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2019 Young Artist Concerto - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
We are proud to present the winner of our Young Artist Concerto competition, and more, in the beautiful space of Saint Peter's in midtown NYC. Four high-level young soloists competed strongly in the finals, and the winner this year is Ms. Jiaxun Caroline Yao, cellist, who will perform the cello concerto by Edward Elgar, Op. 85.
Also on the program will be an exciting new work by composer Balint Karosi (2018) featuring Hungarian clarinet soloist Gábor Varga, and the youthful Serenade for orchestra by Leó Weiner, Op. 3 (1906).
Mozart's Birthday Celebration - Saturday, January 26th, 2019 7:30pm
Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions district winner Christine Lyons performs Exsultate, Jubilate, and timpanist Charles Kiger performs in the "Serenade notturna" K.239 for strings and timpani.
Members of the Spectrum Symphony and award-winning pianist Hsin-I Huang perform the piano-woodwind quintet K.452, and trios from the Mozart-Bach Preludes and Fugues, K.404a.
The programs concludes with Mozart's "Linz" Symphony no. 36.
A reception follows. Join us!
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Young Artist Concerto and a new work by Balint Karosi - Wednesday, March 13th Concerto applicants Click here for info.
Wednesday March 13 at Saint Peter's Church. Stay tuned for concert details.
MASS in F - New York premiere
by Prince Józef Michał Poniatowski, 1867
Choir, Soloists, and Orchestra
Thurs, June 7, 2018, 7pm
St. Bart's on Park Ave, NYC
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MOZART'S BIRTHDAY CONCERT 1/27/2018
Mozart's Birthday Concert and Reception
Saturday, January 27th, 7:30 PM
Hsin-I Huang, pianist;
Sidney Outlaw, baritone;
David A. Grunberg, conductor;
- Mozart: Overture to Cosi fan tutte K.588;
- Nick DiBerardino: "To the Colors" for orchestra (NY Premiere);
– Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 17 in G, K.453
- "Hai gia vinta la causa" from Le Nozze di Figaro;
- "Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo" from Cosi fan tutte;
– Mozart: Symphony no. 35 “Haffner” K.385
Location: Holy Apostles Church
296 Ninth Avenue NYC 10001,
Concert, and reception to meet the artists following the concert!
Admission $20 and $30
Young Artist Concerto Winner
Friday, October 20th, 2017 8PM
Introducing the first-place winner of our 2017 Young Artist Concerto Competition: Noam Ginsparg, cellist.
Noam Ginsparg, cellist;
David A. Grunberg, conductor;
- Nicolas Repetto
: Danse Diabolique for strings (2014, NY premiere)
– Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra, Op. 33;
And, continuing our Beethoven cycle:
- Symphony no. 8 in F, Op. 93
Location: Broadway Presbyterian Church
601 West 114th St., on Broadway. 8 PM.
Alberto Ginastera: "celebration of broad influence and far flung affinity, generous in scope and presentation"
Thank you Lucid Culture! Review: "One of the most transcendent concerts of 2016"
"The Spectrum Symphony ... have a lush, experienced gravitas,"
"rich with color and attention to dynamic shifts"
Concert review 1/23/2016
Recent New Music Reviews and Audio
"The orchestra had opened with the New York premiere of an even more explosive if considerably shorter piece, Philip Wharton‘s There Was a Star Danced, which followed the initial big bang resonance through rapifire showers of sparks from the violins and then what became wryly jaunty, rhythmic jousting." - LucidCulture
HEAR IT: There Was a Star Danced by Philip Wharton (NY premiere)
"By contrast, the world premiere of Jun Yi Chow’s Serenade mashed up a lively neoromantic drive, a big, acidic fanfare and an austerely otherworldly, circular string conclusion, in the process channeling a hundred years of orchestral music." - LucidCulture
HEAR IT: Serenade by JunYi Chow (world premiere)