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Chelsea Opera
Artist

Now in its 15th season, Chelsea Opera presents fully staged operas with chamber orchestra, a concert series, and other musical endeavors. Founded in 2004 by professional singers Lynne Hayden-Findlay and Leonarda Priore, Chelsea Opera has given hundreds of artists the chance to practice their craft in a supportive professional setting. Chelsea Opera's productions of new and classic repertoire provide enthusiasts and newcomers the chance to see high quality productions with chamber orchestra in a relaxed and welcoming location with ticket prices that are affordable to a broad spectrum of the community. Performances take place in locations where the intimacy and superior acoustics make the experience exceedingly attractive for all involved.

Austrian Cultural Forum NY
Concert Series

With its architectural landmark building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 100 free events annually and showcases Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York.

Admiral Launch Duo
Artist

Embracing the unlikely combination of saxophone and harp, the Admiral Launch Duo (Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone and Jennifer R. Ellis, harp) performs groundbreaking commissions, unexpected transcriptions, and improvisations. Named for the Admiral butterfly and launched at the Fresh Inc Festival in 2013, the duo has since appeared at venues coast-to-coast. Hulting-Cohen is on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Ellis is credited with more than 80 world premieres. The Duo has spent several years researching and commissioning repertoire for this unusual but beautiful ensemble.

Baby Got Bach
Concert Series

The interactive concert series Baby Got Bach, hailed as "magical" and a "wonderful carnival of musical exploration," was founded by concert pianist Orli Shaham in 2010. As Artistic Director, she draws on both her background as an internationally renowned musician and her experience as the mother of young children. Designed for children ages 3-6 and their families, Baby Got Bach features live chamber music in a participatory format. The concerts feature hands-on activities followed by performances that encourage audience participation and develop listening skills.

Baruch Performing Arts Center
Concert Series

Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) is an active presence in the heart of Manhattan. Located just east of the Chelsea neighborhood, BPAC presents world class Classical music, Jazz, Pop, theater, dance, literary and spoken word, film, and talks. BPAC's 2018/19 season features pianist Guy Livingston's Dada at the Movies; recitals by Joshua Roman (cello), Tessa Lark (violin), and Brian Mulligan (baritone voice); chamber ensembles Canadian Guitar Quartet, Israeli Chamber Project, and the Alexander String Quartet; and the New York premiere of composer Huang Ruo's opera Bound, co-presented by Fresh Squeezed Opera

Victoria Bond
Composer

A major force in 21st century concert music, Victoria Bond leads a dual career as composer and conductor. Her compositions have been praised by the New York Times as "powerful, stylistically varied and technically demanding," and her conducting has been called “impassioned” by the Wall Street Journal and “full of energy and fervor” by the New York Times.

Victoria Bond's new groundbreaking opera, Mrs. President, tells the true story of  Victoria Woodhull, who, in 1872, was the first female candidate to run for the US presidency. Anchorage Opera presented the premiere of the newly orchestrated score of Mrs. President in October, 2012. 

Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival
Music Festival

Composer and conductor Victoria Bond is the founder and director of Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival. CEC has been called "a full-throttle commitment to contemporary music" by Chamber Music America, and "a gift to New Yorkers thirsty for new sounds" by Time Out New York. Over the course of 21 years, Cutting Edge Concerts has presented 305 works by 191 composers on 66 concerts. Each program highlights the music of living composers, all of whom attend the concert. Along with performances by world-class ensembles and soloists, each program features on-stage discussions between host Victoria Bond and the composers.

Defiant Requiem
Artist

Created and conducted by Maestro Murry Sidlin, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín features a full performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem Mass. The performance includes actors, historic film footage from Terezín and interviews with original chorus members relating the full, impassioned story of how and why these Jewish prisoners, who faced death every day, chose to learn and perform the Verdi Requiem during their darkest hours.

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín has been performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Lincoln Center in New York City; in Jerusalem as part of the Israel Festival in May 2012; before an audience of 5,000 in Budapest in 2010; at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague; and in Terezín itself. The concert was performed in Berlin on March 4, 2014.

The Defiant Requiem Foundation, in partnership with Partisan Pictures, produced Defiant Requiem, a moving and powerful feature-length documentary film that tells the inspirational story of how and why conductor Rafael Schächter recruited a chorus of 150 fellow prisoners and taught them the powerful and enormously demanding Verdi Requiem by rote.  Narrated by actor Bebe Neuwirth, the film has been broadcast on PBS and on BBC4 in the U.K and received numerous awards nationwide, including two Emmy nominations.

François-Xavier Poizat
Artist

Acclaimed for his "effortless technique and boundless color" (Jed Distler of Gramophone), Swiss-French pianist François-Xavier Poizat has performed in 26 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas, all before his 30th birthday.  François-Xavier Poizat was catapulted onto the international stage at the age of 12 when Martha Argerich invited him to perform at the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, recognizing his ‘’deep lyricism and remarkable virtuosity’’. He has since performed with orchestras including Svizzera Italiana Orchestra, the National du Capitole de Toulouse, and the Zürich Chamber Orchestra, under the batons of Neeme Järvi, Thierry Fischer, and Bernard Labadie, among many others. 

Christopher Houlihan, Organist
Artist

Organist Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists, praised by the media as “gifted” (New York Times), “dazzling” (Wall Street Journal), and “eloquent” (Los Angeles Times). He has performed in celebrated venues in major cities across North America and Europe, as well as at numerous conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. Houlihan holds the position of John Rose College Organist-and-Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., succeeding his former teacher John Rose.

Momenta Quartet and the Momenta Festival
Music Festival

Momenta: the plural of momentum – four individuals in motion towards a common goal. This is the idea behind the Momenta Quartet, whose eclectic vision encompasses contemporary music of all aesthetic backgrounds alongside great music from the recent and distant past. The New York City-based quartet has premiered over 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised by The New York Times for its “diligence, curiosity and excellence.” In the words of The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, “few American players assume Haydn’s idiom with such ease.”

Orli Shaham, Pianist
Artist
A consummate musician recognized for her grace and vitality, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists.
Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra
Artist

Based in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood of New York City, the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra is a professional ensemble that presents free concerts to the community. 2018-2019 marks the orchestra’s fourth season. Comprised of musicians from Upper Manhattan, the orchestra presents engaging concerts with a diverse repertoire; including favorite classical works, genre bending crossover pieces, and works by living composers.

The WHCO was founded in 2015 by conductor and music director Chris Whittaker. The WHCO strives to engage the people of Washington Heights and neighboring communities through exemplary musical performances and innovative educational programming. All concerts are at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church at the corner of Fort Washington Avenue and West 181st Street. The WHCO is a non-profit performing arts organization.