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Curiouser and Curiouser: Adventures in Perception and Reality
7:00 PM19:00

Curiouser and Curiouser: Adventures in Perception and Reality

  • Milbank Chapel, Teachers College - Columbia University (map)
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Take a romp down the rabbit hole as we explore how the framing of stories affects our perception of reality and truth.  You'll see and hear a re-framing of these characters and stories as told by composers Richard Strauss, Roberto Cavalli, G. F. Händel, Lee Hoiby, Vincenzo Bellini, W.A. Mozart, and Jules Massenet.

Music includes arias, songs, and ensembles featuring the stories:

  • Dafne and Apollo
  • Ariel
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Sophie, Octavian, and the Marschallin


  • Lindsey Blackhurst, soprano
  • Esha Datta, soprano
  • Stephanie Feigenbaum, mezzo-soprano
  • John Cuk, piano
  • Enrique Orengo, cello


And video media commentary by Rochester, MN young actors: Haven Honermann, Jessy Rehmann, and Dre Withers.



$15 General Admission

Free to Teachers College Students and Faculty at the door

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Infinite Hope with Musica Viva
5:00 PM17:00

Infinite Hope with Musica Viva

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., an icon, a leader, and a transcendental figure, was assassinated. Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, the Musica Viva NY choir and the Aeolus Quartet celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King in this commemorative program.


A Sermon from the Mountain: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Musica Viva NY choir, Aeolus Quartet, James Dargan, baritone, Trent Johnson, piano and David Rockefeller, Jr., narrator

String Quartet in F major Op. 96, “American”
Aeolus Quartet

Precious Lord, Take my Hand Thomas Dorsey
Elijah Rock (arr. Moses G. Hogan)
There is a Balm in Gilead William L. Dawson
Musica Viva NY choir

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Through the Looking Glass: Reflections of Power
to Nov 18

Through the Looking Glass: Reflections of Power

Join us for a musical exploration of nostalgia, fallacy, and reality of power within our society: how we take it, how it's taken from us, and what we do about it. The evening features three works by contemporary composers (Robert Bradshaw, Beata Moon, and Harry Stafylakis) and singers Lindsey Blackhurst (soprano), Hannah Balash (mezzo soprano), Will Berman (baritone), Esha Datta (soprano), and Drew Watson (tenor), Red Wierenga (accordion), and pianist Dura Jun. Songs will include classical arias, art songs, ensembles, jazz, and folk tunes.

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The Wheel and the Sphere: Musica Viva Concert
5:00 PM17:00

The Wheel and the Sphere: Musica Viva Concert

Carl Orff’s most iconic work, Carmina Burana, kicks off Musica Viva NY’s 40th season with energy and excitement. Also on the program is the New York premiere of the impactful Sphaera by French composer Guillaume Connesson.


Carmina Burana



The Musica Viva NY Choir and The Allen-Stevenson School Chorus

Devony SmithShabnam Abedi, sopranos; Shawn Bartels, tenor; and Alex Lawrence, baritone.

Sandbox Percussion

Pianists Margaret Kampmeier and Nelson Padgett

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Cabaret with Central City Chorus - Circles of Love: Songs about Friends & Family
6:00 PM18:00

Cabaret with Central City Chorus - Circles of Love: Songs about Friends & Family

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The Central City Chorus Presents
The Ninth Annual Central City Cabaret

Circles of Love 
Songs About Friends & Family
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 6:00 PM
53 Below @ Broadway (fka Broadway Baby)
Located downstairs at The Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues 

Doors open at 5:15 PM
Tickets $20, 2-drink minimum per person
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Tickets also available with cash at the door.

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Defiant - with One World Symphony
8:00 PM20:00

Defiant - with One World Symphony

One World Symphony
One World Symphony Vocal Artists
Sung Jin Hong, Artistic Director and Conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven: from Symphony No. 7 (1813)
Margaret Allison Bonds: The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1942)
Valerie Capers: “Winter,” Song of the Seasons (1987)*
Rob Adler: تَقْسِيم‎‎ (Taqsim, 2017 world premiere)*
Michael Mandrin: Sürgün (Exile, 2017 world premiere)* 
Meditation on a poem by Bejan Matur
Charlie Chaplin: from The Great Dictator (1940) 
(2017, world premiere for symphony by Sung Jin Hong)*
Michelle Obama: Shaken Me to My Core 
(2017, world premiere for symphony and vocalists by Sung Jin Hong)*

*Living composers

also featuring members from the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York sharing the traditional Sanskrit song, Mahishasura Mardini

Sunday, January 22, 2017
8:00 p.m. 
Church of the Holy Apostles 
296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street

All Tickets: $20
Seating is limited. 
Tickets may be purchased in advance online here >> 
or at the door 15 minutes prior to the performance.

During World War II, Charlie Chaplin appealed for a new world where tolerance, love, and kindness reigned. His impassioned speech from the 1940 film The Great Dictator resonates today more than ever. Seventy-six years later, with vocal gravitas, Michelle Obama delivered an ardent address condemning the abuse and harassment of women. Not only did her words crystallize feelings of outrage and hurt, her message went beyond the politics of the moment. It tapped far deeper into the heart of the issue — confronting our future as brothers and sisters and our shared humanity.

What would happen if each one of us adopted Beethoven's approach with unassailable optimism and pathos? What if we each accordingly acted to transform ourselves first and...

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7:00 PM19:00

Central City Chorus - Food of Love Concert

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM
St. Luke in the Fields
487 Hudson Street  View Map >

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Musical settings of William Shakespeare in commemoration
of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death

  • Harpsonnets* — James Bassi
  • The Food of Love, Book 1† — Gary Carpenter
  • “Spring” from The Food of Love, Book 2† — Gary Carpenter
  • “When Daffodils Begin to Peer” from The Food of Love, Book 3† — Gary Carpenter
  • When time is broke‡ — Cecilia McDowall
  • “Fear no more” from The Frogs — Stephen Sondheim (arr. David Wordsworth)
  • Serenade to Music — Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • * Commissioned and premièred by Central City Chorus in 2004
  • † U.S. première
  • ‡ New York première
  • Rita Costanzi, harp
  • Elizabeth Derham, violi



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7:30 PM19:30

One Christmas Long Ago

An opera in one act

Words & Music by William Mayer

ARDEA ARTS proudly announces William Mayer's charming holiday opera, ONE CHRISTMAS LONG AGO. This unique work, with its heartwarming story and stunning music, features an outstanding star cast of soloists. The performance is dedicated to composer William Mayer who turned 90 this year and who is being feted by OPERA AMERICA this month for his lifetime of musical achievements. Mr Mayer will be present at the performance.

Partnering with Metro Baptist Church, we invite one and all to mark DECEMBER 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm on your calendars.

$10 for seniors

Metro Baptist Church
410 W. 40th Street
New York, NY

December 11, 2015

7:30 PM

1 hour

Producer: Ardea Arts
Director: Grethe Barrett Holby
Producing Director: Gloria Parker
Music Director: Saffron Chung

One Christmas long ago in a far-away country, there stood a giant cathedral with a bell tower so high it was veiled in a mist. Around these bells had grown through the years a legend and a ceremony: only when a very special gift was given did the bells ring, and then of their own accord, their delicate tones pealing down through the clouds. At the time of our story they had not been heard within human memory.

Two small boys journey through the snowy countryside excited to celebrate the Christmas festivities at the Cathedral and offer their gift to the Christ child. Along the way they find a beggar woman half frozen in the snow and must decide whether to continue their journey, or offer aid. What happens next is a Christmas miracle – born of a selfless act in the name of another…

Time: Christmas Eve
Place: A Far-away Kingdom

For further infromation please e-mail or call 212-431-7039

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8:00 PM20:00

Bernstein Remembered

A wonderful concert of Bernstein songs and a great cast of people!  Lloyd Arriola music directs, conducts, and plays the piano.

Not only will I be singing in fantastic ensemble numbers and hearing a ton of great known and more obscure Bernstein music, I have the privilege of singing "Duet for One" from the musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in which I will portray both Julia Grant and Lucy Hayes over the course of the song!  


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7:30 PM19:30

Searching For Connections - a Musical Review of New Work by Tom Slot

I'm thrilled to be involved in both NEW MUSIC and musical theatre!  I haven't done either in a long time.  It's been wonderful to work with Tom Slot again, having worked with and met him first doing a reading of his musical Father of Songs in 2009.

Tom's work is interesting, poetic, humorous, poignant and toe-tapping.  These pieces are no exception!  They are snippets from three of his new musicals, Dream 70 (a setting of A Midsummer Night's Dream moved to the 1970s), Girls Can't Be Superheroes (a children's musical about, yes!, a superhero who is a girl!), and Father of Songs (a rock musical based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice).  

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