Wednesday, May 13, 12:10 PM
The Klezmer Tradition – Best known to Downtown Music audiences for his stellar recitals of the classical repertoire, clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky has appeared at some of the world’s major klezmer music festivals, and toured Israel and Europe with a klezmer trio and toured Israel and Europe with a Klezmer Trio. A founding member of the Jewish Arts Ensemble of New York, he is joined at the piano by Anna Vinnitsky, who has appeared at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig and Orchestra Hall in Chicago.
Wednesday, May 20, 12:10 PM
REBEL Plays Mozart: Jörg-Michael Schwarz, violin; Karen Marie Marmer, viola; John Moran, cello and Dongsok Shin, fortepiano, principals of the celebrated REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, play works of W.A. Mozart for strings and fortepiano.
Wednesday, May 27, 12:10 PM
Gilda Lyons, a composer and vocalist who is a fierce advocate of contemporary music, has commissioned and premiered new works by dozens of composers. Of her performance in Daron Hagen’s “Shining Brow” (Buffalo Philharmonic/Falletta) (Naxos), David Shengold of Opera, UK writes “Gilda Lyons’s clear soprano compels admiration.” She is joined at the piano by Daron Hagen, one of America’s most prominent, prolific, and respected composers. All eight of his major operas are currently in production or revival throughout the U.S., Europe, or Asia. The program includes music of Blitzstein, Brel, Hagen, Lyons, Sondheim and Weill. A Downtown Music debut.