Spring 2019 Concert

Mostly French: Music of Lully, Rameau, Debussy and Dvorak. Clarinetist Eric Umble performs the Debussy Rhapsody. Michael F. Tietz conducts.

Winter 2019 Concert

Winter 2019 Concert

It’s a classical and neoclassical program featuring Mozart, Haydn, and Stravinsky (after Pergolesi, or maybe not). New York Philharmonic bassist Timothy Cobb performs a concerto by the Italian romantic Bottesini. Michael F. Tietz conducts.

Autumn 2018 Concert

Autumn 2018 Concert

Violinist Yaegy Park returns to join the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Music director Michael F. Tietz leads, in a program that includes the Carmen Suite No. 1 and Hindemith’s rousing “Symphonic Metamorphosis.”

Chamber Music Concert 2018

Chamber Music Concert 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Broadway Presbyterian Church
114th and Broadway, New York City

Samuel Scheidt
Canzon Cornetto 

Emily Whildin, Jen Luzzo, Brian Metcalf, Tom McGee, Trumpets

J. S. Bach
Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079, No. 8

Mary Duncan Brust, Flute
Harriet Levine, Violin
Lenny Mims, ‘Cello
Carolyn Friedman, Piano

Anton Arensky
Variations on a Theme by Tchaikowsky, Op. 35a

Sue Yang, Violin
Tom Frenkel, Viola
Sonna Kim, ‘Cello
Mike Tietz, ‘Cello

Erwin Schulhoff 
Trio Concertante (1927) 
I Andante con moto
II Furiant
III Andante
IV Rondino

Martha Somach, Flute
Anita Maresh, Viola
Norman Lotz, Bass

Clara Schumann
Three Romances for Piano and Violin, Op. 22

Arlene Hajinlian, Piano
Guy Kettelhack, Violin

Elliott Carter
Canon for 3 (In memoriam Igor Stravinsky) 

Brian Metcalf, Jen Luzzo, Emily Whildin, Trumpets

György Ligeti
Sechs Bagatellen (1953)
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Rubato. Lamentoso
III. Allegro grazioso
IV. Presto ruvido
V. Adagio. Mesto
VI. Molto vivace. Capriccioso

Renee Oakford, Flute
Eliot Friedman, Oboe
Stephen Loffredo, Clarinet
Liz Dejean, French Horn
Kukiko Mitani, Bassoon

Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. L. Atovmian)
Five Pieces For Two Violins and Piano
1. Prelude
2. Gavotte
3. Elegy

Djurdjaja Vucinic, Piano
Nem Pejovic, Violin
Richard Epstein, ‘Cello

Paul Hindemith

Brian Metcalf, Jen Luzzo, Trumpets
Peter Huitzacua, French Horn
Carl Reinlib, Trombone

Louis Vierne
String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 12
I Lento – Adagio agitato
II Intermezzo – Leggiero non troppo vivo

Laura Mole, Violin
Kurt Behnke, ‘Cello
Louise Moed, Violins
Tom Frenkel, Viola

Spring 2018 Concert

Spring 2018 Concert

Daniel Epstein returns to The Broadway Bach Ensemble in a performance of Brahms’ epic Second Piano Concerto. Music director and conductor Mike Tietz leads, along with music of Antonio Rosetti and a Concerto Grosso by Telemann. Soloists for the Telemann are:

Tom McGee, Dan Caplivski and Brian Metcalf, trumpets;
Eliot Friedman and Jane Deckoff, oboes;
Ed Gonzales, timpani.

Winter 2018 Concert

Winter 2018 Concert

Guest conductor and composer Victoria Bond returns with music from the stage and more. WQXR midday host Annie Bergen will narrate Bond’s work “Thinking Like A Mountain.”

A Composers Now Festival Event

The Composers Now Festival celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices, and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together myriad performances ranging in genre from jazz to indie, classical to post-classical, experimental to folk, and beyond. Composers will be in attendance at all events. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York.

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Autumn Concert 2017

Autumn Concert 2017

Music director Mike Tietz teams up with trumpet soloist Kevin Quill in music of Bach, Arutiunian and, in honor of Reformation Sunday, Mendelssohn’s “Reformation” Symphony.

Chamber Music Concert 2017

Chamber Music Concert 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Broadway Presbyterian Church
114th and Broadway, New York City

Igor Stravinsky
Fanfare for a New Theater

Tom McGee and Brian Metcalf, trumpet

Antonín Dvořák
Largo from the New World Symphony (Symphony No. 9)*

Nina Basescu, Harriet Levine, Jack Levy and Olivia Stockard, violins
Nancy Dunetz, Jeff Hertzberg, violas
Lenny Mims, Mike Tietz, ‘celli

Benjamin Britten
Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury

Jen Luzzo, Tom McGee and Brian Metcalf, trumpets

Samuel Barber
Summer Music

Renée Oakford, flute
Eliot Friedman, oboe
Steve Loffredo, clarinet
Kukiko Mitani, bassoon
Liz Dejean, horn

John Curtin (arranger)
The Water is Wide (Folk Song Variations for Smallpipes and Strings)

Nina Basescu, violin
Lenny Mims, ‘cello
Mike Tietz, smallpipes

Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Quartet, Op 16, 1st movement

Olivia Stockard, violin
Jeff Hertzberg, viola
Lenny Mims, ‘cello
Verna MacCornack, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano, K. 304

Guy Kettelhack, violin
Arlene Hajinlian, piano

Antonín Dvořák
Largo from the New World Symphony (Symphony No. 9) *

Renée Oakford, flute
Eliot Friedman, English horn
Steve Loffredo, clarinet
Kukiko Mitani, bassoon
Liz Dejean, horn

* Presented as part of the New York Philharmonic’s “New World Initiative”

Spring Concert 2017

Spring Concert 2017

For our Spring, 2017, concert, guest artists Teresa Cheung and Sophie Shao team up with the orchestra in music of Brahms and Elgar.

Important Note: Uptown local #1 trains won’t be stopping between 96th and 168th this weekend. You’ll need to go uptown to 168th, then take the downtown #1 to 116th Street.

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