years of MAP by attending one of our most anticipated MAP concerts of the season!
RSVP REQUIRED
21
Jun

Make Music NY Mass Appeal: Guitars UPTOWN!

CALLING GUITARISTS OF ALL LEVELS AND BACKGROUNDS! Come learn from amazing guitar teachers in our educational session and play-along in Harlem! *Please bring your own guitar to this event. Guitars not provided. This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
23
Jun

MAP Graduation 2023

The faculty and administration of the Bloomingdale School of Music cordially invites you to attend a ceremony celebrating the Class of 2023 graduates of the Music Access Project.  Celebrating graduating seniors: Alex Campos, Karen Matute, Ghair Perez Ponce, and Honoko Saeki. Join us on Friday, June 23rd at 5:00pm for this very special event! Reception to follow.
RSVP REQUIRED
30
Sep

33rd Annual West 104th Street Block Association Yard Sale

Join us at the 33rd Annual West 104th Street Block Association Yard Sale! Bloomingdale will be joined by more than 60 stalls bursting with second-hand treasures. Bid on gift certificates, antiques, vintage collectibles, posters, photographs, paintings, theater tickets, household items in their original boxes, and services at the Silent Auction. Browse a large selection of novels, plays, poetry, history, biography, children’s books, cookbooks, atlases, dictionaries, and CDs at the Book Sale. Select your family dessert at the Bake Sale. Hunt down a two-dollar labor saver or conversation piece at ‘What-A-Bargain.’ Take a chance in a raffle. Most importantly, join us at our table for some fun music making!! Saturday, September 30, 2023 West 104th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive Open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Free admission
RSVP REQUIRED
06
Oct

Virtuosic Violinistic Folk Inspiration

Concert
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. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
20
Oct

100 Years of Saxophone

Concert
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. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
27
Oct

Brazilian Music for Two Guitars

Concert
A program of Brazilian works for two guitars inspired by such native styles as Bossa nova and Samba. This concert is just the first in a series of events by Guitar at Bloomingdale. Stay tuned for more! Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concert Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
03
Nov

A Tribute to Bill Evans – Bloomingdale’s 59th Birthday Celebration

Concert
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." Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
10
Nov

What’s in a Name?

Concert
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. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
11
Nov

Artemis Guitar Duo

Concert
Join us for a captivating musical experience as Guitar at Bloomingdale proudly presents the Artemis Guitar Duo in concert on Saturday, November 11, at 3pm at Bloomingdale School of Music. This special performance is made possible by the generous support of the Bloomingdale Guitar Training Program led by Dr. José Maldonado, Director of Guitar Studies.
RSVP REQUIRED
17
Nov

American Souvenirs

Concert
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. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
01
Dec

Max Kutner presents “High Flavors”

Concert
Max Kutner and his ensemble perform original alternative and experimental jazz music on a variety of instruments. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concert Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
03
Dec

Remembering Eric Phinney

Concert
Please join us as we remember our beloved friend, teacher, and colleague, Eric Phinney. Remembering Eric Phinney Memorial Concert takes place at 4pm at Advent Lutheran Church 2504 Broadway, NYC. This event is free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
08
Dec

New Faculty Focus

Concert
Join us for a program of solo and chamber works by the newest members of the Bloomingdale faculty on Friday, December 8th at 7pm at Bloomingdale School of Music. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
15
Dec

Bloomingdale Holiday Concert: Holiday Brass!

Concert
Join us for a festive program of holiday brass! A Bloomingdale faculty quintet will perform holiday favorites from the 18th century to the present. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
13
Jan

MAP Chamber Recital

Recital
Join us on January 13th, 2024 at 3pm for our MAP Chamber Recital! In this recital, Music Access Project students perform end of semester chamber recital featuring classical and jazz performances. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in our David Greer Recital Hall. Click button below for more info. No RSVP is required.
RSVP REQUIRED
19
Jan

Ensembles Concert

Concert
Join us on January 19th, 2024, 7pm for our Ensembles Concert featuring Bloomingdale's Guitar Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble, and Jazz Ensembles. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Broadway Presbyterian Church. Click button below for more info.
RSVP REQUIRED
27
Jan

MAP Solo Recital

Recital
Join us on January 27th, 2024, 3pm for our MAP Solo Recital! In this recital, Music Access Project students perform end of semester solo recital featuring classical and jazz performances. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in our David Greer Recital Hall. Click button below for more info. No RSVP is required.
RSVP REQUIRED
27
Jan

12th Annual Guitar Festival

Concert
Join us on January 26th, 2024 at 6:30pm for our 12th Annual Guitar Festival featuring Bloomingdale's Guitar faculty, students, and special guests. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at The Kosciuszko Foundation. Click button below for more info.
RSVP REQUIRED
29
Jan

Virtual Flute Choir Winter Concert

Virtual Concert
Join us on Monday, January 29 at 7:00pm EST for our Virtual Flute Choir Winter Concert! Join us for an evening of great music, silly fun, and amazing costumes! We invite you to attend via the Zoom link and to enjoy the evening brought to you by Bloomingdale's Virtual Flute Choir and choir director, Tereasa Payne.
RSVP REQUIRED
01
Feb

Adult Sharing Hour

Concert
Join us on Thursday, February 1 at 7:30pm for our Sharing Hour for Adult Students! Every semester, Bloomingdale holds public “sharing hours” for our students to share their musical talents. This is an important step in becoming a great musician and we invite you to join us! This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
RSVP REQUIRED
02
Feb

Love Notes: Voice Faculty Song Recital

Concert
The Bloomingdale voice faculty presents a concert exploring love from multiple genres and languages. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
03
Feb

Voice Festival

Recital
Join us on February 3rd, 2024 at 1:30pm for our Voice Festival featuring Bloomingdale's voice faculty, students, and special guest artist Dr. Errik Hood. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at The Church of St. Matthew and St. Timothy. Click button below for more info.
RSVP REQUIRED
09
Feb

The Venetians

Concert
Venice was the hub of musical invention and soloistic virtuosity in the baroque era. Dorian Baroque presents a program tracing the myriad of musical styles flourishing in Venice from the early 1600s to the mid-1700s with chamber music featuring two violins, cello, and harpsichord by composers Giovanni Legrenzi, Antonio Caldara, and Antonio Vivaldi.
RSVP REQUIRED
11
Feb

Instrument Discovery Day!

Open House
Join us on Sunday, February 11 from 11:00am - 1:00pm for our Instrument Discovery Day! During this FREE open house event, people of all ages will have the opportunity to hear, hold, and play instruments like the guitar, trumpet, flute, piano, violin, clarinet, cello and more with the guidance of Bloomingdale’s experienced faculty.
RSVP REQUIRED
01
Mar

A Woman’s Life – Music of Clara Schumann

Concert
In celebration of Woman’s History Month, this concert will be dedicated to the composer, pianist and mother Clara Wieck Schumann. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
02
Mar

Guitar Duos Serenade

Concert
Join us for a captivating musical experience as Guitar at Bloomingdale proudly presents Dúo Copla & Dúo Kaplan-Mansilla in concert on Saturday, March 2, at 3pm at Bloomingdale School of Music. This special performance is made possible by the generous support of the Bloomingdale Guitar Training Program led by Dr. José Maldonado, Director of Guitar Studies.
RSVP REQUIRED
08
Mar

19th Century Guitar Works

Concert
Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of solo guitar as this captivating program takes you on a journey through different musical landscapes. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
09
Mar

An Afternoon of World Premieres: A4TY

Concert
Join us on March 9th, 2024, 3pm for "An Afternoon of World Premieres" featuring our A4TY Student Composing Project student compositions. This is a ticketed event and requires a ticket for entry. Located at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
RSVP REQUIRED
a young girl plays piano and sings her own song that she composed into a microphone
15
Mar

Remembering Ned Rorem

Concert
A recital of music by Ned Rorem in honor of his 100th anniversary. Works will include his Piano Sonata No.2 as well as solo piano transcriptions by Marc Peloquin of various songs and the second movement of his Piano Concerto No. 2. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
16
Mar

Music of U.S.A. Composers – Piano Project

Concert
Now in our 17th year of the Piano Project, we join our celebration of “Music of U.S.A. Composers” with the 60th Anniversary of the Bloomingdale School of Music, founded in 1964, and dedicate this event to the memory of Lawrence Davis (Executive Director 1991-2013) whose vision and artistry embodied the American Spirit.
RSVP REQUIRED
05
Apr

Jamie and Lisa Play Thelonious and Ornette

Concert
A concert of dynamic and freewheeling renditions of music by Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concert Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
06
Apr

MAP Chamber Recital

Recital
Join us on April 6th, 2024 (Time TBD) for our MAP Chamber Recital! In this recital, Music Access Project students perform end of semester chamber recital featuring classical and jazz performances. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in our David Greer Recital Hall. Click button below for more info. No RSVP is required.
RSVP REQUIRED
12
Apr

Fantasy

Concert
This concert features "fantasy" compositions, music representing the free spirit and limitless imagination of the composer, in works from the Baroque to the Modern era. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
19
Apr

The Forgotten Melodies of Nicolai Medtner

Concert
Pianist Roberto Hidalgo performs three richly expressive and haunting sonatas by Russian composer Nikolai Medtner. For the "Sonata-Vocalise" he will be joined by his daughter, soprano Luisa Hidalgo. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
03
May

Benjamin Lees: 100th Birthday Tribute

Concert
This concert celebrates the 100th birthday of distinguished American composer Benjamin Lees. A video retrospective of his work is followed by three compositions, each representing a distinct stylistic period. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
10
May

20th Century Guitar Music from Puerto Rico

Concert
Guitarist José Maldonado presents a concert of 20th century guitar music by composers from Puerto Rico including Ernest Cordero's "Concierto Evocativo" in which he will be joined by pianist Weiwei Zhai. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concert Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
11
May

MAP Solo Recital

Recital
Join us on May 11th, 2024 (Time TBD) for our MAP Solo Recital! In this recital, Music Access Project students perform end of semester solo recital featuring classical and jazz performances. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in our David Greer Recital Hall. Click button below for more info. No RSVP is required.
RSVP REQUIRED
31
May

Potpourri: American Piano Miniatures

Concert
Judith Olson and her students perform solos and duets by a diverse group of American composers including "Sketches in Color" by Robert Starer and Gordon Sherwood’s little-known "Sonata in Blue" for four-hands. Bloomingdale's Free Faculty Concerts Series takes place most Fridays at 7pm in our David Greer Concert Hall. These events are free and open to the public.
RSVP REQUIRED
04
May

MAP Solo Graduation Recital

Recital
Join us on May 4th, 2024 (Time TBD) for our MAP Solo Graduation Recital! In this recital, Music Access Project seniors perform end of the year solo recital featuring classical and jazz performances. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in our David Greer Recital Hall. Click button below for more info. No RSVP is required.
RSVP REQUIRED
15
Jun

MAP Chamber Orchestra Concert

Join us on June 15th, 2024 for our MAP Chamber Orchestra Concert featuring our talented Music Access Project students. Come celebrate 31 years of MAP by attending one of our most anticipated MAP concerts of the season! This event is free and open to the public and location is currently TBD. Click button below for more info. No RSVP is required.
RSVP REQUIRED
an orchestra playing a classical piece of music, including violins, woodwinds, cello, piano, and percussion
21
Jun

Ensembles Concert

Concert
Join us on June 21st, 2024, 7pm for our Ensembles Concert featuring Bloomingdale's Guitar Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble, and Jazz Ensembles. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Broadway Presbyterian Church. Click button below for more info.
RSVP REQUIRED

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